Today is Christmas day and Santa knew that I needed a Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 audio interface. Cheers Santa. This is a cool USB powered interface with 2 channels, phantom power, direct monitoring and apparently high quality preamps. Well I have only just opened it, loaded up the included Abelton Live install (which I have never used either) and recorded these couple of tracks for the fun of it and thought I would share them with you. I will do a proper review of it when I know what Im talking about. For now it was also a good way to show you a low gain sound and high gain sound from the POD which I talked about in a previous post, but never showed you how it sounded. I have to say Im impressed with the amount of ‘noise’ and overtones that the POD conveys. The overdrive sounds quite natural and you can hear the speakers, as if someones really has positioned a mic right in the sweet spot of the cone. It’s amazing how far emulation has come. And like I also said in an earlier post, I use this thing live now. The foot controller is a must. But the POD really sounds good through a PA as well as through a desk.
More sound clips will be posted in the future, but for now here’s a little listen to some unpolished and rusty musings from my current SG – POD – Focusrite – Mac Pro rig. Enjoy.
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