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 #108217  by gr8fl4295
 Sun Jan 22, 2012 4:53 pm
Possible to get a Jerry tone from software?
AmpliTube Fender has a nice '65 Twin Reverb.

Any suggestions on software based tones?
 #108230  by studied_4_acid_test
 Sun Jan 22, 2012 8:41 pm
I've screwed around with this before (and GuitarRig). The tone I got was always thick and throaty and honestly sounded authentic, however the problem I ran into was latency. I mean...it was close..but if I even have to question whether it sounds off then the trip is ruined. Even ASIO, to me, its not just exactly perfect.
 #108238  by RiverRat
 Mon Jan 23, 2012 5:33 am
I posted some different presets on the IK Multimedia site 3 years ago. They are all Amplitube 2/ X-Gear based and don't use Amplitube Fender since a Twin-like preamp is available in Amp2/3 and you can change the poweramp and speakers.

Amplitube 2 is faster than 3 if you don't have a newer PC. I would also recommend running XP or 7 instead of Vista. In order to get the lowest ASIO latency possible, I ended up creating a new system profile and disabled any unused hardware and services to squeeze every last bit of horsepower out of the PC.
 #108242  by studied_4_acid_test
 Mon Jan 23, 2012 7:30 am
I use my studio PC which has a fresh XP install with all the pretty, cosmetic features disabled. I've heard so bad stories about people trying to get their interface drivers to work with Win7 - just very glitchy, lots of crashes.

On a related note, I have my "Processor Scheduling" set as background service caching. Supposedly ASIO runs as a background service, therefore you can get a little extra juice by ticking this.
 #108249  by gr8fl4295
 Mon Jan 23, 2012 9:47 am
I'm on a Mac. No latency issues or crashes.