I am having trouble finding good blues tones on the cloud or with the built in amps. I have found some good rock tones, but I haven´t been able to find a good Philip Sayce tone, or SRV, or anything bluesy that I can feel happy with. The stock amps sound really bad for this purpose (at least on my unit). Could somebody please let me know a good preset or point me to something that I am missing?
I play through a Sennheiser HD650 headset most of the time, and sometimes I play through a KRK classic 5 monitor.
I would try the Redplate captures. They are really very nice and can be beefed up with some overdrives as needed. I am also one of those bluesy / jazz player and very picky with dynamics and the space between clean and overdrive. Good luck
They seem to be aiming at a lower gain more classic style of amps and presets. I just purchased their Friedman Smallbox package and it’s excellent. I used to own the amp and it’s spot on if not better than what I remember.
The beautiful thing about the blues sound you seek is its simplicity. It should be as simple as a Fender style amp (deluxe is great) and an overdrive pedal. There are both models and captures of numerous Fender amps on the QC and Cloud.
The trick is to dial in the best clean sound you can, as a default. Once you’ve got a good clean sound, then you throw some grit in there to spice it up. But, to me, it always starts with the best clean you can get.
In addition to a good clean tone, I like setting an amp/cab to a clean tone that sits right on the hairy edge of breakup. Such that an overdrive pedal can create sustain, dirt, and some character while still keeping an articulate tone. That edge of breakup is also where a fairly subtle effect like a treble booster can push the tone into even more rarefied dirt but not mush.