British audio company Audient has teamed up with leading US cab simulation pioneers, Two notes audio engineering to launch Sono, claimed to be the world’s the world’s first amp modelling interface for guitarists.
Combining Audient’s award-winning analogue and digital conversion recording technology with speaker-cab simulation from Two notes, Sono is a valve guitar pre-amp featuring an onboard 12AX7 analogue valve and 3-band tone control, alongside Two notes’ Torpedo power amp modelling and cab simulation, Audient says Sono provides countless tonal options for guitarists, whether they’re recording, practising or gigging.
‘With Two notes, the creative possibilities are endless and you can really start dialling in the tones your hear in your head,’ says Audient’s marketing manager, Andy Allen. ‘Choose from a wide range of guitar and bass cab models based on classics such as the Marshall 4×12, Fender 2×12 or Ampeg Fridge, with more tones downloadable from Torpedo Remote if needed. You can even customise everything from the room type, microphone model and placement too, and once you’re happy with your sound, you can store your favourite presets on board Sono and play them in standalone mode at any time – without the need for a computer.’
Offering what is said to be near zero latency, Sono shouldn’t get in the way of creativity. Monitor mix allows blending between the guitar input signal and DAW playback, ensuring delay-free recording, playback and monitoring, enabling the artist to stay in the creative zone with none of the latency problems guitarists get when tracking with software.
Guillaume Pille, Two notes owner, says: ‘Audient interfaces have long been in our list of benchmark products used to try out our plugins and hardware units. Today, the whole Two notes team is very excited to present what we think is the perfect interface, not only for the guitarist and bassist, but also for any musician who wants to bring colour into his recordings.’
Sono will be available in the first quarter of 2019 and will have a UK RRP of £419.99