Hello all, I have been using NI's Guitar Rig for a while now for quick and decent sounding guitar tracks when recording song demos. Music I generally tend to create are more on the punk rock/nu-metal spectrum. I have been trying to do a little more research into the possibility of even using Guitar Rig/Amplitube for actual final recordings, but have been just a little curious as to how it compares to when actually recording the traditional way with mics and a decent amp. Not just how it may only compare to guitarists, but in the eyes and ears of mixing engineers or producers as well. For all those that are aware or have some idea, do the fairly established or decently produced bands (i.e. bands that appear on billboard charts such as Good Charlotte, Sum 41, Hoobstank, The Used, etc.), only and just ONLY record their guitar tracks with mics and amps or do some of them also use these virtual guitar instruments for their final recordings? Appreciate your comments and advice.