Home studio acoustics

Fusk8
@favio-montealegre
3 years ago
16 posts

Hello evereyone!! Here you can post photos of your D.I.Y. basstraps, your home studio building process, ask questions and share your thoughts about this topics, i know there is a lot of great amp simulators (hardware and software) with room and cabinet simulators too, but does it feel like the "real deal"? can the sound of monster amps, cabinets, a great pick of microphones and a great recording room can be simulated? i'd like to read your thoughts :)

Flekador
@fl3k
2 years ago
42 posts

I think it has been already commented around this forum, but the BIAS FX and BIAS AMP sound pretty awesome. I bought a copy recently (the desktop edition with a -50% discount on their webpage) and it is different from every guitar modelling VST I've ever played. It doesn't sound like "the real thing", we were testing it against a true Dual Rectifier and it is clear that the tone of the tubes has no match, but it is very hard to notice the diference between both in a mix.

If you are looking for a good solution to easily and quickly record your guitars with awesome quality, go for it, you won't regret.

The remaining "digital harshness" (not much in the BIAS plugin), can be later dialed out using the excellent Massey TapeHead Vst (it is hard to find the vst version of it but if you search for it you'll find it).

Fusk8
@favio-montealegre
2 years ago
16 posts

I love BIAS plugins, if you can't record real amps this is the better option. If you have acces to a proper recording studio, a great recording room, amps and gear you can get the best of both worlds, sometimes the track processed with the plug in fits better in the mix than the amp track, it all depends on the song and the sound you are looking for. It's really hard to hear the difference between the plug in and a real amp, but when we add the recording room to the equation things can chage a lot (for better or for worse), room can enhance or mess up a recording, so if you dont have access to a proper room and mics,you dont have time to set up a proper recording environment or you dont have an audio engineer or acoustician to guide you go for the BIAS definitely!

Flekador
@fl3k
2 years ago
42 posts

Update: did more tests with my solid state analog Tech 21 Trademark 120. In this case, the amp clearly beats the vst thing. The analog sound of this amp is great, so the difference against a digital processed signal becomes more evident. As you stated favio, it is a great option to record guitars straight without much hassle, but it is quite clear they still have a lot of work to do when we compare the isolated guitar sound recorded though an amp or recorded though the VST.

Anyway, thumbs up for them, they have made a big improvement from other VST plugins like Amplitube or Guitar Rig, which both I used frequently in the past.