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STL Tones Ignite Emissary 2.0 Demo

STL Tones Ignite Emissary 2.0 Demo

If you visit the STL Tones website you can now download the Ignite Emissary 2.0 plugin for free.

This is an awesome free guitar amp simulator which can give you sparkly cleans, right through to crushing metal distortion. It has been totally re-coded from the ground up and this two channel amp is a must have.

Visit https://www.stltones.com today to get your copy

STL Ignite Emissary Demo Video

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Positive Grid BIAS Amp 2 Review

Positive Grid BIAS Amp 2 Review

Positive Grid are one of the big boys of guitar plugins. The first edition of BIAS Amp along with BIAS FX have been hugely popular products. With BIAS Amp 2, Positive Grid are looking to build on that success and take amp modelling technology to a different level. Continue reading →

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Joey Sturgis Tones Toneforge Misha Mansoor Review

Joey Sturgis Tones Toneforge Misha Mansoor Review

When Joey Sturgis Tones teamed up with Misha Mansoor, they created one of the hottest plugin releases of the year. Developed by JST and Misha to get his signature guitar sounds, it has proven to be a hugely successful plugin. Let’s take a look and see why it’s so popular. Continue reading →

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IK Multimedia Amplitube Slash Review

IK Multimedia Amplitube Slash Review

Very few guitarists are as iconic as Slash, so it’s only fitting for one of the biggest names in virtual amps, IK Multimedia, to create a signature collection based on the great man’s rig. The AmpliTube Slash Collection includes 2 amplifiers, 6 effects and 2 cabinets, all designed to give you the classic Slash tones in one easy to use package. Continue reading →

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Mercuriall ReAxis Review

Mercuriall ReAxis Review

The Mesa Boogie Triaxis is one of the classic preamps of the nineties, used by bands such as Dream Theater and Metallica. It’s only fitting someone made a virtual recreation of it and Mercuriall have done just that with the ReAxis. Continue reading →

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STL Tonality Howard Benson Guitar Plugin Suite Review

STL Tonality Howard Benson Guitar Plugin Suite Review

It seems like every week a new amp simulator is announced. To stand out from the crowd, manufacturers are teaming up more and more with famous guitarists or amp builders. STL Tones have taken a different approach and have joined forces with award-winning producers Howard Benson and Mike Plotnikoff. Continue reading →

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Neural DSP Fortin Nameless Suite Review

Neural DSP Fortin Nameless Suite Review

When news broke about Neural DSP teaming up with Mike Fortin to make an amp simulator, there were more than a few eyebrows raised. Mike Fortin isn’t a fan of amp modelling. He’s even quoted on Neural DSP’s website stating the fact, so could they really deliver a VST worthy of his name? Let’s find out. Continue reading →

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Is It Time To Retire The Valve Amp?

Is It Time To Retire The Valve Amp?

Valve amps have ruled the guitar world for so long, it seems impossible to imagine them not being the number one choice for a great tone. But as Bob Dylan said, “The times, they are a-changin”.

Amp modellers used to be a compromise. Not sounding as good as the real thing but infinitely more practical. Often the target for tone bashing on guitar forums, they were seen as a joke by many who ignored the fact that you could actually get some pretty decent tones out of them. Continue reading →

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