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,…

FREE: SoftAmp GT Overdrive Pedal Sim

SoftAmp GT is a sim of “a well-known analog guitar amplifier simulator stomp-box”. “The prototype is a solid state circuit that uses op-amps to saturate the signal and moderate filtering to shape the tone throughout the signal path. The speaker simulation is achieved by a steep low-pass filter as well as some middle-frequency manipulation to resemble different…

FREE: TS-999 VST Overdrive Pedal Sim

More awesomeness here from the righteous bros (and chicks, I suppose, don’t write in) at Ignite Amps. If you’re anything like me, you’re a raging metal monster who knows no limits. Therefore, you’ve probably been on the lookout for a Tubescreamer clone that can provide even more oomph to the front end of your amp.…

FREE: Dirty Octave Fuzz VST

Everyone loves a good octave fuzz pedal, but if you’re looking for Hendrixy, Crosstown Trafficy tones, best look elsewhere. The Dirty Octave Fuzz VST (from DaMyfx) is a ratty-sounding, nasty piece of work. I loved it. I put it in the middle of a big chain—2 x tube screamers, Octave Fuzz, then cranked amp— and…

FREE: CharBooster Overdrive Pedal Sim

When you think of booster pedals, most of us think of a certain green beast produced by Ibanez. *cough* It would be foolish to think that the Tubescreamer is the be all and end of booster pedals. I mean surely there are myriad ways of increasing the volume of a signal going into an amp,…

FREE: Face Bender VST

It may not be the most attractive interface I’ve ever seen, but by gum does this bad-boy pack a wallop. The Face Bender VST (from Distorque) is an emulation of a Tone Bender and Fuzz Face. (Disclaimer: I’ve never tried the original of either of those pedals). While the Fuzz Face option leaves me a…

FREE: Plusdistortion v1.0 MXR Distortion+ Clone VST

The Plusdistortion from Distorque is a bad-ass little emulation of the classic MXR Distortion+. Like the original the front interface is as stripped back as you get, with nothing more than an output knob, distortion knob and an on/off switch. But here the Plusdistortion parts company with its inspiration. Click the ‘tweak’ icon on the…