5th October 2011
Honestly, I am not trying be difficult or come across as a know it all.. but let me present some facts from a few angles. If you willing to really spend a lot of time tweaking a Digital modeling device and run it thru some good outboard gear, it can be amazing. 99% of the world doesn't play guitar, doesn't care, and can't tell the difference. Most people listen to MP3s from their phones, etc.. We all know this. So that is why modeling devices can cut the mustard. If they were the only digital device that existed in the 1970s and they were used in recordings with everything else being analog, would they stand out more..Yes. Is a modeling device better then a great amp set-up that is miked properly..NO WAY. Are all tube amplifiers going to be removed from planet earth one day..NO WAY. Is modeling technology going to expand. YES. Modeling devices are way more flexible, save time, easy to use, require no maintenance, etc.. Many people make great music and make a living using them. Some people prefer real amps. I like both. If someone hates a modeling device, am I offended. NO. We all know pure analog sounds more natural to the human ear. But we don't live in that world anymore. We live in a time where music is digitally processed and people's ears have become use to that. Most people under the age of 30 have never been exposed to an analog world like those of us who are 40 and up. The way people consume music is also very very different. I just don't see the ultimate goal of continuing to have these debates. Just sayin. Gotta run.. I have some music to work on.