Archetype: Gojira

The heaviest plugin in the universe. Packed with all the coveted tones by one of metal’s most crushing guitarists - Gojira’s Joe Duplantier.



Archetype: Gojira covers as vast a ground as the bands’ iconic compositions. From clean, mellow ambient sounds to the most obliterating high gain, Archetype: Gojira provides enough options for you to create your own iconic sounds.

Pitch pedals

Pitch Effects

Two brand-new algorithms to Neural DSP plugins ingratiate the Pitch Effects section, giving you unparalleled flexibility for crafting and tweaking your tone.

Wow A MIDI-programmable pitch shifter pedal with 3 different modes providing ultimate control over the additional octave and pitch sweep. Tracking better than the best analog equivalent, nothing is stopping you from nailing Stranded now.

Oct A polyphonic octaver pedal capable of adding two independent octaves, one -1 octave and the other -2 octaves below your dry signal. You’ve never played riffs this heavy.

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Pre Effects

An Overdrive pedal (OD), Distortion pedal (DRT), Phaser pedal (PHSR), and a Chorus pedal (CHR) offer further augmentation of your guitar sound. Try subtle blends of each to forge complex and unique presets.


At the core of Archetype: Gojira are 3 amplifiers meticulously tweaked with Joe Duplantier to achieve every aspect of Gojira’s versatile and monstrous sound.

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A pristine model of a vintage tube amplifier sits at the front of the amp section. Lower the gain for clean tones or crank it for unbelievably natural tube saturation.

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Calling RUST a crunch amplifier would be like calling Silvera a lullaby. Sure, you could try to use it to send your little ones to sleep, but don’t blame us for the nightmares they have. Featuring one of the biggest gain sweeps we’ve ever worked with, this behemoth will take you to Another World.

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Hotter than Magma; this channel is what you’re here for. It perfectly captures the clear, defined, ultra high-gain tone Gojira is known for. Pair it with the Time Effects section for soaring lead tones or the Pitch Effects section for gargantuan rhythm tones.

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Ideal for detailed spectrum adjustment, the onboard 9-band graphic equalizer allows for total control over frequency response. As always, there’s an independent EQ for each amplifier.


A comprehensive cabsim module with hundreds of IRs made by Adam "Nolly" Getgood. Featuring six virtual microphones that can be easily positioned around the speakers. In addition to the hundreds of IRs, this module can be used to load your own IR files.

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This unique control allows you to use each head with its matched cabinet, or experiment by interchanging them.

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Time Effects

The time section includes two powerful pedals:

Delay: A haunting delay with tape saturation.

Reverb: Chasmic reverb with a dark-voiced shimmer.


No DAW? No problem! Run Archetype: Gojira as a standalone app with no additional software required.

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System requirements

Archetype: Gojira comes in 64-bit VST / AU / AAX / Standalone.

Latest OS Compatibility for Windows & Mac.

For more information about system requirements visit our support page.

Free iLok License Manager and iLok account needed.

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