Last updated on November 1, 2018 by

In a recent blind test, we found that 54% of people can’t tell the difference between a guitar amp simulator, and a real amplifier.

Whether you like it or not, amp sims have become an increasingly important weapon in the home recordists arsenal.

The benefits are numerous – no need for a mic, no need to worry about room acoustics, no need to buy 10 different amps…

But it’s not all unicorns and rainbows in guitar land. Amp sims take work if you want to make them sound real and professional.

So, stick around, because in this video you’re going to learn the 7 biggest mistakes that people make when using amp simulators. Make these mistakes, and your amp sims will always sound fake.


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