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