Evil Sound Lab’s entry to the 2021 KVR Developer Challenge is a high-gain distortion pedal based on a brand-new schematic: The King.

Our goals were to reject conservative guitar pedal controls and to implement sound design tricks and mixing approaches in the one plug-in to give the user most flexible tweaks from guitar sound perspective. Ideally, we would be happy if you needed The King and your lovely cabinet IR only to get mixed-ready guitar sound.

We thought about hi-gain guitar sound in the mix and production, but driven from schematic designs of various studio and guitar devices. So this plug-in is an accurate math model for our frankenschema.

The plugin is free to download as a VST effect for Windows at KVR Audio.