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Martin
1673 posts
Feb 16, 2021
7:17 AM
Normally when recording on my computer I go through a RP pedal, but I´m not entirely happy with that (it colours the sound -- can´t put it in "neutral"), so I thought I´d invest in a soundcard or some such thing, where I can plug in a mic and then go to Audacity.
Behringer has a few gadgets called "U-phoria, cost would be around $300, and I wonder, is this a worhtwile purchase, or should I stay with my RP150?

I´m not terribly fuzzy about sound quality, and I´m very incompetent when it comes to dealing with tech stuff, so just plugging in a mic and a USB cable is about all that I can handle.

Cheers /Martin
rogonzab
1144 posts
Feb 16, 2021
10:42 AM
You can buy a Focusrite Scarlett Solo. Easy to use drivers, great sound and performance. They cost about $100.

The Behringer usb interfaces are also good, and you can buy one for less than $100.

Presonus AI are also good. Also in the $100 range.

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Sorry for any misspell, english is not my first language.
LFLISBOA
114 posts
Feb 17, 2021
5:34 AM
Did you tried to record using "DI - Direct (No Amp Model)" amp modelling? I think it'd be similiar to a "neutral" you're looking for. And turn off other effects, and then EQ as flat you'd like.
The RP150 is designed for guitar or hi-z microphones. If you're using a low-z mic, then you need a matching transformer.

Last Edited by LFLISBOA on Feb 17, 2021 5:37 AM
Martin
1674 posts
Feb 17, 2021
12:29 PM
@rogonzab: The Behringer are dirt cheap (and I mistyped above: should have said in the *$30* range). Maybe that´s reflected in their quality, but, as I said, I´m not into the high end business of record production.
Every now and then I come across ads for used specimens of that Focusrite thing, and I´ll keep my eyes open -- didn´t even know it was a soundcard ... Thanks!

@LFLISBOA: Interesting! I haven´t noticed that DI-direct option on the RP 150. I´ll see if I can find it -- think there´s still a manual to the pedal somewhere in the flat.

Yes, I´ve been seriously taken to school -- e.g. right here on this forum! -- because of my ignorance of impedance matters, so now I own a uople of transformers. But thanks for pointing that out, I´m such a hopeless case when it comes to the tech stuff!
Silvertone
177 posts
Feb 17, 2021
5:41 PM
The RP150 has a bypass setting, you just press both pedals at once.
LFLISBOA
115 posts
Feb 18, 2021
5:27 AM
Check Digitech website, you'll be able to download the RP150 manual> I'm not expert but the RP would record with the same quality as the interfaces rogonzab mentioned, so would not worth the investment, unless it has at least 2 channels
Martin
1675 posts
Feb 19, 2021
7:04 AM
Thanks guys!
I now recollect why I had forgotten about pressing both pedals -- if you do that you can´t record.
Or more correctly, I can´t record.
The digital world always hold interesting surprises for us.
If I start w/ the RP sounds it works just fine, but if I bypass them I don´t get an input signal.


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