The EAST Club18 – This amp is quite versatile and produces its tones through a pair of EL84 output tubes. From nice warm cleans through the sound of overdriven 84’s, it has a nice pick attack response when driven and can be the shining star in your pallet of tones. Sound samples are provided for multiple settings from clean to pushed, push+, overdrive and distortion. You also have the ability to hear all these settings with four different guitars to experience the tonal change from one to another. And finally, expertly recorded by Jason Sadites, utilizing no EQ or effects, you get the amp as it is meant to be, allowing you to be the final mix-master. Two micing options are provided: the ubiquitous Shure SM57 as well as a Cascade Fathead 2 ribbon mic (actually chosen over the Royer 121), enabling you to blend the combination of large beautifully encompassing full range tone with additional presence, should you need to make a track cut through the mix.
You can see and hear the Club 18 profiles in action here:
(All of the sound files below have no compression or eq added. These are the sounds as recorded directly from the profiles. A splash of small room reverb is added as part of the profile, less as an effect but more to make it sound as if it was played in a room. The only exception to this are the “Clean” profiles which have a touch of compression never exceeding 1db of gain reduction, as clean tones are usually touched with compression in the studio setting. We wanted to give the listener a good example of what you can expect from the raw profile tones both solo and in a mix. All profiles were created using software version 3.)
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