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Neural DSP Technologies Announces Archetype: Tom Morello

Neural DSP Technologies Announces Archetype: Tom Morello

Archetype: Tom Morello is designed to precisely model the guitarist’s longtime amplifier and speaker-cabinet rig, incorporating key processors that replicate his signature sounds.

Neural DSP has precisely virtualized Morello’s signature sound in Archetype: Tom Morello. "As much as many of us would like to, we cannot actually be Tom Morello, but Archetype: Tom Morello will allow guitarists to inhabit his sonic soul in a way and to a degree unimaginable before." - Neural DSP

Tom Morello's trademark style — elastic slapping, atmospheric distortion, and effects that resemble turntable scratching — was a crucial component of Rage Against the Machine's rap-metal sonic attack in the late '90s, helping launch Morello and the band to Grammy-winning, multi-platinum success and leading to his recognition by Rolling Stone Magazine as one of the “100 Greatest Guitar Players of All-Time.” His innovative techniques have redefined what a guitar virtuoso can be: combining guitar tones and effects with unprecedented creativity, he spearheaded a fusion of classic rock, punk, and hip-hop unlike anything else while simultaneously writing era-defining riffs for both Rage Against the Machine (newly ensconced in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame) and Audioslave.

“We have worked tirelessly to perfect the Archetype: Tom Morello plugin to make sure it sounds EXACTLY like my amp and set up,” says Morello. “The plugin is a testament to how amazing Neural DSP’s proprietary modeling technology is and how meticulous their development process is. I told them I only want to do this if we get it just right, and we got it just right. It’s really pretty incredible.”

“What we share with all guitarists is a deep and abiding respect for their core sound, their sonic signatures, so to speak,” observes Neural CEO Douglas Castro. “Our modeling technology has been able to precisely capture the contemporary sounds of brilliant guitar innovators like Cory Wong and John Petrucci. Now, with the release of the new Archetype: Tom Morello plugin, we’ve extended our lineup to include one more singular star in the universe of the guitar.”

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Archetype: Tom Morello