The collaboration births an audio plugin that captures the heralded guitar player’s signature sound with a three-channel amp platform.
Connersville, IN (October 3, 2018) -- Joey Sturgis Tones, one of the gear industry’s fasted growing companies, has partnered with Periphery guitar player Misha Mansoor for Toneforge Misha Mansoor, an audio plugin that captures the heralded guitar player’s signature sound.
“I’ve always been inspired by what Misha has done with music and guitar, all the way back to the Ultimate Metal forum and the Andy Sneap forum days. I knew at some point we’d work together but I could never have imagined it at this capacity. I’m really thankful and honored to design an amazing guitar tone around his style and play,” explained Joey Sturgis about the partnership.
“I never thought I would have the opportunity to design a guitar amp plugin to my taste,” shared Misha, who walks users through the plugin via this video: “When Joey Sturgis came to me with the idea, I was obviously ecstatic. I created a rather extensive wish list and gave him and his team as much input and direction as possible when it came to all aspects, but the focus was always on the tone, playability and versatility. I don’t know how they did it but they put together something that managed to go above and beyond my wish list, and I’m honored to have my name associated with such a genuinely powerful and inspiring plugin .”
Toneforge Misha Mansoor’s key features:
- Three-channel amp with unique “infinity” gain knob that morphs the tone stack in levels as you increase the gain
- Built-in virtual model of Horizon Devices Precision Drive pedal
- Amp features highly detailed controls such as harmonics, saturation, “purr” and more so users can craft their own signature tone
- JST Matched Cab – a perfectly paired set of cabs to match each amp mode, curated by Joey Sturgis
- Robust cab room including a private selection of Misha’s speaker and cab collection with built-in IR loader for external impulse responses
- Three effect pedals developed to Misha’s exacting standards
- Mixing tools built-in for all-in-one tone crafting and mixing
Toneforge Misha Mansoor is compatible with Windows 7+/Mac OS X 10.6.8+ VST2, VST3, RTAS, AU, AAX – 32 & 64 bit. The plugin retails for $149 and can be purchased via Joeysturgistones.com.
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Created in collaboration with legendary guitarist George Lynch of Dokken and Lynch Mob fame, the Mr.Scary Mod adds an adjustable tube gain stage and an onboard Deep control, which together are designed to enable an amp to have increased sustain while still retaining note definition and dynamics.
LegendaryTones, LLC today announced production availability of its new Mr. Scary Mod, a 100% pure tube module designed to instantly and easily expand the capabilities of many classic amplifiers with additional gain and tone shaping. Created in collaboration with legendary guitarist George Lynch of Dokken and Lynch Mob fame, the Mr.Scary Mod adds an adjustable tube gain stage and an onboard Deep control, which together are designed to enable an amp to have increased sustain while still retaining note definition and dynamics.
Originally released as the Lynch Mod in February 2021, the updated Mr. Scary Mod features the same core circuit as the Lynch Mod but is now equipped with a revised tube mix combo per George’s preference as well as a facelift in a newly redesigned electro-galvanized steel enclosure. As with the Lynch Mod, each run will be limited and the first run in Pumpkin Orange with Black hardware is limited to just 150 pieces worldwide.
The Mr. Scary Mod adds an adjustable tube gain stage on top of the cathode follower position, keeping note definition and articulation while further increasing sustain. Each Mr. Scary mod is meticulously built by hand in the USA, one at a time, and tuned using high-grade components. Equipped with a single ECC81 (12AT7) in the first position and ECC83 (12AX7) in the second, the Mr. Scary Mod can clean up beautifully when rolling down your guitar’s volume, and still adds scorching gain when you roll it back up. This is a gain stage that’s been tuned and approved by the ears of the maestro George Lynch himself.
“The Mr. Scary Mod excels with dynamics and is incredibly touch-responsive, allowing me to shift from playing clear, lightly compressed cleans to full-out aggressive sustain and distortion –and control it all simply by varying my guitar’s volume control and picking,” said GeorgeLynch. “In many ways, it’s an old-school approach, but it’s also so much more natural and expressive in addition to being musically fulfilling when you can play both the guitar and amp dynamically together this way.”
The Mr. Scary Mod installs in minutes, is safe and effective to use, and requires no special tools or re-biasing of the amplifier. Simply insert the module into the cathode follower preamp position of compatible amplifiers (includes Marshall 2203/2204/1959/1987 circuits) and
immediately get the benefit of enjoying a hot-rodded amp that delivers all the pure harmonic character that comes with an added pure tube gain stage. The handmade in the USA Mr. Scary Mod is now available to order for $319.
For more information, please visit legendarytones.com.
October Audio has miniaturized their NVMBR Gain pedal to create two mini versions of this beautifully organic-sounding circuit – including an always-on gain device.
The NVMBR Gain is a nonlinear amp that transitions gracefully from clean boost to overdriven tones. Volume increases from just over unity to about 10db before soft-clipping drive appears for another 5db of boost. Its extraordinary ease of use is matched by outstanding versatility: you can use it as a clean boost, push a stubborn amp into overdrive or create a just-breaking-up sound at any amp volume.
October Audio’s new family of mini NVMBR Gain pedals includes a switchable version that allows you to bypass the effect: one option features brand logo pedal graphics, while the other sports a fun “Witch Finger” graphic with a Davies knob as the“fingernail”.
The second version in the new lineup is an always-on device featuring the Witch Finger graphic and Davies knob, with the same NVMBR Gain circuit that lies at the core of the switchable version.
- Knob controls gain and clipping simultaneously
- Stunning silver hammertone finish
- Switchable versions are true-bypass, available with classic or witch finger graphics
- Authentic Davies knobs, including the “fingernail”
- 9V center negative power supply required
- Dimensions: 3.63 x 1.50 x 1.88 in
Witch Finger (always on NVMBR Gain) demo
All October Audio pedals are assembled in Richmond, VA, and available for purchase directly through the online shop. Street price is $109 for NVMBR Gain footswitch versions and $89 for the always-on device.
For more information, please visit octoberaudio.com.