"Flextron is a virtual-analog guitar amp made for
KVR DC14. It's based on a concept of the hybrid
guitar distortion pedal I've built for myself a
while ago. The prototype pedal in its turn was based
on two commercial tube emulation technologies –
Flexwave by Crate and Cooltron by VOX.
This combination was discovered by accident when I
was repairing my bandmate's VOX Bulldog distortion
pedal. I didn't like the Bulldog that much, however
I got interested in its low-voltage tube design so I
assembled a copy on a test bench. On its own it has
provided very little overdrive, just as expected,
but when combined with the Crate Flexwave preamp (my
favorite solid-state distortion) it has completed
its already great tone, giving it more fullness and
presence. I've used this arrangement for rehearsals
and some gigs and got complemented for the tone."
Flextron DC14is available as freeware for Windows (VST)
as part of the KVR Developer Challenge 2014.