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Joey Sturgis Tones Toneforge Jason Richardson Review

Joey Sturgis Tones Toneforge Jason Richardson Review

The Joey Sturgis Tones Toneforge Jason Richardson plugin has been sitting in my collection for a while now. I’ve been meaning to try it out, but with the constant stream of new amp sims being released recently poor old JR had been sadly overlooked. Well, it’s time to put that right!

Enter The Forge!

The layout is pretty standard for a JST Toneforge plugin. There are Gate, Input and Output controls along the top along with your preset manager. Continue reading →

Posted by Mark Smith in Guitar Gear Reviews
Neural DSP Archetype: Abasi Review

Neural DSP Archetype: Abasi Review

Neural DSP are back with another new Archetype plugin, the Abasi. As the name suggests, this time they’ve teamed up with Tosin Abasi. The prog-metal legend has a unique style, so does this translate to a unique plugin? Let’s find out. Continue reading →

Posted by Mark Smith in Gear, Guitar Gear Reviews
JST Bassforge Rex Brown Review

JST Bassforge Rex Brown Review

Joey Sturgis Tones have teamed up with Rex Brown to develop a plugin to help you to recreate his classic bass tones. Rex Brown might not have received as much attention as other members of Pantera but, in my opinion, he was absolutely vital in giving the band their legendary sound. In fact, it’s hard to find a more solid bass player in metal music. Dimebag’s tone wasn’t pretty but it was effective, however, it needed a great bass tone behind it to really give it some warmth and weight. Rex Brown found the ideal tones to do just that and add an extra dimension of his own.

Can the same great tones be found in a plugin? Let’s find out. Continue reading →

Posted by Mark Smith in Gear, Guitar Gear Reviews
Neural DSP Archetype: Nolly Review

Neural DSP Archetype: Nolly Review

What do you get when you combine the plugin geniuses at Neural DSP with the super talented musician, mixer, engineer and producer Adam ‘Nolly’ Getgood?

The Neural DSP Archetype: Nolly

Neural DSP almost blew up the internet when they announced their latest plugin, but does it live up to the hype? Let’s find out. Continue reading →

Posted by Mark Smith in Gear, Guitar Gear Reviews
STL Tonality: Andy James Review

STL Tonality: Andy James Review

Shred master Andy James has previously worked with STL Tones to make Axe-FX and Kemper profiles for his tones, now they’ve teamed up to make a plugin. Is it really possible to capture his monstrous tones in plugin form? Let’s find out. Continue reading →

Posted by Mark Smith in Gear, Guitar Gear Reviews
STL Tonality Will Putney Review

STL Tonality Will Putney Review

STL Tones are back with another Tonality plugin, this time it’s been developed with producer and engineer, Will Putney. If you don’t know the name there’s a good chance you’ll have heard his work through bands such as Body Count, Hydra and Thy Art Is Murder.

The previous Tonality plugin covered a huge range of sonic ground thanks to it’s five distinctive amp, this time it’s all about metal. Included are four amp models based on some of the finest metal amps available along with the welcome addition of a bass amp. You’ll also find distortion, delay and reverb pedals, five cabinets plus IR loader and a parametric EQ. This is a plugin with plenty of features! Continue reading →

Posted by Mark Smith in Gear, Guitar Gear Reviews
STL Tonality Will Putney Plugin Demo

STL Tonality Will Putney Plugin Demo

Here’s a quick demo of the STL Tonality Will Putney plugin.

I’ll be writing a review of this plugin later in the week. I’m pretty impressed with it so far.

Posted by Mark Smith in Gear, Guitar Gear News
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 →

Posted by Mark Smith in Gear, Guitar Gear Reviews