Sound issues on recording, can you help?

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  1. Cocorosa

    Cocorosa New Member

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    3 PRS guitars: Silver Sky, 594 with P90’s and CU24.

    Recording Silver Sky is a dream, comes in with a lovely tone. The other two, not so much. Muddy and bassy, even on clean settings.

    I am plugging them into an Audient ID14 through the DI port and from there into a Mac running Logic X.

    Have tried the obvious things – settings in Logic / ID14 / volume and tone pots etc but nothing erases this muddiness in the tone of the 594 and CU24..

    Can anyone advise me where I am going wrong and what they have used to successfully record either of these guitars?

    Thank you :)
     
  2. Ovibos

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    I think those two have higher outputs, so if your interface has a level you should turn it down. I find my humbucker guitars clip unless I do.
     
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    Cocorosa New Member

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    Thank you for replying. It isn't the level or a clipping problem but a general muddiness in the overall sound. Too bassy, not enough mids or highs
     
  4. sergiodeblanc

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    Are you talking about playback or while recording or both?

    Are you using the amp sims or are you talking about just the dry signal?

    Is it a subjective thing, or is something really wrong?

    Finally, is there a clip to share that’ll take some of the having to use my imagination out of attempting to help?
     
  5. Cocorosa

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    I have used amp sims and I have DI'd in clean, without anything else in the signal path.

    I don't think it is subjective. They both pale in comparison to humbuckers on an old Ibanez I have and the Silver Sky sounds gorgeous - although I am aware that is slightly misleading because of the single coils.

    I will try and extract a clip tomorrow. I am still learning Logic so it might take a day or two! And that might also be the point: I am aware that I might be doing something daft.
     

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