Getting Mesa to sound good. What am I doing wrong?

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Getting Mesa to sound good. What am I doing wrong?

Postby Doomtrodder » Sat Aug 01, 2020 12:08 am

Hello, this is my first post.
I'm using the Mesa dual rectifier and I'm not getting the results that I have heard from lots of YouTube videos demoing it. I've tried googling but no luck. I'm wondering if its my audio interface some other part of my equipment. It all seems muddy even after coping the same settings from other videos.

Would anyone be up for a Zoom call to help guide me and to see my set up in a session? I've also recorded a demo track using a clean (no amplitube) and the distorted track that I can send you.

Pro Tools 12 v12.7.1
AmpliTube 4 - Mesaboogie
PreSonus Audiobox USB Firmware v1.10
24 bit
Behringer Ultra-DI400p
Gibson LP Studio

Windows 7
Intel i7-3770 @ 3.40GHz
64-bit OS

Thank you!
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Re: Getting Mesa to sound good. What am I doing wrong?

Postby tommartini604 » Mon Aug 10, 2020 9:53 am

I have found that to dial in great sounds start with the presets and manipulate them at first. This will get you understanding the parameters better. One thing I can recommend is to make sure your audio interface is inputting a strong signal so it pushes the Mesa Amps. On the input in Amplitube make it just slightly over the green area. I have noticed that the gain controls on the amps hardly do anything and the use of a pedal is a must to get high gain.

Hope that helped.
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