If you are using free ampsims that do not ship with a speaker emulation, you need to use cabinet impulses to simulate your sexy 4x12. A lot of beginners struggle with the downloaded .wav files and do not know how to use them. This video has the answers!
This How-To is about how you can easily enhhance your metal tone with a distortion pedal. Make your sound more brutal without loosing transparency!
"How can I listen to the ampsim tone while recording the dry guitar signal in my audio software???" - That is a common question from a beginner to direct guitar recording. I hope I can answer this and even more questions with this how-to video. Enjoy!