- Hundreds of available sounds
- Silent recording
- Space efficient
- Change sounds after you’ve recorded them
- Requires confidence with a computer
- Can be processor intensive
- Less player feedback than a ‘real’ amp
- Can sound processed and artificial
First connect your guitar to your audio interface.
Route the incoming signal straight to a channel in your recording software, and arm it for recording.
Balance the output level on the audio interface and the input level in the software to set the input level.
Select your chosen amp modeller asa plug-in to that channel – this might be a third party product such as Native Instruments Guitar Rig, or it might be included with the recording software, for example Apple’s Amp Designer and Pedalboard in Logic.
Use the plug-in’s own interface to choose different amp and effects combinations – and remember you can change sounds subtly or radically again after you’ve recorded!
Hit record, play!