Joe Satriani used one plugin for all the guitar tones on his new album – and it wasn't his signature AmpliTube collection

Joe Satriani
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Along with his Ibanez guitars, Joe Satriani’s modern-day sound is most often associated with his Marshall stacks – a guitar amp that has become the bedrock of both his studio and onstage tones.

For his latest studio effort, however, the shred legend flipped the script, and instead took the opportunity to use a piece of gear he claimed “goes against everything I’ve spent my whole career developing”.

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer,

Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.