Any thoughts on whether it is better to play, via keyboard, a clean gutair, and then distort through an amp simulator of some kind? After all, this would be a better approximation of how it's done in the real, hardware world.
Or are there some pre-distorted libraries that are truly killer, and thus worth it?
I'm thinking seriously about the group buy currently going on here, and the demos sound great, but they seem to be using clean samples with guitar rig.
And can anyone recommend a good ampsim for distorting a clean sample that's less pricey than guitar rig 2? I have both the Sonar 5PE and Adobe Audition effects tools, but a truly great distortion eludes me. But this could be, no doubt, an inability on my part to use these tools competently.