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Duality Bass Studio

Reviewed By MJACau [all]
June 23rd, 2020
Version reviewed: 1.2.5 on Windows

For that full Darkglass like distortion to Sheehan like overdriven sounds. I like it very much.

I still like Kuassa's Cerberus for clean, But I like Duality more. So it's just taste.

I would give it 4.5 as the plugin is fairly new and getting updated still.

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Grind Machine II

Reviewed By kingozrecords [all]
May 22nd, 2020
Version reviewed: 1 on Windows

I make My own plugins and use to think of making a guitar amp sim. I make good products but I doubt I could beat the Grindmachine 2. Its cab is a bit heavy, but with everything just right; it adds a level of realism to guitar samples or sampled sampler MIDI information unlike anything else.

I've heard some negative talk about this plugin, but it seems all jibes with little substance after My own experience.

King OZ from King OZ Records.

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Reviewed By alienimplant [all]
March 11th, 2019
Version reviewed: 1.x on Mac

I dig the 60Hz boost with this plugin, another low-end secret weapon. I snagged this when it was on sale for a ridiculously low price. It has saved a couple kick drums already. It ain't my go-to EQ for most applications, but I'm glad to have it around when other solutions aren't sealing the deal.

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Multi Transient

Reviewed By Jayfinn27 [all]
December 4th, 2018
Version reviewed: 1.7 on Windows

I can't recall any other plugin that does what this one does: Multiband transient design. Period. Maybe there is, but is it good as this one? Does it also have mutiband clipping? What's the price point?

It sounds great, it's useful and unusual.

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Reviewed By Jayfinn27 [all]
December 4th, 2018
Version reviewed: 1.4 on Windows

Can't afford Fab Filter's Saturn? No problem, get XCTR. It may not be as versatile, nor have the same saturation models, but as for multiband saturation it gets you fast where you want to go with your mix.

Put it on your mixbus or instrument busses to enhance the sum. Use it as an exciter in the master bus. Use it to shape a complex vocal.

Only gripe is it crashes your DAW whenever you press the presets button. But who needs presets with a plugin such as this?

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Reviewed By Jayfinn27 [all]
December 4th, 2018
Version reviewed: 1.2 on Windows

First off, there are a couple of Audio Assault plugins missing from here.

One of them is Dirt Machine, which is essentially a suite of overdrive/distortion/fuzz pedals (amazing value, from a classic boost to an OCD, with the likes of Big Muff, Texan Pride, Soul Food, and even an not-so-shabby acoustic sim).

The other is Emperor, which along Dominator and this here Bulldozer make for Audio Assault's collection of guitar rigs.

Guitar rigs because you actually get it all inside a plugin (except a noise gate/denoiser and rack effects). From 10 bread and butter stompboxes that you can place in front of the amp or in the fx loop, a 2-channel high gain amp, and a cab section with the staple cab choices (American, British, Japanese and German), four different microphones and a user interface to position them and distance them, or the choice to load your own inputs, these three amp rigs bring very different and useful tones to the table.

While the Emperor focuses more on punchy high-mids, Dominator is more of a mid-gain amp, and this Bulldozer goes for the low-mid presence (suposedly a recreation of a certain Diezel amp). And here is where it truly shines, maybe because of the type of frequency response this amp head is amazingly versatile in tone.

I don't do metal whatsoever, I strive for getting delicate textures and tone into the productions I'm involved in, moving towards a more post-rockish, shoegazey, slowcore kind of sound. I can get specific and unique tones out of this plugin, without having to immediately reach for an eq to slice high-mid frequencies and to low-pass above 10k, and this is saying quite a bit.

I'd say in my context, Emperor would be more for scorching leads, Dominator for discerning shredding and Bulldozer for more discrete cleaner presence, although it can do almost anything the other two do.

But hey, get them all, you won't go wrong.

I have only one gripe with these amps: tweaking the reverb stomp has crashed my DAW a few times. Would be great to include a VST loader in the stomp section for loading other plugins (such as Dirt Machine). Other than that, they're great.

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Grind Machine II

Reviewed By Jayfinn27 [all]
December 4th, 2018
Version reviewed: 1.3 on Windows

I don't do metal, or any genre that might need high gain amps. I have the first Grind Machine, and must admit I seldomly if ever use it. I have several amp sims (Revalver, Amplitube, Guitar Rig, all the free amps available right now, a Line 6 Pod XT, and a Yamaha DG Stomp, you get the picture).

This amp sim is nothing short of amazing. Yes it can get heavy and shreddy (it's a high gain amp suite after all), but it can also do more 'subtle' lead tones, crunchy rhythms, cleanish slightly driven tones, and with the expansions, Hidden Gems in particular, you can even play jazz and blues with it.

A slew of high gain amps, along with several cab options and the 'tight' button make Grind Machine II an essential, versatile production tool ideal to get if you're into guitar music.

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The Punch

Reviewed By colobelporridge [all]
May 19th, 2018
Version reviewed: 1.0 on Windows

This effect is ok but i often take it off a channel to replace it with a good transient designer instead. I understand the idea behind making a one knob VST but i feel like it could do with one more knob.

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