Virtually identical? Take the CM Listening Challenge!
Sometimes it's easy to tell reality from fantasy - for instance, in this YouTube video from PowerFX where virtual vocalist Sweet Ann takes on Australian rock vocalist Kitto:
On some occasions, though, differentiating between the real thing and a computer simulation can be much tricker. If you think you know your kit, take the CM Listening Challenge and see if you can spot the difference between more than £7000 worth of classic guitar hardware, a Line 6 Pod XT, and IK Multimedia Amplitube 2. It's harder than it sounds - has hardware had its day?