[VIDEO]:- X50 vs Waves PRS Archon vs BIAS AMP 2 vs Thermionik vs LePou vs Ignite Emissary vs.....

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  1. steelyad

    steelyad Hop Pole Studios

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    Hey everyone
    I'm at home with the new baby, so today's video is one I could make without making a huge racket.
    We're comparing 8 different high gain amp sims back-to-back.

    The original guitar source was a Les Paul with BKP Juggernauts into a TS808, into a Tube DI box, then an Audient ASP800 - so super-clean, aggressive and low noise floor.

    The Cabs were turned off in all the sims, and Two Notes Wall of Sound was used for the cabs - Hop Pole Studios' BigBeast 4x12 (SM57) and BigBoy Redback (MD421). No prizes for guessing they're my cabs - I'm the guy from HPS!

    In the future, I think i'm going to revisit this with Amplitube, TH3, Revalver, a real 6505/5150 via Two Notes Captor, both with TS808 and without. Also possibly a "clean" channel. Then we'll pick the community-decided "best" amp, and switch out the cab sim instead!
    Stay awesome.
    Adam
    HPS

     
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  2. KnightBrolaire

    KnightBrolaire Stage IV GAS

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    bias was easily one of the worst besides that blue cat free plugin. thermionik, waves and vadim's heavy5150 all sounded pretty good. tse/ignite/lepou wasn't quite as good as thermionik/waves/heavy5150 imo.
     
  3. Jobam-Martins

    Jobam-Martins Guitarrista

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    Nice video. I really like Nick crow's simulators as well. They sound great. Poulin and TSE are also very good to have.
     
  4. Necky379

    Necky379 SS.org Regular

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    The emissary, heavy5150, and LePou were my favorites.
     
  5. steelyad

    steelyad Hop Pole Studios

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    Nick Crow, you say?
    Added to the list.
    I'll be revisiting this soon, but adding in:-
    A real 6505 (via reamp box and Torpedo Captor)
    Two Notes Le Lead
    TH3
    Amplitube 4
    Nick Crow
    Revalver
    Metal Zone? Just for a laugh? I bet I could get a half decent tone out if I set the controls right
     
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    WarMachine SS.org Regular

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    For me, on its own i think the nick crow sims sounded the best. In a mix, i say the bias 5153 sounded the best.
     
  7. HeHasTheJazzHands

    HeHasTheJazzHands SS.org Regular

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    That Thermonik sim really killed in the mix. Sat perfectly. Didn't get buried or didn't overstay it's welcome.
     

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