Very easy. We copy the dll in the plugins folder of its sequencer and rolls ...
I use this plug-in for perhaps two years and I reckon it's really a killer. I have tried just about everything in modeling software:
Revalver (I, II, III), Amplitube (Metal and III), Kuassa Creme, Lepou (all), Onquel (X30 and X50). Well I will not list them all. This one, I keep it.
Today, we come to a pretty incredible quality simulator that can succeed in producing quality sound at least semi-professional. Legion is one of the best simulators (free and paid) if one is interested in the Metal. If the rest of the string (guitar, sound card and ID, and the other plugs used) can be obtained after a rather huge. I use the same time the simulation Tube Screamer Onqel from home and the couple is pretty convincing.
How to describe the sound? It has perfect sound for all that is Black Metal, Death or Thrash. The sound is quite broad and balanced and settings (treble, mid, bass, presence and contour) can sculpt sounds radically different. Must still pay attention to the management of the gain and treble. It can become quite unpleasant. Following the procedure, we have a fatter sound for rhythm or for extended solos. This is a rather dry and modern.
I made the comparison in Powerball BSS direct box and then impulse Mesa Redwire under Reaper Legion against the same impulses. Bah, I'm ashamed to say it but the Powerball (without TS before) sounds a bit muddy face even with the presence Legion thrust. The Legion sounds more present, more defined, more tight (though the Powerball is quite famous in this area).
I even talking about the ease of use ... Laying out at home one can at 3am without disturbing anyone, change it later each parameter which is not possible with a traditional amp even with a 5-watt lamps.
To conclude, I would say for someone who has access to a professional studio with converters, preamps, amplifiers and microphones and the sound engineer who will go well with an optimal Legion but at what cost? I want to argue but I think that blind test, many people who swear by the all-lamps would be surprised.
The plugin is simple to implement, we just copy the file in the VST DAW's and it works immediately.
I use this plugin with Reaper, all under 7 with windows mobile config average (I3 processor and 3GB of ram). It runs seamlessly with several other instrument tracks (4 on average for drum / bass / vocals / guitar). No stalls.
I discovered this plugin in an issue of Keyboard Recording, used in combination with the speaker simulator Lecab the same developer, is easily obtained sound credible in the registry metal (and regardless of the guitar input).
The interface is also very pro with a visual and interactive work (the lights go up the amp / down depending on the settings), it's stupid but I am surprised that such a product is found in freeware.
The settings are many, with an equalizer and two channels (Lead / Rhythm) and two modes (Red / Green) that allow the choice to get a disto type "heavy rock" or "high gain" according to desires.
I even do the test with a small vsti guitar (the kind of vsti which produces a very cheap) and the plugin is able to give him a lot of body!
Installation: breeze. Dll file to download and install the VST-Plugins folder of the sequencer, it does recognize it by making a scan of VST on the machine and voila. As with any plugin, so.
No incompatibility reported. I use Windows 7 in 64-bit Pro and Sonar 8.5 Producer.
Setting: The interface is beautiful, very eloquent. If you've used an amp, you know how to use this plug. Otherwise, you will need a good ten seconds to understand. There is no manual, but hey, it's a simulator amp head is not a helicopter cockpit.
I'm running on a PC with processor i7 920 at 2.66 GHz and 12 GB of RAM. CPU negligible on this configuration: 1% maybe? And yet ...
So no worries to run it, and even with multiple instances running simultaneously.
The software responds instantly, all buttons are working. No stability problem.
I use it for about 2 weeks. I have quite a few other amp simulators Free LePou Nick Crow AcmeBargig, Aradaz, Simulanalog or Studio Devil and this simulator is very good. It is not based on any real model according to its creator, but should be good for metal or rock well saturated.
Both red and green channels are relatively close to one another but the same settings, we see that the red channel is brighter (more treble). We must add to this head a simulated loudspeaker to avoid getting too aggressive sound.