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Mercuriall’s Free MT-A Plugin Emulates the Iconic—and Controversial—Boss Metal Zone Pedal

Mercuriall Audio has announced the MT-A, a free guitar plugin inspired by the legendary—and often controversial—Boss Metal Zone MT-2.

Introduced in the early Nineties, the MT-2 is known for having a buzzy and harsh tone, but was also on virtually every budding metal guitarist’s pedal board throughout the decade. 

Mercuriall’s new plugin (cheekily named the Metal Area) emulates the Metal Zone right down to the iconic black-and-orange color scheme and lettering in its imagery. It’s available for PC and Mac in VST/AU/AAX formats.

The MT-A is available for download at

Richard Bienstock

Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.