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    Neural VST Soldano SLO-100

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    https://neuraldsp.com/plugins/soldano-slo-100​

    #2
    A 3 minute long ad for a VST with no sound clips of it?

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      #3
      You have to give them credit though, they stick with their marketing theme.

      "What this recording needs is a little spectrum adjustment. If only there were a tool available for such a lofty task"
      Attached Files

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        #4
        I'm playing with the demo and it sounds great(Cleans too), much much better than what is on Amplitube or the Nembrini one.



        Ola already made a demo of it.




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          #5
          Originally posted by Chris View Post
          A 3 minute long ad for a VST with no sound clips of it?
          I was more disappointed they didn't have the generic video game peripheral HUD overlay "NEW ITEM UNLOCKED" pop up using the stock "secret area discovered/item unlocked/checkpoint activated/generic high tech sounds" sound effect from Fallen Order, HZD, Mass Effect, Jedi Academy, The Force Unleashed, every sci fi game ever as featured in the beginning of this video.



          YOU HAVE UNLOCKED THE OFFICIAL NEURAL DSP ZIPPERED HOODED SWEATSHIRT

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            #6
            Oh cool, another VST that QC users can’t load into their units despite that being a big feature advertised from day one.

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              #7
              Originally posted by RevDrucifer View Post
              Oh cool, another VST that QC users can’t load into their units despite that being a big feature advertised from day one.

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                #8
                I'll probably demo this one over the weekend.

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                  #9
                  man, makes me feel kinda dumb for going through IK's dumb process to get the free Amplitube one.

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                    #10
                    This sounds like every other 5150-esque sim they've put out.

                    I own a SLO. This sounds much more like a 5150 than a SLO.

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by Chris View Post
                      This sounds like every other 5150-esque sim they've put out.

                      I own a SLO. This sounds much more like a 5150 than a SLO.
                      I was *just* coming into this thread to ask you how it compared to your SLO100...
                      Don't expect much, it's not like I'm a Rocket Surgeon...

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by Iron1 View Post

                        I was *just* coming into this thread to ask you how it compared to your SLO100...
                        I have the 30, Venator and Crooks have the 100, maybe they'll chime in.

                        Ola's clip sounds great but it sounds way more like Ola 5150 than Chris' SLO sitting behind me.

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by Chris View Post
                          This sounds like every other 5150-esque sim they've put out.

                          I own a SLO. This sounds much more like a 5150 than a SLO.
                          Well, that's expected, people have to be idiots to think they are actually designing these as faithful reproductions from the ground up. They are just generic amp sims they are slapping aesthetics on.

                          Let's for a moment simplify things and assume Line 6 and Axe-FX have identical operating budgets. Which is highly doubtful, but let's assume that for simplifications sake.

                          Then lets get even more generous and assume Neural has the same operating budget as Line 6 and Axe FX.

                          Now let's compare Neurals social media/youtube presence and production values and ad-buys to Line 6's and Axe-FX's.

                          Neural's is clearly, in their own words, "AN ORDER OF MAGNITUDE MORE". Which means, even making the generous assumption that they have the same budget as Line 6, they have less to spend on everything that isn't advertising, like designing and producing units.

                          There's a reason you don't see other other comparable companies in the same market areas (who honestly probably have much higher operating budgets) producing product trailers that require flying somewhere to an on location set and spending all day doing multiple takes of an epic strafing shot of Mike Soldano soldering an output jack. (maybe they are coordinating it so they don't have to fly people all over and they are shooting stuff when they all happen to be in the same area, but I doubt it, especially in pandemic times, the company screams "people who love pretending to be big shots")

                          The rate at which they are producing "immaculately crafted 110% accurate reproduction plugins" is increasing because they are burning all their budget on pretending to be bigshots flying to locations for "meetings" extensively documented on instagram and making ridiculous ads and they need to recoup all that.

                          It's rare to see a company burning that much money on stupid shit not actually related to producing a quality product and it not turning out to be an indicator the company is going tits up.

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                            #14
                            It sounds like a spicy Rectifier to me

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                              #15
                              Although on some level you have to admire the brazen audacity that they aren't even trying to hide they are just slapping aesthetics on generic VSTs by marketing a PERFECTLY DISTILLED REPRODUCTION, of units that doesn't actually physically exist.

                              Look at all these well known Soldano pedals designed by Mike Soldano. Including Mike Soldanos legendarily groundbreaking delay pedal.





                              It almost makes you wonder, "So wait, if those pedals don't actually exist and they are just generic VSTs designed by Neural they slapped a Soldano logo on, I wonder what they did with the amp?".

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                                #16
                                In Ola’s video, Ola just sounds like Ola. He lives in a downtuned world so I’m having a hard time trying to mentally compare his sound in the video vs Wicked Sensation.

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                                  #17
                                  Originally posted by Greg McCoy View Post
                                  It almost makes you wonder, "So wait, if those pedals don't actually exist and they are just generic VSTs designed by Neural they slapped a Soldano logo on, I wonder what they did with the amp?".

                                  I'm sure the Soldano name on those is just because they are part of the Soldano VST and nothing more. Its actually nice they included those instead of just a simple OD

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                                    #18
                                    Well, maybe I'm just jealous because I haven't originated any good ideas lately, but the general consensus is that if you want people to think you aren't totally full of shit in your regards to your claims of originating something, you're supposed to spell check your tag lines before you show the world the fruits of your origination.

                                    I have of course, only played peasant amps whose history could only be described with the meager "the amp from which X originated". So maybe I don't have the necessary frame of reference. Maybe brand slogans that sound like Engrish are all the rage these days? Hit the consumers with that "did they just use google translate for this?" magic.





                                    To be fair to neural, before they originated all these cutting edge ideas I didn't even know you could originate guitar VSTs that advanced.

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                                      #19
                                      Originally posted by Chris View Post

                                      I have the 30, Venator and Crooks have the 100, maybe they'll chime in.

                                      Ola's clip sounds great but it sounds way more like Ola 5150 than Chris' SLO sitting behind me.
                                      But...



                                      Don't expect much, it's not like I'm a Rocket Surgeon...

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                                        #20
                                        IMHO from Olas clip it sounds like a SLO to me. Granted my hearing is shot and I do not own a real SLO.

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                                          #21
                                          Tom Quayle demo


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                                            #22
                                            I really enjoyed this demo:

                                            https://youtu.be/vdBNwBRJrrU

                                            I'm not gonna go and buy it though... their plugins feel about twice the price I'd be prepared to pay.

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                                              #23
                                              Originally posted by Astrocreep View Post
                                              I really enjoyed this demo:

                                              https://youtu.be/vdBNwBRJrrU

                                              I'm not gonna go and buy it though... their plugins feel about twice the price I'd be prepared to pay.
                                              "Drop E" because everyone should have a guitar that sounds like a bass.
                                              Don't expect much, it's not like I'm a Rocket Surgeon...

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                                                #24
                                                Originally posted by Astrocreep View Post

                                                their plugins feel about twice the price I'd be prepared to pay.
                                                That's why I bought two (Plini and Cali) only when they did the 50% off some months ago

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                                                  #25
                                                  Originally posted by scole View Post
                                                  In Ola’s video, Ola just sounds like Ola. He lives in a downtuned world so I’m having a hard time trying to mentally compare his sound in the video vs Wicked Sensation.
                                                  This.

                                                  Ola's a great guy and obviously aiming at a different audience than me, but almost every single amp/VST demo is him playing drop-tuning megachug with more gain than you'd ever possibly use in a mix. Him playing a JCM800 vst with a drive pedal block in front at his preferred settings is going to sound exactly like that.

                                                  I noticed how "spongy" the sound was when he turned off the drive block and just played the amp/cab blocks. That accords with what happens with the SLO sim in my AFX2. To me, it's not a great metal amp and really shines for singing leads at lesser gain levels that have more texture to them. Hell, Eric Clapton and Warren Haynes have used them.

                                                  I'm planning to demo it today and will post a rough mix of a clean or slightly broken-up lead and a "singing" lead if I get a chance.

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