JST Tone Forge – Jason Richardson

suit up

or should we say, “pick your suit” first?

We’re very happy we got our hands on the Tone Forge – Jason Richardson plugin from Joey Sturgis Tones, the brainchild of world renown producer Joey Sturgis! With 3 selectable channels this plugin will sit nicely with the rest of your collection addressing most if not all your guitar recording needs in one awesome solution.

Just in case anyone needs a refresher, Jason Richardson is a widely acclaimed prodigal virtuoso that’s performed and toured with several international acts(All Shall Perish, Born Of Osiris, Chelsea Grin) from a young age keeping steady into his solo career today where he’s still making big strides in his own music writing, performances, and the industry as a whole. With the guitar tones created with producer Taylor Larson on Jason’s recent album “I” in mind, and Jason’s exacting standards, JST developed this amazing plugin to get these blistering tones to musicians and studios everywhere!

ready to ro…. DJENT, ok maybe rock or djent this thang here is pretty versatile

Now let’s talk about how we used it and how you can!!

As mentioned above, depending on your needs, this plugin can very well be your… final destination… for tone! The heavy rhythm brings you the crushing rhythm tones that are so popular today, the Lead channel let’s you tap into soaring tones and out of the norm, but the Clean channel, THE CLEAN CHANNEL, a simple an intuitive section where I’ve spent most of my time with this plugin. A beautiful, bright tone that does well on it’s own and sit’s perfectly when used with ambient effects such as delay and reverb, an almost instant ambient tone which is a personal favorite objective of mine. (Pair the clean channel with JST SOAR Tape Delay plugin to chart some deep ambient territory.)

Features

Three separate channels with their own EQ parameters

Three pedal-based effects: Delay, Reverb, and Lo-Fi with control over each individual effect and bypass on each

Built-in Tuner

Two Custom Cab captures

Available in VST, RTAS, AU and AAX formats in both 32 and 64 bit for Windows and Mac machines.

final note

Whether you’re recording at home, on the road, or in the studio, this plugin is definitely worth checking out and has a lot to offer! Big shout out to Joey Sturgis Tones, Taylor Larson, and of course the man himself Jason Richardson for releasing this awesome plugin! Make sure to go support his latest release. I hope this article peaked your interest and until next time fellow Gear Snobs!!

Listen to the audio clip below to hear the Clean tone paired with the JST SOAR Tape Delay plugin in action and stay tuned for more audio demos and video demo coming soon!!

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