Overdrive (Blues Breaker): Cerberus Overdrive sound is a tribute to the 70’s Little Wing / Hendrix playing-style. The technology is only about 10 years ago but it quickly became one of the most-preferred overdrive sounds on the market. The Overdrive Channel simply takes your guitar tone to the next level without adding mid-frequencies or any other unwanted characteristics inherent in “Tube Screamer Style” circuits, and provides a transparent overdrive sound. Any pedal can sound amazing but when you create an effect chain, harmonizing the sound is critical for maximum efficiency.
Distortion (Brown Anger): If you prefer high gain distortion with a Classic British flavor, rich bass responses, thick mid-frequencies and a balanced treble response, Cerberus Distortion will soon become one of your all-time-favorite sounds. We’ve also considered compatibility in respect to the Overdrive and Distortion channels. Whether you use distortion standalone or combine with overdrive, when you hit your distortion switch, you’ll feel the classic JCM touch on your sound.
Drive section has analog circuitry with digital control parameters and it remains analog (AD/DA converter starts from the MOD FX section).
Tremolo: Cerberus Tremolo creates authentic vintage tremolo guitar sounds and it is an easy-to-use compact effect but it offers wide parameters for precise effect tailoring.
Phaser: It's warm, organic, and rarely harsh and burnt-orange phaser. From simple and warm, to tuneful character melodic?
Sleepy psychedelic swirl, with rich high-end harmonics, Cerberus's Phaser is a joy to use.
U-vibe: For guitarists who really dig the swirling vibes sound-- especially in "vintage" mode, Cerberus’s U-Vibe offers a massive swirl, that's true, it's more than “feeling the U-Vibe” sound, you can jump on it. We made sure our U-Vibe effect included the classic favorites, and Cerberus has them ready
Chorus (CE - Analog, SC - Digital, ST - Modern)
CE Chorus: This chorus type is from early years of Chorus effect. There is no any other vintage sound without an analog chorus touch.
SC Chorus: SC Chorus adds a dreamy chorus sound and creates an ambient guitar tone. That's another alternative chorus if you like a digital touch and to create and ensemble chorus effect.
ST Chorus: This is the most common chorus effect. From clean arpeggios or strumming and fat-drive power chords to sparkling distortion killer solos, Cerberus ST Chorus fills in the gaps to complete your sound.
Delay (60's, 70's and 80's)
60's Delay (Tape Delay) 55ms - 550ms: Tape delay effects that never get old. We picked a heavy-lift tape echo and shrunk it to add one of the delay modes in Cerberus. In 60’s Delay mode you can create aged over-saturated repeats -- the way tape does!
70's Delay (BBD) 40ms - 400ms: This mode can handle all or your performance needs if you prefer to use analog-style repeats. It has a decreased modulation so you feel really the popular analog-like BBD sound repeats.
80's Delay (Digital Delay) 80ms - 800ms: 80’s Delay sounds fantastic is super easy to use. Its simplicity makes it the best mode if you are already using modulation effects, and all you want are crystal clear repeats.
All of the Delay effects provide an original sound and each one has its own delay speed range. When TAP TEMPO is activated, the Time Knob controls the repeat quantize and TAP TEMPO delay range is 125ms - 1500ms for all delay types. And while you tweak the Time Knob, it still allows you to have the original delay time range to emerge infinite feedback, run-away/oscillation as physical tape echo and BBD delay.
Reverb (Plate, Hall and Spring)
Plate Reverb: Plate reverb helps you to have the touch of reverb. If you are in need of a deep ambiance, long decay parameters will give you the deepest but also versatile and organic reverb sound.
Hall Reverb: It offers the spacious feeling of a well-architected performance hall with natural reflections in a studio quality reverb effect.
Spring Reverb: Based on a tank sound, get the warmth and richness of a vintage reverb unit with Cerberus's Spring Reverb function.
Impulse Response (IR) Loader
Cerberus has stereo outputs: one is a dedicated Output with speaker simulation for direct connection to the mixer or your audio interface. When using both Outputs, you can activate or deactivate by pressing the Speaker Cab Sim button. This comes in handy when running 2 amps. The headphone output is cabin simulated and ready-to-play. It can run any 3rd party IR files as well.
Features and Requirements of Cerberus's IR loader:
Built-in IR: High-Quality 4x12 Closed Back Cabinet
44.1kHz Sampling Rate, 24-Bit
Max Resolution: 512 Samples
Nux factory cabs and 3rd party IR files can be loaded to Cerberus via Cerberus Editor software (check the support page)
For the real IR experience, you can use the NUX PA-50 Personal Monitor (not included). The second channel is Full-Range Flat-Response input, you will get the real sound characteristic when you use the speaker cabinet simulation.
4 Cable Method Connection
You can connect your all-time-favorite gear to Cerberus by placing it between analog and digital sections. You can use any combination of amps or pedals you desire.
An integrated loop switcher, kill dry function, 0 to 20dB volume boost and an accurate tuner into a simple-to-use floor unit. Great tone, ultimate flexibility, easy control, and extreme portability make Cerberus ideal for all players. It also has an additional foot control switch for the selected functions of your choice and you can also connect an expression pedal while it becomes a volume control option before the digital section.
Control switch can be assigned as Reverb, Mod FX, Drive Section Bypass or Clean Boost (0dB - 20dB)
MIDI Implement / Global Settings
When you're using any kind of MIDI-compatible pedals and stomp boxes, they are extremely handy when paired with a rack processors or even a guitar effects software. Cerberus provides full MIDI implementations that you can use and combine with any MIDI-supported gear.
Cerberus Software V5
With the Cerberus Software V5* you can edit your presets and save, also you can customize the controllers.
What's coming with the firmware version 5 and the software;
- Shimmer effect
- New user interface allows you to control all the parameters quickly
- You can export your presets all at once or any of them by your choice
- Global TAP TEMPO ~ When you activate it, modulation effects will be synchronized with the adjusted TAP TEMPO speed
*Please update the Cerberus firmware version V5 to use the new software. Version 3 is not supported.
Important: You cannot import V3 preset files to V5, please use the parameter sheet (on the support section) and write your important settings.
One of the most magical guitar effect Shimmer is now available for Cerberus.
When you update your Cerberus' firmware to V5 ~ you can click the Reverb pedal on the signal chain section and replace with the Shimmer effect. And you can adjust Shimmer effect MIX and SHIMMER parameters on the software or/and Reverb LEVEL and DECAY knobs on Cerberus.
Improved External Control
Now you can connect any universal footswitch to EXPRESSION PEDAL input (single or double) and control these functions; Analog Boost, TAP TEMPO, Mod FX (Tremolo, Phaser and U-Vibe only) and Reverb.
Improved IR Control on Cerberus Software V5
With the new software, you can adjust the each IR preset volume. And you can save each preset with a different IR file.
Preset memory：32 banks x 4 presets
Latency：Ultra-low Latency (In to Out 0.68 - 2.04ms)
Tuner：Built-in precise tuner
AD/DA Converter：Drive section remains analog
Kill Dry Function：Yes
Speaker Cabinet Simulation： IR Loader
MIDI Support： Full MIDI Implements
Expression Pedal： It becomes a volume control before the digital section
Boost：0dB - 20dB Clean Boost
Control Switch: Assign as a Clean Booster, Drive Section Bypass, Mod FX Control, Delay/Reverb Control
Display：3-digital 7 segment LED
Processing accuracy：88.2kHz/32Bit THD+N