Software simulators feature articles
- 03/28/18Getting started
The best paid tape emulation plug-ins - Top paid magnetic tape machine emulators
Oh, the sound of tape! That "something" that so many people miss in digital recordings. Although there are plug-ins that do just that...
3 Free Amp Simulators Face Off - Comparing Guitar Rig Player, AmpliTube Custom Shop and Pod Farm Free
Native Instruments Guitar Rig 5 Player, IK Multimedia AmpliTube Custom Shop and Line 6 Pod Farm 2.5 Free, are all free amp-modeling software suites offering both plug-in and standalone operation. Each comes with models of amps, cabinets, effects, and mics. While all are designed to entice you into the paid versions, we thought we’d compare the f...
- 04/28/15Getting started
Virtual Tone Tips for Guitarists - How to get killer sounds with your amp-modeling plug-in
The debate about real amps versus modeling amps is over. Numerous blind tests among players and engineers have revealed that it’s often impossible to distinguish modeled amps from the real thing, especially when slotted in with the rest of the tracks in a mix.
Classic Amps the EZ Way - A Review of Toontrack's Classic Amps EZmix Pack
Toontrack recently released a new collection of amp models with effects called the Classic Amps EZmix Pack, which can be opened as presets in the company's EZmix 2 software. How do these emulations stand up in the competitive amp-modeling category?
- 09/09/13Getting started
The Top Free Virtual Guitar Amps - Free Guitar Amp Simulations Survey Results
813 persons took part in the survey and voted for their favorite free guitar amp simulations. And here are the results...
- 07/16/13Getting started
The Top Commercial Software Guitar Amps - The Best Commercial Guitar Amp Plug-ins
How do you pack dozens of vintage amps and speaker cabinets in a 130 ft² home studio for less than $500? Just enter the wonderful virtual realm with this article about the best commercial software guitar amps. Let's rock!
Amp Simulators: Tips You Need to Know - Are Amp Sims for You? Before Deciding, Check Out These Tips
Guitar amp simulators are controversial. Some say they don’t sound or feel like real tube amps. Others say sims deliver sounds you can’t get any other way. Guess what? They’re both right.