DSM Noisemaker has unveiled the OmniCabSim Mini, a portable version of the brand’s popular OmniCabSim Deluxe.
The Mini boasts a selection of cab presets and can emulate the overdrive characteristics of tube power amps. It’s designed for practicality, sporting a simple layout that lets users access a wide range of cabinet sounds on the fly.
When it comes to controls, the Mini has a “Cab Size” switch that can toggle between three virtual cabinet options: “Combo” and “Stack” for guitar use, and “Fridge” for bass instruments. The cab settings themselves are sculpted by three knobs: “Level”, “Resonance” and “Texture”. The latter governs top-end response and can be tweaked to produce tones ranging from dark terrains to extended-range sparkle.
The stompbox also features an “Amp Gain” knob that shapes the power amp-based overdrive tone. “Crank it up and you get the smooth clipping, compression and extra midrange bite of a loud amp taken to its limits,” explains DSM founder Daniel Schwartz. “Not only will you get the right frequency response to play direct, but you can get the right ‘feel’, too.”
Watch the pedal in action here:
Pre-order at $135. More information at dsmnoisemaker.com.