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Messing with AmpliTube

Postby FullBend » 04 Feb 2018, 14:02

Sweetwater had a pretty amazing sale in January on AmpliTube MAX, bundled with SampleTank and a couple of other huge pieces of software, so I bit. I have to say, with some tweaking around, I can get some really pleasing tones out of AmpliTube. It's definitely NOT like playing through a live amp, but for recording it sure beats mic-ing up an amp and all the associated fiddling around. Here's a dirt simple example. The drums are in Superior Drummer (real simple groove just to get a beat), and the rhythm guitar is a Les Paul Standard into a 60's Marshall Major. It took me all of 5 minutes to get this down in Pro Tools. I worked out a crude lead part and played it on a '54 Les Paul custom shop with P90s, into a JTM 45 set for clean. The lead is too piercing--sorry--but it's just a quick and dirty demo. I can see myself using this a lot....

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Re: Messing with AmpliTube

Postby Anitoli » 04 Feb 2018, 14:58

That will work. Doesn't sound all that bad.

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Re: Messing with AmpliTube

Postby Alpeggio » 05 Feb 2018, 01:55

They've improved a lot over the years, and this doesn't sound bad.
It certainly has the high end sorted now which is good.
And they're fun to mess around with.
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