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Guitar Amp for recording synths
Old 21st July 2007
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Guitar Amp for recording synths

Can anyone recommend a small amp for mic'ing up and recording keyboards through? Just thinking of more ways to get a little more interest and character into my sounds. Any gs'ers out there doing this?
Old 21st July 2007
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Every amp sounds different, so there is a whole bunch of colors. Try anything and everything you have. Everything from mic'ing up your headphones or monitor speakers, to ghettoblasters, guitar amps, bass amps.

If you specifically want distortion, it's hard to beat a good tube amp. You might want to buy a Reamp pedal to match up gain and impedance.

The speaker cab makes a huge difference to tone - it's nice to have a whole bunch. I tend to buy seperate amps and cabs so I can mix and match.
Old 21st July 2007
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I've used my Blues Deluxe with my Ensoniq EPS and get great cleans and some slightly overdriven tones to help bring the parts to life.

For better low end clarity, I'd consider the new Fender Vibro-Verb single 15"
Old 21st July 2007
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especially on a tube amp, careful with that resonance, eugene...
Old 21st July 2007
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I ran my EPS through my Peavy Mark III bass amp into my Ampeg SVT 8X10 cabinet and that my friends gave me the live concert tones I was looking for on some songs.

If your KB parts have a lot of bass, try a single 18" cabinet.
Old 21st July 2007
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I've done it using my Magnatone 262. I love it. especially when adding a hint of the vibrato.
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