Cab simulator examples

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isolated1523
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Cab simulator examples

Post by isolated1523 » Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:38 pm

Seen some videos of different modules, but how about a no-nonsense, no EQ/no multitracking examples of what the actual XLR cab sim sounds like? I love the idea of sticking a SYN-1 on a pedalboard as an all-direct rig, but haven't heard how the "second to none" cab sims stacks up.
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Post by godgrinder » Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:54 am

Sounds meh to me. Analog cab sims tend to have that "tearing cardboard" quality which I can't unhear no matter how much the designer tried to refine the EQ curve.

Just get a cheap IR loader pedal.

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Post by isolated1523 » Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:56 am

I didn't realize the words "cheap" and "IR loader" went together lol!
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Re: Cab simulator examples

Post by JKD » Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:51 am

isolated1523 wrote:Seen some videos of different modules, but how about a no-nonsense, no EQ/no multitracking examples of what the actual XLR cab sim sounds like? I love the idea of sticking a SYN-1 on a pedalboard as an all-direct rig, but haven't heard how the "second to none" cab sims stacks up.
To me, naked and direct...it sounds very similar to the Cab Eliminator Jack on the back of the MTS amp...perhaps a little more refined.

Bear in mind I have no skill in recording..but assume running those direct to my Focusrite 212i should be the correct way to do it?

It sounds a *lot* better to my untrained ears through my AX8 using the cab sim (IR) there..still not perfect but that's no doubt due to my lack of EQ knowledge....the AX8 is a $1k piece of hardware :-)

I have a really horrible back-to-back of the BE/HBE/SLO from the AX8 sims if anyone thinks it's of value.

BE/HBE/SLO EQ'd more or less teh same - BE with gain pegged HBE with gain dialed back...SLO high gain, think it was through the Shadow (Celestion) 1x12 IR.
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Post by godgrinder » Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:53 pm

isolated1523 wrote:I didn't realize the words "cheap" and "IR loader" went together lol!
There's an AMT one for ~$200. Mooer has one coming at $150.

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Post by MarcoR » Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:45 pm

I prefer one of the three Ownhamer IRs I use in my Torpedo CAB but the cab simulation on the SYN2 is more tolerable than about a hundred other IRs I've tried. So... for simple plug in and go, it works pretty well.
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