I seem to have been going round in circles recently regarding the numerous options around for a “good” guitar sound and am interested to know what you guys might have come across recently in the eternal quest for tone.
Currently in my toy box I have Amplitude and Ampkit kicking around both of which have some interesting defaults on them but in my experience the demo tones are usually a little bit too much to sit in most productions and require backing off a little to sound more natural. There is of course the VST Amp Rack which initially did not make a huge impression on me but now that I have gone back to it for about the 5th time I seem to have found some new depth in that.
It was when I recently got hold of the demo for Guitar Rig 5 and instantly liked it I realised that all I seem to be doing is flitting from one thing to another without actually getting anywhere productive and just perhaps any of the above are actually perfectly good for the job if properly calibrated.
Who knows I might soon be plugging an amp in and sticking a mic in front of it, but that will cause a little too much upset to my neighbours I suspect, hence the endless quest for a workmanlike software solution for day to day use.
Generally I am looking for good clean tones and at most a mid level of “rawk” tone rather than the extreme end of the spectrum. Weapon of choice tends to be a mid eighties Strat Plus.
The above ramble is therefore a call for any thoughts on what you have found is working well for you, so any comments are most appreciated!
EDIT - seems the answer is here - probably http://www.steinberg.net/forums/viewtopic.php?f=198&t=83684