Virtual Guitarist IRON features three guitar-typical on-board effects. They provide
for a greater sonic palette and allow you to create presets that sound perfect “out of the box” – because often you need that little reverb or delay for a particular sound.
The onboard effects are not meant to replace dedicated plug-in or outboard
effect processors, and we encourage you to route Virtual Guitarist IRON into
external plugins or outboard gear if you need more advanced tweaking options.
The Delay effect in Virtual Guitarist IRON offers five different, guitar-optimized stereo delay presets from 32th to 4th note resolution, as well as a mix control (left knob). From Slapback echoes (32th setting) to rhythmic duplication using the longer resolutions – subtle delay adds width and ambience to Virtual Guitarist IRON without adding too much wash to the mix.
Adds a guitar-optimized Chorus effect. As you turn the knob, the chorus will go from a subtle slow flanging to a fast, deep, almost ensemble-style effect. Try the Chorus particularly for adding depth to cleaner or crunchy rhythms. Be careful not to overdo it – there’s just a fine line between a nicely animated guitar rhythm and a sticky mush of 80s kitsch.
Virtual Guitarist IRON onboard reverb is – deliberately - not a high-end cathedral simulation. It is a so-called spring reverb (because in actual guitar amps metallic springs create the reverberation) and has a nicely percussive and open character to it that’s just perfect for guitar sounds. Turn up the knob for more reverb level.
The Volume knob adjusts the master output volume of Virtual Guitarist IRON. Levels inside Virtual Guitarist IRON are usually auto-adjusted, so you will never have to level-compensate for Doubling or switching amps, but you may want to use this control to adjust the gain of Virtual Guitarist IRON before sending it into subsequent audio processors or effect devices.