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Re: RME Firewire 800 and Guitar Amp Sim

Thanks for the response on this. I'm sort of back where I was before, 
my Roland MicroCube or getting a better amp sim box...doesn't sound like 
FW800 amp sim is that convincing. Plus it's $1500!

Years ago I used to use the ADA micro-cab (the original). I always thought 
that produced some very nice tone, but I'm avoiding rack size gear.  I 
recall someone on this list recommended the SansAmp too.  If anyone has 
of those SanAmps, like the GT2, I wouldn't mind hearing something like a 
jazz tone sample...the sample on the Tech 21 site are far from a 
jazz tone. The only one on the site, which is for the classic SansAmp, 
sort of Mike Stearn-like. I'd like to just hear something that resembles 
old blackface Fender 1X12 amp, with the high end rolled off, beefy bass, 
enough gain so that if you play hard, it starts to break up just a bit.


----- Original Message ----- 

> Krispen Hartung wrote:
>> Can anyone comment on the speaker emulation filter and tube sim/limiter 
>> of the FW800? Someone on the Max/MSP list commented that it was one of 
>> the best amp sims they've used. See below.  Is any other high end 
>> firewire audio interface offering ann amp sim?
>>  I am now focusing on how I can get the most natural electric 
>> amp sound on my system, BEFORE going into the laptop (so, no tube amp 
>> VSTs, etc). I need to do it with the audio interface, or by adding a 
>> tube amp or high end tube amp simulator (hardware)
> Hi Krispen, Group,
> It has been some time since I have messed with the speaker 
> emulator/limiter feature on the instrument input of my FW800 but...
> When I originally got the unit I played with those features with my 
> and a few other guitars and found that for my tastes it was just an 
> add-on/gimmick feature that did not improve the sound. It probably 
> on what sound you are looking for, and it would be worth trying it 
> yourself, but I don't expect to use that feature when going direct with 
> electric guitars. I much preferred the instrument input with those 
> features turned off.
> Someday I would like to find a nice portable preamp to drive my 
> clean/direct setup with, but for my tastes, those features were not in 
> way a decent substitute. Having said that, I am sure that someone loves 
> those features and uses them everyday. ;-)
> Peace,
> - Sam