The Judist
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Join date: Jan 2006
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#1
If I've got an FX unit that can, say, emulate the tone of a Mesa dual rectifier, when playing live should I just put that through my 1x12 combo that I use live - as opposed to emulating the tone of said amp through a 4x12 cab (emulated) then through my combo?
I hope that makes sense.
Just trying to figure out if speaker emulation is negated or not when used through a real speaker.
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Roc8995
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Join date: Nov 2005
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#2
It's usually best to turn off cab emulation if you're using a 'proper' cab. The emulation usually sounds weird through something it's trying to emulate.
gumbilicious
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Join date: Oct 2007
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#3
Quote by The Judist
If I've got an FX unit that can, say, emulate the tone of a Mesa dual rectifier, when playing live should I just put that through my 1x12 combo that I use live - as opposed to emulating the tone of said amp through a 4x12 cab (emulated) then through my combo?
I hope that makes sense.
Just trying to figure out if speaker emulation is negated or not when used through a real speaker.


it does make sense.

speaker emulation is usually not bypassed. you should bypass it in this situation.
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#4
It's not negated by the speaker, it's compounded actually. So even more low and high end are rolled off, and you get a weird extra focused, but boxy sound. Disable the speaker emulation when you use a real speaker and cab.
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Tremolo Bum
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#5
Cab emulation should only be used when runing into something other than a guitar cab.
gumbilicious
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#6
Quote by Tremolo Bum
Cab emulation should only be used when runing into something other than a guitar cab.


yeah, like a buffalo

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#7
Quote by gumbilicious
yeah, like a buffalo



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