"For live use, where the amplifier being Dl'd has a non-emulated line output, the CabDryVR has a lot to offer, not least the ability to add interest in stereo by running two different emulations simultaneously."
The DigiTech CabDryVR enables guitarists and bassists to effortlessly bring their favourite cabs to any stage or studio, and customise new cab sounds to explore untapped sonic possibilities. Whether used for tracking demos, recording complete albums or performing live, CabDryVR delivers the same great performance. It is reviewed in the new issue of Sound On Sound magazine.
"The emulations are of popular US and UK cabinets, and these include 2x12-, 4x12- and even 1 x8-inch models for guitar (oddly, there's no 1 x 12) and a selection of 15-, 18-, 4x10- and 8x10-inch cabinets for bass. So the cabinets on offer cover a lot of tonal ground, and while it's impossible to confirm with certainty which amps/cabs were used (differences in mic choices and placement prevent that), I can vouch for their musicality. The size control moves the resonances in the response and performs a useful role in helping tune the cabinet to the task in hand."
"Yet, it does have its own unique voice, which sounds good - it could be used to give the line output of your recording combo a whole new set of voices or, in place of EQ, to process the output from your pedals to produce a workable sound when the amplifier is absent from the signal chain (since most guitar amps lean towards boosting the mids and highs rather than offering a flat response)."
The full review can be found in the December 2017 issue of Sound On Sound magazine on sale now. The DigiTech CabDryVR is also available now priced at £129 RRP inc VAT.
DigiTech by HARMAN is distributed in the UK and ROI by Sound Technology Ltd. For more information please call 01462 480000 or visit www.soundtech.co.uk/digitech