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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 06-29-2017, 05:06 AM Thread Starter
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Headphone/Record out Mesa F50 Focusrite

Hi there, I've tried googling but come up with mixed results.

My setup for recording so far has been the Reaper DAW on a custom PC with a Focusrite Clarett 4 Pre and Yamaha HS8 monitors. I've got some good tones tweaking free plugins (LePou and Vadim Taranov) and some cab impulses however for clean sounds I am struggling a lot.

Can I get some good clean sounds going from my headphone/record out on the back of the F50 and flicking the silent record switch then monitoring through the computer? I am very happy with my amp, guitar and pedal combos. Any guitar I currently have with a Keeley 4 knob compressor as a clean boost into the front of the amp sounds great. Add some effects post and I imagine it could be very good on the computer?

If this is a good option do I need an instrument cable, audio cable or Y trs cable to make this work? Do I go into one of the 4 inputs on the front or use one (or two) line inputs on the back of the interface (if I use either a Y TRS cable or audio cable)?

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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 07-23-2017, 12:36 AM
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Re: Headphone/Record out Mesa F50 Focusrite

Cables: Connect your F-50 Record Out using a TRS - TRS cable to one of the Focusrite Line Inputs on the back of the interface.

Clean tones: I think your plan is as good as any. The Record Out will probably need some help from your DAW/plug-ins to get a good clean tone. The reason is guitar speakers flatter the guitar signal/amplifier wizardry where as studio monitors do not.

Mesa/Boogie F-Series Manual - http://www.mesaboogie.com/media/User...s/F-Series.pdf

Since this thread is a month old, I'm sure you have found some solutions but I thought I would contribute in case future generations have the same question. Hopefully, I have not led them astray.
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