I'm new to the forum and to the subject of electric sound. Some time ago I bought my first equipment.
Guitar: Ibanez GRG170DX
Amplifier: Marshall MG10
Distortion pedal: Boss MT-2 Metal Zone
I play with headphones on mainly not to piss off the neighbors. I would like to achieve various tones, something close to Slayer, Iron Maiden or Death. The problem is that it is what I'm achieving now sounds terrible. Even the simplest "power chord" gives this annoying buzz that hurts ears.
I thought it was related to the MT-2 settings but I tried all the gain, low, mids and those according to the instructions and always
sounds terrible. Got me so frustrated that I stopped practicing for few days In general, Metal Zone has a bad reputation on the web. On the other hand there are many recordings on youtube where people achieve satisfying (for me) sound. I can't get there no matter what I try. It seems to me that the problem must be cheap amplifier. I came to the conclusion that I approached it all wrong and since I play with headphones on anyway I don't need an amplifier but should buy a good audio interface for my laptop and play with amp sims and plugins to get the right tones.
Is my thinking correct? If yes, what audio interface and amp sims would be best? If not, what else can I try?