the only thing that I can really say about this is that I would love to see it updated to 64-bits. It sounds great and is incredibly useful in 32 but I still can hope.Read Review
Such a flexible plugin for shaping both guitar and bass tones! Also great for boosting other amp sims. Endless possibilities.Read Review
I love this thing. Lots of ton and very versatile. Lots of twin type open back amp styles which are quite welcome in a world with no shortage of hugh gain heavy duty amps. Many of us, however, do not play metal. Here's hoping they update it to 64-bits.Read Review
Sounds and behaves even better than the real gear! Much more flexible too, due to a lot of additional features.Read Review
I gave away my Fender 15-watt ss amp to some kid who was learning guitar, and later, I started to miss it. How crazy, that someone would model THAT amp, that's funny. This is a great-sounding plugin, and I sometimes use it even though I own the full suite of Amplitube. And this has a mode which turns the transistors into tubes! SoftAmp are some radical, forward-looking geniuses, no sarc.
Since VST amp speakers aren't real, you can feel free to "abuse" guitar rigs by running bass thru them. This sounds great with bass. And the tube version, I guess turns it into something in between a Champ and a Princeton. Sounds great on guitar, both modes. If this were my only amp sim, I'd actually be fine. But I like the idea of having access (via Amplitube) to amps I've never even seen in person before, such as Hiwatts and Oranges. ..I'm from a small remote west Texas town, lmao. Kudos to SoftAmp for this unique plugin, and for their generosity in offering it for free.Read Review
i really like it .. sounds good and has a lot of features ... nice work !.
is there a manual ?
When I read that this plugin is supposed to be an emulation of solid state amps from Crate, I was a bit skeptical, because I had an amp from Crate when I started like 25 years ago and it sounded horrible.
After giving it a test run I must say that in this case digital sounds definitely better than analog, at least better than my first amp. It models three amp types, has three gain stages, a reverb and ambience effect and also a cab simulation which is not standard in the world of freeware amps sims. The GUI is, as always with AXP, not some 3D rendered simulation of the hardware which make no sense in the digital realm but a carefully crafted, very usable design with a logical layout, not too small and not too big. A real pleasure.
Playing with a Les Paul type guitar, I find that the 90's amp is better suited for clean playing as is has more twang in the high end, and the 2000's emulation seem better suited for distortion and hi gain sound, but this might probably be different with another guitar or playing style.
AXP has set up his own niche with his solid state emulations, as if to prove that with all these all tube guitar emulations around, transistors still have a reason to exist, and he delivers. Flextron is arguably the culmination of the previous efforts.Read Review