[LAU] bass amp simulator

Brent Busby brent at keycorner.org
Sun Aug 30 20:44:10 EDT 2009

Has anyone found any plugins (preferably Linux-native, not wineasio or 
vst) that do a decent job with bass amp simulation?  I've achieved a 
pretty good mic'ed cabinet sound with a real mic'ed cabinet, but I'm 
afraid the problem in my apartment at night is the mic'ed cabinet. 
Even something that does a good enough job for scratchpad takes would be 
nice.  I currently have a Whirlwind Director direct box, and I've not 
been impressed with it much.  Maybe there are better direct boxes?

On the other hand...I seem to be one of the few people I know who has 
not yet tried a Line6 Bass Pod.  Are they really any good for amp 
simulation?  I am after fairly natural bass tones by the way, nothing 
that puts your bass through distortion or makes it sound like a 

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