Vox Stomplab 1G - verdict?
Posted 21 August 2015 - 09:25 PM
The Vox Stomplab caught my eye, I just wondered whether anybody had any experience of them, or could suggest anything better for a similar budget?
I figured that instead of having to bounce every guitar track I might as well get the sound right and then record it, instead of fannying about in mix down (one of my pet hates).
Posted 22 August 2015 - 06:52 PM
Thing was, I found software amps more useful in the sense that one could profitably dick around with them in the mix, rather than be tied to a pre-recorded tone.
Faced with similar problems to yourself I discovered that one way round the latency issues was to reduce the number of instances of reverb.
Rather than have a reverb on every track or even just on each of the instrument busses I decided to reduce the load and go old school, running each track (if neccessary) out on auxes to just two reverbs:
* A plate sim for specific things like vocals and snare
* A smidge of medium sized room for pretty much everything else - just to add a bit of 'air' to proceedings
I'd render everything down and save it as a 'master mix'. Then I'd open the stereo file in the DAW and apply some 'mastering' effects, including a further smidge of reverb to put some fairy dust on it (if needed).
Obviously one doesn't get quite as much control over each track's reverb but it saves a lot of processing headroom.
Not the answer you were looking for but it might save you £44.00
Edited by skankdelvar, 22 August 2015 - 06:54 PM.
Posted 22 August 2015 - 08:15 PM
My Late 2011 Macbook pro is feeling the strain of a lowly i5 processor. My software is fairly dated (Pro Tools 10.3.10) and my OS is 10.8.5, so they're not the fastest, but I can at least use AAX format plugins (instead of RTAS), which helps to reduce the load somewhat.
Maybe I just need to find an alternative to Amplitube, as it's REALLY processor intensive.
Posted 02 September 2015 - 04:18 PM
Less than 50 notes from GAK.
Posted 08 September 2015 - 12:06 PM
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Posted 08 April 2017 - 02:59 PM
I tend to have a couple of reverb busses on the mixer and have a master guitar bus with a high quality 'verb on it; it's more to do with amp modelling and effects.
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