Hello! It has been waaay too long. Welcome to our bi-weekly roundup of spectacular new presets created by the ever-growing Neuro Community. It's just a small sampling of One Series effects pedal presets published in the last few weeks. Some of them are interpretations of classic tones, some are sounds inspired by great recordings, other are a what we like to call, "sounds yet unheard!" So hopefully YOU will hear something that inspires you to pick up that guitar, bass, or synthesizer of yours and start making music. Perhaps you will take it one step further and create your own sound yet unheard.
And remember... we're always on the lookout for great new presets, so connect your One Series pedals to the Neuro Editor and get your tweak on! And please, please, please... include links to Soundcloud or Youtube recordings. We want to hear your presets in the context of your music. So let's do this...
"Marrow" - C4 Synth - By @gravy67
One of the great things about theC4 Synth is its ability to emulate the awesome synth bass sounds found on so many of our favorite records. In this preset, Neuro Community member @gravy67 recreated the growling, fuzzed-up bass sound from St Vincent's "Marrow," and he got damn close to the original. The peak 4-pole low pass filter and mild distortion give this sound its characteristic timbre, while octave up and octave downs widen the sonic space of the instrument. Comparing the Youtube clip of this preset with the original St Vincent tune yields a remarkably similar sound.
"Leslie" - Vertigo Tremolo - By @parkergoessling
Mmmm, that's nice. Parker Goessling is an excellent guitar from our hometown of Boston, Massachusetts (well... very close to Boston, MA :-). This is one of those presets that is loosely based on a vintage tone, but takes it to a new and exciting place. The root of the effect lives in the swirly, whirly land of a Leslie rotating speaker (you may have guessed that from the preset name), but Parker dialed in a very nice bit of resonance and depth that give it its own sweet character. The sound was built with the Lesloid effects engine. Lesloid is just one of the many additional Vertigo Tremolo engines available at no extra cost in the Neuro Editor - we highly encourage all of you to explore the full power of the Vertigo in Neuro. And by the way... we recorded the clip below with our own in-house staff. If Parker had played guitar in the clip, it probably would have been much cooler... but hopefully you get the idea.
"Multi Trem Guitar" - Ultrawave Multiband Processor - By @alvarhansobass
We love when users dive into the deeeeep tonal possibilities of Ultrawave Multiband Processor's Neuro Sound Editor. @albarhansobass published a great Ultrawave preset that takes advantage of the pedal's multi-band tremolo options, morphing capabilities, and dual channel processing. The drive is on the mild side for an Ultrawave preset, but the tremolo is deep and choppy. An external expression pedal controls the trem speed for both channels as well as the trem depth for the 2nd channel. You can hear this sound in the opening seconds of the soundcloud clip below. This expression control creates a psychedelic atmosphere that goes from smooth n' easy to hard n' choppy with a tilt of the toes.
"Retro LFO" & "Whirly Birds" - C4 Synth - By @bwondrak
Hey, it's our old friend, Brett Wondrak! Brett was a Featured Neuro Artist a few months back. Our Featured Artist program is where we shine a spotlight on somebody in the Neuro Community that jumps into the Neuro Editor and creates a great collection of presets. We're always looking for the next Featured Neuro Artist, so keep publishing those preset and include sound clips. We also give free gear to our Featured Artists... so there is a bit of incentive for ya'. But I digress..
The video below is loaded with great C4 Synth presets created by Brett and others. The two sounds we're focused on are "Retro LFO" (0:55 in the demo as well as the opening track) and "Whirly Birds" (3:46 in the video). "Retro LFO" takes advantage of the C4's vast collection of LFO shapes to create a thumping, four-voiced synth tone that really captures a propulsive, electronic vibe. "Whirly Birds" is a sizzling and blooming effect that would feel right at home in any 1950s sci-fi soundtrack. And for you stereo sound enthusiasts, Brett assigned the CONTROL 2 knob to pan the sound from Output 1 to Output 2. Fun.. in full <-STEREO->!!!
"Simple Filters" - Nemesis Delay - By @rawon
There’s nothing simple about the “Simple Filters” preset! I'm just playin', loading presets to One Series pedals is super-simple. This is a great sound! It is built on the Filter Delay engine, which is one of the additional effects available in the Neuro Editors. The Filter Delay applies a filter effect with modulation control to the delay repeats – it can be quite dramatic. @rawon’s preset is especially cool because of its tight and rhythmic delay pattern. The preset's galloping rhythm, combined with a dirty filter sounds like the crack of a whip. If you play in time with the repeats, this preset will propel any simple riff to a maximum-impact sound explosion.
"4 Pole Sine Bass" - C4 Synth - By @gmartin
This C4 Synth preset from @gmartin works best as a punchy synth bass. It's a very appropriate sound for house music and if there are any EDM producers in the house (pun intended), you should consider using this sound in your tracks. @gmartin posted a Soundcloud demo of this preset with just a simple drum beat. It has some serious house vibes and I really wouldn't be surprised to hear something like this at a club in LA or an art gallery in Miami. Although the settings are relatively simple for the C4, the sub-octave in conjunction with a 4-pole low pass filter and the snappy envelope give it plenty of character.
That's all for now. Tune in again next time. And please keep those One Series presets coming. We've always got our ear to the ground for great additions to the largest preset sound library on the planet. Have a great weekend!