Softube Vintage Amp Room
Softube Vintage Amp Room

Software Amp Simulator of the Amp Room series

User Reviews: 4.65 Average price: $200

All user reviews for the Softube Vintage Amp Room

Average Score: 4.6 ( 4.6/5 based on 5 reviews )
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stompboxjon 02/13/2013

stompboxjon's review "3 amps"

4
The Softube Vintage Amp room is an easy plug in to use, the basic version of this plug in cost around 200 dollars but I suggest getting the TDM version because it comes with more amps but it is about a hundred dollars more than the Native version. This version has three amplifiers that are all simulated in a vintage amp room. There is a “white” amp that is a good amp for distorted sounding guitars and it is very easy to use. There are no built in effects on it and there is only one channel but it is a great starting point to work with. The “brown” amp is very easy to use, it has a clean and clear sound but still give that warmth and punchy sound that I love to have when working with these style of amps.

SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

The “green” amp is the warmest one out of the three too me and it is more of the type that I would use on a regular basis because of how good it can get guitars to cut through the mix while still letting other instruments be present. All three amps are great vintage style amps with clean and rich sounds. Using these amps is very easy and takes no manual reading and no learning curve. They all run great and take up little to no CPU unless you use multiple instances of it at the same time then you will notice the CPU bar going up.

OVERALL OPINION

The interface of these amps is very simple and basic, nothing is hard to understand and being that they do not have a lot of effects there really isn’t much you can manual do to them besides tweak a few of the knobs. I recommend this to anyone who loves vintage amp and vintage amp sounds in digital form. I was very pleased with these three amps and how smoothly they run as a VST in multiple DAW’s.
moosers 10/01/2010

moosers's review

5
The Softube Vintage Amp Room plug-in is a piece of guitar amp modeling software. The plug-in is compatible across the board as far as I can tell, as you can get it for both Mac and PC and in RTAS/TDM, AU, and VST formats. I wasn't involved with the installation of this plug-in since I don't currently own it and have just used it at the studio that I work at. I can speak about the interface however, as you've essentially got three different types of amps to choose from here. Each has their own panel of controls, and their own microphone which you can move to set how close or far you'd like to be from the amp. While it doesn't say so in the plug-in, the amps modeled in here are a Fender, Vox, and Marshall as far as I can tell. I love how you can move the microphone around the amp, as you can even set it on it's axis if you'd like. It's a pretty simple plug-in to use, so a manual shouldn't be needed.

SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

The studio that I work at has the Softube Vintage Amp Room plug-in running on a few different systems since we've got a number of different studios on site. The main system in our A room is a Mac Pro computer with dual 2.66 Intel Xeon processors and 10 GB of RAM, and all of the systems are running Pro Tools HD. We never really have issues running plug-ins on any of these systems since they are indeed HD based, so it's hard to say how well this will run on another system.

OVERALL OPINION

Softube's Vintage Amp Room amp modeling software is some of the coolest of it's kind in my opinion. It has a pretty good sound, although in general I'm really not one for amp modeling as I always try to get a good sound at the source with a real amplifier. However, there are certainly times when it's not possible to go back and track more or re-amp, so I do sometimes have a need for amp modeling. There are certainly options for amp modeling these days, but Vintage Amp Room is as good as most out there. It's got a nice collection of different amplifiers here, more of which can be found in the other Amp Room plug-ins that Softube has. It's good for fulling up a sound a bit, especially if you use it for blending purposes. The interface is also one of the coolest, as you can actually drag the microphones in front of the amps and move them where you'd like to, as I previously mentioned. All in all, this plug-in is definitely one worth trying and knowing about if you're looking for some amp modeling software.
J.Yves 08/11/2010

J.Yves's review (This content has been automatically translated from French) " Although ...... But .....!!??"

4
Easy installation, no incompatibilities ..
All those that are more simple ..

SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

I use the software on a PC quad core (3.00 Ghz), ASUS P5Q motherboard and running XP Pro ..
No problem running everything is stable ..

OVERALL OPINION

Let us return to the heart of the matter ...
Firstly I want to say being a major consumers of virtual amp, I give my opinion compared to many other similar app ..
I have virtually everything is done in the field ..
TH1 Revalver, Guitar Rig 4, Amplitube 3, GTR3, Studio Devil Kuassa, legend Amp, Vandal, Mokafix plus all freeware and can I forget ..
Before my purchase I heard a lot of plug ins and SOFTUBE especially modeling guitar .. I confess that I expected to take a blow from another world so the views of each other pointing this app well above the competition and given the progress made in this area, why not ..
The reality is, frankly, everything else, even if some patches actually worth seeing I do not know yet so far away in some city view .. Yes the models are very realistic to say anything on this but other app do the same ..
On the soft Metal Amp Room for a modeling did impress me but it is still very small given the price of plug ins ..
Finally, to me these are good amps virtual bills because you find something you enjoy, but beyond saying that it is the ultimate in this field, I do not think so ..
More consequent price compared to the number of models (some will say yes rather than quality QUANTITY), but not for me I think its absolute dear ..
Have a look at the latest Studio Devil (about 50 euros) and you will have the same feelings with effects and more ..
Finally and I will report to bundle Metal amp room first, second room Bass amp and vintage amp room last ..
madchap 08/09/2010

madchap's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

5
Quick and easy!

SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

as a metal amp room, this plug is not very greedy =)

OVERALL OPINION

I use it for several months, and almost all tests jai plugs whether paid or free! (Guitar rig 1-4, AmpliTube 1-3, Vandal Overloud, kuassa, lepou, devilamp, Revalver, plektron etc etc ...) in short all that to say that no one comes close Softube plugins .. ..

like say the previous review may be that some will say it is expensive for 3 amps .... but we must recognize that with you can play ALL styles which require a sound vintage, and especially one obtains a very realistic .... jazz, blues, british rock, hard rock ... all is, with only 3 amps, and without getting your head!

ps: do not hesitate to use several times the same amp with different regulation of micro ...

like Metal Amp Room, 9 saves for the plug to the format of DAW and if we change it can not import its presets ...
dadryan 01/14/2009

dadryan's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

5
Installation is no problem it?
No problem.

Have you experienced any incompatibility?
no.

The manual is clear and sufficient?
Not need the manual.

SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

What is the configuration of your computer? (Motherboard / CPU / Ram / Disk / sound card ..)
Pro Tools LE 8

The software works he correctly on this configuration?
Everything.

What performance? (If quantifiable)
trs reasonable CPU consumption

This software + hardware configuration is stable?
Compltement

OVERALL OPINION

I possde Guitar Rig, AmpliTube 2, AmpliTube Jimi Hendrix, Pod Farm and Eleven (digidesign)
All are dpasss by Vintage Amp Room (+ heat + of ... ism)
There are only 3 amps, a bit expensive for only 3 amps, but if you want a carton as the o sound of the guitar is very important to ring a Vox AC 30, Fender Twin Reverb or Marshall JCM 800 (the vintage of course), try Vintage Amp Room.