are added to the input signal. This corresponds with the mix settings of 0 – 50 on the GTR™ dimension stomp effects.
Auxiliary Send effects – These effects are inserted on an auxiliary bus and usually output just the effect rather then a mix of the effect over the direct signal. Here you can insert any effect that can have an effect only output such as a 100% wet Reverb, Delay, Doubler. This corresponds to using these GTR™ stomps at a mix value of 100. Using GTR you can use a Stomp2 Stereo plug-in on your aux send insert and place a reverb and an EQ to tone shape the reverb sound or use a compressor before the reverb to make the dynamics of the Reverb input non linear to the affected signal. You can use multiple auxiliary channels e.g. Aux1=Delay+EQ, Aux2=Comp+Reverb. And send from more then one. It is important to have the mix of the reverb or delay on 100 or fully wet.
In Guitar recording tradition the basic setup is usually comprised of a set of stomp effects that are connected to the guitar amp. In many cases the guitar amp can provide some of its own effects such as a Spring Reverb, Vibrato (Tremolo is actually the correct term for this type of amplitude modulation) and in some cases chorus and naturally distortion.
There’s no absolute rule of thumb as to what the order of the effects has to be but there are some useful guidelines that can help getting good results.
One of the important considerations is the type of Amp you use. A fairly clean amp will work great with a full preceding set of stomps, however a distorted high gain amp will many times work best on the direct guitar signal and most of the effects processing is better done after the amp. In real high gain amplifiers there’s many times an FX loop insert between the Preamp (that introduces most of the distortion) and the Power amp. In the studio, it is common to use an amplifier as it is to get good basic tone and then add any further effects at the desk.
MULTIPLE PARALLEL AMPLIFIERS Some of the most renowned guitar hero’s produced their huge sound by using multiple amplifiers both on stage and in the studio. While the Waves GTR software offers a choice of 2 cabinets and microphones in each amp, even greater, thicker and bigger sound can be obtained by using multiple amplifiers with different settings from slightly different drive and tone settings to simply different amp types and different cabinets/microphones. Important! Instantiating multiple amplifiers in series will not result in this magnitude enhancement. Achieving parallel amplifiers means splitting the input signal by clever usage of your DAW Routing, or simple replication of the direct guitar track and opening separate Amp instances on each track.
Waves Guitar Tool Rack User Guide.