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Top 7+ Pedals VST Plugins 2022

We have created for you a rating of the Best 7 Pedals VST Plugins as the most downloaded and according to the excellent reviews of musicians

VST list navigation:

  1. Electrum
  2. The Overseer
  3. The Shredder
  4. The Driver
  5. AmpLion 2 Rock Essentials
  6. MultiDrive Pedal Pro
  7. The Bluesman

1. Electrum

 
Electrum
 

Electrum is the all-in-one single-screen guitar solution. The last amplifier and pedalboard your guitar will ever need.

It matches any guitar style or technique. Rhythm guitar or solo. From jazz to modern metal. Achieve perfect sound for any electric guitar quickly and easily with all options available within a single window.

MAIN FEATURES

  • Original amplifier (not just another attempt to simulate a Marshall – takes the best of all amps out there)
  • Realistic dynamic response – just like a real thing
  • EQ Matching!
  • Input level analysis – easy setup
  • One screen solution – easy to navigate, quick workflow
  • Dual GUI – choose if you like 3D or flat view
  • 5 amps/300 cabinets settings
  • Intelligent PolyTuner

Everything at your finger-tips

Ergonomy means efficiency. Most (even great sounding) guitar software products on the market suffer from the lack of the mentioned above. Don’t dive deep into menus, don’t look for hidden options. Electrum has every option in one screen to provide you with the fastest way from your idea to the perfect sound.

Smart input setting

Hit Analyse Input Level button and hit the strings of your guitar as hard as you intend to play. Electrum will set up the input level automatically to find the perfect sweet spot to match your signal’s strength with the particular processors’ ideal working point. Perfect gain-staging and volume balance helps to get the most out of Electrum.

Sound like your heroes

EQ Matching is Electrum’s secret weapon. Make your guitar sound similar to the tracks that are already out there and you admire. Just load your favourite guitar performances into your track and loop-play them to analyze. Then analyze your guitar sound and let Electrum do the automatic match with incredible accuracy.

All amps in one

Any guitar, any style. Electrum provides five guitar amps of different levels of gain and distortion. They share common controls for quick and easy setup with no confusion. We analyzed the most profound amps on the market and created Electrum with these in mind. But we also added several perks, which let you create an amp that is truly yours.

300+ cabinets

Electrum’s unique guitar cab simulation brings 16 types of cabinet simulations combined with 21 alterations, over 300 models. Then it lets you add resonances and ambience. And it’s no simple IR set, our cabinet produces a great natural sound no IRs can provide.

The best of all Distortions

Are you into rock and metal? Distortion pedals give clarity to the low end and gets you some further drive you need. Electrum provides 3 of then and these again share the common controls for perfect user experience and fast workflow.

Double-tracking made simple

Until now you probably used the classic double-tracking techniques for most guitar parts. So you know how difficult and time consuming it is to record the same thing twice with exactly the same feel and timing. Not anymore. Enable our doubler, record once and you are good to go.

Reverb

A great reverb is essential, especially for great guitar solos. Electrum provides the best of the best. Hall, Room, Plate, Cathedral, Shimmer, Ethereal… You name it. 18 high-end reverb algorithms. They all feature all necessary controls including high and low damping, ducking for the clarity of the guitar performance and much more.

Advanced PolyTuner

Your performance will never be out of tune unless you really want it. Electrum’s super-fast responding and super-accurate poly-tuner is based on advanced spectral analysis. Strike all your strings at once to see which one is out of tune. Or do it one by one with incredible accuracy.

Multi-Modulation

The Modulation section usually includes several stomp-boxes. We decided to merge them into one to let you blend unique effects. Chorus, flanger, phaser, tremolo, sweeper and any combination. How about a sweerus or trenger?

Delay? Just a delay?

Flexible double-tap delay with sync, modulation, saturation… What more would you expect from a guitar delay pedal?

Magic EQ

A simple 7 bands EQ pedal with HP and LP filters would do the job for most guitar tones. But Electrum’s equalizer goes further. Long-time experience and the passion for the perfect tone helped us discover the magic guitar frequency (X) which will give your guitar tone something extra. You need to hear that!

Unnatural order = Freedom

Electrum’s lets you easily reorder the modules it provides if you want to be extra creative. Perhaps you’d like the reverb heavily amped and then sent to a flanger? Maybe you’d like to try the distortion pedal after the amp? Maybe it is impossible with hardware, but certainly not for Electrum!

Tons of presets

A lot of producers and professional guitarists were involved in creating the presets for Electrum. Not only you have the global presets that give you the perfect start but each section (each effect) can load and save its presets, too. Everything for a great workflow, so that you can play your guitar instead of clicking your mouse.

Choose your GUI style

Some people like 3D graphics better, some prefer flat design. Electrum provides both. You may choose which GUI suits your more and switch between 3D and 2D any time. The graphic style has NO effect on the sound nor the CPU load.

Intelligent sleep on silence

This plugin intelligently detects whether it makes sense to perform processing at all. And if not, it temporarily turns on sleep mode. In such a state, it requires virtually no CPU at all saves the computing sources for other processes.


2. The Overseer

 
The Overseer
 

The Overseer is an analog modeled simulation of the vintage *Marshall® Guv’nor™, overdrive stompbox introduced in the 80s to replicate the drive tone of the Plexi™ and JCM800™ amps.

The Guv’nor has been in production from ‘88 to ‘91 and it was the first “amp in a box” series of pedals that Marshall released during the ‘90s.

Furthermore, we added new exciting mods to the original circuit for more tonal possibilities!

THE OVERSEER SPECIFICATIONS

  • Gain, Bass, Mid, Treble and Level controls
  • Pre and Post effect gain
  • Mix control
  • Noise Gate
  • 5 different pedal circuits
  • Resizable interface

3. The Shredder

 
The Shredder
 

The Shredder is an analog modelled simulation of the vintage *Marshall® Shredmaster™, overdrive stompbox introduced in the 90s to provide the high gain distortion of a tube amplifier.

The Shredmaster has been introduced in the ‘91, along with the Bluesbreaker and the Drivemaster, as part of their “amp in a box” series.

Furthermore, we added new exciting mods to the original circuit for more tonal possibilities!

THE SHREDDER SPECIFICATIONS

  • Gain, Tone and Level controls
  • Pre and Post effect gain
  • Mix control
  • Noise Gate
  • 3 different pedal circuits
  • Resizable interface

4. The Driver

 
The Driver
 

The Driver is an analog modelled simulation of the vintage *Marshall® Drivemaster™, overdrive stompbox introduced in the 90s to replicate the drive tone of the JCM800™ amp.

The Drivemaster has been introduced in the ‘91, along with the Bluesbreaker and the Shredmaster, as part of their “amp in a box” series.

Furthermore, we added new exciting mods to the original circuit for more tonal possibilities!

THE DRIVER SPECIFICATIONS

  • Gain, Tone and Level controls
  • Pre and Post effect gain
  • Mix control
  • Noise Gate
  • 4 different pedal circuits
  • Resizable interface

5. AmpLion 2 Rock Essentials

 
AmpLion 2 Rock Essentials
 

Get incredibly sounding rock tones from three exceptionally modeled amps in a new generation of our AmpLion software.

A complete revamp of our long-standing AmpLion Pro guitar software

ON THE SHOULDERS OF A LION

We have come a long way since designing the very first AmpLion plug-in in 2011. For the new version, we have opted for a completely new product philosophy. The one of efficiency, larger than life guitar sounds, and guitarist-friendly workflow. AmpLion 2 Rock Essentials gets you three legendary amp models, four cabinets, fifteen stompboxes, ten microphones, all recreated as detailed plug-in models using state of the art component modeling.

  • Easy tone-finder. Turn it on, and play!
  • Ultra-dynamic feel under your hands
  • Proprietary Hiss Gate and Noise Gate algorithms
  • Human-like Double Track function
  • Popular & custom gear modifications
  • Super accurate low-latency cabinet models

THE NEW ENGINE BEHIND THE INCREDIBLE SOUND

We combined our proprietary research with the latest trends in the scientific community, took the best of both to design our new real-time nonlinear dynamic circuit equations solver, and use it as the basis for all circuitry inside the AmpLion 2.

The power amplifier section uses the loudspeaker impedance model as a load to replicate the interaction between the power amp tubes, output transformer, loudspeaker, and power amp feedback.

The modulation and analog delay effects use the bucket-brigade delay model with an exact number of buckets and virtual clock rate instead of a simple delay, adding a small amount of aliasing to the output sound – this can be heard as a typical ringing sound.

The models, including the cabinets, are latency-free, and you get an immediate response while playing. To achieve the same phasing between Cab A and B as you would experience in a real-life recording situation, we added a small additional delay equal to the time the sound, traveling from the loudspeaker, needs to reach the microphone membrane. There are no internal IRs in the cabinet section, these are all real-time cabinet models!

AMPLIFIER MODELS & FEATURES

MARTIAL 59

The real rock legend! Without this type of amp, Rock ‘N’ Roll would not exist. The four channels of the model deliver the traditional four input configuration. The Parallel channel is the key to your classic screaming rock sounds, and it is the equivalent of chaining the Normal and Bright channels together. There are also Master volume and Pushed mode options. Switch to the rear panel to discover the revision switch – SLP/HW, Brown sound switch, and Ohm selection (yes, it makes a difference 🙂

JUKEBOX 30

What a versatile amp design! This purple beast delivers a rich classic rock tonal spectrum, and it is a perfect complement to the first two. The Normal channel is one of the best platforms for using treble boosters (hint: There are two models included). The switchable Tremolo and Reverb features are a must, as well as the Tone Cut. On the rear panel, you get the Voicing and Custom EQ options. Plus, there is a Bright switch for the normal channel, too.

BARTENDER DELUX 65

Meet the low-wattage spanky amp of choice for many players across genres – from traditional country to alternative indie rock. Don’t be fooled by the size! Despite not having much headroom, this amp is a monster. Choose between the two main channels, each having the Low and High input option, and on the rear panel, discover the added Pushed mode. While the Vibrato channel is engaged, enjoy the hyperreal spring reverb and the famous lush or choppy vibrato.

REAR PANEL MOD FUNCTIONS

With AmpLion 2 Rock Essentials, you get the amps modeled after their legendary ancestors as they come stock, as well as specific tweaks, fan-favorite mods, version revisions, or our custom modification ideas. Most of the time, these are located at the rear panel of the model. Are you eager to try something new with your favorite amp model? Take a look there!

CABINET MODELS & FEATURES

MARTIAL 412 GB & 412 G12A

These two cabinets are the perfect match for the Martial 59 model. Nevertheless, they sound great with every amp model included. They are your classic 4×12″ half-stack basis. Martial 412 GB is fuller in bass response and rather scooped in mids. Whether Martial 412 G12A is more focused on mids and tighter. For the most fun possible, combine them in stereo or in the Double Track mode.

BARTENDER 112 J

The sound of the classic 1×12″ combo and a J-style speaker. It is a matching cabinet to the Bartender DeLux 65 amp model. This little beast is capable of many things. Try pairing it with the other amps, too. You may be amazed by what it can do. The small box often means tightness and low-end focus.

JUKEBOX 212 GB

One of the most classic open-back 2×12″. Those green speakers likely co-formed the whole rock movement. This cabinet matches Jukebox 30 amp, but you can definitely use it with the other two as well. It is heavenly for clean to crunchy sounds, and it can handle what you throw at it. Desert island cabinet for many, indeed. When you are about to impress the queen, use two of them!

DUAL OR SINGLE CABINET OPTION

AmpLion 2 provides vast options regarding cabinet use. E.g., select only one cabinet to be active and pan the mic across the stereo field. Or blend two cabinets and leave the Pan in the center. Or use two cabinets and mics, and pan them, e.g., hard left and hard right. For even different results, try the Double Track feature.

STOMPBOX MODELS & FEATURES

FIFTEEN ALL-NEW PEDAL MODELS

Building upon our virtual stompbox history with DSound Stomp’n FX and MultiDrive Pedal Pro, AmpLion 2 Rock Essentials delivers a new and redesigned set of stompbox models. Including not so widely modeled effects such as famous treble-boosters of the 60s and 70s. Some pedal models also feature favorite user mods or “nice to have” options.

DRIVES & WAH

Included drive models are: 808 IceScream, O-Drive 1, Distortion Puls, MeltedFace Fuzz, Corny T-Boost, Ravemaster T-Boost. Plus, there is a Jukebox Wah 84 – a very versatile wah model for all your crazy wah-offs!

PRE AND POST EFFECTS BOARD

Many effect pedals react very differently depending on where they are placed in regards to the amplifier. In AmpLion 2, you can use two pedalboards. One is located before the amplifier and one after the whole rig. Drive pedals and Wah are available only before the amp, and DigiDelay and DigiVerb are available only after the rig. Together with both EQs, they do wonders when finalizing your tone.

MODULATION EFFECTS

Based on iconic modulation stompboxes from the 1970s onward, featured models are Mrs. Flanger, Stoner Phaser, Cloned Chorus. Please note: Sending messages in bottles works with these! 😉

DELAYS AND REVERB

The highlight here is the Memorized Delay. It was modeled after a legendary unit and spiced-up with an added Tap tempo. There is also our own DigiDelay, which sports advanced options such as LR ping pong, Double mode, or a Color function. Last, but not least is the DigiVerb. A great utility solution for extending the spatial perception of the amp’s own reverbs.

EQUALIZERS

Choose from our two proprietary stompbox equalizers – GraphEQ and ParaEQ, depending on your workflow and preferences.

MIC MODELS & FEATURES

  • TEN INDUSTRY-STANDARD MICROPHONES
  • ADVANCED PANNING AND LEVEL OPTIONS
  • POSITIONS BASED ON REAL SCIENCE
  • ADJUSTABLE MIC ANGLE FUNCTION

UTILITY FEATURES

  • INTUITIVE PAGE-BASED LAYOUT
  • ADVANCED NOISE GATE FUNCTION
  • AUTOMATED DOUBLE-TRACK OPTION
  • PROPRIETARY HISS GATE FUNCTION

6. MultiDrive Pedal Pro

 
MultiDrive Pedal Pro
 

You can never have enough pedals in your studio. There are thousands of stomp boxes on the market of different sound, purpose and quality. 

We chose 12 legendary pedals to revive the legacy of the famous DSound Stomp Boxes and Audiffex Pedals and created MultiDrive Pedal Pro – the perfect combination of distortion, overdrive, fuzz & boost is the right blend for your studio developed by professionals.

Features:

  • Selection of legendary pedals
  • Authentic feel of the real stomp boxes
  • Precise circuit models
  • 12 legendary effects in a plug-in
  • Internal oversampling
  • True analog sound

THE PERFECT BLEND

MultiDrive Pedal Pro was originated for guitarist to kick up their sound. The team of Audified engineers created the perfect simulation of the legendary pedals which every musician should have in the studio.

  • Overdrive for power.
  • Distortion for complexity.
  • Fuzz for fuzziness.
  • Boost for hearing every detail.

The improved Pro version offers even better sound and features than the legendary original version which is used by thousands of musicians and studios. With 32 killer presets chosen by guitarist, the Pro gives you many options to kick up your sound!

ALL-IN-ONE PEDAL PRO

You don’t have to buy dozens of stompboxes separately or download imperfect simulations. The company with more than 20 years experience on the market offers you the right mix of pedals of the true tone. Just perfect for your studio.

In our lab, we unscrewed every last screw from every modeled effect pedal and measured every part of it. Therefore you cannot tell the difference between our software simulation and the real world stomp boxes.

THE MULTIDRIVE STOMP BOXES

808-Scream is based on Ibanez TS-808 Tube Screamer, a guitar overdrive pedal, made by Ibanez. TS-808 is the first Tube Screamer, the TS808, was released in the late 1970s The pedal has a characteristic mid-boosted tone popular with blues and rock players. The “legendary” Tube Screamer has been used by countless guitarists to create their signature sound, and is one of the most successful, widely copied, and “modded” overdrive pedals in the history of the electric guitar.

9-Scream is based on Ibanez TS-9 Tube Screamer, a guitar overdrive pedal, made by Ibanez. From 1982 to 1985, Ibanez produced the “9-series” of overdrive pedals. The TS9 Tube Screamer is almost the same internally as the TS808 but the TS9 had a different output, which caused the pedal to sound brighter and less smooth.

B-Drive is based on Boss Blues Driver. The BD-2 Blues Driver delivers the creamy, yet crunchy sound associated with great blues guitar. This popular pedal provides instant access to the kind of warm overdrive and emotive distortion usually reserved for 30-year-old tube amps.

O-Drive is based on Boss Over Drive. The OD-1 is by now legendary. Artist of the 70’s was mostly using a fuzz distortion sound and the overdrive produced by the OD-1 was not typical. It was however soon accepted as the new standard of guitar sound. The OD-1 features an asymmetric circuit where the positive and negative halves of the waveform isn’t distorted equally.

S-Drive is based on Boss Super OverDrive. The SD-1 has been around for a very long time and has gone almost unchanged from its conseption back in 1981. The pedal contains an asymmetric overdrive circuit that responds very well to the player’s picking force. It produces a dynamic and smooth overdrive effect well suited to any type of rock music. The SD-1 is also popular as a booster pedal for valve amplifiers.

One-Distortion is based on Boss Distortion. The DS-1 Distortion is a true icon in the world of guitar effects. Introduced in 1978, BOSS’s first distortion pedal defined a bold new sound, delivering hard-edged attack and smooth sustain that’s been a staple of players for generations. The DS-1 is the top-selling BOSS compact pedal ever, and its original, unchanged design continues to inspire the creation of great music everywhere.

BAT-Distortion is based on ProCo RAT Distortion. The Pro Co “The RAT” is a guitar effects pedal produced by Pro Co Sound. The Pro Co RAT became very popular in the early 1980s, thanks in part to fame gained by its use by several artists. The beauty of the RAT lies in its versatility. Used as a primary distortion, it excels at arena rock rhythm tones and soaring leads.

XXL-Distortion is based on MXR Distortion+ which is a distortion pedal originally designed in the 1970s by MXR Innovations. As its name implies “”distortion,”” it’s a ‘distortion’ (parallel clipping) but has a rather mild sound. This pedal is perhaps best known for its crunchy heavy metal sound that was featured by Randy Rhoads in his work with Ozzy Osbourne. The Distortion+ delivers everything from cool overdriven blues tones to huge ’80s hard rock distortion.

M-Distortion is based on Boss Metal Zone. It delivers a very wide range of distortion sounds with 3-band EQ and strong sustain. The MT-2 Metal Zone is one of BOSS’ most popular pedals. This stomp box provides some of the most over-the-top, insane distortion tones in the world—with huge mids and lows and an ultra-saturated sound.

F-Fuzz is based on Jim Dunlop Fuzz Face. The Fuzz Face is an effects pedal used mainly by electric guitarists and by some bass players. It is a stompbox designed to produce a distorted sound from an electric guitar, a sound referred to as “fuzz,” which earlier was achieved sometimes by accident, through broken electrical components or damaged speakers. This particular Fuzz Face Distortion is constructed to vintage specs, featuring the original Germanium PNP transistor design for a rich, creamy fuzz sound.

M-Fuzz is based on Electro-Harmonix Big Muff Pi (π). The Big Muff Pi (π), often known simply as the Big Muff, is a fuzzbox produced in New York City by the Electro-Harmonix company, along with their Russian sister company Sovtek, primarily for use with the electric guitar. It is used by bassists as well due to the Big Muff’s squeaky frequency response. Hendrix and Santana were among the first to get a piece of the Pi, and for over 40 years the Big Muff Pi has been defining the sound of rock guitar.

T-Booster is based on Brian May Treble Booster which is an effects unit used by guitarists to boost volume and especially the high end of their tonal spectrum, and was popular mostly during the 1960s. Popularized by guitarists such as Tony Iommi, Ritchie Blackmore, Rory Gallagher, Brian May, and Marc Bolan, treble boosters were used to overdrive amplifiers in order to create a more distorted yet focused sound.


7. The Bluesman

 
The Bluesman
 

The Bluesman is an analog modeled simulation of the vintage *Marshall® Blues Breaker™, low gain overdrive stompbox introduced in the 90s to replicate the tone of the 1962 Blues Breaker amp.

The Bluesbreaker has been introduced in the ‘91, along with the Drivemaster and the Shredmaster. Its round and smooth overdrive made this pedal one of the most sought after stompboxes by vintage gear collectors and boutique pedal designers.

Furthermore, we added new exciting mods to the original circuit for more tonal possibilities!

THE BLUESMAN SPECIFICATIONS

  • Gain, Tone and Level controls
  • Pre and Post effect gain
  • Mix control
  • Noise Gate
  • 3 different pedal circuits
  • Resizable interface

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