Neural DSP harnesses the tonal power of Polyphia for Archetype: Tim Henson plugin

Tim Henson
(Image credit: Tim Henson / YouTube)

Several electric guitar heavyweights have launched signature Neural DSP Archetype plugins – including Gojira's Joe Duplantier, Cory Wong, Plini and Tosin Abasi – and now Polyphia's Tim Henson has added his name to that list.

Usable either with DAWs or as a standalone application, Archetype: Tim Henson boasts three built-in amplifiers: the “bright and sparkly” Acoustic – faithfully recreated from Henson's studio signal chain to enhance rich harmonics – the low-gain, two-channel, British-voiced Rhythm and the “dynamic and rich” Lead. “This one fucks,” Henson says describing the latter.

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Sam Roche

Sam was Staff Writer at from 2019 to 2023, and also created content for Total Guitar, Guitarist and Guitar Player. He has well over 15 years of guitar playing under his belt, as well as a degree in Music Technology (Mixing and Mastering). He's a metalhead through and through, but has a thorough appreciation for all genres of music. In his spare time, Sam creates point-of-view guitar lesson videos on YouTube under the name Sightline Guitar.