TSE Audio has releases TSE X50, a free guitar amplifier effect plugin for Windows.
The X50 is a digital emulation of a famous US guitar amp. Because two almost similar amps were made, both red channels are modeled. The green channel is modeled after the first make. You can’t go wrong with this amp for metal!
The TSE X50 amp is modeled against a schematic of the original unit and every stage is taken into account with minimal simplifications.
TSE X50 features
Input Level: Control the incoming (guitar) signal. Value of 1.0 = +0dB and 2.0 = +6dB.
Output Level: Control the outgoing (amp) signal.
PreGain: Preamp gain, this is the main dirt control of the amp.
Low, Mid, High: Tonestack/Equalizer.
PostGain: Volume/PA overdrive.
LowEnd: The amount of resonance in the (modeled) speaker (~70Hz).
Presence: The amount of presence, 1kHz and up.
Red Ch. Mode switch: Change between MK1 and MK2 version of the red channel (only).
PreAmp switch: Bypass the preamp-section.
PowerAmp switch: Bypass the poweramp-section.
PowerTubes switch: Change between 6L6GC/EL34 tubes in the PowerAmp model.
Quality switch: ‘LO’ and ‘HI’ setting. HI setting removes additional aliasing.
Stereo switch: Process two guitars at once. They must be hard-panned left/right to avoid bleed between channels! Panning should be done in the IR-loader or by channel routing.
The plug-in is available for Windows (32/64bit VST), Mac OS X version is coming.
AXP has released SoftAmp GT, a free guitar amplifier effect plugin for Windows.
SoftAmp GT is a virtual emulation of a well-known analog guitar amplifier simulator stomp-box. The prototype is a solid state circuit that uses op-amps to saturate the signal and moderate filtering to shape the tone throughout the signal path.
The speaker simulation is achieved by a steep low-pass filter as well as some middle-frequency manipulation to resemble different microphone positions.
SoundToys has introduced Radiator, a dual drive tube input channel and EQ, based on the classic Altec 1567A tube mixer from the 1960s.
SoundToys Radiator Altec tube mixer amp plugin.
The original Altec 1567A hardware was a rack-mounted five-input tube mixer with removable transformers, a simple two-knob EQ, an unmistakable green faceplate, and a whopping 97 dB of gain.
The sound, by today’s standards, is colored and gritty, with a heaping helping of good old fashion hardware noise. In its day, it was used on many early Motown hits, and found its way into the PA racks of countless churches and school auditoriums across the USA.
Radiator brings the classic Altec tube sound to desktop recording rigs, capturing the distinctive warmth and punch of the original hardware. Featuring the modeled bass and treble tone controls from the original unit, a mix control for easy parallel processing, and the saturation and harmonic effects of the original hardware’s input and output amplifiers. All of these different circuit elements interact, allowing a wide range of tones to be created with just a few simple knobs. Plus we let you decide if the original noise is on or off.
Radiator for Windows and Mac (VST/AU/RTAS/AudioSuite) is available to purchase for $129 USD. Users of Little Radiator can upgrade to Radiator for only $49 USD until January 3rd, 2013 (regular upgrade is $89 USD).
When it comes to Jimi Hendrix tone, we’ve got you covered, whether it’s our new AmpliTube Jimi Hendrix™ apps for iPhone/iPod touch and iPad, or the AmpliTube Jimi Hendrix™ gear collection for Mac/PC, which can run as a standalone program or a DAW plug in.
All our Hendrix products are released in collaboration with ®Authentic Hendrix, and provide guitarists with stunningly accurate Hendrix tone. We even give you presets in the form of a Hendrix discography, so that you can dial up genuine settings from specific songs. Like all of our AmpliTube products, the various forms of AmplTube Jimi Hendrix offer extras such as recording capabilities, speed trainers, metronomes, and more.
AmpliTube Jimi Hendrix features
Real-time guitar mobile multiFX + recording app with Jimi Hendrix tone.
Full rig with 3 (iPhone/iPod) / 4 (iPad) simultaneous stompboxes + amp with effects + cabinet and microphone.
IK Multimedia is pleased to offer mobile users 40% off AmpliTube Slash for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad for a limited time. This is your chance to get the Apocalyptic Tone of Slash on your iPhone and iPad at a great price. From now until December 13th, 2012 you can get AmpliTube Slash for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad for only $8.99/€7,99 each on the App Store. That’s 40% off the normal price of $14.99/€13,99!
Now you can play through a rock icon’s pedals and amplifiers, all from the convenience of your iPhone or iPad. AmpliTube Slash features models of all the legendary signature gear used by Slash in the studio and in his live performances. You can rock models of the legendary Marshall® JCM Slash Edition Silver Jubilee, the Marshall® AFD100, 6 Slash’s signature guitar pedals, and play along with Slash’s extensive discography or any music from your music library.
Use IK’s AmpliTube iRig or iRig STOMP mobile interfaces to connect your guitar, bass or keyboard to your mobile device and you are ready to rock! You can also use the iRig Mic to process and record vocals and acoustic instruments with this powerful mobile suite.
It offers gorgeous looks and lots of tonality for serious guitarists who demand a guitar amp plugin with versatility. The engine of this guitar amp plugin is carefully tuned to match the tone of authentic classic amps which truly sing to your playing style.
The Vermilion offers a classic guitar combo amp with spring reverb and tremolo.
Amplifikation Vermilion packs everything that every guitarists difficult not to love: jangling cleans, raw tube saturation, springy reverb and that trippy tremolo circuit. The chimey and warm character with a bit of grit from the Clean Channel is great for country, soul, funk, blues, or most older “roots” music style, it even pulls some weight for your indie-pop tracks. The Lead Channel are able to deliver rich and fluid overdrive leads for more modern style of rock, even heavier stuff to some degrees. Add intensity to your playing using the built-in tremolo unit which gives you pulsating sound that range from subtle & slow to head-spinning fast and add dimension to the whole sound with rich & lush analog-modeled spring reverb.
Amplifikation Vermilion features
3 Amp Types.
2 Amp Channels: Clean and Lead.
Built-in FX: Tremolo with BPM sync and Spring Reverb.
5 types of matching cabinets with 4 microphone types.
Freely adjustable dual-miking configurations with mono/stereo configurations just like a real-life guitar recording session.
Built-in Noise Gate and Limiter.
Photorealistic graphics for lifelike guitar playing experience.
Straightforward and easy to use interface.
Support up to 96000Hz Sample Rate.
Amplifikation Vermilion for Windows and Mac (VST/AU) is avaialble to purchase for the introductory price of $27 USD (regular $39 USD).