The Silent One
if you want a ENGL kind of sound you can try out amp sims like lepou le456 and tse x30. for cab sims & impulse u can use catharsis IRs, ALU's Sperimental pack. All of these are free. you can also buy redwirez impulse packs or recabinet 3. try using and blending multiple impulses.Bumpage!
I hate bumping old threads but this thread is very relevant to a thread I would have started so might as well do it in here.
I am VERY / completely new to impulses. I have always use pedalboards for my recordings but what I have doesn't sound as good as I want and I don't want to get rid of it as I use them all live.
I want to use my Engl powerball but am unsure how to use cab sims.
I have miced up my cab before and the impulses I have tried sound NOTHING like it. soooo much bass and flabbyness, making it pretty much unusable.
I have no idea what im supposed to be doing with cab sims so dont really know how to get it sounding good.
I cant even get my amp to play through it when recording. Is there even a way to do this?
Im running cubase 5 if thats useful info?
cab sims simulate the sound of a actual miced cabinet and there is a way to use your amp with vst cab sims. though i have never done it as i dont own a real amp. so i'm not 100% sure how to connect the amp head to the audio interface but it's actually possible. i think you have to take out a 1/4" cable out of your amp's fx send and connect it to your audio interface's input (but i repeat : i dont know if this is the right method!) :scratch:.
anyway, once you connect the head you can insert a cab sim vst like lecab2 or recabinet on the track you are working on in cubase and then click on the little orange monitor icon to enable it. now you should be able to hear the amp head+cab sim playthrough sound.