Some great C4 Synth bass presets (that sound equally great on guitar) from our friend @Quatschmacher (a.k.a Peter Kenney)! Quatschmacher has a huge collection of great presets, but we want to focus on a couple of our favorites. "How I Wasted My Life" comes in two stages: a quick moving octave down Square wave oscillator followed by two slow moving Saw wave oscillators at higher octaves. The two stage approach creates a truly magical blooming effect.
"Kitchen Sink Bass 1" runs two saw waves through a band pass filter, but things get really interesting in the second half of the clip when an external expression pedal brings in an additional FM sine wave and runs two Band Pass Filters in parallel.
We highly recommend checking out Do Noise's Youtube channel - the guy is truly a sound architect. He was one of the first to dive into the C4 Synth's Neuro Editor and really use it to its full potential. The result is this excellent collection of user presets. DN gets into a ton of the C4's different sound features, from the sequencer with "Octave Sequenced Bass," to intelligent harmonization with "C7th Chords," to alternate LFO wave shapes with "Dancing Filters." All his presets are super creative, fun, and may be just the thing you're looking for to add an unexpected twist to your latest recording.
Our friend Simon Francis is a bass effects guru. We first met Simon at the Boston Garden when he was using the Soundblox Bass Envelope Filter on tour with Ellie Goulding. Being a huge fan of bass synthesizers there was no doubt that we would need to set the bar pretty high to meet his extreme standards. After a couple of hours with the C4, Simon reported back, "the C4 brings a depth of sound and a responsive feel/tracking that I have not encountered before... this a game changer." If you're a bassist with a passion for EDM, we highly recommend checking out Simon's presets. "Reese Bass" - this classic Reese bass sound gets its outer-dimensional feel by rubbing two signals together with pitch variations that bring the sound in and out of phase - it also makes a sounds that fat as all Hell.
Simon's "Synth Bass" is spot on with that classic 70's bass synthesizer tone. Think about the early days of vintage Moog analog synth sounds. These are just a taste of the Simon Francis preset suite - we highly recommend checking out all of them.
Jon Dom got right to work with his C4 Synth - these two awesome presets are just a small taste of the awesome suite of presets created by JD! We've got all kinds of elements of the C4 at work here - we're talking programmed sequencers, pure synth tones with pitch shifting, and even some simple envelope filter sounds to cop a classic Jerry guitar sound!
A pair of Ventris Dual Reverb presets from Mr. Imer Juarez out of the DC Metro area. The first is an ambient masterpiece called "CenTillion." It cascades a the massive E-Dome engine into an octave down Shimmer engine for an all-consuming, intergalactic journey. We asked Imer about the preset creation process: "Well, it came as a surprise to me. I wanted to find a sound that was more Cosmic yet still controllable. This one in particular happened when I had someone else's preset with Kill Dry mode on. I notice how trance-like it was and it sounded like my dry signal was just in the way. That was great in and of itself but it was not until I flipped the order of the cascading engines; that's when the magic happen!"
Imer's second preset moves away from the contemporary ambient approach and takes a more vintage tack. For this preset, Imer replicates the reverb/tremolo effect of a classic Fender Vibrolux™ amplifier by cascading the Outboard Spring engine into the Modverb engine with the mix control set to 100% dry.
Our friend Tyler Gilmour (a.k.a. "BlankFor.ms") has built quite a following on his Instagram, creating what he calls "30 second symphonies." He works mainly with synthesizers, tape loops and (of course) guitar effects pedals. Last month Tyler created this excellent package of Nemesis Delay and Ventris Dual Reverb presets - all downloadable via the Neuro Editor. Check out the demo below where he plays the same loop through each of his Ventris and Nemesis presets, creating an entirely different sonic picture with each. If you dig these sounds, we highly recommend checking out his new release, Works for Tape and Piano.
There is definitely something is in the air. This magnificently haunting preset created by @diego.fresh combines the E-Dome and Lo-Fi engines. Its parallel processing with a heavy emphasis on the wet signal creates a grand blooming effect that teeters somewhere between a sprawling sci-fi lament and a swirling church organ.
A very cool dive into the Ventris Dual Reverb's advanced functionality. David (a.k.a. "@junu") describes himself as "just a dude who loves music and all stuff gear related" - it is evident from the clip below that he's also an excellent guitarist. This preset places a deep and sustaining Hall L engine in Reverb A, with a delay like Reverse engine stored in Reverb B. Tapping the OPTION switch engages a latching Hold function over the Hall L engine (which happens at roughly 1:09 in the SoundCloud clip below) and allows David to solo over its sustained chords with the Reverse engine. From there things get very interesting...
Ambient guitarist, Brett Wondrak (a.k.a. "Be Here Now") was looking for some "deep ocean vibes" when he created this wonderfully wet preset. The effect uses dual cascading engines to achieve its rich immersive tone. Reverb A contains the Shimmer engine, set down one octave. The Shimmer engine cascades into Reverb B's E-Dome engine for a long lingering sustain. After looping the primary riff, Brett uses a 100% wet version of the preset to conjure a rolling sequence of hypnotic tones. Enjoy...
We were all blown away by these dusty, wobbly, broken effect created by @dogeatswall. "Worn Out VHS" uses the Noise Tape engine dialed to 100% wet, with a heavy dose of some of the Nemesis Delay's more destructive parameters. By turning up parameters like Wow and Flutter, Distortion, Sample Rate Reduction, and Feedback Filter High and Low Cut, @dogeatswall created a sound that will mutate your instrument to a distant echo from the past.
"Old Cassette" achieves a similar destructive effect with the Ventris Dual Reverb. For this preset, @dogeatswell combined the LoFi and Modverb engines to elicit this wonderfully haunting effect.
Send Us Your Presets!
We want to hear what you are doing with our pedals. If you've made a cool preset, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org (Subject: "New Neuro Preset") and provide your user name, preset name, and a link to your sound clip on YouTube or SoundCloud - we'll feature some of our favorites on this page.