I have never used a guitar effect VST - I may mess around with them but I was just wondering this - I see a lot of people use them and was wondering how you record your guitar - are you using a totally clean signal? Or do you use your distortion channel and then apply the VSTs?
I can't imagine getting a good tone from a clean signal running through a VST. But if it's already running through a distortion channel what can a VST do for it?
I don't really use any effects on my guitar, just a HT-DUAL to get nice tube breakup. Are there VSTs that emulate that?