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TONE NAME: Acoustic IR Swap

  • Created with: Helix
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  • Style:
    Acoustic Guitar
  • Date: 12/9/18
  • Downloads: 1400
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    Attention POD 2.0, Flextone and HD147 owners... Your hardware doesn't do Stomp effects, so you'll hear something different than what was intended. Try increasing the Drive or choose a higher gain Amp Model to get the right sound. The other aspects of the sound should translate as expected, so you'll at least get a great starting place for tweaking.

  • Comments:
    Lately I've been auditioning acoustic IRs from for live use. As a result, I developed this preset to swap between two different IRs ... but then I started using it live because I've found that different IRs work better for different songs. So here you'll find an IR toggle along with a fairly straightforward acoustic setup: preamp with a little compression and EQ on Path 1 and some time-based effects on Path 2. I've dialed in 3 varieties of reverb here -- 2 for always on, manually selected by how much reverb you like and 1 on a switch for deep ethereal stuff. There's also a +3dB boost if you want a bit more volume. PRO TIP: Move the looper into the block before the IRs so you can record a riff and then audition IRs on the fly. Enjoy!

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