Available for download, the Overloud Choptones Carved Vai Rig Library is a selection of guitar amp and cabinet emulations for use with the Overloud TH-U platform. The amplifier, cabinets, stompboxes, and microphones were emulated by Choptones, a company known for its emulations ported to multiple platforms.
This particular expansion library recreates the sound of a Steve Vai Signature Series Carvin VL100 amplifier head, one voiced with 6L6 tubes. This amp was first debuted in 1999, delivered 100W of power in a dual-channel configuration, with volume, bass, midrange, treble, and presence controls for each channel. Pristine clean tones and high-gain soloing timbres can both be achieved with this emulation, which is quite suitable for hard rock and metal material.
The engineers modeled this amplifier in multiple configurations, with a wide array of cabinets, microphones, and stompboxes. There are 46 rigs offered in total, captured with Neumann, Sennheiser, Beyerdynamic, and Shure microphones. Cabinets from Marshall to Mesa Boogie to Engi have been utilized, and all manner of distortion pedals have also been modeled.
This expansion library requires either a full installation of Overloud TH-U or one of its editions to operate.
- Carvin 4x12 loaded with Celestion V30
- Mesa Boogie 4x12 loaded with Celestion V30
- Marshall 4x12 loaded with Celestion G12T75
- Engl 4x12 loaded with Celestion V60
- Neumann U87
- Sennheiser MD421, MD21
- Shure SM57
- Beyerdynamic M160
- MXR Wylde OD
- MXR Modified OD
- Mesa Grid Slammer
- Mesa Flux Drive
- Suhr Riot
- Ibanez TS9
- Marshall Bluesbreaker