5 Things Where Guitar Amp Modelling Sucks

But with a plot twist :joy:


The video is made by an amp modeller vendor?
(sorry, haven’t watched it, but I know ML Sound Lab).

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Yes. :slight_smile:

Super video. Excellent twist! Caught me off-guard, it did. Going to check out ML Sound Lab. Hope they have their “basses” covered. :wink:

EDIT: Yup, one bass amp, cleverly called “Amped Bass”. Purchased and installed. It’s interesting that you have to install the trial version, which will generate the purchase “Request Code” from which the license key is generated. Their website store is as fast or faster than any other I’ve used. Kudos for making it really easy for me to spend my money. :+1: :guitar:


Haha, what an awesome twist! :smile: :smile: :smile:

Thanks for the share!

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I know, I have all their plugins :slight_smile:
They are super responsive, we have a really great collaboration with those guys.

I have a very mixed opinion on this video: on the one hand I didn’t recognise the sound of a Twin at all, or else I have the impression that the sound was going through a pedal which altered it completely.

I’ve had 3 Twin’s in 50 years, different models with different HP (Jensen, Altec and Jbl, but no Oxford) but fortunately none of them ever sounded like this !

However, when I discovered that it was a simulated amp I understood what was bothering me and in this context I found the sound interesting.
Good job but not a credible demonstration for my part.

I visited ML Sound Lab’s website, I listened to their virtual amps only for a few moments, because they are all hi-gain oriented. So I can’t even give an opinion because I’m not interested in that kind of sound.


I found it interesting, but not persuasive, for sort of the opposite reason.

Between having different guitars, never having owned high quality amps & cabs (as a basis for comparison), and being more focused on getting a sound I like than a replica of somebody else’s sound, I listened through his 5 reasons and thought “I don’t hear what it is that I supposedly can’t achieve in VST form.”

I went to the world of VSTs for practicality reasons a couple decades ago and never looked back, so to some degree I don’t need convincing. That said, I have a grand piano in my house and there’s no combination of keyboards or VSTs that sounds or feels like sitting at a real piano in a real room. It’s different, but that doesn’t make either option better or either one suck.


the simulations ar all pretty good,the BIG mistake on clean wicked guitar is you have to have a loud enviroment to to have the gitar “responding” reamping,to be a nerd, does not do it it has to be during the recording process - my tele on my plexy (no master) becomes a clean beast if i stay in front of the speaker having the amp half way up (50w).

conclusion: if you are recording with a ampsim,make shure you have your monitors on a “good” volume this way you get sustain response from you guitar.

ps: as vindes mentioned: use this for that and that for this, whatever is the right sound-is the right sound