The Hidden Gem Collection
With a ‘no-holds-barred’ approach to capture, The Hidden Gem collection is a sure-fire hit within the Two notes community, offering a premium microphone collection, exquisite preamps & converters, and of course, Michael injecting his own personal flavour into the capture process. Cabinets within the Hidden Gem Collection include:
- Alien White ’86 – The original spec as previously owned by Steve Vai, loaded with original Celestion V30 speakers and used extensively on the road with David Lee Roth, not to mention his own solo material. From 1986 – 1993, this cab was a mainstay on the “Eat ‘Em and Smile”, “SkyScraper” and “Sex and Religion” tours.
- Alien Black ’87 – The same cabinet, this time loaded with the speakers more common at the time – the G12H 30W – the sound that defined guitar tone in the 80’s and a fitting precursor to the legendary V30.
- Alien Green ’93 – An exclusive insight into the mind of Michael himself: the same legendary cabinet, this time outfitted with 20W UK Celestion Greenbacks, his personal favorite era of Greenbacks, giving a truly unique slant on this iconic cab.
This trio of cabinets have been meticulously captured with 8 industry standard microphones: Blue® Dragonﬂy, Shure® Unidyne III 545, Heil Sound® PR30, Sennheiser® MD409, Shure® SM57, Coles Electroacoustics® 4038, Beyerdynamic® M160 and Royer® R-121 – all through vintage API® 7600 channel strips with 212L preamps, into Apogee® Symphony converters. As you would expect, everything is connected via premium Mogami® cables, at Michael’s Ninja Tracks studio, Los Angeles.
‘Michael has truly unearthed an absolute treasure with the Hidden Gem Collection and I am elated to see this DynIR collection available exclusively within the Two notes ecosystem.
With his best-selling original pack reaching legendary status within theTwo notes library, adding these cabs, with the history they have, furthers Two notes DynIR mission statement: empower guitarists of all walks with unrivalled, uncompromising and legendary tone. – Guillaume Pille – Two notes CEO .
The Hidden Gem cab pack is the culmination of my journey to create a virtual cabinet that I would use in any circumstance. It captures all of the glorious magic from the original cab, and allows me to bring it with me into my DAW and onto my pedalboard. I worked hard to meticulously capture every nuance of this legendary cabinet, and from the first time I played through it, I thought, “Oh… that’s it!!!
Michael Neilsen – Big Hairy Guitars
The Hidden Gem DynIR virtual cabinets are compatible with all DynaIR-enabled Torpedo hardware (including Captor X, C.A.B. M+ and digital legacy products), 3rd party Torpedo embedded devices and the Torpedo Wall of Sound v4 audio plug-in (Mac/PC).
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