What’s Neural Modeling?
Neural modeling in the context of guitar equipment refers to the use of artificial neural networks to create digital versions of analog amplifiers and effect pedals. By training a neural network on the responses of various amplifier circuits and effect pedal designs to different input signals, it is possible to create a model that accurately simulates the behavior of the original hardware.
This technique can be applied to a wide range of guitar amplifiers and effect pedals, including distortion pedals, overdrive pedals, and fuzz pedals, among others. The resulting digital models can be used in digital audio workstations (DAWs), as standalone software plugins or within your MOD Dwarf to create authentic guitar tones that replicate the sound and tone of the original hardware.
Neural modeling has become increasingly popular in the music industry, as it allows for the creation of high-quality digital versions of classic guitar AMPs that can be used in recordings or live performances. It also provides greater flexibility and control over the sound of the guitar, as digital amplifiers and effect pedals can be easily adjusted and modified to suit the musician’s preferences.
What does it sound like?
Available products with the technology
This technology is getting increasingly popular and used within the music and guitar tech industry. Here are some products that make use of Neural Modeling and AI:
A new emerging open-source plugin that you can use embedded in your MOD Dwarf, as VST in your DAW, or standalone as a desktop version.
AIDA-X is normalizing the use AI in the world of guitar amps through tools that allow users to train their own models.
Neural amp modeler is an open source project that’s a plugin that runs AI models. NAM is also normalizing the use AI in the world of guitar amps through tools that allow users to train their own models.
Try it now!
Check our AIDA-X announcement page OR try the plugin online here!
Also, here’s a video showing how to use AIDA-X on your MOD Dwarf:
Want to make your own models?
Want to deploy your gear into the MOD Dwarf?
Here’s our comprehensive Neural Modeling Guide: where you can learn how to capture your gear (Amps, pedals…) and train AI Models to simulate it!
Want to learn more?
Check our forum where everyone shares their trained models and training tips at:
Neural Modeling Overview
Guide: Capturing a Guitar Amplifier
Guide: AIDA-X Training with Colab