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Amp Modeling?

Posted: Thu Jul 25, 2019 8:31 pm
by guitbuddy
Can anyone recommend high quality amp modeling vst for guitars.

{ that works with MX8 ]

thanks

Re: Amp Modeling?

Posted: Thu Jul 25, 2019 9:37 pm
by jlouvar
guitbuddy wrote:Can anyone recommend high quality amp modeling vst for guitars.

{ that works with MX8 ]

thanks


Click on +fx in Mixcraft 8 and checkout the Shred Amp Simulator.

Re: Amp Modeling?

Posted: Thu Jul 25, 2019 9:55 pm
by guitbuddy
Click on +fx in Mixcraft 8 and checkout the Shred Amp Simulator.

thanks . are you a guitarist? I recall really disliking that plugin.

I note I have amplitube in mx8. But I apparently just authorized it. Is it just a demo?

it says amplitube custom.

Re: Amp Modeling?

Posted: Thu Jul 25, 2019 10:07 pm
by jlouvar
I like the Shred Amp Simulator... I'm mostly a bassist but I play guitar too, but I mostly use real amps. Hopefully some other Mixcraft forum members/users will have some good suggestion for you. Best wishes.

Re: Amp Modeling?

Posted: Fri Jul 26, 2019 12:13 am
by bigaquarium
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Re: Amp Modeling?

Posted: Fri Jul 26, 2019 8:17 am
by Rolling Estonian
Amplitube is really good. I bought the Fender package and the twin is my go to right off the bat. Demo'd Bias, nice but just didn't like the layout and the workflow wasn't for me.

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Re: Amp Modeling?

Posted: Fri Jul 26, 2019 8:30 am
by Mark Bliss
Rock/country folks have their prefferences, metal folks theirs, folk, probably others. Pop, etc, etc.
Good news is most offer free trial periods or free trial versions.

Re: Amp Modeling?

Posted: Fri Jul 26, 2019 11:07 am
by guitbuddy
thanks guys,

Looks like a lot of products are around 300 dollars TH-U etc. ouch. I recently bought entry level BIAS 2. good price. Got some good models, but I'm not blown away, yet. GUI, has big problems , too. Don't think I want to get caught in their upgrade loop.

Hence - looking at others.

Re: Amp Modeling?

Posted: Fri Jul 26, 2019 4:37 pm
by jlouvar
guitbuddy wrote:thanks guys,

Looks like a lot of products are around 300 dollars TH-U etc. ouch.


That’s still much cheaper than most good tube guitar amps (Fender, Marshall, Mesa Boogie, etc).

I note I have amplitube in mx8.


Amplitube is a third partly plugin and doesn't come with MX8, so I don't know if you have a demo or full version, and I've never used it either... But there are a lot of video's for it on YouTube.

Anyway, I hope you find something cheap that you like.

Re: Amp Modeling?

Posted: Fri Jul 26, 2019 6:47 pm
by Ampfixer
S-Gear is an excellent amp sim. I have many and that's my go-to. I play guitar and I design and build amplifiers.

Re: Amp Modeling?

Posted: Sun Jul 28, 2019 1:24 pm
by geobee
Hi all, I must say, if it's convenience you want, amp modelling is ok, but from another amp builder here, you will not beat the sound of a nice little tube amp with a good mic in front of the speaker. Even better if you put a nice analogue effects unit before the amp. You will then stop searching and start playing. IMO.

Re: Amp Modeling?

Posted: Sun Jul 28, 2019 2:27 pm
by trevlyns
Just something different to throw into the equation...
I use a tiny Roland Micro Cube amp - got it off e-bay for like 40 quid. Huge selection of really nice tones and different amp models/FX. I get the sound I want; then jack from the headphone out direct to my audio interface. It works a treat! :D
Also have a Fender Champion 20 modeling amp - gets some great authentic Fender sounds, plus the usual Vox, Marshall and Messa ones too.

Re: Amp Modeling?

Posted: Sun Jul 28, 2019 2:40 pm
by Mark Bliss
geobee wrote:Hi all, I must say, if it's convenience you want, amp modelling is ok, but from another amp builder here, you will not beat the sound of a nice little tube amp with a good mic in front of the speaker. Even better if you put a nice analogue effects unit before the amp. You will then stop searching and start playing. IMO.

Agreed.
If you are a player, with an amp (or amps) and have pretty much nailed down your desired sound, your gonna want to mic it up.
However, as a wanna-be producer, I want the flexibility of as many sounds as possible.
First preference? A miced up amp well recorded AND a DI split that can be re-amped in a number of ways, including quality amp sims and stomp sims if desired.
Therefore, the collection.... :D

Re: Amp Modeling?

Posted: Mon Jul 29, 2019 3:52 pm
by MATTOROURKE
Helix native

Re: Amp Modeling?

Posted: Mon Jul 29, 2019 4:07 pm
by Mark Bliss
Helix hardware was the first Line6 product that really made me go WOW! when I heard it. Sounded awesome to me. Havent experienced the plug in version, but have heard good things.
I have a friend with a Kemper amp modeler, and that thing is pretty cool.
But we are getting into some spendy stuff there.

I am a big fan of the low wattage tube amp and a mic thing though. 8)