Scuffham Amps S-Gear (developed with former Marshall product designer)

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Smasha
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161 posts since 4 Jun, 2010

Post Wed May 25, 2022 6:26 pm

Just trialled this and it has BLOWN me AWAY!

No other plug in comes close for guitar amp sims.

Great FX,smooth and creamy sounding,love the impulse loader.

I wish i could buy this,in a rutt atm,Afterpay would be awesome.

Easily the best guitar amp plugin S gear 2.9 is the bee's knees.

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zvenx
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11356 posts since 16 Feb, 2005 from Kingston, Jamaica

Post Wed May 25, 2022 7:36 pm

Personal taste is always so amazing and different. For years s-gear was my guitar amp then overloud th-u with their profiling replaced it then neural dsp replaced all of them for me.
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jamcat
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2274 posts since 2 Sep, 2019

Post Wed May 25, 2022 7:59 pm

I’ve tried all the ampsims over the years. Other people always make them sound great in the demos. But then I install them and they sound thin and weedy and it’s an instant uninstall and I’m right back to AmpliTube. That’s the only ampsim I’ve ever been able to make sound good. :shrug:
THIS MUSIC HAS BEEN MIXED TO BE PLAYED LOUD SO TURN IT UP

rollasoc
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696 posts since 13 Jun, 2003 from Shrewsbury, UK

Post Thu May 26, 2022 3:00 am

jamcat wrote: Wed May 25, 2022 7:59 pm AmpliTube. That’s the only ampsim I’ve ever been able to make sound good.
Normally, I would have replied "Said no one ever". But you said it. You actually said it. Wow.
:) (I'm joking, whatever gets your tone is fine by me).

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zerocrossing
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12081 posts since 26 Jun, 2006 from San Francisco Bay Area

Post Thu May 26, 2022 5:47 am

jamcat wrote: Wed May 25, 2022 7:59 pm I’ve tried all the ampsims over the years. Other people always make them sound great in the demos. But then I install them and they sound thin and weedy and it’s an instant uninstall and I’m right back to AmpliTube. That’s the only ampsim I’ve ever been able to make sound good. :shrug:
Huh. I no longer use software amp sims, but when I did, Amplitube and S-Gear were my two go-tos. I’ve since moved to hardware, because I found it to be noticeably better. Kemper and Fractal, to be specific. I never liked the Line6 sound. I had a Kemper for a decade, but moved to an AxeFX 3 because I missed my old physical dual-amp setup, and to a lesser degree, more “amp like” tweaking.

I should probably sell my S-Gear license. I haven’t had it installed for a long time.
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8850 posts since 2 Dec, 2004 from North Wales

Post Thu May 26, 2022 6:26 am

Is Scuffam still being developed? I cave up checking to see if for V3 was out but they seem to be at 2.99 now so not a lot of room. There seem sot be almost no activity on the web site lately. Maybe a big announcement soon (but then I though that several years ago!)
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jamcat
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2274 posts since 2 Sep, 2019

Post Thu May 26, 2022 10:17 am

rollasoc wrote: Thu May 26, 2022 3:00 am
jamcat wrote: Wed May 25, 2022 7:59 pm AmpliTube. That’s the only ampsim I’ve ever been able to make sound good.
Normally, I would have replied "Said no one ever". But you said it. You actually said it. Wow.
:) (I'm joking, whatever gets your tone is fine by me).
In AmpliTube, you have to choose the right models. I don’t use anything older than the JH Gold, and now I’m using mostly the effects from the X-GEAR pedals.

It really is a shame that IK doesn’t update and replace their old models as their methods improve, the way Arturia does.
THIS MUSIC HAS BEEN MIXED TO BE PLAYED LOUD SO TURN IT UP

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zerocrossing
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12081 posts since 26 Jun, 2006 from San Francisco Bay Area

Post Thu May 26, 2022 12:10 pm

jamcat wrote: Thu May 26, 2022 10:17 am
rollasoc wrote: Thu May 26, 2022 3:00 am
jamcat wrote: Wed May 25, 2022 7:59 pm AmpliTube. That’s the only ampsim I’ve ever been able to make sound good.
Normally, I would have replied "Said no one ever". But you said it. You actually said it. Wow.
:) (I'm joking, whatever gets your tone is fine by me).
In AmpliTube, you have to choose the right models. I don’t use anything older than the JH Gold, and now I’m using mostly the effects from the X-GEAR pedals.

It really is a shame that IK doesn’t update and replace their old models as their methods improve, the way Arturia does.
I’ve grown to hate IK’s business model. The plugins are fine… well, I miss the old Amplitube’s intuitive ease of use, but the sound is good. It’s just the whole “Custom Shop” thing. It’s confusing, clumsy, and it feels like I’m being nickel and dime to death. I hate having to constantly scroll by everything that I don’t own. I much prefer NI’s method of putting out upgrades where you just get everything new for a fair fixed price. I can’t even remember the last time I used Amplitube. I was once the biggest fan.
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lajosuti
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152 posts since 25 Jan, 2014

Post Thu May 26, 2022 7:53 pm

Maybe it's time to look back to Amplitube? Seriously, since Amplitube 5 (and the mesa 2 pack) I stopped using my PA / Neural DSP / STL Tones amp sims. BTW in Amplitube 5 you can have a setting to see all gear / only gear you own / only gear you don't own, so apparently the message got through that it is annoying. I just see the gear I own.
Oh, and they also solved the issue that when you set it to see the gear you have, you won't see patches in your patches list which uses gear you don't have.

acousticglue
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1167 posts since 27 May, 2008

Post Sun May 29, 2022 5:18 am

I began using Helix Lite so it replaced my constant use of ampsims. But A5 is my go to for that. Sgear is good but since never ever updated I just stopped using it. BiasFX has too much latency to run much units at once. Even A5 has to run higher buffer in DAW to run many. SGear never had this problem

rollasoc
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696 posts since 13 Jun, 2003 from Shrewsbury, UK

Post Sun May 29, 2022 1:45 pm

acousticglue wrote: Sun May 29, 2022 5:18 am I began using Helix Lite so it replaced my constant use of ampsims. But A5 is my go to for that. Sgear is good but since never ever updated I just stopped using it. BiasFX has too much latency to run much units at once. Even A5 has to run higher buffer in DAW to run many. SGear never had this problem
My issue with BiasFX, is I will start to use it on a song. Leave the song for a month or tow whilst working on something else, then we I re-open the old song, I just get DI guitar, I have to go in and re-register every instance of it. Tedious.

radio12
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47 posts since 21 Apr, 2007

Post Sun May 29, 2022 10:28 pm

I still use S-gear, also some of the amps from Plugin alliance, but since a year or so i prefer the Neuraldsp amps, i own the cory wong, the petrucci and the tone king.
I like the s-gear for the feel when playing, just like a real amp, but the Neuraldsp amps have this feel too, at least for me.
The s-gear sounds are also good, better than amplitube 4 or guitar rig, which i never liked, at least for guitar.
It would be nice if scuffham would do an update, a few stomp boxes and maybe some modern amp sims would be nice.

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zerocrossing
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12081 posts since 26 Jun, 2006 from San Francisco Bay Area

Post Sun May 29, 2022 10:38 pm

lajosuti wrote: Thu May 26, 2022 7:53 pm Maybe it's time to look back to Amplitube? Seriously, since Amplitube 5 (and the mesa 2 pack) I stopped using my PA / Neural DSP / STL Tones amp sims. BTW in Amplitube 5 you can have a setting to see all gear / only gear you own / only gear you don't own, so apparently the message got through that it is annoying. I just see the gear I own.
Oh, and they also solved the issue that when you set it to see the gear you have, you won't see patches in your patches list which uses gear you don't have.
Ah, that’s nice. It’s too late for me to get back into it for guitar, but I would use it for synths and drums. Thanks for the heads up.
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metalifuxx
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2462 posts since 23 Mar, 2005 from Detroit

Post Thu Jun 09, 2022 2:09 pm

Guess we got progress…
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hodshonf
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86 posts since 25 Feb, 2016

Post Thu Jun 09, 2022 4:50 pm

metalifuxx wrote: Thu Jun 09, 2022 2:09 pm Guess we got progress…
yep!

he's been talking about v3 S-Gear coming VERY soon!

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