I have some fun using my Dwarf and playing to midi backing tracks, which I export from GP-tabs using the open software “TuxGuitar” (free and open source tablatur editor).
I wanted to share my attempts to get as close as possible to the heavy distorted guitar sound of Kyuss. I normally use the buffer size set to 256, but it probably would work also with 128 as the pedalboards are not too heavy. I play a ES339 Semiacoustic tuned down C. Regarding the pedalboards, perhaps the last one (Whitewater) is the most interesting one, because it combines the OJD and the big Muff with a CV-controlled fade-effect from one into another (which I found here in the forum from @jesse )
Hot damn. These look excellent. I’m not really a big Kyuss/stoner rock fan, but I dabble. QOTSA is a far as my musical sensibilities usually go in that direction, but Hurricane is one of the better songs ever made IMO, no matter the genre (it would probably crack my personal top 100).
Anyway, clean (you even arranged the plugins in the chain in a visually pleasing way), well-named, great sounding presets, is probably one of the better ways a MOD community could contribute, to prop up the Dwarf a bit. A few dozen boards like that could go a long way. If I wasn’t familiar with the Dwarf already, something like that would definitely pique my interest as a guitar player.
You’re right, I usually use your kind of approach, put the cabinet after portal is a little bit improper but in this case being the sound quite distorted I thought that feed the ear with a little bit of dry signal could make latency imperceptible . Actually for virtuoso metal sound I don’t suggest it, but for stoner purpose it could be just good enough considering the amount of cpu saved.
Thanks for sharing, I posted actually in order to encourage use of portal and discuss the better way to use them.