Hello, new member here. I'm starting two music projects; one is symphonic black metal and the other is ambient lo-fi (both very different genres lol) Right now I have a PRS SE Custom 24 guitar and a really crappy Line 6 amp I got as a gift many years ago. I've got a Strymon Big Sky reverb, TC Triple Delay, and a Ernie Ball VP Jr for my pedals. I'm saving up to buy a PC that is optimized for music production/recording and I am wondering if I should continue to buy pedals and amps or if I should use simulator software. Using software would save me hundreds and hundreds of dollars and would give me a much wider range of amps pedals available to me. Spending a few hundred dollars on an amp will only get you that specific tone from that amp whereas using emulators I am free to switch them around at ease. I am however concerned about things such as latency and the quality of the sound. It also doesn't help that I'm not great with computers and playing your guitar through a computer using VST effects and all that is a totally new ball game than what I'm used to, so the simplicity of guitar->pedal->amp is appealing. I will have to get a digital audio interface anyway for vocals and will have to use effects when mixing and with EQ my tracks, but I can not decide which route to go. I don't plan on playing live, mainly just home recording or recording in a professional studio, as I want to self release albums. Because the two styles of music I want to play are so different, I feel like I would have to get a dedicated amp for each genre rather than compromise sound by getting something in the middle. And this ambient music I want to make is very reliant on effects (hence why I got a triple delay and an overpriced, but totally worth it, reverb) If anyone can give me some advice on this I would really appreciate it. I can't make heads or tails on this and each side has its own pros and cons. Thanks!