I'm working with ProTools 10, interface is an MBox Pro 3. I always prefer to just mic up an amp and will continue to do that whenever possible, but sometimes the spirit hits late night at the apartment, so I'm looking for the best possible amp sound/vibe while tracking direct-in at 3am/headphones/etc.
I'm looking for simple (but high quality) amp sims, run clean/cleanish mostly, and it would be very cool if I could run my pedalboard into the sim and get sounds that I am generally accustomed to.
Better to use a POD or other outboard thing, or a plugin like Amplitube, Amp Farm, something I've never heard of? I'd love to hear specifics from those of you who have tried multiple methods (PHIL!? TVD?!) and managed to get some good results.