Software simulators articles

  • A Review of Toontrack's Classic Amps EZmix Pack
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    A Review of Toontrack's Classic Amps EZmix Pack - Classic Amps the EZ Way

    04/15/14

    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?

  • Waves J37 Tape Review
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    Waves J37 Tape Review - A Wave of Saturation

    02/19/14

    As you probably have already noticed, tape saturation is really hip right now. Although already having plug-ins in the same genre, a leading publisher like Waves couldn't simply ignore the current frenzy for such products. And that's where the J37 Tape comes in. Can it stand out from the rest? That's what we are about to discover...

  • U-He Satin Review
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    U-He Satin Review - Night in White Satin

    12/07/13

    Ever since the advent of computer music, many plug-ins have promised us "a true analog sound." This marketing gimmick has been so widely and mischievously used that it has become tiresome... However, when the creator of the sublime virtual synth Diva addresses the issue, our curiosity is inevitably aroused!

  • The Top Free Virtual Guitar Amps
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    The Top Free Virtual Guitar Amps - Free Guitar Amp Simulations Survey Results

    09/09/13

    813 persons took part in the survey and voted for their favorite free guitar amp simulations. And here are the results...

  • The Top Commercial Software Guitar Amps
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    The Top Commercial Software Guitar Amps - The Best Commercial Guitar Amp Plug-ins

    07/16/13

    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!

  • Are Amp Sims for You? Before Deciding, Check Out These Tips
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    Are Amp Sims for You? Before Deciding, Check Out These … - Amp Simulators: Tips You Need to Know

    02/09/13

    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.

  • Native Instruments Guitar Rig Pro 5 Review
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    Native Instruments Guitar Rig Pro 5 Review - Guitar Rig to the Power of 5

    12/18/11

    Within a few years, Guitar Rig has become a reference in the world of guitar amps and effects simulation. The fourth version, which saw the light of day about two years ago, already brought major sound quality improvements with itself thanks to the new –however limited— Control Room feature... Can the German manufacturer surprise us with this fift…

  • IK Multimedia Amplitube 3 Review
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    IK Multimedia Amplitube 3 Review - Amplitube to the Power of Three

    05/30/10

    IK Multimedia was one of the pioneers in guitar amp simulation software with their famous Amplitube launched in 2002. The Italian company comes back eight years later with the third version of their flagship product. And what's new you ask?

  • Native Instruments Guitar Rig 4 Review
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    Native Instruments Guitar Rig 4 Review - Guitar Rig 4 Bends Over Backwards 4 U

    02/23/10

    Native Instruments' virtual guitar and bass amp comes back for the fourth time with more amp simulations and effects than ever before and a very promising control room section... New functions in an overview.

  • Speakerphone's test
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    Speakerphone's test - Virtual environment?

    01/04/08

    Have you ever dreamed of a speaker simulator, that would allow you to integrate any audio file into a totally programmable background environment, from a wood case to an imaginary spatial airport full of transit passengers? If so, Audio Ease has made your dreams come true with Speakerphone. From post-production to music production, a complete revi…