Which plugin was used to get this mystery sound on a U2 riff?
Let's play a little! What do you think was used in the clip below to generate the guitar sound? Let me help you a bit, it's a 100% software solution.
Mystery on a riff of U2
The song of U2 from which this riff is extracted is Until the End of the World, a great song with arpeggios from which the guitarist The Edge has the secret.
Guitar used: Super Strat by luthier Hugh Manson
The guitar used is a Super Strat by the English luthier Hugh Manson that he built in the 1990s. It is the split bridge humbucker we hear in the audio clip.
The Guitar Channel podcastThe audio version of the video is available in the podcast on iTunes, Spotify and below:
Which plugin was used for this sound?
That's the question: which plugin was used to generate the sound in the audio clip? No pedal or amp was used in this recording. The guitar was connected to an ESI MAYA22USB audio interface.
The anwser: the Amplosion plugin from Heptode
The great amp expert Jean-Luc Chtioui from the Heptode brand has just released his plugin, it's called Amplosion and sounds great!
What I like in this plugin is that it is very easy to use. Indeed there are two types of amps, the Leo, typed Fender and the Jim, typed Marshall. You set it up like an amp without having to get lost in endless menus and sub-menus or complicated interfaces.
At 25€ introductory price, it's a great deal. The final price will be 39.90€, which is still a very good price for this level of quality.
It is possible to download a full trial version for 15 days to test it.
Congratulations Jean-Luc for this excellent plugin!
Until the next blog post, keep on playing the guitar!