Despite the ongoing debate about newer metal subgenres; djent, sludge, doom, stoner, black, death, etc. We should be thankful that the metal music we hear these days are progressing, there are many people embracing specific ‘mood’, sound, or rhythms, then infuse them into their created music.
Somehow, many kind of post-metal one-man music projects are the major market for our own Amplifikation Creme and Amplifikation One, or to be extreme, Cerberus Bass Amp (used for guitars instead) for extra low tone. So we hope this article can inspire many of you who are looking for a simple guitar sound design using Guitar Amp Simulator, more specifically, Amplifikation Creme users who endeavour to find fresh indie talent in this genre, or expand their reference horizon.
According to Wikipedia, post-metal is a mixture between the genres of post-rock, heavy metal, and shoegazing. Mostly, post-metal set-up includes two guitars, a bass guitar, synthesizers, a drum kit and sometime a vocalist, though many post-metal acts are instrumental. The overall sound is generally very bass-heavy, with guitars often being down-tuned to B or lower. But sometimes post- metal can be build based on digital machine or even using inside software Digital Audio Workstation. This breakthrough caused new genres to explore from ambient, drone until post-industrial.
Though there were a few people that criticize to this genre as many elements similar to other genres, doom metal, progressive metal, sludge metal, and stoner metal. As matter of face post-metal songs tend to ‘evolve’ to a crescendo or climax (or multiple ones within a song), building upon a repeated theme or chord shift. Post-metal itself was invented by Isis’s frontman Aaron Turner, “the standard song format of verse-chorus-verse-chorus is something that has been done and redone, and it seems pointless to adhere to that structure when there are so many other avenues to explore”
To create a specific tone for post-metal from your guitar you must be very required a great set up pedal board and a good guitar amps. You have to spend a lot money to it. But it’d be different if you’re not using hardware, as in this case, what if you’re using a guitar amps simulator?
As it is can be formed by instrumentalist, recently this kind of genre evolves among bedroom musician. Showcasing and distributing their music via social medias and net distribution platforms. There’s many of lesser-known, bright talents in this area that you can found on soundcloud, youtube, or preferably: Bandcamp with it’s easy categorization using the “post-metal’ tag.
In this genre, tone are not confined to be ‘classic’ or ‘vintage sounding’ or Fender like, Marshall like, or anything; to create your own custom tone, the limitation are endless in the software world. Try to combine different Amplifikation Amp with different Amplifikation Cab, try to use Cerberus Cabinet for larger sounding, or tailor your own head amp using Kuassa Amplifikation One’s custom amp 19 tonestack and 4 poweramp options.
Hailing from Christmas Island, NavireCreux a one-man show project initiated to create a post-metal band based on a home project. Alex Ante, the man behind NavireCreux admitted that the gear he using was a combination of guitar amps simulator Amplifikation One’s head amp, routed to Amplifikation Creme for the cabs, and EQ’ed with EVE-AT1. The result? “This is one of the most satisfying tones” he said. We also received a positive comment due to the preset combination of guitar amps simulator that seized on Kuassa products from the industrial/metal/soundtrack duo The Boris Karloff Syndrome. Consisted of former guitarist of Switzerland’s Celtic Frost and Coroner; Oliver Amberg and vocalist Natalie Pereira Dos Santos (ex-Envinya). Oliver programmed and produced this epic piece singlehandedly with many guitar amp simulator on all of the guitar tracks. He said that, “The whole album is – with a few exceptions – produced in the box. Creme gives me a really great sound that cuts through the soundwalls. It’s easy to use and very stable. The setting possibilities are great. KUASSA is now a part of my recordingchain. Really love your amp!“
Now, why don’t you try to create your own guitar amps simulator combination by using Kuassa Amplifikation?
The Metal Monster. The creme de la creme of modern High-gain guitar amp
Available for VST / VST3 / AU / AAX / Standalone$39
A collection of the best guitar amp simulator plugins, with an addition of the versatile 'Custom' amp, 5 Distortion Pedal FXs, and Quad IR Loader.
Available for VST / AU$49