An Awesome Modeler Would Be...

Discussion in 'Amplifiers' started by LSchefman, Jul 25, 2019.

  1. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    Here are some digital models that are pretty good:

    While I don’t think I have an amp model that truly sounds as righteous as my real amps, I’ve been puttering around lately with the Universal Audio UAD ‘55 Fender Tweed Deluxe when it isn’t possible to riff on my Fillmore (also a Tweed style amp), and I’m actually liking the UA model quite a bit.

    I’ve played through numerous Tweed Deluxes in the real world, and they do sound more “present” for lack of a better description, but this model has something going for it. I think they got the texture pretty close to right. Yes, the Fillmore also does real amp Tweed stuff in a more present way, too. Still, I think I could use this model for certain parts on projects if I had to due to time constraints or if a client liked it, and not complain too much.

    I’ve already mentioned that UA’s model of the Ampeg B-15 Portaflex is very good, and something I’ve used on sessions that count, but not being primarily a bass player, I don’t listen for bass tone the way a bass player might.

    I’m still not all that fond of the amp models Brainworx made for the UAD platform, but I have them anyway, because a few years ago I bought the entire Plugin Alliance bundle, and their amp models came with it.

    On my most recent project, I used the UAD API 2500 buss compressor, and I think it’s also got more presence than my Waves version of the same plugin, though a little treble EQ brings the Waves very, very close.

    I like the PRS amp models that Waves makes, and the NI Guitar Rig Vox model, however these are perhaps a notch less convincing than the UA stuff.
     
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  2. DreamTheaterRules

    DreamTheaterRules New and improved member

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    There really IS a Santa Claus!!!
     
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  3. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    I’m not real big on supernatural entities.
     
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    DreamTheaterRules New and improved member

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    I gathered. I like the presents though.
     
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  5. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    In general, I’ve found that I always like getting presents, even if the presents I really, really want are usually gifted from me to me. ;)
     
  6. DreamTheaterRules

    DreamTheaterRules New and improved member

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    That's normally true for me as well. However, my wife has given me thee PRS guitars, so she wins the gift giving prize for sure.
     
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  7. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    Your wife is clearly a woman of taste and means. I congratulate you, sir!
     
  8. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    I definitely give myself the best gifts!
     
  9. CandidPicker

    CandidPicker Feed & Seed

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    Les,

    I had thought to ask about why a listener doesn't have to know why a record sounds cool or great, they just know it sounds good.

    The reason for my question is because how often have working musicians deconstructed songs they've heard, listening for certain recording techniques, discerning added plug-ins, etc. Then using what they've learned, craft an entirely original song utilizing the techniques that were used for that platinum hit they listened to.

    My point is, a decent guitarist/musician/recording artist can use his own ears to discern certain facets of songwriting and recording, and implement the same techniques for their own work.

    The benefit may not be a platinum hit, but one that is pleasurable to listen to. Granted, what sets many people apart in this is the fact that not everyone has the ability to hear what techniques or methodologies were used within recording a platinum hit. Hence, the world would otherwise be filled with a greater multitude of recording engineers or music producers.

    And there'd still only be one Les.
     
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  10. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    Can’t disagree with your analysis, though I meant what I said in a different context.

    I have to wait to know if I’m the only one of me, because I’m still trying to find myself.
     
  11. CandidPicker

    CandidPicker Feed & Seed

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    Les, you're not lost. Just slightly more innocent than some of us. Others folks when they get thirsty or hungry enough just "order in" and listen to music during the season.
     
  12. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    For those that care...
    The Kemper editor is out today (Beta)!
    I know what I'm doing today...:D
     
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  13. Black Plaid

    Black Plaid just another Alan

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    Speaking of modelers, have you guys seen the Anderton's video about the new Boss Waza Air headphones?

    I don't much like headphones, or amp sims, but this is intriguing

     
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    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    Saw that last night. Looks awesome!
     
  16. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    Dude, you’re the first person to call me innocent since I was a baby.

    I founded a law firm in my 20s, started my own music production company in my 30s, and did a crap ton of living during the many years in-between and since. I’ve seen and done lot of things most people will never do, or even want to do. Hell, I didn’t even want to see or do them.

    But I appreciate the thought.
     
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  17. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    One thing you haven’t done, that is easily rectified, is a martini with some of the Chicago crowd when you’re on our side of the lake!
     
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  18. veinbuster

    veinbuster Freeze zone

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    I’d go to that. Even though I never understood martinis.
     
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  19. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Get in, loser, we’re going shopping.

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    Liquid fire.
     
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  20. CandidPicker

    CandidPicker Feed & Seed

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    No worries. You mentioned trying to find yourself. I firmly believe you were never "lost," but may have needed help with the GPS somewhere along the way.

    You'll find that, like yourself, we're both just kind of "along for the ride." Please take the next right up ahead. That's my turn.
     

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