NAMM 2019: IK Multimedia AXE I/O, a new desktop interface for guitar and bass

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As predicted here on this very site, IK Multimedia is launching a new high-end guitar audio interface called the AXE I/O. The Italian company already knows a thing or two about recording guitars (see the AmpliTube range), so we are expecting great things from this new product. IK Multimedia AXE I/O Over the years, IK […]

Audio Assault Emperor amp sim plug-in: A high-gain bargain?

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The new Audio Assault Emperor is a high gain amp simulator plug-in with built-in effects and cabinet simulation. This software emulation looks pretty intuitive and has some seriously crushing, heavy tones available for those that like to chug! Audio Assault Emperor  The Emperor plug-in is evidently inspired by modern day high-gain guitar tones. It includes a […]

Kuassa Caliburn: A bargain Marshall amp plug-in suite

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A while ago, Kuassa introduced the Cerberus Bass Amp, which our German sister site was very favourably impressed with. Now Kuassa has released a set of Marshall amp simulations for us guitarists, at a very decent price. Kuassa Caliburn The Caliburn sounds were inspired by classic Marshall amplifiers (JCM800 and JCM900) and implemented using Kuassa’s in-house […]

BBE’s new Stomp Board models its guitar effect pedals in software

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The new BBE Stomp Board is a software plug-in suite designed to emulate the BBE range of guitar stompbox effect pedals and allow you to access them easily in your DAW. BBE Stomp Board Available for both Mac and Windows systems, the BBE Stomp Board plug-in bundle comes in Audio Unit, AAX and VST plugin formats. […]

Blue Cat Audio gives away its Free Amp plug-in, 3 amp sims that go up to 11

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Blue Cat Audio has just announced its new Free Amp plug-in, a set of three guitar amplifier software simulations for your DAW that cost absolutely nothing. Blue Cat Audio Free Amp Sim Based around three different amp models created using Blue Cat Audio’s Destructor plug-in engine, the new Free Amp plug-in runs on your PC or Mac via […]

Mercuriall Audio WS-1 Chorus plug-in: A free guitar pedal download for your DAW

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Mercuriall Audio’s WS-1 Chorus pedal plug-in has just been released as a free download for your DAW. This chorus pedal effect will add some modulation to your guitar tracks – and won’t cost you a penny! Mercuriall Audio WS-1 Chorus The plug-in has controls for Depth, Speed, Mix, Mono/Stereo and On/Off. You can run this VST/AU/AAX plug-in […]

DDMF Bridgewize brings your 32-bit plug-ins to life in the 64-bit era

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Now that some DAWs are going 64-bit only (and macOS is exclusively 64-bit), the need for a reliable bit bridge is stronger than ever — at least for those of you still keeping around their 32-bit plug-ins and finding that your DAW doesn’t have a bridge built-in (Apple and Avid, we’re looking at you!) Of […]

Virtual Guitar Amp Software Round-up Part One: Line 6 Helix Native

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Software virtual guitar amplifiers have come along way in recent years and we have put a few of the most popular ones to the test in our studio. This new series will cover the latest and greatest software amps, comparing their pros and cons and letting you make an informed choice on where to spend […]