Why does my Yamaha THR10X sound brighter after being recorded and played back?

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Why does my Yamaha THR10X sound brighter after being recorded and played back?

Unread post by ForTheHord » Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:57 pm

Hey everyone! So I'm trying to record my 7 string through the THR10X with Reaper. I don't apply any amp vst's/effects/eq's on the Reaper, so recording with the current amp settings of the THR itself through USB, yet the sound of the recorded track turns out significantly brighter than when playing through the amp. The sound on the recorded track is actually much more preferrable since my guitar is downtuned to drop A: it just sounds more bright, clear and punchy on the recorded track. Any ideas on why this happens?
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Re: Why does my Yamaha THR10X sound brighter after being recorded and played back?

Unread post by Saul » Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:50 am

Hi FTH (ref to WoW there?) Welcome to the forums and the string section ;)

I could be wrong but I would imagine this is because when recording via USB you are in the digital domain whereas when playing the guitar straight through the amp the resulting sound you hear is analog. At least I "think" that is what is happening, maybe someone else can chip in here?
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