Best budget guitar vst(amps,preamps,fx,so on)

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VELLTONE MUSIC
KVRian
742 posts since 19 Sep, 2017 from Galaxy far away

Post Sun Sep 29, 2019 8:25 pm

Free doesn't count,it must be paid simulation of something or fx with discount or attractive price,based on how it sounds and sit inside the mix in your opinion,my top two budget amps now are:
1.Grid machine II - Nice on everything(not just guitar tracks)
2.Kuassa Caliburn - very nice distinguish sound
I'm writing this because i'm interested what other affordable stuff i miss :)Cheers :)

abhor
KVRist
64 posts since 1 Jan, 2018

Re: Best budget guitar vst(amps,preamps,fx,so on)

Post Sun Sep 29, 2019 8:37 pm

Mercuriall SS-11X is $30. One of the best sims available and cheap considering.

Nembrini releases new amp sims every now and then for $29.99 intro. They are very top notch but cost $137 a month after intro price...so wait and don't hesitate?

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Magic Russ
KVRer
28 posts since 2 Mar, 2017

Re: Best budget guitar vst(amps,preamps,fx,so on)

Post Sun Sep 29, 2019 8:43 pm

LePou used to make a VST based on the Wampler Cranked AC pedal. 32-bit only but free.

abhor
KVRist
64 posts since 1 Jan, 2018

Re: Best budget guitar vst(amps,preamps,fx,so on)

Post Sun Sep 29, 2019 9:03 pm

OP hates freedom remember.

On topic grind machine is fun but 60 of the 63 total amps sound like a scooped metal zone. And they absolutely hate 3rd party impulses.

Some of those PA amps go on sale for dirt cheap sometimes. PA impulses are crap but the engl and mesa sims are ok.

Vadim has a bunch of amps for a few dollars.

Kiiryu
KVRist
31 posts since 21 May, 2018

Re: Best budget guitar vst(amps,preamps,fx,so on)

Post Tue Oct 01, 2019 2:44 am

The best cheap amp sim generally comes down to what kind you want, since you're best bet is generally one very good amp sim that does exactly what you want, rather than something with 50 amps that are all bad.

In my case I like S-gear for clean and crunch, but for certain distortion you need a pedal behind it. I use external pedal vsts for that, or I'll plug in a real pedal.

Every time something new comes out I try it but I always end up going back to S-gear. Something about it just seems to take pedals decently and it plays well. I honestly wish I'd find something new that blows it out of the water.

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The Noodlist
KVRian
1139 posts since 16 Aug, 2017 from UK

Re: Best budget guitar vst(amps,preamps,fx,so on)

Post Tue Oct 01, 2019 11:46 am

Best is subjective. You can find some sims below.
https://www.kvraudio.com/plugins/paid/a ... rchpagenav
Currently trying to turn noise into music. :neutral:

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bharris22
KVRAF
1589 posts since 3 Mar, 2010

Re: Best budget guitar vst(amps,preamps,fx,so on)

Post Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:16 pm

I really like the other Kuassa amps, too - Vermilion and Creme.

Cooker
KVRian
794 posts since 29 Jul, 2008

Re: Best budget guitar vst(amps,preamps,fx,so on)

Post Wed Oct 02, 2019 4:42 am

You won't get a good sound easily pre-100 bucks, specially if you want options.

Best deal out there is currently getting a cheaper version of TH-U (like "rock") for 80 euro (currently no discount). These have the rig player, then start getting the profiles from Choptones which are around 30-50 euro's (has discounts currently).

https://overloud.com/shop

Breitsamer
KVRer
5 posts since 5 Oct, 2019

Re: Best budget guitar vst(amps,preamps,fx,so on)

Post Sat Oct 05, 2019 11:14 am

bharris22 wrote:
Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:16 pm
I really like the other Kuassa amps, too - Vermilion and Creme.
I second that.

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