Guitar Rig 4 vs. Mesa Rectifier

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  • #14949
    AvatarDT_Paul
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    Hey Guys,

    a few days ago i compared my triple rectifier 2ch with my guitar rig.
    the amp was mic’d with a single shure sm57 on my engl v30 cabinet. The guitar rig setup was quite easy, gratifier with matched cabinet.

    the third track is the “preamp” of guitar rig and the poweramp of my rectifier.

    All guitar tracks are reamped, so it’s the same track every time.

    Here’s guitar rig with matched cabinet

    click here

    Guitar Rig with Mesa Boogie Poweramp

    click here

    And last but not least my triple Rectifier

    click here

    I really like the Guitar Rig Sound and use it a lot, but the real amp is more powerful, agressive and “raaaargh”. “raaaargh” is that specially recto sound, you know? 😀

    so, hope you like it 🙂

    greetz,
    daniel

    #25292
    Avatarbillmeedog
    Participant

    @DT_Paul 12083 wrote:

    Hey Guys,

    a few days ago i compared my triple rectifier 2ch with my guitar rig.
    the amp was mic’d with a single shure sm57 on my engl v30 cabinet. The guitar rig setup was quite easy, gratifier with matched cabinet.

    the third track is the “preamp” of guitar rig and the poweramp of my rectifier.

    All guitar tracks are reamped, so it’s the same track every time.

    Here’s guitar rig with matched cabinet

    click here

    Guitar Rig with Mesa Boogie Poweramp

    click here

    And last but not least my triple Rectifier

    click here

    I really like the Guitar Rig Sound and use it a lot, but the real amp is more powerful, agressive and “raaaargh”. “raaaargh” is that specially recto sound, you know? 😀

    so, hope you like it 🙂

    greetz,
    daniel

    Hi Daniel, 🙂

    Great “A-B-C” shootout/comparison! 😎 BTW, excellent idea to use the re-amp method for the sake of comparing exact same performances. 😉 The following is the way I heard each setup/sound:

    A.) Guitar Rig (w/matched-cab): It sounds good, but I thought it had too much “low-mids” (250Hz – 625Hz) which, although “beefy” gets a bit “muddy” (especially if it was in a final mix fighting a bass-guitar for these frequencies!) Also, I thought this direct/modeled Guitar Rig sound lacked some “bite” and “presence” (maybe in a mixdown, a couple of “EQ-bumps” at (approximately) 4KHz and 10KHz would help, although in this case, you were probably trying to keep any “post-tweaking” to a minimum, or “not-at-all,” to retain the integrity of the shootout!)

    B.) Guitar Rig (pre-amp) with Mesa Boogie Power-Amp and SM57-mic’d Engl V30-cab: I thought this sound had the right “presence” and “attack,” but could’ve used a little bit of the lows and low-mids that seemed so abundant in the cab-modeled direct Guitar Rig sound!

    C.) Mesa Triple Rectifier – SM57-mic’d through the Engl V30-cab: I agree with you, this is the best sound of the three! I liked it because it seemed to have a perfect balance of what the other two sounds had right, without having to EQ it to death during post-mixing. Nice sound! 😉

    BTW, excellent/tight playing and cool “riffage” throughout! 😎

    Thanks for this insightful and fair comparison/shootout! 😎

    ~Bill Meehan~ 🙂

    #25293
    AvatarSean Conklin
    Participant

    Hey Daniel,

    I agree with Bill, #3 sounds the best. Definitely has the fullest sound all around. Great tone man!

    That’s Killswitch Engage right? Good stuff. 🙂

    Sean

    #26254
    Avatarfaris
    Participant

    What software do you guys use to compose videos and get both a line-in from your guitar gear and your backing tracks?

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