I am wondering how impulse response guitar amp simulators/modelers work. I thought it was a matter of convolving a signal of recorded impulse response in time-space with a guitar sample.
I tried to do this with Matlab using conv function. I loaded an example impulse response and recording of a guitar sample and the result was just a badly distorted sound.
I read that using normal convolution will not work and the response of the amp is dynamic and differs based on the input signal amplitude.
I have found this question: Dynamic convolution vs Volterra series, but I do not quite understand how I would apply this to my case and if this even is the right direction.
I am EE student and know a bit about DSP, but we only dealt with basic signal convolutions so I am quite lost on what to try, but I am really curious on how all this works.