#1
I'm headed to guitarcenter today, I think i'm going to trade in my amp for a modeler for direct recording. I want the highest quality in tone but i dont really want to spend $500, i will if i have to though....I play high gain stuff, which one would you recemmend zoom g3? digitech? i was also considering the pod line but not sure which one and i'm not afraid of buying used. which brings up another concern. if i go direct, then it will act as an audio interface but will it also be my audio interface for ezdrummer inside my DAW?
#2
As an effects unit I'd always recommend the Zoom G3.

For interfaces though, go to the recording forum & read the stickies. You don't need the Zoom, all amp sims & effects can be done by your PC.
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#3
All of them suck for high gain stuff. Maybe Amplitube and get some of their a-la carte amps, like the Engl and Orange models, but probably much better to get at least a dedicated pedal for that. I actually like the HT series by Blackstar as it sounds natural and has speaker emulation for recording.
Sorry but modelers are not really good at the high gain stuff.