"SoftDrive GV is a virtual-analog
model of the Marshall "Guv'nor" and "Guv'nor GV-2
Plus" guitar distortion effects. The Guv'nor is a
solid-state distortion pedal first issued in 1989 to
recreate the sound of a cranked up Marshall stack in
a small stomp-box format. It became rather popular
in the 90's and is still used widely nowadays for
its quality high-gain sound and a its tonal
versatility. It was re-issued in the early 2000 in
an updated housing and incorporating a new "Deep"
control to mimic the effect of a JCM2000's "Deep"
This VST model is a tribute to the
original effect and models the circuits of both
the "vanilla" Guv'nor and its modern GV-2 variant.
SoftDrive GV expands on the original
design and brings in new possibilities unthinkable
of outside of the digital realm. In the spirit of my
prior creations, this plug-in also features a few
things to visualize what's going on inside the box."
SoftDrive GV is free and is
available as a 32- and 64-bit Windows VST effect