We're currently living in the age of digital audio. Amp Simulator is an incredibly powerful tool that is essential to any music producer.

But there are so many different Amp Simulator plugins in the music production landscape, so we decided to create the ultimate list of the top Amp Simulator plugins today that will help you find the perfect fit.


Amp Room: Marshall Edition

Amp Simulator by Softube



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Marshall-Stacked, Value-Packed

  • An exclusive edition of Amp Room—Softube's pro audio guitar and bass platform—that’s loaded with officially licensed Marshall amps and cabs.
  • Includes the Amp Room package, plus four amps—Plexi, Silver Jubilee, JMP 2203, & Bluesbreaker 1962–and the eight cabs from Marshall Cabinet Collection.
  • The comprehensive Marshall Sound in the pro guitar and bass platform at a fraction of the cost of purchasing the components separately.

Legendary compressors and EQs, classic amps and cabinets, vintage pedals and mics. Everything you need to produce the absolute best guitar and bass tones—right at your fingertips. Amp Room is the modern, ever-expanding pro audio guitar and bass platform designed with the discerning professional in mind. Amp Room: Marshall Edition is the version especially curated to bring the heritage and prestige of the Marshall Sound.

As the long-time, exclusive software partner of Marshall, Softube are proud to offer the only officially licensed Marshall plug-ins. And Amp Room:  Marshall Edition comes fully stacked. In addition to all the amps, cabs, pedals, and gear included in the original Amp Room, you get four legendary Marshall amps and eight classic, rare, and hand-wired cabs from Marshall Cabinet Collection. It’s an incredible collection of iconic gear at a historic value.

Softube + Marshall: A Partnership Fused by Sound Quality

Softube's first-ever prototype was a hardware DSP box running a Marshall amp model and a loudspeaker model. Suffice it to say, that got Marshall’s attention. The relationship sparked by those humble beginnings has led to a successful, long-term partnership. Amp Room: Marshall Edition is stacked from here to high heaven with the only amps and cabs available in software form that are endorsed by Marshall.

Marshall Additions: The Higher the Stack the Closer to God-Status

The expertly emulated amplifiers and cabinets included in Amp Room: Marshall Edition will bring your guitar and bass tones to new heights. From the amazingly responsive Marshall Museum piece, Plexi Super Lead 1959, to the dark and smooth collector’s item, Silver Jubilee 2555, the amps in this edition grant you near-total mastery over the legendary Marshall Sound. The father of JCM800, Marshall JMP 2203, is the quintessential rock amp. Bluesbreaker Model 1962, one of the rarest and most expensive amps in the world, adds warmth and crunch in three dimensions. With eight special speaker cabinets versatile enough for any musical genre from vintage to modern in the mix, dominion over the heaven-sent sound of Marshall is all but complete.

What's included?

Marshall Plexi Super Lead 1959

There is perhaps no other amplifier more vital to the history of rock & roll than the Marshall Plexi Super Lead 1959. Softube took Marshall’s own museum-piece Plexi (a pristine model from 1967) under extremely careful security and supervision and modelled each and every component to produce the most textured, detailed software version imaginable. At any setting, it responds exactly like the hardware, and it’s sensitive to your playing style like you wouldn’t believe.




Features

  • The only officially licensed collection of cabinets from Marshall.
  • Sound quality perfectly captured by acclaimed producer Daniel Bergstrand​.
  • Versatile collection of 8 cabs with many microphone options for each one​.
  • Learn more about Amp Room Expansion: Marshall Cabinet Collection.


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  • Mac OS X 10.13 or newer (older OS versions will not work) (64-bit only).
  • Windows 10 64-bit (older Windows versions may work but are not tested) (64-bit only).
  • Mac: Intel Core i3 / i5 / i7 / Xeon - M1 support pending.
  • Windows: Intel Core i3 / i5 / i7 / Xeon / AMD Quad-Core or newer.
  • Screen resolution 1280x800 or larger.
  • Supported sample rates: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4 and 192 kHz, in both mono and stereo.
  • 8 GB RAM or more is recommended, as well as at least 8 GB hard disk space for installation (individual plug-ins take less space, while sample libraries may require additional disk space).
  • A Softube account is required to register and install the software.
  • An iLok account is required for authorisation of the software.
  • Internet access for downloading installer and managing licenses.
  • iLok generation 2 and up, if you intend to use a physical iLok dongle for authorizing your plug-ins (note that an iLok dongle is not a requirement).
  • In theory, any 64-bit VST, VST3, AU, or AAX (11.0.2 or higher) compatible host application should work.
  • The most recent maintenance release of the DAW application is recommended.

However, due to plug-in host differences between DAWs - and Softube's own rigorous testing standards - Softube only officially test their plug-ins and instruments in the most recent versions of Pro Tools, Logic Pro, Cubase, Live, Studio One, Digital Performer, Reaper and Sonar. Softube plugins are not tested in the non-listed systems, but they most likely work as long as the system requirements are met. Softube cannot guarantee a solution for issues in unsupported systems.

Important note: make sure that you always use the latest iLok License Manager. It is not included in the Softube installer but can be downloaded from www.ilok.com​

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BIAS Amp 2 Elite

Amp Simulator by Positive Grid



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Virtual Amp Designer

Your tone is your identity and sometimes nothing less than a custom setup can deliver the goods.

Create authentic and mind-blowing tones that can be tweaked and fully customized.

BIAS AMP 2 is the ultimate virtual amp designer, authentically recreating the tone and feel of real tube amplifiers, while allowing you to mix and match components to create your ideal amp. You can use Amp Match to clone the tone of real hardware or a guitar track, or connect to the ToneCloud® to gain access to thousands of custom amps from artists and recording studios, or upload your own custom tones to the cloud. 

BIAS AMP 2 represents a revolution in virtual amplifier design, providing the tools to take your ultimate guitar tone with you anywhere, from the studio to the stage and back again.

What's New in Bias Amp 2 - Create the Amp of Your Dreams

Dynamic Tone Engine

For BIAS AMP 2 we worked with artists, engineers and recording studios to improve the already hyper-authentic touch response of our amplifier circuits. The result is a new playing experience, with increased touch responsiveness and dynamics. With new tubes, transformer, dynamic tone control and a completely redesigned speaker cabinet module with multi-mic capability, you now have the tools to take your tone explorations further than ever before!

Bias Meets Celestion

When it comes to speakers, Celestion is the most trusted name in the history of rock and roll. Their drivers have been used on more classic songs and tones than any other manufacturer, and their impulse responses are the favourites of guitarists ranging from Pete Thorn and Scott Henderson to George Lynch. We’ve partnered with Celestion to make their IR’s easier to use than ever before, so you can forget loading individual files! Just select a custom Celestion cab and start moving the mics around – BIAS AMP 2 does the rest.

Redesigned Amp Packs

Along with BIAS AMP’s built-in amp packs, BIAS AMP 2 adds two new amp packs that widen the sonic palette even further. Blues is all about gooey clean to mid-gain amps, and Bass brings amps and speaker cabs just for bass guitars. Add in all of the custom component options, and you have literally thousands of custom amps at your fingertips. There’s nothing else like it!

Bass

Blues

Lush Reverbs

BIAS AMP 2 also includes nine built-in reverbs, ranging from huge halls to intimate rooms with full control over the character of the reverbs. Between the different reverb types and the extensive filtering and saturation options, BIAS AMP 2 has all your reverb needs covered.

New Amp Match

AMP Match can already match the tone of any mic’d reference amp, but we’ve made it even better in BIAS AMP 2: now matching a tone is as easy as importing an audio file! Not only that, if you aren’t all that familiar with dialing amps yourself you can ask AMP Match to guess the circuit for you. You’ll get faster and better results no matter what your skill level is, making it even easier to get to your ideal tone.

Enhanced Authenticity

AMP Match utilizes a collection of underlying technologies to analyze and compare your currently selected BIAS amp model and the sound of a target tube amplifier, including the speaker cabinet and microphone. It then executes the tonal compensation and enhancements needed to make your amp model’s sound accurately match that of the target tube amplifier.

100 Amp Match Presets - Don't Sweat the Details

Even if you’re not interested in matching amps yourself, you can still take advantage of the power of AMP Match by connecting to the Positive Grid ToneCloud and enjoy 100 new custom AMP Match presets. There are thousands more from artists, recording studios and guitarists from around the world.

What’s New In Detail

New Tubes and Amp Packs

BIAS AMP 2 puts the focus on dynamic tube amp behaviour and feel, adding new tube types and Amp Packs and enabling thousands of new custom amp designs in the process.

The new preamp tubes are all about headroom: The new 12BH7 and 12AY7 tubes put out more gain before distortion than normal 12AX7’s, so they’re often used in bass and hi-fi amplifier designs where being both loud AND clean is super important. You’ll find that these new tubes give you more control over clean and mid-gain guitar tones, making it even easier to create dynamic sounds that break up at just the right time - or not at all.

The new power amp tubes complement the low and mid-gain focus, offering more clean power and more saturation control. A pair of the 6550 tubes puts out the same power as four EL34’s, so they have more headroom at lower master volume levels. The new KT88’s have a similar midrange to EL34’s but the bass and treble frequencies extend lower and higher, making them ideal for slamming bass and hyper-clean guitar sounds.

BIAS AMP 2 also features two new amp packs, widening the palette of available tones and options. The Blues Pack was inspired by some of the best clean and mid-gain amps on the planet, offering increased touch-dynamics and a wide range of amp drive, while the Bass Pack was designed just for bass guitars, adding a host of studio quality bass sounds with zero tweaking needed.

The new tube types and amp packs offer a host of new dynamic possibilities, giving guitarists and bassists access to a huge new library of available tones and delivering sonic inspiration with every twist of a knob.

New Transformer With “Dynamic Tone Control”

The power supplies and transformers in tube amps do more than simply provide voltage to tubes and amplify signals - they affect the frequency response of the amp in fundamental and dynamic ways. We spent a large amount of time re-examining this behavior for BIAS AMP 2, and we came up with a new circuit we’ve added to the transformer module we call the Dynamic Tone Control. The DTC is a variable circuit that emulates the dynamic effect that power supplies and transformers have on the upper midrange response, and it can be really effective in adjusting the way the amp feels. The DTC can be magic on certain kinds of brash tones, so if you have a sound you love but it’s aggressive or brash in a way you can’t seem to control with EQ or circuit tweaking, try raising the DTC control. Higher values enhance the effect.

New Speaker IR’s From Celestion, And New Speaker Cabinet Module

For BIAS AMP 2 we partnered with Celestion, the king of speaker manufacturers, to give users access to the favourite impulse responses of top guitarists like Pete Thorn, Scott Henderson and George Lynch. Normal IR packs come with a mountain of files that are auditioned by loading them individually, but you can do all that work in BIAS AMP 2 simply by moving the virtual microphone on the speaker cabinet around. It makes using Celestion IR’s easier than on any other platform, and it’s not just a major time saver, it also allows you to stay in the creative mindset longer.

Studio engineers started recording guitar amps using multiple microphones as soon as they had the capability, and many Hall Of Fame guitar sounds were recorded using this technique. We’ve added this functionality to BIAS AMP 2, letting you use multiple microphones on the same cab and mix them together! Layering a dynamic 57 pointed at the dust cap (which picks up a ton of crispy treble and deep bass) with a 414 condenser aimed in between the dust cap and the speaker edge (which has less treble and more mids) results in a tone that is rounder and more full than either of those mics could produce by themselves. Now you can pull a solo out above the vocals or tuck a rhythm part behind the bass guitar just by tweaking the mic mixer.

The cabinet module also features brand new Open and Closed-back cabinet emulation, authentically recreating the distinctive bass and low mid frequency response that typifies each enclosure style. As a result, you have even more control over your core tone, allowing you to get even closer to iconic sounds with less effort.

New RTA EQ

Even though our ears are the most valuable tools we have when creating tones, sometimes it’s really helpful to be able to look at a tone visually. The new RTA EQ module displays a realtime frequency analysis of the signal running through it, making it easy to spot a problem frequency range or see what affect your circuit tweaks are having on the overall guitar sound. You won’t have to ask yourself “what is the frequency of that low midrange bump I’m hearing?”, because the RTA EQ will show it to you, allowing you to tame it quickly and easily.

100 New Custom Amps On ToneCloud®

BIAS AMP 2 now comes with 100 new custom amps from a wide variety of musical styles and genres!!

Don’t forget that you’re NEVER limited to a “stock” amp with BIAS AMP 2. Other guitar platforms offer you one version of a classic amp circuit, but BIAS AMP’s component emulation engine allows nearly infinite variation. With these 100 new custom amps it doesn’t matter what kind of music you play or what kind of tone you’re looking for - chances are good that there’s a relevant custom amp on the ToneCloud® that will do the trick.

Download and Share Custom Tones

The Positive Grid ToneCloud® is more than just a simple storage tank for your own custom amps - it’s an online community where musicians from all over the world can share and discuss tones, to the benefit of everyone. There are thousands of custom amps on the ToneCloud®, uploaded by artists, recording studios and guitarists just like you. Download artists' signature amps, or try out the latest and most popular matched amps created by your fellow guitarists.

The World's Most Extensive Library of Pro Tones

The tone-creation possibilities are nearly infinite with BIAS Amp 2, which comes with 100 new custom amps in a variety of genres. Download artists' signature amps, or try out the latest and most popular matched amp models created by your fellow guitarists. It doesn’t matter what kind of music you play or what kind of tone you’re looking for – chances are good that it’s on the ToneCloud®.

Bias FX Integration

BIAS Amp was designed to integrate directly with BIAS FX, Positive Grid’s flagship amp-and-effects processing environment. All of the custom amplifiers you create with BIAS Amp 2 are automatically available in BIAS FX, providing a foundation for your ideal finished tone. Start with an amp that fits your playing like a glove in BIAS Amp 2, and then open it in BIAS FX and add pedal and racks effects. It’s a seamless and revolutionary workflow, making it easier than ever to create your own signature tones!




Features

  • New Dynamic Tone Engine
  • New Preamp Power Amp
  • New Tone Stacks and Transformers
  • New Cabinets Module with Dual Miking
  • New Tubes Cabs and Mic Options
  • New RTA EQ
  • New User Interface
  • New Amp Match Technology
  • 100 New Amp Match presets
  • Blues Expansion Pack
  • Bass Expansion Pack
  • New IR Loader File Manager
  • 15 Official Licensed Celestion IRs, including:

  • Celestion Vintage 30
  • Celestion Blue
  • Celestion G12H Anniversary
  • Celestion G12-65
  • Celestion G12M Greenback

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Mac

  • OS X 10.9 or later
  • Audio Units, VST, RTAS, AAX Native
  • 4GB of RAM minimal, 8GB or more recommended
  • 700MB free disk space
  • BIAS STD requires A DAW software (Digital Audio Workstation) to host, it doesn’t have a Standalone version at this moment.
  • Internet connection is required to activate license and access Tone Cloud, BIAS doesn’t support offline activation at this moment. It can run under offline mode after activation and disable Tone Cloud

Windows

  • Windows 7 (SP1) or Windows 8
  • VST, RTAS, AAX Native
  • 4GB of RAM minimal, 8GB or more recommended
  • 1.5GHz Dual-core processor minimal, 2.0GHz Dual-core or more recommended
  • 250MB free disk space for per version (32 or 64 bits)
  • BIAS STD requires A DAW software (Digital Audio Workstation) to host, it doesn’t have a Standalone version at this moment.
  • Internet connection is required to activate license and access Tone Cloud, BIAS doesn’t support offline activation at this moment. It can run under offline mode after activation and disable Tone Cloud

Note: Internet connection is required to activate license and access Tone Cloud, BIAS doesn’t support offline activation at this moment. It can run under offline mode after activation and disable Tone Cloud.

Support Host Requirements

  • Ableton Live 8.0 or above
  • Avid Pro Tools 10 or above
  • Ardour 3.0 or above
  • Apple Logic Pro 9.0 or above
  • Apple GarageBand 6.0.5, 10.0 or above
  • Cakewalk Sonar X2 or above
  • Cockos Reaper 3.4 or above
  • Harrison Mixbus 2.0 or above
  • Steinberg Cubase 5.0 or above
  • Steinberg Nuendo 4.3 or above
  • MuTools MuLab 6.0 or above
  • PreSonus Studio One Producer/Professional 2 or above

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Electrum

Amp Simulator by United Plugins



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Electrum is the all-in-one single-screen guitar solution. The last amplifier and pedalboard your guitar will ever need. It matches any guitar style or technique. Rhythm guitar or solo. From jazz to modern metal. Achieve perfect sound for any electric guitar quickly and easily with all options available within a single window.




Features

  • Everything at Your Finger-tips

  • Ergonomy means efficiency. Most (even great sounding) guitar software products on the market suffer from the lack of the mentioned above. Don't dive deep into menus, don't look for hidden options. Electrum has every option in one screen to provide you with the fastest way from your idea to the perfect sound.

  • Smart Input Setting

  • Hit the 'Analyse Input Level' button and hit the strings of your guitar as hard as you intend to play. Electrum will set up the input level automatically to find the perfect sweet spot to match your signal's strength, providing the ideal working point for each of the particular processors. Perfect gain-staging and volume balance helps to get the most out of Electrum.

  • Sound Like Your Heroes

  • EQ Matching is Electrum's secret weapon. Make your guitar sound similar to the tracks that are already out there and you admire. Just load your favourite guitar performances into your track and loop-play them to analyze. Then analyze your guitar sound and let Electrum do the automatic match with incredible accuracy.

  • All Amps in One

  • Any guitar, any style. Electrum provides five guitar amps of different levels of gain and distortion. They share common controls for quick and easy setup with no confusion. United Plugins analyzed the most profound amps on the market and created Electrum with these in mind. But they also added several perks, which let you create an amp that is truly yours.

  • 300+ Cabinets

  • Electrum's unique guitar cab simulation brings 16 types of cabinet simulations combined with 21 alterations, over 300 models. Then it lets you add resonances and ambience. And it's no simple IR set, our cabinet produces a great natural sound no IRs can provide.

  • The Best of all Distortions

  • Are you into rock and metal? Distortion pedals give clarity to the low end and get you some further drive you need. Electrum provides 3 of them and these again share the common controls for perfect user experience and fast workflow.

  • Double-Tracking Made Simple

  • Until now you probably used the classic double-tracking techniques for most guitar parts. So you know how difficult and time consuming it is to record the same thing twice with exactly the same feel and timing. Not anymore. Enable our doubler, record once and you are good to go.

  • A great reverb is essential, especially for great guitar solos. Electrum provides the best of the best. Hall, Room, Plate, Cathedral, Shimmer, Ethereal... You name it. 18 high-end reverb algorithms. They all feature all necessary controls including high and low damping, ducking for the clarity of the guitar performance and much more.

  • Advanced PolyTuner

  • Your performance will never be out of tune unless you really want it. Electrum's super-fast responding and super-accurate poly-tuner is based on advanced spectral analysis. Strike all your strings at once to see which one is out of tune. Or do it one by one with incredible accuracy.

  • Multi-Modulation

  • The Modulation section usually includes several stomp-boxes. United Plugins decided to merge them into one to let you blend unique effects. Chorus, flanger, phaser, tremolo, sweeper and any combination. How about a sweerus or trenger?

  • Delay? Just a Delay?

  • Flexible double-tap delay with sync, modulation, saturation... What more would you expect from a guitar delay pedal?

  • A simple 7 bands EQ pedal with HP and LP filters would do the job for most guitar tones. But Electrum's equalizer goes further. Long-time experience and the passion for the perfect tone helped us discover the magic guitar frequency (X) which will give your guitar tone something extra. You need to hear that!

  • Unnatural Order = Freedom

  • Electrum's lets you easily reorder the modules it provides if you want to be extra creative. Perhaps you'd like the reverb heavily amped and then sent to a flanger? Maybe you'd like to try the distortion pedal after the amp? Maybe it is impossible with hardware, but certainly not for Electrum!

  • Tons of Presets

  • A lot of producers and professional guitarists were involved in creating the presets for Electrum. Not only you have the global presets that give you the perfect start but each section (each effect) can load and save its presets, too. Everything for a great workflow, so that you can play your guitar instead of clicking your mouse.

  • Choose your GUI style

  • Some people like 3D graphics better, some prefer flat design. Electrum provides both. You may choose which GUI suits your more and switch between 3D and 2D at any time. The graphic style has NO effect on the sound nor the CPU load.

  • Hassle-free software protection

  • No iLok, no dongle nor internet access is required for activation. United Plugins software uses licence files to activate your software. You can freely use the purchased software on all your computers as long as you are the user.

  • Realistic 3D Yet Flexible GUI

  • The photorealistic graphic user interface of the plugin gives you the feeling you are touching the real hardware. But it easily adapts to your needs. You can always drag the arrow in the bottom right corner to change its size - make it smaller to save valuable screen space, or enlarge it to make it easier to use.

  • 64-bit Audio Quality at ANY Sampling Rate

  • The plugin provides the maximum audio quality you can get. It uses internal 64-bit audio processing and can handle any sampling rate. 192 kHz or even higher.

  • Smart Bypass

  • The intelligent way our plugins manage bypassing ensures that you don't get any clicks or harmful noises when automating the parameter. It also compensates for latency ensuring that the bypass states are perfectly in sync with each other.

  • Intelligent Sleep on Silence

  • This plugin intelligently detects whether it makes sense to perform processing at all. And if not, it temporarily turns on sleep mode. In such a state, it requires virtually no CPU at all saves the computing sources for other processes.


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Mac

  • macOS 10.10 and later (M1 Silicon Mac and macOS 11 Big Sur supported) (64-bit only)
  • Intel / AMD processor with SSE2 support
  • VST2, VST3, AAX or AU compatible host

Windows

  • Windows 8 - 10 (32 or 64-bit)
  • Intel / AMD processor with SSE2 support
  • VST2, VST3 or AAX compatible host

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AmpLion 2 Rock Essentials

Amp Simulator by Audified



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Make Your Guitar Roar

Get incredibly sounding rock tones from three exceptionally modelled amps in a new generation of Audified's AmpLion software.

A complete revamp of Audified's long-standing AmpLion Pro guitar software. Now with much more detailed models, new features, and totally re-designed GUI. A gear collection based exclusively on absolute rock staples!

On the Shoulders of a Lion

Audified have come a long way since designing the very first AmpLion plug-in in 2011. For the new version, they have opted for a completely new product philosophy. The one of efficiency, larger than life guitar sounds, and guitarist-friendly workflow. AmpLion 2 Rock Essentials gets you three legendary amp models, four cabinets, fifteen stompboxes, ten microphones, all recreated as detailed plug-in models using state of the art component modelling.

Overview

  • Easy tone-finder. Turn it on, and play!
  • Ultra-dynamic feel under your hands
  • Proprietary Hiss Gate and Noise Gate algorithms
  • Human-like Double Track function
  • Popular & custom gear modifications
  • Super accurate low-latency cabinet models

The New Engine Behind the Incredible Sound

Audified combined their proprietary research with the latest trends in the scientific community, took the best of both to design Audified's new real-time nonlinear dynamic circuit equations solver, and use it as the basis for all circuitry inside the AmpLion 2.

The power amplifier section uses the loudspeaker impedance model as a load to replicate the interaction between the power amp tubes, output transformer, loudspeaker, and power amp feedback.

The modulation and analogue delay effects use the bucket-brigade delay model with an exact number of buckets and virtual clock rate instead of a simple delay, adding a small amount of aliasing to the output sound - this can be heard as a typical ringing sound.

The models, including the cabinets, are latency-free, and you get an immediate response while playing. To achieve the same phasing between Cab A and B as you would experience in a real-life recording situation, Audified added a small additional delay equal to the time the sound, travelling from the loudspeaker, needs to reach the microphone membrane. There are no internal IRs in the cabinet section, these are all real-time cabinet models!

Amplifier Models & Features

Martial 59

The real rock legend! Without this type of amp, Rock 'N' Roll would not exist. The four channels of the model deliver the traditional four input configuration. The Parallel channel is the key to your classic screaming rock sounds, and it is the equivalent of chaining the Normal and Bright channels together. There are also Master volume and Pushed mode options. Switch to the rear panel to discover the revision switch - SLP/HW, Brown sound switch, and Ohm selection (yes, it makes a difference :)

Jukebox 30

What a versatile amp design! This purple beast delivers a rich classic rock tonal spectrum, and it is a perfect complement to the first two. The Normal channel is one of the best platforms for using treble boosters (hint: There are two models included). The switchable Tremolo and Reverb features are a must, as well as the Tone Cut. On the rear panel, you get the Voicing and Custom EQ options. Plus, there is a Bright switch for the normal channel, too.

Bartender Delux 65

Meet the low-wattage spanky amp of choice for many players across genres - from traditional country to alternative indie rock. Don't be fooled by the size! Despite not having much headroom, this amp is a monster. Choose between the two main channels, each having the Low and High input option, and on the rear panel, discover the added Pushed mode. While the Vibrato channel is engaged, enjoy the hyperreal spring reverb and the famous lush or choppy vibrato.

Rear Panel Mod Functions

With AmpLion 2 Rock Essentials, you get the amps modelled after their legendary ancestors as they come stock, as well as specific tweaks, fan-favourite mods, version revisions, or Audified's custom modification ideas. Most of the time, these are located at the rear panel of the model. Are you eager to try something new with your favourite amp model? Take a look there!

Cabinet Models & Features

Martial 412 GB & 412 G12A

These two cabinets are the perfect match for the Martial 59 model. Nevertheless, they sound great with every amp model included. They are your classic 4x12" half-stack basis. Martial 412 GB is fuller in bass response and rather scooped in mids. Whether Martial 412 G12A is more focused on mids and tighter. For the most fun possible, combine them in stereo or in the Double Track mode.

Bartender 112 J

The sound of the classic 1x12" combo and a J-style speaker. It is a matching cabinet to the Bartender DeLux 65 amp model. This little beast is capable of many things. Try pairing it with the other amps, too. You may be amazed by what it can do. The small box often means tightness and low-end focus.

Jukebox 212 GB

One of the most classic open-back 2x12". Those green speakers likely co-formed the whole rock movement. This cabinet matches Jukebox 30 amp, but you can definitely use it with the other two as well. It is heavenly for clean to crunchy sounds, and it can handle what you throw at it. Desert island cabinet for many, indeed. When you are about to impress the queen, use two of them! :)

Dual or Single Cabinet Option

AmpLion 2 provides vast options regarding cabinet use. E.g., select only one cabinet to be active and pan the mic across the stereo field. Or blend two cabinets and leave the Pan in the centre. Or use two cabinets and mics, and pan them, e.g., hard left and hard right. For even different results, try the Double Track feature.

Stompbox Model & Features

Fifteen All-New Models

Building upon Audified's virtual stompbox history with DSound Stomp’n FX and MultiDrive Pedal Pro, AmpLion 2 Rock Essentials delivers a new and redesigned set of stompbox models. Including not so widely modelled effects such as famous treble-boosters of the 60s and 70s. Some pedal models also feature favourite user mods or "nice to have" options.

Drives & Wah

Included drive models are: 808 IceScream, O-Drive 1, Distortion Puls, MeltedFace Fuzz, Corny T-Boost, Ravemaster T-Boost. Plus, there is a Jukebox Wah 84 - a very versatile wah model for all your crazy wah-offs!

Pre & Post Effects Board

Many effect pedals react very differently depending on where they are placed in regards to the amplifier. In AmpLion 2, you can use two pedalboards. One is located before the amplifier and one after the whole rig. Drive pedals and Wah are available only before the amp, and DigiDelay and DigiVerb are available only after the rig. Together with both EQs, they do wonders when finalizing your tone.

Modulation Effects

Based on iconic modulation stompboxes from the 1970s onward, featured models are Mrs. Flanger, Stoner Phaser, Cloned Chorus. Please note: Sending messages in bottles works with these! ;)

Delays & Reverb

The highlight here is the Memorized Delay. It was modelled after a legendary unit and spiced-up with an added Tap tempo. There is also Audified's own DigiDelay, which sports advanced options such as LR ping pong, Double mode, or a Color function. Last, but not least is the DigiVerb. A great utility solution for extending the spatial perception of the amp's own reverbs.

Equalisers

Choose from Audified's two proprietary stompbox equalizers - GraphEQ and ParaEQ, depending on your workflow and preferences.

Mic Models and Features

Ten Industry Standard Microphones

AmpLion 2 features key fan-favourite mic models for amp & cab recording and re-amping. They are 57 Legend, 906 S-Cube, 421 Sensei, 7B Podcaster, 121 Rodger, 414 OMG, 87 Oldman, 451 Pencil, 5i Audition, plus a special Flat response microphone. For maximal tonal variability, use different mics with different cabinets and experiment with their positions.

Advanced Panning and Level Options

When you select your favourite mic combination, feel free to play more with the Pan and Level features. You can blend two mics onto one another when leaving them in the centre or fully enjoy the stereo possibilities, both with single or dual cabinet options. Please note that the Double Track function and hard panning present differently sounding results.

Positions Based on Real Science

Each mic model included is based on thorough and repeated measurements in an anechoic chamber. Things your ears hear in real life during guitar recording may be often misleading. They depend on the many variables and the context itself, but the physics and acoustics measurements represent what truly happens.

Adjustable Mic Function

While Position and Distance are self-explanatory, AmpLion 2 sports the Mic angle function, too. This feature enables you to try many different miking techniques. Its range spans from 0 degrees to 75 degrees. 0 degrees is the default position and it means the mic is perpendicular to the cabinet grill cloth.

Utility Features

Intuitive Page-Based Layout

For easy signal flow navigation, AmpLion 2 is divided into four pages. Each page is engageable separately using its Power button.

Advanced Noise Gate Function

Audified's Noise gate algorithm is very thoroughly pre-tuned to help you eliminate noise even when using very high gain. All you have to do is to choose how strongly it will react. Both Hiss Gate and Noise Gate are based on envelope tracking for both signal level and signal frequency bandwidth with automated release time to work both for palm muting and playing solo with the same settings.

Automated Double-Track Option

Try Audified's new Double Track function. It will automatically create the illusion of double-tracked stereo guitars, with a natural chorus-like widening included. The double-tracked signal is not a pure time-delayed replica of the original signal, but it has random and signal-dependent changes in delay, pitch, level, and attack.

Proprietary Hiss Gate Function

Noise and hiss can sometimes be caused by different things. Audified's new Hiss gate is amazing for eliminating subtle pickup noises, amongst other things, and it does not affect your playing in any dynamic way.



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Mac

  • macOS X 10.11 - macOS 11.1
  • AAX, AU, VST3 (64-bit only)

Windows

  • Windows 7 - Windows 10
  • AAX (64-bit), VST3 (32/64-bit)
  • This product is iLok protected - the USB hardware key is not necessary. Only a FREE iLok Account/License Manager is required, which is available at iLok.com.

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Amp Room

Amp Simulator by Softube



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Important Note: This is the full version of Amp Room. The following upgrades are also available:

Amplify Your Guitar and Bass to Perfection.

  • The pro-audio guitar and bass platform: designed for the producer, sounds exactly like real amps in high-end studios miked up with professional gear.
  • Load studio FX from Softube, Tube-Tech, and Trident, amps and cabs from Marshall, and more.
  • Mix and match modules to create complex patches and shape the sound you want.

Imagine being in a luxury, professional studio full of vintage gear including legendary compressors and EQs, classic Marshall amps and cabinets, pedals, and mics and being offered anything you need to configure exactly how you want it to produce the very best guitar tones.

Built on Softube's legacy of modelling analogue gear with unmatched accuracy, Amp Room is the modern platform designed with the discerning professionals in mind to be a continuously growing pro audio system of everything you need to create high-quality, authentic, and incredibly realistic guitar and bass sounds.

As the producer with all that gear at hand, you’re the master of puppets, mixing and matching all the gear you need to create mix-ready tones just like you do in a physical studio. You can also process other sound sources, such as drums, vocals, and synth tracks. All the gear you chose from your visit to that luxury studio is configured to your exact specifications and ready to use.

The Pro Audio Guitar & Bass Platform: Designed by Experts, Built on Legacy

Softube has a long history of modelling professional gear. After nearly two decades working in collaboration with premium pro audio brands like Tube-Tech, Solid State Logic, Chandler Limited®, Weiss Engineering, Trident, and more, Softube have a solid track record recreating indisputable classics in software form that sound precisely like their hardware counterparts. Amp Room is built on this legacy, and Softube took the same meticulous approach they take whenever they model a legendary compressor or equalizer used by, say, The Beatles – everything needs to be exact, component by component. Nothing less.

An Infinitely Expandable Platform

Amp Room is a living platform and ecosystem, with more compatible expansions and plug-ins added all the time. The Marshall Cabinet Collection is an expansion pack made exclusively for Amp Room that is available to purchase right now, and there are more to come.

A selection of Softube studio FX, like American Class A (included as two separate modules), Tube-Tech CL 1B, Trident A-Range EQ, and Tape, are Amp Room Ready and can be loaded as modules right now. Eventually, more and more Softube plug-ins that can be used to create guitar and bass sounds will be available to use in Amp Room.

All Softube amplifier plug-ins, such as Marshall Plexi Super Lead 1959 and Eden WT800, can be loaded in Amp Room with heads and cabinets as separate modules, so if you already own these plug-ins, yes, you can use them with Amp Room. More new amps, pedals, cabs and plug-ins as modules will be added to the platform over time, making Amp Room an even more versatile and powerful pro audio tool.

Stunning Sound Quality

A modular guitar and bass platform designed with sound quality as top priority, Amp Room is for the connoisseur who can tell the difference between good sounds and great sounds. It’s just like having a real amplifier with a miked-up speaker cabinet in a high-end studio–with the added convenience of more options to patch in any kind of studio tool a producer might need anywhere in the chain. Everything will come together, no hard day’s night required.

Realistic Amp Sounds through Careful Modeling

Softube's not known as the Rock & Roll scientists by accident–Softube has been emulating guitar amps from the beginning. In fact, Softube very first project was sticking probes into a Marshall JCM800 guitar amplifier to develop a new method of making digital emulations of analogue audio equipment. Softube felt sure that the existing digital models could be vastly improved, and they were right. Just like everything that Softube models, each Amp Room amp was meticulously component modelled, A/B tested against its physical counterpart and fine-tuned to sound exactly like the original or even better in terms of clarity.

Endless Possibilities

Amp Room comes with 6 amplifiers, 16 cabinets, 10 effects pedals, 3 studio effects, 8 utility modules, and 260 presets covering a wide variety of styles and genres. Not only that, you can also load a selection of Softube plug-ins, like compressors and equalizers, as modules. Customizable, flexible, and as simple or complex as you need it to be. Add expansion packs and create your personal digital studio with everything you need to create high-quality, incredibly realistic guitar sounds, exactly the way you want them.

Authentic Marshall Gear

Amp Room includes legendary Marshall gear modelled as software in partnership with Marshall. Softube has a long history of collaborating with Marshall to produce the highest quality guitar amp models, and Amp Room comes with the only gear in software form that is officially licensed and endorsed by Marshall.

What's included?

As a platform built for pro audio, Amp Room is the best sounding and most flexible and powerful guitar and bass tool available, suitable for any style and genre of music. It comes loaded with a wide variety of amplifiers, cabinets, pedals, studio effects, and utility tools. Let’s break that down.

Amps

One of the guitar amps is the Marshall JCM800, a classic from 1981 that embodies the essence of the Marshall sound. Other amps include a 1964 model that’s great for British Invasion tones, a 1966 version of a classic American combo amplifier that’s made for semi-dirty blues riffs, a German high-gain amp designed for metal, and a late 70s bass amp that’s perfect for classic rock. There’s also a custom DI direct input that adds direct injection functionality so you can blend the bass amp with an unprocessed bass track.

Cabs

The cabs include several 1960 Marshall models for rock and metal guitar and bass. Whether you want a bright and focused sound with weight and punch, lots of vintage character, tightness with a percussive mid-punch, or as much bass as you could possibly need while maintaining clarity and definition in the high mids, Amp Room has you covered with a wide variety of options from which to quickly achieve a great sound.

Pedals

The pedals are expertly designed by Softube as emulations of specific pedals or combinations of the best ones. There’s an overdrive pedal for rock and blues guitar, a reverb pedal for epic and almost infinite perturbations, an equalizer to give your sound a little more sparkle, a compressor for a funkier sound, a chorus pedal for 80s vibes, the Marshall Guv’nor pedal for heavy, distorted tones, a delay pedal to add rhythmic effects in musical arrangements, and more.

Mics & Options

All cabs have at least one mic that you can move around during any stage of the creative process. In some cab modules, you can move the mics anywhere, while in others, they have fixed positions with various combinations. For cabs with two microphones, there’s a mix slider that allows you to set the balance between the two and a continuous width fader that sets the overall stereo image. The cabs with Revisited in their names have been recorded with several mics so that you can select any single mic or combination that gives you the sound you want.

Studio FX

Amp Room is also compatible with a selection of Amp Room ready plug-ins that can be loaded as modules. One of them is the punchy American Class A channel strip included as two modules – a compressor and an equalizer. There are many other options available too, including Tape, Tube-Tech CL 1B, and more.

Utility modules

The utility modules included in Amp Room allow you to filter, adjust gain, mute, adjust the volume or pan, phase align between parallel signal paths, or frequency split signals in a path.

Navigation Bar

When you start up Amp Room on a new track, the Gear Tab will be open and any Softube plug-ins you own that are Amp Room-ready will show up here.

The Gate helps you control excessive noise. Try using this if you have an annoying noise or humming sound when you want things to be quiet.

Some pedals, effects and amplifiers impact the overall dynamics and transients of a sound. If you want to restore the original dynamics, DTC™ (Dynamic Transient Control) can magically bring those transients back to remove harshness and restore tightness and clarity.

Headphones Mode adds subtle room ambience in stereo when you’re working with headphones. If you choose Left or Right when using stereo in Amp Room, you can create stereo effects from your mono source.

Use the Split panel when creating more than one path in the signal chain to process two frequency ranges of an instrument differently and use the Mix panel to combine the two signal paths into one stereo output.

Adjust the amount of zoom you want with the Zoom control.

Softube & Marshall: A Partnership Based on Sound Quality

Softube’s first prototype was a hardware DSP box running a Marshall amp model and a loudspeaker model. This attracted Marshall’s interest and led to a successful long-term partnership between Softube and Marshall. Softube is Marshall’s exclusive software partner, and Amp Room comes with the only amps and cabs available in software form that are officially licensed and endorsed by Marshall.

In Short

  • The pro-audio guitar platform, with studio-quality, record-ready sound.
  • Built on a legacy of careful component modelling.
  • Continuously growing platform and ecosystem.
  • Compatible with other Softube plug-ins, like Tape, Tube-Tech CL 1B, and Trident A-Range.
  • Includes American Class A as two separate modules: compressor and equalizer.
  • Fine-tuned to sound exactly like the originals.
  • Useful for any style and genre.
  • Highly customizable.
  • Officially endorsed Marshall amps and cabs available.
  • Amp Room Exclusive expansion packs.
  • Patch in any kind of studio tool you need anywhere in the chain.
  • Build patches that are difficult or impossible in a physical studio.



Features

  • Multistates: do quick comparisons between various sound settings without losing your arrangement
  • Dragbox selection: copy and paste modules easily
  • New Amp Room Ready modules: Tape Echoes and TSAR-1R
  • Improved GUI flow, now with focus mode available for all modules
  • Redesigned solo/mute functionality, now with colorized lanes
  • 9 amplifiers, component modelled to perfection. Including 3 new amplifiers: American Mainstayer 100W for crunchy hard rock or high-gain metal, the legendary Dual Tremolo 100W Silver with master volume control for more distortion, and Bass Standard V8 for that perfect sound of fullness.
  • 16 cabinets with multiple microphone options.
  • 15 effect pedals, from distortion to delay and reverb including 5 new pedals: Softube Tinnerö Tremolo, Softube Lion Head Vibrato, Softube Wahstena Auto Wah, KRAFT, Kleen 22–everything from clean signal boost to heavy fuzz and distortion, plus much more
  • 3 studio effects, such as American Class A as modules.
  • 8 utility modules, such as short delay for phase aligning.
  • 260 presets in many different genres and styles.

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  • Mac OS X 10.13 or newer (older OS versions may work but are not tested (64-bit only).
  • Windows 10 64-bit (older Windows versions may work but are not tested) (64-bit only).
  • Mac: Intel Core i3 / i5 / i7 / Xeon - M1 support pending.
  • Windows: Intel Core i3 / i5 / i7 / Xeon / AMD Quad-Core or newer.
  • Screen resolution 1280x800 or larger.
  • Supported sample rates: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4 and 192 kHz, in both mono and stereo.
  • 8 GB RAM or more is recommended, as well as at least 8 GB hard disk space for installation (individual plug-ins take less space, while sample libraries may require additional disk space).
  • A Softube account is required to register and install the software.
  • An iLok account is required for authorisation of the software.
  • Internet access for downloading installer and managing licenses.
  • iLok generation 2 and up, if you intend to use a physical iLok dongle for authorizing your plug-ins (note that an iLok dongle is not a requirement).
  • In theory, any 64-bit VST, VST3, AU, or AAX (11.0.2 or higher) compatible host application should work.
  • The most recent maintenance release of the DAW application is recommended.

However, due to plug-in host differences between DAWs - and Softube's own rigorous testing standards - Softube only officially test their plug-ins and instruments in the most recent versions of Pro Tools, Logic Pro, Cubase, Live, Studio One, Digital Performer, Reaper and Sonar. Softube plugins are not tested in the non-listed systems, but they most likely work as long as the system requirements are met. Softube cannot guarantee a solution for issues in unsupported systems.

Important note: make sure that you always use the latest iLok License Manager. It is not included in the Softube installer but can be downloaded from www.ilok.com​

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BIAS Amp 2 Pro

Amp Simulator by Positive Grid



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Virtual Amp Designer

Your tone is your identity and sometimes nothing less than a custom setup can deliver the goods.

Create authentic and mind-blowing tones that can be tweaked and fully customized.

BIAS AMP 2 is the ultimate virtual amp designer, authentically recreating the tone and feel of real tube amplifiers, while allowing you to mix and match components to create your ideal amp. You can use Amp Match to clone the tone of real hardware or a guitar track, or connect to the ToneCloud® to gain access to thousands of custom amps from artists and recording studios, or upload your own custom tones to the cloud. 

BIAS AMP 2 represents a revolution in virtual amplifier design, providing the tools to take your ultimate guitar tone with you anywhere, from the studio to the stage and back again.

What's New in Bias Amp 2 - Create the Amp of Your Dreams

Dynamic Tone Engine

For BIAS AMP 2 we worked with artists, engineers and recording studios to improve the already hyper-authentic touch response of our amplifier circuits. The result is a new playing experience, with increased touch responsiveness and dynamics. With new tubes, transformer, dynamic tone control and a completely redesigned speaker cabinet module with multi-mic capability, you now have the tools to take your tone explorations further than ever before!

Redesigned Amp Packs

Along with BIAS AMP’s built-in amp packs, BIAS AMP 2 adds two new amp packs that widen the sonic palette even further. Blues is all about gooey clean to mid-gain amps, and Bass brings amps and speaker cabs just for bass guitars. Add in all of the custom component options, and you have literally thousands of custom amps at your fingertips. There’s nothing else like it!

Bass

Blues

Lush Reverbs

BIAS AMP 2 also includes nine built-in reverbs, ranging from huge halls to intimate rooms with full control over the character of the reverbs. Between the different reverb types and the extensive filtering and saturation options, BIAS AMP 2 has all your reverb needs covered.

New Amp Match

AMP Match can already match the tone of any mic’d reference amp, but we’ve made it even better in BIAS AMP 2: now matching a tone is as easy as importing an audio file! Not only that, if you aren’t all that familiar with dialing amps yourself you can ask AMP Match to guess the circuit for you. You’ll get faster and better results no matter what your skill level is, making it even easier to get to your ideal tone.

Enhanced Authenticity

AMP Match utilizes a collection of underlying technologies to analyze and compare your currently selected BIAS amp model and the sound of a target tube amplifier, including the speaker cabinet and microphone. It then executes the tonal compensation and enhancements needed to make your amp model’s sound accurately match that of the target tube amplifier.

100 Amp Match Presets - Don't Sweat the Details

Even if you’re not interested in matching amps yourself, you can still take advantage of the power of AMP Match by connecting to the Positive Grid ToneCloud and enjoy 100 new custom AMP Match presets. There are thousands more from artists, recording studios and guitarists from around the world.

What’s New In Detail

New Tubes and Amp Packs

BIAS AMP 2 puts the focus on dynamic tube amp behaviour and feel, adding new tube types and Amp Packs and enabling thousands of new custom amp designs in the process.

The new preamp tubes are all about headroom: The new 12BH7 and 12AY7 tubes put out more gain before distortion than normal 12AX7’s, so they’re often used in bass and hi-fi amplifier designs where being both loud AND clean is super important. You’ll find that these new tubes give you more control over clean and mid-gain guitar tones, making it even easier to create dynamic sounds that break up at just the right time - or not at all.

The new power amp tubes complement the low and mid-gain focus, offering more clean power and more saturation control. A pair of the 6550 tubes puts out the same power as four EL34’s, so they have more headroom at lower master volume levels. The new KT88’s have a similar midrange to EL34’s but the bass and treble frequencies extend lower and higher, making them ideal for slamming bass and hyper-clean guitar sounds.

BIAS AMP 2 also features two new amp packs, widening the palette of available tones and options. The Blues Pack was inspired by some of the best clean and mid-gain amps on the planet, offering increased touch-dynamics and a wide range of amp drive, while the Bass Pack was designed just for bass guitars, adding a host of studio quality bass sounds with zero tweaking needed.

The new tube types and amp packs offer a host of new dynamic possibilities, giving guitarists and bassists access to a huge new library of available tones and delivering sonic inspiration with every twist of a knob.

New Transformer With “Dynamic Tone Control”

The power supplies and transformers in tube amps do more than simply provide voltage to tubes and amplify signals - they affect the frequency response of the amp in fundamental and dynamic ways. We spent a large amount of time re-examining this behavior for BIAS AMP 2, and we came up with a new circuit we’ve added to the transformer module we call the Dynamic Tone Control. The DTC is a variable circuit that emulates the dynamic effect that power supplies and transformers have on the upper midrange response, and it can be really effective in adjusting the way the amp feels. The DTC can be magic on certain kinds of brash tones, so if you have a sound you love but it’s aggressive or brash in a way you can’t seem to control with EQ or circuit tweaking, try raising the DTC control. Higher values enhance the effect.

Studio engineers started recording guitar amps using multiple microphones as soon as they had the capability, and many Hall Of Fame guitar sounds were recorded using this technique. We’ve added this functionality to BIAS AMP 2, letting you use multiple microphones on the same cab and mix them together! Layering a dynamic 57 pointed at the dust cap (which picks up a ton of crispy treble and deep bass) with a 414 condenser aimed in between the dust cap and the speaker edge (which has less treble and more mids) results in a tone that is rounder and more full than either of those mics could produce by themselves. Now you can pull a solo out above the vocals or tuck a rhythm part behind the bass guitar just by tweaking the mic mixer.

The cabinet module also features brand new Open and Closed-back cabinet emulation, authentically recreating the distinctive bass and low mid frequency response that typifies each enclosure style. As a result, you have even more control over your core tone, allowing you to get even closer to iconic sounds with less effort.

New RTA EQ

Even though our ears are the most valuable tools we have when creating tones, sometimes it’s really helpful to be able to look at a tone visually. The new RTA EQ module displays a realtime frequency analysis of the signal running through it, making it easy to spot a problem frequency range or see what affect your circuit tweaks are having on the overall guitar sound. You won’t have to ask yourself “what is the frequency of that low midrange bump I’m hearing?”, because the RTA EQ will show it to you, allowing you to tame it quickly and easily.

100 New Custom Amps On ToneCloud®

BIAS AMP 2 now comes with 100 new custom amps from a wide variety of musical styles and genres!!

Don’t forget that you’re NEVER limited to a “stock” amp with BIAS AMP 2. Other guitar platforms offer you one version of a classic amp circuit, but BIAS AMP’s component emulation engine allows nearly infinite variation. With these 100 new custom amps it doesn’t matter what kind of music you play or what kind of tone you’re looking for - chances are good that there’s a relevant custom amp on the ToneCloud® that will do the trick.

Download and Share Custom Tones

The Positive Grid ToneCloud® is more than just a simple storage tank for your own custom amps - it’s an online community where musicians from all over the world can share and discuss tones, to the benefit of everyone. There are thousands of custom amps on the ToneCloud®, uploaded by artists, recording studios and guitarists just like you. Download artists' signature amps, or try out the latest and most popular matched amps created by your fellow guitarists.

The World's Most Extensive Library of Pro Tones

The tone-creation possibilities are nearly infinite with BIAS Amp 2, which comes with 100 new custom amps in a variety of genres. Download artists' signature amps, or try out the latest and most popular matched amp models created by your fellow guitarists. It doesn’t matter what kind of music you play or what kind of tone you’re looking for – chances are good that it’s on the ToneCloud®.

Bias FX Integration

BIAS Amp was designed to integrate directly with BIAS FX, Positive Grid’s flagship amp-and-effects processing environment. All of the custom amplifiers you create with BIAS Amp 2 are automatically available in BIAS FX, providing a foundation for your ideal finished tone. Start with an amp that fits your playing like a glove in BIAS Amp 2, and then open it in BIAS FX and add pedal and racks effects. It’s a seamless and revolutionary workflow, making it easier than ever to create your own signature tones!




Features

  • New Dynamic Tone Engine
  • New Preamp Power Amp
  • New Tone Stacks and Transformers
  • New Cabinets Module with Dual Miking
  • New Tubes Cabs and Mic Options
  • New RTA EQ
  • New User Interface
  • New Amp Match Technology
  • 100 New Amp Match presets
  • Blues Expansion Pack
  • Bass Expansion Pack
  • New IR Loader File Manager

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Mac

  • OS X 10.9 or later
  • Audio Units, VST, RTAS, AAX Native
  • 4GB of RAM minimal, 8GB or more recommended
  • 700MB free disk space
  • BIAS STD requires A DAW software (Digital Audio Workstation) to host, it doesn’t have a Standalone version at this moment.
  • Internet connection is required to activate license and access Tone Cloud, BIAS doesn’t support offline activation at this moment. It can run under offline mode after activation and disable Tone Cloud

Windows

  • Windows 7 (SP1) or Windows 8
  • VST, RTAS, AAX Native
  • 4GB of RAM minimal, 8GB or more recommended
  • 1.5GHz Dual-core processor minimal, 2.0GHz Dual-core or more recommended
  • 250MB free disk space for per version (32 or 64 bits)
  • BIAS STD requires A DAW software (Digital Audio Workstation) to host, it doesn’t have a Standalone version at this moment.
  • Internet connection is required to activate license and access Tone Cloud, BIAS doesn’t support offline activation at this moment. It can run under offline mode after activation and disable Tone Cloud

Note: Internet connection is required to activate license and access Tone Cloud, BIAS doesn’t support offline activation at this moment. It can run under offline mode after activation and disable Tone Cloud.

Support Host Requirements

  • Ableton Live 8.0 or above
  • Avid Pro Tools 10 or above
  • Ardour 3.0 or above
  • Apple Logic Pro 9.0 or above
  • Apple GarageBand 6.0.5, 10.0 or above
  • Cakewalk Sonar X2 or above
  • Cockos Reaper 3.4 or above
  • Harrison Mixbus 2.0 or above
  • Steinberg Cubase 5.0 or above
  • Steinberg Nuendo 4.3 or above
  • MuTools MuLab 6.0 or above
  • PreSonus Studio One Producer/Professional 2 or above

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MRotary

Amp Simulator by MeldaProduction



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MRotary is the ultimate rotary simulator, which can deliver not only the great vintage sound, but also futuristic algorithmic sound featuring up to 6 speakers at once. You can design your own cabinet using any material from wood to glass, process the rotary signal using fully featured dynamic equalizer and much more.

2 Algorithms with Up to 6 Speakers

MRotary may sound like the real thing, but it can be very surreal as well, or futuristic if you wish. There are 2 algorithms available - first the simulator algorithm based on the Leslie® cabinets, and second the purely mathematical algorithm. You can choose or morph between both. You can even use a different one for each of the speakers and you can have 6 of them in a single cabinet!

Unique Material Based Cabinet Simulator

The cabinet simulator in MRotary doesn't just give you a few prerecorded models the usual simulators do. Instead it lets you choose properties of the cabinet - its size and material, placement of the microphones and more. You can design a cabinet from wood, steel, even textile. You can even make different parts of the cabine from a different material...

Fully Featured Dynamic Equalizer

MRotary even provides a true dynamic equalizer borrowed from MAutoDynamicEq, so you can not adjust the bass and treble to your liking, but thanks to its dynamic engine you can for example enhance the stereo width by expanding dynamic range of each channel. Sounds tricky? Not at all, just drag a band's vertical node up...

High Quality Amp

Part of the typical organ sound is the analog distortion, which MRotary emulates with pristine accuracy. Well, not only that, you can bring in some more hardcore digital distortion and the available drive levels are of course much higher than in the original, courtesy of digital processing!

Modulation Heaven

Looking for a little extra variation in your sound? Maybe you want the rotary to switch from slow to fast and back automatically, or you want more distortion when you play louder? This and much more can be easily made true using our incredible modulators.




Features

  • The Most Advanced User Interface on the Market - Stylable, Resizable, GPU Accelerated

  • Modern user interfaces must not only be easy and quick to use, but also versatile and the whole visual appearance should inspire you. MRotary features the most advanced GUI engine on the market. It is still the first and only GUI engine, which is freely resizable and stylable. It also lets you choose between knobs, sliders or buttons, whichever you like the most.
  • The plugin can look as an ancient vintage gear, if you are working on old-school rock music. Or as super-modern futuristic device if you are working on modern electronic music.
  • If your display doesn't have a high resolution, you can make the plugin smaller. If the fonts are too small, you can make the plugin bigger and save your eyes.
  • All the graphics is accelerated using your GPU, graphical interface, providing ultimately quick response and keep your CPU focused on the audio.
  • Unique Visualisation Engine with Classic Meters and Time Graphs

  • Your ears should always be the main judge, but a smart metering system can often be a huge help. MRotary provides the most advanced metering system out there. The plugin can display the measurements of all relevant values using classic meters, or it can even show them in time using the time graphs. Everything is customisable as usual.
  • MRotary provides 4 fully-featured modulators which can control any set of parameters including other modulators. Each modulator works as an LFO, level follower, midi/audio triggered ADSR enveloper, randomiser or pitch detector, or even a combination and can listen to the plugin\'s side-chain.
  • You can make the sound move in time, be less static and more interesting. You can make various parameters depend on the input (or the sidechain) level or even listen to the input pitch.
  • Multiparameters

  • MRotary lets you control multiple parameters using a single so-called multiparameter. This may not only come handy for automation for example, but the multiparameters are very smart units and you can use them to smartly morph between banks of settings for example. All in the name of creativity!
  • Tube Saturation

  • MRotary provides an integrated tube saturation simulator, which can get your audio the great vintage analog feel and high-end sparkle.
  • Smart Randomisation

  • Being creative is sometimes complicated and one often needs an inspiration. By clicking a single button you can walk through the billions of possible settings and find the best one for you. The smart randomization algorithm wisely selects good sounding combinations of parameters. It can even randomize modulators for you. And if that\'s too much, you can just hold ctrl and MRotary will just slightly modify existing settings.
  • Automatic Gain Compensation (AGC)

  • Most plugins change loudness of the output audio, which makes browsing presets inconvenient, not mentioning randomization. MRotary includes automatic gain compensation, which quickly adapts to current settings and ensures the output sounds as loud as the input. This even protects you from thinking that something sounds better in cases it is just louder.
  • Safety Limiter

  • Some plugins can intensely increase gain when exposed to specific audio materials. MRotary provides a safety brickwall limiter, which ensures the output stays below 0dB and prevents your equipment and your ears from potential danger automatically.
  • Synchronisation to Host Tempo

  • Every oscillator and modulator in the plugin can automatically synchronize to the host. But it can be out-of-sync if you want of course.
  • MIDI Controllers with MIDI Learn

  • MRotary contains a powerful MIDI processor, which listen to MIDI controllers and MIDI keyboard and control any parameters realtime.
  • 64-bit Processing and an Unlimited Sampling Rate

  • MRotary provides the maximum audio quality you can get. It uses 64-bit audio processing and can handle any sampling rate. It does not make much sense to go over 192kHz, but if you think it is a good idea, the plugin can do that.
  • Extremely Fast, Optimised for Newest AVX Capable Processors

  • Computers are now extremely fast, but the algorithms are more complex and projects bigger, so we still need to use the processing power with care. MRotary uses the fastest algorithms, takes advantage of the newest processor capabilities, lets your GPU hangle the graphics, and shares the resources with other MeldaProduction plugins. The plugin is among the fastest on the market, yet it provides the best possible audio quality.
  • Global Preset Management and Online Preset Exchange

  • MRotary presets are carefully stored in a system database and you can quickly access them from any project in any host. The plugin can automatically share your presets and download presets of other users from our servers. We are building a community and you can be a part of it!
  • Supports VST, VST3, AU and AAX Interfaces on Windows & Mac, both 32-bit and 64-bit

  • MRotary supports all major hosts on both platforms. Check system requirements for information about compatibility and installation.
  • No Dongle nor Internet Access is Required for Activation

  • How many times did you forget your USB dongle? We are an honest company and expect the same from our customers. Our software uses licence files to activate your software. And the licences are to-person, so you can use it on all your computers as long as you are the user.
  • Free-for-Life Updates

  • When you buy the software you are entitled to free updates, forever. No more money wasted on major upgrades like it is with other companies. And we upgrade our software a lot!

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Windows

  • Windows Vista / 7 / 8 / 10 (32-bit or 64-bit)
  • VST / VST3 / AAX compatible host (32-bit or 64-bit)
  • Intel/AMD processor with SSE2 support

Always use 32-bit plugins in 32-bit hosts, or 64-bit plugins in 64-bit hosts!
 
64-bit plugins can't work in 32-bit hosts even if the operating system is 64-bit. Do NOT use 32-bit plugins in 64-bit hosts. They would have to be bridged and can become slow and unstable.
 
Mac OS X

  • Mac OS X 10.9 and newer (64-bit only)
  • VST / VST3 / AU / AAX compatible host (64-bit only)
  • Intel/AMD processor with SSE2 support or Apple Silicon processor

Note: Please check your product PDF documentation for more information and installation instructions.

OS Compatibility



MCabinet

Amp Simulator by MeldaProduction



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MCabinet is a revolutionary cabinet simulator mainly for guitars and bass, but can be a great creative sound design tool as well. Instead of thousands of IR files it lets you focus on the sound itself and gets you a virtually infinite number of cabinets!

Great Sound, Simple Controls, Creative Results

A cabinet is an essential part of the guitar sound. Professional guitarists are usually either using physical cabinets, or bought thousands of impulse response files of these cabinets. In either case it is an extremely clumsy hit and miss process.

MCabinet is based on statistical analysis of these real cabinets. It lets you start with a profile of thousands of these IRs and start being creative from there. It provides 4 so-called resonators, which can give your new cabinet a unique tonal or resonant character, and 2 wideners, which provide a natural stereo widening and potentially a little ambience. Finally MCabinet lets you post-process your new cabinet using simple knobs such as flattening or tilt. And there's a dynamic equalizer as a cherry on top, just in case.

Exporting IR is a Piece of Cake

Just in case you want to use your new cabinet using a HW amp simulator, which allows loading an IR file, MCabinet can do that with a few clicks.

How about some creative sound design?

MCabinet is mainly designed for guitar and bass cabinets, but it can actually work with just about any kind of sound. You can analyze a profile of any set of samples and see where it gets you. Or you can use a flat profile and exploit the resonators and wideners on any audio you want. It's the creativity that matters these days!

MeldaProduction Goodies

As always you'll find the standard MeldaProduction features: 16x upsampling, M/S, surround support as well as other channel modes, AGC, A-H presets for easy comparisons, and our easy to use integrated help system.




Features

  • The most advanced user interface on the market - stylable, resizable, GPU accelerated
  • Unique visualisation engine with classic meters and time graphs
  • Modulators
  • Multiparameters
  • M/S, single channel, up to 8 channels surround processing...
  • Automatic gain compensation (AGC)
  • Safety limiter
  • MIDI controllers with MIDI learn
  • 64-bit processing and an unlimited sampling rate
  • Extremely fast, optimized for newest AVX2 and AVX512 capable processors
  • Global preset management and online preset exchange
  • Supports VST, VST3, AU and AAX interfaces on Windows & Mac, both 32-bit and 64-bit
  • No dongle nor internet access is required for activation
  • Free-for-life updates

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  • Windows Vista / 7 / 8 / 10 (32-bit or 64-bit)
  • VST / VST3 / AAX compatible host (32-bit or 64-bit)
  • Intel/AMD processor with SSE2 support

Always use 32-bit plugins in 32-bit hosts, or 64-bit plugins in 64-bit hosts!
 
64-bit plugins can't work in 32-bit hosts even if the operating system is 64-bit. Do NOT use 32-bit plugins in 64-bit hosts. They would have to be bridged and can become slow and unstable.
 
Mac OS X

  • Mac OS X 10.9 and newer (64-bit only)
  • VST / VST3 / AU / AAX compatible host (64-bit only)
  • Intel/AMD processor with SSE2 support or Apple Silicon processor

Note: Please check your product PDF documentation for more information and installation instructions.

OS Compatibility



Marshall Plexi Super Lead 1959

Amp Simulator by Softube



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A classic from Marshall’s museum.

There is perhaps no other amplifier more vital to the history of rock & roll than the Marshall Plexi Super Lead 1959. Softube took Marshall’s own museum-piece Plexi (a pristine model from 1967) under extremely careful security and supervision and modelled each and every component to produce the most textured, detailed software version imaginable. At any setting, it responds exactly like the hardware, and it’s sensitive to your playing style like you wouldn’t believe.

  • Extreme Sound Quality and Authenticity: Component-modeled for the most accurate possible recreation of Marshall's own reference unit.
  • AC/DC's own Engineer: Cabinet responses recorded at Kore Studio, London, with mic selections and positions by AC/DC engineer Tony Platt (Highway to Hell, Back in Black).
  • The Guitar Hero's Choice: Angus Young, Jimmy Page, Graham Coxon, Johnny Ramone, John Frusciante, Slash, Pete Townshend, Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix – they all used a Plexi Super Lead.

The History of Rock & Roll

The Plexi’s design was essentially commissioned by Pete Townshend of The Who, looking for more power, volume, and grunt as true high-voltage rock began to explode in the mid ’60s. Eric Clapton traded in his ‘Bluesbreaker’ combo for a Super Lead when he founded Cream in 1966. Jimi Hendrix, for goodness sake, played a Super Lead at Woodstock.

The first Marshall full stack was created for the Plexi. Initially, the super-powerful, 100-watt amp was paired with a huge 8x12 speaker cabinet, but soon the preference shifted to two 4x12s, one straight and one angled. It’s hard to overstate how much of a cornerstone this amp is. Rock simply wouldn’t look or sound the same without it.

Your Own Personal Legendary Engineer

Softube retained the services of Tony Platt, engineer for AC/DC on some of the most face-meltingly rocktastic albums of all time, to capture impulse responses from a perfect era-appropriate 1960BHW cabinet with a variety of expertly placed vintage microphones. Nothing comes close to the mix-ready magic of these sounds. They've built a world-class engineer, who knows the amp like an old friend, right into the plug-in.

The Channel Strip

In addition to the amp itself, the plug-in provides a complete setup and workflow for getting mix-ready sounds. Three different microphone combos – FET, Valve, and Dynamic – were recorded by Platt at Kore Studios in London, and the results can be blended and tweaked in the side panel of the plug-in.

Each microphone has its own volume and pan settings, just as you'd expect from working in a top-class studio, so you can mix your own ideal sound right there in the plug-in. This is more than just an amp sim. It's a complete workflow for an amazing mix-ready guitar tone.

Detailed and Versatile Tone

Two channels, a lead and a rhythm, each with both high and low gain inputs, can be combined (or 'jumped') for a wide-range of sounds. Go from a warm, gritty twang right up to a searing wailing rock god solo scream, and never let The Man stand in your way.

Angus Young played one in AC/DC. Jimmy Page played one in Led Zeppelin. Graham Coxon, Johnny Ramone, John Frusciante, Slash. The versatility of the 1959 (‘1959’, by the way, being a model number rather than a production year), and the ease with which it produces fantastic harmonically rich sounds, defined a genre and a movement.

Don’t compromise with lesser rigs. Don’t put up with pretenders. Get the one and only Plexi Super Lead 1959, and ground your tone in pure rock.




Features

  • A faithful emulation of Marshall’s own reference Plexi Super Lead 1959 amplifier from their museum, built in 1967, combined with an era-correct 1960BHW speaker cabinet recorded by famous engineer/producer Tony Platt
  • Microphone selections and placements by Tony Platt, captured in famous Kore Studios, London
  • Over 50 finely tuned presets designed by AC/DC engineer Tony Platt
  • Three different microphone combination setups available — FET, Valve, and Dynamic
  • Three separate mics per setting, two close and one room
  • 'Channel Strip' includes pans, volume faders, and solo for each mic, plus a two band 'Main Out' EQ

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  • Mac OS X 10.13 or newer (older OS versions will not work) (64-bit only).
  • Windows 10 64-bit (older Windows versions may work but are not tested) (64-bit only).
  • Mac: Intel Core i3 / i5 / i7 / Xeon - M1 support pending.
  • Windows: Intel Core i3 / i5 / i7 / Xeon / AMD Quad-Core or newer.
  • Screen resolution 1280x800 or larger.
  • Supported sample rates: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4 and 192 kHz, in both mono and stereo.
  • 8 GB RAM or more is recommended, as well as at least 8 GB hard disk space for installation (individual plug-ins take less space, while sample libraries may require additional disk space).
  • A Softube account is required to register and install the software.
  • An iLok account is required for authorisation of the software.
  • Internet access for downloading installer and managing licenses.
  • iLok generation 2 and up, if you intend to use a physical iLok dongle for authorizing your plug-ins (note that an iLok dongle is not a requirement).
  • In theory, any 64-bit VST, VST3, AU, or AAX (11.0.2 or higher) compatible host application should work.
  • The most recent maintenance release of the DAW application is recommended.

However, due to plug-in host differences between DAWs - and Softube's own rigorous testing standards - Softube only officially test their plug-ins and instruments in the most recent versions of Pro Tools, Logic Pro, Cubase, Live, Studio One, Digital Performer, Reaper and Sonar. Softube plugins are not tested in the non-listed systems, but they most likely work as long as the system requirements are met.

Important note: make sure that you always use the latest iLok License Manager. It is not included in the Softube installer but can be downloaded from www.ilok.com​

OS Compatibility



Marshall Kerry King Signature

Amp Simulator by Softube



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Release The Beast.

Thrash metal is visceral, energetic, aggressive. Getting the right depth and texture of sound, the right bite in the attack, the right snarl on the tail, is essential. You need an amp like a wild animal, like a fighter, like a beast.

Kerry King has spent four decades at the vanguard of the scene, blazing trails and busting guts with his edgy in-your-face sound, so naturally his signature amp – the custom Marshall 2203KK, a.k.a. “The Beast” – is the only place to start if you’re after super high gain and punchy articulation in a single rig.

  • Beast Mode: "Beast Mode" engages Kerry's own signature EQ-boost-and-gate combo for an extra million percent of awesome.
  • Expert Engineers: Softube brought in Kerry's own engineers, Terry Date for studio setups, and Chris Paccou for live, to give the most authentic, mix-ready version of Kerry's sound possible.
  • Component-modelled for Perfection: Close enough is not good enough for Kerry, for Marshall, or for Softube. So they go component-by-component to build the most detailed software models possible.

More than an Amp

Signature amps are nothing new – this plug-in is a model of the custom hardware Kerry King signature amp from Marshall, closely recreating Kerry's very own unit with all its quirks and special sauce. What's extra-special about this plug-in is the detail beyond the amp itself – down to the cab, the microphones, the engineers, the spaces, Softube have built a complete mix-ready workflow.

The amp’s four KT88 power stage tubes have been expertly modelled, along with every other individual component of this premium hand-wired unit, to give the most accurate software emulation imaginable. But that’s only the beginning of the signature experience.

Top Experts in Thrash Tone

Softube recorded impulse responses from Kerry’s own Marshall Mode Four 4x12” cabinets (featuring Celestion G12-100K 12” speakers) at the famous Henson Recording Studios in Los Angeles with multiple professional mic selections and placements designed by iconic producer/engineer Terry Date, famous for his work with Deftones, Pantera, Dream Theater, and Overkill. So down to the cab, the room, the microphones, you’re getting all the top-quality studio sound of a mix-ready thrash setup.

On top of that, they visited with Kerry at a stadium show in Stockholm in 2019 to capture his on-stage live setup too, overseen by FoH engineer Chris Paccou. There’s huge variety in this plug-in, and yet at every setting, it sounds phenomenal; curated by the world’s leading engineers in these tones.

The Kerry King Cabs Panel

In addition to the amp itself, the plug-in provides a complete setup and workflow for getting mix-ready sounds. Both studio and live setups are represented in the side panel with cabs and microphones recorded in real-world situations for the greatest depth and authenticity of sound.

You can take the recommendations of Terry Date, engineer for some of the greatest bands in the history of heavy music, or tweak and combine them in the 'custom' section, with a channel for each specific microphone placement offering pan, volume, and phase. Explore every fantastic facet of this amp's sound.

The Real Thing

Making great music requires a mix of hard work and inspiration. Softube have done a ton of hard work on this plug-in so you can get inspired by using the very same gear as a verifiable colossus of the thrash metal scene.

So whether you’re engaging “Beast Mode” and smashing a stadium with Kerry’s own signature EQ-boost-and-gate combo, or laying down gutsy layers in the studio, you can rely on the Softube Marshall Kerry King Signature amp to get you sounding bigger, better, and beastlier than any mere human should.




Features

  • A faithful emulation of the Kerry King Signature amplifier, Marshall 2203KK a.k.a. “The Beast”
  • Two Marshall Mode Four cabinets recorded in two studio setups and one live stage setup
  • The studio setups 'Studio' and 'Custom' are recorded by the famous producer Terry Date in Henson Recording Studios in Los Angeles
  • The 'Live' setup is recorded by Chris Paccou at Hovet Arena in Stockholm, Sweden
  • Over 25 finely tuned Kerry King-inspired presets that define the sound of Kerry King
  • Three different cabinet recording options: Studio, Live and Custom
  • 'Studio' has five different mix-ready microphone combinations to choose from, 'Live' has Kerry King’s live setup as one setting with two microphones and 'Custom' has seven different microphone choices to combine freely
  • The cabinets and microphone options are presented in pictures and graphics in 'Studio' and 'Live'. In 'Custom', each microphone is controlled as a studio channel strip that includes pans, volume faders, on/off, and phase

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  • Mac OS X 10.13 or newer (older OS versions will not work) (64-bit only).
  • Windows 10 64-bit (older Windows versions may work but are not tested) (64-bit only).
  • Mac: Intel Core i3 / i5 / i7 / Xeon - M1 support pending.
  • Windows: Intel Core i3 / i5 / i7 / Xeon / AMD Quad-Core or newer.
  • Screen resolution 1280x800 or larger.
  • Supported sample rates: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4 and 192 kHz, in both mono and stereo.
  • 8 GB RAM or more is recommended, as well as at least 8 GB hard disk space for installation (individual plug-ins take less space, while sample libraries may require additional disk space).
  • A Softube account is required to register and install the software.
  • An iLok account is required for authorisation of the software.
  • Internet access for downloading installer and managing licenses.
  • iLok generation 2 and up, if you intend to use a physical iLok dongle for authorizing your plug-ins (note that an iLok dongle is not a requirement).
  • In theory, any 64-bit VST, VST3, AU, or AAX (11.0.2 or higher) compatible host application should work.
  • The most recent maintenance release of the DAW application is recommended.

However, due to plug-in host differences between DAWs - and Softube's own rigorous testing standards - Softube only officially test their plug-ins and instruments in the most recent versions of Pro Tools, Logic Pro, Cubase, Live, Studio One, Digital Performer, Reaper and Sonar. Softube plugins are not tested in the non-listed systems, but they most likely work as long as the system requirements are met.

Important note: make sure that you always use the latest iLok License Manager. It is not included in the Softube installer but can be downloaded from www.ilok.com​

OS Compatibility



Blue Cat's Re-Guitar

Amp Simulator by Blue Cat Audio



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Welcome to the world of "Re-Guitaring": enjoy an infinite number of guitar tones out of a single instrument!

With Re-Guitar, you can emulate many kinds of guitar tones (electric or acoustic), regardless of the solid body guitar model used for recording: keep playing your own guitar and get all the sounds that you like, and more!

The built-in pickup simulator lets you emulate many types of electric guitar pickups without the need to modify your favorite instrument: choose from a selection of popular guitar pickups or create your own.

You can also dig and expand the body "in the box" to craft your own hollow body guitar tone thanks to the body simulator.

The plug-in includes a selection of acoustic guitar simulations, and you can craft your own too.

In addition to the brightness and gain adjustments, the virtual tone and volume pots let you tweak the tone in details. They can even be automated to follow the performance.

If you do not play guitar but are producing music with recorded guitars, you will enjoy "re-guitaring" too: you can now "fix it in the mix" and virtually switch guitars after recording!




Features

  • Guitar tone modeller with electric pickups, acoustic guitars and hollow body emulations.
  • Built-in single coil pickups: single hot, vintage, modern, active, tele, neck+mid, bridge+mid, P90, P90J.
  • Built-in humbucker pickups: vintage, classic, ricky, modern, rails, bright, wide, wide(jazz), jazz box.
  • Built-in piezo & acoustic guitars: solid body piezo, acoustic sim pedals, modern & vintage dreadnought, jumbo, mini jumbo, 000, small.
  • Create your own electric pickups or acoustic guitar emulations with the custom electric and custom acoustic models.
  • Adjust hollow body thickness and amount.
  • Adjust simulations brightness and gain.
  • Built-in virtual volume and tone pots.
  • No latency.
  • Blue Cat Audio Standards:

  • Available as: Mac-AAX, Mac-AU, Mac-VST, Mac-VST3, Win-AAX, Win-VST, Win-VST3, Win x64-AAX, Win x64-VST, Win x64-VST3.
  • Native DSP code for optimal performance.
  • Full MIDI control and automation support with silent, zipper-free parameters update, advanced response control and MIDI Learn.
  • No CPU load on idle: when the plug-in is fed with silence, the processing smoothly shuts down, to optimize the CPU usage of your Digital Audio Workstation.
  • Customizable user interface with transparency management and zoom.
  • Smooth Bypass: activate/deactivate the plug-in with absolutely no noise.
  • Undo/Redo.
  • Fully-featured integrated presets manager.
  • Copy/paste the state of the plug-in between instances using the system clipboard.
  • Any sample rate supported.

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Windows

  • Windows Vista, Windows 7, 8 or 10 (32 or 64-bit)
  • An SSE2-enabled processor (Pentium 4 or newer).
  • Any VST / AAX compatible host software (32 or 64-bit).

Mac

  • macOS 10.9 or newer (Intel or M1 Apple Silicon processor) (64-bit only)
  • Any VST / Audio Unit / AAX compatible application (64-bit)

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Eden WT800

Amp Simulator by Softube



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World Tour sound in your studio

There are a handful of classic names in bass guitar amplification, but few have the combination of pedigree and sheer modern versatility that comes with the Eden WT800. Featuring a full range of tools from compression and 5-band EQ, to easy bi-amping and an ‘enhance’ knob for quick and effective scooping of mid-frequencies, the ‘World Tour’ amp really can do it all, around the globe.

Innumerable pro players, including Mike Rutherford of Genesis and Mike Gordon of Phish, have come to treat this amp as essential. It’s great for the grungey dirty vintage sounds, of course, but for the heft and clarity required by modern hip-hop, R&B, pop, metal, and jazz, there aren’t many that can compete.

Our plug-in is fully endorsed and authenticated by Eden and features physical modelling of two of their best-loved cabinets, a 1x15 and a 4x10, each miked with four different high-end classic microphones, selected and positioned by Troy Antunes, producer and bassist famous for his work with Pharrell Williams and Justin Timberlake.

And with a three-channel mixer section, you can blend the two cabs with the direct signal to find just about anything you could ever want to hear.

With a far more sophisticated EQ than many competitors, a built-in compressor, and a specially designed and optimised ‘enhance’ knob, which boosts the high and low frequencies while cutting the mids for that ultra-modern ‘scooped’ smiley-face sound, the WT800 represents the best-of-the-best, in sound quality and versatility alike.




Features

  • Fully-featured bass amp simulation to cover every need, vintage and modern
  • Faithful modelling of class-leading, top-quality equipment
  • Five-band EQ
  • Make-sound-better ‘enhance’ knob
  • In-built compressor
  • Not one but two cabinet models
  • Easy bi-amping; select your cutoff frequency and send your low and high frequencies to different cabinets
  • Choice of four classic microphones per cabinet, expertly selected and placed
  • Great for rough stuff, but amazing for hyper-rich hi-fi modern tones

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  • Mac OS X 10.13 or newer (older OS versions will not work) (64-bit only).
  • Windows 10 64-bit (older Windows versions may work but are not tested) (64-bit only).
  • Mac: Intel Core i3 / i5 / i7 / Xeon - M1 support pending.
  • Windows: Intel Core i3 / i5 / i7 / Xeon / AMD Quad-Core or newer.
  • Screen resolution 1280x800 or larger.
  • Supported sample rates: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4 and 192 kHz, in both mono and stereo.
  • 8 GB RAM or more is recommended, as well as at least 8 GB hard disk space for installation (individual plug-ins take less space, while sample libraries may require additional disk space).
  • A Softube account is required to register and install the software.
  • An iLok account is required for authorisation of the software.
  • Internet access for downloading installer and managing licenses.
  • iLok generation 2 and up, if you intend to use a physical iLok dongle for authorizing your plug-ins (note that an iLok dongle is not a requirement).
  • In theory, any 64-bit VST, VST3, AU, or AAX (11.0.2 or higher) compatible host application should work.
  • The most recent maintenance release of the DAW application is recommended.

However, due to plug-in host differences between DAWs - and Softube's own rigorous testing standards - Softube only officially test their plug-ins and instruments in the most recent versions of Pro Tools, Logic Pro, Cubase, Live, Studio One, Digital Performer, Reaper and Sonar. Softube plugins are not tested in the non-listed systems, but they most likely work as long as the system requirements are met.

Important note: make sure that you always use the latest iLok License Manager. It is not included in the Softube installer but can be downloaded from www.ilok.com​

OS Compatibility



Celestion Speaker Shaper

Amp Simulator by Softube



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Celestion Speaker Shape

Goodbye IR Loaders. Hello, Control.

  • A highly versatile speaker cabinet designer for guitar, bass, and more.
  • Replaces IR loaders for guitar and bass sounds.
  • Created in collaboration with and officially licensed by Celestion.
  • Two versions included: Celestion Speaker Shaper native plugin and Celestion Speaker Shaper for Amp Room.

Speaker manufacturer Celestion is on the eve of its 100th anniversary. You don’t just luck into that kind of longevity. The company, which began in 1924 with the first cone loudspeaker patent, was instrumental in the sound of the British Invasion. It has since become a famed pro audio brand in its own right as the manufacturer of world-renowned guitar and bass speakers.

Now, Celestion's high-quality speakers for guitar and bass are available in an easy-to-use, insanely creative plug-in: Celestion Speaker Shaper. Celestion Speaker Shaper replaces the need for Impulse Response loaders by enabling you to set up two cabinets in parallel and independently adjust specs for, well, just about everything. There is a multitude of permutations to discover. Tweak your favourite speakers or bring your dream rig to life. Either way, Celestion Speaker Shaper will blow you away.

The Art of Rock & Roll Science

Softube has a long history modelling professional gear. Softube's collaboration with premium pro audio brands like Marshall, Tube-Tech, Chandler Limited ®, and Empirical Labs spans almost two decades. When it comes to creating software that sounds precisely like the hardware equivalent, Softube's reputation is rock solid.

This legacy is the foundation of Celestion Speaker Shaper. When creating it, Softube took the exacting approach they have become known for: expert modelling, precise testing, and careful fine-tuning. Because to create software that is equal to the original gear and innovates upon it, everything must be perfect. Nothing less.

Native Speaker

Phenomenal speaker sounds, optimized workflow, and more flexibility and control than you ever thought possible. In partnership with Celestion, Softube brings an officially licensed plugin that eliminates the need for IR loaders for guitar and bass sounds. Scale eleven of Celestion’s most famous speakers from 8″ to 24″. Calibrate three channels per speaker and eight microphone options per channel. Then tweak parameters like speaker break-up, ohms, magnet type and strength, open versus closed cabinets, room sounds, 4-band EQ, and more. Celestion Speaker Shaper can make both natural and fantastical sound transformations a reality.

English Speaker

Ever wanted to play an 8x24″ Celestion Vintage 30 cabinet? Now, you can. Speaker Shaper offers authentic, high-quality Celestion sound with eleven of the British company’s most popular guitar and bass speakers: Vintage 30, G12T-75, G12K-100, G12M Greenback, G12M-65 Creamback, G12M Heritage, Classic Lead 80, Celestion Blue, PULSE12, BL10-100X, and BN10-200K. Beyond scaling and ageing them to your specs, you can change the speaker magnet material and determine how it will behave. Experiment with Ferrite M and H or AlNiCo and Neodymium to shape your speaker sound in ways only Speaker Shaper can.

Motivational Speaker

With Celestion Speaker Shaper, you get eight classic microphones to finetune. Dyn 57, Dyn 7B, Dyn 421, Dyn 112, Cond 87, Cond C414, Cond 47, and Rib 121—to be exact. Place up to three mics in front of each speaker to capture sound precisely the way you want. And when you get it exactly right, check out the onboard effects. Speaker Shaper enables you to add realistic speaker distortion, sculpt your sound with EQ, or get mix-ready with room sounds. You can create precise setups of mic’d Celestion cabinets or push the sonic envelope with inspired experimentation.

Speaker of the House

Celestion Speaker Shaper offers a groundbreaking approach to sound shaping. And, unlike IR loaders or other speaker plug-ins, it can be used both as a native plugin and as a module in Amp Room, Softube's pro audio guitar and bass platform. In Amp Room, you can couple it with other plugins and modules, such as Softube's Marshall range, or join multiple iterations of the Speaker Shaper module itself. The sound-sculpting options are bountiful, but it's a breeze to use with all the parameters displayed coherently and no submenus—what you see is what you get. And not just for guitar and bass. Creative use of Speaker Shaper on synths, vocals, and drums can lead to some unexpected and truly wonderful sonic places. 

What's Included?

Celestion Speaker Shaper Native Plugin

Sculpt speaker sounds for guitar, bass, vocals, synths, and more with genuine. Celestion sound quality and an optimized workflow. Only Celestion Speaker. Shaper native plug-in lets you go this deep easily with a clear layout and intuitive interface.

Celestion Speaker Shaper for Amp Room

Celestion Speaker Shaper for Amp Room, the pro audio guitar and bass platform, is flat-out fun. Double it, triple it, combine it with other amps, cabs effects, and pedals. Speaker Shaper lets you easily create studio-quality, record-ready guitar and bass tones.




Features

  • A speaker cabinet designer for guitars, bass, synths, and more.
  • Created in collaboration with and officially licensed by Celestion.
  • Includes 11 well-known Celestion speaker models for guitar and bass.
  • Set a myriad of parameters to your exact specifications.
  • Adjust existing setups or create never-before-heard rigs.
  • Sculpt speaker sound in an entirely new and modern way.
  • Two versions included: Celestion Speaker Shaper native plugin and Celestion Speaker Shaper for Amp Room.

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  • macOS 10.13 or newer (older OS versions will not work) (64-bit only).
  • Windows 10 (older Windows versions may work but are not tested) (64-bit only).
  • Mac: Intel Core i3 / i5 / i7 / Xeon - M1 support pending.
  • Windows: Intel Core i3 / i5 / i7 / Xeon / AMD Quad-Core or newer.
  • Screen resolution 1280 x 800 or larger.
  • Supported sample rates: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4 and 192 kHz, in both mono and stereo.
  • 8 GB RAM or more is recommended, as well as at least 8 GB hard disk space for installation (individual plugins take less space, while sample libraries may require additional disk space).
  • A Softube account is required to register and install the software.
  • An iLok account is required for the authorisation of the software.
  • Internet access for downloading installer and managing licenses.
  • iLok generation 2 and up, if you intend to use a physical iLok dongle for authorizing your plugins (note that an iLok dongle is not a requirement).
  • In theory, any 64-bit VST, VST3, AU, or AAX (11.0.2 or higher) compatible host application should work.
  • The most recent maintenance release of the DAW application is recommended.

However, due to plug-in host differences between DAWs - and Softube's own rigorous testing standards - Softube only officially test their plug-ins and instruments in the most recent versions of Pro Tools, Logic Pro, Cubase, Live, Studio One, Digital Performer, Reaper and Sonar. Softube plugins are not tested in non-listed systems, but they most likely work as long as the system requirements are met.

Important note: make sure that you always use the latest iLok License Manager. It is not included in the Softube installer but can be downloaded from www.ilok.com​

OS Compatibility



Marshall Murder One Lemmy Signature

Amp Simulator by Softube



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The Ace of Amps

  • The authentic rock & roll and punk rock sounds of Motörhead's Lemmy Kilmister for bass and guitar.
  • A precise model of Lemmy’s famous Marshall Super Bass 100W, affectionately called Murder One.
  • Lemmy’s rare cabinet setup was captured by long-time Motörhead producer Cameron Webb.
  • Two versions included: Marshall Murder One Lemmy Signature and Marshall Murder One Lemmy Signature for Amp Room.

Conjure up Motörhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister. Do you see him? Bass in hand, in front of a backline of Marshall amps and cabs, a modified Super Bass 100W - emblazoned with Murder One - in pride of place.

The legends Jimi Hendrix and Jimmy Page used the Super Bass 100W, but Lemmy made it legendary. Now, this rare rig is available for the first time in plugin form as a Softube exclusive. Marshall Murder One Lemmy Signature is a precise emulation of the rebel rocker's original amp and custom cabs. The embodiment of heavy metal history, it's perfectly suited for rock & roll and punk rock sounds for both bass and guitar. Softube Murder One. It's built to win.

The Art of Rock & Roll Science - Sound Quality

Softube has a long history modelling professional gear. Softub'es collaboration with premium pro audio brands like Marshall, Tube-Tech, Chandler Limited®, and Empirical Lab s has spanned nearly two decades. When it comes to creating software that sounds precisely like the hardware counterparts, their reputation is rock solid.

This legacy is the foundation of Marshall Murder One Lemmy Signature. When creating it, Softube took the exacting approach they have become known for: expert modelling, precise testing, and careful fine-tuning. Because to create software that is equal to or greater than the original gear, everything must be perfect. Nothing less.

Born to Raise Hell

This time, when Softube set out to make modelling magic with Marshall, they had a bass amp in mind. What they got with Murder One is a deeply soulful Frankenstein's monster. Not only did the rare tone of Lemmy's Super Bass 100W help build the legendary band Motörhead, but it laid the foundation for Metallica and every other group in the genre. Murder One gives you a workflow that is set up just like Lemmy’s rig. It's his amp, his cabs, his long-time producer, and his preferred studio. Murder One is uncompromising - just like the man himself.

Louder Than Noise

The Marshall Super Bass 100W is one of the most - coveted and hard-to-get amps in existence. Over the years, bass and guitar players alike have made it their amp of choice. It's warm, musically sweet, and, often, deafeningly loud. Murder One accurately captures both the roar and the responsiveness. You get the true character and features of the cult-classic amp in one ace plug-in for both bass and guitar.

Rock Out

At his Maple Sound Studios in California, Motörhead's Grammy Award-winning producer Cameron Webb captured the precise cabinet setup Lemmy used in-house and on the road: a Marshall MF280L 4x12 ′′ and a Marshall 1979L 4x15 ′′. Murder One’s faders each represent a cabinet and the microphone selectors for the cabinets. You can blow out your guitar tones with the oversized 4x15 ′′ cab. Or mix and match microphones for the perfect setup.

Built for Speed

Marshall Murder One Lemmy Signature features numerous presets to help you quickly draw the heavy tones you crave. Long-time Motörhead producer Cameron Webb created several presets based on Lemmy’s tones so you can dial up the larger-than-life sound instantly. No matter which preset you use, Murder One will give you vicious bass and guitar tones for your rock & roll and punk rock projects.

Thunder and Lightning

Murder One is flush with value and versatility for Amp Room, the pro guitar and bass platform. It offers Lemmy’s Marshall Super Bass 10 0 W amp and his unique cabinet section in two separate modules. With the presets for Amp Room, you can dial up Lemmy vibes without fuss. Or, go rogue. Use the amp for guitar or bass - and then combine it with pedals or effects to get the precise rock & roll and punk rock tones you’re after.

What’s included?

Marshall Murder One Lemmy Signature Native

A 1:1 component model of his Marshall Super Bass 100W, with his one-of-a-kind cabinet setup captured by long-time Motörhead producer Cameron Webb, Murder One is the genuine sound of Lemmy Kilmister. Use it as a native plugin in your DAW to get the big, fat, gritty rock & roll and punk rock sounds that Lemmy and Motörhead made famous.

Marshall Murder One Lemmy Signature for Amp Room

The two Murder One modules available for Sotube's pro guitar and bass platform, Amp Room, are a winning pair - to say the least. With one module for Lemmy's Super Bass 100W amp and another that features his unique cabinet section, you'll be more than ready to make some nasty guitar and bass tones for rock & roll and punk rock. 




Features

  • A fully-loaded native plugin that offers the authentic rock & roll and punk rock sounds of Motörhead's Lemmy Kilmister r for bass and guitar.
  • A precise model of the Mashall Super Bass 100W featuring two channels, three-band EQ, and three 12AX7 preamp tubes.
  • Dual cabs expertly captured by long-time Motörhead producer Cameron Webb: MF280L 4x12 ′′ and the oversized 1979L 4x15 ′′.
  • The mic setup used to achieve Lemmy’s sound as positioned by Cameron Webb and featuring SM7B, MD421, SM57, and D12 VR microphones.
  • Guitar and bass preset s that epitomize Lemmy’s distinctive sound.
  • Amp Room - ready with two modules that feature Lemmy’s Murder One amp and his unique cab setup.

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  • macOS 10.13 or newer (older OS versions will not work) (64-bit only).
  • Windows 10 (older Windows versions may work but are not tested) (64-bit only).
  • Mac: Intel Core i3 / i5 / i7 / Xeon - M1 support pending.
  • Windows: Intel Core i3 / i5 / i7 / Xeon / AMD Quad-Core or newer.
  • Screen resolution 1280 x 800 or larger.
  • Supported sample rates: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4 and 192 kHz, in both mono and stereo.
  • 8 GB RAM or more is recommended, as well as at least 8 GB hard disk space for installation (individual plugins take less space, while sample libraries may require additional disk space).
  • A Softube account is required to register and install the software.
  • An iLok account is required for the authorisation of the software.
  • Internet access for downloading installer and managing licenses.
  • iLok generation 2 and up, if you intend to use a physical iLok dongle for authorizing your plugins (note that an iLok dongle is not a requirement).
  • In theory, any 64-bit VST, VST3, AU, or AAX (11.0.2 or higher) compatible host application should work.
  • The most recent maintenance release of the DAW application is recommended.

However, due to plug-in host differences between DAWs - and Softube's own rigorous testing standards - Softube only officially test their plug-ins and instruments in the most recent versions of Pro Tools, Logic Pro, Cubase, Live, Studio One, Digital Performer, Reaper and Sonar. Softube plugins are not tested in non-listed systems, but they most likely work as long as the system requirements are met.

Important note: make sure that you always use the latest iLok License Manager. It is not included in the Softube installer but can be downloaded from www.ilok.com​

OS Compatibility



Acoustic Feedback

Amp Simulator by Softube



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Screaming guitar feedback in the box! Release your inner beast with the first realistic guitar feedback simulator on the market. Go from moderate and subtle to rampant and wild by the twist of a knob (or two). To break new musical ground, try inputting a synthesizer, a violin, or even your mother's grand piano.

One thing that is really hard to achieve with a guitar amplifier simulation plug-in or hardware is the interaction in a room between the guitar and an amplifier turned up loud. Enter Acoustic Feedback - because this plug-in does precisely that. Whether you just want single notes to keep hanging a little longer and gently fade to sustained feedback or you want instant and rampant howls for your noise rock, Acoustic Feedback is your friend. 

Acoustic Feedback comes bundled with a limited version of the White amp from Vintage Amp Room.




Features

  • Realistic simulation (physical modeling) of guitar feedback
  • Fully responsive to vibratos, bends, slides, tremolos etc
  • Simple user interface: Control amount of feedback with the Feedback knob, and the sensitivity with the Tolerance switch
  • Compatible with MIDI foot controls
  • Includes a stripped down*, but extremely useful, version of the White amp from Vintage Amp Room
  • Please note: Due to careless handling of the White amp, only the Master Volume and Mic position controls remain intact. All other pots have been broken off. Or something like that...

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  • Mac OS X 10.13 or newer (older OS versions will not work) (64-bit only).
  • Windows 10 64-bit (older Windows versions may work but are not tested) (64-bit only).
  • Mac: Intel Core i3 / i5 / i7 / Xeon - M1 support pending.
  • Windows: Intel Core i3 / i5 / i7 / Xeon / AMD Quad-Core or newer.
  • Screen resolution 1280x800 or larger.
  • Supported sample rates: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4 and 192 kHz, in both mono and stereo.
  • 8 GB RAM or more is recommended, as well as at least 8 GB hard disk space for installation (individual plug-ins take less space, while sample libraries may require additional disk space).
  • A Softube account is required to register and install the software.
  • An iLok account is required for authorisation of the software.
  • Internet access for downloading installer and managing licenses.
  • iLok generation 2 and up, if you intend to use a physical iLok dongle for authorizing your plug-ins (note that an iLok dongle is not a requirement).
  • In theory, any 64-bit VST, VST3, AU, or AAX (11.0.2 or higher) compatible host application should work.
  • The most recent maintenance release of the DAW application is recommended.

However, due to plug-in host differences between DAWs - and Softube's own rigorous testing standards - Softube only officially test their plug-ins and instruments in the most recent versions of Pro Tools, Logic Pro, Cubase, Live, Studio One, Digital Performer, Reaper and Sonar. Softube plugins are not tested in the non-listed systems, but they most likely work as long as the system requirements are met.

Important note: make sure that you always use the latest iLok License Manager. It is not included in the Softube installer but can be downloaded from www.ilok.com​

OS Compatibility



Peridot Pro

Amp Simulator by Audified



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For Bass Tones that are Ready to Rock

Crunchy bass tone powerhouse that makes your grooves hard as a rock.

A Vision of a Great Tone

Are you underwhelmed by a conventional virtual bass gear? Dig no deeper! Audified have the 'gemsTone' you may be searching for.

Based on more than 10 years of experience in modern metal mixing and mastering, Audified's engineers have developed this gem of a plug-in to share their favourite distorted bass guitar tones with the rest of the world. Now you can experience the mighty rumble that shakes their company office windows every other day! Everything packed in an intuitive yet complex pedal-like tool.

Meet Peridot Pro

Peridot is a collector's gemsTone. Even the earliest civilizations knew the protective power of Peridot and its ability to drive away fears and nightmares. It's believed to carry the gift of inner radiance, sharpening the mind and opening it to new levels of awareness and growth, helping one to recognize and realize one’s destiny and spiritual purpose. Peridot is the gem of the Sun, it was born in August and now you can unveil its power of opening hearts. ...oh, you thought this was about the jewel? Well, just wait until you hear Peridot in action!

  • Designed for bass
  • Smart tone shaping
  • Original Audified sound design
  • Super-fast results
  • Based on 20 years of modelling experience
  • It Rocks!



Features

  • Five AMP models - Choose from five pre-tuned amplifiers with completely different voicings. Every amp is tailored to accommodate various bass distortion aesthetics and playing styles.
  • Five CAB impulses - Custom cabinet modelling based on parallel IIR technology with minimal phase issues and low latency.
  • ToneSpot - ToneSpot technology builds upon the development and success of
  • Audified ToneSpot plug-in series. It provides complex and efficient EQ shaping with only minimal controls needed. The ToneSpot function is extremely usable across all positions of the knob.
  • Blend - Mixes in the drive section of the pedal. When the blend control is turned completely down, the dry signal is still processed by the ToneSpot & CAB circuits.
  • Boost - Engage the boost function by the dedicated switch and get the instant signal push and more focused bass tone.
  • Gate - Onboard expander-gate can be activated via the utility panel below the pedal and it includes separately engageable threshold Learn feature.
  • Internal Signal Flow

  • Input select > Input knob > Blend Send > Boost > AMP > Blend Return > Gate > ToneSpot > CAB > Level > Output Knob

  • Bass Tone-Chasing

  • There are tons of models of traditional bass amps... There are some overcomplicated bass plug-ins... But there are next to none original, intuitive, and variable-enough bass tools in one virtual box.

  • Gemstone Solution

  • Peridot Pro plug-in gets you unique and cutting-edge distorted bass tones. It gets them fast, with pedal-like familiarity and an astonishing variety of sound options included.


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Mac

  • Mac OS X 10.9 - macOS 11 (64-bit only) (M1 Apple Silicon Compatible)
  • AAX / AU / VST2 / VST3

PC

  • Windows 7 - Windows 10 (32 / 64-bit) 
  • AAX / VST2 / VST3

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Sphene Pro

Amp Simulator by Audified



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For Bass Tones That Shatter Glass

A contemporary high-gain bass workstation that makes your heavy grooves stand out.

A Vision of a Great Tone

Are you underwhelmed by a conventional virtual bass gear? Dig no deeper! Audified have the 'gemsTone' you may be searching for.

Based on more than 10 years of experience in modern metal mixing and mastering, Audified's engineers have developed this gem of a plug-in to share their favourite distorted bass guitar tones with the rest of the world. Now you can experience the mighty rumble that shakes their company office windows every other day! Everything packed in an intuitive yet complex pedal-like tool.

Meet Sphene Pro

Sphene is a collector's gemstone. In nature, it rarely occurs as a clean stone. It is rather raw and rustic. When polished, however, it has a strong ability to reflect light because of its exceptional dispersive power. It is bright and luxurious and its fire exceeds even the shiniest of minerals... Oh, you thought this talking about a jewel? Wait until you hear Sphene Pro in action!

  • Designed for bass
  • Smart tone shaping
  • Proprietary sound aesthetics
  • Fits today's metal subgenres
  • Super-fast results
  • Based on 20 years of modelling experience



Features

  • Five AMP models - Choose from five pre-tuned amplifiers with completely different voicings. Every amp is tailored to accommodate various bass distortion aesthetics and playing styles.
  • Five CAB impulses - Custom cabinet modelling based on parallel IIR technology with minimal phase issues and low latency.
  • ToneSpot - ToneSpot technology builds upon the development and success of our ToneSpot plug-in series. It provides complex and efficient EQ shaping with only minimal controls needed. The ToneSpot function is extremely usable across all positions of the knob.
  • Blend - Mixes in the drive section of the pedal. When the blend control is turned completely down, the dry signal is still processed by the ToneSpot & CAB circuits.
  • Boost - Engage the boost function by the dedicated switch and get the instant signal push and more focused bass tone. Just what a bass djentleman needs.
  • Gate - Onboard expander-gate can be activated via the utility panel below the pedal and it includes separately engageable threshold Learn feature.
  • Internal Signal Flow

  • Input select > Input knob > Blend Send > Boost > AMP > Blend Return > Gate > ToneSpot > CAB > Level > Output Knob

  • Version Comparision

  • Features

  • Proprietary Sound Aesthetics
  • Internal Oversampling
  • iLok Required
  • Interface Zoom Function
  • Models of Amps
  • Models of Cabinets
  • Boost Function
  • Blend Function
  • ToneSpot Function
  • Gate Function
  • Does it Djent?
  • User Presets

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Mac

  • Mac OS X 10.9 - macOS 11 (64-bit only) (M1 Apple Silicon Compatible)
  • AAX / AU / VST2 / VST3

PC

  • Windows 7 - Windows 10 (32 / 64-bit) 
  • AAX / VST2 / VST3

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Solidus Randy 250

Amp Simulator by Audiority



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Two Metal Legends in a Single Amp Simulation

Solidus Randy 250 is an analogue simulation of the Randall® RG100ES (late ‘80s) and RH150 (late ‘00s) solid-state amplifiers.

The RG100ES head, produced in the late 80s, has been a remarkable amplifier that defined the sound of some of the greatest metal bands of that time, while the RH150 is a more modern rendition with much more gain. Both amplifiers are renowned for their huge low end and crushing gain.

Audiority carefully modelled the original amplifier and added some goodies to further shape your guitar tone: a noise gate, a modern overdrive, a couple EQs (6 Band Graphic EQ + a 3 Band Parametric), a post-amp 5 band EQ and a Dual Cab Loader.

Integrated cabinets provided by Dr Bonkers Sound Lab, Eddie Scharr, Redwirez and Seacow Cabs.




Features

  • Analog Modelled Solid State Amplifiers
  • RG: 2 Channels (Green/Red)
  • RG: Overdrive Channel Boost
  • RH: 2 Channels (Clean/Overdrive)
  • RH: Clean Channel Boost
  • RH: Overdrive Channel with Dual Gain
  • Noise Gate
  • Wild Drive
  • EQ Duo (6 Band EQ → 3 Band Parametric EQ/Booster)
  • Post Amp 5 Band Equalizer
  • Integrated Dual Cabinet Simulator
  • Resizable interface
  • Standalone mode

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PC

  • Windows 7 or later (64-bit only)
  • Intel i5 or higher
  • 2GB RAM
  • 1024×768 screen resolution
  • VST2, VST3
  • Pro Tools 11 or higher for AAX (64-bit)

Mac (Intel)

  • OSX 10.8 or later (64-bit only)
  • Intel i5 or higher
  • 2GB RAM
  • 1024×768 screen resolution
  • VST2, VST3, AU (64-bit)
  • Pro Tools 11 or higher for AAX (64-bit)

Mac (Silicon)

  • macOS 11 or later (64-bit only)
  • Apple M1 or higher
  • 2GB RAM
  • 1024×768 screen resolution
  • VST2, VST3, AU (64-bit)
  • Pro Tools 11 or higher for AAX (64-bit)

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GK Amplification 2 Pro

Amp Simulator by Audified



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Plug-in Standalone Application Including Exact Models of Gallien-Krueger Amps and Speakers

Enhance the bass tracks in your DAW application or use the wide possibilities of the standalone application to perform live, practice with your favorite tracks or record your bass ideas. All the functions of the original amps (Bi-Amp, filters) are available. All controls work the same way as their hardware counterparts.

Gallien-Krueger is not only famous for their amps, but also for their outstandingly sounding cabinets. We have picked the most wanted ones and simulated their sound, so that you can have them in every mix from now on...

Amp Models

Select one of several amplifiers followed by a speaker selected from several models. The Pro version furthermore allows to combine two speakers. Version 2 brings a possibility to select microphone types for each speaker. Simulated amps: Gallien Krueger MB150, 800RB and 2001 RB.

Cabinets and Microphones

Gallien-Krueger is not only famous for their amps, but also for their outstandingly sounding cabinets. We have picked the most wanted ones and simulated their sound, so that you can have them in every mix from now on...

Simulated Cabinets:

  • NEO 412 (Full Range)
  • NEO 412 (Bi-Amp – Woofer)
  • NEO 412: (Bi-Amp – Tweeter)
  • NEO 412: (Bi-Amp – W +T)
  • RBH 410: (Full Range
  • RBH 410: (Bi-Amp – Woofer)
  • RBH 410: (Bi-Amp – Tweeter)
  • RBH 410: (Bi-Amp – W +T), MB 150

Simulated Microphones:

  • Audix D6
  • Audix i5
  • AKG C1000
  • AKG C451
  • AKG D112
  • Rode NT1-A
  • Shure SM57
  • Sennheiser MKH40.

Compose and Practice

GK Amps` advanced track player lets you play along with your favorite artists and learn their songs. Speed control allows you to slow down, if you can`t make it, or even speed up. Built in recorder will keep every new riff safe. Record dry bass sound, processed or even mix with the track player.

Record and Mix

GK Amplification 2 can also be used as a plug-in module for host applications. That makes bass recording so easy. Forget about miking your (hardware) amp. Just DI your bass and GK Amplification will do the rest.

Play Live

There's no need to move around heavy stacks for every show. Simply take your laptop with GK Amplification 2 installed and use it instead. The application can be easily controlled by any MIDI controller.



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Mac

  • OS X 10.6 - Mac OS X 10.14
  • Plug-in from OS X 10.6
  • Standalone from OS X 10.8

Formats:

  • AU (32 & 64-Bit)
  • AAX (32 & 64-Bit)
  • Standalone Application
  • VST2 (32 & 64-Bit)
  • VST3 (32 & 64-Bit)

PC

  • Windows 7 - Windows 10

Formats:

  • AAX (32 & 64-Bit)
  • Standalone Application
  • VST2 (32 & 64-Bit)
  • VST3 (32 & 64-Bit)

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Lunchbox Amp Sim

Amp Simulator by Kiive Audio



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Sparkly Cleans to Aggressive Gains

The Lunchbox Amp Sim is a recreation of one of the most notable British valve amps from the 1960s. It features tube amp-like tones, as well as three factory, picked cab impulse responses. It also includes drive, delay, and reverb pedals. Take your guitar tones from sparkly and jangly indie-rock tones or drive your signal with the included overdrive pedal and get some intense rock and hardcore tones!

Amp and Cabs

The amp section of Lunchbox allows you to tweak the amp controls much like a real amp you also have the option of switching between 3 factory selected cabs (which will update the GUI as well), you can also bypass the cab IR to use your own.

The Pedals

The Stomp Box Pedals section of Lunchbox gives you access to three stompboxes: a Transparent Overdrive, a Delay and a one-knob room reverb. You can also enable and disable the pedals from the signal chain section on any page.




Features

  • Amp / Pedals Page Switch
  • Mono to Stereo Support
  • Cab Bypass
  • Three Stomp Box Emulations
  • Resizable GUI
  • Oversampling

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macOS

  • OS X 10.7 or higher (macOS 10.13 or higher recommended)
  • Processor: 1 GHz Intel Dual Core or higher
  • Screen resolution: 1024 x 768 or higher
  • Formats: VST, AU, AAX
  • 64-bit DAW support only

Windows

  • Windows 7 and above
  • Processor: 1 GHz Intel Dual Core Processor or AMD equivalent
  • Screen resolution: 1024 x 768 or higher
  • Formats: VST, AAX
  • 64-bit DAW support only

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