lazyklimm wrote:Do you really need "$50000" studio quality for every "two riffs and practice"?
Yes, I definitely need studio quality because "two riffs" isn't my only musical activity. Curently I play in two bands, and there can be even more. All of them, late or soon, will release something. So why pay lots of bucks to some guy while me and my band can do the work at home for nearly free? Also, playing with good sound is like good sex. If you tried it once, then you'll spend the rest of your life chasing it.
lazyklimm wrote:Some guitar pedals, tube preamp, processor (used as an ADC/Amp emulation mainly), not perfect, but result sounds good enough for demos and stuff like that for me.
So, you gonna say that the sound you get from it is flexible and easily adjustable? If so, then get a Tube Screamer, use it while recording and then try to lower the overdrive amount in the sound. Yes, after
it's been recorded. Say it's impossible? That's why I wanna have control over all the stuff in my DAW. Preamp is not an exclusion. In fact, I love hardware, but IMO it's better at live performances and cases when you already know what settings are right for you here and now. Your setup is good for one band and already known sound, not for different bands and styles. Experiments are better with software.
lazyklimm wrote:Arjen Lucassen uses Line 6 POD straight into ProTools. Do Ayreon recordings sound bad?
And again. Yes, Ayreon's sound is well, but what if you find out that guitar you've recorded should be changed significantly? Re-record all the LP because of wrong cab model or too much gain you did choose in your POD? Sounds like 19th century. I prefer to keep DI tracks and work with them instead of limiting myself.
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