Totally want a Fractal M9.
If you want your modelers to sound like "amp-in-a-room," connect the modeler to a clean power amp + guitar cabinet with guitar speakers (turn off the cab-sim on the modeler). That would get you the "amp-in-a-room" sound and would sound as good if not better.
I’m repeatedly surprised at how much debate arises about whether X modeler successfully sounds like X amp. I guess people need a point of reference to compare, and guitarist’s seem to keep a firm grasp on tradition, but ultimately, so what? Modeler X is not in fact a 1967 Super Reverb, so let’s get past that and evaluate Modeler X can do that a 67 SR (or whatever) cannot do. What can it do that is unique to that unit?
I can relate; that sounds parallel to my experience.i agree with that. on my iridium, i have supposedly the "best" DR impulse response (ownhammer). i use the vibrolux one, and with the mid jacked in pseudo 5E3 mode. similarly i use that DR cab on the marshall model for my dirty sounds. why? because they sound good to my ears.
what amps are those combinations really emulating, sort of a 5F4 and a sort of a 5F8? who knows, who cares. i'm not aiming for authenticity, i just want a modeler that reasonably behaves like a real amp and gets a sound i’m after for my music.
Rat Shill is an idiot.I don't dislike modelers at all. I just haven't bought any yet. Totally want a Fractal M9. I bet I could do some really cool stuff with one of those. Especially since watching the demo vid. that Tim Pierce and Rhett Shull did.