That's exaclty why do. you can have also the input eq with ozone 5matcheq
run a pink noise through amp @-80db and make a snapshot
run a sine sweep through amp and make a snaphot
I just tried this trick. I mean, it makes sense and all but I was skeptical.
And I was wrong. This is the real deal!
Matching the output Volume and EQ of both models with -10db pink noise input is important to do first.
The second step of -80db pink noise at input not only helps to match the input eq but also amount of gain.
Works for high and low gain amps, but you have to choose an amp with a similar gain structure first.
So here are the steps again:
Turn off IRs on both plugins.
1. Set both amp models with Gain,Bass,Mid,Treble,Presence at 5, and if you are capturing NDSP plugins set Helix Master at 1, and Sag, Hum, and Ripple at 0, because NDSP 'models' are preamps.
2. Run guitar level -10db pink noise through the NDSP plugin and save the response and level.
3. Run -10db pink noise through the Helix model and match the first response Level and EQ, it is important that you match their Level here too.
Output matching is done here, now for input matching which is where "FEEL" is happening.
4. Run a very low level pink noise through the NDSP plugin like -80db, it is important that the amp doesn't distort at all, I use -80db for very high gain amps, but you can use any value as long as the amp doesn't start distorting and you can clearly see the response in your analyzer, save the response and level.
5. Run the same low level pink noise through the Helix model and match EQ and level, it is important that you match the input level here too AFTER you matched the level in step #3.
Anyone has the Soldano plugin and willing to share a quick recording files here?
Just record 10 seconds of input pink noise at -10db and -80db through it with 5,5,5,5 settings and share the wav files in a zip, so I can match it myself.