Red Box and cabinet simulators

Discussion in 'Recording/Live Sound' started by bionic, Feb 22, 2008.

  1. bionic

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    Anybody use Red Boxes or cabinet simulators when tracking guitars. I would think it would have quicker response then a mic'd cab. Rumor has it that Mike Fraser used this for Ac/Dc's Stiff Upper Lip guitar sound - which I love!
     
  2. Smakutus

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    I use an ADA Microcab for recording guitar and bass parts. I run my old red Egnater preamp through it. I tried a Red Box before buying this, and didn't like the sound of it at all. The Microcab has a lot of different cab choices for different sounds.

    Jeff
     
  3. SatelliteNine

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    The only one's I have ever liked are the Palmer boxes, and even they take a bit of work to sound as good as a '57 on a cab. Red boxes are useful for alternate flavors sometimes, and you can run what you have recorded through the free MDA Combo plugin for some neat effects.
     
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    Believe it or not, and it's hard for me to even type this, but Behringer makes a DI with active cabinet simulation, that I've heard really good things about.
     
  5. elambo

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    After buying a Palmer PDI-03, I've used a cab very little. I'm the type of annoying guy who will do anything for an extra bit of tone, and I have the mics and cabs available, but I haven't felt the need to use them.
     
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    It shouldn't be hard for you to write that since the $35 Behringer DI sounded better than the Palmer-09 unit I owned, iso cabs I've owned, etc... it is the best bang for the buck I've ever purchased. For DI cabinet simulation, is as good anything in the lower price range. I'm guessing the high end Palmers might have the edge, but for under $300 or $400, it's the way to go, plus you get a DI that sounds better than the Countryman DI I use to own.
     
  7. elambo

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    The price, and especially the brand name, steer me away from that box, but if you say it sounds better than the 09... This is have to audition.
     
  8. drfrankencopter

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    I need a stereo load-box (or a couple of seperate boxes) with line outs to do some silent recordings using NI Guitar Rig's cab simulators...can anyone point me at something that will fit the bill? At this time I'd rather not pony up $1200 for two of the palmer units.

    Cheers

    Kris
     
  9. Tbone135

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    Two Hot Plates will get you there. Tons of 'em on e-bay usually if you don't want to buy new.
     
  11. RockStarNick

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    If you go to:

    www.myspace.com/thedancefloorremix

    That's my band. We only have ONE demo song up there at the moment, but all the tracks were done direct with various guitars and amps thru the behringer 4x12 simulator, with zero EQing for the most part.

    By itself: sounds eh eh

    Within the context of a song and a track: pretty darn good for $40.
     
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    I use the palmer PGA-04 with great results. Haven't mic'd a cab in a while as the sound is pretty damn close.
     
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    I listened to the two clips. The Behringer sounds similar to the miked version, but doesn't grab the guts of the sound. It's also not as close to an "emulation" of a cabinet as what a Palmer 09 will give you. It is good for $40.
     
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    For 40 bucks and in the mix, I was pleasantly surprised by it. The thing I like about direct stuff is the quick setup, the consistency, and no stage bleed in.
     
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