Three meticulously crafted amps serve as the core of this plugin.

Helsinki, Finland (July 6, 2020) -- Neural DSP teams up with Cory Wong, whose background and versatility spans everything from funk to jazz, to bring you a brand new guitar plugin: Archetype: Cory Wong.

"It is hard to think of many artists that have been able to achieve what Vulfpeck and Cory Wong has. The perfect combination of insane talent, fantastic music, and branding genius has taken them from their DIY roots to amassing an internationally revered cult-like fanbase, selling out Madison Square Garden," says Neural CEO Douglas Castro.

"Cory's uncompromising standards and borderline unrealistic expectations for perfection provided the challenge we were after. The result is unlike anything we have done before: an incredibly versatile plugin, designed to offer a wide variety of options for players in search of the perfect clean and edge-of-break-up tones."

Three unique amplifiers, meticulously crafted with Cory, are at the core of this plugin. The first is called the D.I. Funk Console. It is based on an analog channel strip and allows you to achieve vintage clean tones unlike any we've ever heard in a plugin. Amplifier two is an amalgamation of the best clean amps in the industry, and amplifier three allows you to produce iconic edge-of-breakup tones.

In front of the amps, we have a wah pedal. You can MIDI-map it to control it with an expression pedal or MIDI controller, but you can also toggle auto-wah for countless tonal possibilities.

"Alongside the wah, we modeled four of Cory's personal favorites: an envelope filter, a compressor, a boost pedal, and an overdrive. Tweaking these combined with the amps delivers everything from bright, crystal cleans to glorious tube saturation on the edge of fuzz."

After that, the onboard 9-band graphic equalizer allows for total control over frequency response, bringing us to the post amp effects. We upgraded our gorgeous multi-dimensional reverb with a Shimmer function. Our brand new BBD Delay pedal features mono & stereo delay settings, designed for dreamy ambient sounds and engulfing depth.

"We collaborated with Adam 'Nolly' Getgood once more to capture 108 impulse responses for each of the three cabinets, providing 324 IRs and six controllable microphones."

"Neural DSP took my relentless inability to compromise on tone as a challenge. There is a depth to Archetype: Cory Wong that I've never heard before in a plugin! If you're looking for a clean sound, whether you're recording or playing live, this is the plugin for you." - Cory Wong

Neural DSP's Archetype: Cory Wong is available now with a 14-day free trial.

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