The Neunaber Iconoclast is a speaker simulator pedal designed to give you fantastic impulse responses so that you can record or play live without the hassle of taking a speaker cabinet or even an amp!
You can plug the Iconoclast directly into a speak system, PA or recording interface and can expect a great mic'd up guitar sound and with the studio-quality noisegate, you're going to be getting a clean signal.
It's been designed to sound great with any drive pedal or preamp pedal that you put in front of it. Instead of having an amp head with preamp and poweramp into a speaker, you're cutting out the amp and using a drive pedal instead, and cutting out the speaker cabinet and using the Iconoclast instead.
Why would I need one?
The Iconoclast makes playing live a breeze, because it's small enough to fit onto a pedalboard. So, you can turn up with guitar and pedalboard and you're ready to go. And with Stereo inputs, you can still get those massive delay and reverb sounds!
It's also got a headphone output enabling you to practice with your full setup at home.
Easy to use
This pedal is powered by 9v or 12v and goes at the end of your signal chain. It's that simple. But if you want a bit more control over the sound, you can adjust the EQ parameters to refine the response.
Here's what Neunaber say about the Iconoclast
Iconoclast shapes your tone as a speaker cabinet would and outputs directly to headphones, powered speakers, a mixer or recording interface. When paired with the drive pedal or preamp of your choice, Iconoclast delivers consistent amp tone at any volume—and in virtually any setting—often without needing to bring 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
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 dirty signal chain. 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).