AmpliTube vs Thermionik Dual Rectifier Comparison

AmpliTube vs Thermionik Dual Rectifier Amp Sim Shootout (Video)

Today I put together a video comparing the 3 channel Mesa Boogie dual rectifier amp sims from Amplitube and Kazrog to try and determined which one I like better. I’ve tried a bunch of different amp sims over the past couple years and I really dig the tone of Mesa rectifiers for the style of […]

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Seymour Duncan Jeff Loomis Blackout Pickups

Tip: Keep Playback Volume Low When Recording DI Guitars!

I don’t know how I didn’t notice this before but it turns out that it’s very easy for guitar pickups to “pickup” unwanted background noise when recording into an interface. Obviously you want to keep noise to a minimum when recording through a mic, but guitar pickups can amplify a lot of background noise as […]

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Ignite Emissary

Killer Metal Tone Using Free Ignite Amp Sims (Video)

I came across a pretty cool demo of a song on YouTube that uses only free plugins from Ignite Amps for all the guitar and bass tones. I’ve posted about some of Ignite Amps’ free plugins before, like their NadIR impulse response loader, but somehow their Emissary guitar amp sim (pictured above) completely bypassed my […]

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Radial ProRMP reamp box

Reamping DI Guitars With and Without a Reamp Box (Video)

I came across a video demoing the difference between reamping DI guitars using a reamp box versus just using a cable plugged straight from the interface to the amp. Now that I’ve got a Peavey 6505 mini amp, I was wondering how reamping works since I’ve just been working with amp sims for the past […]

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Kazrog Amp Sims

Kazrog Releases New Thermionik Amp Sims and Pedal Plugins

Kazrog makes some of the best-sounding amp sim plugins on the market, and now some new gear has just dropped in the form of five amps and five effect pedals. This is the first time that Kazrog has offered stompbox simulations. The classic TS808 tube screamer is included in the mix, along with some rare […]

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T-RackS Opto Compressor

Get Free T-RackS Opto Compressor from IK This Week Only

IK Multimedia is giving away a paid plugin for free this week as part of a promotion to get people to install their T-RackS Custom Shop, which comes with some other free plugins as well. The promotional freebie is the T-RackS Opto Compressor. It normally sells for $/€80 so being able to get it for […]

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Ibanez TS9

Best Cheap Tube Screamer Pedals From $20

It’s crazy how many different cheap tube screamer clones that are available these days. Not only that but the prices for some are dirt cheap, and you can even get one delivered to your door for under $20. I’m a cheap bastard so there’s no way in hell I’m going to drop $180 for an […]

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Cypress TT-15

Free Amp Sim: Cypress TT-15 from Black Rooster Audio

Black Rooster Audio has just released a new amp sim plugin that is free to download and use for anyone that wants it. The free amp sim is called Cypress TT-15. Apparently it’s based on an Orange Tiny Terror mini amp head. The Cypress TT-15 plugin also includes a simple 2×12 cabinet sim that can […]

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