THALL! (Humanity’s Last Breath and Vildhjarta inspired tones)


Sound like Humanity’s Last Breath and Vildhjarta with this brutal thall preset for the Neural DSP Quad Cortex.

Part of what makes the thall sound so distinctive is the brutal chunky chords, the low drop tunings and a djent like the quality of the sound that leverages pitch shifting to change the tuning of the strings. This preset uses heavy EQ techniques to enhance specific frequencies for a quality thall sound. The DI (guitar input) and post amp sound have been EQ’d; you might have to tweak to suit your guitar/pickups.

Something to understand about this preset is that it will require tweaking. The Thall sound is similar to djent in some ways; the mids are heavily boosted, the bass is dialled back, and there isn’t as much gain being used as you think, thanks to the overdrive pedal.

Long story short, this preset will require tweaking depending on your guitar and pickups, so don’t expect a plug and play preset. The basics of the EQ and overall sound are there. I recorded using two different guitars with different pickups to give you a good sense of the sound.

Use this plugin in scene mode to experience the pitching shifting modes.

  • Scene A overdriven with no pitch shifting
  • Scene B overdriven pitches down 2 octaves
  • Scene C overdriven pitches down 4 octaves
  • Scene D clean delayed tone

Using scenes allows you to pitch shift if you don’t own an expression pedal.

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.

Hi-gain tone (recorded on an Ibanez RG8 8 string guitar)

I don’t know how to play any Vildhjarta or Humanity’s Last Breath style riffs, so excuse the terrible playing.

Clean tone (recorded on a Fender Telecaster)

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.


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