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Modeling Comes Alive

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This month, Roger Adler explored the world of digital amp and effect modeling with two cutting-edge programs, AmpliTube 2 and Guitar Rig 2. The effects created by these programs are nothing short of amazing, but you don''t have to take our word for it. Below are clips created from both programs, simulating a variety of tones, from sparkling clean to down and dirty. You be the judge.


Vox Sounds

AmpliTube 2
A Vox AC30 clean rhythm tone, using AmpliTube 2. The distortion is tweaked slightly to achieve that "jangly" AC30 sound.


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Guitar Rig 2
A Vox AC30 in Guitar Rig 2, with various parameters tweaked to taste. This clip is a little less ballsy, a softer version of the Amplitube version.


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Fender Sounds

AmpliTube 2
A replication of a blackface Fender in AmpliTube 2. There''s plenty of sparkle and twang in this simulation.


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Guitar Rig 2
Another classic Fender simulation in Guitar Rig 2. This example isn''t as bright as the previous example, but the spring reverb is much more pronounced here.


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Marshall Sounds

AmpliTube 2
A cranked Marshall lead tone, based on a JCM 900. This is a great recreation of the interplay between a EL34-packed Marshall and a 4x12 cabinet packed with Celestions.


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Guitar Rig 2
Another simulation of a dimed Marshall. This is based off a plexi sound, with the bass cranked. Notice it sounds bigger than the last example, but that might not be what you''re looking for in a particular instance.


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