The plugins were designed to provide crushing high-gain guitar tones based on three versions of a classic high-gain amp that defined the sound of metal from the early 1990s and onwards.
Crushing Metal Guitar Tones
The Ampknob BDH plugins from Bogren Digital give its users access to three incarnations of an era-defining high-gain tube guitar amplifier. Users can work fast and get the album-ready guitar sound they’re after without endless tweaking or second-guessing. The Ampknob BDH plugins have been expertly sound-designed by renowned metal producer Jens Bogren and offer an authentic studio-worthy tone. Their feature set also hits the perfect spot between flexibility and maximum ease of use. The three Ampknob BDH plugins can be purchased individually, or through the “get three, pay for two” Ampknob BDH Bundle.
The Ampknob BDH plugins are based on three versions of an iconic guitar amplifier, which, according to Guitar Player magazine, “defined a generation of guitar tone.” The three plugins are:
The Ampknob BDH 5169 is based on the original block letter amp head, which came out in 1992. Its aggressive and punchy high-gain tone quickly made it a hit among heavy metal and metalcore bands from the mid-90s and onwards. It is the amp to beat for other high-gain guitar amp manufacturers.
The devilishly heavy Ampknob BDH 66o6+ is based on a hot-rodded and heavily modified “plus” version, which was originally a later generation of the amp from around 2000. The modifications make the amp particularly suited to low-tuned guitars and energetic riffing, and it’s truly one of a kind — a sound you will not find anywhere else.
The Ampknob BDH III is a model of an amp that was the last version to come out before the original artist’s untimely passing. The original unit that we modeled is from Jens Bogren’s personal amp collection and a part of many albums created at Fascination Street Studios. This is the most modern sounding of the bunch, with a very even distortion that makes it great for lead guitars.
The Ampknob BDH plugins can be used with any DAW, but they also come with standalone versions included in the installer. These give users an even quicker way to start up their amp sims whenever inspiration strikes. The standalone versions also include a metronome and a recording feature to facilitate practicing and quickly capturing any ideas without having to launch the DAW.
Introducing the Ampknob BDH Bundle - Legends of High Gain
The Ampknob BDH plugins are available immediately at introductory pricing. The Ampknob BDH Bundle is $79.99 (regular price: $99.99) and the individual Ampknob BDH plugins are $39.99 each (regular price: $49.99).
The plugins can be purchased from Bogren Digital’s webshop or via select dealers.
For more information, please visit bogrendigital.com.
STL AmpHub Plug-In Now Available
An all-new subscription & perpetual plugin platform that is host to a collection of amplifiers, pedals, cabinets, and multi-effects.
Nashville, TN, (September 9, 2020) -- After the extremely successful release of STL ToneHub earlier in the year, featuring preset packs from some of the biggest names in the industry including David Bendeth, Howard Benson, John Feldmann, Will Putney and Kris Crummett to name a few, STL Tones announces the official availability of an all-new subscription & perpetual plugin platform that is host to an incredible collection of amplifiers, pedals, cabinets, and multi-effects. STL Tones is also offering the individual models from within AmpHub to be purchased outright.
AmpHub consists of a Stomp section with 6 pedals, a robust collection of 12 Amplifiers, extensive Multi-Effects module, Dual 3D Cabinet Mixer, with 9 different cabinet choices, and numerous microphone options per each cabinet.
STL AmpHub is available now for $10 per month.
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Eventide Releases the ShimmerVerb Plug-In
An emulation of an iconic sound popularized by Daniel Lanois and Brian Eno.
Little Ferry, NJ (August 6, 2020) -- Eventide Audio has released its new ShimmerVerb plug-in, combining a massively lustrous reverb with parallel pitch shifters to add ethereal layers, making any signal “shimmer.” Producers and engineers have previously achieved this effect by using Eventide pitch-shifting hardware such as the H910, H949, or H3000 or other rack-mount units in combination with a reverb. This production technique was popularized by Daniel Lanois and Brian Eno on U2’s The Unforgettable Fire. Now, this iconic sound has been refined and extended with a modern, unified interface that is great for adding dreamy ambiance to guitars, keys, synths, samples and vocals. In typical Eventide fashion, features have been added such as the ability to infinitely feedback the signal, resulting in cascading reverbs that smear into oblivion. Feedback can be further fine-tuned by specifying which frequencies are fed back through the low/mid/high cross-over network.
ShimmerVerb shines via its playable, performance-based parameters. The “Ribbon” is an easy-to-program performance macro allowing users to fluidly morph ShimmerVerb’s effect between two completely different settings of any combination of controls. Desktop users can plug in a MIDI keyboard and gain tactile command over this function via the modulation wheel. Ribbon mappings are great for Feedback swells, moving the Pitch knobs, or changing the room Size parameter for a massive detuning result. ShimmerVerb also boasts a HotSwitch for calling up another state of parameters inside the same preset, useful for changing octaves, turning off/on the pitch shifters, or simply turning the Mix up or down while crafting a performance. Finally, the Freeze button allows users to make smeared textures out of single voices, full pads, or percussive elements resulting in metallic “shimmers.”
ShimmerVerb uniquely features parallel pitch-shifters on the reverb tail that deliver perfect fourth, fifth and octave shifts within a full range of four octaves of pitch shifting (from two octaves down to two octaves up), and MicroPitch tuning is available around perfect intervals. Pitched signals can be delayed up to one second or synched to a DAW’s tempo. The Feedback parameter determines how much delayed signal is fed back into the input of the reverb.
ShimmerVerb for Mac and PC supports VST, AAX, and AU plug-in protocols for compatibility with every DAW and is available at an introductory price of $39 through September 8, 2020 (regular MSRP is $99). The iOS version of ShimmerVerb, which works as a standalone app, AudioUnit v3 plug-in, or Inter-App Audio effect, is priced at $14.99, with a special intro price of $9.99 through September 10, 2020.
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