This is a digital amp modeler. This thing cannot, unfortunately, be updated through a Mac or PC, however a MIDI controller can be purchased to control it more efficiently. This unit is not rackable. It has MIDI connections as well as a 1/4" input and output, and comes with a power adapter, though I'm not sure off the top of my head what voltage it is. This thing models a wide variety of amplifiers, mostly of the tube variety but with a few solid-state thrown in for good measure.
Setting up the sounds on this amp modeler couldn't be much easier. I think that is one of the obvious strengths of these machines. Dial up amp type, punch in volume and gain and EQ settings, and then you are pretty much good to go. I think this would be better used for direct line-in recording, as opposed to through an amplifier. The manual will explain how to run everything pretty well, I don't think anybody will be left confused as to how to work it.
I don't think that there is much difference in quality between guitars with this guy. This is mainly because I don't think it sounds very good in particular. Of course, it's better than most affordable plug-in amp modelers, and it's better than the average outboard amp modeler also. But I've always felt that those machines were lacking. I would only recommend this for those who, for whatever reason, can only record direct. I still believe that recording direct isn't really the best way to go, unless there are extenuating circumstances (neighbors, family, roomates, finances, etc.) That being said, for all of those whose situations were just described, I'd have to say this thing is worth checking out. The Vox AC15 and AC30 imitations are pretty good. The Marshall stacks are slightly worse, but still impressive. I don't even like the remainder of the amps, nor do I like their real life tube or solid state counterparts. Even still, the imitations are worse.
I like the ease with which one can find a tone that they like, and I also like a few of the amp imitations as they aren't too bad. But for the most part, this hasn't done anything to shake my stubborn anti-digital amp stance. Only the insanely expensive plugins have really worked for me, and even then, they were only impressive when recorded with other MIDI or digital instruments. If this is what you plan on doing, try it before you buy it, because I'm not sure it's the best way to go.
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dafonk's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
Prampli "pocket" guitar with amp simulations and various HP and Varis and a small section of effects (rverb, chorus, delay, phasing etc ...) that uses the mod Lisati numrique "REMS" effects and amps Korg. 2 + memory rglage the current, so 3 sounds IMMEDIATE available via a button on the front panel or foot switch (for tinkering is not included). Connectivity ultra-simple: between output (2 levels) and "footswitch." Aesthetics sober, nothing to do with colored beans (Pod or V-Amp)!
In view of the uses of the vehicle would be missing an auxiliary input (CD player or rhythm box) to make it perfect.
It is difficult to be easier, no need to notice!
Not having at hand the prestigious amps it is supposed to reproduce it is difficult to comment on the ism of imitation. But we get good sounds and always enjoyable Difference ear. The diversity of possible sounds (from jazz to rock very clean "saturax") is more than sufficient to cover all needs. The basic sound of the guitar is well respected, which is rarely the case with the Goofs "modlisation numrique".
The effects are a bit "shy", not cumulative (except two), but not natural dsagrables and trs. This is not a multi-effects, almost total amps offering gure that rverbe and sometimes a chorus that choice makes perfect sense.
This machine is clearly Designed to use two well particulires: for the "BPS" with headphones without interfering neighbors and to connect directly to a console or sound recording. In either case, mission accomplished, plus it is tiny and does not take place in the bag or tui guitar, it can have on hand at all times. Too bad for the "BPS" we can not connect over which accompanied or simply keep the measure!
For use on amplifier "guitar" you better have something extremely neutral, if not multiple rglages to "walk on the feet" with a rsultat dcevant. It is prfrable to use a speaker amplifies or better yet some amps made specially for this kind of hardware (Pod or other). Found in a EAR or Tech 21, but with just a SETTING THE volume, they are also expensive amp or almost a "normal" ... However, your exact worth it, it's a combination that makes sense.
Finally, too much when it came out it is now coming in 90 and nine is a good deal!
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horsforfait's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
11 types of amps and cabinets, multiple effects (not cumulative), taken between 6.35 guitar, headphone or console.
2 batteries power this little Korg or sector.
Configuration hyper simple editing sounds very easy rgler, super easy to find rglage wanted.
Yes rgler effects are simple and effective, it is not a POD XT, but the sound is l. the advantage over a POD is the simplicity of use, 3 knobs turn and hop the case is in the bag.
PEIT is a very practical device that has the sound without straining. Do not seek whether this or that perfectly matches the original simulation, it is not the end, each simu lation amplifier remains in the mind of the MODEL is simultaneously the principal.
-2 Memory (that lean)
-Effects can not be combined
Good-crunch and distortion sounds