Audified’s latest plug-in, the Linda RockStack, was designed with musician, mixing and mastering expert, and programmer, Martin Linda. The virtual amp draws on Martin’s long-time use of various simulations and impulse responses, and is made to his dream specifications. With its very rock and metal slant, it could be the perfect virtual amp for all your monster riffs.
Audified Linda RockStack
The Audified Linda RockStack plug-in does not simulate or emulate any well-known brand or specific amp. It is, instead, a purely virtual affair. Specifically, it is a 3-channel amplifier with individually switchable effects and a section with IRs-based cab simulation. You can also blend two impulse responses for that virtual speaker cabinet, a useful feature when building guitar tones.
Rock & Metal
The basic amp sound is provided by the three channels, clean, rock and metal. Each channel has its own distinct sound character. The contour section has controls for Tight, Fat and Body which you can tweak to taste. There is also a built-in equalizer that you can use either in front of or behind the amp gain section. For effects you get a multi-stage chorus and a delay to add some depth and width to your core amp sound.
The two bright switches help tailor the top end, and a noise gate keeps the hiss at bay, which should come in handy on those higher gain rock/metal channels. Each of the individual modules can be switched off so that you can use your own IRs or effects to easily integrate the Linda RockStack into your virtual rig.
Specification and Introductory price
Audified Linda RockStack runs as VST3, AU and AAX on macOS (10.11 to 10.15) and Windows (7 to 10). On the Mac it only runs in 64 bit, whereas on PC it works as VST in 32 and 64 bit formats. There is also a free demo version available on the manufacturer’s website, in case you want to take it for test ride before you part with any money.
RRP – Available for an introductory price of USD 29 US dollars until January 13, 2021, after which you pay USD 49