ChowCentaur 4+

Guitar distortion effect

Jatin Chowdhury

    • 4.9 • 29 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



ChowCentaur is an audio plugin emulation of the renowned Klon Centaur guitar pedal. The emulation features the three knob parameters from the original pedal, along with a bypass switch, and a menu to choose between two different emulation modes. The "Traditional" emulation mode uses traditional circuit modelling techniques, while the "Neural" mode uses a recurrent neural network.

ChowCentaur began as a research project, intending to compare the benefits and drawbacks of different circuit modelling techniques. As such, there are several supporting materials that may be interesting to users with a more technical background:
- Source code:
- Technical Paper:
- Presentation at the 2020 Audio Developer Conference:

ChowCentaur installs as an AUv3 plugin that can be used in host applications like Garageband or AUM.

What’s New

Version 1.4.0

- "Mono" processing option.
- Improved performance in both "Traditional" and "Neural" model.
- In-app purchase "tip jar".

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
29 Ratings

29 Ratings

PsillyPin ,

Supreme Booster extraordinaire

Put this up against the Nembrini version and it’s pretty impressive how clear and articulate this is… does what a great boost should which is to make a great amp scream and sing without getting in the way or too much overt coloration. Using this in front of THU fender amp rigs feel so lifelike and expressive it gives me a huge grin and it’s such a great time to be a guitarist with all this emerging iOS sim software. Pure Heaven, thanks!

MGlazier ,

Nice But

I like it I was able to get a nice sound for guitar and a nice distortion on a vocal but it did not save my work all settings returned to default after reopening is there something I am missing that is why only a 2 star rating if it saved my work it would be 5
Thank you for the update as I said before I love the sound and now that my settings are saved a 5 star review thank you for a nice sounding and working plugin

Developer Response ,

Glad you're liking the sound! As of version 1.3.3, the save/load behaviour has been fixed. Enjoy!

Antsdad1967 ,

Make your amp sims ROCK!

Put this in front of your favorite amp simulator and you won’t believe your ears. There is some serious magic inside this app. Whether you want to add just a little growl to your cleans, some bite to your drive or fire to your over driven leads, this will get you there. Can’t wait to see more from this developer!

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The developer, Jatin Chowdhury, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

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