Neural DSP have bottled the guitar-recording wizardry of one of the hottest rock and metal producers around.
If you inhabit the world of modern rock, metal and prog, then Adam 'Nolly' Getgood may be a familiar name. Over recent years, he has built himself an impressive reputation as a songwriter, guitarist, bassist and, in particular, as a producer, through his work with his own band Periphery and other modern rock/progressive metal bands such as Haken, Architects and Animals As Leaders. He is also a complete technology obsessive and, seemingly, a thoroughly nice bloke!
Nolly is no stranger to music technology development. SOS have already reviewed the excellent Modern & Massive drum sample library (see SOS February 2019 issue) released under his own GetGoodDrums brand, but his latest endeavour sees him teaming up with developers Neural DSP to create a compact virtual guitar amp and effects setup.
In contrast to open-ended plug-ins like NI's Guitar Rig and Line 6's Helix Native, Archetype: Nolly features a fairly compact equipment list. It's based around four amps and four cabs taken directly from Nolly's own collection, plus a modest, but carefully chosen, set of preamplifier stompboxes comprising two overdrives, a compressor and a delay. A nine-band EQ sits between amp and cab, and there are...