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…

FREE: NoAmp! SansAmp Clone

Back in the day, if you were after stinky, nasty guitar and bass tones there was one pedal that ruled them all: the SansAmp. If you’re after that same sound these days, check out the similarly-named ‘NoAmp!’ from Mokafix Audio. With a simple layout and a bunch of cool presets, the NoAmp! will have you…

FREE: TSE 808 v2.0 Guitar Pedal VST

If you’re going for a thick, chunky guitar tone, or if you’re looking play the blues à la Stevie Ray Vaughan, you’re going to need to an emulator of a certain famous green pedal (you know the one I’m talking about). Well here it is. With drive, volume and tone controls, and with either 2x…