TOPIC: Modeling amps

Modeling amps 10 months 1 week ago #20503

I'm curious what are your favorite (physical) modeling amps? Particularly interested in Mike's opinion. Excluding 1000.00+ modelers etc.
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Modeling amps 10 months 1 week ago #20504

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Modeling amps 10 months 1 week ago #20506

Sorry I meant physical.
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Modeling amps 10 months 1 week ago #20512

Dallon426 wrote:

I'm curious what are your favorite (physical) modeling amps? Particularly interested in Mike's opinion. Excluding 1000.00+ modelers etc.

I don't think I have enough hands-on time time with all the products to offer an opinion. I'm a big fan of the Line6 product engineering expertise and would definitely put HXStomp on my shortlist if I were shopping for a lower cost modeller.
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Modeling amps 10 months 1 week ago #20513

I tried a Boss Katana not long ago ant it was better than all I had seen before, the Marshall Code line is also decent.
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Modeling amps 10 months 1 week ago #20515

I think I would go with Line 6 HX Stomp. However I do not have anymore any hardware modelers.

I will probably buy the Strymon Iridium and try it. At 64 trying is becoming my Hobby LOL!
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Modeling amps 10 months 1 week ago #20518

"Will you still need me, will you still feed me, when I'm 64...bom bom." Haha. Peace be with you Father J.

I also like the Line 6 software. I think they nailed most aspects of tube amps quite well, The effects and amp tweak options are awesome. The Boss Katana, Blackstar, and Peavey stuff is analog preamp/amp modeling. Great stuff if you like the offered models, and analog modeling doesn't suffer from high freq aliasing (which isn't generally audible with 4x or higher oversampling anyway).
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Modeling amps 10 months 1 week ago #20520

Hey there, Dallon...

Are looking for a self contained modelling amp in either head/cab or combo configuration or modelling hardware like Helix, POD HD500X, etc that you use separately?
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Modeling amps 10 months 1 week ago #20522

The HX Stomp is really great. I bought one so I don't need to turn the computer on every time I want to play with headphones.
I think it does a good job: sounds and feels great, can load external IRs, the FX are a plus and it doubles as an audio interface that is awesome to record with zero latency.
With S-Gear and the HX Stomp I don't feel I need anything else on the digital realm.
I consider myself a tube amp guy and both S-Gear and the HX Stomp really impressed me.
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Modeling amps 10 months 1 week ago #20523

For modeling "live/physical" use, The Atomic Amplifire 12 into Quilter Mach head/(2x12 Celestion Cab)
It isn't an audio interface, but sounds great for recording also.
Still use SGear for recording, from time to time. Great stuff!
A couple years ago I tried to setup SGear for "live" use, but went the Atomic route.
The Atomic takes external pedals well.
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