Amplitube is certainly a popular option for shredders (and if it’s good enough for Slash, by gum it’s good enough for us mortals).
There’s heaps included here: 9 stomps, 4 amps, 5 cabs, 3 mics, 2 rack effects, tuner and, of course, a four track recorder.
“That’s right… you can get started for nothing. The AmpliTube Custom Shop desktop app is free, and contains 24 pieces of gear to start. When you download and register/authorize the software, you’ll get a fully functioning ‘standalone’ app with a built-in 4-track recorder, plus you get the plug-in version for your favourite DAW. No matter what your computing platform (Mac/Win), you’re covered.”
It looks fantastic and sounds great too. While it might not be an ultimate solution for recording your masterpiece, there’s some serious tone to be had from this beast, and it’s all for free.