jeudi 15 octobre 2009


Here is my latest amp sim. It's a preamp sim roughly based on a famous German gear. It has 2 channels and 2 modes per channel. Each channels/modes share the same features. Apart from the usual tone controls (drive, low, mid, high and contour), each channels/modes offer two different tone stacks that can be accessed via the focus switches. Bottom and bright switches can be used to boost the low and the high frequencies respectively. On the low gain channel only (Clean/Crunch), the effectiveness of the bright switch decreases with the gain settings.

A big thank to requietus for the beautiful GUI. Go visit his site, you will find a lot of interesting things.

Thanks also to the testers from ABG: Todd, John, DigitalMan and Shogger. Thanks also too Alu and cococo from GAM as well as onqel from sneap's forum for testing.

Few sound clips from Shogger: clip1 clip2 clip3

Make a donation if you think it sounds good and it's useful for you. Thanks.

samedi 29 août 2009

HyBrit Series

This is actually my very first VST project. At that time, I was looking for an amp that has been modeled a lot of time in order to have comparison points. I picked a classic British amp. After some comparisons with my original model, I decided that it was sounding good enough to be send to the testers... but not as is. After all there is a lot of British amp simulators out there. So I tweaked my original model and added another channel to it. It finally ends up as HyBrit.

As the name suggests, this is an hybrid amp model based on two famous British gears. Again, the name of the channel says it all. The PLS channel is actually an hybrid of the two (tweaked) channels (Normal and Treble) of the real thing. Both channels are actually processed and the mix of the two signals can be adjusted through the PLS MIX knob. The other channel, MCJ, is also a tweaked version of the real thing. So, this amp simulator doesn't represent anything specifically but it does have the character of the British amp.

As for SoloC, HyBrit comes in 3 versions : Preamp, Head and FullStack.


vendredi 31 juillet 2009

LeCab v1.0

LeCab v1.0 is simply the IR cab loader of SoloC FullStack with a stereo option.
Here how the stereo option works:
Indpendent Mode : The left signal is processed with Cabinet 1 and the right signal with Cabinet 2. You can position each of the resulting signals with the pan knobs.
Blend Mode : Both signals are processed with each Cabinet. The volume knobs of each cabinet are linked. This time you can position each of the resulting signals with the pan knobs.

It comes with different GUI : two made by me and one made by ThexBucket from GAM.


Donate if you like it and think it's useful.

jeudi 9 juillet 2009

Canadian Metal Release

Here is the link to downlaod the New SoloC. It's part of what my friend Ken at AcmBarGig named "Canadian Metal Release". Have fun.

Download : Canadian Metal Release

dimanche 5 juillet 2009

SoloC FullStack sound samples

Here are sound samples kindly provided by:

Alu from GAM : sound

hawkevil from GAM : sound

mercredi 10 juin 2009

New SoloC coming soon

Just to let you know that a new SoloC will be out soon. I’ll probably release it in 3 versions:
- PreAmp (as the previous version but with another GUI),
- Head (same PreAmp with a PowerAmp model)
- FullStrack (Head plus two impulse loaders)

New features included:
-a quality switch to control the amount of oversampling and at the same time the CPU comsumption
-a mono/stereo switch
-settings saved by channels
-new way of channel/mode selection to allow automation and switching with an external controller
-a PowerAmp model

More specifically for the FullStack version:
a) two internal default IR cabs provided by Alu from GAM
b) for each IR loader
-a switch between internal default IR and external IR
-a mute and a phase inverter switches
-a delay of up to 5 ms
-HP and LP filters
-Automatic trim of the impulse to minimize phase issue
-Automatic normalisation to minimize volume difference between impulse
c)two modes for the impulse processing (independent and blend)
-independent : as it says, independent control of each IR
-blend : both IR are centered panned and the 2 volume knobs are linked ( rising 1 volume knob decreases the other one by the same value in order to keep the overall volume level)

So, here are screenshots.

A big thank to the testers from ABG, as well as Alu, john2910, Agreed and hawkevil from GAM for your time, comments and suggestions.

The official release of the new SoloC is gonna be part of a mega release with the new DIG2.5 from my friends at AcmeBarGig as well as Cabinet IR files specially designed for SoloC from Catharsis Studios, and ReCabinet freeware IR's. Our friends at AcmeBarGig will also add some extra effects in the same package as well. This will launch the official re-opening of the AcmeBarGig website so visit them frequently.

lundi 23 mars 2009

SoloC v1.12

Here is the first one. It's a tube preamp emulation. It has 3 channels clean/crunch/overdrive. It doesn't have power amp nor cabinet model so you need to add one somewhere down your signal chain.

I would like to thank the members of GAM for all their comments and suggestions and also for the precious time spent on testing : Alu, Agreed, Brohymn, Boodolph, Pickasso, bill0287, smudge, HOTRIFF, requietus, LickTickler, McBarGig, mitkofen and all the others, you know who you are.

Download (via esnips)