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Two notes expand DynIR Artist Series with Phil X Virtual Cabinets

Two notes expand DynIR Artist Series with Phil X Virtual Cabinets

Two notes expand their Artist Series of DynIR Virtual Cabinets by announcing a partnership with one of the most prolific session players (Chris Cornell, Avril Lavigne, Alice Cooper, and many others) and respected musicians (lead guitar ‘Bon Jovi’ since 2011, frontman / guitarist ‘The Drills’) of modern times, Phil X.

Dynamic Impulse Responses (DynIR) are regarded as one of the most advanced yet easy to use cab sim technologies available for guitarists and can be used with Torpedo hardware, such as Captor X, or the Two notes Wall of Sound Plug-In.

The Phil X Collection captures 5 of Phil’s favorite stage and studio cabinets used throughout his incredible career in DynIR format:

  • Phil X Master of Tone – captured from an open back Magnatone® 1×8″ with a Jensen® “Special Design” speaker
  • Phil X Mars 412 – captured from a closed back Marshall® 4×12″ 1960B with Celestion® G12-75 speakers
  • Phil X MLC – captured from a MLC Custom® closed back 4×12″ with WGS® Veteran 30 speakers since 2011
  • Phil X Mars 212 – captured from a closed back Marshall® 2×12″ P.A. cabinet with Celestion® G12-65 speakers
  • Phil X Super 108 – captured from a closed back Supro® 1×8″ with a Jensen® CBR speaker

The 5 cabinets were meticulously captured with 8 studio microphones through vintage Neve® 1061 preamps at Ocean Way Studios (Nashville) and the Pop Machine (Indianapolis).The 4 DynIRs created at Ocean Way Studios were engineered by Multi-Platinum, Grammy Award winning Producer / Engineer, Ben Fowler.

Phil X
Every once in a while a technology comes around and out of the gate, I’m like NO WAY!!! I want real amps with real speakers. Then Two notes comes along with the Captor X, which has a load box for my amp and a variety of virtual cabinets with tons of parameters, that sounds great. Now that I have my very own 5 favorite cabs in the system, it’s FANTASTIC!! Oh… and I’ll be using them on tour too!


Guillaume Pille, Two notes Audio Engineering CEO

“I am excited to welcome Phil X’s personal collection to our library of DynIR virtual cabinets. People who know Phil understand that he would never settle for anything less than perfection. He loves tone, so he loves the gear that will provide that tone in any situation. Having Captor X in his studio and touring rigs wasn’t enough, he wanted his own collection of DynIRs, the trusted cabinets and microphones that have followed him for so many years. This is what the Artist Series is about: bringing to the whole Two notes community the experience of renowned musicians who devoted their lives to tone chasing.”

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Posted by Mark Smith in Guitar Gear News
Nembrini Audio Launches Their Studio Grade Acoustic Voice Guitar Preamp Plugin

Nembrini Audio Launches Their Studio Grade Acoustic Voice Guitar Preamp Plugin

Create state-of-the-art acoustic soundscapes

Guitar amp plugin specialist, Nembrini Audio, is proud to launch Acoustic Voice, a preamp plugin which combines guitar and microphone simulation with studio preamp, modulation, delay and reverb controls. See the plugin in action at and hear it here.

Nembrini Audio has expertly profiled six iconic acoustic guitars and three professional mics for their new plugin, Acoustic Voice. The plugin features high quality modelling of the following classic, sought after guitars: Martin 0028ec*, Gibson L00*, Landola J80E*, Guild D140CE*, Ayers DSR* and the Taylor 814CEDLX*. Acoustic Voice also contains three tried and tested studio mics emulations with different placements based on the following mics: the Audix ADX 51*, Beyerdynamic M201* and the Shure SM57*.

The controls of the new plugin, based on the creative techniques developed by studio engineers and producers, allow guitarists to create and explore state of the art acoustic soundscapes.

Nembrini Audio Launches Their Studio Grade Acoustic Voice Guitar Preamp Plugin

Acoustic Voice’s PREAMP let users fine-tune their tone using a comprehensive range of controls which can compress input signals, progressively add distortion, mix input signal and mic’d acoustic guitar simulations, choose different pickups, adjust low frequency bass notes, boost trebles, work with or remove high and low frequencies and deal with problem frequencies.

The speed, synchronisation and intensity MODULATION controls offer users limitless opportunities to move their tone into the ultimate dimensional experience. Plus, the totally tweakable DELAY and REVERB controls combine to further assist Acoustic Voice users in the creation of acoustic music.

Talking about the Acoustic Voice plugin Igor Nembrini, founder and creator of Nembrini Audio said: ‘the plugin turns your under saddle pickup into a studio-grade, pro-sounding full body elite instrument.’

For an introductory period only, Acoustic Voice  (as an iLok-protected** AAX-, AU-, VST2-, and VST3-supporting plug-in) for MAC OS1.9 and above or Windows 7 and above, is available to purchase for only $39.00 USD (normally $99.00 USD) until 8th August 2021. The AuV3 format for iOS can be purchased for $9.99USD (normally $14.99 USD).

To find out more about Nembrini Audio’s Acoustic Voice please go to

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Gruv Gear Introduces LYNK Pedalboard & Pedalboard Kapsule Case

Gruv Gear Introduces LYNK Pedalboard & Pedalboard Kapsule Case

Gruv Gear designer and manufacturer of innovative gear and world-class accessories for gigging musicians, is delighted to announce the LYNK Pedalboard and a new universal Pedalboard Kapsule Case.

Gruv Gear’s LYNK Pedalboard introduces a fresh new approach to the traditional guitar pedalboard. It is an ingenious modular system of ‘lynkable’ panels that allows guitar and bass players to optimize their pedalboard design and construction with click and play convenience. Gigging and traveling musicians can quickly and easily customize their pedalboard configuration to ensure they bring only what they need for each performance. Continue reading →

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New Product – Wampler Terraform,  A New World of Modulation Power

New Product – Wampler Terraform, A New World of Modulation Power

Welcome to the Wampler Terraform!

The Terraform reshapes the landscape of traditional modulation. This pedalboard-friendly stompbox has multiple routing options, true stereo, presets, MIDI control and 11 custom-designed modulation effects imagined and created in-house by the team at Wampler! You can have everything you ever dreamed of without the frustration of surfing endless submenus on a tiny screen. Continue reading →

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