Use DP’s bundled plug-ins to create truly rich
amp sim tones.
Since Version 7, DP has included some
exceptional guitar-oriented plug-ins. Version 8
offers several more (the spring reverb is great),
but it also has a de-esser; while not considered
“guitar effects,” de-essers can create a smoother,
creamier tone with distorted sounds.
Step 1: As with all amp sims, make sure you’re not overloading your interface’s input.
Step 2: If you have more than one distortion effect (e.g., fuzz stompbox and distorting amp), experiment with placing the De- Esser before each one.
Step 1 Go to Setup > Configure
Audio System > Input Monitoring
Mode and make sure that
“Monitor Record-Enabled Tracks
through Effects” is checked.
Assemble your “rack” of
processors in the mixer channel
inserts; place the De-Esser
after any clean effects ( e.g
compression) but before any
| ||Step 3 To start, adjust the De-Esser settings as shown. As you play, vary Freq for the smoothest sound (typically around 2–3kHz).|
| ||Step 4 To further tweak the Freq, click Key Listen to hear |
only the material triggering the De-Esser. Adjust Freq
above the fundamentals of the guitar’s notes; try to
“catch” the range with the greatest amount of resonant,
Step 5 De-Essing will make the signal a little less bright, so
compensate with post-distortion modules (e.g., Live Room
G, as shown). Note that you’ll be adding brightness to a
richer distortion, not emphasizing unwanted artifacts.