Originally Posted by zinzin
up until now i too have never used and never thought about re-amping. but lately a friend of mine asked me if i could do it because he lives in the city in a flat and he can't use a real amp for recording. he gets his guitar sound with amp simulation software but he is not satisfied with it. the solution would have been me re-amping the tracks with real amps. but i only got the active di box ...
I also live in a flat and there is no way i could record with a real amp AND speaker here (would have to do it as the rehearsalroom studio), but now recently i use the following 2 alternatives.
1. Real amp speaker output(my old JCM800) --> Marshall SE100 Speaker emulation system (and speaker load) unfiltrered output (no emulation)--> input of DAW interface. Recabinet speaker emulation VST.
In the case above, no speaker is needed at all since the SE100 completely replaces the load and gives you a line out to the DAW.
2. Marshall JMP-1 preamp, output without speaker emulation --> input of DAW interface. Recabinet speaker emulation VST.
The JMP-1 actually works really well for me and i get some really excellent sounds with this solution, havent really used the JCM800
much yet, but it is constantly connected as well and sounds very nice as well.
Personally i can really recommend the JMP-1/recabinet solution or with your prefered preamp since it is very cost effective and sounds great as far as i am concerned and you get to play a real analog amp but with great sounding speaker simulation.