I have an Axe8 I bought with the intention of making it easier on my back when playing live. I just couldn’t get along with it. I still use it for quick recording and stuff but I just couldn’t “connect” with it. Back to tube amps live
I agree but the problem is that most of us do realize that and are not good with it lol, so it’s not any easierYou aren't going to get an amp in the room sound with a modeller and FRFR. What you will get is a great mic'd cab sound. Once you realize that and are good with it, then it is much easier.
Funny how the top names have stopped doing double blind tests because they were all starting to fail them!
And ya, knowing how to use the equipment correctly goes a long way.
Raise your hands if you've heard someone make a Mesa Boogie Mark amp sound terrible.
Funny, my first Mesa was an earlier Dual Rec and it sounded awesome right away. Maybe I got lucky because every other Mesa I've owned was work to find the sound.Hell, raise your hand if you’ve ever personally made a Boogie sound terrible, I know I certainly have. First time I played a Dual Rec I was like, “WTF? Is this broken? It sounds like shit, not like Petrucci on Awake!” I had no clue about the active EQ and my usual, smiley face EQ settings definitely weren’t doing the trick. At least by the time I got to a MKIV I knew what to expect and it didn’t take quite as long to figure it out.
I have to agree with Racer on this one... no modeler ever gave me the same feel as a player and I really wanted them to work, I always came away disappointed. The interaction is not the same with digital sound emulation versus analog, it just isn't. 1 and 0's and not the same a electrons leaping from anode to cathode depending on how hard you fret the note, bend it with swirling harmonic distortion with feedback and sustain.Recording yes....running direct, yes...but standing next to it (frfr or power amp) negative ghostrider. My bud gets a fantastic tone recorded and live through the pa. But no amount of tweaking gets his Kemper to feel and react like a real tube amp when you are standing in front of it.
Problem is, people have copied EXACTLY certain vintage circuits with the exact same values and they still can’t replicate the original circuit. You can have a copy that should sound the same based on the numbers but yet it’s still not equal.1s and 0s is just a system called binary for computer engineering. Computers were valve systems in the early days. Electrons move in computers as well. They aren't running on magic. Can they model quantum computations? Absolutely. Same math. In fact amplifiers aren't that hard to replicate in comparison to say modelling atomic collisions in a particle generator. Amplifiers are definitely not as complex as a biological system either.
A vacuum tube physics is perfectly explained by the same math in both the analogue and the digital world. The math doesn't change.
Yes they can and have. It's called a Kemper profiler and people claiming Golden ears fail the blind tests which is why they won't do them anymore.Problem is, people have copied EXACTLY certain vintage circuits with the exact same values and they still can’t replicate the original circuit. You can have a copy that should sound the same based on the numbers but yet it’s still not equal.
Same with modelers. Digital does not equal analog.
Kemper hasn't updated. It got it right.Then why did the AxeFXII blow away the AxeFXI and it's multiple updates? Ditto for the AxeFXIII and the II?
There's dozens of folks on various forums right now who swear on their kids that the latest FX update (Cygnus?)
is the closest thing to real yet.