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.
Buy that sucker Les! just keep it in the wrapping and then you could sell it to a "collector" down the road.
Originally Posted by sergiodeblanc
That would be great, but it's not a true backup if it hasn't been tested, burned-in and dialed-in. But since they don't leave the house/studio, wear-n-tear should be zero. I'd certainly buy THAT!
Originally Posted by sergiodeblanc
While reading pro gear, saw an ad for a box that would save the "exact sound" of ANY guitar and amp combo and then you could duplicate it. I know this isnt for the purist but would it get one out of a tight spot? or is this just sales talk? I guess I meant Modeler. I am new and just learning.
Last edited by captdg; 10-27-2012 at 09:59 AM.
Reason: added info
This would be the Kemper profiling amp. I believe that the modeling technique is largely impulse response derived. The Axe-FX Bennett refers to uses another modeling technique, and it's algorithm based with the additional ability to use cabinet impulse responses.
Originally Posted by captdg
It sounds pretty darn amazing for what it is.