by Klanghelm
4.7 / 5     (28 votes)
Win64 OSX
IVGI can deliver very soft and subtle saturation, that feels at home on the master buss.

It is equally capable of very dense and dirty distortion effects to spice up single tracks. IVGI gives you a sensible amount of controls to manipulate the character of the saturation itself. It offers a unique ASYM MIX knob to alter the symmetry of the signal without affecting the harmonic content much. Usually, asymmetry leads to an increase of even order harmonics. But in IVGI's case, dialing in the asymmetry makes the negative part of the signal “cleaner”. This way you can preserve the dynamic structrure of the source better and get a more transparent result. Actually, you can think of ASYM MIX as a transparency control.  IVGI also lets you alter the frequency dependency of the saturation with the RESPONSE control.  IVGI is internally calibrated to 0VU = -18dBFS.
jim givens Jun 12 2023
(5 / 5)
Jun 12 2023
It sounds like a very high-end late 1960s tube console record-player amplifier. This thing kicks serious XXX -- you can't go wrong here.
Eel Oct 13 2022
(5 / 5)
Oct 13 2022
One of the classics.
HF_3000 Mar 08 2022
(4 / 5)
Mar 08 2022
Best sounding free saturation imo. But it created a bunch of frequencies in the lower midrange, even if the related soundsource was muted. Maybe a problem caused by (the lack of)oversampling? I used Version 1.
Montrell (english band) Dec 16 2021
(5 / 5)
Dec 16 2021
Brilliant - great for mastering
Andewprod Oct 04 2021
(5 / 5)
Oct 04 2021
Top quality, no further questions
John Burns Aug 07 2021
(3 / 5)
Aug 07 2021
Another one like Voxengo Tube Amp which may have been a great option for many years but maybe doesn't hold up so well against the free stuff that's available today. Does seem to sound good on the Master Buss though. CPU usage is average for this sort of plugin.
R Jun 05 2021
(5 / 5)
Jun 05 2021
Made From Manila Jan 20 2021
(5 / 5)
Jan 20 2021
It works in wonders on mastering, too! Great for vocals!
absolutefunnyman Sep 21 2020
(5 / 5)
Sep 21 2020
This is spectacular! Really gives a warm, lush sound to instruments, and tightens up drums!
HawkJammin Dec 23 2019
(5 / 5)
Dec 23 2019
Insanely Dank! Finally a distortion plug in that sounds good
Jannis MusicHeart Dec 06 2019
(5 / 5)
Dec 06 2019
Nice even harmonics when used gently.
KID Sept 11 2019
Sept 11 2019
DimmaDom Jul 29 2019
(4 / 5)
Jul 29 2019
Sounds great! Where would you typically want to place this in the signal chain though?
cyber_T Apr 21 2021
Apr 21 2021
At least it depends on your taste, but "Klanghelm" recommands this plugin for the masterbus. That means (for me): it´s best to set it in the end of an effect-chain.
Pelvis Elsey Jul 06 2019
(5 / 5)
Jul 06 2019
I uch prefer this version to the newer one. Sounds just like tube amp but the new one gets harsher.
shaunsolo Jun 22 2019
(5 / 5)
Jun 22 2019
I can't say enough good about this plugin. I use it on almost everything. First in line on my kick, snare, OH, tom bus, and room mics to liven them up and pretend I have nice mic pre's (which I don't bc I'm programming all my drums). First in line on my vocals to add warmth and slight eq to then go into my compressor. My master buss to add warmth and slight saturation overall. Sometimes I'll throw it on a track again and crank the Response just to add some pleasantly bright clarity to it and bring it forward in the mix. If the IVGI was $40 or $50 I'd get it, but cheers to Klanghelm for making this version free <3
Alfredo May 25 2019
(5 / 5)
May 25 2019
Just professional, incredible plugin. I have paid for this type´s plugins, but IVGI is free and better than the others, incredible, thanks and congratulation
Kuac Dec 26 2018
Dec 26 2018
I always liked its plugins, but today I use Linux and unfortunately do not have a version for the penguin, I hope that in the future it will leave a version for Linux
GigitoEQ Oct 21 2018
Oct 21 2018
This is beautifully-designed and sounds extremely warm and cozy. Also, the flexibility with the filters makes this a great all-around saturation plugin (even works for slightly edgier distortion).
Viper ITB Sept 21 2018
(5 / 5)
Sept 21 2018
Great plugin! Can be used as a "warm" preamp (great for voice)or very interesting guitar distortion box. Uses are limited only by your imagination. I used it here, almost on every track: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rZ_C7ENW0jc
DJ-STEPS Aug 29 2018
(5 / 5)
Aug 29 2018
Good plugin! )
John Sept 23 2017
Sept 23 2017
One of the few distortions that can actually behave and sound like analog. I use real analog preamps to distort, this comes close to one of my vintage tube preamps when driven hard - (not all analog gear distorts the same). Very good plugin, might get some getting used to, take your time.
PATO Jun 21 2017
(5 / 5)
Jun 21 2017
Esse plugin é demais, curto muito, n troco por outro, eu recomendo, bom quanto em tracks como em Bus..
Modeltron Jan 10 2016
(5 / 5)
Jan 10 2016
"Eden Uno" use this vst effect !!!
Dino Apr 07 2015
(5 / 5)
Apr 07 2015
Me gusto mucho de esa sensaci&oacute;n que aveces se necesito y en mi estilo de m�sica yo lo necesito
ksavorgs Apr 22 2014
(5 / 5)
Apr 22 2014
My favorite plug-maker... sweet and sexy... magic.
Phoonck Aug 26 2013
(5 / 5)
Aug 26 2013
A friendly monster to fall in love with... over and over again!