I just wanted to share that if anyone is looking for guitar tone in a silent, portable rig this a great route.
I tried the Helix and Kemper. The Kemper was better to my ears. I also tried the Strymon Iridium.
None of them could match the sound of an amp and cabinet for that fat metal chug or the full bodied sound of the guitar vibrating and resonating while picking strings. Until this setup.
I’ve only been jamming for a couple of hours but it’s just amazing. It’s like having your amp mic’d up in another room. Using a real tube amp is just where it’s at. The modelers and profiler just don’t seem to have something … I can’t place my finger on it.
So, I’m recommending to anyone who needs a portable guitar tone rig: the Captor X and the tube amp of your choice. I really dig the EVH because I love how it saturates. But I’m sure any amp will sound just as lovely through the Captor X magic box.