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.
This purchase was a good deal, there was an introductory offer and I am satisfied; I think the thing which detracts Me, however; is this new software I have to install to make things work, Izotope used to be so user friendly. It's like they copied native instruments and I wonder if like NI they'll lose funds and ability to pay staff due to the same mistakes (like rings of fire to get VST installed).
I'm very pleased with Alkamanat, I believe the effect would be quite useful, especially in trap rap IMO. However, the arpeggios, in the demo video, perhaps the echo should be reduced in the way of effects.
It is misleading as I realize the clarity of Alkamanat is quite profound and it does not suffer from the same echos.
I use it everyday and plan a new version! enjoy! I plan a new version with a lowpass and highpass. Furthermore, it should be possible to offer more gain. This could be done by ensuring there was a careful algorithm regarding resonance. So, ultimately, that the resonance would become thin and have less effect when treble is maxed, and in turn that resonance would be more pervasive when using the bass in a negative fashion so as to act as a high pass. Such an advancement could be a real timesaver.