Metal Guitarist Forums banner
1 - 20 of 104 Posts

·
Tr00 Kvlt
Joined
·
5,914 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Noticed some people asking about these and thought its own thread wouldn't be a bad idea.

Poulin
LePou Plugins
SoloC = Soldano SLO
Lextac = Bogner Ecstasy
Lecto = Mesa Rectifier
Hybrit = Marshall
Le456 = Engl
Legion = Original design
X50 = Peavey 5150
X30 = Engl e530
BOD = Sansamp
They also have a Very nice Tubescreamer

This is the best vid of the X50 I could find, this is NOT the current version of the plugin, the current version you can switch tubes 6550, kt88, 6l6, or el34 AND change the bias etc.

Nick Crow Lab
https://sites.google.com/site/nickcrowlab/



Acme Bar Gig
AcmeBarGig - Affordable and Free Amp and Cab Modeling Suites & VST Effects
I can't say I use these often, but I do have a bunch of VST's from them just in case i'd need them for something and they don't sound bad, I just prefer the TSE and Poulin stuff. You can download a whole bundle of Acmebargig VSTs here:
Shred 1.0 :: Free VST Amp Suite | AcmeBarGig
(Actually, this is the new one I don't have and am downloading now :lol:)
(Skip to 2:50 into vid to hear)

Ignite Amps
Guitar Amp Modeling • View forum - Ignite Amps
These are all original amp designs (to my knowledge) I also like their Tubescreamer because of the extra controls, but I think the TSE sounds better (matter of apples and oranges).

AuraPlug
AuraPlug VST PlugIn Site
Just found this company, they've got a bunch of freebies and their non-free products are very cheap, they've got one amp and a BUNCH of pedal clones, including a (free) whammy, and they also have a RAT (not free). :yesway:
------------------------------
Using amp sims in Reaper
Make sure you are set to Asio driver or you will more than likely have very bad latency issues.


I'm going to make this as easy and simple as I can.

FX List (top to bottom)
1)TSE 808 is the Tubescreamer, this is optional but I recommend it to tighten things up, I don't use much gain, actually the gain is usually on 0 or 1, but the level is almost full and the tone is tweaked to my liking.

2) This is where the actual amp sim head goes, in this window i'm using the TSE X50.

3)Impulse loader, I recommend the newest LePou loader, you can load many different impulses and A/B them to your liking. I often mix two different cabs with one cab at 80% volume, the other 20% volume.

4 & 5) This is where I like to put my EQ and Compressor, these are optional of course

6) Noise gate, I recommend this because these (as well as PODfarm etc) often create a lot of unwanted noise.

Hearing your playing:
See that red arrow I drew? Click that button right beside it (looks like a speaker to me). You will now be able to hear your own playing on that track. Click it a second time to only be able to hear yourself on that track while the track is armed for recording, and click a third time to turn it off. I highly recommend clicking it twice so you don't forget to turn it off when you record multiple guitar tracks.

Once you've done this, you're all set. Just tweak your settings to your liking... there is a LOT of stuff to fool with and tone experiments are always fun. :metal:

Heres another pic for good measure


Here is a clip of some of these VST amps/Impulses:
http://soundcloud.com/7slinger/superfreakdemoiii

Not my best work to date, but the guitar tone sounds fairly decent.
 

·
Sir Groove-A-Lot
Charvel So Cal & San Dimas
Joined
·
6,916 Posts
After working with all sorts of 5150 variations, both real and simulated, I can easily say that TSE X50 is without a doubt the closest you'll get to the real deal. Not just in general sound but in the way the controls react as well.

I have limited use with real Recto's, never used one on a recording personally but have worked with plenty of recordings done with them, and from what I can gather from their recorded tones LeCto is damn spiffy.
 

·
Tr00 Kvlt
Joined
·
5,914 Posts
Discussion Starter · #5 ·
After working with all sorts of 5150 variations, both real and simulated, I can easily say that TSE X50 is without a doubt the closest you'll get to the real deal. Not just in general sound but in the way the controls react as well.

I have limited use with real Recto's, never used one on a recording personally but have worked with plenty of recordings done with them, and from what I can gather from their recorded tones LeCto is damn spiffy.
Yeah the Lecto is fairly close to my Rectifier actually. :yesway: I also was unaware the TSE X50 was out. :yesway: I'll have to go DL that right now.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
2,232 Posts
So How does peaveys Revalver stack up against all of these Freedies?
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
2,232 Posts
So is my M-audio mobile pre USB sufficient to get these freedies to work?
this may solve some of my late night issues without shelling out the cash for an Axe-FX
 

·
Banned
Joined
·
7,428 Posts
Wirelessly posted (A Destroyer of short people: Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8G4 Safari/6533.18.5)

You just need something to record the DI with.
 

·
Tr00 Kvlt
Joined
·
5,914 Posts
Discussion Starter · #14 ·
So is my M-audio mobile pre USB sufficient to get these freedies to work?
this may solve some of my late night issues without shelling out the cash for an Axe-FX
This?


If it is that or similar it will work just fine. If you're using reaper (make SURE you use Asio driver or you WILL have latency issues) just add the FX vst's (Amp, then cab loader, then noise gate etc) and then click on the button that looks liek a speaker under the red AR (arm) button for that specific track. You can of course tweak cab impulses and amp settings after recording if you didn't already figure that out. Also Click the speaker button Once and it you will always be able to play and hear it, click it Twice (turns green and has an A) and you will only be able to hear your playing while that specific track is armed.

*edit*
I'm going to make a reaper tutorial for this and put it in the OP. Got practice in about 15 mins so I probably won't post it until later tonight.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
2,232 Posts
This?


If it is that or similar it will work just fine. If you're using reaper (make SURE you use Asio driver or you WILL have latency issues) just add the FX vst's (Amp, then cab loader, then noise gate etc) and then click on the button that looks liek a speaker under the red AR (arm) button for that specific track. You can of course tweak cab impulses and amp settings after recording if you didn't already figure that out. Also Click the speaker button Once and it you will always be able to play and hear it, click it Twice (turns green and has an A) and you will only be able to hear your playing while that specific track is armed.

*edit*
I'm going to make a reaper tutorial for this and put it in the OP. Got practice in about 15 mins so I probably won't post it until later tonight.
that's exactly what I have and a tutorial would be great!
I've got Reaper set up to use Asio so I'm good there.
Geez this may be a much cheaper alternative for me than an Axe-Fx seeing the only thing I would be using the Axe for is recording anyway :yesway:
gotta try all of this stuff tonight after Karate :D
 

·
Tr00 Kvlt
Joined
·
5,914 Posts
Discussion Starter · #16 ·
that's exactly what I have and a tutorial would be great!
I've got Reaper set up to use Asio so I'm good there.
Geez this may be a much cheaper alternative for me than an Axe-Fx seeing the only thing I would be using the Axe for is recording anyway :yesway:
gotta try all of this stuff tonight after Karate :D
Was able to get it posted. :yesway: Its really simple to do in Reaper. Also check your PM's.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
2,232 Posts
where'd you guys get the X50? there's no download link on their page?
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
2,232 Posts
Go to their forum then the X50 section and the top post where it says X50 Beta, you can download it there. You don't have to be a member. :yesway:
thanks!
so I installed the Shred plugin last night and several of the others. it took me a while to get everything working but I finally did, but the plug in sounded kind of dead. No where near as much gain as in that guys video :confused:
 
1 - 20 of 104 Posts
Top