can anyone please help.....?

Discussion in 'Recording Gear and Equipment [BG]' started by spe, Jul 7, 2013.

  1. spe


    Jul 7, 2013
    hey everyone, I just joined here so a BIG hello.....

    I can play a bit but i've mainly used software over the years with maybe an amp & effects etc, a soundcard....

    well I am having problems......

    I recently decided to go for some hardware & bought a few things lately

    I have an EBS Gorm ET350 bass combo, a focusrite saffire pro 24 dsp soundcard, an alembic f-1x preamp, a zoom b9.1ut, a boss rc50 loop station & im really not getting the quality I feel I could get.......I feel I do not understand routing the chain & leads to the right inputs etc & tonight there was a 'burning smell' so ive unplugged everything & im just plugging my bass(s) direct into the soundcard...I doubt as though anyone has the same set up as I & most probably it is impossible to help, probably people will say 'read up on it' etc but I have & its just not happening......are there any real wizards out there that might assist please as I really need it......

    many thanks for any replies & nice musical wishes.....

    - s -
  2. seamonkey


    Aug 6, 2004
    Plugging straight into the focusrite and a few plugins should give you everything you need. Adding in external pedals can really lower the quality, and usually no automation.

    Have you tried Amplitube, Guitar Rig, and any of the other modeling packages? They offer all the effects you'd need right in the PC. Most have have demo versions that work for a few weeks to try them out.
  3. spe


    Jul 7, 2013
    thank you very much for the reply seamonkey & that makes perfect sense as very often the best signal I get is via bass direct or via the alembic pre (I have to watch the levels though....!) into the soundcard & I am very familiar with the software you mention, however, I suppose I want to get to the point where it is all in a chain whether to record with or play live & that I can just get to a point where I can knock one off or use all, just basically rigging it all up to give that potential (what I really cant figure out is where all the leads go in this combination to be truthful. but i'll get there)...........thx again, a BIG thx & really nice wishes.....;)
  4. That burning smell was prob your amp
  5. spe


    Jul 7, 2013
    I think it was WardEarth or even perhaps the rc-50 loop station but I do not understand why unless the way I routed the leads from one to another was so incorrect & in conflict it was causing the problem because (or at least I thought) all my gear was a little mystified but its interesting & eventually I hope to get there...i'm really trying to research the best way to route all this this on the net & maybe there are a few people I can ask who are local who might pop around.....thank you for the reply WardEarth, I appreciate it......
  6. spe


    Jul 7, 2013
    *** WardEarth *** you are completely correct, I just tried the amp on its own & there is definitely a burning smell at the back of the EBS, I will look for someone reputable in the north west of England & get it serviced & see where to go from the meantime I wont use it anymore....many thanks again, best wishes, - s -
  7. My pleasure. Amps break down, it prob wasn't Anything you did. If you still need help you can send me a message, we can even talk on the phone if needed
  8. spe


    Jul 7, 2013
    thank you WardEarth, very kind of you.......i think the main problems i am having is rigging all this stuff together independently if thats possible so as to call on one or all as i need, i think thats my big challenge right now....well, the amp situation is inevitable but thats ok, i can solve that one with the right engineer....thank you so much again, yes perhaps we can speak sometime......;)