Re: [LAU] Applying effects when recording electric guitars: before or after recording?

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To: Brett McCoy <idragosani@...>, <linux-audio-user@...>
Date: Thursday, July 7, 2011 - 3:38 pm

On Thu, Jul 7, 2011 at 6:47 AM, Brett McCoy wrote:

While I don't want to argue the quality or a matter of preference or
the exact implementation--I completely disagree with the principle!

Amp modeling software should take the place of using tube amps in the
first place. The filtering and non-linear qualities of the amp being
modeled are what you want to reproduce, not the noise, or the
transformers' hum. The notion of creating amp modeling
software/hardware is to reduce costs compared to keeping a ton of
different amps for just the right tone, per application. I think the
most efficient thing to do is to introduce the characteristic
distortion and filtering you want by a processor.

So, you should run the processed sound through an amp that has very
clean, low distortion characteristics (would be nice if such
hardware/software had capability to analyze the output of the
amplifier in use... one can dream... or design it).

That said... nothing sounds like a tube amp, quite like a tube amp :)
Amp modeling software doesn't take the place of tube amps in every
application. Just watch out for the audiophile hocus-pocus that comes
with comparing amplifiers to each other.
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