Gallo Engineering releases Studio Devil Amp Modeler Pro

Studio Devil Amp Modeler Pro

Gallo Engineering has announced the release of Studio Devil Amp Modeler Pro, a guitar amp modeling plug-in and effects for Mac and Windows.

Studio Devil AMP (Amp Modeler Pro) is a guitar tube amplifier audio effect plug-in based on authentic models of vacuum tube preamps and power stages. While primarily intended for guitar amp modeling and direct recording of both electric guitar and bass, Studio Devil AMP excels wherever natural tube overdrive and distortion is needed.

Studio Devil Amp Modeler Pro features

  • 15 Preamp Models cover every range of playing styles and modeled using Studio Devil’s proprietary digital vacuum tube modeling technology…nothing else sounds as real as Studio Devil because it uses exclusive and patented tube modeling algorithms!
  • Authentic Tone Controls: Gain, Bass, Mids, Treble, and Presence controls that interact with your tone just like on real tube amps!
  • Boost, Deep, and Bright Switches quickly liven up and adjust your tone!
  • 3 Power Amp Models with Drive Control: Tube Class AB, Tube Class A, and Solid-State MOSFET to adjust natural power amp compression.
  • Impulse Modeler / Cabinet Processor imports any WAV or AIFF file and features Zero-Latency switch, adjustable Filter Length, and High-end Sizzle controls!
  • 32 Studio Devil Cabinets plus 58 ReCabinet&reg Demo impulses included!
  • 7-Band Graphic-EQ with Master Level, 3 Modes, and Pre/Post Switch to position your EQ either at the input of your amp or in the send-return loop: pre or post distortion!
  • Sweepable Parametric EQ with Mids Level and Frequency control knobs to custom tailor your tone!
  • Wah-Wah Effect with adjustable pedal slider for a parked-Wah sound…or assign it to a MIDI controller for a real-time Wah!
  • Compressor / Sustainer with two modes and Attack controls.
  • 4 Studio Quality Modulation Effects: Chorus, Flanger, Phaser, and Tremolo all fully adjustable and can be positioned Pre/Post preamp to choose from that floor Pedal or Loop Effect sound!
  • Echo / Delay Modeler with Normal / Stereo Ping-Pong Modes and continuously adjustable Style Knob: sweep from Analog Delay to Tape Echo or to Digital Delay and anywhere in between!
  • World-Class Reverb with Level control and 3 Modes: Room, Club, and Hall.
  • Noise Gate with adjustable Threshold and Gating Slope controls.
  • Built-In Chromatic Tuner and Level Meters to stay in tune and to help maximize your signal level while guarding against digital clips.
  • Master Volume control with Clip indicator.
  • Import and Export Presets and Banks via XML files to share your tones with everyone via the Internet, email, and blogs!
  • Tone from hell! Desire Analog, Embrace Digital!

Studio Devil Amp Modeler Pro is available for Windows and Mac (VST/AU) for $149 USD. ProTools RTAS compatibility is coming soon. A demo version can be found on the Studio Devil product page.

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  • billybob

    I absolutely love the original studio devil, and this version continues in the same vein, BUT… that’s where the love ends.

    The effects are horrible, almost amateurish. The defaults settings are usually bad choices too, like the tremelo defaults to auto-pan not tremelo. The compressor ALWAYS adds distortion, they should rename it to the distortion feature.

    The CPU load is 3x to 4x of the old version at minimum, and if multiple effects are used CPU usage climbs even higher.

    There are weird consequences to turning off some features. Turn off the cabinet impulse and there’s so much hiss and feedback that it’s unusable (on the distorted amp models).

    Flashing the “Save” button 10 times a second is really f!@#$%ing annoying. STOP!!!! This happens every time there’s a change in any setting, so like all the time.

    The builtin tuner is ok, not too jumpy as most tend to be, so that’s a plus.

    Some preamp models do not sound natural,they sound like the crappy amplitube fizz models. Also the amp models are the same old stuff. I was really hoping for jazz guitar and fender strat type models. Turning off the cab impulse and using the EQ adds way too much distortion to the clean preamp models.

    Overall, this is very disappointing. What was a real stand out product has turned into a “me too” stew of bad design decisions. Hopefully they can fix this mess is subsequent updates, because the base is solid. But for now, I’m going to continue using the standard studio devil which is a really great app.

  • Slide

    Is there a way to be able to hear each amp sound right when u play it besides changing the channel during play back, or do you always have to record first??

  • I’ve been using Amplitube2 and JH Amplitube for over a year now and I just switched over to Studio Devil, and I’m not going back.

    Needless to say, I’m impressed: Studio Devil sounds great on both my solid body and hollow-body guitars. It’s light on my CPU, and hasn’t crashed yet. All of the functions/FX are easily reached from the one main window (pay attention, IK).

    Regarding the effects & Metal presets: IMHO, the bundled FX aren’t bad, and they are easily tweaked to perfection. The Modern-distorted Metal presets sound realistic and are just as unmusical & noisy as the music they are modeled for. Heck, even Amplitube’s Metal patches suck because there’s nothing subtle about them. There’s simply too much compression, gain and drive. That’s the reason why when you turn off certain features you get a lot of noise.

    But the best thing about Studio Devil is that it’s IR cabinets can be swapped out for higher quality Impulses (and that’s a beautiful thing!). I immediately bit the bullet and purchased Recabinet 2.0, which are high quality IR’s of modern and vintage cabinets recorded multiple times using different mics and placements. If you are thinking about using Studio Devil, do yourself a favor and spend the extra $15 and buy Recabinet! You won’t be disappointed.

    Overall, Studio Devil is a fine product, that sounds great and won’t kill your wallet. It’s a fine alternative to the big boys, is easy to use and easy to upgrade. I highly recommend it.

    Oh yea, to answer Slide’s question- Most audio software can be set to hear/monitor the amp sim as you are playing or recording. That way subtle changes can be made to EQ, etc. before you record. Just read your manual. ;)

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