Review: Bulldozer VST Amp Plug-in from Audio Assault

Audio Assault, the plug-in company specializing in everything heavy (and a bunch of other stuff too) has just released a new amp-in, the aptly titled Bulldozer. That’s good news in and of itself, but get this: as an introductory offer, it’s available for a mere $5. When you see – and hear – what’s inside,…

FREE: Emissary Amp Sim by Ignite

The Emissary is a dual channel guitar tube amplifier designed to model its real hardware counterpart, built for Ryan Huthnance (The Seer / Gaped / Chrome Bison / Emissary Studios) by Ignite Amps, in 2014. “The Emissary is a no compromise custom amp built for the kill. Featuring a very versatile clean channel that ranges…

NEW RELEASE: Mercuriall Spark Amp Package

The team at Mercuriall have just released the Spark, a VST/AU/AAX plugin that models four Marshall tube amplifiers, four cabs, four overdrive pedals and a set of the most common spatial effects. It looks pretty kick-ass. Amps include emulations of: Marshall AFD (four channels) Marshall JCM 800 (two channels) Marshall JMP Super Lead (two channels)…

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…