It also helps understanding how certain effects are designed. Keep in mind too that volume is a key element for great sounding tones. Match their volume as you would with a real amp and analog stompboxes. Digital processor amp Start off with matching the levels on your digital unit with the amp as described above. I recommend that you don’t use any amp sims with real amps.
It’s easy to think that you can turn you VOX Cube into a Hiwatt stack but an amp sim is basically just another distortion unit designed to sound like a specific amp.
As an example, to get the Muff tone I want on my POD X3 I’m using a Mesa/Boogie stack with a Dynacomp and Leslie sim with a Les Paul loaded with PAF humbuckers. Setting up Regardless which digital multi processor you’re using you should always start off with matching the in/out levels.
Mic placement is also crucial and no unit can simulate how you’d place the mic on your amp.
Although all these digital units allow the user to have full control you can’t control how they were designed. I like triangle Big Muff but you might prefer Sovtek models. My point is that it’s wise to keep this in mind and not trying to force a simulation to sound like something else.
Most digital multi processors on the market promise to deliver THE tone for any guitarist.
Trying to meet the demand for vintage sounds most units also feature sims of classic pedals and amps. Does Line 6 market their POD series as the ultimate Gilmour-in-a-box?
Until Line6 includes us both in custom tone, we're pretty much stuck with figuring it out ourselves.