Scuffham Amps updates S-Gear guitar amp plugin to v2.5

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Scuffham Amps has released version 2.5 of S-Gear, a software guitar amplification plug-in for Windows and Mac

Scuffham Amps S-Gear

S-Gear is a collection of guitar amps, speaker cabinets and effects implemented in software for use with your computer, Windows PC or MAC. The software comes as a Standalone Application and as plug-ins for use with the most popular DAW (digital audio workstation) recording software.

Changes in S-Gear v2.5

  • Precision tuner in collaboration with Sonuus UK
    • Ultra fast and accurate pitch detection technology.
    • Tuning accuracy to within 1/2 cent, right down to the low bass guitar strings.
    • Highly visible analogue style metering with smooth, responsive ballistics.
    • Big note indicator.
  • New cabinet options
    • A boutique 2×12″ rear ported cabinet
    • Alnico Gold and G12-65 speaker options
    • Clean and precise impulse capture process
  • Delay pan control allows you to position mono mode delays in the stereo field.

S-Gear for Windows and Mac (VST/AU/AAX) is available for purchase for $99 USD ex. VAT.

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Rupert Neve Designs announces new products for the NAMM show

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Rupert Neve Designs has announced RNDI and R6, two new products to be presented at the upcoming Winter NAMM show.

New for the 2015 Winter NAMM Show, Rupert Neve Designs is proud to announce two new products: the RNDI Active Transformer Direct Interface, and the R6 Six Space 500 Series Rack.

Rupert Neve Designs RNDI

The RNDI utilizes a custom Rupert Neve-designed transformer and a class-A biased discrete FET amplifier to elegantly balance an instrument signal – whether straight from a bass guitar or a screaming 1000W amp – with sonics extending beyond 100kHz, superb phase coherence, and the famous Rupert Neve tone heard across 50+ years of classic records.

Rupert Neve Designs R6

The R6 is a rack made for serious sound. With more than 150% the required current and a full complement of XLR, TRS and DB-25 I/O, the R6 helps your best modules realize their fullest potential.

The RNDI and R6 will be available late January 2015, priced at MSRP of $299 USD and $599 USD, respectively.

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Balanced Audio Technology to celebrate its 20th anniversary with debut of new preamps and power amps at CES 2015

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Balanced Audio Technology

Balanced Audio Technology has announced it will celebrate its 20th anniversary at CES 2015 with the introduction of four new products: the VK-23SE and VK-43SE solid-state stereo preamplifiers and the VK-225 and VK-225SE solid-state stereo power amplifiers.

We cordially invite you to experience BAT’s refreshing approach to audio design and 20 years of audio engineering expertise at The Venetian during show hours at the show, taking place January 6-9 in Las Vegas.
The VK-23SE preamplifier, like all BAT preamps, features fully balanced circuit topology throughout. The VK-23SE utilizes BAT’s exclusive Unistage™ single-gain-stage, zero-feedback design, the shortest possible signal path and more to achieve superb resolution and musical accuracy. (SRP: $4,995.)
The VK-43SE is the company’s new top of the line solid-state preamplifier. It is a dual-monaural design and incorporates BAT’s Unistage zero-feedback topology and many additional refinements for extraordinary musical realism. The VK-43SE’s massive power supply delivers extremely wide dynamic capability (SRP: $8,995).

The BAT VK-225 amplifier uses a discrete bipolar output transistor design to provide exceptional clarity and dynamic authority. It delivers 150 watts per channel power output into 8 ohms, and features audiophile-grade components throughout, the shortest-possible signal paths with zero negative feedback and other attributes for superlative sound (SRP: $4,995). The VK-225SE amplifier (SRP: $6,495) adds BAT’s SUPER-PAK power supply circuit with greatly increased energy storage capacity, to convey music with effortless dynamic authority, nuance and realism.
At CES 2015, BAT is also showcasing its flagship REX II vacuum-tube stereo preamplifier and power amplifier and a host of its ultimate-performance audio components in a complete audio system featuring the AVID HiFi Diva II SP, Sequel SP and Acutus Reference SP turntables, Solidsteel’s new S3 and S5 entertainment racks and more.

The new Balanced Audio Technology components can be heard at The Venetian, Las Vegas, NV, Suite 29-122, during show hours: Tuesday, January 6th – Friday, January 9th. You may also schedule an appointment to visit the room. Geoff Poor, Director of Sales for Balanced Audio Technology; Steve Shade, Director of International Sales; and other key people will be on hand to give you the news about Balanced Audio Technology’s latest components.

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Voxengo updates Boogex free guitar amp & cabinet plugin to v2.0

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Voxengo Boogex

Voxengo has announced the release of version 2.0 of Boogex, a free guitar amplifier and cabinet simulation effect plug-in for Windows and Mac.

Boogex is a guitar amplifier plug-in with a variety of sound shaping features for professional music production applications. With Boogex it is possible to get a heavy distorted sound as well as slight “jazzy” saturation sound. Boogex is also able to apply any speaker cabinet impulse response (selection of built-in impulses is available).

The processing latency is close to zero making it possible to use Boogex for real-time guitar processing. Boogex also includes reverberation module derived from Voxengo OldSkoolVerb reverb.

Boogex now supports most user interface features latest Voxengo plugins offer, including undo/redo history, preset manager, user interface coloration and others. Most importantly, this updated version 2.0 features an improved guitar amplification algorithm which provides a set of processing modes.

The plug-in is available to download for Windows and Mac (VST/AU).

More information: Voxengo / Boogex


Studio Devil launches Winter Sale – Up to 40% off

Studio Devil has announced the launch of its Winter Sale, offering up to 40% off its effect plugins.

Studio Devil Winter Sale

If you were waiting for a reason to get the best tube modeling on the planet, well now’s the time!

Until December 31st, enjoy these awesome discounts on Studio Devil’s world-class tube modeling plugins…for Bass Amp Modeling, Guitar Amp Modeling, and Tube Preamplifier Modeling for your mix.

Studio Devil Winter Sale

  • Amp Modeler Pro: $89 (normally $149)
  • Bass Amp Pro: $69 (normally $99)
  • Virtual Tube Preamp: $79 (normally $129)

The sale ends on December 31st, 2014.

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