Originally Posted by mysteronyx
Clearly, the computer is not spitting out the same clean sound....
But that clean sound is BEFORE the amp sim plug, right? And you are aware that Guitar Rig is supposed to
to dirty up your sound all by itself, right?
..So, I formatted the computer and ran latency tests along with my one-variable-at-a-time experiment all over again. Formatting seemed to help a little, but there's clearly something going on with my computer...
well I know from past experience that one can never say "it CAN'T be that" about anything, but even so, I don't see how latency
can cause something so specific without affecting everything else. When you started talking about latency, I assumed you were jumping around grasping for solutions.
It sounds great regardless of which pick, guitar, and picking style I choose. As soon as I turn the knob to playback so that it's guitar > interface > computer > interface > monitors, I start to hear the pick noise.
but you said you are using an Amp Sim in your software! So that's three
things that are different when you go through the computer. The computer itself, the DAW and the plug-in. Your second
position is really:
guitar > interface > computer > DAW software > Guitar Rig Plug-in Effects
> interface > monitors,
the guitar going into the interface and directly out to the monitors
so this bypasses your computer, but also
your DAW AND the Guitar Rig plug in?
I've tried all sorts of gain settings with the guitar, interface, and Guitar Rig volumes;
It was not clear to me from your posts, have you tried removing Guitar Rig altogether? And also, you are sure you are not clipping anywhere in the software? No red lights anywhere on your channels, plugs or masters?
if there is something wrong
with your computer itself, then it will also affect things OTHER than just the pick attack of a guitar, because your computer does not "know" what is a guitar and what is something else. Have you tried setting up a microphone and banging on a drum or even a table top? Shouting loudly into the mic?