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JST Toneforge Menace Demo

JST Toneforge Menace Demo

I got the JST Toneforge Menace plugin last night so I thought I’d give it a quick test before I write a review and make a proper demo video next week.

The sound you hear is pretty much the default settings with minimal tweaking. It’s very tight so should be great for something more metal. Continue reading →

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GN Line 6 Helix Ubersonic Free Patch

GN Line 6 Helix Ubersonic Free Patch

Here’s a free patch for the Line 6 German Ubersonic model.

The German Ubersonic is based on the Bogner Ubershall so it’s a pretty heavy sounding amp model. As always, my patches are made for recording and sound best in a mix. If you want to use it live or on its own it’ll need a little tweaking.

It can be downloaded for free using the link below.

http://guitarnoodle.com/freehelixpatches/gnuber.zip

Posted by Mark Smith
GN Line 6 Helix ANGL Meteor Free Patch

GN Line 6 Helix ANGL Meteor Free Patch

Here’s a free patch for the Line 6 ANGL Meteor model.

I wasn’t really a fan of the ANGL until I tweaked it but I think it sounds pretty good like this. As always, my patches are made for recording and sound best in a mix. If you want to use it live or on its own it’ll need a little tweaking.

It can be downloaded for free using the link below.

http://guitarnoodle.com/freehelixpatches/gnanglmeteor.zip

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Mercuriall Tube Amp Ultra 530 Review

Mercuriall Tube Amp Ultra 530 Review

I’ve reviewed a couple of Mercuriall products now so I thought it was time to take a look at the Tube Amp Ultra 530. This plugin is based on the ENGL E530 preamp. It’s an interesting choice so have Mercuriall captured the magic of the popular metal preamp? Continue reading →

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Joey Sturgis Tones Toneforge Misha Mansoor

Joey Sturgis Tones Toneforge Misha Mansoor

When Joey Sturgis Tones teamed up with Misha Mansoor, they created one of the hottest plugin releases of the year. Developed by JST and Misha to get his signature guitar sounds, it has proven to be a hugely successful plugin. Let’s take a look and see why it’s so popular. Continue reading →

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IK Multimedia Amplitube Slash Review

IK Multimedia Amplitube Slash Review

Very few guitarists are as iconic as Slash, so it’s only fitting for one of the biggest names in virtual amps, IK Multimedia, to create a signature collection based on the great man’s rig. The AmpliTube Slash Collection includes 2 amplifiers, 6 effects and 2 cabinets, all designed to give you the classic Slash tones in one easy to use package. Continue reading →

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Mercuriall ReAxis Review

Mercuriall ReAxis Review

The Mesa Boogie Triaxis is one of the classic preamps of the nineties, used by bands such as Dream Theater and Metallica. It’s only fitting someone made a virtual recreation of it and Mercuriall have done just that with the ReAxis. Continue reading →

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STL Tonality Howard Benson Guitar Plugin Suite Review

STL Tonality Howard Benson Guitar Plugin Suite Review

It seems like every week a new amp simulator is announced. To stand out from the crowd, manufacturers are teaming up more and more with famous guitarists or amp builders. STL Tones have taken a different approach and have joined forces with award-winning producers Howard Benson and Mike Plotnikoff. Continue reading →

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Mercuriall Audio SS-11X Review

Mercuriall Audio SS-11X Review

Mercuriall Audio are probably best known for their Reaxis and Spark plugins, now they’ve turned their attention to recreating the AMT SS-11 preamp pedal. The AMT-SS11 has developed a strong reputation for providing great amp tones in a stompbox format. Have Mercuriall managed to capture that magic in VST form? Let’s find out. Continue reading →

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