New in SONAR X2 Essential and Studio: Scorching guitar tones with TH2 SONAR from OVERLOUD

SONAR X2 Essential and Studio users rejoice. Now you can get awesome guitar tones from clean and spanky to crushing metal with the new TH2 SONAR amp modeling plugin by Overloud! 

Included in SONAR X2 Essential and Studio versions, TH2 SONAR contains ten different amps, nine cabinets and three mics oozing with killer tone. No matter what sound you’re looking for, TH2 SONAR delivers in spades.

Let’s take a look at the amps included:

The TH2 Amp contains eight amps modeled after some of the most classic sought after amps:

Rock 900 (UK)



Darkface 65


Bassface ’59

Rock ’64

Overloud Custom

This amp also includes SLR technology that allows you to choose different amps for the “A” and “B” sides and blend the two via crossfader for awesome combinations.

THD UniValve

 This authorized modeling of the THD Univalve® Single-Ended Class A amplifier is a tonehound’s dream and great for clean, blues and rock tones full of warm tube goodness!

Randall T2

Rounding out the amp selections is a metalhead’s dream, the authorized modeling of the Randall® T2 head. This model produces an extremely powerful, punishing tone, powered by the “Valve-Dynamic®” technology.

Now let’s take a look at the cabinets included:

 4×12 Vintage (UK)
2×12 Top30 (UK)
4×12 England (UK)
2×12 OB Darkface ’65 (US)
4×12 Modern (US)
4×12 HeaVy51 (US)
4×12 Green (UK)
4×10 OB Tweed ’59 (US)
4×12 Green (UK)

As an awesome bonus, users can load in impulse responses to add infinite numbers of cabinets to the collection. Impulse responses from convolution reverb plugins like Perfect Space can also be loaded to a cabinet for some really creative one of a kind sounds too!

TH2 SONAR’s mic modeling goes above and beyond with full 3D movement of the mic “A” and “B” positions, a rear mic position and a 45 deg angle positioning. For mic “A” and “B” there are three models:

AustriaGold414 (Condenser)

California121 (Ribbon)

American57 (Dynamic)

You can blend the signal of the four mics via the handy mic mixer and even invert the phase on the “A” or “B” mic for limitless tonal possibilities.

Next in the signal path is the Splitter with select-able frequency crossover mode. This can be used to send the signal to two more amps, cabinets or combination with the ability to send only the desired frequencies via the crossover.

The last piece of the chain is the TH2 Mixer Pro which allows you to mix the signal from the Splitter with options for phase, delay, width, panning and level of the two final signals. There is a crossfader for mixing the two signals and a switch for mono or stereo output.

As if all this tone wasn’t enough, there are also MIDI controllable Smart Controls that can be assigned to control your most used parameters giving you the ability to get “hands on” with the amps AND a handy tuner thrown in for good measure!

Stay tuned for Part 2, which discusses the additional stompboxes and rack effects available in Overloud TH2 Producer (SONAR X2 Producer).

Cakewalk is also offering upgrades to the full version of TH2. SONAR X2 Essential & Studio customers who upgrade to the Full Version of TH2 will get an additional 20 amp models, 20 cabinets, 15 microphones, plus 70 stomp boxes, pedals and rack effects.

Learn more about SONAR X2 and buy it today!