I play my amps at home at bedroom levels (that's what the pedals are for). For recording I like going direct, and I have some nice modeling toys for that purpose. I only mic vocals and acoustic guitars.
I agree that recording and playing are very different. Modelers can be great for recording a rhythm track. its hard to distinguish when it’s sitting in a mix.To me recording and playing are two different things….recording is a PIA….playing is fun….but thats just me.
I’m not as worried about my neighbors. I have both to let me know if it gets bothersome to them. But the Iridium comes in handy when it’s late night or zero dark thirty n the morning. I have a favorite setting saved on my Iridium and it’s a platform for my pedalboard.Funny. I would rather piss of my neighbors. I just leave my Princeton micd and I’m about to sell the iridium because it takes too much fiddling with to get a good sound imo
Some modelers are complex with menus, routing, I/O but the Iridium or new UAFX pedals are set up likes amps.Love the sound of my tube amps so guess I won’t be switching to any ,odeling stuff. Sounds too complicated for this old dog!
I used to think that if I had unlimited funds and space I’d like to have th3 following:Do I want a really nice real amp? Of course, I'd love a Suhr Bella or a Plexi or an Orange Rockerverb or... my list is a mile long, like most, I'd imagine.