A nice story from the studio today. A friend of mine, and a much better guitarist as myself, came in to scoff at the new Cubase 6. He’s a Logic user and let’s everyone know it.
He left with a slightly different story to tell, and one about the new amp simulator plug. We compared the two side by side, OK mine is on a PC and his logic amp simulator is on his laptop, but I can’t imagine that makes that much of a difference. The difference is however like night and day. The logic amps all sound similar, or perhaps they are using two or three models and some EQ. The speakers are flat compared with Cubase’s. I also notice an uncomfortable ‘high frequency’ in the logic.
The effects are down-right gawdy in the logic, but the Cubase one’s hold there own and at least in the presets sound very musical. I need to experiment more. The main difference is in the gui, steinberg have got it right having all the controls in the plug. Logic you have to switch windows, between effects and the amps - That gets right on your nerves.
Musically Steinberg’s amp settings are all somehow real - and very playable, that’s where the better guitarist thing comes in. My friend was apparently having fun with it.
Steinberg, I have waited a long time to be able to enjoy this moment. Thank-you!
Cubase 1 : Logic 0
ps. How about some funkier effects?
pps. Steinberg, the amp sim looks good but did it have to be So Fucking ing Big.