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ToneLib GFX

Guitar Studio Plugin by Tonelib

ToneLib GFX has an average user rating of 4.57 from 7 reviews

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User Reviews by KVR Members for ToneLib GFX

Reviewed By piermarco.lunghi [read all by] on March 26th, 2021
Version reviewed: 4.6.3 on Linux

I give 5 stars because it's a great project, with a great ui and workflow. I've not yet an opinion about sounds because I need more time to test it BUT: the VST version makes mixbus 32c crash in a very bad way (on 6.2.407). I hope they can solve this bug in the next version.

Reviewed By sgsgfsgfg [read all by] on November 5th, 2019
Version reviewed: 3.8 on Windows.
Last edited by sgsgfsgfg on 5th November 2019.

I have tested a lot of virtual amps.

My top was Poulin and Bluecat.

I have to add Tonelib-GFX.

Reviewed By natelok [read all by] on October 6th, 2019
Version reviewed: 4.0 on Linux

The latest update require a $40 fee be paid for a license, despite no warning of this new license until you've already installed the update using the programs update dialogue.

It's a nice program, but ambushing your established users like this is pretty nasty.

Reviewed By mpoirier [read all by] on April 25th, 2019
Version reviewed: 3.7.2 on Windows

For the price this app is really good. It is CPU efficient and very good clean sounds. I think I will switch from Amplitube to this because of this...

Reviewed By Nobdi [read all by] on April 7th, 2019
Version reviewed: 3.9.7 on Windows.
Last edited by Nobdi on 6th October 2019.

The ampsim is payware now - $40 !!.

All the info I had in my old 4 star review is still valid but for a $40 sim it would have to deliver quite a bit more for that rating.

At $40 I can only rate it at 2-3 stars because there are a lot of options out there with way better dynamics, better IR handling and a better GUI in general.

Sorry, but no cigar .

...below is my (4 star) rating for when the thing was still free:

"2 five star ratings by users that are only here for less than a month ?!? - fishy :-).


The software itself is very good. Especially when you take the (current ?) price into account - zero/nothing/nada.

It is very easy to dial in a good sound and whoever needs a manual or instruction how to use it has never seen a amp sim before (or maybe not even a computer).

I have only played around with it for about an hour and so far I can't really say anything about stability but the rest looks like this:


- very easy to dial in sounds
- good amount of good presets
- easy on the CPU and very fast loading times
- quite a few FX and amps to chose from
- realistic sound.


- maybe not the most dynamic reaction to your playing
- no 5150 sim (sorry, but that is one I always love to have)
- not too many bass amps/cabs (1 each ???)
- no way to set the amount of oversampling (and no info on that at all)
-> all in all not really much that you could argue about in a free sim;-).

...after an hour of playing around with it it has replaced my goto practising sim (Audified ampLion (payed version)) and might even end up as my goto sim for composing because of the perfectly fast loading time (to be replaced than later in the process by a more sophisticated sim).

To sum it up: For a free sim this one is clearly at least a 4 (add the 5150 model and I have it at 4.5-5;-))."

Reviewed By Zurid [read all by] on April 7th, 2019
Version reviewed: 3.5.6 on Mac

I spent the last 2 days playing with a standalone version of Tonelib-GFX. Sound wise for me, it smokes Amplitube. It warmer, cleaner and doesn't have that highend shrill in the overdrive that is so prevalent in Amplitude. The preset management is way more flexible and vastly superior to Amplitubes. I pretty psyched so far...

Reviewed By HerrFornit [read all by] on April 6th, 2019
Version reviewed: 3.5.6 on Windows

Hi thanx for giving us that VST for free! (tested the VST2 version).

I tried it a bit and what I noticed first is the clear GUI/concept with nice presets. Compared to other "Rigs" its very simple to use and flexible. Effects seem to be limited to dynamics. There is also a possibility to choose impulse response which I didn't try, maybe not implemented in the free version? But in combination with other (free) plug-ins its really great.

I will use it.

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Comments & Discussion for Tonelib ToneLib GFX

Discussion: Active
26 April 2019 at 4:30pm

Heads up: The version 3.7.2 installer installs what looks to actually be VST2 version, which crashes Tracktion Waveform 10 when coming back into an edit that has ToneLib in it. It's odd in that the VST2 ToneLib Help button shows version 3.7.2, yet the description that shows up in Waveform's plugin page shows

At first I didn't realize that the VST3 version was loading into the standard C:\Program Files\Common Files\Steinberg\VST3 path, so I copied it from there into my Waveform custom plugin path, which brought it into W's VST3 plugin list. Looking at the VST3 version's description information revealed that it was indeed at 3.7.2.

I then loaded the VST3 version and it ran flawlessly in Waveform. Super grateful for this great plugin. Cheers.

24 May 2019 at 2:56am

Comment for HerrFornit - the default fx type on the right is Dynamics / Filter, that's why you're seeing lots of those types of effect. Click there to also choose Overdrive / Distortion, Amp simulators, Cabinets, Modulation / Sfx, Delay, Reverb. There are 11 Delays alone.

28 May 2019 at 8:08am

Hi madwab.

thanx for reply. I noticed now hat its a problem of interaction with my DAW (Jeskola BUZZ). The pull down menu does not work. In the standalone version it is ok.

5 June 2019 at 11:25am

seems to be cool, but crashes Reaper 64 Win 10 every time. Still have no idea how it sounds.

5 June 2019 at 3:17pm

Curious, do VST & VST3 versions act same?

I documented related issues at the top of this thread.

6 October 2019 at 6:13pm

btw: It's payware now - $40.

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