NAMM: Focusrite Guitar Effects Suite


At the 2009 Winter NAMM Show, Focusrite launched its Guitar FX VST/AU Plug-in suite; the result of a collaboration between Focusrite and Overloud.

The Focusrite Guitar FX Suite provides eleven VST/AU plug-ins that Focusrite claims are “sonicaly equal to, or better than any Guitar FX plug-ins on the market.”

These include five guitar amp models and four distortion pedal effects, all courtesy of Italian software company Overloud; experts in the field of accurate Guitar Amp modeling. A Hot Tuna guitar tuner and Smart Hum Remover are also provided.

The amp models include plug-ins based on the Vox AC30, Marshall JCM900, Fender Twin, MESA Boogie Rectifier and the Fender Bassman. The pedal models include plug-ins based on the Boss DS-1, the Ibanez Tube Screamer, the Electro Harmonix Big Muff and the Dunlop Fuzz Face.

The amp and pedal models utilise Overloud’s analog modelling technology. It’s designed to offer perfect reproduction of parameter behavior. With Overloud’s analogue modelling technology, each component of the schematic has its own mathematical model. After this rather raw scientific step, the resulting tone is fine tuned by ear. 

Finally, each Focusrite Guitar FX Suite plug-in provides a host of factory pre-sets, providing a number of great tones for you to audition immediately. You can also save and recall your own custom presets.

The new Focusrite Guitar FX Suite will be available worldwide in January 2009. Pricing is TBA.

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