by Piotr 'Habib' Pyrzanowski
by Daniel Strongin

Extremist is a multi-effect plug-in designed for use with guitars - its main purpose is for distorting a guitar signal to create an "extremely heavy sound". This effect is not a tube amplifier simulator, however some methods of altering the signal are similar to tube amplification characteristics.

Extremist works in stereo, without any latency, and includes a 15-band stereo equalizer. It uses SSE instructions for Pentium II or newer CPUs.


  • Drive, Dry, Wet, Volume: knobs for regulating amplification & mixing signals.
  • Feedback: level of feedback signal.
  • Clip: clipping level.
  • Reverb: stereo reverb effect, adjustable up to delay.
  • Mod Boost: mid-tones amplification.
  • Eq Q: width of each frequency band amplification of equalizer.
  • Pre HPF: filtering low frequencies of effect input.
  • Post LPF: 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).

Latest Versions:

PC: 1.2



Daniel Strongin
San Francisco

Daniel is a caffeine dependent, entrepreneur, music producer, sound design junkie, and world traveler crazy about teaching modern electronic music production through his site SoundShock. You can get in contact with him at daniel@soundshockaudio.com

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