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Tooting, London

Hey guys,

Been a while since I've been on here, but I'm finally getting back into making music.
I've been kitting myself out, got me a decent guitar and just got myself a USB audio interface and Sennheiser e606 mic (it's a flat front mic, good for guitar recording). I've found it really good for recording my Gameboy through it's speaker (gives it a more 'nostalgic' sound) as well as my guitar amp.

Just wondering if you use mics, if so what do you go for and if not do you find that a line-in is too direct?

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Gosford, Australia

I reckon micing the gameboy speaker would sound awesome for an effect in a larger mix or for an intro to a track, but utterly dreadful for an entire song. AFAIK pretty much everyone does line-in.

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buffalo, NY

Yeah eww what Victory said

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ohio gozaimasu

Definitely line-in. If you're looking for the background noise, just record it separately, and maybe mix in a tad of the ambient recording with EQ and such.

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Abandoned on Fire

Line out to a cranked guitar amp in a tile shower and mic that shit.

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egr wrote:

Line out to a cranked guitar amp in a tile shower and mic that shit.

you punk rocker you

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https://8bc.org/music/wedanced/trying+t … sdj+mario/

mic it all day every day.

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hardcore, Australia
egr wrote:

Line out to a cranked guitar amp in a tile shower and mic that shit.

Just for that comment I will do it fr thrash tape.

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Chicago
egr wrote:

Line out to a cranked guitar amp in a tile shower and mic that shit.

That is metal.

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It's not a bad idea at all. That small speaker has an effect to it as well.
If you use it properly in a mix, it'll sound interesting for sure.

I'm thinking a small diaphragm mic.
Røde M3 is perhaps a good cheap alternative.

http://www.thomann.de/gb/rode_m3.htm

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Abandoned on Fire
godinpants wrote:
egr wrote:

Line out to a cranked guitar amp in a tile shower and mic that shit.

Just for that comment I will do it fr thrash tape.

Doooo eeeeeett!!

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IL, US
egr wrote:
godinpants wrote:

Just for that comment I will do it fr thrash tape.

Doooo eeeeeett!!

Oh God, same here...with any luck, I can get my half stack in there past the sliding glass doors

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Germany/Florida

I use line in on my mac, it works just fine for me, but I also have an m-audio pro usb interface, that shit bringz it to a whole nother level!

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Tooting, London

Just finished a rough mix of the song I'm working on with the gameboy mic'd up. Mix needs a lot of adjust, but this is the sound I was going for.

http://soundcloud.com/settings-shtml/tr … -rough-mix

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Milwaukee Area, WI
include music.h wrote:

Just finished a rough mix of the song I'm working on with the gameboy mic'd up. Mix needs a lot of adjust, but this is the sound I was going for.

http://soundcloud.com/settings-shtml/tr … -rough-mix

Wow, Surprisingly good, was surprised it actually turned out well.

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Gosford, Australia

Maybe turn energy saving off if you're running an older version of LSDJ, or run from battery if you're using an adapter. I like how it sounds as an effect within a metal track but I think in a finished mix you'd want a more varied pallette of tones... The part where it sounded best imo was ~2:24 where it splits that heavy section right in two and adds a bit of drama.