Geared toward producers who need to create heavy metal guitar tones in the digital realm, the TH-U Metal Collection from Overloud is a downloadable application offering realistic guitar-amplifier emulations in the metal genre. This software will give you 16 amplifiers, 15 cabinets, 16 effects, and 18 microphone models in one package. TH-U Metal also features 80 presets designed to aid you in creating tones.
Users may already be familiar with Overloud amplifier emulators, and lovers of sludge, djent, and hardcore may be particularly aware of the previous edition of this software. New features include Rig Player, Amp Tweak, a new multitrack looper, and more.
Rig Player loads a variety of real-life guitar rigs (amps and cabs of real players) sampled in-house with Overloud's R2M technology. You can switch quickly among rig models, and even match different cabs to different amplifier emulations. With Amp Tweak, you can customize the tone of your chosen amp model to your exact predilections by swapping out tubes in the preamp stage or power stage. You'll also notice a variable voltage regulator or Variac knob. This lets you control the tube power-supply voltage, giving you varying degrees of saturation.
Eighty presets are incorporated into the plug-in to recreate the tone of anything from hard rock to extreme metal. Additionally, this software offers a matrix of four microphones, which can be placed anywhere in 3D space in front or behind the cabinet. Drag a microphone and place it anywhere required. Change the relative distance between microphones to obtain creative phasing effects.
This software is compatible with Mac and Windows platforms. It can operate in VST, AAX, and AU platforms, and is also a standalone application.