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After getting Guitar Rig on my computer I noticed that I hadn't used my amp in a long time (Fender Blues Jr) so I sold it. I don't miss it at all as I only play at home for my own amusement. So many sounds at my fingertips!

Can people even tell this is a not a real amp?

PS The drums aren't real either. EZ Drummer. I think I played the fills on a midi pad. Also I made the up the vocals on the spot so they are stream of consciousness.

https://soundcloud.com/https%3A%2F%2Fsoundcloud.com%2Fguncho%2Ffunky-blues
 

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Well if you tell a guitar player a tone is from a modeler, they will tell you they can hear it.

I love garage band because i can record with various tones, with headphones, any time.
 

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Recording and practicing I like virtual amps. I agree Garageband is great. Live on stage when it's loud I like the feel you get from a good tube amp. I've tried a modeller live a couple of times and it just wasn't the same. To be fair it was older gear, e.g. Line 6 Pod XT Live into the P.A. I've also tried some nice SS amps Marshall, Traynor, and Fender. The dynamics are not the same. They all sounded good but they didn't feel as good to me. I'm sure the audience couldn't care less or even hear a difference but the feel affected my enjoyment and thus my playing.
 

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After getting Guitar Rig on my computer I noticed that I hadn't used my amp in a long time (Fender Blues Jr) so I sold it. I don't miss it at all as I only play at home for my own amusement. So many sounds at my fingertips!

Can people even tell this is a not a real amp?

PS The drums aren't real either. EZ Drummer. I think I played the fills on a midi pad. Also I made the up the vocals on the spot so they are stream of consciousness.

https://soundcloud.com/https%3A%2F%2Fsoundcloud.com%2Fguncho%2Ffunky-blues
Sounds great , what interface are you using for the guitar?
 

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Sounds great to me.

Which amp sim are you using?
It's called "Bias Amp" from a company called Positive Grid. I was sorta torn between getting an Axe FX II or Kemper but then I saved $3000 by getting the plugin. haha

They sell another plugin called "Bias FX" which I also bought - basically modelled stomp boxes and other effects. If you can record with zero latency (or close to it) they sound and feel good enough to record with.
 

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There's nothing about that I don't like. Well done! :)

After getting Guitar Rig on my computer I noticed that I hadn't used my amp in a long time (Fender Blues Jr) so I sold it. I don't miss it at all as I only play at home for my own amusement. So many sounds at my fingertips!

Can people even tell this is a not a real amp?

PS The drums aren't real either. EZ Drummer. I think I played the fills on a midi pad. Also I made the up the vocals on the spot so they are stream of consciousness.

https://soundcloud.com/https%3A%2F%2Fsoundcloud.com%2Fguncho%2Ffunky-blues
 

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It's called "Bias Amp" from a company called Positive Grid. I was sorta torn between getting an Axe FX II or Kemper but then I saved $3000 by getting the plugin. haha

They sell another plugin called "Bias FX" which I also bought - basically modelled stomp boxes and other effects. If you can record with zero latency (or close to it) they sound and feel good enough to record with.
Sounds great!

Here you go.

Real or amp sim?

https://soundcloud.com/https%3A%2F%2Fsoundcloud.com%2Fguncho%2Fbig-score
 

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Is there any decent free software that has amp and effects modeling? I'm not ready to switch, but am curious enough to try it out. But since I am only curious, I don't want to pay to buy the software.
 

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Is there any decent free software that has amp and effects modeling? I'm not ready to switch, but am curious enough to try it out. But since I am only curious, I don't want to pay to buy the software.
Try the Positive Grid stuff if you can. I thought the tones via iRig were pretty darn good.
 

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Is there any decent free software that has amp and effects modeling? I'm not ready to switch, but am curious enough to try it out. But since I am only curious, I don't want to pay to buy the software.
I agree with the Positive Grid idea. I've heard very good things about it (but don't know if they have a trial version).

I get by with my Mac Garageband for screwin' around - but I live in a house and I can make all the noise I want any time I want so a quiet modeling solution isn't anything I invest any time, thought or money into at this point in time. As was mentioned, DO NOT rely on your computer speakers - they make everything sound small and thin. Plug it into a decent hi-fi with reasonable frequency response (bare minimum 50 Hz to 18 kHz - which is easy to attain nowadays). It will make all the difference to really hearing the modeler at it's best.
 

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I agree with the Positive Grid idea. I've heard very good things about it (but don't know if they have a trial version).

I get by with my Mac Garageband for screwin' around - but I live in a house and I can make all the noise I want any time I want so a quiet modeling solution isn't anything I invest any time, thought or money into at this point in time. As was mentioned, DO NOT rely on your computer speakers - they make everything sound small and thin. Plug it into a decent hi-fi with reasonable frequency response (bare minimum 50 Hz to 18 kHz - which is easy to attain nowadays). It will make all the difference to really hearing the modeler at it's best.

If I do find some software to fart around with I will be OK for speakers. I run my desktop through a Kemwood mini home stereo system which has good speakers.
 
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