Series 60 is the second amp from AcmeBarGig's "Preampus
Metal Line" of heads. As the name suggests, these amps are for the Metal
Heads amongst us.
Series 60 is Power defined. Inspired by the power
plants that drive America today, it is the most powerful amp we've ever
produced here at AcmeBarGig, and we actually set out to make it
equivalent to an 8,000 watt amplifier, so believe us when we say there's
enough power in this amp to make your skull crumble and your toes go
Cortex is a virtual guitar amp. Unlike most other
amp simulations Cortex doesn't try to emulate popular guitar amps, but
creats it's own unique sound instead.
It doesn't contain any stomp box emulations. So
you can use all stomp box emulations or even real stomp boxes in
combination with Cortex. It doesn't contain any post effects, eigther.
Normaly you've other reverbs, eqs and the like, that are realy good,
which probaply run on a DSP-card and consume less CPU than any effects
that could be part of Cortex. This way you gain much more flexibility.
Cortex comes with a small expander. Because a
guitar amplifier boosts the level a lot, noise can get realy loud even
with high quality equipment. Using an expander you can avoid unwanted
sounds. The expander is a seperate pluing. So you can place it before
other effects (e.g. virtual stompboxes). You can even use it without
Cortex for other tasks. An expander is similar to a gate but with a soft
transition from open to close. (The difference is the same as between a
limiter and a soft-knee compressor).
As a bonus you get three further plugins.
Crazyator is a flanger that can get a bit crazy. Notcher is a phaser-like
effect. Vowler is something like a Wah-Wah, but instead of a single
resonanting Bandpass-Filter a Formant-Filter is used to create
Cortex itself consists of two plugins the aplifier
and the cabinet simulation.
Metal Clone is a freeware emulation inspired by a
Metal analog Hi Gain stompbox distortion. All stages have been emulated
to provide the most authentic tone. Featuring a complex gain stages
chain and parametric EQ, this effect provides a heavy tone to bang you