As per the usual, here’s the video review with plenty of audio samples:
And here are the script notes:
The 1965 Fender Twin Reverb is the classic clean vintage guitar combo. Its legendary sound can be heard on all types of big name albums both past and present.
So, when I found out that the reissue combo was sampled for the first official third party plugin using Acustica Audio’s Nebula 4 technology, I was very excited to try it out.
The plugin is called Virgo and it’s from the folks at Dee Bee Quadro. First, some random samples:
And now a comparison between a real vintage ’65 Fender Twin Reverb and Virgo.
Installation process, CPU usage, low latency mode, etc.
Doesn’t have spring reverb
For fun, let’s hear it on bass guitar.
Room or Plate (Rich) Bricasti M7 reverb.
Run vocals through it.
Does indeed take up a lot of RAM.
Shure SM57 and Beyerdynamic M 201 microphones through a BAE 1073 preamp.
Built in Limiter
High Definition mode = 300 FIR impulses.
PWR = Use your own cabinet impulse responses if you want.
As always, gain staging is very important.
Low latency mode:
Activate just the tone stack and out sections.
Open “VIRGOZL.xml” with a text editor and set FORCEOFFSET tag to 23:
o <FORCEOFFSET> 23 </FORCEOFFSET>
Set ASIO latency to 128 samples.
I did not test low latency mode for this review.