Thanks for this, Aristotle! Super-nice demo!
Originally Posted by aristotle
You made it easy to hear the differences between the two models, and I truly appreciate it!
Originally Posted by Boogie
If an amp went down I wouldn't lose an opportunity, since the work I do doesn't involve auditioning. But I would certainly feel less comfortable. Even when I have a been given a decent deadline, clients often will want the project completed early. It just happened last week!
A TV ad project came in on Tuesday at 6 PM, and the original deadline was Monday, end of day. One thirty second and one fifteen second version. Six days is a luxurious amount of time in the ad world.
Well, that soon changed from 6 days to a day and a half for the whole ball of wax. Scoring to picture, arranging the two versions, recording, mixing, mastering.
By 9 AM Thursday I got a client email asking for finished tracks by noon same day.
Fortunately, I'd gotten a head start! By Thursday morning, all that was left was a couple of guitar overdubs, mixing, mastering and uploading the audio files to the client.
This is where not having to mess around getting a guitar tone is a big deal!
Given this three hour deadline, having the rig miked up properly and ready to go before I got started was an absolute necessity, not a luxury. Because I not only had to track, I had to mix, master and upload audio files to the client in the three hour period. It can take as much time to mix a 30 second track as it does a 3 minute song.
People often ask me, "Don't you audition guitars, amps, mics to figure out the best one for a project?" Well, that'd be great, but who the heck has the time? That's why I only have a couple of guitars and a single amp. It's a big reason I like PRS guitars, they're versatile. I gotta simply strap a guitar on, and get going. I maybe have time to move the mic to capture a particular thing. That's about it.
On a project like this, even using a modeler would have slowed me down. I hate playing through modelers, I like the vibe of the amp in the room. Modelers force me to do more takes. Too frustrating under a deadline. And in truth, just going through models, and picking mic/cab impulse responses, and all, kills the creative vibe and takes additional time. Faster, and sounds better to just walk into the room and move the freakin' mic a couple of inches!
So...yeah. I can justify a backup amp.
Last edited by LSchefman; 10-07-2012 at 11:56 PM.