Neural DSP takes a vintage-voiced turn with new Tone King Imperial MKII amp sim

Neural DSP Tone King Imperial MKII
(Image credit: Neural DSP/YouTube)

Neural DSP has unveiled a new emulation of a vintage-style boutique favorite, the Tone King Imperial MKII. 

The brand can usually be found building guitar plugins for the likes of John Petrucci and Tim Henson, so the move marks a significant step outside of its usual tech-metal territory.

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Matt Parker
Features Editor,

Matt is Features Editor for Before that he spent 10 years as a freelance music journalist, interviewing artists for the likes of Total Guitar, Guitarist, Guitar World, MusicRadar,, DJ Mag and Electronic Sound. In 2020, he launched, which aims to share the ideas that make creative lifestyles more sustainable. He plays guitar, but should not be allowed near your delay pedals.