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Grind Machine II Guitar Amp and Impulse Response Plugin Free

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To celebrate Mexico's Independence, Audio Assault is giving away Grind Machine II, a guitar amp and cab simulator plug in for free. Offer valid until September 16th 11:59 pm CST.

Site shows $7.00 price discounted from $39.99. Add to cart to see $0.00 price.

Third party impulse response files (.wav format) can be added to the vst IR folder. Lots of free IR's available online.

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Created 09-15-2020 at 07:39 PM by sixstring
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These guitar software deals always send me down a frustrating rabbit hole for hours. I read the helpful comments in the thread in earnest trying to learn what do do and then I eventually give up.


This software seems like it would be virtual guitar amp. I am picturing plugging my guitar into my usb port on my pc with my Rocksmith cable, launching a GUI that looks like an guitar amp where I am fiddling with knobs using my mouse and have fun playing with different sounds.

After I install it I cant find an .exe that I can launch to get me to the software.

I read the thread again several times. Install ProTools First software after setting up the required accounts. Find that Pro Tools First is a daunting piece of software and I cant figure out how it is even supposed to work together to get me to this Grind Machine software.


I just want to plug my guitar into my PC with my Rocksmith cable and have a virtual picture of an amplifier on my screen that I can fiddle with the knobs on and make fun noise. What is the easiest way to do that?
Can that be done with this software on its own and I am just not doing it right?
Vox makes a usb amplug that does pretty close to what you're describing, check out Vox APIO Amplug.
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Some plug-ins offer a stand-alone executable and GUI, but many like the one in this post only run inside a host application. Typically, the host application is a DAW that adds a boatload of functions for recording and manipulating audio. If you're new to them, DAWs can seem extremely complicated.

There are some lightweight VST hosts available without all the extras. I don't have any experience with them so I won't recommend anything specific, but google returned some results when I searched for 'simple vst host'.

If you want something mainstream without all the complexities of a full-blown DAW, maybe try something like the free 'custom-shop' version of AmpliTube from IK Multimedia. It's not exactly plug and play as you'll still need to get an ASIO driver installed and your audio settings configured, but the learning curve is a lot shorter than with a full-featured DAW.

Hopefully someone else in the forum here can offer some other alternatives. Good luck!
If you don't want to record and mix anything and just want to fiddle around with the amp software, you can always try a standalone VST host:
https://guitargearfinder.com/guid...20versions.
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I use a focusrite usb audio interface, but there are cheaper options. A Rocksmith cable or similar instrument-to-usb cable should work. You'd also want an ASIO driver installed for low-latency audio. ASIO4ALL is free if you don't have another driver already.

Not sure about the exploding sound cards. Haven't heard of that issue. Might depend on how fast you playhttps://static.slickdealscdn.com/images/smilies/eek.gif

Since this is a plugin, you'll need a vst host application/DAW too, but you probably knew that. Just trying to be thorough.
Thanks, I am trying to go with modeling amp route instead because we won't always have laptop/PC with us. Do you have any recommendation. Store had Line-6 used (very used) for $80 but it wasn't digital one I think so I am not sure if it had USB input. Then I saw blackstar ID:CORE V2 for $130 at Guitar Center. Is that a good deal? It says Stereo, that was odd... Smilie

Then I found this V2 20W Core 20 for $87, probably gone by now but it looked pretty nice. I mean the $300 line-6 digital ones with song selection, background tracks, etc is amazing but it's $300.. Just need something make nice clean sound and be able to have effects. Like that Line6 had song names I think, you can do like "Nothing Else Matters" and it adjusts everything auto, then you pick Slash or Guns N Roses, it does reverb and chorus and all those stuff.

What do you think?
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Thanks, I am trying to go with modeling amp route instead because we won't always have laptop/PC with us. Do you have any recommendation. Store had Line-6 used (very used) for $80 but it wasn't digital one I think so I am not sure if it had USB input. Then I saw blackstar ID:CORE V2 for $130 at Guitar Center. Is that a good deal? It says Stereo, that was odd... https://static.slickdealscdn.com/ima...lies/smile.gif

Then I found this V2 20W Core 20 for $87, probably gone by now but it looked pretty nice. I mean the $300 line-6 digital ones with song selection, background tracks, etc is amazing but it's $300.. Just need something make nice clean sound and be able to have effects. Like that Line6 had song names I think, you can do like "Nothing Else Matters" and it adjusts everything auto, then you pick Slash or Guns N Roses, it does reverb and chorus and all those stuff.

What do you think?
I think if you live near Orange County CA I'll sell you my gently used Mustang I for $90.
Seriously though, there are a lot of options available at the Blackstar price range. Your best bet is to try a few out and see what you like.
The Blackstar has two 3" speakers with two 5 watt amps. Stereo, but those are both very small IMO. For something small and entry level I'd personally go with an 8" speaker (or larger) single amp. You should still get the stereo signal through the modeling with headphones or an output jack. That's how my Mustang I works.
Line 6 well known for their amp modeling. I'd give the Spider V20 MKII a hard look.
I think the Spider V30 (next step up) has the song selection and drum loop features you're talking about. That's around $200.
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I think if you live near Orange County CA I'll sell you my gently used Mustang I for $90.
Seriously though, there are a lot of options available at the Blackstar price range. Your best bet is to try a few out and see what you like.
The Blackstar has two 3" speakers with two 5 watt amps. Stereo, but those are both very small IMO. For something small and entry level I'd personally go with an 8" speaker (or larger) single amp. You should still get the stereo signal through the modeling with headphones or an output jack. That's how my Mustang I works.
Line 6 well known for their amp modeling. I'd give the Spider V20 MKII a hard look.
I think the Spider V30 (next step up) has the song selection and drum loop features you're talking about. That's around $200.
I think our dream one is Line 6 Spider Jam. There was a used one for sale like half off, it was great. No sorry I am not anywhere near OC. Smilie MKII looks great and reasonable price, I don't need a huge amp, just need the modeling & sound effects, it's small house and we use it with volume anyway, and I figure if we need big sound we can always get a speaker/cabinet separately. Like I love how Orange Crush Mini sounds, but it's a very basic amp with little effects. It sounds clean, small, battery and line out!
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