Once upon in a time (not so long ago actually), when a guitar player or music producer wanted to incorporate a different guitar sound to their project, they had to go through a laborious ritual of putting down one guitar and picking another one. Bonus points if you didn’t have to spend a few moments tuning the guitar to suit the need of the moment.
Just thinking about those days can make one’s shoulders and fingers despondent.
And that is why digital guitar modelers are a God-send. I’m specifically talking about apps like the Peavey ReValver.
The Peavey ReValver – “Revolutionary Amp Modeling Software”, No Kidding
The face of music drastically changed when Digital Audio Workstations came on the scene. Not only have DAWs made it cheaper to create, process, and produce music, but they have refined “the sound of music” – meaning the output sound has become more crisp, richer, and more fuller bodied. The digital processing of music has enabled the elimination of noise and the ability to distort signals in ways that were previously unimaginable.
And with the Peavey ReValver, music has taken on a whole new sound. Especially guitar sounds. Yeah, I know, you probably belong to the old school band that spits when they here any mention of digital guitar simulators and everything related to digital music.
I understand where you’re coming from, all I ask is that you allow me to lead you to the future of music.
Where were we before that epic rant? Oh, yes, the Peavey ReValver.
The Peavey ReValver is a magnificent piece of software that was created to model any amp on earth – down to the smallest component (what do you expect after seeing what Peavey sound boards can do?). And with Peavey’s latest offering, the Peavey ReValver 4, amp modeling has even gotten much better thanks to the new engines that have cunning realistic tone-shaping abilities. The best part is that it can run as an AAX/VST, AU plugin or even as a “stand-alone” app. That means you can work on a project directly in the ReValver 4 without having to depend on a DAW.
However you use the Peavey ReValver 4, it will give you results you will be pleased with.
A Basic Overview of the Peavey ReValver 4
One of the most powerful things about the latest Peavey digital effects processor is its simplicity – surprisingly so. Most digital effects processors have complicated GUIs and functions that hinder your workflow instead of enhancing it, not so with the Peavey ReValver 4. The GUI is simple to understand and use, all it takes are a few clicks to sculpt your signal into the masterpiece you’re looking for.
Besides the simple GUI, the ReValver 4 has a lot of hidden talent in the form of multiple stomp boxes, rack effects, cab options, and amp heads. A lot of powerful tools in a simple piece of software. And to avoid confusion, each component looks exactly like the piece of hardware it is simulating – this is especially a bonus for the die-hard hardware fans.
Okay, all that is fair and fine, but what about the most important thing every guitar player looks for in a guitar – the sound. I know where you are going with that, and I’ll answer you right away. No, the Peavey ReValver is not at all like those other modelers that sound like a Christmas card whose battery is giving up the ghost. The Peavey ReValver sounds exactly like its physical counterparts. Especially with its new ACT.
The Peavey Revalver 4 – Helping You Get Your Act Together, With its ACT
Peavey’s ReValver 4 has a new feature called “ACT” – Audio Cloning Technology. These are modules that allow you to mold and shape the guitar sound at, wait for it, both the input and output ends of the modeling spectrum. This means at the input (pre-amp), the ACT module turns the ReValver 4 into an instrument modeler by modifying the incoming guitar signal to mimic the sound of other instruments. And at the output (after modeling), the ACT module allows you to incorporate presets that mold the signal to suit your desired output signal – even mimicking your favorite guitar rigs.
Now that’s getting your act together.
Get Your Peavey ReValver Download Today – No Need to Wait
Another innovative advancement that the Peavey ReValver 4 came with is the introduction of the Amp Store. This is a digital store that allows you to purchase new amps, stompboxes, effects, and ACT content through in-app purchases. But to start off, you can download the ReValver 4 for free. That basically means there’s no need to wait, download your Peavey ReValver 4 now.
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