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The King

Guitar Amp Sim and FX Modeling Plugin by Evil Sound Lab

The King has an average user rating of 4.33 from 3 reviews

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User Reviews by KVR Members for The King

Reviewed By Futuremotion [read all by] on December 8th, 2022
Version reviewed: v1.0.1 on Windows

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.

Reviewed By ErebosGR [read all by] on September 30th, 2021
Version reviewed: 1.0.1 on Windows

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.

Reviewed By Cyaoeu [read all by] on July 2nd, 2021
Version reviewed: 1.0.0 on Windows.
Last edited by Cyaoeu on 2nd July 2021.

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.

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Comments & Discussion for Evil Sound Lab The King

Discussion: Active
3 July 2021 at 9:00am

it's complicated but it works fine.

Evil Sound Lab
Evil Sound Lab
3 July 2021 at 4:45pm

Thank you for your comment!
Yep, now we are currently trying to prepare some representative manual to explain how it works and how to get desired guitar sound out of the head to the plug-in controls.

4 July 2021 at 9:19am

I would like to try it but cant: Please - make a Mac au Version of it.


Mori Frik
Mori Frik
28 July 2021 at 10:52am

this plugin crushed my daw when i tried to load it:(.

30 July 2021 at 5:37pm

Crashed the Ableton 11 during scan. Windows 11.

27 February 2023 at 6:06am

I crash as soon as I drop it into my effects chain. Same, ableton 11 and windows 11.

18 September 2021 at 4:15pm

Really the best plugin. However, there are issues such as being unable to open project files that use this plugin.(I used Google translate).

15 March 2023 at 3:35am

im kinda tech dumb i think i did something wrong during install java keeps crashing.

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