[linux-audio-user] simulating guitar distos at linux

tim hall tech at glastonburymusic.org.uk
Sun Feb 27 11:24:37 EST 2005

Last Saturday 26 February 2005 20:37, Jan Depner was like:
> On Sat, 2005-02-26 at 12:15, MarC wrote:
> > I already tried V-amp and I didn't like it. I prefer the Zoom GFX8 (a
> > lot of people will think that I am crazy but yes... I don't like the
> > distos of V-amp, they are too "crunchy" for me). However maybe I didn't
> > play enough with it to get a good sound...
> >
> > Does V-amp Pro improve it significantly?
>     It's basically the same box.  It just adds S/PDIF and a few other
> routing options.  You have to watch the gain and amp simulation settings
> on the V-Amp to get a good distortion out of it.  I don't like a lot of
> crunch either.

I never got on with the V-amp either. I like OTT effects, but not necessarily 
at the amp/room simulation end of the spectrum. I found it very difficult to 
control and even the best clean crunch lacked power and presence. You need to 
overdrive real valves, it's the only way.


tim hall

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