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The Story Behind TH1 � The Modeling Technology
Overloud was founded in 2006, the mad scientists constituting its
tech-core had already about ten years of experience in the field of
analog and tube emulation. In particular, our head DSP developer and
CTO Thomas Serafini worked on lots of revered plug-in products from the late 90s and early 2000s.
that experience he chose to go back to the University (he's still a
young man) in order to take further his research on analog, digital and
In that era, Thomas published the Simulanalog.org
website featuring highly regarded GUI-less guitar-oriented VST plug-ins
for PC. Once he realized that his ideas had potential for a totally new
generation of amp-modeling products he joined the other partners to
start Overloud with the main goal of being able to further develop and
refine his research full-time and in a product-oriented fashion.
than two years later, TH1 is now born and its name carries an homage to
Thomas (TH) and his relentless research for perfection in modeling and
nonetheless excellent algorithm design optimizations taking TH1 to a
Quality vs. CPU cycles level unheard of before.
The Story Behind TH1 � THe User Interface Concepts
2006 the first GUI concepts we developed for the forth-to-come-TH1 were
rather standard, maybe a bit too similar to what the competition has
still on offer now.
We quickly understood that a nice looking GUI
was not enough to fulfill our goals and had to be comparable in concept
to quality level of our models. The User Interface was the key!
while the rest of the Overloud team was busy developing BREVERB, three
of us met at a fast-food in the middle of nowhere in central Italy to
discuss about the 'guitar-thing': the mad scientist no. 1, the
bug-eating and feature-fond developer and the foolish
After a long meeting (and lots of sodas and water), some ideas were put on paper (tissues!).
To make a long story short, we ended up focusing on the main features of TH1 as you see it now: sound, ease of use, control capabilities.
Refining these three simple concepts took almost two years and we got
to admit it's an ongoing matter of discussion here, since we really
love bettering (or neglecting) our ideas, especially when these ideas
are the ones taking the user experience to a whole new level.
� TH1 has been updated to V.1.1!
� Overloud is giving away RECABINET (user customizable IR-based cabinet software)
Please read on....
Introducing TH1 version 1.1, boasting an amazing set of new features and models with improved functionality.
New Version 1.1 Features
� Two amplifiers: BassFace �59 (US) classic amp and Overloud Custom boutique-class amp;
� Amplifier adds a VariFire panel and control: a Gain-Character control for expanded distortion color control;
� Three Rack Effects: Spatial Delay, Comb Delay, Pattern Delay with 66 different patterns and up to 8 taps;
� Mixer Pro with control on Phase, Stereo Width, Sample Delay and Mono/Stereo output switch;
� Splitter with Balance/Switch capabilities and with two Crossover modes (HPF/LPF and BPF/BRF) and frequency/width controls;
� Dual IR Cabinet module allows users to load commercial or their own
cabinet Impulse Responses with balance, phase and micro-delay control
with HPF and LPF;
� Dual IR Cabinet comes preloaded with Recabinet Demo and the Experimental Cabinet collection from Wild Hades;
� Eight new Stomp Boxes: Noise Gate / Expander, Mild Flanger, Rich
Flanger, Analog Flanger, D-Reverb, D-Delay, 7-Band Graphic EQ and
5-Band Amp EQ;
Ease Of Use
� Module Presets: user and factory;
� UI: Auto-hiding Overview panel simplifies the use of TH1 on smaller monitors;
� UI Floor skinning: drag & drop or select via right-click in the
background, factory and user-picked background Floors in .png and .jpg
� Copy and paste of modules between Variations and different instances of TH1;
� Localized numeric value display when moving module parameters;
� Computer keyboard value-entry;
� Bank import and export functions;
� New Browser implementation with right-click functions for copy, paste and clear of Banks, Sounds and Variations.
� Smart MIDI Control: assign Smart Controls to any MIDI CC, Note On or Program Change with Auto-Learn Function;
� Direct Variation MIDI Control: assign any MIDI CC, Note On or Program
Change with Auto-Learn Function to the direct recall of any of the 8
Variations in the currently active Sound;
� Remote Preset MIDI Control: other than the default Program and Bank
message control, TH1 can be programmed (also via Auto-Learn) to respond
to MIDI CC, Note On and Program Changes for operations like Bank
up/down, Sound up/down, Variation up/down;
� Global MIDI Control: assign any MIDI CC, Note On or Program Change to
all Volume Pedals, Wahs, Internal BPM Tap Tempo, Tuner status, Output
Mute and Output Volume;
� MIDI: Saving of MIDI Bindings configuration presets;
� Smart: copy, swap, remove Smart Controls via drag&drop actions;
� Smart: button to swap Min and Max values;
� Smart: new Smart types, Touch (momentary switch), Stepper Up, Stepper
Down, Stepper Up/Down with up to four different user definable settings
to step through.
Improvements and Fixes
� Better Noise Gate implementation in Master Section;
� You can use left and right arrow keys in the Browser panel to scroll through Variations;
� Dedicated button to open the Smart Connections window;
� Fixes for Digidesign Pro Tools 8;
� Various automation fixes;
� Master parameters get saved with song/session and when quitting the standalone version;
� Host, Internal and Variation-based BPM for maximum flexibility.
TH1 v.1.1, a free update for registered users, is available now.
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