Monuments (Monuments inspired tone)


As far as modern metal sounds go, Djent would have to be one of the most sought after styles. Known for its quaky/squeaky/chikka-chikka type sound, djent has proven it is more than just hype, it is here to stay. In this preset for the Quad Cortex, we present to you one of the most tweaked and hands-on presets we have ever designed.

This bad boy has two noise suppressors, a compressor, an overdrive pedal, three separate EQ’s. If you after that scratchy and super-gated sound from Monuments and other bands such as Periphery, this preset does pretty much all of the work for you.

There is a disclaimer at the bottom (like all of our presets), but for this preset, I want to reiterate something. You will need to make adjustments depending on your guitar, especially your pickups. Please also know that this gated sound requires a strong picking hand and control over your guitar. Make sure you are muting your strings effectively and you’re picking hard. John Browne of Monuments is a notoriously hard picker and he down picks a lot of his stuff James Hetfield style.

Demo #1

Recorded on a PRS SVN 7 string guitar with Alpha and Omega pickups.

Demo #2

Recorded on a Fender Telecaster 6 string with stock pickups in the bridge position.

Disclaimer: Like most presets, don’t expect a plug and play experience. Depending on your guitar, pickups, strings and playing, this preset might sound different after purchase. Where possible, we will assist all customers with tweaking their presets to get their desired tone. All of the demos that you hear of these presets are not mastered; they have not been mixed in any way and are not double-tracked. All demos are single-tracked guitars. For clone presets especially, what you hear in the song is a result of layered tracks, production and other studio additions to get that sound, the guitars themselves in the mix sound different.

Important: After placing your order, please allow upwards of 24 hours for your presets to be made available. Due to how the Neural DSP Cortex Cloud currently works, you will need to befriend our profile, and presets will be shared with you. Make sure you add the user “Beggars” on Cortex Cloud.


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