#1
Hi!, well, basically, my question is that. Keep in mind i only need to record, forget 'bout live playing.

Would it be the same to use software like Amplitube, Podfarm or Guitar Rig 3 for recording and using Multi-FX units like POD X3, Zoom G2NU?? Or is it one of those things better than the other?

I'm asking this because i had a Zoom G7.1ut (Sadly, had to sell it) and as you know, it is digital.. But i remember the sound of it was much better than any Amp modeling software i've already tried using demos.

My question is...for recording, is there a big difference between Multi-FX units (Pod X3, Gt-10, Zoom G2Nu), and Amp and effects modeling software (amplitube, Guitar Rig 3, Pod Farm) ?

Which of those 2 things you guys recommend?

Please excuse my english.
#2
If you're only using it for recording (no live use), the software is definitely the best sounding and most flexible approach. Unless we're talking about the Axe-FX, which is to my ears the best sounding modeller of any sort in the world.

The biggest advantage of software, in my mind, is the ability to change your tone after recording. That, and the sound quality/response is generally superb.

The biggest advantage of hardware is the convenience and portability - no opening up software and setting up ASIO drivers. There's also zero latency.
#3
Thanks four your answer, i was about to buy hardware, but since all of them are digital, and work the same way the software would do, i thought it would be stupid to buy hardware having already Podfarm or Amplitube. I guess i'll buy Revalver, its the best modeling software i've ever heard. Thanks Kyle!.

I would still like to read other opinions.
#4
Well I have POD Farm and when I can't record my amps mic'd, I use that. It's a great substitute for when quiet is the only option, or when you just need to take something down quick without worrying about setting everything up.

A better question is, what's your budget for all of this? That plays a pretty big factor.
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#5
Quote by Lemming16
Thanks four your answer, i was about to buy hardware, but since all of them are digital, and work the same way the software would do, i thought it would be stupid to buy hardware having already Podfarm or Amplitube. I guess i'll buy Revalver, its the best modeling software i've ever heard. Thanks Kyle!.

I would still like to read other opinions.

Revalver is superb.

Before you do, try some of the LePou/Nick Crow plugins - use em with LeCab and God's Impulses. I've switched to using these for my productions instead of Amplitube 3 and they sound better than ever.
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Quote by kyle62
Revalver is superb.

Before you do, try some of the LePou/Nick Crow plugins - use em with LeCab and God's Impulses. I've switched to using these for my productions instead of Amplitube 3 and they sound better than ever.


Yes, i've heard that there are many free amp and cab simulations that sound even better than those that cost money!. Technology is a blessing for us that don't have thousands of dollars to spend on tube amps.

There is other thing that's also bugging me. About the POD HD amp emulations. Can modeling software, (technically) produce emulations like those of the POD HD Series?
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Quote by Lemming16
Yes, i've heard that there are many free amp and cab simulations that sound even better than those that cost money!. Technology is a blessing for us that don't have thousands of dollars to spend on tube amps.

There is other thing that's also bugging me. About the POD HD amp emulations. Can modeling software, (technically) produce emulations like those of the POD HD Series?

I'd say if anything software can do better. The POD HD is pretty good, but decent software is still going to be better just because of the sheer processing power of the average PC. The reason the Axe-Fx is so fantastic is that it's basically is a very powerful, specialised computer.