With the arrival of AIDA and later NAM, MOD is getting more appeal towards youtubers from the metal genres. The capacity of the neural amps to reproduce high gain tones with high fidelity coupled with the response of our high resolution IR loaders make them a great alternative to carrying huge heads and cabinet enclosures, as we can see happening with the QuadCortex and ToneX.
That said, I’d like to invite the members of our community to share here their most heavy sounding boards, Shares with audio samples please
We are reaching out to people from the metal world and I think it would be very welcoming if they can be introduced to the platform with a showcase of boards they can easily try and that deliver those brutal chugging sounds that we love and that our speakers fear so much
I really love the JCVM and in this board I am mixing two instances of it, one with a mid boost and another with a mid reduction. Each amp goes to a different cabinet. Both mid frequencies adjustable. Also is the amp mix.
A switchable fractal doubler to give a bit more of space between the two amps.
A reverb with the lowest possible time and size, high damping, and a gain on the low end - which I call the “oompf adjustment”.
Last, but surely not least, a “bee kill” switch and adjustment to take care of the amount of buzzing in the back.
I did not want to put it in such words, but yes. It is
Take your time. No worries.
The buzzing we hear in the back when we crank up the gain. When one saturates a signal, harmonics appear on the higher end. It sounds like a “buzzing bee”. I add a low pass with a bit of an overshoot to avoid this buzzing. In this board you can enable the feature or not and you can also set the frequency.
Haha! Love this and thanks for the ping. That Brutal pedalboard from a few months back was insanely fun to play with but the buzzing was definitely an issue (and it makes me happy to hear that the buzzing wasn’t due to the horrible wiring job I did on my guitar last time I switched out all the electronics!). What a great week for this too as Wacken is coming to a close!
I assume (by the name of this thread) that you’re planning to send this off to Ola Englund? Another great YouTube reviewer is Glen from SpectreSoundStudios - he’s been going nuts over the ToneX and even replaced all the tube amps in his studio after demoing that box. I mentioned in the comments of one of his ToneX videos that he needs to check out the Mod Dwarf and he replied that he was interested!
I haven’t purchased the Marshall cabs, so I’m getting the understandable audio drop outs. But from what I’ve heard from this board, it sounds perfect for a playthrough of King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard’s latest album. Absolutely thrashy.
Nope. Just the ones loaded in the state that the board was shared. And when you try it, you do not have access to the IRs and models via the file manager. If you save the board the files are kept, but not accessible.
There are intelectual property considerations when sharing and thus, we are quite restrictive. You can of course, share the files directly here on the forum post if you wish
Alright, that’s something for tomorrow or in the next few days.
The principle still stands though: High gain amp in front, some neat IR’s to pair and EQ as cherry on top.
All files used are free resources (my own captures and freeware cab IR’s) but perhaps I should try to simplify and offer a handy package here, especially if you want to explore ideas to present this to Ola.