Neural DSP Archetype Plini Review

Neural DSP Archetype Plini Review

Hot on the heels of the hugely successful Nameless and NTS Suites comes the latest product from Neural DSP, Archetype: Plini. This collection of amps and effects was built from the ground up to meet Plini’s tone needs. Can it match the high standards of the previous Neural DSP products? Let’s find out. Continue reading →

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Neural DSP Release The Archetype: Plini

Neural DSP Release The Archetype: Plini

Read the Neural DSP Archetype: Plini review HERE

Australian guitar virtuoso Plini has teamed up with Neural DSP to develop Archetype: Plini.

A plugin featuring three brand new amplifiers modeled using neural DSP’s proprietary methods.

In front of the virtual amplifiers are a classic overdrive/boostpedal, and a Solid State inspired compressor. Continue reading →

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Quick Questions With Rex Briones

Quick Questions With Rex Briones

Born in the Philippines but now a long time resident of Atlanta, Georgia, Rex Briones is one of the hardest working and most enthusiastic musicians I know. Rex somehow juggles playing worship music in a megachurch with playing metal at every available moment. Continue reading →

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Album Review: Nex – The World Collapses

Album Review: Nex – The World Collapses

When a copy of The World Collapses landed on my desk to review I had no idea what to expect. Nex are a modern groove/death metal band from Poland who have been working on refining their sound since 2014. I hadn’t heard of them before but after listening to their debut album I’m definitely a fan. Continue reading →

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Musick Road Mini Clip Tuner Review

Musick Road Mini Clip Tuner Review

I’ll be honest, clip-on guitar tuners didn’t really interest me for a long time. I thought they were gimmicks and I didn’t think they’d be very accurate. Then I was given one as a gift and it totally changed my mind. Now I have a few of them scattered around the house so I always have one to hand when I need to tune up.

When the Mini Clip Tuner arrived for me to review Continue reading →

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Klone Sign To Kscope And Release Details Of Their New Album

Klone Sign To Kscope And Release Details Of Their New Album

Kscope are extremely proud to announce that French at rock band Klone have signed to the label and are set to release their first studio album for the label in September 2019.

Klone, known for their trademark dark guitar tones and epic brooding soundscapes, have revealed their new studio album is to be titled Le Grand Voyage, and is the follow up to 2015’s studio album Here Comes The Sun Continue reading →

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JST Bus Glue Joel Wanasek Review

JST Bus Glue Joel Wanasek Review

The Joey Sturgis Tones Bus Glue Joel Wanasek is a series of bus glue compressor plugins created by Joey Sturgis Tones in collaboration with Joel Wanasek. Each compressor has been designed to be quick and simple to use so you spend as little time as possible tweaking controls.

The collection includes Continue reading →

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Quick Questions With On Better Terms

Quick Questions With On Better Terms

Fusing groovy melodies and jazz driven rhythms with harsh yells and spoken word vocals, On Better Terms are a hard band to categorise. They have just released a new full-length record called Waves. Please go check it out on Spotify!

I caught up with Alex Rincon (guitar) and Alex Kershner (bass) to ask them the Guitar Noodle Quick Questions. Continue reading →

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Overloud TH3 Metal Review

Overloud TH3 Metal Review

Overloud’s TH3 plugin is a huge collection of guitar amps, cabs and effects. But what if you play metal and don’t need so many options? Well, that’s what the TH3 Metal collection is for. Continue reading →

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Album Review: Ola Englund – Master Of The Universe

Album Review: Ola Englund – Master Of The Universe

Ola Englund is a huge YouTube star, plays in The Haunted and Feared, runs Solar guitars and is a family man. How he found the time to record his first solo album is a mystery but with the release of Master Of The Universe, he has put together an early contender for album of the year. Continue reading →

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