The Dom
by Shameless Plugs
3.7 / 5     (6 votes)
The Dom is a frankly brutal distortion, overdrive and amplifier plugin.

It is not here to sit quietly in the corner and gently handle all your audio bits with the greatest care, it is here to rock & roll.

Although The Dom is most definitely not modelled after any existing hardware distortion or overdrive pedal or amp in particular (because that's simply not how we (rock &) roll here at Shameless Plugs headquarters), we most definitely expect it to be the first distortion, overdrive and amplifier plugin that future hardware units will be modelled after.
DrakuLaura Feb 17 2022
(1 / 5)
Feb 17 2022
Very, very cheap quality, especially in comparison with masterpiece distortion/saturation plugins by Analogue Obsession (freeware ones, can be found on this site). To add a bitter pill - this cheaply painted plugin has 2 (yes, 2!!!!!) annoying web-links right on the top, so you will always non-deliberately hit them and they will always open your browser. So, a nag plugin with cheap sound engine - don't waste time!
Luísa Lopes Jul 16 2021
(5 / 5)
Jul 16 2021
Absolutely amazing. Maravilhoso demais e muito versátil, ja virou um dos meus plugins favoritos.
DW Jul 10 2021
(5 / 5)
Jul 10 2021
So good thing
DAve ThE RavE Jul 09 2021
(5 / 5)
Jul 09 2021
Probably my fav plugin of the year so far.... Using it into a clean amp / Impulse loader > Set up the drive to about midday / 12 o'clock and its a perfect distortion like Santana, bring down the High and you'll find it goes into that beautiful midrange territory like QOTSA. Push the drive to full, whilst you bring down the output and the headroom gets squashed, makes for a convincing HM2 / fuzz/ when you pull the high down to about 1.2khz. If you just want overdrive, bring the drive down to default and push the Output - it's an instant overdrive/boost - fiddle with your highs and lows and you can really tweak it nicely - and lower the drive below the default of 18, and it tightens everything up even more, for that modern thrashy / Djenty gated sound . . . Bang tidy!
Faydit Jul 09 2021
(1 / 5)
Jul 09 2021
Sonically miles away from the obviously overconfident description. All I hear are average distortion sounds. I don't hear any convincing overdrive tones, much less convincing amp modelling sounds. Tone shaping unfortunately also doesn't work well, a simple HP and HP filter alone is not the best choice for a distortion pedal. Some sort of midrange control (peak, notch) is missing. Treble sounds too sharp. I seriously doubt, that somebody wishes to use a hardware pedal, which sounds like this plugin.
Kev Jul 09 2021
Jul 09 2021
After reading your comment I immediately decided to install it and tried it. What a surprise - I'm so glad I didn't listen to you. Why on earth... you'd mark it as 1/5... based purely on the fact it's not the same as products you are used to? I'll assume the 1 star was given because the plugin had no running issues, or otherwise you'd have mentioned that too.
Faydit May 05 2022
May 05 2022
My sonic reference for overdrive tones is the tube overdrive a good, real AC30, Plexi or Orange amp. From these tones I do not hear anything here. Tube Screamer tones maybe, but I do not use a Tube Screamer in reality, much less as a plugin. Besides the plugin is extremely noisy, almost unusable without a noise gate, which I hardly have to use even with the lead channels of some of my favorite tube amp plugins. A 1959, VH-4, Tiny Terror, Rockerverb or 5150 anyway sounds better without such a "noisy toy" in front. Even a Tweed Champ or Deluxe. At least for me.
Matt May 06 2022
May 06 2022
Faydit, the plugin isn't "noisy", it doesn't produce any noise by itself. So it only amplifies the crappy noise that you send into it.