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30-Day: 155; 7-Day: 154; Yesterday: 325
The King is a high-gain distortion pedal based on the brand-new schematic.
Our goals were to reject conservative guitar pedal controls and to implement sound design tricks and mixing approaches in the one plug-in to give the user most flexible tweaks from guitar sound perspective. Ideally, we would be happy if you needed The King and your lovely cabinet IR only to get mixed-ready guitar sound.
We thought about hi-gain guitar sound in the mix and production, but driven from schematic designs of various studio and guitar devices. So this plug-in is an accurate math model for our frankenschema. Let me introduce you his parts:
Also plug-in supports:
v1.0.0 - 2021-06-30 Initial release
v1.0.1 - 2021-07-07:
The King is a pure King of Distortion in your DAW right after YOU.
I really, really like the tone. Unfortunately, it consistently crashes or bugs out in FL Studio. When it doesn't crash outright, it screws up the mixer with an infinitely positive amplitude spike that will not subside even with a limiter placed after the effect. Hoping for an update that addresses this.Read Review
With the amount of gain it has, it works fantastically as a preamp. Stick a cab loader after it and you have a very flexible hi-gain amp. Optionally, add a power amp in between, like the Ignite TPA-1, for some added saturation and power tube character.Read Review
The initial settings don't sound great when used as an overdrive but with some tweaking this VST sounds excellent. For use as an overdrive for a VST amp you would want to lower the gain (reign) to 0, set the emphasis frequency (destiny) to the max of 2k and from there do palm mutes while lowering the knob until you find a sound you like. Or, leave it at 2k and raise the Air control at the bottom which gives some RAT vibes for a sound that will cut through any mix and invigorate muddy amps.
The lower mids are not changed with the tone switch at neutral so you just get a tighter bass response and more cutting high mids/treble without messing with the lower mids which is a sound I really like (when compared to tubescreamers for example). There are also a lot of knobs and switches to experiment with.
One thing though, I think there's a bug with the stereo processing of this plugin, it doesn't sound truly stereo and the faders also show that one side has higher volume than the other when stereo is activated, but hopefully this can be fixed. Still an easy five stars from me.Read Review