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Old 09-30-2012, 10:51 PM   #1
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Modeling amp or modelling software

Hey guys, I'm trying to figure out if I would be better off with a modelling amp or modelling software. I need something that I can use with headphones due to the fact that lately I haven't had much time to play my 6505 during reasonable hours and therefore haven't been playing much.

It seems to me that modelling software is more expandable, but my main gripe is that it doesn't seem like there is a way to use a footswitch with amplitube or guitar rig without spending a bit of money, also my current interface is a cheap m audio fast track which only outputs audio on the right channel, so i would also have to be replace which is more $$$. I can pick up a peavey vypyr 30 and sanpera I footswitch for $200ish on CL so that is also a possibility.

If I do go with modelling software I'm thinking of going with a line 6 ux2 toneport and podfarm 2.5, but I'm not sure how much I like the sound, wondering what your thoughts are on that as well.

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Old 10-01-2012, 04:01 AM   #2
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How about one of the POD HD floor units? I think they will give you the same sound you would get out of POD Farm, and give you a footswitch.

I'm in a similar spot right now. I like modeling software, but I also like being able to kick from one tone to another. I'm hoping for a studio setup centered around an Axe FX controlled via MIDI. But until then, I'm settling for live practice with an old POD floorboard, and when it comes to recording just record the different tones individually.

On a side note, make sure to check out Lepou plugins if you're going the modeling route. They're free and sound AMAZING!
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Old 10-01-2012, 08:06 AM   #3
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For that price, and to do modeled 6505, go for the vyper 30 & sanpera.
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Old 10-01-2012, 11:06 AM   #4
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I got a Vypyr 30 its LOUD go with the Pod HD300-500
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Old 10-01-2012, 11:48 AM   #5
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I'm a huge fan of the Pod HD series. I'll recommend that all day if you're looking for modeling (and on a budget). The HD series has it's own software and if I'm not mistaken it can be used with Guitar Rig and/or Amplitube.
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Old 10-01-2012, 12:02 PM   #6
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Okay so since a few of you are reccomending a pod, how much better is the modelling than a spider. I guess the spider tarnished line 6's reputation for me.

I should have added im looking to spend $200, maybe stretch it to $300.
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Old 10-01-2012, 12:21 PM   #7
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Here is a quick comparison i did of my Vypyr vs the 6505+.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GKdi...CSvOWxg&index=1


As for the 6505+ sound from a VST plugin i use the TSE X50 plus impulses.

http://www.theserinaexperiment.net/website/software.htm

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ONE last thing to note, i can play my 6505+ noise free using my fast track. Goes like this

6505+ Send to Fast Track Input 1
Add an amp sim and just use the power amp section of the sim such as Peavey's ReValver
Add an Impulse

I know none of the things i listed give you the ability to flip between channels other than the vypyr but you can definately get close to the 6505+ sound.

If you can get a PODHD sounds like you might be most happy with that route. Since you have the 6505+ for jamming you can get quiet and jam in the night hours with a PODHD..
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Old 10-01-2012, 12:30 PM   #8
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I dont neccessarily need a 6505+ tone, as long as i can still get a decent hi gain tone i also play other genres as well so versatility is a plus. I want something that i can jam with headphones and still be able to use a footswitch. But i dont want crap sound quality. Ill definitely check out your comparison but im currently at work.
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Old 10-01-2012, 12:39 PM   #9
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PODhd. You can also use it for just effects and as a preamp if you want to use it with your 6505.

Worth it.
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Old 10-02-2012, 07:12 PM   #10
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I'm deciding to go with the pod studio ux2 and pod farm 2.5... After doing some research the floor pod plus uses the same samples as pod 2.0, pod farm uses the same samples as pod x3, and pod hd uses its own samples as of now.

I just can't justify spending $330.00 for a podhd300, when i can just use pod farm.
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