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JST Gain Reduction 2 Review

JST Gain Reduction 2 Review

Joey Sturgis Tones Gain Reduction was a hugely popular plugin for vocalists. The ease of use was a huge selling point so will adding more features in Gain Reduction 2 make it better or worse?

Let’s take a look and see. Continue reading →

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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 →

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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 →

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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 →

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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 →

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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.

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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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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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