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

Jan Depner eviltwin69 at cableone.net
Sun Feb 27 12:46:03 EST 2005

On Sun, 2005-02-27 at 10:24, tim hall wrote:
> 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.
   Yeah, given a choice I use tube amps and mics but if I can't (or I'm
just playing around) then I like the V-Amp better than anything else
I've tried.


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