In this week's Friday Free Plug-in, we are featuring Emissary, a high gain guitar amp sim from Ignite, which is suitable for metal but capable of clean and “in-between” tones.
What Is Emissary?
The Emissary is a digital emulation of a custom dual-channel guitar tube amplifier. It has been developed to accurately model its real hardware counterpart, built for Ryan Huthnance (The Seer / Gaped / Chrome Bison / Emissary Studios) by Ignite Amps, in 2014.
It is a no-compromise custom amp built for the kill. Featuring a very versatile clean channel that ranges from pristine cleans to slightly overdriven tones and a mean lead channel designed for serious bone-crushing distortions, it offers a very wide tonal palette for the modern metal musician.
Ignite Amps 3rd generation triode modeling engine
Dynamic EL34 / 6L6GC / KT88 pentodes/tetrodes analog modelling (push-pull stage)
Two channels: clean and lead, each with fully separated controls
Selectable power tubes with individual bias controls
Selectable oversampling rate (up to 8x)
Global input / output level controls
Double precision (64-bit) floating-point mathematical model
Mono / Stereo processing support
Fully automatable controls
Ignite Amps proprietary preset management system with bank file import/export functions
NadIR - Impulse Responses For Guitar Cabs
As part of the Emissary Bundle you also get NadIR, a free convolver, which includes impulse responses of a 4x12 miked with a 57, 441 and 421 both on and off-axis, the possibility to rin a different IR on the left and right and to add in some room makes this very flexible and the perfect accompaniment to Emissary
How Do I Get This Plug-in?
Go to the Ignite Website, sign up for an account and make a $0 purchase. You will be sent a link to the download via email. Download and install.
Emissary is a free plug-in and no iLok is required to run it. If you enjoy it consider donating via the donate button on the developer’s website. It is available for Mac or PC in VST, AU and AAX.