GA-GT2

The Tone Maker

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GA-GT2 Manual

Supported formats

AAX plugin support VST plugin supprt Audio Unit plugin support

Supported platforms (32/64 bit)

Requirements

MINIMUM SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS (MAC)

  • Intel Core CPU or Apple SIlicon M1/M2 Processor
  • 1GB of RAM
  • Mac OSX 10.9 or newer (M1 supported)
  • VST, AU or AAX compatible host (64bit)
  • Display resolution of 1280x1024 pixels or more

MINIMUM SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS (WINDOWS)

  • SSE2 compatible processor (Intel Core CPU recommended)
  • 1GB of RAM
  • Windows 7 or newer
  • VST or AAX compatible host
  • Display resolution of 1280x1024 pixels or more

Overview

Black Rooster Audio is proud to present the GA-GT2 - a versatile preamp emulation. Our newest guitar preamp sim is a must-have for every producer. It’s the fastest way to get the guitar, bass, or even vocal tone (try it) you're looking for - whether that’s a character-filled vintage tone or full-on heavy metal distortion. This versatile unit can do it all.

History

The unit which inspired the GA-GT2 quickly became a favorite among guitarists of all genres, upon being introduced in 1989. It’s been used by every guitar icon, from punk rockers to metalheads and country artists.

Due to its incredible versatility, it also became popular among bassists, and producers who use it to add warmth and saturation to drum and vocal tracks.

The sweet-sounding pedal is known for its broad array of options, along with its ability to capture a wide range of tones. It’s one of the most durable pedals on the market, which is why it’s so popular with touring musicians.

The GA-GT2 is a powerful yet lightweight plug-in, which is available in AAX, VST, and AU versions. Its powder-coated GUI was designed as 19-inch rack unit, allowing for the vertical stacking of multiple instances on top of each other, within your DAW. Enhancing your layered guitar sound has never been more fun!

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Features

Cab sim bypass

This feature allows you to bypass the cabinet circuit emulation to use in front of your favorite amp plugin, just like a regular distortion pedal.

Authentic Baxandall tone control

Treble and Bass controls modify the shelving EQ in the same way as the original unit

Phase switch

This feature allows you to invert the signal to avoid phase cancellation when using the mix knob.

Mix knob

Blend the input signal with the distorted signal to get impressive results. Great for guitar tracks, but also for vocals, drums, and bass.

Authentic circuit emulation

Our realtime component based circuit simulation approach allows for authentically capturing the sound and feel of the analog unit as close as possible. All the crucial parts have been faithfully modelled.

SSE2 and Apple Silicon optimized code

DSP operations are pipelined using the latest SSE2 and Apple Silicon instruction sets. This ensures high performance operation despite very complex computations.

Auto-adjusted oversampling for maximum audio transparency

Aliasing artifacts are efficiently attenuated using a low latency linear phase Dolph-Chebyshev polyphase design. The oversampling rate is auto adjusted to your session's sample rate to save CPU while offering the most transparent sound possible.

HighDPI / Retina support

Our user interfaces support high pixel density on both Windows and Mac OS systems to present you with the most enjoyable user experience on high DPI displays. Please refer to your manual to learn whether your DAW is HighDPI capable if you're working on Windows.

Notes & additional info

SansAmp GT2 is a product of Tech21 NYC. Black Rooster Audio's products, specifically, the GA-GT2, are developed by Black Rooster Audio, based on its own modeling techniques. Tech21 NYC has neither endorsed nor sponsored Black Rooster Audio's products in any manner, nor licensed any intellectual property for use in this product. Neither did Black Rooster Audio utilize the intellectual property of Tech21 NYC for developing or marketing the GA-GT2 Guitar Preamp Plug-In.