So I´ve been trying my hand at recording using my 6505 for a while now. Since I'm not a one take wonder a need to divide every recording into several sessions. On most occations the level of the in signal differs slightly between sessions even though every setting and all hardware is identical to that of the previous session. Hence I need to tweak the level at the start of every session. Sometimes I cannot even reach the level of the previous session without going into red territory. Also the actual sound is often a bit different from previous sessions. This may not be obvious in a full mix, but still.
Is this something that comes with the territory if you want the live sound of an amp or does the problem lie somewhere else in the signal chain? I've been doing some fault tracing but have come up with nothing.
My signal chain looks like this:
2-3 different jap made Jacksons-intermediate quality cable-Ibby TS mini pedal-cable-6505-SM57 copy mic w supplied cable-Line 6 UX1 sound card-PC-Cubase. I always let the amp warm up for at least 15 minutes before recording (It usually takes me way longer to be properly warmed up anyway ).
I don't think it is the guitars since I've had the same trouble no matter what guitar I used. I've changed the cables around and made wiggle tests to them but it made no difference. I could of course be the mic and I don't know how to test that apart from the cable plug in, that I have performed the wiggle test on (highly scientific ).
I've had the UX1 since 2009, getting old maybe?
Any experience or input is appreciated!
Just to go for sure - you don't move the cab and the mic between sessions, yeah?
Tubes in the amp getting old/worn out maybe?
I have my UX1 also since 2008 or 2009 i think, i couldn't detect any losses there.