After much frustration, finally had a great practice with the Amplifire

Discussion in 'Amp Modeling' started by LPV, Jul 3, 2017.

  1. LPV

    LPV Senior Member

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    Sep 23, 2008
    I've posted about my frustration at not being able to get a tone and volume level that I was happy with with the AF. Well yesterday I had a thought. The AF can be configured so that the send acts as a dry DI out when using aux in. So I went aux xlr out (full modelling w/IRs) into the Alto and dry DI out into my amp set for a medium gain. Essentially I was using a wet/dry rig. This sounded really good and the tube amp gave me all the oomph I wanted/needed and wasn't getting from the Alto. Live I'll go direct from the aux with IRs and mic the amp so the 2 feeds can be mixed at the board. I can even keep my little 3db solo boost in there. Not pure modelling but if any of you are having a hard time like I was, try this hybrid set up. Its really cool. The band liked it too.
  2. drew365

    drew365 Senior Member

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    Oct 23, 2011
    Just for the heck of it, I may give that a try, since my tube amps are sitting right next to the Helix and all it would take is a cable and a couple of settings. But it will be purely for science, since there's no way I'm dragging the helix, DXR12, tube amp and cab to a gig. I don't care how good it sounds to me.

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