in another thread, @MightyMikeAmps asked about my experience with capturing NDSP plugins (while we wait for their implementation).
I said that I cannot really distinguish the capture from the plugin sound, but my ears are not really good in distinguishing sounds, so I wanted to post an example so you can judge yourself.
It’s a capture of the dry “Rhythm” amp from for Archetype Petrucci plugin. I have captured amp and cab separately, and put them together in the preset.
I also checked the frequency content and they look quite identical, despite some difference in very low end and high end (the yellow line is the plugin, which is a bit wild at high frequencies, the blue line the capture).
Tonewise they sound pretty similar to me.
It feels like there might be a fair bit more gain on the capture, and a bit of a high mid boost, but the frequency plot would suggest the EQ is pretty perfect.