Originally Posted by 7 strings of hate
By that, I'm sure he means purchase one legally, since I'm sure Chris doesn't want talk of piracy on this forum, and I know I don't support the idea.
Cabinet impulses are really cool for direct recording.
I still say nothing can fully replace a good microphone on a good speaker, but that'll get you close enough for home recorded demos.
For a really pro recording, though, I firmly believe you need a proper studio room, a bunch of really nice mics, and some really nice pre's (preferably in a really nice console).