My Shure SM57 is not cutting it so far in my attempts to record loud distorted guitar tones that sound "clean" and do not have buzzy fuzzy clipping crappy recorded noises. SM57 -> ART Pro VLA II Tube Pre-Amp Compressor -> Tascam US-1800 Interface -> Cubase LE 5 So I'm cranking on my Super Reverb with a few pedals and getting juicy tones, and for the life of me I cannot get anything decent recorded. I've tried cutting way back on the input and output knobs on the compressor, dialing back the input on the tascam, but even my lowest levels seems to have too much digital distortion buzz when I play back what I just recorded. I've tried moving my microphone all over, 2 feet away, at different angles, up close.. I can't find a sweet spot, I can't find a good balance that gets me decent distortion recordings. I'm not really that distorted, but even what I am trying to get down to digital tape sounds bad. Any suggestions for other microphones or techniques I can use would be much appreciated. Thanks!