Clon Minotaur is a free VST plugin that models a classic guitar overdrive pedal

Nembrini Audio has released the Clon Minotaur, a free plugin that’s based on the Klon Centaur guitar overdrive pedal that was manufactured between 1990 and 1994.

Like its hardware forebear, this promises “transparent” overdrive that adds gain to the signal without colouring the tone of the guitar. The sound is said to sit somewhere between distortion and clean boost.

There are just three controls: the gain parameter controls the balance between the modelled diode clipping stage and the clean stage. The two signals are summed together before interacting with the other two controls, treble and volume.

Clon Minotaur is available as a free download from the Nembrini Audio website. It runs on PC and Mac in VST/AU/AAX formats.

Ben Rogerson
Deputy Editor

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it. 

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