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Old 15th September 2012, 11:22 PM   #11
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don't see it in the featurelist of that software, so i doubt it.

what it is *exactly*, well, pretty much what it says on the label: it is software that simulates the effect that a speaker, cab, mic and/or room, have on the guitar signal.

they are not effects. They are an integral part of the guitar sound. The first two are parts of the musical instrument that is called electric guitar. The third is up for debate, but you can't deny that it colors the sound. The fourth needs no explanation.

You can't have a pleasant, full, sweet electric guitar sound without all four.

speaker/cab/mic sims are generally guitar-specific softwares

Peavey's revalver does all that, and quite convincingly, but if you're playing with mountains of gain, you will end up in aliasing territory sooner or later. 48KHz won't cut it. You need 96KHz and i am not sure even that is enough.

What i suggest to you: record the preamp output with a line level sound interface (not instrument level) and use revalver (if you can afford it) as a vst instrument for its speaker/cab/mic sim. Room ambience can be added either from revalver (IR filters) or with another effect if you prefer. if you have a good measuring microphone you can even record your room's impulse response for use in the simulator. in stereo.
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Old 16th September 2012, 12:33 AM   #12
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The Voxengo system lets you do exactly that!!
Make samples of rooms and amps and stuff and then use them in their filter interface.
I have not tried this yet though.
The Plektron allows you to use different samples as well as they are .wav files.
I got some pretty cool and interesting effects using some random samples I had from somewhere that were in a directory that was not part of the original files.

I was getting controlled feedback sounds from some of them in my headphones !!

Very cool stuff indeeded !!!

I have to agree the 48khz just doesn't cut it though.

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Old 16th September 2012, 02:29 AM   #13
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Wow, alot to think over here. I am gonna look into these filters, however I think in the end If I wanna get the sweet sound from my tube amp, im gonna end up mic'ing the amp at the lowest volume amp can go and still hear it to mic. "should keep the police away" I am doin it now, and running the mic through my pa and then into the interface, boosting the volume in the headphones from interface, and sounds pretty good. This helped control the clipping and redlining. Gonna see about the 96hz interface. All this info has been very helpful, thank u!!
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Old 16th September 2012, 03:35 AM   #14
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Very good !!!
Yes, I am impartial to using the real thing myself.
But, after rediscovering the world of VST's using a live host and/or DAW's that allow you to use them as live while recording too, I am just blown away at some of the great sounds that can be had with them.
I now use a combination of both worlds sometimes.
I don't have my Marshall anymore and I love my Peavy Renown 400.
But sometimes it kinda gets a bit dry as I like it the way it is set and rarely change it.
Now I have the option of using either or Both.
I use two machines one as a DAW and one using Live Professor as my Amp setup all routed through my mixer and my options are unlimited now.
It is just awesome!!

I am very glad to have helped !!

Enjoy !!

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Old 16th September 2012, 04:05 AM   #15
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Might take another look at getting a weber attenuator with line out, and then get an interface that has line level in recording ability. This ida will work with this amp eventually, lol.
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