Habib Extremist VST

Piotr ‘Habib’ Pyrzanowski has released Extremist, a VST plugin for guitars. It’s main purpose is distorting guitar signal to receive extremally heavy sound. This effect is not a tube amplifier simulator, however some methods of altering signal are similar to tube amplification characteristics.

The effect works in stereo mode, without any latency. It uses 15-band stereo equalizer. It’s prepared to use SSE instruction set for Pentium II or newer processors.


  • Drive, Dry, Wet, Volume – knobs for regulating amplification & mixing signals
  • Feedback – level of feed back signal
  • Clip – clipping level
  • Reverb – stereofonic reverb effect, adjustable up to delay
  • Mod Boost – mid tones amplification
  • Eq Q – width of each frequency bin amplification of equalizer
  • Post LPF filter Q – filtering of high frequencies of effect output
  • Noise gate
  • Amp curve – amplification characteristic
  • Lock bars – steering of equalizer in mono/stereo
  • Post gating – noise gate applied before/after effect
  • Smoothing – signal smoothing (hiss reduction)

Visit Habib’s website for more information and a link to download Extremist.