Tamla Head
by AcmeBarGig
5.0 / 5     (2 votes)
Tamla Head is a classic hybrid guitar amp head designed to play Funk.

Tamla Head is inspired by Motown Records The Funk Brothers (who, if you don't know the name, you would have undoubtedly heard play on a record as they are arguably one of the most important bands, session or otherwise, in music history). AcmeBarGig could not find any reference to the amps these guys used - it turns out they didn't tend to record with an amp, they went direct into the board. Tamla Head is a model of what those guitars would sound like into sound boards of that period (the Sixties). AcmeBarGig added an extra gain section just to make sure that Tamla was good for other uses as well. But it is, for the most part, true to its Motown roots.
Gwugluud Barcher Nov 25 2018
(5 / 5)
Nov 25 2018
5 stars just for the concept of an amp sim which simulates a 60s mixer desk, lol. Indeed, it doesn't sound like a guitar amp, but it's not supposed to. I have so many VSTs, paid and free, it's hard to get around to doing heavy experimenting with any one of them. Damn adulting... Anyway, I did dial in a really good "Helter Skelter"/"Communication Breakdown" end-of-the-world git sound with this just to see how it would do. I did "cheat" and engaged the fuzz, heh! I'm going to use it as a mixer channel, although I might get distracted by my Waves channel sims...but I'll make it a point. I suspect it would excel as a colored analog-sounding mixer channel.
I tried Jul 25 2018
(5 / 5)
Jul 25 2018
Works for me. Low CPU, plenty of warmth and edge.