Neural DSP Introduces Archetype: Cory Wong

Vulfpeck tones are now at your DAW’s beck and call.

Neural DSP’s Archetype series, which recreates the sounds and rigs of guitarists inside a DAW plug-in, has been expanded with a package recreating Cory Wong’s gear.

Cory is known for his incredibly rhythmic playing style (as he discussed in our interview with him) as a solo artist, as well as in his bands The Fearless Flyers and Vulfpeck, and to that end Archetype: Cory Wong includes three amps, three cabinets with a 9-band graphic EQ for each, six pedal effects, plus a MIDI mappable wah pedal.

D.I. Funk Console is an amplifier based on an analogue channel strip that provides “the classic ‘bubble tone’”. It’s built with tube saturation, a compressor and selectable frequencies on the EQ section, plus high- and low-pass filters for extra control.

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The Clean Machine is inspired by a number of different amps and was customised specifically for Wong’s needs, namely more control and versatility. Neural DSP says the amp model “delivers crisp, clean tones with a beautifully warm top end”.

Lastly, The Amp Snob emulates a rare amplifier that is versatile and capable of providing crystal clear tones. As per tube amp tradition, the amp has a ‘sweet-spot’ dialled in when the master volume is cranked, as the simulated valve saturation smooths out the high-end.

Archetype: Cory Wong features three matching cabinet sims, as well as six virtual microphones to reposition around the speaker, with 108 impulse responses (IRs) per cab, making for 324 overall IRs.

The plug-in comes with a wah pedal, voiced for Wong’s ideal Q and sweep. There are also six pedals for pre-effects and time-based effects: an envelope filter, a compressor, a booster, an overdrive, a bucket-brigade delay, and a reverb.

Archetype: Cory Wong can run as standalone software, or as a plug-in in for Windows and Mac desktops in 64-bit VST / AU / AAX format. A free trial is available and is currently on an introductory offer of £86, down from £108. Find out more at neuraldsp.com.

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