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RE: Digital vs. Analog (Was: Line 6 Tonecore Verbzilla)

true bill,although ive found this to be more effective
for recording,live one amp sound and stomp boxes keep
me busy enough really!

--- William Walker <billwalker@baymoon.com> wrote:

> I go both ways, and have been in general,
> un-impressed by most digital
> modelers, with the exception of the Vox tonelab ,
> which IMO has very few
> downsides sound and feel wise. If I had my druthers,
> I'd rather use
> stompboxes, because they are simply easier to tweek
> on the fly, However i
> would be missing all of those great amp simulations
> to play with.
> Bill
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Kevin [mailto:kevin@TheNettles.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, April 25, 2006 12:11 AM
> To: Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com
> Subject: Digital vs. Analog (Was: Line 6 Tonecore
> Verbzilla)
> I don't want to seem like a troglodyte or anything
> but I wonder if
> people have simply considered a judicious selection
> of analog pedals
> and a good cab simulator instead of digital
> simulations.  I have a
> modest pedal board with pitch-shifter, delay,
> distortion, wah, reverb
> and chorus but I never seem to run out of incredible
> sounds to create
> from it.  I've tried a number of digital boards but
> the problems I
> have with them are twofold:
> First, patches aren't intuitive. I don't know
> exactly what I'm
> getting as I do when I'm tweaking knobs.  There's a
> discontinuity
> that I find very disconcerting.
> Second, digital simulations seem to break down at
> those very points
> that I find most interesting when I'm working with
> analog effects. A
> digital howl disappears just when I want to goose it
> with excessive
> amounts of gain or with total abuse of my wah or 
> pitch-shifter
> pedal.  A low level multi-harmonic hum fades just
> when I want to
> capture it in a loop.
> Am I alone here or are their other folks who like to
> abuse analog or
> even acoustic effects?  Or will I finally see the
> light and buy a
> laptop to cultivate my very own VST farm?
> Cheaply,
> Kevin

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