The desired end result is:
- Guitar plugged into outboard gear, specifically overdrives in the TS, BD family.
- Run from pedal board to audio chain
- Audio chain to Cantabile to use SW amp sims etc.
In terms of the audio chain, it seem pretty straightforward, I’ve done it quite a bit with clean acoustic tones.
But guitar players will always wax rhapsodic about driving the input stage of the pre-amp, usually with something about mythical trolls mysteriously working on the sound and a bunch of things that are frankly nonsense, but what do I know I’m mainly a keys player.
Are there any drawbacks to feeding the OD/Dist/Fuzz signal into the audio chain rather than using strictly digital drives?
As much as it might be fun to run the pre-amp output of a Blues Deluxe into the DAW, it’s probably a bit much for a unitasker, to say nothing of the Spousal Side-Eye that would elicit . . .