Line 6 has introduced their new Metallurgy Collection of amps and effects plugins. It was created for guitarists who want to easily access contemporary versions of classic and modern metal tones – as well as craft tones of their own. The collection bundles the Modern, Thrash, and Doom plugins, which are also available individually.
Download a free 15-day trial version of the Metallurgy Collection from the Line 6 website.
The three Metallurgy Collection plugins feature amplifier and effects models drawn from the award-winning HX family of products – ensuring outstanding sound quality and dynamic responsiveness. Each of the plugins features four amplifier types that may be paired with any of eight speaker cabinets.
Two microphones may be selected from a virtual “mic locker” containing eight microphone types, and these may be combined with a stereo room mic array. Up to two third-party impulse responses (IRs) may be substituted for factory mics. All of the microphones may be positioned in various ways and a 4-band parametric EQ allows you to sculpt the cabinet tone even further. Four pre-amplifier and three post-amplifier effects are also provided – including polyphonic pitch-shifting – as are a noise gate and a chromatic tuner.
The amp, cab, and effects rigs appear much as they would in the analog world thanks to the plugin’s photorealistic user interfaces, making it fun and easy to tweak presets to suit your stylistic needs or assemble new rigs of your own.
In addition to being used as VST3, AU, or AAX plugins within any DAW, the Modern, Thrash, and Doom plugins also function as standalone applications – making the Metallurgy Collection one of the most versatile tone-creation tools available.
Metallurgy: Modern – for Modern Metal Guitarists
The Metallurgy: Modern plugin focuses on the searing, saturated, tones of modern metal and progressive metal, with the midrange emphasis and tight low end favored by extended-range and detuned guitars.
Amp Models: Archetype, Rew Generator, Vitriol, Badonk
Effects: Rochester Comp, Minotaur, Caliper Drive, Mod/Chorus Echo, Dynamic Hall Reverb
Metallurgy: Thrash – for Thrash Guitarists
The Metallurgy: Thrash plugin focuses on the tight, mid-scooped, hyper-aggressive tones deploys by thrash guitarists.
Amp Models: Rivit Clean, Cali IV, Placater Dirty, Das Benzin
Effects: Throaty Wah, Pillars OD, Stupor OD, 70s Chourus & Hot Springs (Jazz Rivet 120 only), Automatic Double Tracking, Vintage Digital Delay
Metallurgy: Doom for Doom Guitarists
The Metallurgy: Doom plugin churns out gloomy tones that emphasize the low-end frequencies ideal for the girth riffs and gargantuan drones favored by doom guitarists.
Amp Models: MOO)))N, Mandarin Rocker, Doom, Mail Order Twin
Effects: Bighorn Fuzz, Wringer Fuzz, Vital Distortion, Pebble Phaser, Bias Trem & Hot Springs (Mail Order Twin only), Automatic Double Tracking, Adriatic Delay