Audiority releases L12X - Solid State Amplifier - FREE VST/AU/AAX

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Audiority
KVRian
886 posts since 15 Nov, 2005 from Italy

Post Fri Jan 17, 2020 12:05 am

We are happy to introduce to you our newest effect plugin: L12X Solid State Amplfier

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L12X is an analog simulation inspired by the Marshall® Lead 12™ solid state amplifier of the late ‘80s.

The original head was an op-amp based amplifier: instead of using tubes or transistors, the op-amp is able to provide a huge amount of gain with very little or no distortion. However, when the amplified signal reaches the voltage applied to power the op-amp, it gets clipped. Marshall engineers exploited that to provide a great sounding amplifier with very few components.

This little solid state head is able to push cabinets up to 4×12 and can easily sound like a JCM™. We modified the original circuit by adding a Contour knob (to get a more scooped tone) and an additional Boost overdrive stage. We also included an integrated Cab Simulator, loaded with a Marshall cabinet IR featuring Celestion V30 cones.

Integrated cabinet provided by Seacow Cabs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JbRvCCXktQI

Specifications
  • Analog Modelled Solid State Amplifier
  • 2 Channels (Clean/Boost)
  • 3 bands tone stack
  • Contour
  • Integrated Cabinet Simulator
  • Resizable interface
  • No License File required
  • VST2, VST3, AU and AAX (64bit only)
  • OSX and Windows


Price: FREE
Read more: https://www.audiority.com/shop/l12x-sol ... amplifier/

A personal note
I started working on this little amp while studying the properties of operational amplifiers. It's fantastic how this head exploits the opamp's clipping when you drive the signal above their max voltage. What you hear, until you engage Boost Mod, is just the opamp gain stages. Once you trigger Boost Mod, you'll get a warm overdrive made with two series of antiparallel diodes. Enjoy!

Cheers,
Luca
Audiority
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JerGoertz
KVRAF
2645 posts since 20 Feb, 2004

Re: Audiority releases L12X - Solid State Amplifier - FREE VST/AU/AAX

Post Fri Jan 17, 2020 12:30 am

Thanks for the freebie, looking forward to hearing it in action!
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Lotuz2019
KVRist
457 posts since 26 Apr, 2019 from Netherlands

Re: Audiority releases L12X - Solid State Amplifier - FREE VST/AU/AAX

Post Fri Jan 17, 2020 2:55 am

Thanks Luca. :clap:

'Bought' it and will try it this weekend. 8)

evo2slo
KVRian
702 posts since 17 May, 2011 from Philadelphia

Re: Audiority releases L12X - Solid State Amplifier - FREE VST/AU/AAX

Post Fri Jan 17, 2020 5:33 am

Thanks for this gift. Sounds great! The contour knob adds some nice flexibility, and the boost mod rips. Love it as a platform for your distortion pedals with the gain dropped - they sound amazing through it.

heavymetalmixer
KVRian
559 posts since 8 Jan, 2017

Re: Audiority releases L12X - Solid State Amplifier - FREE VST/AU/AAX

Post Fri Jan 17, 2020 5:36 am

Does it have an oversapling control? If not, how much does it use?

Also, which Seacow IRs does this amp use?

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sqigls
KVRAF
4138 posts since 25 Dec, 2004 from Melbourne, Australia

Re: Audiority releases L12X - Solid State Amplifier - FREE VST/AU/AAX

Post Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:16 am

Thank you so much Audiority!

heyheycnv
KVRist
97 posts since 13 Dec, 2016

Re: Audiority releases L12X - Solid State Amplifier - FREE VST/AU/AAX

Post Fri Jan 17, 2020 7:34 am

Nice job on this and thanks for it being free. Super easy to dial in a great tone. The gain sound is especially a treat. And it doesn't sound modern metally!!!!


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Halonmusic
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3307 posts since 13 Nov, 2015 from Norway

Re: Audiority releases L12X - Solid State Amplifier - FREE VST/AU/AAX

Post Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:52 pm

No 32bit version?
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Lotuz2019
KVRist
457 posts since 26 Apr, 2019 from Netherlands

Re: Audiority releases L12X - Solid State Amplifier - FREE VST/AU/AAX

Post Fri Jan 17, 2020 2:59 pm

Halonmusic wrote:
Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:52 pm
No 32bit version?
https://www.audiority.com/faq/#15169819 ... 6f0ae-844b
PLEASE NOTE: starting from 2019, we will cease to develop 32bit versions of our plugins, including updates.
Not being able to use PlexiTape and T7E mkII on my Win 7 32 bit music PC played a big role in making me decide to go for Win 7 64 bit after all.

ShawnMH
KVRist
114 posts since 3 Jun, 2016

Re: Audiority releases L12X - Solid State Amplifier - FREE VST/AU/AAX

Post Fri Jan 17, 2020 4:48 pm

Thanks for the freeware Luca, this sounds great!

Classic Marshall solid-state, yet very much in the JCM tone territory too. My first Marshall amp was a 5210 solid-state from the same era.

emasters
KVRist
236 posts since 17 Mar, 2010

Re: Audiority releases L12X - Solid State Amplifier - FREE VST/AU/AAX

Post Fri Jan 17, 2020 7:13 pm

Thanks Luca - appreciate your generosity!

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Russell Grand
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2392 posts since 22 May, 2017

Re: Audiority releases L12X - Solid State Amplifier - FREE VST/AU/AAX

Post Fri Jan 17, 2020 7:15 pm

:tu:

acousticglue
KVRian
850 posts since 27 May, 2008

Re: Audiority releases L12X - Solid State Amplifier - FREE VST/AU/AAX

Post Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:48 pm

Finally someone put out a real amp! This thing is incredible! I bought too many then Luca comes along and bam! Free, it's finally a great rock n roll amp. Hats off to you sir. Nothing to see here. Move along

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Halonmusic
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3307 posts since 13 Nov, 2015 from Norway

Re: Audiority releases L12X - Solid State Amplifier - FREE VST/AU/AAX

Post Sat Jan 18, 2020 12:15 am

Lotuz2019 wrote:
Fri Jan 17, 2020 2:59 pm
Halonmusic wrote:
Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:52 pm
No 32bit version?
https://www.audiority.com/faq/#15169819 ... 6f0ae-844b
PLEASE NOTE: starting from 2019, we will cease to develop 32bit versions of our plugins, including updates.
Not being able to use PlexiTape and T7E mkII on my Win 7 32 bit music PC played a big role in making me decide to go for Win 7 64 bit after all.
Ok thanks. Im not in a rush to update my os anytime soon though.
Don't be a Sheep. :borg: | Opinions matters :evil:

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