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Solid Studio IR & Power Amp Simulator





 

The New Era of Mic-ing!

NUX Solid Studio was created and designed to address: limited gear availability, and the cumbersome transport reality of physical amp/speaker cabinets.

NUX is proud to introduce the new Verdugo series Solid Studio IR & Power Amp simulator, a pedal version of the most classic amp/cabinet scenarios including microphones and power amp tubes. Over many years of research, Solid Studio was specifically developed to fill the essential needs of discerning musicians and sound technicians, including the art of mic-ing instrument amplifiers on stage or in the studio. Solid Studio provides ease-of-use, reliability, versatility, and, above all, incredible audio quality.

Virtual mic-ing is achieved by choosing 1 cabinet and 1 microphone, and fine-tuning the position of the microphone using the mic position switch.  Plus, you can add the tube sound by engaging the power amp simulation. 


 

What's Inside?
Solid Studio comes with 8 speaker cabinet simulations. All the cabinet models inside the Solid Studio are sounds great as original as the way it feels.
 

 
 
And there are 8 microphone models you can combine with any cabinets. Also, you can adjust microphone position for fine tuning.

 
 
Solid Studio Power Amp Simulation produces a warm tube-like sound and you can choose one of three power tubes for your essential sound needs.

All the brand and model names mentioned on this page are Trademarks of their respective owners, which are in no way associated or affiliated with Nux Effects and Cherub Technology CO. LTD.
Jazz 120 is a registered trademark of Roland Corporation
Deluxe Reverb 112, Bassman 410 and Twin Reverb 212, is a registered trademark of Fender Musical Instruments Corporation
AC30 212 is a registered trademark of Vox Amplification Ltd
Greenback and Vintage 30 is a registered trademark of Celestion
MD421 is a registered trademark of Sennheiser Electronic GmbH & Co
SM57 and Beta 42 is a registered trademark of Shure Incorporated
U87 is a registered trademark of Georg Neumann GmbH
R121 and R122 is a registered trademark of Royer Labs
AKG C414 and AKG C3000 is a registered trademark of Harman International Industries


 
Input/Outputs
NUX Solid Studio has 6.35mm mono input with input signal level toggle switch (-10dB / +4dB). And it has 3 outputs; simulation dedicated (TRS) STEREO OUTPUT and DI OUT, and a bypass "THRU" output.


Connection Tips

Solid Studio offers a variety of connection ways and it can fit any desired spot on your signal chain to use all the cabinet/mic simulations efficient.

Gig Saver
- You can place the Solid Studio at the end of your pedal board, and you can send the simulated sound to the mixer while you can send your original signal to the amp. It's an alternate option for amp / cabinet mic-ing on stage.

 


 
Silent Connection
- Direct connection to mixer or audio interface for recording. It gives more alternative cabinet options to record your favorite amplifier sound, especially if there is no chance to use any loudspeaker.

 


Advanced Connection
- You can place the Solid Studio between the amp and the cabinet. You can send the loud signal from the amp's cabinet output to the Solid Studio, and you can send the original signal to the cabinet, simulated signal to the mixer/audio interface. 

 

WARNING
When you use the advanced connection method:
  • The amplifier's speaker output must be connected to the Solid Studio's input by a SPEAKER CABLE
  • The Solid Studio's input mode must be switched to +4 dB
  • The Solid Studio's THRU output must be connected to the speaker cabinet's input by a SPEAKER CABLE
  • The Solid Studio's output mode must be selected as SPK (SPEAKER) 
 

 
BEFORE YOU PLAY:
MAKE SURE THAT ALL THE CABLES ARE CONNECTED AND SPEAKER MODE IS SET, TO AVOID THE POSSIBLE DAMAGE TO YOUR AMPLIFIER.

 


IR file support
You can easily emulate the sound of any guitar cabinet by loading different IR (Impulse response) files to NUX Solid Studio. 

Technically, the Most Realistic IR Loader: Solid Studio

The Solid Studio’s IR resolution is 2048 samples and 46ms. Talking about numbers, IR quality can be measured with the sample resolution and it’s scaled with milliseconds. On this calculation, 1024 samples equal to 20ms capturing length and this is the common quality standard in the market right now. And one of the well-known profiler gear offers 2048 samples / 40ms length.

What makes the Solid Studio unique? It offers 46ms length which means it can perfectly read all the frequencies. Comparing the length, 20ms is already enough to capture a sound profile with an efficient result but it’s not enough to catch the lower frequencies. That’s why the high-quality gears usually provide the 40ms length - it means higher resolution and better quality.

(If you are interested to read more advanced details click here)

The highest resolution quality limit of the IR is 50ms, It is the REAL sound not realistic..

Considering all the process on the signal from your guitar to your ear, Solid Studio delivers the signal faster than blink of an eye with the greatest result. Because of Solid Studio’s high-quality processor and perfect algorithm, high quality IR gear comes with the fastest speed. As a result; signal latency from input to output is less than 1ms.

Many of the IR equipment’s signal latency is around 2ms, also each pedal on the signal chain also increases the signal path and that increases the latency too. For example, the fastest multi-effect pedal needs 2ms to deliver the sound, if you use an IR equipment with the multi-effect pedal, the latency will be 4ms and a guitar player can ~barely~ feel that. If it’s more than 5ms it’s obviously slow and it’s not able to play.

 

Faster, higher and better. Solid Studio










 

Specification

8 Speaker Cabinets
8 Microphones and 3 Mic. Positions
3 Power Amp Tubes
Master, Drive and Presence Controls (Power Amp)
Simulation Dedicated Output and DI Out
Thru Output
Thru Output Modes (Line / Speaker)
Input Level Switch (-10dB / +4dB)
USB Port for loading 3rd party IR files, software control and firmware update