Best Practice When Using GENOME's Component Arsenal

Best Practice When Using GENOME's Component Arsenal

In the following support article we take a look at some top tips when structuring your RIG using GENOME’s ever expanding suite of TSM Amplifiers, CODEX Captures, DynIR Engine / IR Loader and PEDALS.


GENOME’s Noise Gate is positioned at the start of your RIG and cannot be moved in accordance with the other components in your signal chain. An important factor to bear in mind when structuring your GENOME RIG.


PEDALS can be used to front-load your amplifier components (CODEX and TSM Amplifiers) or placed between your amplifier and cabinet emulator (The DynIR Engine of IR Loader). We would suggest that any Drive / Distortion PEDAL components are used to front-load your amplifier whereas Spacial or Modulation effects are placed between your amplifier and cabinet sim. However, there are no hard and fast rules so experimentation is key!


GENOME’s STUDIO FX have been engineered to sit post your Amplifier and Cabinet RIG but can - of course - be placed in-front of your amplifier components or between your amplifier and cabinet emulator for more experimental effect usage.

  • When using GENOME’s STUDIO Compressor and STUDIO EQ components, there are two approaches that can be used:
    • The Classic approach where the equaliser is positioned first and the compressor second. In this methodology, the EQ can be used to create a tonal balance by, for example, removing unwanted frequency content in your Guitar or Bass track. The influence these frequencies can exert on your compression settings can therefore be diminished. 
    • The Reverse approach as the name suggests involves positioning your Compressor First followed by your EQ. In this instance, your processed signal pre the Compression and EQ phase should contain no problematic frequency content. In this context, once your track dynamics are where you need them, an EQ can be used to push your tone into a perfect spot in your mix.
  • When using Reverb and Delay effects, the traditional approach is to position delay first and reverb components second, however there is no hard-and-fast rule here. If you tend to gravitate towards spacious / ambient settings, this traditional method will likely garner the best results.


When using GENOME’s Amplifier Components (CODEX or the TSM Amplifiers) these feature no cabinet emulation. It is therefore important to feed these into the DynIR Engine or IR Loader in order to apply suitable cabinet emulation to your signal.


GENOME’s DynIR Engine and IR loader have been purposely designed to follow an Amplifier-processed signal, whether this is a DI from your your real world amplifier, or an amplified tone from GENOME’s TSM Amplifier arsenal or the CODEX engine.

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