Having tons of choices has given me a happier experience by allowing me to BETTER find my favorite tones. Think of it this way.
Imagine you are in a room of amps in a studio and you have to choose one for your main overdrive/distortion tone. If that room has only 2 amps, you better hope you can...
That was my impression also.
While a real amp producing AITR (Amp-In-The-Room) sounds significantly different than anything going through FRFRs (or a FOH PA), a modeler through said FRFR/FOH will sound almost identical to the same type of amp/cab mic'd through the same monitoring system.
How about using an Ipad with FracPad to edit the Fractal?
I prefer to use the computer editor for significant changes but if I'm at the gig and need to make a smaller tweak, working the UI on the hardware, isn't the rocket science but more cumbersome.
Funny reading this post because I thought it was just me.
Post-Cygnus, I even removed a lot of my Austin Buddy presets and my own creations (backed up on my hard drive though) to make room for the 4.01 presets because they sound so good.
Some hidden gems include 'Modern Eddie' (cool pitch...
While I LOVE my Fractal and it's a desert island piece of gear, sometimes I want and need simple. Sometimes I just want and need to plug straight into an amp. Sometimes I don't want or need to bring an FRFR.
While I LOVE my Fractal and it's a desert island piece of gear, sometimes I...
Most people don't know this but any amp modeler that doesn't do multiple amp models at a time has devoted ALL of its computing power into making that one digital amp model sound as authentic as possible.
IOW, if an amp has multiple modeling options, that doesn't mean its computing power is...
I can't check out the video right now but I'm surprised that you're finding any modeled fuzz to be close to the real thing.
I don't understand the details, but I've read that fuzz pedals are the most difficult for modelers to nail because of impedance issues.
Maybe someone else can fill in the...