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Miss Anthropy
Perkone
Posted - 2007.06.13 14:24:00 - [1]
 

I was wondering if anyone knows of a foot pedal that connects up between my guitar and amp and allows me to record riffs that I can play back after. I used to record simple riffs on an old stereo (years ago) and then play lead guitar along to the riff. I'm just wondering if there's any foot pedals that can do something similar so I can play along to it.

Kaeten
Hybrid Syndicate
Posted - 2007.06.13 14:46:00 - [2]
 

Hmm a pedal. Never thought of that. I normally run all my recordings through my computer. Simple AUX in port in your sound card can be used to take in guitar. Then in such programs such as Cubase you can record them in and fiddle about. Distortion can come from your amp or whatever before you connect it to the computer. Alternative to using a pedal to do playbacks.


Miss Anthropy
Perkone
Posted - 2007.06.13 14:52:00 - [3]
 

Edited by: Miss Anthropy on 13/06/2007 14:58:48
I had thought of that but I don't want to have to upgrade my PC further. I'd need to get a new sound card with a front panel that allows for guitar cables, then fork out for Cubase which is probably stupidly expensive. Besides upgrading my PC, I really don't fancy having to learn a complex music package. Foot pedals are much easier; fiddle with dials, step on, step off. And they don't crash, need restarting/rebooting or need patches to fix bugs.

EDIT: Just looked around for Cubase and saw to my dismay that it costs 500. Adding to that a new soundcard and I'm looking at around 600-650. A 100 foot pedal that could do similiar is definately a cheaper option. All I want to do is record some riffs, not rewrite Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.

Xavier Kallen
Posted - 2007.06.13 15:57:00 - [4]
 

Digitech JamMan and the Boss Loop Station are 2 that come to mind. But there are many more depending on price range and other features you may or may not be interested in. Look hear and search under Pedals & Effects.

http://www.musiciansfriend.com

Emarziel
Posted - 2007.06.13 16:01:00 - [5]
 

I would suggest getting a line 6 pod. This means that you can install the pod onto your PC, plug your guitar lead into the pod and then the pod runs into your USB port.

Ive used them to record songs, and its very good for it, you can record pretty much anything through it with any kind of effect you can want.

http://line6.com/podxt/

This model costs about 230 so I'm not sure if thats beyond what you want to spend but i think there is smaller versions available.

Also on a software note, there is cheaper software than cubasis that is alot easier to use. Cubasis used to be very good but I find the latest versions are a bit too fiddly. For quick basic recordings try using Acid or Audacity which are both pretty good and simple to use

Marquis Dean
Caldari
Indigo Fade
Posted - 2007.06.13 16:07:00 - [6]
 

@ the guy above me.

The POD doesn't do that. Line6 might do recording software, but they aren't in any way related to the POD, at lesat as far as I know. Of course, this could just mean that Line6 have screwed me.

@ the OP. Yeah, the Boss Loopstation is something along the lines of what you need. Don't buy a second rate brand, they'll always suck.



Miss Anthropy
Perkone
Posted - 2007.06.13 17:00:00 - [7]
 

Originally by: Marquis Dean
@ the guy above me.

The POD doesn't do that. Line6 might do recording software, but they aren't in any way related to the POD, at lesat as far as I know. Of course, this could just mean that Line6 have screwed me.

@ the OP. Yeah, the Boss Loopstation is something along the lines of what you need. Don't buy a second rate brand, they'll always suck.



Cool... I've had a look at the Loop Station online and it seems just what I was looking for. Thanks for the heads up.

Emarziel
Posted - 2007.06.13 22:02:00 - [8]
 

Originally by: Marquis Dean
@ the guy above me.

The POD doesn't do that. Line6 might do recording software, but they aren't in any way related to the POD, at lesat as far as I know. Of course, this could just mean that Line6 have screwed me.

@ the OP. Yeah, the Boss Loopstation is something along the lines of what you need. Don't buy a second rate brand, they'll always suck.





Line 6 do make the pod please check the link, which takes you to the line 6 website with the POD xt on it. Wink

However i probably worded what i meant wrong, I didn't mean you can record into it, rather use it as a preamp to run the guitar into your PC without needing a guitar jack port added onto your PC. So you record through the amp into your pc and play it back.

Bosie
THE C0RP
Posted - 2007.06.13 22:20:00 - [9]
 

I used to have a Zoom pedal that allowed me to do that, along with a built in drum machine.

Jon Engel
Intaki Security and Intelligence
Ishuk-Raata Enforcement Directive
Posted - 2007.06.14 05:21:00 - [10]
 

Edited by: Jon Engel on 14/06/2007 05:22:13
http://www.guitarcenter.com/shop/recording/navigation/cd-recording-burners-recording?N=100005+324740


Not sure what country your from. Thats where I used to buy all my shizzle. Decent recording gear, fair prices.


Just get a pedal board. some of them have all the inputs you need as well even for recording.

Miss Anthropy
Perkone
Posted - 2007.06.14 08:20:00 - [11]
 

Originally by: Jon Engel
Edited by: Jon Engel on 14/06/2007 05:22:13
http://www.guitarcenter.com/shop/recording/navigation/cd-recording-burners-recording?N=100005+324740


Not sure what country your from. Thats where I used to buy all my shizzle. Decent recording gear, fair prices.


Just get a pedal board. some of them have all the inputs you need as well even for recording.


I'm from the UK. I buy all my gear from Dolphin or Guitar Village.

Celador Nane
Desard's Nation
Cha0s Theory
Posted - 2007.06.14 09:39:00 - [12]
 

Yeah, i have that problem ,so ive learned to play riffs and lead at the same time Laughing

Your little finger is 4tw in this case.

But if youve really gotta, you can some s****y amps/pedals with USB connections that allow you to play directly into your computer. But imo they never sound "Real", kinda kind the backing guitar to a pop song :/


Miss Anthropy
Perkone
Posted - 2007.06.14 10:14:00 - [13]
 

Originally by: Celador Nane
Yeah, i have that problem ,so ive learned to play riffs and lead at the same time Laughing

Your little finger is 4tw in this case.

But if youve really gotta, you can some s****y amps/pedals with USB connections that allow you to play directly into your computer. But imo they never sound "Real", kinda kind the backing guitar to a pop song :/




I don't like the idea of plugging my guitar into a computer to play. I'm a traditionalist when it comes to music. Guitar -> Effects Pedals -> Amp = music. I'd prefer to play without some of my pedals too, but in my house I don't have the luxury of turning my amp up full to get classic overdrive sounds, so I have to resort to pedals for overdrive/distortion.

That Boss pedal sounds the business. Costs a fair bit though (even the lowest end variant).

Celador Nane
Desard's Nation
Cha0s Theory
Posted - 2007.06.14 10:17:00 - [14]
 

Yeah i totall agree tbh, the less gizmos u put your guitar into the better, i stick to my trusty marshall stack and jackhammer pedal Twisted Evil

Besides you loose the true accustics of a room when you go the tech route for music anyway.

What genre of music do your guys play out of curiosity?

Marquis Dean
Caldari
Indigo Fade
Posted - 2007.06.14 11:57:00 - [15]
 

Originally by: Miss Anthropy
Originally by: Jon Engel
Edited by: Jon Engel on 14/06/2007 05:22:13
http://www.guitarcenter.com/shop/recording/navigation/cd-recording-burners-recording?N=100005+324740


Not sure what country your from. Thats where I used to buy all my shizzle. Decent recording gear, fair prices.


Just get a pedal board. some of them have all the inputs you need as well even for recording.


I'm from the UK. I buy all my gear from Dolphin or Guitar Village.


Try GAK

Kaeten
Hybrid Syndicate
Posted - 2007.06.14 12:18:00 - [16]
 

Originally by: Miss Anthropy
Edited by: Miss Anthropy on 13/06/2007 14:58:48
I had thought of that but I don't want to have to upgrade my PC further. I'd need to get a new sound card with a front panel that allows for guitar cables, then fork out for Cubase which is probably stupidly expensive. Besides upgrading my PC, I really don't fancy having to learn a complex music package. Foot pedals are much easier; fiddle with dials, step on, step off. And they don't crash, need restarting/rebooting or need patches to fix bugs.

EDIT: Just looked around for Cubase and saw to my dismay that it costs 500. Adding to that a new soundcard and I'm looking at around 600-650. A 100 foot pedal that could do similiar is definately a cheaper option. All I want to do is record some riffs, not rewrite Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.
About the sound card, you can use a normal sound card with that small cable thing, you jsut have to find an adapter. that goes from the fat cable to the small one which I use. Cubase you could err get another *wink* way.Razz

About learning the program doesn't take too long, and you can include drums, bass and other things.

Ionia
Advanced Manufacturing
Posted - 2007.06.14 13:07:00 - [17]
 

Originally by: Miss Anthropy

I don't like the idea of plugging my guitar into a computer to play. I'm a traditionalist when it comes to music. Guitar -> Effects Pedals -> Amp = music. I'd prefer to play without some of my pedals too, but in my house I don't have the luxury of turning my amp up full to get classic overdrive sounds, so I have to resort to pedals for overdrive/distortion.

That Boss pedal sounds the business. Costs a fair bit though (even the lowest end variant).


uhh... what about a preamp? using a pedal as a substitute to get distortion isnt exactly traditional

Ionia
Advanced Manufacturing
Posted - 2007.06.14 13:10:00 - [18]
 

Also, if you want to play along to a backing track, you should (imo) use pc software, or if you cant afford it, buy yourself a cheap 4-track w/ built in mixer.

Recording 2 sets of guitar before they go through your hardware means youll have the same sound on each too, which wont be too good.


 

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