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Home Recording – Sonic Maximizer

One of my favorite VST commercial plug-ins for recording guitar is the BBE Sonic Maximizer.  This plug-in emulates the actual BBE Sonic Maximizer hardware.  It adds a lot of meat and more punch to your recorded guitar tone.  I will use it a lot if I am quickly recording some ideas for riffs.  If my tone is weak during the recording (which it probably is because I just want to get the musical idea down) I will use this plug in to beef it up. You can also use it in real time if you have a properly set up computer with no latency.

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The Sonic Maximizer Stomp Box.  This guy can add a lot of tone to your current set up.  A buddy of mine used one with his Peavey 5150 head because at the time his Tubes were 17 years old!  It did the trick though.

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This nifty effect is also available as a rack mount unit.

Hey!  It’s good enough for Scott Ian from Anthrax!  So it has to be cool!

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  • Published 05/2/08

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