[LAU] Linux guitar amplifier simulator

Hartmut Noack zettberlin at linuxuse.de
Fri Feb 15 06:36:25 EST 2008

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Paul Coccoli schrieb:
> > On Wed, Feb 13, 2008 at 10:46 PM, Christian Delahousse
> > <christian.delahousse at gmail.com> wrote:
>> >>  I was just wondering what software was available to me for guitar amp
>> >>  simulation? Is there a guide that explains what to do?

> > Using QJackCtl, connect the capture port your guitar is connected to
> > to the jack-rack inputs and the jack-rack outputs to the playback
> > ports corresponding to your hardware outputs.  Then play the main riff
> > to "Smoke on the Water" over and over again.
> >
> > There are other hosts you can use, but jack-rack is the simplest.

I would really prefer Alsa Modular to build a guit-amp.


1.) Guitars send mono-signals, working with stereo-input is not that
comfortable in AMS so this disadvantage of AMS does not apply here.

2.) AMS gives you much more control to the parameters of the plugins:

2.1.) You can set up a selection of parameters in parameter view and
store presets for this selection.

2.2.) you can link virtually any parameter to a MIDI-controller, so you
can plug a generic-MIDI controller (be it a pedal, a keyboard with
controller knobs etc)

3.) you have much more control over the routing of the signal amongst
the plugins, even side chain-stuff is thinkable. Weird stuff can be done
like routing the guitar-signal to a synth-plugin for FM-synthesis.

the learning-curve for jackrack may be less steep but you come to the
limits very fast so frustration draws near earlier   ;-)

best regs

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