Iconoclast Speaker Emulator
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Iconoclast captures the dynamic response of a guitar speaker cabinet yet outputs directly to headphones, powered speakers, a mixer or recording interface. When paired with Neuron or the preamp of your choice, Iconoclast delivers consistent tone at any volume—and in virtually any setting—without needing anything more than your pedal board.
Intuitive controls make it easy to dial in a wide range of tones on-the-fly, whether or not you know anything about how different speaker cabs sound. The Low, Mid and High controls work pretty much like they appear. It doesn't need to get any more complicated than this.
For you tone nerds, however, there's a lot more going on under the hood:
- Low adjusts the virtual cabinet type and size
- Mid captures the speaker’s dynamic interaction with the amplifier
- High shifts the frequency cut off, reproducing a wide range of speaker types
Iconoclast advances the state-of-the-art in guitar cabinet emulation by eschewing IRs (impulse responses), which are static and cannot be adjusted in real time. Iconoclast uses proprietary filters that parameterize the speaker cabinet response, allowing you to easily and intuitively dial in the sound you’ve been looking for. In addition to capturing both the reactive and resonant components of the speaker load response, Iconoclast emulates the dynamic response of a heated, hard-driven speaker. And it's ultra-low latency (315 microseconds) preserves your rig’s feel.
On top of this, Iconoclast Software for Windows/Mac lets you dig deep into the inner workings, visualize how your tone is being shaped, and change the response to your heart's content. The software also adds a mono-compatible stereo enhancer for your listening pleasure.
Iconoclast was designed to be the only thing you need after your pedal board or preamp, so we also added a studio-quality noise gate to clean up your signal. Flexible ins & outs may be used mono or stereo, and the outputs can be used balanced or unbalanced. Or just plug in your headphones—with its built-in headphone amp, Iconoclast can handle that too.
At only 4.6” × 2.8” (116 mm × 68 mm), Iconoclast can fit almost anywhere and is powered by your existing 9V or 12V pedal board power supply (not included).