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Old 03-27-2013, 03:59 PM   #1
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Question Amp modelling

Do you think modelled amp plugins on computer will replace tube and digital amps?
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Old 03-27-2013, 04:00 PM   #2
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Nope.
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Old 03-27-2013, 04:06 PM   #3
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Old 03-27-2013, 04:22 PM   #4
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I don't know if its gonna be plugins or hardware but eventually yes. Tube technology is really old and it will die sooner or later.
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Old 03-27-2013, 04:24 PM   #5
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Just like vinyl records died.

No, wait. .
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Old 03-27-2013, 04:25 PM   #6
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Yeh, they're gonna stop building prop planes soon too, and internal combustion engines.

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Old 03-27-2013, 04:29 PM   #7
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Analog pedals are history too!
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Old 03-27-2013, 05:18 PM   #8
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I hope not...There most likely will be a large amount of people using plugins and downloadable foot pedal effects via phone/computers. However, it could be a best of both worlds situation too where these plugins could be installed on a tube amp.
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Old 03-27-2013, 05:30 PM   #9
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i wouldnt say replace, buy yes there are already the likes of axe fx and kempler profiling amp that are just pretty damn close, and new generation will most likely embrace the digital age in the guitar world, keeping the Analog market to limiyed audience.
This will take years though.
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Old 03-27-2013, 05:38 PM   #10
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And the point of this thread is? I am a big advocate of modelling, I use amp sims almost exclusively at home in my apartment, but I always enjoy the chance to fire up my tube amps at practise
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Old 03-27-2013, 05:38 PM   #11
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Nope but it has definitely carved it's own place into the market and it'll probably get bigger as time goes on. Don't be surprised if like a decade from now one of the big amp brands puts out an amp modeler of their own.
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Old 03-27-2013, 05:40 PM   #12
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Just look at the AxeFX. It sounds great and can sound like a good tube amp, if you put a lot of work into the presets.
Also free plugins like lepous amp sims come very close to the originals.

The problem is, that those effects units - like the AxeFX - aren't very straight forward and might be a bit overwhelming. Real tube amps on the other hand are easier to understand and dialing a good tone doesn't take a lot of time.

With increasing processing power for less money I can see amp simulators replace tube amps quality wise. But the music industry is pretty backwards so I can also see a lot of musicians not trust them.


But if you want to replicate a tube amp, you could just skip all the efford of modelling it and just get the real thing. At least if you have the money.

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Old 03-27-2013, 05:53 PM   #13
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Nope but it has definitely carved it's own place into the market and it'll probably get bigger as time goes on. Don't be surprised if like a decade from now one of the big amp brands puts out an amp modeler of their own.


I'm pretty surprised they haven't done it by now...The question is, what names do you think will be involved?

I've been thinking Amplitube and, DARE I SAY, Line 6....or maybe Marshall....
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Old 03-27-2013, 05:53 PM   #14
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I'd imagine they'd replace a lot of live rigs, they seem to have started already what with numerous big names using AxeFX for everything from effects to the full rig. But for studio? I doubt it, certainly not in the big leagues at any rate. Maybe individual studios would get AxeFX or a Kemper and smaller artists might use them. I love amp sims, but they'll never smell as good as a cooked tube amp.
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Old 03-27-2013, 05:56 PM   #15
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There will always be a few ol' romantics who will share the love for tube amps, in spite of the level of obscurity that tube amps will get to.
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I'm pretty surprised they haven't done it by now...The question is, what names do you think will be involved?

I've been thinking Amplitube and, DARE I SAY, Line 6....or maybe Marshall....

Never heard of the Line 6 Vetta?
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I'm pretty surprised they haven't done it by now...The question is, what names do you think will be involved?

I've been thinking Amplitube and, DARE I SAY, Line 6....or maybe Marshall....

you guys forgot about revalver, huh.
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Periphery used only AXE-FX for their tone on their latest album and it busts balls. They used an EVH 5150 III as a power amp, but still, most of that tone is the AXE.

When I get enough $$ to get myself an Axe Fx II and a Matrix poweramp, I'm switching so fast. Hate the unreliable nature of the tube amp, only sounds the same probably 50% of the time when you turn it on. Gotta tweak it for weather and other stuff... I'm done with it. Bring on the digital revolution.
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Never heard of the Line 6 Vetta?


That's a great response. I own the Vetta ii....bought it like 6 months ago. It's the most amazing amp I've ever used. It's by far, the tube-iest solid state I've heard yet.

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