Amp Simulator Hastings MN
Guitars & Fretted Instruments
Cannon Falls, MN
West Saint Paul, MN
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Guitar, Bass, and electronics repair.
Monday - Thursday 10:00-7:00
Saint Paul, MN
River Falls, WI
Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Recording Equipment, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music, DJ Equipment
West Saint Paul, MN
Digital Piano, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music
St. Paul, MN
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Repairs for accordion and concertinas including bellow working, keyboard leveling, fixing switch mechanisms, replacing leathers, reed waxing and tuning and electronic repairs.
10-4 M-F, 10-2 Sat
Red Wing, MN
Drums & Percussion, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music
10 Essential Amp Simulator Tips
EVEN AFTER MANY YEARS OF DIGITAL SOUND processing, guitar-ampsimulators can still be controversial. Some players will contend theydon’t sound or feel like real tube amps, and others will claim amp simsdeliver sounds you can’t get any other way. Guess what? They’re bothright.
For the exact sound, feel, and vibe of a Fender Twin, play through a Fender Twin. But if you want a Fender Twin layered with a plexi Marshall head going through a Peavey cabinet, and with part of the sound filtered in time with the drums, and the guitar’s bottom two strings going through an octave divider—believe me, you’re better off with amp sims.
Latency is becoming a non-issue. If you got turned off to sims because of latency—the delay between hitting a note and hearing it—today’s fast computers have reduced the delay to well under 10ms. That’s about the same delay as having your ears ten feet from your amp.
Re-amping is always available. When you load a sim into your DAW, you’re not recording the processed sound. You’re recording the dry sound of the guitar, and monitoring through the sim, which means you can change your guitar sound right up to the final mixdown.
Personalize presets. I’m never happy with a sim until I tweak the presets to match my playing style with my guitar.
Take it higher. While 44.1kHz is fine for CDs, running a sim at a high sample rate of 88.2kHz or 96kHz lets it reproduce distortion characteristics with better fidelity.
And higher. Programs such as IK Multimedia AmpliTube and Native Instruments Guitar Rig have options that provide higher fidelity, but increase the load on your computer. Use them— unless they load down your CPU so much that the audio starts to glitch.
There’s no one way to rock. Miss the sound of speakers in a cabinet pumping air? Just feed the sim preamp output into your amp. Love your pedalboard, but hate lugging amps? Then, plug the pedalboard into the sim input, select a sim amp, and then plug the sim output into a P.A. system.
Download updates. As computers become more powerful, designers often take advantage of that extra juice by tweaking their simulation algorithms to deliver better effects and sweeter sounds.
Watch those levels. Sim levels must never ever go “into the red,” because you’ll get nasty digital distortion that’s totally unlike the “good” distortion you get from a tasty amp.
They’re not just for guitars. Amp simulators often include a bunch of delay, reverb, modulation, and other effects that sound great on vocals, drums, and keyboards.
Sorry, but there’s no “best.” The algorithms that create amp sounds are as much art as they are science. So, just as I own several guitars, I have several amp sims, because each has its own character. Some excel at clean tones, others at distortion. Sometimes, I even put two amp sims in series so I can use the preamp and effects from one, and the amp and cabinet from another.
UST Executive Conference on the Future of Health Care
Dates: 11/5/2020 – 11/5/2020
University of St.Thomas Saint Paul
2260 Summit Avenue
Discover how you can play an active role in shaping the future by what you do within your organization and network with other health care leaders who are dealing with similar issues. The pace of change in health care has increased exponentially since our inaugural health care conference. And by the time the second annual conference convenes, Congress will have passed its bill for health care reform. We’ll have officially begun a new journey.Fortunately, visionary leaders have been helping to shape this next phase of health care. Investments in innovation and quality have led to some very effective – and often surprising – ways to cut costs, reduce errors, increase service and satisfaction, and improve access and outcomes. Bold initiatives such as these should be shared – especially during this transformative time, when we are all looking for fresh models of excellence. The University of St. Thomas and its partners invite you to participate in an inspiring day of learning, sharing and strategizing about how we can leverage innovation and quality to thrive in the new health care environment. Book Club:November 4, 2010Thursday, 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.Conference:November 5, 2010Friday, 8:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.Please visit the University of St. Thomas Executive Health Care Conference website for more information or copy and paste the following URL: http://ustfutureofhealthcare.com