Tube amps, no aux-in or headset-out!

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Tube amps, no aux-in or headset-out!

Postby Wines » Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:55 am

I'm about to get my first all tube guitar amp which has neither of these useful extra ports. I need to hear both the backing track and the guitar "as output by the amp" while recording only the latter (the BT gets recombined after). How do some of you do this?
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Re: Tube amps, no aux-in or headset-out!

Postby meatballfulton » Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:30 pm

Recording to what, computer, hardware recorder?

You go retro: mike the amp's speaker, listen through headphones connected to the recorder playing the mix of backing track and guitar together. If you need to record silently, then you have a problem ;)

The reason most tube amps lack the connections is because it would require additional solid state circuitry to do so.
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Re: Tube amps, no aux-in or headset-out!

Postby ninja6485 » Wed Jan 16, 2019 3:52 pm

Yup. We used to mic the amp, arm the track the mic was connected to, then listen to everything through headphones.
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