Unfortunately I live in a block of flats and strangely enough not everyone appreciates loud guitar music..
However, I'm of the opinion that recording an amp with a mic will pretty much always sound better than a software amp (although I have to admit, Revalver is really good, so I have tried to get the best tone possible).
Does anyone have any tips or tricks to try and restrict the volume of the amp while still getting enough signal for the mics? Specifically, more the bleed into the other flats rather than the volume of the amp itself. The amp is a Bugera TriRec (with adjustable power output) set down to 1W, going through a Marshall 1960AV (however I'm only using the left side to try and keep some volume down so it's actually only coming out of 2 speakers).
I've tried the technique of covering the amp with a thick sheet and it's a good start, but I was wondering if anyone else knew anything I could try?
As a side note, I know it's not an ideal situation and I know the best tones are achieved by getting the speakers in the cab to actually start moving some air, but for demos in a flat, I'm having to make do for now!