Heptode has released a pair of free guitar pedal VSTs for Windows, Deep Crunch and Heavy Tone:
HEPTODE offers free download of VST plugins that simulates DEEP CRUNCH and HEAVY TONE pedals. The audio sample rate should be at least 44.1kHz for best quality. The Heptode VST plugins are configured with a single mono input and a single mono output.
It is still difficult to simulate the whole behavior of analog components (analog pedals are still alive!). The virtual pedals are therefore not perfect, and do not intend to replace the real pedals. Quality also depends on external components such as the audio card or the computer itself.
Download the free guitar pedal effect VSTs at the Heptode site.
This is a preview of Sentient FX’s upcoming Monolith – an application that turns your guitar into a Moog synthesizer.
Here’s what they have to say about Monolith:
Our guitar synthesisers do not use MIDI to achieve their tones. We feel that the MIDI protocol is too crude to deliver the full range of guitar players’ nuances, rendering performances sterile and lacklustre. Pitch informaion is derived directly using “Literal Nuance Interpretation” which values “feel” above all else.
Somebody once said of conventional MIDI guitars, “it feels like the guitar is playing you, not you playing the guitar”. We aim to put you back in control..
You can use palm muting, harmonics, ebows, sustainiacs and whammy bars with this technology. You don’t have to close old doors to open new ones here.
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