#3
look on youtube and decide for yourself. i think all of them sound horrible except for a few. this is my signal path (ran through reaper):

TS' Secret (tube screamer copy)
Poulin Legion
Poulin LeCab2
ReaEQ with a low pass filter at around 7900 Hz
#6
Yeah, whatever you use, get impulses along with it.
The cabinet sims on the VSTs suck really hard 90% of the time.
I use Amplitube 3 and Amplitube Metal, they don't let me down at all.
Last edited by SkepsisMetal at Nov 30, 2011,
#7
*Tries hard not to get wound up once again by the heinous misuse of terminology in this thread*

Only amp sims I've found particularly good are the LePou plug-ins (mainly LeCto, LE456 and LeXtac) though many of the freeware ones that are supposed to be of a similar standard aren't available as Mac AU's so I can't vouch for them; I will add, though, that each version of Guitar Rig I've tried was harsh and horrible to my ears, and I didn't like Amplitube last time I tried it. Gave Revalver a go about 10-12months ago and that was pretty good for the fully-commercial side of things but I still feel the best amp sim tones I've had are from LeCto/LE456 -> God'sCab or (Ryan) Catharsis' impulse responses for rhythm, and the same with LeXtac as the amp for lead tones.

I'd still take a nice, valve amp tracked properly over amp sims any day though - they are just very useful for mixing if you have some clean DI's and weren't present for the tracking, as you can be sure that if the tracked tones don't cut it you will at least have a plan B (though this is just as valuable even if you were present, as a clean DI taken from a split signal while tracking can save your butt if you're on a strict deadline and can't get anyone to re-track the offending parts).
Hey, look. Sigs are back.
Last edited by DisarmGoliath at Nov 30, 2011,
#10
Quote by FireHawk
*cough* i mean impulse loader...

You know I didn't just mean you I'm only semi-bothered anyway, really it's just something for me to moan about and get out of my system haha.

Still, should be correcting yourself to say impulse response...
Hey, look. Sigs are back.
#11
Quote by DisarmGoliath
You know I didn't just mean you I'm only semi-bothered anyway, really it's just something for me to moan about and get out of my system haha.

Still, should be correcting yourself to say impulse response...


I call it an impulse cab, so ha, take that.
#12
Quote by DisarmGoliath
*Tries hard not to get wound up once again by the heinous misuse of terminology in this thread*

I heard you like VSTs.
Let's party.
#14
Quote by Odirunn
I heard you like VSTs.



____________________________
The LeGion amp sim is pretty solid and so id the TSE X50
If you're serious about needed some Design or Motion Graphics done for your band, youtube, or literally anything else you should email me at CoreGraphics@live.com. My services are quite affordable for the quality I deliver.

Youtube: CoreGraphics
Last edited by kcorkcar at Dec 1, 2011,
#15
VSTi's > VSTs > AU > Other gay shit I am too tired and bored to remember...

:p

EDIT: That's right I am comparing keyboards and samplers to reverb effects...**** all those apples to apples comparisons. We are doing some Apples to Bananas shits
#17
Quote by kcorkcar


I must concede, that gave me quite the chuckle But still... ah, sod it


P.S FireHawk, I swear you've been smoking something funky tonight
Hey, look. Sigs are back.
#18
Quote by DisarmGoliath

P.S FireHawk, I swear you've been smoking something funky tonight


Nah just cranking out a 10 page financial analysis of W.W. Grainger that is due tomorrow and upset that it means no Battlefield 3 for me tonight while I can hear my roommate playing it in his room on the other side of the wall for the last 4 hours.
#19
Quote by FireHawk
Nah just cranking out a 10 page financial analysis of W.W. Grainger that is due tomorrow and upset that it means no Battlefield 3 for me tonight while I can hear my roommate playing it in his room on the other side of the wall for the last 4 hours.

ProTip: You could always seek revenge on your roommate by knocking on your door, opening it, closing it, then playing a random porno loud enough for him to hear, with your voice dubbed over the original male actor's voice...

And then pray he doesn't want to play tag team and open the door to you staging a steamy sex scene while you do some schoolwork
Hey, look. Sigs are back.
#20
or i could bang his girlfriend when he leaves for class tomorrow and she still asleep in his room...of course i may go to jail for that...

or i could knock on his door and when he answers i just stare at him rubbing myself
Last edited by FireHawk at Dec 1, 2011,
#21
Quote by kyle62
Well played, sir.

It was the first thing that came to mind when I found out about ReValver's VST host plugin
If you're serious about needed some Design or Motion Graphics done for your band, youtube, or literally anything else you should email me at CoreGraphics@live.com. My services are quite affordable for the quality I deliver.

Youtube: CoreGraphics
#22
Quote by FireHawk
or i could bang his girlfriend when he leaves for class tomorrow and she still asleep in his room...of course i may go to jail for that...

or i could knock on his door and when he answers i just stare at him rubbing myself

Ah, halls of residence... a better idea would be to gaffa tape several layers of bin bags (I believe you call them trash bags or something similar) over his doorway from the outside, then call him to come out of his room.
Hey, look. Sigs are back.
#23
yeah i don't want the paint to come off the frame of the doors (from the tape) as I already have enough to pay for in this apartment (drunkly broke both my closet doors lol). I was thinking of saran wrapping his toilet seat (we all have our own in the apartment) so when he pisses it shoots every direction...

EDIT:I have a feeling we may have a warning coming are way for this random convo...
#24
Quote by FireHawk
yeah i don't want the paint to come off the frame of the doors (from the tape) as I already have enough to pay for in this apartment (drunkly broke both my closet doors lol). I was thinking of saran wrapping his toilet seat (we all have our own in the apartment) so when he pisses it shoots every direction...

EDIT:I have a feeling we may have a warning coming are way for this random convo...

Don't worry, Chris and Matrix both love me, right guys? Besides, not sure but I think Chris only mods GG&A or GB&C.


Anyway, of all the tricks I've played on someone, the best/most annoying I ever did was find everything with a programmable alarm on it (clocks, watches, radios, gameboy/DS etc.) and set them to random intervals between the times of 2 and 5 AM, then hid them around this guy's room in various places (in the compartment under his bed, behind a photo on a shelf, behind the curtain on the windowsill, and if I remember rightly even one between his mattress and headboard...)

To cut a long story short, he came to school the next day looking pretty tired and ranting about how one of us who was at his place the night before had kept him up all night searching for bleeping alarm clocks while half-asleep
Hey, look. Sigs are back.
#25
Quote by DisarmGoliath
Don't worry, Chris and Matrix both love me, right guys? Besides, not sure but I think Chris only mods GG&A or GB&C.


Anyway, of all the tricks I've played on someone, the best/most annoying I ever did was find everything with a programmable alarm on it (clocks, watches, radios, gameboy/DS etc.) and set them to random intervals between the times of 2 and 5 AM, then hid them around this guy's room in various places (in the compartment under his bed, behind a photo on a shelf, behind the curtain on the windowsill, and if I remember rightly even one between his mattress and headboard...)

To cut a long story short, he came to school the next day looking pretty tired and ranting about how one of us who was at his place the night before had kept him up all night searching for bleeping alarm clocks while half-asleep

This I may do next time my one roommate stays at his girls place for the weekend. He will be pissed Monday morning.

Oh and while were at it the comment I wanted to say earlier when you were talking about misused terms....."I'll impulse a load in your mouth!" I figure I might as well repost it now since I deleted it earlier.
#26
Quote by FireHawk
This I may do next time my one roommate stays at his girls place for the weekend. He will be pissed Monday morning.

Oh and while were at it the comment I wanted to say earlier when you were talking about misused terms....."I'll impulse a load in your mouth!" I figure I might as well repost it now since I deleted it earlier.

Haha, careful though... don't wanna catch a VSTi

Another one I remember doing by the way - if your friend has a reasonably untidy desk, take a photo of it from above (you'll see why later) and start to apply light adhesive (or superglue, if you're evil) to the underside of all the items of stationery/random crap. Now use the photo to carefully place all the items back close to their original positions and hide the evidence (glue). All you need to do is stay silent until your roommate needs to pick one of the things up to use it and prepare for hilarity.
Hey, look. Sigs are back.
#27
Quote by DisarmGoliath
Haha, careful though... don't wanna catch a VSTi

Another one I remember doing by the way - if your friend has a reasonably untidy desk, take a photo of it from above (you'll see why later) and start to apply light adhesive (or superglue, if you're evil) to the underside of all the items of stationery/random crap. Now use the photo to carefully place all the items back close to their original positions and hide the evidence (glue). All you need to do is stay silent until your roommate needs to pick one of the things up to use it and prepare for hilarity.


damn all my roommates are really neat and clean (unlike me)...
#28
Wait, what, are you guys saying that labeling amp sims as VST's is wrong? :|
#29
I don't think so. More of a all VSTs are plugins, not all plugins are VSTs situation here. Goliath is kinda nuts.

edit: oh, and impulses vs impulse responses.
Let's party.
Last edited by Odirunn at Dec 1, 2011,