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Re: OT: How to mix guitar/synth/drum machines? Guitar DI vs Amp?

The hardest challenge is in the mid range frequency band. When
blending guitar and fat synths you usually get a better result if
cutting away then if adding EQ. The "awesome guitar sound" that you
create when being on your own and plugging into an amp rarely works in
an ensemble situation since it tends to be too fat (just doesn't leave
enough space for the other stuff and doesn't cut through well either).
Finally, playing ridiculously tight and articulated can be good; it
might sound stiff if listening only to the guitar (or synth) but in
the mix it usually works better also "sound-wise".

Greetings from Sweden

Per Boysen

On Tue, Mar 13, 2012 at 8:49 PM, bill bigrig <billbigrig@yahoo.com> wrote:
> This may be inane, but I love my Paia "Stack-in-a-box". Tube overdrive, 
> cab
> sim, etc. They also offer a "Quadrafuzz". I'm still building it so can't
> vouch for it yet. In front of the "SITB" it might add even more sound. 
> You
> have to build them though. If you can solder, you're set.
> Rig
> ________________________________
> From: Marcus Kirby <marcusloops@gmail.com>
> To: Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com
> Sent: Thursday, March 1, 2012 8:15 PM
> Subject: OT: How to mix guitar/synth/drum machines? Guitar DI vs Amp?
> I'm using a mono synth, guitar with a bunch of pedals, and some drum 
> samples
> in ableton.
> I have a bit to haul around, so I'm trying to minimize the amount of
> equipment that I have. Which leads me to....
> Issue One: Guitar DI vs Amp
> I have a fender bandmaster reverb that sounds amazing. It isn't feasible 
> to
> carry around the amp+cab, pedals, keyboards, etc. This has led me to 
> going
> DI, but alas, it sounds bad. I've considered a small 1x12 mic'ed, but 
> then
> the fullness of the guitar starts to take everything over. Is there any 
> way
> to get a decent sound running DI? Can I somehow run a dummy load from my 
> amp
> head, then send the line out signal to my interface? What about running 
> the
> output of ableton to my tube amp?
> Issue Two: Analog Synth and Guitars
> I use my mono synth mainly for bass sounds. I would like to get a juno at
> some point, but for now, I'm sampling the synth and doing poly that way. 
> I
> have a hard time figuring out how extreme the eq'ing should be though. 
> Does
> anyone have suggested reading material for mixing guitar and analog 
> synths?
> Issue Three: Mixing electronic sounds and acoustic sounds
> Is anyone else mixing acoustic sounds and electronic sounds? I'm having
> issues with the electronics sounding a bit sterile. I've even tried
> synthesizing my own sounds to match the guitar, but it seems to be a
> constant problem.