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Archetype: Petrucci

Archetype: Petrucci

Classy and remarkable, just like the man himself.



Often when it comes to the most significant matters, the more you feel like saying, the less necessary it seems to say anything at all. Greatness is self-evident.

This could not be more true for John Petrucci. Being at the forefront of progressive and guitar music for decades, he has redefined what is expected of a modern guitarist.

His borderline supernatural skill and impeccable taste for writing some of the world’s most sublime music has inspired several generations of musicians to push the boundaries of what we thought possible.

Distilling what has been a remarkable career into the perfect software tool for someone as demanding as John was one of the most formidable challenges we have ever faced as a team.

It is with immense pride that we present you Archetype: Petrucci.

Pre Effects

The section provides incredible dynamic control to perfectly condition your signal for the amplifier section, including a compressor and a wah model that perfectly recreates John’s iconic wah tone.


Overdrive, Phaser/Vibe, Chorus, and Flanger offer further augmentation of your sound.


Four incredible amplifiers rigorously designed to deliver every nuance of John’s tone.


Perfect for piezo pickups, but sounds great with single coils too!


Sonorous and rich, featuring a bright switch for increased presence at lower volumes.


Thunderous and insanely versatile. The tight knob, bite switch, and bass knob all interact with the amplifier’s gain structure to dial in the perfect amount of attack or growl.


Unbelievable sustain and deep harmonic structure take your lead tone to another planet - in an amplifier that looks like a spaceship!

Cabsim + IR Loader

A comprehensive cabsim module with IRs made by Jimmy T at DTHQ. Featuring six virtual microphones that can be easily positioned around the speakers. In addition to the included IRs, this module can be used to load your own impulse responses.

Room Mics

Brand new to Archetype: Petrucci, the room mic section gives you two new microphones with an adjustable level and distance.


To perfectly supplement your practice, the metronome allows you to control time signature, accent sounds, and note values (the metronome is only available in Standalone).

Transpose & Doubler

Transpose leverages our proprietary pitch shifting technology to pitch your instrument up or down.

Doubler projects your signal to a stereo field with an adjustable spread control to give richness and depth.


The onboard 4-band semi-parametric equalizer allows for total control over frequency response. There’s one each for the clean, rhythm, and lead amps.


MIDI-controllable and perfect for performing!

Post Effects

Three rack-mounted post-effects units for all your favorite luscious, dreamy sounds.

Stereo Chorus With vintage and spatial modes for every swirly sound you could ever imagine.

Stereo Delay Featuring cross feed for unpredictable trails, crystal for elysian sparkles, and tape saturation for warm harmonic distortion.

Reverb Dark, foreboding reverb with a celestial shimmer.


No DAW? No problem! Run Archetype: Petrucci as a standalone app with no additional software required.

System requirements

Archetype: Petrucci comes in 64-bit VST / AU / AAX / Standalone.

Latest OS Compatibility for Windows & Mac, including Native Apple Silicon.

For more information about system requirements visit our support page.

Free iLok License Manager and iLok account needed.

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