The winning entry in KVR Developer Challenge 2018 is ProF.E.T., a freeware guitar distortion pedal emulation VST/VST3/AU plugin developed by Ignite Amps.
ProF.E.T. is an accurate digital emulation of a hardware high-gain distortion stompbox which was designed and manufactured by Ignite Amps earlier this year. The hardware pedal’s internal circuit was tuned to deliver tube-style saturation with plenty of harmonics and aggressive distortion. Ignite Amps created an accurate digital model of the pedal with ProF.E.T., delivering a must-have freeware plugin for metal guitarists and music producers.
The plugin features a slick user interface with a dark color scheme and an overall great looking design. In addition to the input gain and volume controls, it comes with four tone adjustment controls and a bypass switch. ProF.E.T. also features up to 8x oversampling, support for mono and stereo processing, fully automatable controls, and a built-in preset manager.
As the winners of this year’s KVR Developer Challenge, the team at Ignite Amps won 60% of the prize fund and a free trip to the NAMM 2019 show where they will be presenting ProF.E.T. The other highest-ranked entries in the contest are:
- Dead Duck Deducktion by Dead Duck Software (second place)
- MPS by Full Bucket Music (third place)
- Sounds Of Life by Ocean Swift Synthesis (best soundware entry)
You can learn more about the final KVRDC 2018 voting results at KVR Audio. We would like to congratulate this year’s winners and send a huge thank you to all developers who participated and to KVR Audio for organizing such a great contest. We’ve seen so many fantastic freeware plugins in the previous iterations of KVRDC and here’s hoping that there will be many more to come.
ProF.E.T. is available for free download via KVR Audio (6 MB download size, ZIP archive, 32-bit & 64-bit VST/VST3/AU plugin formats for Windows & macOS).