Amplitube 4 & 5

spantini

COO of me, inc.
This is a Amplitube thread however..

Brainworx has a sale now. If you sign up, use the $25 voucher and strategize your purchases..The VST amps are cheap. They have a NICE GK sim. This is the same one in the Universal Audio Kit.

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Got to get creative with the coupons..$29 isnt enough for the coupon minimum.
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Work the system. More for less.
That's a nice head. I had the real one some years ago and loved it. Unfortunately, it fell victim to my "lighten the load for gigging" plans. This one looks nice.

I downloaded the 14-day trial period. This has some really nice IRs.. really nice. I'm extremely impressed with the added EQ features. The ability to make adjustments Pre and Post is extremely useful.

Thanks for the heads up ;)
 
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Monkey Allen

Fork and spoon operator
Have you tried Scuffman Amps S-Gear, Spantini? I bought that one a year or so ago and have just started using it in songs lately.

Amplitube 5 looks great to me by the way.
 

spantini

COO of me, inc.
I hadn't been aware of Scuffham's amps prior to this. I checked out the demo sounds and they are definitely hot. The price ain't bad, either.
 

spantini

COO of me, inc.
LOL! :p I'm in the process of arranging an old original of mine - it's all in my head for now and I want to include a lead guitar section a previous guitarist added back in '91-'92 while laying down first tracks in our old home studio. He used a wah pedal and it's really nice. Soo..

I loaded up Amp 4 with it's wah pedal and.. I had no idea how to use it. I mean, it has an Off/Auto/On switch and a pedal - that's it. Well, this was late last night and I was so tired I couldn't concentrate to figure out how to use the wah. When set to Auto or On I could hear the tone changing, then I began clicking the pedal all over to get the wah effect - nothing happened. There are all kinds of settings which could be applied, but still no wah effect. I continued clicking, as if banging my head against a wall. I gave up and went to bed.

This morning, I Googled for an answer and watched a video.. BOING!!! - BOING!! BOING!! BOING!!... DUH!!!.. :laughings:

Turns out all I had to do was left-click a spot on the pedal, hold it and move the mouse up and down. Double DUH!!

I eventually plan on having another guitarist add this part using their own gear.. I was just playing with this one to see how it works.

Now I'm wondering if the sim wah can be used while tracking myself, like other plugin/sims. I see it can be added and automated after tracking, but how would I use it while tracking myself?
 

Pinky

and The Brain...
Now I'm wondering if the sim wah can be used while tracking myself, like other plugin/sims. I see it can be added and automated after tracking, but how would I use it while tracking myself?
You'd need a midi pedal controller and select that as your control/automation for the virtual wah.

I looked into this a while ago, also for a volume pedal for swells, and opted to get new dedicated volume and wah pedals instead. At the time doing this with a midi controller pedal relied too much on the virtual pedal supporting the automation, and there was only a specific combination of an expensive midi controller that worked. Then figuring out how to track in real time with this setup. This was/is the trickier part, getting the automation assigned to the wah vst to record as you're tracking in real time.

Things may have improved since my first deep dive into doing this (like 5 or 6 years ago iirc), but now that I have the pedals I need (and rarely need to use), there's no motivation to figure all this out again.
 

spantini

COO of me, inc.
Thanks. I thought that might be the case. Like you, I would get a Wah pedal, but I'm not planning on actually getting that deep into this.
 
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