PSA-1 Sansamp vs amplitube plug ins

Discussion in 'Recording/Live Sound' started by Cary Chilton, Jul 25, 2006.

  1. Cary Chilton

    Cary Chilton Senior Member

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    Has anyone both of these? Which do you prefer? I am amplitube and it is nice but I have also been thinking about the sansamp plug for sometime now...
     
  2. LSchefman

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    I've used the sansamp plug-in quite a bit, and it's different from what you're using, not better or worse. It sounds like a sansamp (I've compared it directly with the hardware sansamp).

    What I use it for is to create a little bit of grit on certain acoustic guitar parts, or on a synth. I record the acoustic guitar or synth, copy the part, and then use the sansamp on the copied part at a lower volume. The combined tracks sound pretty cool.
     
  3. jumpchamp

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    if used correctly, the sansamp can sound great on vocals too!
     
  4. MalcolmTex

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    I thinkthe PSA1 is the secret weapon! One of the best pieces of gear available. I use mine to punch up drums as well as for guitar. I wonder if they will ever create a PSA1 with a USB or frirewire interface?
     
  5. 2012studios

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    neither one is "better" in all situations.
    they're just DIFFERENT.

    if you're unhappy with your guitar sound using amp simulators... STOP!!!!

    get yourself a low wattage small tube combo and an SM57 (or whatever)

    seriously... there really is no comparison! amp simulators work great and sound fine, and can fit into a mix better than a mic'd signal at times... but nothing will replace a speaker pushing air. when you listen back, you can hear it translate. amp sims try to fake it... and it's a good fake... but ask yourself... would you want your girl to fake it with you... even if she was good at faking it ?

    i can personally vouch for the Randall MTS line. the VERSATILITY is unmatched. the TONE is there. i have the RM20B combo. it's 15 watts with a Greenback Celestion. i can turn the master up to 10 without melting my face off, or upsetting the neighborhood. i can't do that with my 4x12 MESA... pushing those tubes hard creates the cream you'll never find in a simulation... yet.

    it feels better too.

    in another 5 years.... who knows. right now... i don't think anything is better than Guitar Rig 2, IMO.

    using guitar plugs (i stick to GR2) on things OTHER than guitar is fun and useful. as mentioned - drums for example... synth tracks... even vocals, you never know.

    good luck.
     
  6. Cary Chilton

    Cary Chilton Senior Member

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    2012, HAHAHA no I hate my girl to fake it! I have a Stephenson StageHog customized for me -killer small tube amp. I just wondered about the psa-1 actually for vocals and other inst.- I saw sanamp being used on PT method one so I just thought , maybe it might be useful? Not sure, thats all
     
  7. 2012studios

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    personally, on rock/pop stuff i tend to shy away from plug-ins, period.

    on experimental/prog/electronic/hip-hop stuff, anything goes.

    i don't think using the sansamp plug on vocals wouldn't be much different from using amplitube, but YMMV.
     

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