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Discussion in 'Gear & Equipment' started by StevenC, Nov 21, 2018.
Nevermind - figured it out...
Thanks alot for this early comparison. From the clips I'd say the NTS is fatter, close to the mesa sound, while the Nameless is more mid-rangey and tight. If I have to say which one I prefer from this small clip I would choose the NTS, but it all depends on the style of playing and genre.
I'm now on trial with the nameless, will get the trial of the nts tomorrow and check myself
Nice comparison! I had to raise the master on the NTS too. It’s incredible feeling and sounding. I love the fuzz sound you can get with it
Yeah, this is very early stuff. Truth is, all I did was bring up the plugins and play. I bet you could get the plugins to sound a lot more like each other if you wanted to. I like having both because the gain structures are different, especially through my studio monitors. Different things for different songs. Also, the Nameless clip might sound better with this riff mixed with a bass since the guitar tone is covering less of that frequency spectrum with the Nameless the way I had it set. Such fun stuff - it's a grea time to be a guitarist. Hell, I have my own amp company and I love digital too - there are even Kemper profiles of one of my amps made by Big Hairy Profiles and I totally wanted him to do them.
Thanks for listening - great stuff from the Neural DSP and Mike!
Here's a video checking out most of the features in the NTS Suite
Finally a comparison between nameless and nts:
Trial version is out ! Testing right now...
Had a 10 min play with the demo. I like it better than Nameless.
Thicker. Easier to get a variety of tones, whereas Nameless really only did that bright KRANG-type sound.
The Hexdrive distortion pedal is a good addition. I never liked the Grind/33. Always disabled it.
I've been using the NTS suite for a few hours this afternoon, mainly just cycling through the stock presets. It's pretty cool actually, but I'm not sure how long I would last before getting sick of the same kind of tone. I think you have to be really into the sound to warrant spending that much on a plugin. Regardless, I did a quick Rose of Sharyn mix test using 2 different stock presets, 2 each side. Didn't change anything to the presets, only some Post EQ to sit in the mix better.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/j15petqetdhh5y1/rose of sharyn mix NTS.wav?dl=0
Had a chance to play with it for a few hours, also comparing it with the Nameless.
Definitely different. This isn't a case where all the models kinda sound the same. These two are very different. Easy to tell apart.
The NTS doesn't have the "brutality" of the Nameless, but it does a variety of metal tones. You can dial in old school sounds, nu-metal, metalcore, progressive etc type sounds. Much more versatile than Nameless. It's a less extreme amp too. With the Nameless, the best tones are with stupid settings like putting the treble at 2 and presence at 0. The NTS sounds good with more "normal" settings, and then it has a big range either side. Turn treble to 0 and it totally smooths the top end. Turn it to 10 and it brightens up as you'd expect. But even 10 isn't ear-shattering.
What really impresses me is the FEEL of it. When you crank the "mid" knob, the volume swells, gain boosts a bit, and it opens up. It feels just like when you crank a real amp. I never played the real Satan, but obviously lots of amps juice up the gain when you crank the mid or treble. It's not just boosting some EQ frequencies, which is how it feels with some plugins, where the knobs just seem to tweak EQ. All the knobs here drastically change how this sounds and feels.
Did a demo/review of NTS like all the cool kids are doing. I used my Tosin Fishman DIs with it. I like the fact that the 2nd channel is a clean channel (Nameless doesnt have a clean channel per say) and I like that you can control both the low and high end of the distortion.
The clean channel sounds incredible. The way you can dial that gain in on the clean sound is so nice. And it stacks amazing with that Hex drive with it’s cranked for a different kind of drive sound.
Another quick mix test using Lasse Lammert DI's. Tweaked preset using the stock cab.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/vummg3e38zn17ry/Fortin NTS mix.wav?dl=0
and another, this time using an external IR. Which one do you prefer the sound of?
https://www.dropbox.com/s/60j29fjnhqhw0jp/Fortin NTS mix external IR.wav?dl=0
I think I like the external IR one a little better. Which one did you use?
I preferred the external IR. Less scooped, more forward sounding.
Here is my demo of it