TSE Plugins recently released version 1.5 of X30, a new High-Gain Guitar Amplifier plug-in based on the Engl 530 preamp. It's available for Windows as a VST effect plug-in and it is free.
TSE X30 is well suited for high gain metal type stuff, but can do a really nice crunch and a cutting dirty clean if you back off the gain. It has really responsive input dynamics and responds nicely to volume and tone knob adjustments on your guitar. It can do more than just metal.
- 4X (internal) oversampling.
- Stereo / Dual mode.
- 2 channels crunch / lead.
- 4 band EQ / Tonestack.
- DSP / Programming by onQel :: GUI made by DaWolf.
- "Standard" + SSE2 versions.