April brought another free update to the Hotone Xtomp library. It includes two filters, a Mesa Boogie emulation, a dual delay and a noise effect - full details can be found below.
If you’re not familiar with Hotone’s Xtomp (or Xtomp Mini), it’s a chameleon stompbox that ‘becomes’ any one of hundreds of classic and vintage guitar effects, amp simulations and a host of totally original effects. The library of sounds is absolutely free and grows every month; click here to Find out more.
The classic Boogie Lead sound...and beyond.
Messe IV is based on the legendary Mesa/Boogie® Mark IV™ amp head (LEAD channel). This massive lead tone is one of the most beautifully voiced tones that can always be heard in a mix. Of course, Messe IV comes with the classic 5-band graphic EQ, set to the "Classic V" setting!
If you're looking to add some special noise elements (wind sounds, broadcasting interference, etc.), Blank will get that done for you. This is a noise generator that outputs white noise (with a flat spectrum) for synth, texture, and experimental music.
- Before turning on this effect, first bypass your Xtomp and turn all the knobs to minimum to avoid signal clipping and/or hearing damage. Then turn on your Xtomp and slowly turn the knobs up to adjust your sound.
- This effect is "output only"; it works independently of the input signal.
Dual Analog Eko M
This model is a dual delay effect combining two delays in series, each with individual parameter controls. Set one short and one long and you've got that old school analog coupe. The delay time range is 20ms-1000ms. Press and hold the footswitch to engage Tap Tempo function. In Tap Tempo mode, the LED around the footswitch will pulse to indicate the delay time you set. Hold the footswitch again to disengage.
This special filter makes you sound like you're playing over an old phone. Tweak the Noise and Shake knobs to get a seriously iffy connection.
LPF is a low pass filter that lets the lows go and attenuates the highs. This is a lot of fun to use with synths, and it's also great on guitar/bass to create something synth-y.