I have sold full TH-U a year ago but content of this pack is very tempting for me so I have decided to try it.
At first the negatives:
- I have to say I'm really disappointed from the embedded IR loader. I have tried every switch there and even with para EQ after it (LP filter) it sounds way different (worse) from the NadIR which I use as my main loader. I have tried IRs from several sources (Seacow, OH, YorkAudio) with the same bad result. So for the usage of reverb or delay I would need another instance of TH-U. No big issue thanks to the light CPU consumption but it is not as straightforward as it could be.
- Zero free presets for the Rig Player. I thought the Overloud has something prepared for trying their flagship item - just for taste how it works. Pity.
- Embedded cabs. No surprise for me that's why I prefer external IR
List of my positives is fortunately longer:
+ Satisfaction Fuzz - generally I hate sound of fuzz but this one is something different
+ Analog boost - it reminds me a treble booster and it can help a lot
+ Amps - every type in the pack is at least usable, I really like Rock 59, Rock 64 and Top15. And with mentioned fuzz or booster I'm able to get very saturated and tasty sound I like.
+ Looper - appreciate count-in and quantization. I would like to use it for re-amping purposes (as first VST in FX chain). It is easier and faster for me than record riff into the track at first
So for $50 (JRR with GROUP code) I could get 3 nice and 3 usable amps, fuzz+booster, easy-to-use looper and the Rig Player for future enhancement.
Now I have to make a deal with my annoying inner voice ... "STOP! You already have everything you need for playing at home! Why do you want to purchase another amp sim?"