I'm the kind of guy that only wants to know how to play, or even how to set the low/mids/high on the amp, but further than that, I don't know anything of the technical stuff.
I really do like that judas priest and randy rhoads kind of tone, but I don't know if that's a straight through marshall tone or a more sophisticated stuff. If I get on the simulator, and set a simulation of a marshall JCM800 2203 with everything cracked up, will my record actually sound lika a crancked up marshall?
If I want to have a marshall sound on the guitar rig, I just have to use a marshall simulator and turn the virtual knobs as in a real amp, and it will already be as close to the real thing as it can get, right? Without having to go through a series of technical adjustments and mixings to make it look like a marshall... if it is that way, I guess I could achieve to get a simple marshall tone simulated at least.
you'll be playing with a tone you know and are comfortable with. Not enough could be said about this. Knowing the guitar tone you will be recording with is worth it's weight in gold. You know how it reacts off your playing and your practicing with it so your playing is somewhat adapt to your tone.