Small Amp to Use with PC

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  1. Colu41

    Colu41 TDPRI Member

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    Currently I have a Peavey Vip 2 40 Watt. As it's a decent combo amp, I kind of want something smaller that I can use with my PC. To go "digital" for say.
    Any suggestions for amp and any preferably free programs to use with them?
     
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    nojazzhere Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    I use a small Pyle 2X40W amp into two KLH speakers for my desktop.
    Good sound and compact, but not a "combo" if that's what you want.
     
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    Colu41 TDPRI Member

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    Just looking for something simple. But that I can plug into my PC and use digital effects.
    Definitely would need a combo since I have no desktop speakers for my PC. I'm a gamer, lol so all I have is a headset
     
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    I use a Quilter Tone Block 202 into an Audient iD14. Line out level on the front or you can use the XLR output on the back and it doesn't need a speaker load.

    Also it's small enough to fit on a desk and only weighs 1.8 kg.

    I think the Quilter is the best all rounder amp for when you just need a tweakable recording amp and don't have the luxury of microphones, isocab or somewhere to play loud!
     
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    The Yamaha THR line is worth checking out.
     
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    Super Champ X2 has a USB out; now discontinued, and long-term reliability is an open question (what isn't these days, said TDPRI John), but a nice sounding small tube(ish) powered amp. Blonde/oxblood ones are purdy looking, too.
     
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    I don't know, man. If I understand correctly, you want to go guitar to amp input then USB from the amp to the computer, and then out from the computer's sound card to the aux in on the same amp? You could try it, but I would not expect very good results.
     
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    I have no idea what you're talking about lol. I just see a lot of people using digital effects now that is all controlled from their PCs. Not actually sure how they work. I probably should do a bit more searching on that first.
     
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    Hmm, I see. You already have a modeling amp with onboard effects… Are you just looking for more/different effects with more control over the parameters?

    Most people using a computer for effects are plugging directly into a USB interface and listening with monitors or headphones.
     
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    Gardo Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    Mister out of date here. I’ve been using a Mustang 1 as a desktop amp for a few years. I have Fuse on my laptop and an older version of Audacity. The Mustang 1 is not an amp for filling a room with sound but does fine placed two feet in front of me . Admittedly I’m not so serious about recording but have fun with it from time to time because it’s so easy. My purpose in recording is not distribution , just trying out ideas. So I have a second hand amp and free software.
     
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    Roland Cube is all you need. :cool:
     
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    "Computer in the effects loop" - I'm thinking band name

    In all seriousness to the OP though, any small combo amp with an effects loop could do this job, it doesn't have to be USB unless you want to get into sorcery like controlling amp settings with MIDI. *shudder
     
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