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TH-U RockGuy

Guitar FX Plugin by Overloud
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TH-U RockGuy has an average user rating of 4.00 from 3 reviews

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Reviewed By G.Quagmire [read all by] on January 27th, 2022
Version reviewed: 1.0 on Mac

I don't love it, I don't hate it, and I'm glad I got it on sale. For the price, even at full price, you really can't go wrong though. I never had actual Rockman hardware unit to compare it to, so I can't say how it compares to the real thing.

In general, the presets are few and they didn't blow me away. But there *were* a couple of good clean sounds. The good news is, I think if you spend some time tweaking it, you can get some good sounds, and there aren't thousands of options for reverb, delay, etc. that could confound you with option paralysis.

There's a trial. I recommend it before buying anything.

Reviewed By Faydit [read all by] on January 22nd, 2022
Version reviewed: 1 on Windows.
Last edited by Faydit on 22nd January 2022.

In the 1980's I had been one owner of the original "Rockman" headphone amp, but - to be honest - it did not really convince me sonically very much. Much less in direct comparison to my Vox and Marshall amps at this time.

I never owned the Sustainor, but still remember the very positive reviews, it got at this time. So I tested the Overloud version and was very positively surprised. Due to the much better, more flexible options this unit really gives you very nice, good sounding tones, which sound much more convincing to me than the ones, which I got out of my "Rockman". My favorite sound is Edge in combination with Auto Clean and only little compression.

Adjustable Treble Trim, Phase Notch and Treble Boost allow very good fine-tuning. (If you manage to find the original manual somewhere in the internet, to know, what all the different switches and controls really are good for. Unfortunately the plugin does not seem to have a manual included, which would be very helpful, as not all switches and controls are really self explanatory in this case. I would have given 5 stars for the quality of the plugin, but I reduce one because of the missing manual and description of all the functions. Also the Push-Pull-button/switch visualization is made bad in my opinion, at first you do not really know or see, if you have activated or deactivated a function.).

The Chorus/Delay section also sounds nice, especially the Chorus, while the 200ms maximum time of the delay are a little too short for my taste, but it also has a very special tone and works good. But I anyway prefer using the Sustainor alone.

The original gear - if it is available somewhere - is not really cheap, and at least some decades old, so also not always in the best condition, therefore - in comparison - this plugin is a much cheaper and always flawlessly working option, to get exactly these tones and a lot more than only 80's tones as well.

A really well made simulation of some nice, good sounding non-tube units.

Reviewed By MattiaSanti [read all by] on January 20th, 2022
Version reviewed: 1.0 on Mac.
Last edited by MattiaSanti on 20th January 2022.

Good morning guys, .

It seems that the Overloud Audio tools team released a new plug-in called TH-U ROCKGUY based on the legendary.

Rockman Sustainor and Rockman Stereo Chorus/Delay by Tom Scholz.

This new plug-in has a lot of interesting features that allow us to get the best of those 80s sounds.

Learn more at: https://overloud.com/products/th-u-rockguy

REVIEW:

The Overloud audio tools team has develop a new plug-in called TH-U ROCKGUY.

This new plug-in includes the rockman sustainor and the rockman stereo chorus/delay, .

one of the most famous choruses of the 80s and 90s.

the details and functionalities of this new plug-in allow us to have two legendary pieces in our studio.

FIRST IMPRESSIONS:

Right from the start I was particularly impressed by the graphic fidelity of these two rack effects.

Compared to the real deal, the Overloud team didn't miss a single detail, replicating these two effects more than accurately.

I immediately noticed that the pre-amplifier allows me to work easily with different parameters and combining the chorus is simple to reach.

those golden sounds of the 80s.

Features:

ROCKGUY SUSTAIN.

-Preamp/Compressor.

-Gate.

-Distortion/Filters.

-Output.

These stages allow us to work on every aspect of the sound we want to achieve.

The longer sustain we find in the preamp/compressor stage, for example, allows us to control compression and feedback.

The second stage, called GATE, allows us to control the sensitivity of the noise gate, and by activating the high cut, the LED allows us to see when the noise gate cuts the frequencies.

The third stage called DISTORTION/FILTERS for example allows us to work on the dynamics of response using the SEC switch, on the drive and levels using BOOST and AUC.

The last stage called output has other parameters such as FREQ, TREB BOOST.

ROCKGUY STEREO CHORUS/DELAY.

-drive level.

-Mode select.

-output section.

The input Drive level optimises the internal circuit level to minimise distortion and background noise, .

the TH-U rockguy stereo chorus/delay offers several possibilities:

The input Drive level optimises the internal circuit level to minimise distortion and background noise, .

The two effects, Chorus and Delay, can be used separately or combined via the MODE SELECT switch.

The Output mix allows us to manage two separate mixes (MIX A - Chorus, MIX B Delay).

The chorus is controlled by the sweep speed which allows us to control the intensity of the effect. We also have two modes called LONG and NORM which allow us to have a standard chorus or a doubler effect.

HOW DOES IT SOUNDS:

These two rack effects allow me in the most complete way to obtain those 80's sounds in the style of Boston, Deff Leppard and many others.

Combining these two units you can achieve results that I thought impossible in terms of fidelity allowing the user to have in a few minutes the golden-tone at home.

VERDICT:

If you are a guitarist, producer, keyboardist or singer, this plug-in allows you to have the 80s in your studio.

As a guitarist, I would say that if you are looking for the sound of the 80s and 90s, you can't miss this plug-in in your TH-U.

I'ill share you a video cover done all with the ROCKGUY: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Br7_fT5pOUw

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