Sample Settings

Here are some configurations to help you quickly find a particular sound from our compressors and RevivalDRIVE pedals. The Urei 1176, which our compressors are based on, have been used by engineers for decades so we’ve researched how this compressor has been used in the past as well as asking engineers for their favourite settings themselves.

We spent countless hours dissecting and analysing vintage non-master-volume valve amplifiers when developing the RevivalDRIVE. These settings reflect the topology of each amp’s design which we’ve linked these to classic recordings to reflect these legendary amplifier tones.

Using these settings as a jumping-off point, let your ears guide you toward the tone which best suits your needs.

Please note: the RE-AMP EQ controls should be set to match the connected amplifier. Set OUTPUT to match the bypassed level or as a boost for solos.

RevivalDRIVE sample settings Bluesbreaker & Manic Depression

LH channel: Clapton’s Beano Album

Dimed Marshall 1962 ‘Bluesbreaker’ 30W combo.

RH channel: Manic Depression

Jimi’s Marshall of choice, the JMT45/100. Try placing a
fuzz and wah in front or roll down your guitar’s volume for a classic late-sixties clean tone.

RevivalDRIVE sample settings Tumbling Dice & Sultans of Swing

LH channel: Tumbling Dice

A loose, growling, nasal Tweed Twin tone a la Keef.

RH channel: Sultans of Swing

Knopfler used a Twin Reverb on this sizzling track. Note how the Blackface Twin employs a silicon rectifier, more efficient power caps & tighter bass.

RevivalDRIVE sample settings Champions & Alright Now

LH channel: We Are The Champions

AC30-style: brilliantly bright & harmonically-rich. The lack of negative feedback even gives softly played notes a distorted-edge.

RH channel: Alright Now

Kossoff’s 100W Marshall Plexi is, for many, THE sound of classic rock

RevivalDRIVE sample settings Blue Sky & Dickie

LH channel: Blue Sky

My favourite Duane Allman tone, replicated using a ’61 Brown Super.

RH channel: Ramblin’ Man

How Dickie Betts set his 100W Marshall Super Lead. Paired with some JBL speakers, this will provide a satisfying sparkle with a clean low-end.

RevivalDRIVE sample settings Blue Sky & Dickie

LH channel: Parallel rig

Mix DRY & O.D. for a strong note attack fading to rich harmonics.

RH channel: Paranoid

Laney Supergroup tones reminiscent of Black Sabbath. Kick in the RevivalDRIVE’s mid boost during solos to replicate Toni Iommi’s Dallas Rangemaster.

RevivalDRIVE template

Print off and make note of your favourite knob and switch settings.

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CUSTOM panel template

Print off and make note of your favourite EQ2 settings.

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Percussive & Lively

A slow attack time allows the compressor to accentuate the initial transient of any given note. Fast release allows the compressor to fully recover between notes, so that every phrase and chord will take on a percussive quality. Low ratio keeps compression artifacts/distortion to a minimum.

Dynamic Control

A fast attack time allows the compressor to catch transients early on. A slow release time stops the compressor from pumping, making gain reduction much more stable. Compression is natural sounding and playing dynamics are balanced between melody and chordal passages.

Country Pickin’

Fairly slow attack to get that audible “pluck”. Fast release allows the compressor to recover quickly, in order to respond fully to every note played. The high ratio setting allows for maximum squash. Dig in with your pick and the compressor will respond in a rewarding way!

Percussive & Lively

A slow attack time allows the compressor to accentuate the initial transient of any given note. Fast release allows the compressor to fully recover between notes, so that every phrase and chord will take on a percussive quality. Low ratio keeps compression artifacts/distortion to a minimum.

Dynamic Control

A fast attack time allows the compressor to catch transients early on. A slow release time stops the compressor from pumping, making gain reduction much more stable. Compression is natural sounding and playing dynamics are balanced between melody and chordal passages.

Parallel Compression

A best of both worlds approach! Blend compressed and dry signals for increased sensitivity & sustain yet with a full sense of dynamic integrity. For players who want a fattened tone but without having the life compressed out of their carefully crafted dynamic playing style.

Percussive, Lively & Fat

A slow attack time allows the compressor to accentuate the initial
transient of any given note. Fast release allows the compressor to fully recover between notes, so that every phrase and chord will take on a percussive quality.  Low ratio keeps compression artifacts/distortion to a minimum. High HPF results in fattened low bass frequencies.

Dynamic Control

Medium attack time allows the compressor to catch transients early on without becoming too aggressive. Medium release time stops the compressor from pumping. Compression is natural and levels are balanced between various techniques. Medium HPF setting results in honest translation of low string player dynamics

Parallel Compression

A best of both worlds approach! Blend compressed and dry signals for increased sensitivity & sustain yet with a full sense of dynamic integrity. For players who want a sensitive feel without having the life compressed out of their carefully crafted dynamic playing style. HPF is disabled for equal compression across all strings

Conventional Compression

Here we have the blend dial set anti-clockwise for a single stage of compression. Basically the same signal path as our Cali76 pedal. Great as a general guitar compressor, to smooth out dynamics and make your guitar feel a little more sensitive and alive. Ultra versatile.

Dual Stage Compression/Limiting

Classic SlideRIG dual-chained compression. Little Feat tone! Your guitar will be ultra sensitive and sustain will be vast. As you turn up the In dial, compression & sensitivity will increase, as will pickup induced noise. This must be taken into consideration, especially in a live scenario.

Parallel Compression

A best of both worlds approach! Blend compressed and dry signals for increased sensitivity & sustain yet with a full sense of dynamic integrity. For players who want a fattened tone but without having the life compressed out of their carefully crafted dynamic playing style.

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Conventional Compression

Here we have the blend dial set anti-clockwise for a single stage of compression. Basically the same signal path as our Cali76 pedal. Great as a general guitar compressor, to smooth out dynamics and make your guitar feel a little more sensitive and alive. Ultra versatile.

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Dual Stage Compression/Limiting

Classic SlideRIG dual-chained compression. Little Feat tone! Your guitar will be ultra sensitive and sustain will be vast. As you turn up the In dial, compression & sensitivity will increase, as will pickup induced noise. This must be taken into consideration, especially in a live scenario.

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Medium Compression

A best of both worlds approach! Blend Cali76 and SlideRIG signals for increased sensitivity & sustain yet with more of a sense of dynamic integrity. For players who want a fattened tone but with less “squish”.

Simon’s Favourite Setting For Soloing

Input: 3 o’clock with humbuckers, fully cranked with single coils

Ratio: Fully Counter-Clockwise with humbuckers, halfway up with single coils

Output: to taste, without overdriving the input of the amp

Simon’s Favourite Setting For Rhythm

Input: 9 o’clock with humbuckers, 10 o’clock with single coils

Ratio: Fully Counter-Clockwise with humbuckers, halfway up with single coils

Output: To taste, without overdriving the input of the amp

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Subtle Compression

Medium attack time allows the compressor to catch transients early on without becoming too aggressive. Medium release time stops the compressor from pumping. Compression is natural and levels are balanced between various techniques.  Compression is natural sounding and playing dynamics are balanced between melody and chordal passages.

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Percussive Compression

A slow attack time allows the compressor to accentuate the initial transient of any given note. Fast release allows the compressor to fully recover between notes, so that every phrase and chord will take on a percussive quality. Low ratio keeps compression artifacts/distortion to a minimum.

Spongy Compression

The compressor will kick in right at the start of each note giving making the compression effect very noticeable. Great for evening-out dynamics when soloing.