Hear audio clips from AmpliTude 2 and Guitar Rig 2

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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Auto Wah Sounds

AmpliTube 2
An Auto Wah sound in AmpliTube 2, put through a 50-watt Marshall. Notice that this wah fluctuates at a predetermined tempo - when the tempo is locked to the track you can get a cool, "in sync" sound.


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Guitar Rig 2
Guitar Rig 2''s take on the auto wah - it is warm, sustained and would be great for a unique lead solo. Notice that the Guitar Rig wah follows the rhythm of the way each note is played.


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Solid-State Metal Sounds

AmpliTube 2
AmpliTube 2''s take on a high-gain rhythm sound with a tight, focused bottom-end.


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Guitar Rig 2
Guitar Rig 2''s take on the high-gain rhythm sound. This clip features a double stack of cabinets, and has a bit more midrange.


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Mesa Boogie Sounds

AmpliTube 2
In this clip, AmpliTube 2 replicates a Mesa Boogie Dual Recto at full-tilt. There are more mids here and not as much bass as the previous solid-state examples, but still plenty of attitude.


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It''s also easy to add effects to your sounds - in ten seconds, you can add a convincing Leslie effect to the simulation.


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