Overloud Mark Studio 1, virtual Markbass amp effect for Windows and Mac
Fortunately for those of us longing for that definable bass sound in our ITB In-the-box mixes, Overloud has collaborated with their countrymen — bringing us their prolific Mark Studio 2 amp simulation plug-in. Mark Studio 2 bests its forbearer, Mark Studio 1, by upping the anti from three amp heads and six cabinets to six amps and nine cabinets, respectively. A selection of six modelled close mics is on hand, as is a satisfying virtual midi-controllable pedal board layout. Also included in the booty are a couple of front room microphones. Polishing off the kit is a built-in precision tuner with optional output mute.
Overloud Mark Studio 2 review
The current cream of the virtual bass amp crop, Mark Studio 2 is awesome. Pros Great choice of amp flavours. Sounds excellent. Vastly improved preset system. Simple but effective mic placement. Flexible pedal board. Cons Would benefit from global input and output levels.
Balancing signals not always intuitive. Italian manufacturer Markbass produces an impressive range of bass heads, combos and cabinets, including the user-configurable modular MoMark system. Overloud’s original Mark Studio plug-in, designed in collaboration with Markbass, included three amps, six cabinets and a compressor. You get six heads including the aforementioned MoMark , nine cabinets and seven microphone options. Rounding things off is a tuner with pitch scale, note readout and amplifier mute option.
Finally, MIDI controllers can be assigned to the five pedals, as well as the amp master output level. Each of the original amps being emulated has its own particular feature set, and Mark Studio 2 includes them all. The context-sensitive help system is very useful here, particularly in deciphering some of the less obvious controls and confirming the signal flow see boxout. Bass in the place In use, we found the MoMark great for a tight, punchy studio sound with a scooped middle, and the RA and Little Mark good for clean, punchy sounds.
The Classic produces a bright, retro P-Bass tone, while the TA gives up a powerful sound enhanced by the tube compression. The ‘biggest’ sounding amp here is the TTE, which is well suited to slightly more gritty rock bass sounds.
The cabinets influence the overall tone, adding depth to the direct amplifier sound, but it’s a subtle rather than radical modification. For the most part, the same is true for the mics, our favourites being the rounded Condenser 47 and darker Ribbon For more colour, the Dynamic 57 delivers a very pointy, ‘bass light’ sound.
The option to blend in some of the post-pedal pre-amp head sound at the output is definitely welcome, as is the additional ‘rear’ mic. The Tweeter and Ultra options offer further high- and low-frequency enhancement respectively, and, finally, the pedal section is on hand or, rather, foot to throw in some more traditional effects flavours – we particularly like the chorus. Mark Studio 2 certainly has the ability to make weedy bass sounds fat, rich and eminently mix-ready.
It would benefit from global input and output levels, and at times balancing the various elements of the signal isn’t entirely self-explanatory, but in terms of sound alone, this is probably our favourite bass amp plug-in to date. The best of MusicRadar in your inbox Don’t miss the latest deals, news, reviews, features and tutorials No spam, we promise. You can unsubscribe at any time and we’ll never share your details without your permission.
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Overloud Mark Studio 2 (ESD); bass amp plugin; 6 meticulous simulation of the Markbass amp models TA, R, Classic , TTE, Little Mark Tube and . The Mark Studio 1 plugin is not just for bassists, but also for sound engineers, producers, songwriters, From Mark Studio 1 is managed by OVERLOUD. The Mark Studio 2 plugin has been designed to faithfully simulate the sound of Markbass amplification in any DAW application or live situation.
Mark Studio 1
The current cream of the virtual bass amp crop, Mark Studio 2 is awesome. Pros Great choice of amp flavours. Sounds excellent.
Any parameter can be automated in the plugin version The popular TA amp head helps to smooth out your sound with a high-quality onboard tube compressor, featuring a JJ Electronics ECC81 tube. Tone-wise, your sound is warmed up by the tube even when the compressor is off.
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Overloud Mark Studio 2 Review – Amp Modelling Specialized For Bass | Reviewer’s Revival. Overloud Mark Studio 2 (ESD); bass amp plugin; 6 meticulous simulation of the Markbass amp models TA, R, Classic , TTE, Little Mark Tube and . What’s the smallest, most powerful bass amp in the world? The Mark Studio 2! This exciting software gives you 6 Markbass heads, 9 Markbass cabinets and a.