Audio Assault is running a “pay what you want” offer on the Grind Machine II ($24.99 value) metal guitar amp simulator in VST, VST3, AU, AAX, and RTAS plugin formats for digital audio workstations on PC and Mac.
Grind Machine II is Audio Assault’s flagship guitar amp simulation plugin aimed at heavy metal guitarists and music producer. The software emulates fifteen different guitar amplifier models, covering a range of classic and modern high-gain guitar tones. The plugin also features a cabinet impulse response loader with fifteen included cabinet IRs and the ability to load third-party impulse responses.
The user interface was designed to be compact and easy to use. Audio Assault removed any unnecessary clutter, keeping only the necessary control parameters and the amp model browser on the front panel. Apart from the usual gain, tone, presence, and master volume controls, Grind Machine II also features a noise gate on the input and the Impact parameter which simulates the micro-dynamic movements of real speakers. The user can bypass the built-in IR loader and the preamp section. Bypassing the preamp section effectively turns the plugin into an IR loader for use with other amp sims. Finally, the Tight switch turns on a booster circuit which tightens the low end and smooths out the gain.
The plugin comes with a preset manager but it doesn’t include any factory presets. Users can save their own custom guitar tone settings as presets for later use.
To download your free copy of Grind Machine II, simply visit the product page linked below and enter $0 as the price during the checkout process. You can enter any other amount if you wish to do so. The offer will expire exactly one week from today. We also recommend checking out the excellent ToneLib GFX guitar amp suite which is one of the best freeware VST plugins for guitarists.
Grind Machine II is available for free download via Audio Assault (4.5 MB download size, EXE installer, 32-bit & 64-bit VST/VST3/AU/AAX/RTAS plugin formats for Windows & macOS).