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Reviewed By dfennessey
August 9th, 2021

I have a recording studio with several hardware preamps...a Mesa Triaxis, Mesa Rectifier, and ENGL E530. I also use THU IR cabinet / IR management software. I was actually getting pretty good tones with just the preamps, but i was also searching for a power amp plugin sim for some time. The signal chain was just not complete without a power amp to create the tone and feel of a real amp. Well i tried a lot of plugin software and the Torpedo Two Notes hardware unit...they just didn't sound good to me. So finally i read an article about the TPA-1 from Igniteamps. I was amazed at the realism of this plugin and how the various power tube combinations sound. This plugin really sounds like a power amp is connected in my signal chain. I can feel the difference in the lows and air movement from my studio monitors as well as the extra body in the tone high gain, and clean guitar sounds now have. Can't believe a beautiful piece of software like this is free when there is so much mediocre stuff out there for a lot of money. And it gets better...i am using the TPA-1 as a power amp sim between the output of my Boss GT1000 core AIRD amp model outputs, and the THU IR plugin. The TPA-1 has added another level of realism to the GT-1000 AIRD amp models that make them sound as good as any amp models i have heard including the latest from Fractal for a lot less money.

This thing is amazing....just download it and try it out. You will be glad you did.

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Reviewed By Big Busker
June 26th, 2021

The hardware EQs this Ignite plugin is based on are expensive. Notice: I said are expensive. This one plugin will do the job of three of the original hardware EQs! The "legacy" unit didn't have the midrange section; they had to create a special midrange EQ for mastering purposes. Everything you could think of to shape the tonal characteristic of a sound is all right here.

In case you're wondering, no, this is not just an appealing GUI based on a unit from the 1950s. It's designed to sound better than all the other emulations or "tribute" units floating around. This isn't some Synthedit waste of RAM and processing power. The tube sounds alone are worth downloading this VST plugin. They could have charged hundreds of dollars for this, and it's free. Get this EQ...

...no, seriously, why are you still reading this? I said, get this EQ!

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Reviewed By Big Busker
June 26th, 2021

I have the original NadIR, with the "two slanted cab" file loader GUI. That was the one available before STL got in the mix. I believe that's the source of the confusion.

If you know someone who still has the original, that one will do just fine. There's tons of free IR's all over the place, so whichever one you get, you're good to go.

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Reviewed By Dean Eager
May 7th, 2021

Watched a YouTube video on the Pultec EQ, downloaded this plugin, boosted and attenuated the bass and treble (as they showed in the video - makes no sense, right?!) and WOW! What a difference. It's in serious danger of replacing all my 'warmifier', and tube plug-ins.

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STL Ignite - AmpHub
Reviewed By DeraZilla
April 4th, 2021

I own and compare most of the Amp plug-ins that exist today. They are very well balanced and relatively inexpensive. I recommend the 5150, Vox and Bassman. For pedals, try XoticBB and Tc. Combine them with the IRs you own. You will be very happy.

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Reviewed By Ripthorn2
December 25th, 2020

This is absolutely wonderful for bass! I record my custom 5 string direct in and use this after a compressor but before reverb. It has a wide range of tones and sounds fabulous. I simply cannot say enough good things about it. I consider it one of the best plugins I've downloaded, particularly free ones. Just get it and try it out, you won't be sorry.

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Reviewed By Luindir
August 10th, 2020

not only one of the best free amp sims, but possibly one of the best amp sims, period. You can get a ton of killer tones.

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Reviewed By brett.a.merrill
September 15th, 2019

WOW - I am absolutely blown away by this! I first came to understand what a Pultec is when I watched an engineer mix a Queen track on an SSL console. When he flipped the switch on the Pultec's there was this moment of "Boom!!! - there's that elusive sound I've been trying to figure out". Since then I've been looking and looking for a software emulation that "does the thing". The only emulation I could find that "Does the thing" (more on "the thing" in a bit) was Apogee's EQP-1A. It was lush, it was liquid, it was like sex on the Master Buss and it was $300 that I couldn't fork out because of payment gateway problems. What to do?

I tried everything, I tried UAD and Acoustica and Waves and nothing. Nothing had "that sound" and nothing "did the thing" until I found this little beauty. I was surprised that a free plugin emulation was so good.

It does the low-end mix trick! Woot - finally! Hear the bass just ooze out of the speakers. Fat, round, and CLEAN (choose 30 for the Lows, attenuate the Lows to tase - about 1, then boost the lows to taste, about 2 and make sure the Bandwidth is set to 7 - this one is super sensitive in comparison to the Apogee version).

It gives you that sexy, lush, 3D "liquid sound" (switch in the tube emulation). My face melted listening to it! (Mix at 96kHz with 2X oversampling or 192kHz to REALLY hear that sexy tube go to work)

It's really good at everything else Pultec's are famous for but for me getting that 3D liquid lushness and that fat kick-*ss bass is the most important thing. I am still going to buy the Apogee (the best psychedelic sound is multi-layered) but I am so happy that I found this! It took me years to figure out what on earth a Pultec was, what it did, and most importantly how it's supposed to sound in actuality. I'm glad it didn't take me that long to find this after I understood what I was looking for.

Kudos to the developers - it's clear that they absolutely know quality both in terms of hardware and software (seriously - 64-bit floating point and oversampling in a free plugin...no words can express). Much love and respect. Thank you.

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