iRig + bluetooth speaker for metal?

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  1. dualz0r

    dualz0r SS.org Regular

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    Hello guys, here is some jazz music and metal demo about "Do you really need a guitar amp?"
    What are your thoughts?
     
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    Shask SS.org Regular

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    To me it pretty much sounds like how any computer amp sim and headphones sound...... OK for messing around at 3am or something, but pretty awful compared to an actual amp. Muddy lows with no chunk or punch, fizzy/fuzzy smooth highs that sound weird without clarity.
     
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    dualz0r SS.org Regular

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    well some EQ can be used to fit the mix better ;)
     
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    bostjan MicroMetal Contributor

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    Honestly, I don't care for that tone. The mids are really boxy sounding. I could use that tone as a nice layer in a recording, but it needs some better upper mids to provide more presence.

    Also, where do you get an iRig for $3 and an iPhone for free?!

    Overall, I'm not really down with the message presented in the video.

    The playing is really tight, though, and those riffs are definitely cool.
     
  5. Andrew Lloyd Webber

    Andrew Lloyd Webber Part-time Elon Musk impersonator

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    The IK iLoud sounds fine for what it is. Prior to that, I used a Bose Soundlink for its size, rather than its very colored (bass-heavy) sound.
     
  6. EmaDaCuz

    EmaDaCuz Brutal yet soulful

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    Basically this. I am no amp snob, but the difference between this setup and even a cheap Blackstar ID:Core is immense. Plus, it is not a cheap solution as you have to factor in the cost of the iPhone/iPad as well.
    There are many tiny practice amps that work just fine.

    PS: I tried that setup, even going from the iPad to a good powered speaker. It sounds fake, and I can't stand the lack of "oomph" when palm muting... it sounds like a fart. Great setup for cleans, though.
     

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