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Howard Benson Guitar Plug-In Suite Debuts

Guitar tone selection based on producer’s guitar amp collection.

Nashville, TN (November 9, 2018)—STL Tones has released the STL Tonality Howard Benson Guitar Plug-In Suite, a collection of guitar tones based on the private amp collection of Grammy-nominated producer and multi-instrumentalist Howard Benson and engineer/mixer Mike Plotnikoff.

The VST/AU/AAX plug-in provides vintage overdrive, delay, and reverb effects, as well as 40 presets created by Benson, Plotnikoff and STL. The collection focuses on five amps from Benson’s collection, as well as the production duo’s personal array of cabs, mics and speakers.

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Benson, who has recorded the likes of Bon Jovi, Santana, My Chemical Romance, Daughtry, All-American Rejects and others, noted, “Mike and I first considered releasing a guitar plug-in when at one point we looked at all the hard drives and thought of all the guitar tones we had done over the years, and we thought ‘wouldn’t it be great to be able to pull up the sounds from these records?’

We were able to find all the notes—and we kept extraordinary notes, from all of our records—and inside this plug-in are those sounds. Because it took us so long to get to those sounds, when you pull up the preset of that, it’s not just some preset; it is days and hours of work between Mike and me to arrive at that sound.”

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The STL Tonality Howard Benson Guitar Plug-in Suite is compatible with all major 32- and 64-bit audio hosts, on both Mac and Windows, and is available for $129.99 from the STL online store.

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