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Distortion / Overdrive / Amp Plugin by Universal Audio
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Nigel by Universal Audio is a Virtual Effect Audio Plugin for macOS and Windows. It functions as a VST Plugin and an Audio Units Plugin.
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Utilizing Universal Audio's component modeling technology and intuitive design, Nigel delivers a complete pallet of guitar tones along with most effects a guitar player might need, all with minimal latency and no load on your host computer's CPU. In addition, Nigel's Preflex advanced guitar amp modeling technology goes beyond the usual pre-amp/amp/cabinet emulators. In addition to delivering a wide range of highly playable classic amp tones from the "Clean & Warm" California tube sound to more metal soaked "British" tones, countless original timbres can be realized. Preflex also offers variable morphing between any two amp presets.


  • Continuously variable morphing between different amplifier types.
  • Gate/Compressor for noise and dynamics control.
  • Phaser capable of modern and classic sounds such as those produced by the Mutron.
  • Bi-Phase, Small Stone and MXR series of phasers.
  • Mod Filter: wah, auto-wah, envelope follower, modeled after the Mutron III and popular filters.
  • Tremolo with Classic, Shimmer, VariTrem, and Fade modes.
  • Fade-in for swells and reverse tape effects.
  • Modulated Delay capable of chorus, flange and vibrato.
  • Echo Delay up to 1200ms.
  • Artifact-free smoothing on all parameters - no zipper noise.

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