You are here

Using DP's Guitar Amp Plug-ins

MOTU Digital Performer Tips & Techniques
Published February 2019
By Craig Anderton

Together, DP's three amp simulator plug-ins cover a lot of sonic ground.Together, DP's three amp simulator plug-ins cover a lot of sonic ground.

From shred to salsa, Digital Performer's amp modelling tools can cater for any guitar style.

One of the biggest developments in Digital Performer 8 was the addition of a new suite of plug-ins targeting guitar and bass players. DP9 took this even further, adding synth guitar-type capabilities and multiband distortion.

In this workshop, we'll look at how to get the best from the three amp simulators introduced in DP8. Note that the amp plug-ins themselves don't include cabinets — you'll need to use one of the rooms described later, and choose the desired cabinet and miking, to assemble a final guitar sound.

The Magic Number

Both individually and together, the three amps cover the main guitar amp domains of...

You are reading one of the locked subscriber-only articles from our latest 5 issues.

You've only read 10% of this article, so to continue reading...

Option 1: Buy and download this single SOS article in Adobe PDF format

  • Buy this article now and immediately download the PDF file to your computer.
  • Single article PDFs look identical to the printed magazine layouts (but exclude advertisements).
  • Note: Some shorter articles don't always have a PDF version.

Option 2: Buy the Full Issue PDF **NEW**

  • From the January 2018 edition onwards, it is possible to buy a Full Issue PDF 'replica magazine' (with adverts) for the price of a handful of single PDF articles, and instantly download it. More info...

Option 3: Buy a Digital subscription from our shopstore

  • A Digital sub can be bought from our online ShopStore and used immediately, or contact our Subs staff to discuss an upgrade price to add Digital access to your existing Print subscription.
Published February 2019