Thursday, August 20, 2015

Using an Acoustic Guitar with the Eleven Rack

Of course we all know the Eleven Rack sounds great with electric guitar, but you can also get amazing tones with an acoustic guitar. And I mean a regular acoustic guitar, one that does not have a built-in 1/4" output.

It's really simple to setup and you can do this in Standalone, or with Pro Tools. You will need a mic plugged in to the Mic In of the Eleven Rack. Switch the Rig Input of the Eleven Rack to Mic - and you are set!

Now in Pro Tools, the input for the dry/mic sound will be Mic, and the input for the effected sound is Eleven Rig L/R. You can even record both of these inputs at the same time. You can also re-amp your dry track later on. There are so many options with the Eleven Rack, break out your acoustic and try this out for yourself.

Using an AUX Track in Pro Tools with the Eleven Rack

Normally, we use Audio Tracks in Pro Tools to record our Eleven Rack output. But, sometimes you may just want to monitor the Eleven Rack Rig without pressing any buttons. That's where an AUX track comes in. Simply set the input to "Eleven Rig L/R" and the input is open all the time. Keep in mind, if your input is open all the time, you may begin to hear strange noises in your session even if your guitar is unplugged. So switch the AUX to No Input when you will no longer be playing to avoid unwanted sounds.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Using a Mic Pre Amp with the Eleven Rack Line Inputs

If you have ever wanted to use more than one mic with the Eleven Rack, all you need is a microphone preamp, and a couple cables.