How many amp model sims/ IRs do you actually use?

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pekbro
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4901 posts since 29 Sep, 2010 from Maui

Post Thu Mar 24, 2022 6:49 am

I like the Strymon Iridium and Quilter Superblock HW sims a lot, but this little swart amp I got is rapidly ruining all amp sims for me. Such beautiful and dynamic tone from the tube circuits, cabinet and spring reverb, nothing else I've 'ever' used comes close to it really. :shrug:

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ChristopherWD
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33 posts since 31 Dec, 2021

Post Mon Jul 04, 2022 3:54 pm

I usually focus on Nembrini or Korg (VOX?) for software amps.

I've gone through multiple years of never clicking with how cabinet IR's heavily shape the response and resonance that nowadays I just... use filters and EQ to dial it in myself... :scared:

Jafo
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2131 posts since 20 Dec, 2002 from The Benighted States of Trumpistan

Post Mon Jul 04, 2022 4:59 pm

eXe Consulting's ampsims, generally the Fender and Marshall but sometimes the AC30 (can't argue with Spice models!) and SwankyAmp. For IRs, none whatsoever; I only use Volterra-based technologies, mostly Mercuriall Cab v2 and v3. Real amps and speakers respond to volume; why use a sim that doesn't? And to answer your next question, feed sines into a sim.
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Mister Natural
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2764 posts since 28 Oct, 2007 from michigan

Post Mon Jul 04, 2022 7:07 pm

one sim only : 'cause tone is in the fingers
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punkfest2000
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126 posts since 13 Sep, 2005

Post Wed Jul 06, 2022 1:05 am

Have Neural, they are just collecting virtual dust. Overhyped.

TH-U with a bunch of rig packs most of the time.

Kemper loaded up pretty good as an alternative.

If I'm not feeling too lazy I'll run some 100 watt amp heads into a Torpedo Studio and use either the Torpedo IRs or some York IRs. If I'm feeling nostalgic enough I'll throw an SPX 90, PCM 70, SDE 3000 into the amp loop.

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1319 posts since 21 Apr, 2017 from Bahia, Brazil

Post Wed Jul 06, 2022 4:16 am

Kazrog Mcp2/Plexi and Redwire ac30/Marshal 60 412.
Sknote Deluxe. Stock IR

I peep in from time to time but pretty satisfied.

I play clean and edge of break up.
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zerocrossing
KVRAF
12236 posts since 26 Jun, 2006 from San Francisco Bay Area

Post Wed Jul 06, 2022 6:44 am

punkfest2000 wrote: Wed Jul 06, 2022 1:05 am Have Neural, they are just collecting virtual dust. Overhyped.

TH-U with a bunch of rig packs most of the time.

Kemper loaded up pretty good as an alternative.

If I'm not feeling too lazy I'll run some 100 watt amp heads into a Torpedo Studio and use either the Torpedo IRs or some York IRs. If I'm feeling nostalgic enough I'll throw an SPX 90, PCM 70, SDE 3000 into the amp loop.
When I was upgrading my rig, the best solution I could find was running an actual amp into a Torpedo Studio. I went Kemper Amp Profiler instead, because the sound was also good and for the the same money I could have a wide variety of amp choices and good quality effects. A little wile ago, I traded for an AxeFX 3 because I wanted dual amp setups.
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Hink
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37678 posts since 6 Sep, 2003 from Downeast Maine

Post Wed Jul 06, 2022 7:58 am

none...I dont even think I have any in my current machine, I have not used one since moving to Maine for anything and that was going on 6 years ago. :shrug:
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voidhead23
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219 posts since 5 Jan, 2018 from Seattle, USA

Post Wed Jul 06, 2022 1:44 pm

For guitar, I really only use NeuralDSP's Fortin Nameless plugin. High or medium gain, clean...everything. I have a license for the Abasi plugin and like the clean amp on that one, but just keep coming back to the Nameless. Way more character to the clean tone. That amp just nails the sound in my head so well that everything else i try seems unnecessary.

I'll run synths and loops through their Darkglass plugin and also that stripped-down PA Ampeg amp that was free for a minute, or Live's built in amps. That's pretty much it.

Ploki
KVRAF
5790 posts since 17 Dec, 2009

Post Thu Jul 07, 2022 4:52 am

I use a simple chain:
Voxengo Tube Amp > Kelvin > Overtone GEQ (tuned to Mesa frequencies) > Boogex for some cabs

the only paid plugin is Kelvin, but honestly could do with just boogex i'm just picky
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vurt
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95251 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Post Thu Jul 07, 2022 5:15 am

ocassionally use the gr5 orange amp, to dirty up softsynyhs.
but for guitar, none.
just hw fx. no amp beyond the input on my interface.

unless im just jamming, then i plug my amp in. entertainment for the neighbours, share and share alike :D
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fedexnman
KVRAF
2940 posts since 4 Jan, 2005

Post Thu Jul 07, 2022 6:43 am

Well , outside the computer , I like my Roland Cube 30 ..... Haven't tried or got into Amp Sims in the computer yet . I have Komplete 13 so I know I have GuitarRig6 , I mainly play Acoustic ..... I have a 5 watt Tube Amp also but it's dog gone loud to play with my wife and mother in law in the house . Small house .lol ..... I really like the Cube 30 it's got Roland Jazz , fender ,Vox , Marshall , and Mesa sounds in it . Real easy to dial in at low low volumes ...

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pekbro
KVRAF
4901 posts since 29 Sep, 2010 from Maui

Post Thu Jul 07, 2022 7:19 am

Really liking the Celestion cab sims a lot. Speaker Mix is expensive and likely not for everyone
with it's mildly cumbersome copy protection, but it sounds amazing. Not really using any amp
sims, just pedals and the Quilter Superblock mostly. Kinda thinking about getting one of those
milkman desktop amps in place of the quilter.

Amt233
KVRer
3 posts since 29 Jun, 2022

Post Thu Jul 07, 2022 8:59 am

My go-to amp sim is my Dumble Overdrive Special into a 40 foot wall of Marshall cabs.

Sorry...what was the question?

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vurt
addled muppet weed
95251 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Post Thu Jul 07, 2022 9:02 am

that's a big studio then :P
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