A digital modeler is an amazing piece of gear to have. It’s capable of doing so many different things, but sometimes it can be difficult to feel like you’re getting the most out it with just how much it can do.
Using the new BOSS GT-1000 CORE, we take a deep dive into four easy things you can do to get the most out of your modeler.
- Gain-Staging: The concept of setting the gain at the right level at all the different points in your signal chain. This will give you the most control over your gain throughout your signal to ensure that you signal is hot enough but not clipping.
- Parallel Routing: This is the idea of having separate paths for different effects in order for them to sound good separately before they are recombined back into your main signal chain. This is a common practice when using reverb and delay, especially, so they are clean on their own and don’t feed into each other. You can also experiment with having more parallel effects within those parallel chains, so within the one delay chain, you can have two different delays doing different things at the same time. You can imagine how far the rabbit hole goes with this concept.
- Pedal Flexibility: Because modelers are digital, you can put your physical pedals wherever your heart desires in your signal chain. As compared to an analog rig which has limits as to where you can put your FX with regard to your chain, the sky’s the limit when it comes to digital modelling.
- Cab Sound: Potentially the easiest-yet-most-effective part of getting the best tone out of your modeler, changing your cab IR can make or break your guitar tone. The sound of the cab affects your tone so much so really spending the extra second to dial this part of your tone in can take the end product to the next level.
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