z vex nano amp direct recording

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z vex nano amp direct recording

Post by donnyII » Mon Oct 16, 2006 11:09 am

Has anyne done this? If so how did it sound?
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Re: z vex nano amp direct recording

Post by lalalandstudios » Mon Oct 16, 2006 2:38 pm

Can you do this? I thought it only had a speaker out and the whole point was to drive a speaker at a manageable volume for recording with a mic - so I don't think the nano amp is designed for this per se . Now you could certainly use it with a speaker simulator/attenuator (i.e. THD hotplate) and go direct in that way, but I don't have one, so I can't say if it sounds good that way or not...
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Re: z vex nano amp direct recording

Post by donnyII » Mon Oct 16, 2006 4:06 pm

That is the thing i dont know. I didnt think you could do it either, but then somebody i know said he used his nano amp direct, and got  ok results. He might be full of it. i have no idea.
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Post by lalalandstudios » Mon Oct 16, 2006 4:26 pm

It would definitely work with a hot plate, but then you've spent a fair amount on a direct recording setup (450 nano plus ? 300 for the THD), I think you can do better for cheaper.
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Re: z vex nano amp direct recording

Post by donnyII » Mon Oct 16, 2006 4:30 pm

yeah really.

there are a few vox practice amps that have a direct, or recording out. They can actually get some great tones, as far as a really saturated brian may tone is concerned.
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Re: z vex nano amp direct recording

Post by chrisjedijane » Sun Oct 22, 2006 9:54 am

emulated recording outs can sound ok, especially with cabinet modelling and all that, but to me it always leaves me wishing that the amp was actually mic'd up, especially with distortion and stuff.
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Re: z vex nano amp direct recording

Post by zhivago » Mon Oct 23, 2006 7:18 am

I had a nano for a year, there's no output to go direct.

mic'ed through a 70s Orange 4x12 it sounded pretty amazing.
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Re: z vex nano amp direct recording

Post by sookwinder » Tue Oct 24, 2006 7:07 am

I use my nanoamp every day through a 2 x 10" cab ....  contains two 10" WeberVST Alnico Blue Pup and sounds superb.

as well as my "sitting on the couch watching TV" practice amp, I have also mic'd up the cab and recorded some great guitar sounds  (although I usually stay away from the "fatman" setting, a little too overdriven for my music)
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