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Differences between Recorded and Emulated Guitar Sounds

Is it possible to create an emulated guitar sound similar to the recorded one? Why not! First of all, the direct signal from the guitar is prepared. After that, using a “reamping” technique the desired sound is recorded. Subsequently the whole audio track is emulated using device called “Kemper.” Then the listening tests among people who work in the music industry were performed for subjective comparison of prepared sounds. The comparison of numerical audio parameters is provided using Matlab scripts. The results analysis show the performance of modern emulation techniques in compare to the traditional multitrack recording. Major benefits and losses are discussed.

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