Free plugin: The Octaver OC-D2

A wicked plugin-in octave divider in the vein of an iconic pedal? Yes please. Built by one Christopher Hooker, the OC-D2 is basically an octave divider – it can generate pitch shifts to either one or two octaves below. It’s also an homage – in look and feel at the very least – to the…

Free: Metal Zone Clone from Mercuriall

I don’t know why, but whenever I hear the news that Mercuriall has released a new plugin, I just about stroke out – in a good way. Actually, I do know why I do that – their plugins are amongst the baddest-ass of any on the market. Now they’ve gone and done the unthinkable, creating…

Dimebag comes to AmpliTube

Looking for those elusive CFH Randall tones? Look no further! Those who covet Dimebag’s heavier-than-heavy guitar sound are in for a treat with the announcement that IK Multimedia is bringing the Texas rebel’s abrasive guitar sound to their AmpliTube plug-in. “The new collection features models of the exact gear used by ‘Dimebag’ Darrell Lance Abbott…

TCE’s Vintage Pedal Bundle (Launch Special)

If you’re looking to drop a little cash upgrading your stock pedal plugins, here’s a pretty good option. With chorus/flanger, boost/distortion, phaser, EQ and sustainer, the Vintage Pedal Bundle looks a lot like what a well appointed pedal board might typically look like. The spiel: “40 years ago our 5-pack of power, the SCF, Booster, Dual…

FREE: Whamdrive Pedal Sim VST

Here’s a weird one. An emulation of a Digitech Whammy pedal (made famous by the likes of Dimebag Darrell and Tom Morello). Now you can have all those screeching, plunging and just plain weird effects right on your desktop. The Whamdrive is, essentially, a pitch-shifter, but differs from others that you might have come across…

FREE: TSE B.O.D v2.0 VST

TSE Audio make great stuff, and the new B.O.D. VST is no exception. An emulator of a famous bass processing pedal, the B.O.D. will give you a storming bass tone right out of the box. All the expected features—level, low, high— but the real juice of this pedal is in the drive. A big, fat,…