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Neural DSP Omega Ampworks Granophyre Review

Neural DSP Omega Ampworks Granophyre Review

Neural DSP have teamed up with Omega Ampworks for their latest guitar plugin and have brought the Granophyre into the digital realm. The single-channel monster seems like the perfect amp for a Neural DSP plugin but can this beast of an amp really be turned into a digital model without losing its edge?

Let’s find out.

Neural DSP Omega Ampworks Granophyre

This isn’t an Archetype plugin so it doesn’t have all of the features found in those plugins. Instead, we return to the same kind of format as the Fortin Suites. You get one amp, an overdrive pedal, a graphic EQ and a cab sim. Simple and straightforward. Continue reading →

Posted by Mark Smith in Guitar Gear Reviews
Waves Announces Music Maker Access, a New Subscription Plan

Waves Announces Music Maker Access, a New Subscription Plan

Waves Audio, the world’s leading developer of audio plugins for mixing, music production, mastering, sound design, broadcast, post-production and live sound, announces Waves Music Maker Access, its new, super-affordable plugin subscription plan.

Waves Music Maker Access offers monthly or annual subscriptions for Waves’ best-selling, award-winning plugin bundles Silver, Gold and Platinum. These bundles include the most popular pro-quality plugin bundles in the music and audio industry, used by millions of music makers, from home producers to GRAMMY® winners.

Waves Music Maker Access subscriptions plans start from just $6.99/month, and all plans begin with a 1 Month free trial. Subscribers also receive unlimited lifetime plugin updates and premium customer service. Subscribers can cancel any time, no strings attached.

In addition, subscribers to Gold or Platinum are eligible to choose a bonus Custom 5-Pack subscription for just an extra $7.99/month. Custom 5-Pack subscribers can choose five extra plugins from the massive Waves catalogue (including popular plugins such as Waves Tune Real-Time, Vocal Rider, SSL, and many more), to create their own custom subscription bundle.

With Waves Music Maker Access, every music producer, novice or pro, can now afford the award-winning, gold-standard plugins used by countless GRAMMY-winning producers, mixers and musicians in chart-topping sessions for Billie Eilish, Beyoncé, Kendrick Lamar, Drake, Taylor Swift and countless more.

To learn more, visit https://www.waves.com/subscriptions.

Posted by Mark Smith in Guitar Gear News
Neural DSP Release The Omega Ampworks Granophyre Plugin

Neural DSP Release The Omega Ampworks Granophyre Plugin

Neural DSP have just released their latest plugin, the Omega Ampworks Granophyre. This beast of an amp is paired with a digital recreation of the Earthquaker Devices Plumes overdive pedal to cover everything from dirty blues to crushing distortion along with a 9 band graphic EQ.

Neural DSP Release The Omega Ampworks Granophyre Plugin

The amp features selectable EL34, 6L6 and KT66 power tubes, low gain setting for softer response, thicker tone, gentler highs, and rounder lows and a high gain setting for tighter low end, more saturation, more upper-mids. There is also a voice switch which changes the placement of your midrange focus. The cabinet section of the plugin features an Omega Ampworks Granophyre cab with 12 IRs per microphone.

Neural DSP Release The Omega Ampworks Granophyre Plugin

The plugin has a standalone mode too for when you don’t want to use it with a DAW.

Priced at €99, the plugin is available now from https://neuraldsp.com/products/omega-ampworks-granophyre

Full review coming soon!

Neural DSP Omega Ampworks Granophyre Plugin Demo Video




Posted by Mark Smith in Guitar Gear News
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