Recording With Just Amp Farm???

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  1. football

    football Silver Supporting Member

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    Traveling to Florida from Boston to do a 10 song CD. Studio is an old Pro Tools rig running on OS9 :-(

    The engineer plans on using "Amp Farm" which I've always found extremely uninspiring. I mentioned that I hoped to find some other alternative, he told the client I didn't want to but we would use Amp Farm regardless.

    I use Overloud's TH1 a lot but that won't run on his rig (nor will any recent amp simulators). If I owned a laptop I'd bring that with my Apogee Duet and everything would be fine.

    I was hoping to come up with a solution to use something else but that wouldn't cost a fortune. In the meantime, does anyone here use Amp Farm much and like it? BTW, it's a rock record so mostly Marshally type overdrive sounds.
     
  2. djd100

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    Assuming an old TDM rig (don't have any experience with PT LE), I've found the TDM OS9 Amp Farm to sound real good.

    I generally use the Matchless/Marshall/Fender models with the 4-12 Near-Off Axis to track, usually with a AC Booster, Modded Sparkle Drive, or OCD in front with minimum drive for boost, followed with convolution cabs via Altiverb during the mix (1028 sample latency via Direct Connet/HTDM, so the convolution cabs are best left for mix). If he has Mic Modeler and Analog Channel 2 plugs they help as well.

    I tend to use fairly bright low power PAF style humbuckers mostly into a quality mic pre (Digi Pre or UA LA-610 into Apogee converters most often). It sounds good with single coils too, but not so good with over-wound high output humbuckers which are all midrange etc.

    Good luck...
     
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    football Silver Supporting Member

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    Thanks so much for the informative reply. Makes me a little less nervous about tracking a whole CD with it if I don't come up with an alternative (which I probably won't). Yup, it's an old TDM rig.
     
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    The old Mix systems are killer with Altiverb and quality converters, it'll be fine.

    One thing I forgot, make sure you plug your guitar into a Hi-Z mic pre guitar/instrument input to make sure your passive pups are loaded similarly to a real guitar amp (assuming passive pups etc).

    Have fun...

     

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