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Recent content by primemover12

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    Will My Laptop Run Amplitube 4?

    I guess the good news is that if Amplitube 4 impressed you, there's a lot of impressive plugins for you to try. In my plugins folders, the following modelers all embarrass Amplitube4: Mercuriall Euphoria (if you want a Bogner) Mercuriall Spark (if you're a Marshall guy) Neural Archetype: Nolly...
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    Will My Laptop Run Amplitube 4?

    Amplitube 5 is on the very cusp of release. Knowing IK, it will probably be mostly visual upgrades and the new IR loader. But it should still be marginally better than what is, by now, a pretty lackluster product in Amplitube 4. If you buy 4, they'll likely screw you over and make you pay up...
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    Positive Grid Spark, now only $239, Anyone want to talk me in/out of this?

    It runs Bias 1, which is even worse than Bias FX2; and Bias FX2 is about the bottom of the barrel of amp modeling plugins as far as I can tell. I prefer almost everything but maybe Pod Farm over it. Why anyone would want that in an amp is hard for me to understand.
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    Amplitube 5

    So I was thinking this morning, maybe NI is a better comparison, because the trick with them is that you don't upgrade every time they put out a new Komplete, because they always hold back the best stuff to sell separately as an expansion. Then, when the next version shows up, all the expansions...
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    Amplitube 5

    Excepting a few of the better expansions (Fender 2 and Mesa), I don't think they've been up to par in a while. When I started getting into modeling 9 years ago, Pod Farm 2 was wiping the floor with Amplitube 3. When I totally abandoned analog gear for modeling 2 years ago, ReValver 4, S-Gear...
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    Help a newbie to plan a laptop setup (Reposting here...)

    For Jazz, I don't think you'll find anything in Amplitube or from Neural that tops S-Gear. The worst thing I can say about S-Gear is that it doesn't offer any effects before the amp, so if you want a compressor or overdrive, you'll need to patch that in separately inside Reaper. If I were...
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    How many of you still keep a pedal board around?

    I've still got my whole analog rig. Pedals, 5150, rack effects. Like you said, it just sits. I dust it occasionally. At this point I keep it because I figure I might regret selling it someday.
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    Legendary Drive (Carvin Legacy) sounds like mushy fuzz in Helix

    His tone circa 1996 with the Bogner Ecstasy was peak Vai. After that, it's been downhill slide in to fuzzy, mid-heavy, squawkiness. Regarding the "Legendary Drive," it is misclassified as a drive or distortion block; it's a preamp. So I'd try using it into the cleanest amp block you've got...
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    Who's got the modern champion of 5150 sims?

    I managed to snag Neural's Archetype: Nolly suite using the Black Friday sale. I realized that this makes something like my ninth 5150 sim. It must be one of the most cloned amps these days, behind Plexis and JCM800s and Rectos. Which 5150 modeler do you consider the best? After a...
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    What's your current fav amp model?

    Axe FX II: Euro Red Modern Helix: Placater Dirty Plugins: Mercuriall Euphoria and Freeman Fluff in Amped Roots
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    Amplitube 5

    I had the same thought--you're going to model a classic like the Bogner XTC, and then you choose the baby over the 101B? The PT rather than the BE100 Deluxe? Why? Who was clamoring for that?
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    Dialing in Winger tones: HX Stomp

    Reb’s tone hasn’t changed in years. It’s a simple recipe: EMGs into Boss Super Overdrive into a very loud Marshall Super Lead. In Helix, I’d default to the Super OD into the Placator Dirty with the master around 7. Nearly all of the verb and delay you hear in the early albums were done in post...
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    Recreating SPX90 "Symphonic" - Axe-Fx III, H9 & SpaceModulator

    Super interesting. Love your channel, Leon. To my ear, nearly all of them would sound believable if you told me it was the SPX90, especially in the context of a mix. My guess would be that #3 is the flanger. I like 4 and 5 best, I think.
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    Amplitube 5

    They don't typically get explicit about the amps they're modeling, but you can usually suss it out from the looks, the promo material, and the sounds. In addition to the Fortin Cali and Nameless suites, which both model some kind of aggressive modded Marshall sounds, the Nolly suite contains 4...
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    Amplitube 5

    Definitely agreed on the vast gap in quality of sound. I can't name a single amp in Amplitube 4 MAX that has poweramp compression and sag like a real amp. Certainly nothing that sounds as good as the lead channel in Archetype Plini or the 5150 in Nolly. I think some of the amp tones in the...