Micing guitars is usually not very difficult. Check out Ssslayer's recording by micing his Marshall with a cheap Rs.90 mic. It sounds really nice. Pretty decent reproduction of the original sound. By the way it's not Amp Sim. Amp Sim is the distortion you choose to use. It's the cabinet simulator that we are talking about.
When you play through a cabinet like playing Live or in Jam Room you can safely switch off your cabinet sim. Cabinet Sims in series dont give good results. This is out of some experience when I setting my pedal board. I can build a Cabinet Sim myself. It's a pretty simple circuit that I can rig it up in an hour or two. Actually I dont want to use AX1500G or any processor for recording.The tones are a bit too harsh for my ears. Even if I keep it in bypass, it colors the sound hell a lot. All processor have a sick bypass. They are good only when played through them not when you bypass them. I prefer being as close as possible to the amp and get the sound to be pretty natural.
By the way which is a good recording software for Windows. I dont have Mac.
Originally Posted by chintan9
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