The New Era of Mic-ing!
NUX Solid Studio was created and designed to address: limited gear
availability, and the cumbersome transport reality of physical
NUX is proud to introduce the new Verdugo series Solid Studio IR &
Power Amp simulator, a pedal version of the most classic amp/cabinet
scenarios including microphones and power amp tubes. Over many years
of research, Solid Studio was specifically developed to fill the
essential needs of discerning musicians and sound technicians,
including the art of mic-ing instrument amplifiers on stage or in
the studio. Solid Studio provides ease-of-use, reliability,
versatility, and, above all, incredible audio quality.
Virtual mic-ing is achieved by choosing 1 cabinet and 1 microphone,
and fine-tuning the position of the microphone using the mic
position switch. Plus, you can add the tube sound by engaging the
power amp simulation.
Solid Studio comes with 8 speaker cabinet simulations. All the cabinet models
inside the Solid Studio are sounds great as original as the way it feels.
And there are 8 microphone models you can combine with any cabinets. Also, you
can adjust microphone position for fine tuning.
Solid Studio Power Amp Simulation produces a warm tube-like sound and you can
choose one of three power tubes for your essential sound needs.
NUX Solid Studio has 6.35mm mono input with input signal level toggle switch
(-10dB / +4dB). And it has 3 outputs; simulation dedicated (TRS) STEREO OUTPUT
and DI OUT, and a bypass "THRU" output.
Solid Studio offers a variety of connection ways and it can fit any desired spot
on your signal chain to use all the cabinet/mic simulations efficient.
- You can place the Solid Studio at the end of your pedal board, and you can
send the simulated sound to the mixer while you can send your original signal to
the amp. It's an alternate option for amp / cabinet mic-ing on stage.
- Direct connection to mixer or audio interface for recording. It gives more
alternative cabinet options to record your favorite amplifier sound, especially
if there is no chance to use any loudspeaker.
- You can place the Solid Studio between the amp and the cabinet. You can send
the loud signal from the amp's cabinet output to the Solid Studio, and you can
send the original signal to the cabinet, simulated signal to the mixer/audio
When you use the advanced connection method:
The amplifier's speaker output must be connected to the Solid Studio's input by
a SPEAKER CABLE
The Solid Studio's input mode must be switched to +4 dB
The Solid Studio's THRU output must be connected to the speaker cabinet's input
by a SPEAKER CABLE
The Solid Studio's output mode must be selected as SPK (SPEAKER)
IR file support
You can easily emulate the sound of any guitar cabinet by loading different IR
(Impulse response) files to NUX Solid Studio.
Technically, the Most Realistic IR Loader: Solid Studio
The Solid Studio’s IR resolution is 2048 samples and 46ms. Talking about
numbers, IR quality can be measured with the sample resolution and it’s scaled
with milliseconds. On this calculation, 1024 samples equal to 20ms capturing
length and this is the common quality standard in the market right now. And one
of the well-known profiler gear offers 2048 samples / 40ms length.
What makes the Solid Studio unique? It offers 46ms length which means it can
perfectly read all the frequencies. Comparing the length, 20ms is already enough
to capture a sound profile with an efficient result but it’s not enough to catch
the lower frequencies. That’s why the high-quality gears usually provide the
40ms length - it means higher resolution and better quality.
(If you are interested to read more advanced details click here)
The highest resolution quality limit of the IR is 50ms, It is the REAL sound not
Considering all the process on the signal from your guitar to your ear, Solid
Studio delivers the signal faster than blink of an eye with the greatest result.
Because of Solid Studio’s high-quality processor and perfect algorithm, high
quality IR gear comes with the fastest speed. As a result; signal latency from
input to output is less than 1ms.
Many of the IR equipment’s signal latency is around 2ms, also each pedal on the
signal chain also increases the signal path and that increases the latency too.
For example, the fastest multi-effect pedal needs 2ms to deliver the sound, if
you use an IR equipment with the multi-effect pedal, the latency will be 4ms and
a guitar player can ~barely~ feel that. If it’s more than 5ms it’s obviously
slow and it’s not able to play.
You can capture any speaker's profile easily with Solid Studio. Create your own
IR file and save it.
First, make all the connections (you can see the picture below)
- Adjust the microphone position and connect to the Mic Preamp
- Mic Preamp Output to Solid Studio Input
- Solid Studio Output to Power Amp in / Return
Now follow these steps;
- Push and hold both footswitches on Solid Studio and plug in the power cable.
Solid Studio will start running in IR capturing mode
- Select the save position on Solid Studio, you can dial up any preset you want.
Choose a speaker cabinet, mic position and a microphone (and please note it).
This will be your preset recall position as long as you keep the file here. 8
Speaker Cabinets x 3 Microphone positions x 8 Microphones = 192 dial up
- Press CAB/MIC footswitch ~ and it will capture the profile. Usually it takes
couple of seconds, just wait until the LED's stops blinking.
Your very own Impulse Response file is ready to rock!
8 Speaker Cabinets
8 Microphones and 3 Mic. Positions
3 Power Amp Tubes
Master, Drive and Presence Controls (Power Amp)
Simulation Dedicated Output and DI Out
Thru Output Modes (Line / Speaker)
Input Level Switch (-10dB / +4dB)
USB Port for loading 3rd party IR files, software control and firmware update