I did a demo of my ENGL E530 Modern Rock Preamp, playing some black metal stuff that I wrote using it. I am just running the preamp straight into my interface and using Two Notes WOS plugin for poweramp and cabinet simulation. I brought this unit a long time ago, it was one of my first pierces of tube gear and I never really got along with it that well, so I was pleasantly surprised at the results I got here - without a boost or anything else I think I was able to get some great sounds out of it. Only thing is that it doesn't have a lot of low end on the lead channel, even if you dial up the bass. It works in this song given the guitar parts and makes a lot of room for the bass to shine, which is recorded using the clean channel of the preamp with all settings at 12 o'clock, except gain which set to add a tiny bit of dirt. Guitar is a Jackson Dinky DK7m sevenstring with Seymour Duncan Distortions. Bass is a Warwick Corvette DB RB. So what do you think, is using a preamp like this a good way to get a tone or is it lacking compared to a real head? As always I would like some feedback on my videos - I tried to up my drum programming game with this one, especially in the hi-hat and ride cymbal parts - did I succeed?