Guitar amp modeling in Ableton: How to get better sounds

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Re: Guitar amp modeling in Ableton: How to get better sounds

Post by 3dot... » Wed Oct 24, 2012 1:12 am

LePou is dedicated alright..
I've also liked ReValver... Waves GTR3... GuitarRig...

for freebies also check out Voxengo "Boogex"
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Re: Guitar amp modeling in Ableton: How to get better sounds

Post by Sage » Wed Oct 24, 2012 5:36 pm

shadx312 wrote:Anyone mention an actual amp yet?
Just sayin', it's an option.
This. Weirdly enough, I find a real amp to be more versatile than all amp sim software. Although all are great for sounding exactly like everyone else.

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Re: Guitar amp modeling in Ableton: How to get better sounds

Post by Madureira » Wed Oct 24, 2012 5:42 pm

Sage wrote:
shadx312 wrote:Anyone mention an actual amp yet?
Just sayin', it's an option.
This. Weirdly enough, I find a real amp to be more versatile than all amp sim software. Although all are great for sounding exactly like everyone else.
True but the OP mentionned ease of use...it's hard to properly record an amp to make it sound decent.

And simulators are great to play at weird hours! :mrgreen:

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Re: Guitar amp modeling in Ableton: How to get better sounds

Post by regretfullySaid » Wed Oct 24, 2012 5:48 pm

You can use a very small amp to get a big sound, so it doesn't have to be loud. Historical bands did it all the time.
There's also a headphone jack so you can plug it in directly to your card.
They're also impressive to chicks; they think you're in a band and a serious musician, plus you're carrying something that may be kind of heavy around.
For me the most important thing is: FEEDBACK

But, I just wanted to remind the option that there's hardware out there, and it's less dorky.

Oh, and hardware doesn't take up CPU and RAM.

Obviously if I was a purist I wouldn't be here.
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Re: Guitar amp modeling in Ableton: How to get better sounds

Post by regretfullySaid » Wed Oct 24, 2012 6:04 pm

THAT'S WHAT I'M TALKIN ABOUT

THESE CHICKENHEADS DON'T KNOW

btw that DOD Delay and I had a very special relationship in the 90's.
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Re: Guitar amp modeling in Ableton: How to get better sounds

Post by Sage » Wed Oct 24, 2012 6:10 pm

Madureira wrote:True but the OP mentionned ease of use...it's hard to properly record an amp to make it sound decent.

And simulators are great to play at weird hours! :mrgreen:
Its not difficult, but it can be impractical sometimes. Having used a fair amount of the amps that are emulated for real, emulations always sound more like characterchures than actually emulating. Still yet to see a real emulation of a Marshall JMP.

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Re: Guitar amp modeling in Ableton: How to get better sounds

Post by SIXLEVELS » Sun May 28, 2017 10:46 pm

H20nly wrote:
Tarekith wrote:Make sure you use the Cabinet plug in too, I find I get much better results when I combine the two versus using them solo.
this, for sure.

i don't know whey they separate them. if you don't know to look for Cabinet then you would miss out on this. it seems like it should be a sub-folder of Amp IMO.
Hi guys, I've just Registered, I'm making my first steps with Ableton and was struggling with my guitar sound only with Amp, Cabinet afterwards is mandatory!!

I'll check other options linked here anyway, thanks all for the info

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Re: Guitar amp modeling in Ableton: How to get better sounds

Post by alpertt » Mon May 29, 2017 12:09 am

OP & @SIXLEVELS Did you check this:
http://angstromnoises.com/ableton-guita ... d-effects/

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Re: Guitar amp modeling in Ableton: How to get better sounds

Post by Machinesworking » Mon May 29, 2017 12:40 am

I used Guitar Rig for years, recently switched to Amplitube.
IMO anyway, only Positive grid is as good as Amplitube. Of course a lot of this depends on what you're looking for.
I used to own a Marshall Major 200w head and a 4x75w half stack, as well as various fender amps etc. if you're looking for a 'modern' guitar sound I would bet that Live's built in plug ins will do.
The other reason I'm willing to pay for a VST plug in VS Live is program changes, live performance etc. Live's built in stuff simply falls apart compared to Amplitube going from a Fender Twin to a Marshall with one program change clip etc.

All that said if you're looking to add guitar to one song and a get a sound for it, messing around with distortion, cabinet and amp will get you there.

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