Computer Music

KUASSA AMPLIFIKAT­ION 2 CM

How to use this month’s free guitar amp plugin

- kuassa.com

Kuassa laid down the gauntlet with 2013’s Amplifikat­ion CM, delivering rich amp tones, flexible mic positionin­g and a choice of cabinet types. Since then, their processing engine has undergone a considerab­le overhaul, and this month sees a new version of this classic freebie: Amplifikat­ion 2 CM. Alongside 64-bit support and up to 192kHz operation, this tasty effect now supports the gamut of plugin formats, and also comes in standalone form.

The amplifier section is a twin-channel design, providing everything from chiming rhythm tones to full-on overdriven sweetness. You also have a choice of three cabinet models sourced from Kuassa’s Amplifikat­ion Vermilion Combo Amp. Furthermor­e, alongside mono and stereo cabinet routing, Amplifikat­ion 2 CM can now operate in true stereo mode.

Amplifikat­ion 2 CM delivers a rounder, richer tone than its predecesso­r, and although its layout is instantly familiar, the graphics have had a refresh, now suitably adorned with copies of your favourite music tech monthly.

In the following tutorial, we’ll run you through Amplifikat­ion 2 CM’s features. Although the plugin specialise­s in guitar distortion, it can be used to drive, fatten and obliterate synths, vocals, drums and more.

Kuassa have an impressive selection of commercial amps, pedals and effects plugins, so head over to their website for more info.

 ??  ?? INPUT CHANNEL Use the dropdown list to select from a mono, blended or stereo source INPUT AND OUTPUT LEVEL Global input and output controls help set levels in your DAW MIC ANGLE Two fixed mic orientatio­ns - straight or angled CABINET & MICROPHONE Choose from three cabinet and two mic options CHANNEL Select the Clean or Drive channel for two distinctiv­e amp flavours MIC POSITION Drag the mic to select left/ right position and front/back PRESET SELECTOR Choose from the factory settings or your own saved presets MONO/STEREO SELECTOR Choose between blended mono or panned stereo cabinet mic output INPUT GATE Use this simple noise gate to tidy up the amplifier input signal HI-Q Engage this for higher sound quality at the expense of an increased CPU hit CAB Hide and unhide cabinet settings OUTPUT LIMITER Prevent output overload with this handy limiter
INPUT CHANNEL Use the dropdown list to select from a mono, blended or stereo source INPUT AND OUTPUT LEVEL Global input and output controls help set levels in your DAW MIC ANGLE Two fixed mic orientatio­ns - straight or angled CABINET & MICROPHONE Choose from three cabinet and two mic options CHANNEL Select the Clean or Drive channel for two distinctiv­e amp flavours MIC POSITION Drag the mic to select left/ right position and front/back PRESET SELECTOR Choose from the factory settings or your own saved presets MONO/STEREO SELECTOR Choose between blended mono or panned stereo cabinet mic output INPUT GATE Use this simple noise gate to tidy up the amplifier input signal HI-Q Engage this for higher sound quality at the expense of an increased CPU hit CAB Hide and unhide cabinet settings OUTPUT LIMITER Prevent output overload with this handy limiter
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