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Re: OT: How to mix guitar/synth/drum machines? Guitar DI vs Amp?

Here's another ex-tube amp guy. 

I sold my tube amps and now use the AxeFx II exclusively. For the first 
time in thirty years, I don't own a single amp--and I couldn't be happier.

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On Mar 15, 2012, at 5:21 AM, Rainer Straschill <moinsound@googlemail.com> 

> You might very well be the first tube amp guitarist guy how openly 
> recommends a digital modelling thingie because it's better in every way 
> ;).
> (me, I don't have a proper opinion on that myself - other that modelling 
> things work for me. Then, I never played guitar through a real amp, and 
> bass only occasionally through the TC Elliot in our rehearsal space back 
> then. On the other hand, I do have a few analogue synths (which I won't 
> replace with VSTis, but then again I also have far more digital synths 
> which I won't replace with VSTis, so...)
>> I can offer some thoughts regarding guitar DI.
>> Have you considered trying a digital amp modeler? Decent units cost 
>> (new) from $200 (Digitech RP355) to $900+ (Avid Eleven Rack) and are 
>> designed to sound like a mic'd amp. Bonus: they also have FX. Great for 
>> recording; great for DI in any venue that provides a decent sound 
>> system...
>> I ditched my tube amps five years ago. The only things I've given up 
>> are amp volumes that can't be dialed down low enough for the room, 
>> unexpected (and costly) maintenance, 
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