Setting Up GENOME for a Hybrid Rig With Your Modelling Processor, Physical Amp or Pedalboard

Setting Up GENOME for a Hybrid Rig With Your Modelling Processor, Physical Amp or Pedalboard

What is a Hybrid Rig?

A hybrid rig is any setup that combines your traditional backline - be it modelling processors, amplifiers, a pedalboard or a hardware amp sim device - and GENOME’s suite of PEDALS, TSM Amps, DynIR cabinets, 3rd-party IRs and STUDIO FX. In the setup scenarios below, we cover the main use cases in order to incorporate GENOME into your rig.

Considerations for all Hybrid Rigs

As GENOME is a plugin application, you will need to have the following studio peripherals available to create a hybrid rig:

  • An Audio Interface with suitable Line Level inputs 
  • A Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) in which GENOME can be instantiated 
  • Suitable cabling to connect your Audio Source to your Audio Interface

For real-time playback, configuring your audio settings within your DAW is paramount. Within your DAW, navigate to the Audio Preferences:

  • Here, you will need to set your buffer size and latency to as low as possible; when using GENOME if you experience pops and clicks while playing, you will need to raise this buffer / latency setting until these non-desirable artefacts are no longer audible. For guides on setting your audio preferences in all mainstream DAWs, please refer to the following articles:
    1. "Logic Pro"
    2. "Ableton Live"
    3. "Pro Tools"
    4. "Cubase"
    5. "Studio One"
    6. "GarageBand"
  • Finally, if your interface features a Zero-Latency Monitoring option, please ensure this is disabled to avoid hearing your GENOME-processed and DI signal simultaneously.

Using GENOME and your Modelling Processor

To use your modelling processor’s built-in amp simulation, ensure you have disabled the unit’s onboard cabinet emulation and use GENOME as your Post Amp signal chain to apply cabinet simulation with our DynIR Engine and additional effects with the STUDIO FX Suite.

Using GENOME with your Physical Amp Collection

GENOME can be used with your physical amp collection to provide cabinet simulation and additional effecs. For this setup, please ensure you have a suitable load box available (like the Torpedo Captor or Captor X); the line (TRS jack) or DI (XLR) output of the load box needs to be connected into your audio interface and all DSP processing of should be disabled from the loadbox where applicable. If your load box is analog and has a built-in analog speaker simulation, please disable it if possible. If you can not disable it, do not use the DynIR component in GENOME.

Using GENOME and your Physical Pedalboard

In order to configure GENOME with your physical Pedalboard, first check if the last device in your Pedalboard’s signal chain is outputting a Line or Instrument Level signal. In the instance that this is an Instrument Level signal, connect this pedal to a compatible Audio Interface and engage the Hi-Z switch to optimise the interface for instrument-level inputs. Then, once GENOME is instantiated in your DAW, you can:

  • Expand your pedalboard with our PEDAL arsenal
  • Run your GENOME PEDALS into a CODEX amp capture or a TSM Amplifier
  • Apply a DynIR or static 3rd-party IR to your post GENOME amp signal
  • Add STUDIO FX for post amp and cabinet emulation processing 

If your pedalboard features a cabinet simulation pedal (like OPUS or C.A.B M+), do not use the DynIR and the IR Loader components in GENOME.

Using GENOME and your Hardware Amp Sim

In order to configure GENOME with a hardware Amp Sim (like the ReVolt Series), simply connect the output(s) of the device to your Audio Interface’s Line Level inputs and use our raft of PEDALS, DynIR Engine, IR Loader and STUDIO FX to further refine your signal. 

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