'Ello. Now that I've saved all the money I need for a very special guitar which I should soon be dropping a deposit on, I think it's about time that I focus on sorting out a recording (plus eventually gigging) setup to work towards actually having something for myself as a musician as I've been trying to get in a band since January with no avail. I already have an interface (Focusrite Scarlett 2i4), a DAW (Studio One) and a Macbook with 16gb ram and an i5 processor. That's all good in the hood but the trouble is that I really don't get on with VST amps/cab sims. I'd like to get some hardware with which to record and eventually play shows.
The plan was initially to finance a Kemper power rack (lightweight, easy to switch channels without adjustment, inbuilt noise gate and effects) as soon as my guitar saving had finished but when it came to it, I realised I didn't want to spend money I don't yet have. However now I'm sorely tempted by a very nice 50 watt amp James has told me he's selling, which costs considerably less than the Kemper so getting a Torpedo Live for recording purposes could be feasible. I'm torn though. Any thoughts on what the best way would be?
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But, really, if you can deal with a *bit* of latency, I've found BIAS to be pretty straight-forward. Otherwise, an analog amp will certainly have the immediate response it sounds like you're after (and it will look cooler).