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Reviewed By Faydit [read all by] on September 20th, 2023
Version reviewed: 1 on Windows

A lot of amp(s).

Very interesting and sonically flexible, but in some aspects different amp plugin, as this amp is especially built to producea lot of different characters of (British) (phase inverter and) power amp saturation, while the preamp is a very simple, not very much adjustable one.

Due to the numerous tweaking options this in some way are a lot of different amps in a single box.

Also due the all the options not every setting automatically sounds great, but if you know what to do, you can get a lot of different, excellent tones out of it.

The basic are several vintage British amps, which can be tweaked by several boost and power amp behavior adjustments. Works nice, sounds nice. Really clean sounds you hardly get, but this anyway was not the intention of this amp, instead a large varietiy of crunch to overdrive sounds, which you hardly get from a lot of other amps or amp plugins.

The only disadvantage, which I have found, is, that switching from Normal to Intense mode works for my taste a little too intense, as it results in some, sometimes already a little too scratchy if not distorted sounding treble. Some fine adjustment control would have been helpful or also some update, to balance things out a little more. What helps a little is, if you use Intense mode only with the Low input or reduce boost level.

Otherwise a very cool, also sonically very flexible, unique amp, especially for power amp saturation and vintage sound fans.

The plugin also offers a very wide selection of top-notch cabinet IR's, but also allows deactivation and the use of some own external IR's instead. The fx-section/channel strip is the typical Brainworx quality.

Reviewed By Faydit [read all by] on June 2nd, 2023
Version reviewed: 1 on Windows

Not my favorite guitar fuzz/distortion pedal, but obviously still popular and liked from others.

Good, if not meanwhile legendary vintage Fuzz/Distortion/Sustain pedal with a nicely unique sound, which you can like or also not, the highlight of the pedal certainly is the combined high pass / low pass tone control, called Filter here, which allows a good - or even better, compared with other units from the same time - adjustment to the used guitar and amp.

Nembrini typical very good, authentic and convincing sound, the -15dB option is a nice addition for some cleaner tones.

A Nembrini version of a Small Stone, Small Clone, but also maybe of a Pitch Fork would more be my taste, but this plugin is freeware and (not only) for a freeware the sound and programming quality is excellent.

By the way, this unit also sounds fantastic in front of eg. a Taurus, Minimoog, OBX or other (vintage) synthesizers, but also in front of a Hammond! In front of them I like it even more than as a guitar pedal.

Reviewed By Faydit [read all by] on May 28th, 2023
Version reviewed: 1 on Windows

Most probably the only plate reverb plugin, you ever will need.

A lot of useful tweaking options plus some features, a real plate reverb cannot offer and the typical Soundtoys quality.

I upgraded from Little Plate, which I already liked, but SuperPlate is a different league with much more, well adjustable and controllable options. All of them make sense in specific contexts, but I find the Auto-Decay one of the most important ones.

No future wishes, maybe apart from one: A spring reverb form Soundtoys with comparable features and flexibility.

Reviewed By Faydit [read all by] on May 12th, 2023
Version reviewed: 1 on Windows

Cleverly designed plugin in the typical, good AO quality.

Separateley adjustable and activatable (or deactivatable) eq- and / or saturation bands are an excellent idea and this concept also works well, after you have learned, how the plugin works.

The frequencies also are well selected. The results sound very natural. Also the blending option is an advantage.

The only things, I would like to see in maybe a future upgrade is a general on/off switch plustwo spearate zero-reset knobs for both the eq and the saturation sections, but as this plugin is freeware, this is complaining at a very high level.

Great idea and excellent realization.

I think, I can delete my other graphic eq and saturation plugins, this one does everything better, at least for me.

Reviewed By Faydit [read all by] on May 4th, 2023
Version reviewed: on Windows

Some sort of hot-rod boutique Plexi, I would say. Nice British voiced tones with also more gain, but sonically closer to the original than eg. a Soldano.

A littel more "American" voiced than a real Marshall, I would say, more balanced and not as dirty and brutal sounding than the British original, but a great sounding amp /plugin.

Sounds to me better, than the sonically more flexible PT100, as the tones have - for me - more character.

Reviewed By Faydit [read all by] on May 4th, 2023
Version reviewed: 1.2 on Windows

The Fuchs version of the legendary Dumble Overdrive Special as a plugin.

I never have been a great Dunble fan, it usually sounds too much like a typical Fender to me, with a little more gain maybe, but the Fuchs simply sounds awesome, as much as this plugin does. For me this amp version is a big improvement, compared with the original, which makes the result sonically even more flexible.

You can adjust more Fender-voiced sounds but due to the additional mid- and gain-control and boost features you can also adjust more British voiced, if not to say, fatter Plexi overdrive tones, which simply sound top notch, more balanced, more harmonious than a typical Marshall, but equally straight into the face and with the right harmonics and also good dynamic reation to attack.

The quality of the modelling is outstanding, the plugin sounds and feels like the real amp in my opinion. Also the implemented cabinets harmonize perfectly well with these amp tones.

Reviewed By Faydit [read all by] on May 4th, 2023
Version reviewed: 1.3 on Windows

Friedman amps are not necessarily my favorite amps, but this one is a gem, if you look for beautiful vintage Rock, if not to say, AC/DC, ZZ Top tones, which are based on iconic JTM/JMP sounds.

Due to the 6L6 power amp the DS sounds different to a typical Plexi, but in a positive way, is no 1:1 copy, but a slightly different interpretaion of the theme, I would say.

Soundwise I personally prefer it over the BE-100, because of the beautiful, organic, more vintage voiced crunch to overdrive Classic Rock sounds.

Reviewed By Faydit [read all by] on May 4th, 2023
Version reviewed: 1.2 on Windows

One of the most flexibly adjustable tube amps, I've ever seen with top-notch tones and not only another Metal amp, but this also of course.

Wonderful clean, crunch, overdrive to high-gain tones, basically with a beautiful British voicing but also in a lot of ways individually adjustable.

Reviewed By Faydit [read all by] on May 4th, 2023
Version reviewed: 1.4 on Windows

Fantastic modelling of an equally fantastic amp! One of the best sounding, yet sonically flexible high-gain hot-rod boutique "Marshalls", so to say.

Meanwhile a VH-4 itself became an iconic amp, which it also deserves. As much as it deserves an excellent plugin like this one.

Reviewed By Faydit [read all by] on May 4th, 2023
Version reviewed: 1 on Windows

The best plugin version of one of my all time favorite overdrive pedals. Unfortunately most SD-1 based plugins, which I know, do not sound very much like the real pedal in my opinion, this one does.