Audified has announced the availability of MultiDrive Pedal Pro. Here's their press release with the full details.
Audified is pushing further forward with its virtual stomp box breakthroughs by bringing the legacy of erstwhile brand DSound’s first guitar software (released as Stomp’n FX Vol. 1 and Stomp’n FX Vol. 2 way back in 2000) and later featured, for example, in Audiffex’s inTone2 (multifaceted multichannel effects processor, software mixing console, virtual instruments host, and flexible multitrack zonal player) back to the future as 12 legendary effect pedal plug-ins, professionally primed to provide the perfect bundled blend of overdrive, distortion, fuzz, and boost for today’s DAW-driven studio setups.
You can never have enough effect pedals. Just ask any guitarist worth their sonic salt! Since there are literally thousands of stomp boxes on the market, maybe this is hardly surprising — all the more so since they each offer something different in terms of sound, purpose, or quality. Quantifying this time-honoured trend in today’s DAW-driven workflow with its all-new MultiDrive Pedal Pro plug-in bundle sits naturally with the future-facing nature of Audified. As such, it is professionally primed to provide the perfect bundled blend of overdrive (for power), distortion (for complexity), fuzz (for fuzziness), and boost (for allowing every detail to shine through). The talented team of Audified engineers expertly draw upon the company’s rich history of creating quality guitar software to simulate 12 legendary effect pedals that every musician should have in their studio setup. Since this effectively represents the company’s third generation of stomp box models — made with totally new modelling technology — they simply sound perfect!
Put it this way: with MultiDrive Pedal Pro, Audified removed every last screw from every effect pedal modelled, meticulously measuring all components within, so users cannot tell the difference between the real-world stomp boxes and the following software simulations so readily accessible in the resultant bundle.
808-Scream is based on the TS-808 Tube Screamer, a guitar overdrive pedal made famous by Ibanez. It was originally released in the late Seventies, and its characteristic mid-boosted tone soon proved popular with blues and rock guitarists. It has since been used by countless guitarists to create their signature sound, remaining one of the most successful, widely copied, and ‘modded’ overdrive pedals in the history of the electric guitar!
9-Scream is based on another overdrive guitar pedal from Ibanez — the TS-9 Tube Screamer. Indeed, Ibanez produced the so-called ‘9-series’ between 1982 and 1985, with the TS-9 Tube Screamer being almost identical, internally, to the TS-808 Tube Screamer, but boasting a different output, resulting in a brighter, less smooth sound.
B-Drive is based on the BOSS BD-2 Blues Driver, delivering 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 the now-legendary BOSS OD-1 OverDrive. Seventies-vintage artists mostly made use of a fuzz distortion sound, so the overdrive produced by the OD-1 OverDrive was not exactly typical for the time. It was, however, soon accepted as a new standard of guitar sound. Speaking of sound, the OD-1 OverDrive features an asymmetric circuit where the positive and negative halves of the waveform are not distorted equally.
S-Drive is based on the BOSS SD-1 Super OverDrive. This sonic stalwart has been around for a very long time and has gone almost unchanged from its inception back in 1981. Again, an asymmetric overdrive circuit is at its core. This responds very well to the force of a player’s picking, producing a dynamic and smooth overdrive effect well suited to any type of rock music. Many guitarists also use the SD-1 Super OverDrive as a booster pedal for valve amplifiers.
One-Distortion is based on the BOSS DS-1 Distortion, a true icon in the wonderful world of guitar effects. Introduced in 1978, BOSS’ first distortion pedal defined a bold new sound, delivering hard-edged attack and smooth sustain that has been a staple of players for generations. Get this, though: the DS-1 Distortion is the top-selling BOSS compact pedal of all time, and its original, unchanged design continues to inspire the creation of great music worldwide.
BAT-Distortion is based on Pro Co Sound’s RAT Distortion. ‘The Rat’ became very popular in the early Eighties, thanks, in part, to being used by several famous artists. As a primary distortion device, it excels at arena rock rhythm tones and soaring leads, but its true beauty lies in its versatility.
XXL-Distortion is based on the Distortion+ pedal originally designed in the Seventies by MXR Innovations. Its name implies distortion, and indeed it does distortion (parallel clipping) well, but boasts a rather mild sound. It 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 Eighties hard rock distortion.
M-Distortion is based on the MT-2 Metal Zone, one of BOSS’ most popular pedals. Duly delivering a wide range of distortion sounds with three-band EQ and strong sustain, it is capable of some of the most over-the-top, insane distortion tones in the world — with huge mids and lows, alongside an ultra-saturated sound!
F-Fuzz is based on Jim Dunlop’s Fuzz Face, an effect pedal mainly used by electric guitarists and also some bass players. Designed to produce a distorted sound from an electric guitar, a sound often referred to as ‘fuzz’ — which was sometimes achieved by accident earlier 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 the Big Muff Pi (π). Produced in New York City by Electro-Harmonix, along with Russian sister company Sovtek, this fuzz box is primarily for use with electric guitar, but also used by bassists due to its squeaky frequency response. Hendrix and Santana were among the first to get a piece of the Pi, so-to-speak, and the Big Muff — as it has become simply known — has been defining the sound of rock guitar for over 40 years!
T-Booster is based on the Brian May Treble Booster, an effect unit used by guitarists to boost volume and especially the high end of their tonal spectrum, which was particularly popular during the Sixties. Beloved by guitarists such as Ritchie Blackmore, Marc Bolan, Rory Gallagher, Tony Iommi, and, of course, Brian May, treble boosters were used to overdrive amplifiers in order to create a more distorted yet focused sound.
So that’s Audified’s all-new MultiDrive Pedal Pro... providing a perfect bundled blend of true tone pedal plug-ins, professionally primed for today’s DAW-driven workflow — fresh from the company with over 20 years’ worth of exemplary effects development to its notable name. No need to buy dozens of stomp boxes separately or download imperfect simulations; simply download MultiDrive Pedal Pro for perfect simulations of 12 legendary effect pedals at a pocket-friendly price!
MultiDrive Pedal Pro can be directly downloaded as a bundle of multi-format (AAX, AU, VST2, VST3), 32- and 64-bit native plug-ins for MacOS (10.9 and above) and Windows (7, 8, and 10) — alongside a fully-functional, 30-day trial version — from Audified here.
Pricing and Availability:
MultiDrive Pedal Pro is available to purchase for $69.00 USD from Audified’s online shop (Note MultiDrive Pedal Pro requires iLok License Manager 3.1.6 or newer as it is protected by PACE Anti-Piracy Inc.’s software machine licensor USB smart key device.
MultiDrive Pedal LE, a limited-edition version of MultiDrive Pedal Pro featuring O-Drive only, is available to purchase for $5.00 USD