Tyler Variax HD Workbench Patches
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Quote from: Bill Ruppert on April 13, 2015, 08:29:02 AMI would like to profile that!
Quote from: mbenigni on April 13, 2015, 08:36:45 AMI immediately thought the same thing. It wouldn't surprise me if there were some profiles of the Theta preamp on the Rig Exchange already.
Quote from: whippinpost91850 on April 13, 2015, 09:14:08 AMME too!
Quote from: mbenigni on April 13, 2015, 09:22:09 AMActually, we're not being 100% accurate. We immediately thought, "I'd like to get my hands on this Theta preamp and try it out." Then we thought, "Oh, I don't need to - I just need to get my hands on some profiles."
QuoteWell, after playing with it for three days at Gearfest and writing several presets at night in the hotel, I can't find anything this unit CAN'T do as far as types of cleans, distortions, low, mid, high gain, etc... there's a great 'sag' feature that colors the gain in a great way (emulates power amp pull?) and then throwing the compressor on top of that yields some really sweet dynamic tones... far away from super high gain metal stuff; which it also does supremely well... I got one of the Sweetwater sales guys to grab me an 8 string and I threw on one of the meaner settings and drew a crowd of metal heads! Very fun...I played a six string Charvel on it all weekend (humbucker, single coil set up) with an EMG 57 and SAVX... and MAN, rolling off the volume got some dynamics I've rarely heard/felt elsewhere. There was a nice Vox amp not two booths down being used to demo some pedals that had a very particular tone to it (very Vox-like... ) and I tweaked some settings to see if I could match it... a very loud environment for sure, but it seemed to be easy to get in the ball park. Same with the Friedman guys a few feet down from us too... took a listen, tried to emulate what I could hear and again, seemed to do just fine...The three different preamps on board, Clean, Vintage, Theta, plus the pre-distort EQ and the post-distort EQ (and the compression and sag)... just amazing the sound sculpting that can go on. (There's a Global EQ as well that work across all presets so if you play in a particularly crazy house one night, and then a different one the next, you don't have to alter each preset). I wrote one preset to capture that Alex Lifeson "Limelight" tone... threw a chorus on there and it was awesome. Took the chorus away, rolled off the volume, and it was in another world. I was using the Vintage preamp with lots of sag and compression. Just amazing. Buck actually said it was one of his favorite presets so far! (Ethan Brosh wrote several, as did Buck and Bill up at ISP).
QuoteTheta ROCKS again!!!!by Adam from Bloomington, INMusic Background: Lifelong musicianJanuary 28, 2015I demoed the snot out of this thing at NAMM. Everything it's cracked up to be. Sonically, it's just amazing. And at NAMM, it was just a prototype!!!The Theta preamp is just like the analog versions you find in the head, combo, rack and floor pedal Theta. The four-voice chorus is rich, smooth, clear and incredible. Delay and reverbs that are lush and open. Tremelo, phaser (is excellent) and a great flange.An expression pedal out that can control any parameter you assign it to... two XLR outs with KILLER cabinet emulators and simultaneous 1/4 inch stage outs with their own separate volume so you don't have to fight the sound guy.A Vintage preamp for blues, jazz, rock and mid gain tones that is dynamic and response to pick attack and rolling off/on the volume knob on your guitar.A Jump feature to jump from one preset to another without scrolling... many other killer features... but most importantly ALL OF IT SOUNDS AMAZING. Decimator built in to kill any noise.Simply incredible..
QuoteI was really surprised when Buck told me a few months ago that Theta did not have MIDI.
Quote from: Elantric on July 14, 2015, 09:43:15 AMI agree - ISP is a bit out of touch with the No MIDI Control on a $1300 Guitar MultiFX.I figure its the same metal shredders who are telling Positive Grid they dont need remote MIDI control for BIASBut it solves lots of post sale customer support calls