05-23-2013 12:36 PM
Here it is, my dream cab. My Mesa power amp has not came in yet. It should be here Saturday. Here is the Mesa cabinet. It sounds so good that I was able to turn off the cab emulation off on my 1101. Usually I emulate the cabinets even through real cabinets. With this one, I don't need to. It sounds better with them turned off. I went with the 2x12 because I just don't like 4x12's even being in a band. I also have other 2x12's. Here she is.
I love it. I can't see myself ever buying any other type of cab. Not being a v30 guy, they must do something different with these v30's. They do not sound like other v30 cabinets.
05-24-2013 07:20 PM
Yep. All the emulated cabinets are, are EQ's basically. And if you have a cabinet that sounds flat, it sounds better to allow the pre amp to let the emulated cabinets work. With the Mesa I don't have to do that. Although I still am with some of them. For example the Fender 2x12 emulation sounds good going through the Mesa v30's.
05-24-2013 11:12 PM
Emulated cabs are based off on IR's or impulse responses. Some might suggest they are one cab with different eq curves applied. I doubt that though. It might sound that way since even on the highest price modeling gear it takes a ton of processing horsepower to define cab qualities. GSP uses 256 smp IR's IIRC. Better quality standards are in the high 2000's.
Modeling units can sound sound fine too with ceratin guitar speakers even with cab emulation disabled. Some like to use the cab on in order to have it act like a filter to take out any spikey fizz from digital. Trade off is additional coloring.
05-25-2013 02:39 AM
Yeah, to me, in most cases having the IR on makes the model sound better. Much better. And it's not like I have a crap cab. If I turn it off, some amps won't even sound remotely useable. My 1101 is sounding awesome through this mesa though. The HD500 doesn't sound great with this set up compared to the 1101. The 1101 sounds more like the real thing. Although the 1101 sounds like crap direct to the computer and the HD500 sounds awesome direct to the computer. I'm glad I have both for both occassions!
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