Two Notes GENOME is the developer’s complete overhaul and continuation of its still highly regarded Wall of Sound plug-in. WoS still sounds incredibly realistic for a software cab simulator and offers competent sound-shaping tools to make the most out of its virtual cabs and microphones. The time has come to make all of this bigger, better, and also more flexible. Two Notes did well with selling cabinet expansions for WoS, and it’s taking GENOME’s launch as an opportunity to try some new business models. Let’s see what else they are up to…
Two Notes GENOME
Not unlike the recently released STL Tones ControlHub, GENOME is a software platform that’s ready to host both virtual cabinets and studio effects emulations in all sorts of processing chains and configurations. Two Notes maintains GENOME is primarily targeted at guitar and bass players or producers looking to polish such tracks. But it’s a viable effects emulation platform for all sorts of audio – it’s what you make of it.
GENOME brings with it Two Notes’ next-generation DynIR cabinet emulation tech which breathes new life into the already vast library of virtual guitar & bass cabinets, studio microphones, and recording environments they have. Once again, the software is available in plug-in and standalone-formats. The developer envisions it as a post-ampsim plug-in providing IR and studio polish. It can also take the output signal from your amplifier and loadbox, or modeling processor for cab sim and processing in-the-box.
Two Notes DynIR tech
Two Notes names DynIR as ‘the pinnacle in virtual guitar and bass-cabinet technology.’ It’s a bold claim to make, considering the excellent sounds we’ve been getting from existing products, such as AmpliTube 5. Behind the claim lays the statement that each DynIR cabinet file contains the equivalent of 160,000 perfect IR captures in terms of detail and fidelity. Toss in the ability to have as many as 8 mics per cab model recording simultaneously, as well as 10,000 possible mic positions for both the front & back of the cabinet. Knowing WoS, I’m not sceptic in the slightest. I just wonder to what extent does Two Notes’ DynIR tech resemble Acustica Audio’s phenomenal-sounding, but fairly CPU-heavy dynamic convolution.
GENOME Studio FX Suite
The cutting-edge cab sim in GENOME is complemented by 25+ modules, DynIR / IR loaders, and unique workspaces. The software can host up to 8 independent channels, plus a master input channel, master output channel, optional dual-Lanes per channel for parallel processing, and mainstay mix controls. Moreover, finished and processed DynIRs can be exported for use with any software or hardware IR loader. Full MIDI Mapping and Snapshot functionality is also provided.
Price and availability data
GENOME will be available for MacOS (64-bit) & Windows (64- and 32-bit) in standalone, VST3, AU, AAX, and VST formats. It is set to launch in Beta in September 2022. Upon release, the software will be available in several configurations with prices starting at EUR/USD 30. You can already register for the GENOME Beta Testing program from the Two Notes website.
Learn more about GENOME
- Mixer view: Two Notes
- DynIR cab: Two Notes
- Studio EQ: Two Notes