Audiority Heavy Pedal updated to v2.0 - The Swedish Chainsaw - VST2/VST3/AU/AAX

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KVRAF
4184 posts since 15 Nov, 2006 from Hell

Post Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:15 am

just a note, because it's not immediately obvious to many people: if you are gain staging properly, then to use an overdrive pedal with a virtual amp, you have to do it in two stages. first, you set up your inputs in a way that preserve the input signal the best - so, not too loud (least amount of THD) and not too quiet (least amount of noise). the conventional way to do it is with a VU meter.

the second stage is doing to the virtual amp what happens when you drive it with an overdrive pedal - the "overdriving" part is hitting the amp harder by means of raised output volume on the pedal. since you can't really raise the output volume on the pedal itself (because that way you'd be overdriving your interface's input, not the amp), you have to do it the other way and raise input level for your amp simulator. only then you'll get a similar experience of overdriving a virtual amp from a real pedal.
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KVRAF
7287 posts since 1 Aug, 2003

Post Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:50 pm

@Raksha, vurt, Burillo:
Thank you very much for clarifying.
(And here I was thinking guitar is as simple as "bend the string like
reent-toont-teent-toont-teent-toont-teenooneenoonee
" ;))

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KVRian

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1009 posts since 15 Nov, 2005 from Italy

Post Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:12 am

What I noticed, there are some amp simulators that seems to clip any signal going too hot BEFORE sending it in their processing chain... which is, IMHO, a great issue if you want to properly gain stage with boosters and overdrive/distortion pedals. More recent simulations, anyway, seems to deal with that pretty properly.. but other suites are surprisingly behaving that way.

My 2 cents
Luca

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KVRian

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1009 posts since 15 Nov, 2005 from Italy

Post Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:54 am

Heavy Pedal scored 5+/5 on Honest Amp Sim Reviews. Check it out here: https://honestampsimreviews.com/2019/06 ... avy-pedal/

Cheers,
Luca

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KVRAF
1639 posts since 3 Aug, 2017 from San Diego, CA

Post Wed Jun 19, 2019 4:07 pm

Audiority wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:54 am
Heavy Pedal scored 5+/5 on Honest Amp Sim Reviews. Check it out here: https://honestampsimreviews.com/2019/06 ... avy-pedal/

Cheers,
Luca
Cheers to a perfect review! :party:

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KVRAF
1639 posts since 3 Aug, 2017 from San Diego, CA

Post Wed Jun 19, 2019 4:08 pm

cptgone wrote:
Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:50 pm
@Raksha, vurt, Burillo:
Thank you very much for clarifying.
(And here I was thinking guitar is as simple as "bend the string like
reent-toont-teent-toont-teent-toont-teenooneenoonee
" ;))
Well, that's certainly PART of the equation. :clap:

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KVRian

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1009 posts since 15 Nov, 2005 from Italy

Post Fri Nov 15, 2019 10:17 am

Heavy Pedal updated to v1.1
- NEW: Mac OSX Catalina support
- NEW: Notifications system
- FIX: Edit command visible to end user
- FIX: Wrong VST3 category

To update download and install the demo version from the product page or from your User Area account.

Cheers,
Luca

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KVRAF
1665 posts since 4 May, 2012

Post Mon Jul 06, 2020 1:28 pm

This pedal kills on bass. Looking forward to trying it on guitar.

Plenty more tones in here than just the chainsaw. Perfect for doom or if you want distortion that spits and splutters. Disgustingly good.

Latest version working fine with FL Studio and Reaper.

KVRian
941 posts since 26 Apr, 2019 from Netherlands

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KVRian

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1009 posts since 15 Nov, 2005 from Italy

Post Fri Apr 09, 2021 5:21 am

Hey Lotuz, you anticipated me! :D
Today, 6pm (CET), we'll release mkII version of Heavy Pedal. There are a lot of changes that will be listed later.
This new version can be installed side by side with the previous version so it won't break your previous projects.
Oh, almost forgot: that's a free update for existing Heavy Pedal users.
See you later guys!

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KVRian

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1009 posts since 15 Nov, 2005 from Italy

Post Fri Apr 09, 2021 7:49 am

Heavy Pedal updated to v2.0 (mkII)
– NEW: Updated Framework
– NEW: Universal 2 Binary for Apple Silicon Macs
– NEW: Revamped GUI
– NEW: Corner Resizer (bottom right corner of the UI)
– NEW: New circuit models
– FIX: Silence triggered randomly in some configurations
– FIX: Footer labels now show parameter values when using mouse wheel
– CHANGE: HQ is now global (per session)
– BREAKING CHANGE: Improved non-linear models
– BREAKING CHANGE: New Noise Gate

To update download the installers from the updates page or from your User Area account.

Cheers,
Luca

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KVRAF
7287 posts since 1 Aug, 2003

Post Sat Apr 10, 2021 7:00 am

Audiority wrote:
Fri Apr 09, 2021 5:21 am
a free update for existing Heavy Pedal users.
How very kind, thank you!

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