Before I started my journey with Midi Guitar 2 I had no real need for a guitar amp vst.
Disatisfied with the amps that come with MG2 I’ve been trying out a few different offerings.
My first stop was Amplitube - it comes highly recommended on a few “best of” lists.
A huge (slow download) which included having to register just to test drive their product.
The software certainly has a lot of bells and whistles (How many amp types does a guitarist need? I’ve played in bands for many years with just one amp!).
Straight out of the box the amps exhibit the most extreme latency I’ve ever encountered - it took so long to make a sound I initially thought it wasn’t working at all.
Ten minutes of fiddling with the settings finally brought the latency down to at least a useable (though far from satisfactory) level.
Next there was the white noise! Oh, so they mess up the amp with white noise until you pay for it. Fair enough, but what about the free amps as promised?
I know, I know. I should read the manual - but I’m old-school (and also getting just a little bit over Amplitube). So I send off a “please help” email to their support, who in all fairness came back to me quite quickly to show me what I had missed. (There’s an obscure little button at the top right you have to click to reveal the amps you own…Would it really kill them to use tool-tips?)
There has to be something better out there…
Enter “Blue Cat Audio”
Go to their web site, click download…
WHAT? You DON’T want to know my inside leg measurement, next of kin, Date of Birth?!?!? How refreshing!
The amp downloads quickly and easily.
I scan it into MG2 - Holy crap! It just works. Not only that, it sounds awesome.
I think my next task is uninstalling the Amplitube bloat-ware.