Blue Cat's Free Amp Released!

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Blue Cat Audio
KVRAF
3516 posts since 8 Sep, 2004 from Paris (France)

Post Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:21 am

We are very happy to announce the release of Blue Cat's Free Amp, a brand new amp simulation plug-in that is entirely free!

Using the Destructor dynamic distortion engine that is also used inside the Axiom software, Blue Cat's Free Amp offers three amp models for a wide range of guitar tones. And you can also download 20 additional free amp presets by Hans Van Even for the plug-in.

Check it out, it's a simple free download: no registration required, no limitation and no dongle, it is definitely a Free Amp!

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izzygetdizzy
KVRer
2 posts since 30 May, 2007

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Post Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:04 pm

Do these free amps need a cab?

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Blue Cat Audio
KVRAF
3516 posts since 8 Sep, 2004 from Paris (France)

Re: Blue Cat's Free Amp Released!

Post Fri Jul 13, 2018 4:49 am

No, they have a built-in matched cabinet filter (a different simulation for each amp). It cannot be disabled, but turning the "Tone" control to 100% should be enough if you want to use your own cabinet simulation after the pug-in.

izzygetdizzy
KVRer
2 posts since 30 May, 2007

Re: Blue Cat's Free Amp Released!

Post Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:34 am

Thanks. Will be downloading and using these amps this weekend.

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donkey tugger
Boss Lovin' DR
4875 posts since 15 Mar, 2002 from the grimness of yorkshire

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Post Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:57 pm

Finally stopped being lazy and plugged in the geetar to have a go with this.

The M****all and rectifier modes are nice enough, but the clean amp (which is of course the true test of any amp - can it do the jangle..?)..... :love:

Made my Shitenbacker crap £100 12 string sound bloody marvellous. Instant Stones Roses. :hihi:

Nice one!

Tappistry
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897 posts since 3 Aug, 2017 from San Diego, CA

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Post Sat Jul 14, 2018 7:48 am

donkey tugger wrote:Finally stopped being lazy and plugged in the geetar to have a go with this.

The M****all and rectifier modes are nice enough, but the clean amp (which is of course the true test of any amp - can it do the jangle..?)..... :love:

Made my Shitenbacker crap £100 12 string sound bloody marvellous. Instant Stones Roses. :hihi:

Nice one!
Shitenbacker :lol:

Gonna have to find a reason to steal that one sometime.:hihi:

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donkey tugger
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4875 posts since 15 Mar, 2002 from the grimness of yorkshire

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Post Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:39 am

Tappistry wrote:
donkey tugger wrote:Finally stopped being lazy and plugged in the geetar to have a go with this.

The M****all and rectifier modes are nice enough, but the clean amp (which is of course the true test of any amp - can it do the jangle..?)..... :love:

Made my Shitenbacker crap £100 12 string sound bloody marvellous. Instant Stones Roses. :hihi:

Nice one!
Shitenbacker :lol:

Gonna have to find a reason to steal that one sometime.:hihi:
To be honest, I did somewhat steal the idea from a friend anyway, who is the proud owner of a' Crapocaster' :hihi:

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Blue Cat Audio
KVRAF
3516 posts since 8 Sep, 2004 from Paris (France)

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Post Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:45 am

I hope these guitars sound better than the names suggest :lol:

Tappistry
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897 posts since 3 Aug, 2017 from San Diego, CA

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Post Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:53 pm

Blue Cat Audio wrote:I hope these guitars sound better than the names suggest :lol:
That reminds me, I should show off my new Lace alumitone pickups in my 8-string with these amps. (Definitely not a shit-o-caster).

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donkey tugger
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4875 posts since 15 Mar, 2002 from the grimness of yorkshire

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Post Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:18 am

Blue Cat Audio wrote:I hope these guitars sound better than the names suggest :lol:
I can't speak for the Crapocaster, but after tweaking the action and doing the old trick of tuning it down a semitone and using a capo, the Shitenbacker can do quite a good jangle. Just the bridge pickup into NI's VC2A compressor then into one of clean the presets of your Free Amp;

http://www.bennyleeds7.myfreeola.uk/shitenbacker.mp3

I still get the impression though that the build quality is 'questionable', and that if I was to drop it or kick it over (as one is wont to do from time to time...) it would fall apart into little bits.. :hihi:

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Blue Cat Audio
KVRAF
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Post Thu Jul 19, 2018 12:09 am

:tu:

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KVRAF
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donkey tugger
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4875 posts since 15 Mar, 2002 from the grimness of yorkshire

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Post Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:31 pm

The more I play with this the more I like it. The 'classic' and 'modern' models are great, but the clean.... :love: Took a bit of playing about (like a real amp) with the tone and treble controls to begin with but I've got the hang of it now. First class retro chiming jangle! Here it be in an actual song context, which I thought I'd post here as well now I'm vaguely happy that it's finished. Got my Variax in one of the semi-acoustic modes for the rhythm guitar on the left, and the Shitenbacker 12 doing the picking bit on the right - both with a bit of compression, convolution spring reverb, and a touch of tremelo for the rhythm all kicks in near the end..

http://www.bennyleeds7.myfreeola.uk/don ... s-case.mp3

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Blue Cat Audio
KVRAF
3516 posts since 8 Sep, 2004 from Paris (France)

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Post Mon Sep 17, 2018 1:00 am

Sounds great! Thanks for sharing!

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