[linux-audio-user] [OT] Guitar amp
cesare at poeticstudios.com
Sat Feb 18 16:19:08 EST 2006
Dana Olson wrote:
>On 2/18/06, Ross Vandegrift <ross at lug.udel.edu> wrote:
>>On Fri, Feb 17, 2006 at 11:27:04PM -0500, Lee Revell wrote:
>>>Does anyone have a smallish amp with a really nice sound, of comparable
>>>quality to the above two, that they would recommend? I don't really
>>>like the way Marshalls sound.
>>I've heard good things about amps from Line6. They come in a lot of
>>different sizes, come wwith different feature packages, and were
>>medium-priced, IIRC (been a while since I looked at amp; not much a
>>I never really listened to them, but I got the suggestion from asking
>>a similar question.
>>ross at lug.udel.edu
>>"The good Christian should beware of mathematicians, and all those who
>>make empty prophecies. The danger already exists that the mathematicians
>>have made a covenant with the devil to darken the spirit and to confine
>>man in the bonds of Hell."
>> --St. Augustine, De Genesi ad Litteram, Book II, xviii, 37
>I can't vouch for their amps, but I have a Line6 POD 2.0, and it is by
>far the best investment I've made for my guitar sound, period. My main
>focus is on recording guitar direct though, and this thing simulates
>many different amps, speaker combos, and some basic effects. You could
>use it in front of an amp as well, and get a wide variety of tones out
>I sold my old Yamaha amp so I could afford it last year. I do almost
>miss having an amp, but with headphones, this thing rocks.
>Anyhow, I imagine their amps would sound great too, with a variety of
>different sounds in them. I'll probably be trying them out when I'm
>ready to get a new amp again. But I liked Fender's Princeton Chorus
>the best out of all the amps I've tried thus far.
Check out the Zoom G2.1u, also.
It's cheap (130 euro, should be around 130-150$ in US) and it can be
connected directly to a pc via usb. The resolution through usb is
16/44.1 but the converters are 24/96.
I know it's not the real thing. But if you haven't enough space you
wouldn't be able to properly capture a real amp anyway.
I'm satisfied enough of its sound that I'm using it in my recordings.
I used it on this track:
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