Amp and Garage Band

Discussion in 'Home Recording and Studios' started by BostonU2, Aug 10, 2019.

  1. BostonU2

    BostonU2 Squier Talker

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    Hey everyone, I recently purchased the Vox MV50. I love the way it sounds but when I hook it up to garage band it just doesn't sound the same. I know you can do a line in option and it's sort of like its running thru a compressor, but it just doesn't sound the same? Does anyone know the best way to get the pure sound (that I get when headphones are plugged in) form the MV50 onto garageband without anything extra? I appreciate the help.
     
  2. drewcp

    drewcp Squier-holic

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    It’s never going to sound the same. Your best bet is to look for a process that sounds good, but not the same.

    When you hook it up to garage band, what’s your process? What interface/cables/etc?
     
  3. SoundDesign

    SoundDesign Squier-holic

    If it's the headphone output of the amp you like, why not just run that into your DAW?
     
  4. IronSchef

    IronSchef Dr. Squier

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    How are you sending the signal to GB from the amp??

    If you use the headphones out jack, it should sound the same as it does on your headphones - same if you are using a “line out” from the amp to GB ... but by any chance are you connected to an effects looop send?? That would certainly sound different, as it’s a dry signal
     
  5. IronSchef

    IronSchef Dr. Squier

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    Just had a look at the specs on that mv50 — it has two outputs 1- line/headphone and 2- speaker. You should NOT be using the speaker out to GB, use the line/headphone out
     
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  6. oneLOCOman

    oneLOCOman Squier-holic

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    Hahaha. What a dummy. I popped in here thinking you where going to have a vid or something of a new amp in your garage with a "real" garage band.
     
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  7. DrBeGood

    DrBeGood Squier-holic

    Dec 9, 2014
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    Nothing to do with your problem, but which model did you get ?. I have the Boutique and it is a real nice versatile and sounding amp.
     
  8. BostonU2

    BostonU2 Squier Talker

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    Thank you everyone for replying. I have the MV50 AC model. In running from the headphone jack (because it's suppose to do a speaker simulation) into my focusrite scarelet 2i2 2nd generation. The 2i2 connects to my iMac via USB. I'm only ever recorded with a garageband amp. You can turn the amp off and then use pedals or use the line in option which sort of works like a compressor I guess. Like I said, both ways alter the sound. The best way I can describe it is it really take away that tube sound and makes it sound much more 2 dimentinal and digital. I love this amp with headphones on and would love to get that sound recorded.
     
  9. BostonU2

    BostonU2 Squier Talker

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    F49EC753-56EE-4341-838E-D71BCAD75D1E.jpeg For anyone else that may come across this in the years to come, I figured out the issue. The Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 has two inputs; one for guitar and the other for microphone. When I first got this, I always plugged it into input 2. Just recently I wondered why I do that, so I started using input 1. I recently looked at the box and realized my mistake. See the attached photo.
     
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  10. duzie

    duzie Squier-Meister

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    I’ve plugged my guitar into the headphone jack a few times and started diagnosing a non existent issue:rolleyes:
     
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  11. SoundDesign

    SoundDesign Squier-holic

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