Based on the Klon Centaur, The Klone is a free overdrive pedal plugin that adds character to guitars, synths, drum machines and vocals

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Based on the legendary 1994 pedal, The Klone uses machine learning and circuit analysis to replicate the complex warm sound of the original.

The Klone from Fazertone aims to accurately reproduce all the unique character and tones of complex, non-linear analog distortion. The pedal is based on the Klon Centaur from Bill Finnegan, famous for its unique “transparent” overdrive that turns into crunchy but crisp distortion when turned up.

The Klone has a similarly basic layout with GAIN, TREBLE and OUTPUT knobs, and is powered by a custom neural network inference engine, optimised to work in real time without consuming excessive CPU power. While the plugin is the perfect addition to any guitar tone stack, it’s suitable for other instruments too, such as synths, drum machines and vocals.

Bass synth dry

Bass synth wet

Guitar dry

Guitar wet

Drums dry

Drums wet

The Klone's interface showing three dials
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The Klone is compatible with Intel and M1 macOS 10.14 or later and 64-bit Windows 7, 8 or 10. VST3 and AU formats are included, with AAX coming soon. The plugin is usable in all modern DAWs, except ProTools. Head here for the download, click Get for Free and enter your email address.

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