Waves PRS Supermodels

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  1. NosralTserrof

    NosralTserrof SS.org Regular

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    So Waves teased this collab back at NAMM, but apparently the plugin dropped officially today. For those not in the know, it's a plugin model of 3 PRS amps; the V9, the Dallas, and the Archon.

    I downloaded the demo right now, and hol-lee-shit, the Archon model sounds fantastic. As someone who owns an Archon, I've been looking for something to get me in that ballpark for recording, etc. The feel is really damn close, and with some 3rd party impulses, this thing rocks. I'll record a little demo tomorrow (it's 1 am here in the eastern States) but color me impressed.

    And it's only like $50 right now! Legit kind of a steal.
     
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    Broken record, but if you have an Archon, and want something that sounds like an Archon for recording, have you considered a SM57? :lol:
     
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    NosralTserrof SS.org Regular

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    Totally fair point :p I'm just used to playing with plugins that that would suit my workflow.

    Also; noice. I live in my parents house which is tiny AF.
     
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    Hey, my place isn't huge either, but I don't have my parents to contend with. :lol: I'm mostly just being a smart-ass, but all the same at some point I'd definitely recommend at least *trying* micing up your amp to record. It doesn't have to be extremely loud to get good sounds, and it's a pretty cool way to get guitar tones down on disk.
     
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    Sounds really good in the Alex Skolnick vid:

     
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    Any other thoughts on this? Considering pulling the trigger while it is at $50.
     
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    I downloaded the trial version yesterday and, off the bat, wasn't as thrilled as I was hoping to be. Going to try and mess with it a bit more this weekend but the hour or so I spent with it left me in the meh zone. One of the clean models sounded better than the rest, can't remember which one.

    I was hoping this would squash my Archon gas to some degree but didn't. Again, going to give it another test run over the weekend before ruling it out.
     
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    steinmetzify CHUG & SLUDGE

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    This. I gave it 20 mins or so messing with presets and trying different settings.

    A/B’d it against my go to Mercuriall ReAxis plug-in, no contest. Uninstalled already.

    Appreciate the heads up and was stoked to try it, but it gets a resounding meh from me.
     
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    So on steinmetzify's suggestion, I tried out the Mercuriall plug.

    Wow, that really does blow the PRS one out of the water, in terms of feel alone. Maybe my judgement was clouded because I *love* my Archon to bits, and it'd be so cool to have a good-feeling one ready to go on my Macbook.

    Why are amp sims hard haha
     
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    steinmetzify CHUG & SLUDGE

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    Dude I wanted to like it but compared to the Merc stuff, just no.

    Not to make this a Merc thread as I’ve already done plenty of those, but they did Engl and Marshall sims as well, and those are fantastic too.

    Keep in mind you can load actual Mesa TriAxis presets into ReAxis; tons of em on the interwebz...
     
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    The thing that gets me is the feel of the plugin. "It feels like an amp" is so goddamn overused, but it kinda does.
     
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    Yup, one of the reasons I dig em so much. I don’t even load 3rd party IRs for those, just hit the Greenbacks and done.
     
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    https://kazrogplugins.com/amember/product/thermionik <-- $50 right now. Do yourself a favour and skip this waves garbage and get yourself some proper amps sims.

    Like that video of Alex Skolnick video... great playing on it. Which is why it sounds nice. Ignore the playing and focus on the actual gain staging and the way notes decay and fizzle out. It sounds extremely digital. Not much better than Bias 2.
     
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    Im really into these. I didnt even see any of the vids tried it out and its problz my new Highgain father. Dankest djent tones 2018 too me. The feel is there too to my playing. So idk dudes im into it.

    Heres my "demo" of it hella fatdadz to me.

    https://soundcloud.com/schectolas/erra-drift-mma
     
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    Which impulses you like with Thermionik?

    For the title itself I found Waves PRS Supermodels to be a bit underwhelming tonewise, and they are really hard on cpu. Never liked previous Waves amp models either. Devin's demo did sound quite good though.
     
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    Yeah these sound great IMO. I was using Helix but these just sound fantastic after just messing with it for a few minutes compared to Helix.
     
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    I use a set one of my skype teachers sent me that him and nolly made. :)
     
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    Now I remember, you mentioned something about great mystery ir's coming at some other thread. They're not in .wav format or at sale yet?
     
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    How do i demo this
     

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