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Neural DSP offers a digital solution for vintage black panel and tweed sounds with the Tone King Imperial MKII plugin

Neural DSP offers a digital solution for vintage black panel and tweed sounds with the Tone King Imperial MKII plugin
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Neural DSP has launched the Tone King Imperial MKII Suite, a plugin that emulates all of the vintage Fender-esque mojo of the original tube amp combo in digital form – and for a fraction of the price.

Just like the Imperial MKII, the plugin offers players a two-channel setup, with spring reverb and bias-modulated tremolo, and an onboard Ironman II Reactive Attenuator to change the feel of the amplifier.

And thanks to the magic of digital, you get some effects to play with pre effects including a compressor pedal and two different overdrive pedals, with BBD-style chorus and delay joining reverb in the post effects section. There is also a wah pedal, plus Neural DSP’s nine-band graphic equaliser.

Neural DSP Tone King Imperial MKII plugin

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The Tone King Imperial MKII is much sought-after for its super capable rendering of classic Fender guitar amp sounds, with a voice ranging from spanky black panel to gritty tweed, with plenty of sweet spots to be found between benchmark tones. Its 20-watt, 1×12 format is replicated here.

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