If you are a metal guitarist looking for some new tones and effects, you might want to check out the PreSonus Ampire XT Metal Pack. This is an extension for the Ampire XT Native Effects plug-in, which is included in Studio One Professional 4.6 and later. The Metal Pack adds six new amp models, six new speaker cabinets, and a metal drum kit for the Impact virtual drum instrument.
The new amp models are:
Metal Clean: A crisp and clear clean tone with a touch of reverb.
High Gain: A classic high-gain distortion with a tight low end and a scooped midrange.
Angel Power: A modern metal tone with a lot of bite and presence.
Metal American: A heavy and aggressive tone inspired by American metal bands.
Metal German: A dark and brutal tone inspired by German metal bands.
Gain Horse: A wild and chaotic tone with a lot of feedback and noise.
The new speaker cabinets are:
1x12 Metal British: A small but punchy cabinet with a Celestion Vintage 30 speaker.
2x12 Metal Custom: A custom-made cabinet with two Eminence Legend speakers.
4x12 Metal American: A large and loud cabinet with four Celestion G12T-75 speakers.
4x12 Metal British: A classic cabinet with four Celestion Vintage 30 speakers.
4x10 Metal German: A unique cabinet with four Jensen C10Q speakers.
4x12 Bass British: A bass cabinet with four Eminence Delta speakers.
The metal drum kit for the Impact virtual drum instrument is a brand-new kit that features:
Kick: A 22\" x 18\" Mapex Saturn kick drum with a Remo Powerstroke 3 batter head and a Remo Ebony resonant head.
Snare: A 14\" x 6.5\" Mapex Black Panther snare drum with a Remo Coated Emperor X batter head and a Remo Hazy Ambassador resonant head.
Toms: Three Mapex Saturn toms (10\" x 8\", 12\" x 9\", and 16\" x 16\") with Remo Clear Emperor batter heads and Remo Clear Ambassador resonant heads.
Hihat: A pair of 14\" Sabian AA Metal-X hihats.
Ride: A 20\" Sabian AA Metal-X ride cymbal.
Crash: Two Sabian AA Metal-X crash cymbals (16\" and 18\").
Splash: A 10\" Sabian AA Metal-X splash cymbal.
China: An 18\" Sabian AA Metal-X china cymbal.
The PreSonus Ampire XT Metal Pack is available for $29.95 from the PreSonus Shop[^3^]. You can also use it in other DAWs that support VST3, AAX, or AU formats. If you are a fan of metal music, you might want to give this pack a try and unleash your inner metal god!
To use the PreSonus Ampire XT Metal Pack, you need to have the Ampire XT Native Effects plug-in installed in your Studio One Professional 4.6 or later. You can find the plug-in in the Effects section of the Browser. To load an amp model, drag and drop it onto an audio track or an instrument track with a guitar or bass instrument. To load a speaker cabinet, drag and drop it after the amp model. You can also use the Ampire XT interface to select different amps and cabinets from the drop-down menus.
The Ampire XT Metal Pack also comes with a pedalboard full of effects that you can use to shape your tone. You can access the pedalboard by clicking on the Pedals button on the Ampire XT interface. You can choose from overdrive, distortion, fuzz, wah, chorus, flanger, phaser, delay, reverb, and more. You can drag and drop the pedals onto the pedalboard and rearrange them as you like. You can also adjust the parameters of each pedal by clicking on it and using the knobs.
The metal drum kit for the Impact virtual drum instrument is a great addition to your metal tracks. You can find it in the Instruments section of the Browser under Impact. To load it, drag and drop it onto an instrument track. You can then use your MIDI keyboard or controller to play the drums or use the built-in patterns in Impact. You can also edit the sounds of each drum by using the Impact interface. You can adjust the volume, pan, pitch, filter, envelope, and more.