Swanky Amp Pro released (1.3.0)

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KVRian
1347 posts since 8 Jan, 2003 from Edinburgh

Post Sat Aug 21, 2021 5:56 am

Seems pretty good here ;)

Re: the reverb
I wanted something general enough that it can be thrown onto just about any guitar tone without getting in the way,
I think that sums it up nicely - it sounds good with a little bit sprinkled on... ;)

but that would also be distinct and not overly digital (i.e. that really metallic sound that came out of digital reverbs of the olden days).
Well, I'll leave that for reverb aficionados to decide - but it sounds fine here ;)
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KVRer
1 posts since 7 Feb, 2021

Post Wed Sep 01, 2021 2:04 am

Really enjoying this. The reverb sounds great, I like the simplicity as opposed to messing around with a more complicated reverb plugin when I just want to play.
I normally use Fuse Audio's germanium overdrive in front for some Glassy™ strat tones.
Out of curiosity, is the cab simulator algorithmic, or does it use IRs internally?

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KVRist

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231 posts since 26 Sep, 2019

Post Thu Sep 02, 2021 7:22 am

FuzzyDunlop wrote:
Wed Sep 01, 2021 2:04 am
Really enjoying this. The reverb sounds great, I like the simplicity as opposed to messing around with a more complicated reverb plugin when I just want to play.
I normally use Fuse Audio's germanium overdrive in front for some Glassy™ strat tones.
Out of curiosity, is the cab simulator algorithmic, or does it use IRs internally?
Hi, thanks for the feedback!

The plug-in uses IRs for the cab, and those IRs are generated algorithmically. The IRs are based off of: speaker responses, microphone responses (including of course angular response) and edge-diffraction simulation to capture the effect of the cabinet the speakers are mounted onto.

The cabinet response simulation is very detailed and can allow for pretty interesting setups in terms of number of speakers, spacing etc. However, a straightforward setup based on Marshall cabinet dimensions is used for Swanky Amp Pro.

There is also a bit more going on behind the scenes with the speakers: the manufacturer data was fit to extract the resonance and high-frequency breakup. These can then be modified dynamically in the plug-in. And the plug-in uses them to simulate the effect of over driving the speaker cone. This is just another subtle layer of dynamism on top of all the actual amp dynamics and distortion.

Garrin

KVRist
70 posts since 17 Mar, 2008

Post Tue Oct 05, 2021 2:04 pm

Ho, Swanky-fans.
A couple of months ago I released some new music featuring Swanky Amp Pro.
It's not a showcase for Swanky Amp, as such, because guitar isn't the main point of the story, but any lead or rhythm guitar that you hear on track II and track IV are all Swanky, with compressor on the front end. Chorus, delay, reverb on the back side.

Thanks to @garrinm and ResonantDSP for a very nice, very smooth plug-in. My Telecaster doesn't leave home without it.

KVRist
170 posts since 13 Jul, 2005 from Longview, WA

Post Tue Oct 05, 2021 6:51 pm

prodigal_sounds wrote:
Tue Oct 05, 2021 2:04 pm
but any lead or rhythm guitar that you hear on track II and track IV are all Swanky, with compressor on the front end. Chorus, delay, reverb on the back side.
Hi! Just passing thru to say I was diggin’ on track II linked above. I do think that was a pretty good showcase for the amp sound! I have found that clean-ish to light breakup tones are where a lot of amp sims fall down. The cleaner tone wasn’t sterile or ‘plasticy’ at all. It had some life and character.

Nice work!

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KVRist
344 posts since 26 Aug, 2019

Post Sun Oct 17, 2021 6:35 pm

Is there an ARM64 M1 Silicon build of Swanky Amp for Mac available or can anyone confirm functionality in Rosetta?

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KVRist

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231 posts since 26 Sep, 2019

Post Wed Oct 20, 2021 7:06 am

kidslow wrote:
Sun Oct 17, 2021 6:35 pm
Is there an ARM64 M1 Silicon build of Swanky Amp for Mac available or can anyone confirm functionality in Rosetta?
Hi kidslow,

Swanky Amp Pro has been tested on an M1 chip, though only for a single system configuration. You can try to the demo version to determine if it works on your specific system.

https://www.resonantdsp.com/swankyamppr ... nchor_demo

If you do encounter any issues, please send a message.

Thanks,
Garrin

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KVRist

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231 posts since 26 Sep, 2019

Post Wed Oct 20, 2021 7:20 am

prodigal_sounds wrote:
Tue Oct 05, 2021 2:04 pm
Ho, Swanky-fans.
A couple of months ago I released some new music featuring Swanky Amp Pro.
It's not a showcase for Swanky Amp, as such, because guitar isn't the main point of the story, but any lead or rhythm guitar that you hear on track II and track IV are all Swanky, with compressor on the front end. Chorus, delay, reverb on the back side.

Thanks to @garrinm and ResonantDSP for a very nice, very smooth plug-in. My Telecaster doesn't leave home without it.
Woah, I just had a listen. Those are some great sounding tracks. Those keys definitely hearken back to a different time, in a good way. The mix sounds really great, it's so roomy even when you've got the (very 80s) pads going and all that percussion and guitar and whatnot.

I love the ambiance on Arrival. The spaced out guitars with all that reverb are great. But it's the keys that pull together that ambiance (for me at least). It's hard to pinpoint the reverb sound on those because of the following guitar lines, but whatever it is, it sounds great.

KVRist
70 posts since 17 Mar, 2008

Post Wed Oct 20, 2021 7:21 pm

garrinm wrote:
Wed Oct 20, 2021 7:20 am

Woah, I just had a listen. Those are some great sounding tracks. Those keys definitely hearken back to a different time, in a good way. The mix sounds really great, it's so roomy even when you've got the (very 80s) pads going and all that percussion and guitar and whatnot.

I love the ambiance on Arrival. The spaced out guitars with all that reverb are great. But it's the keys that pull together that ambiance (for me at least). It's hard to pinpoint the reverb sound on those because of the following guitar lines, but whatever it is, it sounds great.
Thanks! I really appreciate your comments.

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KVRist

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231 posts since 26 Sep, 2019

Post Thu Nov 11, 2021 7:26 am

Update 1.3.0 is out now. The main feature is the addition of a cold bias when you crank the number of gain stages to the max. This gives more versatility for people looking for hi-gain tones.

There's also a standalone version with ASIO support available for Windows. The Mac standalone version will come in the next update.

And there's a demo video posted on the product page.

https://resonantdsp.com/swankyamppro/index.html

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KVRAF
3510 posts since 3 Jan, 2003 from Vancouver

Post Thu Nov 11, 2021 5:08 pm

Is there a specific level at which we delete a folder that will result in the presets being re-generated properly? The only way I can get the presets to re-generate at all is if I delete the entire "Swanky Amp Pro" folder and then it doesn't create the "factory" sub-folder but it does make the "HB" and "SC" folders directly under "Swanky Amp Pro".

Has the "factory" folder been removed or is that a folder that I created at some point myself...?
the old free version may not work boots successfully on new generations of computers, instruments, and hardware

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KVRist

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231 posts since 26 Sep, 2019

Post Thu Nov 11, 2021 6:16 pm

pough wrote:
Thu Nov 11, 2021 5:08 pm
Is there a specific level at which we delete a folder that will result in the presets being re-generated properly? The only way I can get the presets to re-generate at all is if I delete the entire "Swanky Amp Pro" folder and then it doesn't create the "factory" sub-folder but it does make the "HB" and "SC" folders directly under "Swanky Amp Pro".

Has the "factory" folder been removed or is that a folder that I created at some point myself...?
You have to delete the entire "Swanky Amp Pro" folder for the plug-in to re-generate the factory presets. You might still have a "factory" folder in there from a long-ago beta version. But as of 1.0 the factory presets come in two folders: "Swanky Amp Pro/HB" and "Swanky Amp Pro/SC". You can also just download and unzip the latest factory presets from https://resonantdsp.com/swankyamppro/do ... resets.zip.

Hope this helps.

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KVRAF
3510 posts since 3 Jan, 2003 from Vancouver

Post Fri Nov 12, 2021 10:19 am

Ah, that explains why we need to back up our own presets - have to delete the parent folder (if we go the re-gen route). Thanks!
the old free version may not work boots successfully on new generations of computers, instruments, and hardware

KVRist
83 posts since 3 Apr, 2021

Post Fri Nov 12, 2021 1:09 pm

WOW! It seems to be a nice ampsim... and I slept on this release. I think I must try this one!
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KVRist

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Post Sat Nov 13, 2021 8:40 am

The_Ogre wrote:
Fri Nov 12, 2021 1:09 pm
WOW! It seems to be a nice ampsim... and I slept on this release. I think I must try this one!
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There will be some discounts running the week of Black Friday, so if you try the demo and like it, maybe wait a week to buy it :).

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