Amp reivews

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Re: Amp reivews

Post by H20nly » Wed Oct 06, 2010 12:04 am

when you guys quit having friendly fantasies I wonder if someone could explain why something digital wouldn't sound just like something analog... how about you friend_kami?
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Re: Amp reivews

Post by nebulae » Wed Oct 06, 2010 1:21 am

^ I was wondering if the bee would swarm to the pot of honey.
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Re: Amp reivews

Post by friend_kami » Wed Oct 06, 2010 1:30 am

im not syaing that something digital cant sound just like something analog, i am saying that amp sounds typically digital.
bring out a fuzz pedal and hook up to your amp, then dial in a fuzz in amp and youll see what im talking about.

im pretty sure that you can get incredibly fine tones with amp in conjunction with other stuff, but for amp beeing so accessible (as was the big speech about the controls anyways) its incredibly hard to get any good gain sounds. try getting a good metal type sound that still retains a good mixture between presence, attack and gain, it will end up sounding like you run it through the overdrive set to 100% too much. the clean tones sounds great, but once you bring up the gain and you want to get your distortion on things gets a bit worse.

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Re: Amp reivews

Post by H20nly » Wed Oct 06, 2010 1:57 am

good metal is made with pedals and real amps.
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Re: Amp reivews

Post by friend_kami » Wed Oct 06, 2010 8:23 am

H20nly wrote:good metal is made with pedals and real amps.
ah yes you mean the very same way that good fm is made with a dx7, right?

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Re: Amp reivews

Post by sidownes » Wed Oct 06, 2010 10:59 am

This is completely unrelated to the sound Amp produces (which I'm a bit underwhelmed by) but the lack of a tuner is pretty annoying. I appreciate the plugin is designed to be as simple as possible but I can't see how you can record a guitar without tuning up precisely first.
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Re: Amp reivews

Post by crumhorn » Wed Oct 06, 2010 11:21 am

sidownes wrote:This is completely unrelated to the sound Amp produces (which I'm a bit underwhelmed by) but the lack of a tuner is pretty annoying. I appreciate the plugin is designed to be as simple as possible but I can't see how you can record a guitar without tuning up precisely first.
I can't deny it would be handy, but it would need an off switch to save on CPU, and doesn't every guitarist already have a tuner anyway?
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Re: Amp reivews

Post by pepezabala » Wed Oct 06, 2010 11:25 am

crumhorn wrote:I can't deny it would be handy, but it would need an off switch to save on CPU, and doesn't every guitarist already have a tuner anyway?
well, every mac-owner has garage-band, but still you prefer use live, isn't it?

A tuner plugin would be handy because you would be able to use it immedeately, without unplugging the guitar or opening 3rdparty-software. this can make a difference.

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Re: Amp reivews

Post by agent314 » Wed Oct 06, 2010 2:39 pm

Yeah, agreed. I'm a big fan of Amp, but I'm finding the lack of a tuner is annoying.

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Re: Amp reivews

Post by flowdesigner » Wed Oct 06, 2010 3:25 pm

Amp is great, and I got it for free!!!!

Its a great and inspiring way to get guitar playing into Live

I love Ableton :D

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Re: Amp reviews

Post by Buleriachk » Wed Oct 06, 2010 4:13 pm

I think the guys at Ableton are wonderful programmers and keyboard musicians, but I really don't think they are guitarists (as of yet)....... but give them a couple of years and Amplitube and Guitar Rig may have some competition.....!!!!!

Meanwhile, I'd be happy it the spacebar were made visible as a control for footswitch input....

Well, ok, AND a guitar (instrument) tuner.........

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Re: Amp reivews

Post by H20nly » Wed Oct 06, 2010 4:46 pm

friend_kami wrote:
H20nly wrote:good metal is made with pedals and real amps.
ah yes you mean the very same way that good fm is made with a dx7, right?
no.
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Re: Amp reivews

Post by stringtapper » Wed Oct 06, 2010 4:50 pm

They've needed to add a tuner plugin for years, Amp or no Amp.
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Re: Amp reivews

Post by NF » Sun Nov 21, 2010 12:37 am

For all Hi-Gainers and Garbage lovers who are not satisfied with amp...

did you tried the overdrive to create garbage??

I´m not a guitarist but 5 mins ago I tried it on a synth and... there comes out awesome garbage :mrgreen:

may try /amp/overdrive/cabinet or overdrive/amp/cabinet

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Re: Amp reivews

Post by loquat » Mon Nov 22, 2010 5:38 am

stringtapper wrote:They've needed to add a tuner plugin for years, Amp or no Amp.
hehe I've always wanted a tuner too.

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