In this week's Friday Free Plug-in, we are featuring IVGI from Klanghelm, a saturation/distortion plug-in.
Kannghelm says that the IVGI can deliver very soft and subtle saturation, that feels at home on the master buss. It is equally capable of very dense and dirty distortion effects to spice up single tracks. IVGI's base sound is comparable to the DESK mode in the big brother SDRR.
Just like SDRR, IVGI reacts dynamically to the input signal. Even the modelled fluctuations react dynamically and also change depending on the drive setting so that it doesn't get in the way of the SOUND. Stereo tracks benefit from it's modelled crosstalk behaviour.
In a similar way to its big brother SDRR, IVGI features a Controlled Randomness, which determines the internal drift and variance inside the unit. It contributes to the liveliness and realness of IVGI's saturation character. To achieve this, all internal processes are modulated to some extent.
IVGI offers a manageable number of controls to manipulate the character of the saturation itself. Particularly the ASYM MIX knob which is used to alter the symmetry of the signal without having a great effect on the harmonic content.
IVGI also lets you alter the frequency response of the saturation. The RESPONSE control is the result of clever EQ, various pre- and de-emphasis filters and some specific compression characteristics which all affect the character of the saturation.
How Do I Get This Plug-in?
Go to the Klanghelm website where you will find download links for Mac and Windows installers, completely free.