STARK is a fully fledged amplifier simulator consisting of four modules: Amplifier, Cabinet, Room and effects slots. These modules are processing audio separately, which makes it possible to combine different amplifiers with different cabinets and rooms.
The amp module offers 12 different amplifier profiles. It has both a clean mode and a overdrive mode, an equalizer functionality (including presence), and a booster controlling the end stage amplification saturation.
Cabinet simulation consists of 10 different cabinets of various sizes and sound. This module also offers a stereo width knob that simulates the distance between two microphones put in front of the cone.
Room simulation offers 6 different kinds of rooms, where each room size can be changed between Small, Medium and Large. Theres also a decay parameter controlling reflectivity of the walls and a dry/wet mix.
The pedal board contains 4 slots where any of the 14 effects can be inserted. The order of the pedals can easily be changed using drag and drop.
American Guitar 1 - An edgy amp that rounds of nicely at the top
American Guitar 2 - Similar to American Guitar 1, but with some more presence
British Guitar A 1 - Gives a full sound with crisp
British Guitar A 2 - Similar to British Guitar A 1, but with more body
British Guitar B 1 - A slightly saturated amp with nice character in the high mids
British Guitar B 2 - Is just like British Guitar B 1 a bit saturated, but with a more linear frequency response
Vintage Guitar - Gives that perfect thickness when playing jazz and soul
General Tube Amp - Low saturation with a fairly linear frequency response
Garage Sale Amp - Limited frequency response and saturates. The obvious LoFi choice
American Bass - A versatile pro bass amp
British Bass - Works fine for more edgy bass playing
Vintage Bass - Perfect for soul/jazz/RnB
Wide Small - Small speakers, lots of resonances
Tight Small - Small single speakers, few resonances
Wide Combo - Medium speakers, lots of resonances
Tight Combo - Medium speakers, few resonances
Wide Normal - Medium speakers, moderate resonances
Tight Large - Full range speakers, few resonances
Wide Large - Full range speakers, lots of resonances
Radiola - Small (broken) speakers, moderate resonances
Bass - Low end speaker/Medium speakers, few resonances
Passthrough - Full range speakers, no resonances
Normal - A good sounding recording room
Dark - A room that gives attenuated high frequencies
Bright - More significant reflections at higher frequencies
Cold - A room with attenuated low frequencies
Warm - Gives a livingroom:ish sound
Boomy - Loud and lots of resonances
Available FX pedals
Delay - Digital stereo delay
Chorus - Classic chorus
Flanger - Flanger with feedback, tone, speed, mix and amount
Phaser - Classic phaser with the option to decide how many stages to be used
Reverb - Digital reverb
Vibrato - A stereo vibrato with reshapeable curve
Tremolo - A stereo tremolo with reshapeable curve
Equalizer - 6 band peak filter with fixed frequencies
Compressor - Simple one-knob compressor
Booster - Signal booster (gain, bass and treble)
Distortion - Simple distortion pedal with tone control
Distortion+ - Complex distortion pedal with optional distortion algorithms
Gate - Simple gate
Multiband Gate - Four band spectral gate
There are also about 100 predefined factory presets covering most scenarios.
Full documentation available inside the app or at https://klevgrand.se/downloads/stark-docs/
Audio examples and more info at https://klevgrand.se/products/stark
Obs! STARK consumes a lot of CPU and RAM, so if youre having trouble using multiple instances at the same time, try to freeze some tracks and/or increase the buffer size.
STARK is an AUv3 plugin that only works in an AUv3 compliant host like Garageband, AUM, Cubasis, Beatmaker 3, Auria etc.
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