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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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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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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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Orange PPC212

6 Best 2×12 Guitar Cabinets for Metal and High Gain from $200

Here’s a roundup of some of the best 2×12 cabinets for metal and high gain, and of course a wide range of other tones. Last week I posted a list of the 5 Best Mini Amp Heads for High Gain so naturally it makes sense to follow that up with a list of cabinets to […]

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X50-Pedals

How to Record DI Guitars Using Amp Sims, Plus Tips and Tricks

There’s never been a better time to record guitars using DI, or direct input. The method works with bass guitars, electric guitars and even acoustic guitars and other stringed instruments. Recording DI offers some advantages like being able to reamp the DI track through an amp after recording and being able to use amp sims […]

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