FREE: LeGion Amp Sim v1.01

Here’s a classic amongst amp sim enthusiasts (free or otherwise), the roaring Legion high-gain amp simulator. “This is an original design, it’s not based on any hardware gear. My goal here was to build a high gain sim that doesn’t need any booster in front in order to be tight.” Features: 2 channels, actually two…

FREE: Nick Crow 7170 Amp Sim VST

The 7170 is a kick-ass emulation of the fabled 5150 amp from Nick Crow and quite frankly, it’s cranking. Make no mistake, this is a white-hot heavy metal beast. You’ve got drive control, low, mid, sweep and high tone stack controls, and a separate, controllable power amp. All of Nick Crow’s stuff is awesome and…

FREE: LePou LE456 Amp Sim VST

Let’s get it said right up front: this is one of my favourite amp head VSTs of all time. LePou makes great stuff and his amp heads are second to none. Of all of them however, I think this one is the best. The 456 has just the right amount of muscle and crispness, not…

FREE: SoftAmp FM25 Amp Sim Plugin

Personally, when I think of Fender amps I don’t really think of ‘solid state’ or ‘practice amps’. So why would someone go to the trouble of building a sim of one? It’s a fair question. “‘Huh, a solid state Fender practice amp model. Now that is an interesting choice’ – was the initial response from…

FREE: Flextron DC14 Amp Sim

It’s no secret that we’re massive fans of the big brains at Soft-Amp, and the Flextron DC14 just goes to further prove our point. The Flextron DC14 is a virtual-analog guitar amp that was made for one of the KVR challenges, and is unique in that it is designed as a hybrid of two existing…

FREE: TubeBaby Amp Sim

The NDZeit TubeBaby is a pretty basic emulation but with several different amp types including American, British and Custom. “TubeBaby is a digital simulation of a tube guitar amplifier. As such it features the standard controls found on a real amplifier, namely gain, bass, mid, treble, presence, master and a switch for activating the high…

FREE: Nick Crow 8505 Lead Amp VST

Nick Crow’s guitar amplifier VSTs are among the finest you’ll find anywhere—free or paid—and the 8505 Lead is no exception. The 8505 Lead is a meaty, thumping high-gain amp VST. If you’re going for those fat, chunky tones that you associate with modern rock and metal music, the 8505 is a good option. But it’s…