Garageband/Clapton

Discussion in 'The Effect effect' started by jpmist, Aug 27, 2020.

  1. jpmist

    jpmist Strat-O-Master Gold Supporting Member

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    Anyone willing to offer me their Garageband settings for a reasonably close Clapton tone? Am thinking "Born Under a Bad Sign" but anything in the ballpark would be much great.

    I suck at amp settings and the more options Garageband offers including pedals the more dismal my results. I record straight to my DAW with a USB box and what I usually come up with lacks depth. I like a bit of sustain to lengthen notes but the tone really thins out for me. I currently have it set to a Small Tweed amp with 1X10 Tweed speaker, but I can never get the gain & master right.

    Any suggestions much appreciated, thx.
     
  2. misterwogan

    misterwogan Senior Stratmaster

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    The compressor can help with that.

    Threshold: Low enough to get -4 to -8db gain reduction. If your input gain is set at -12 to -18db then threshold of -24db.
    Ratio: 4:1
    Attack: Close to 0 as you can get
    Knee: Hard
    Make up gain: to taste, +4db should do it.

    The compressor should be inserted AFTER the Amp.
     
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  3. jpmist

    jpmist Strat-O-Master Gold Supporting Member

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    Thanks so much! Sounds much much better! Much appreciated. I'm mostly an acoustic guy who records with as few tweaks as necessary so I remain ignorant about amps and pedals

    If you're a Garageband guy I have another question. I reuse GB files where I have say, 6 tracks preset for acoustic and vocal overdubs but with my Strat track, after using the same file for a couple of weeks, the Mix knob on my USB box gives me a dry signal only and not the processed signal. I'm assuming that's an document glitch, because immediately after I can set up a new document and add an electric guitar instrument and the mix knob works as it should. Has this happened to you?
     
  4. misterwogan

    misterwogan Senior Stratmaster

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    I'm sorry, I don't use GB at all.