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A complete tool set for creating your own guitar and bass sounds
Amp Room Plug-in Bundle consists of Softube's three state-of-the-art amp modelers: Vintage Amp Room, Bass Amp Room and Metal Amp Room.
Vintage Amp Room
Straightforward and simple, Vintage Amp Room emulates three great guitar amps in a complete studio set-up with speaker cabinets and fully flexible microphone positioning. It's easy to use for live performances and recordings, as well as for re-amping and last-minute tweaking.
Amp Room has none of the added gadgets or weird-sounding presets sometimes found in simulation software. Focusing on quality and accuracy, it simulates three amps, with sounds that are timeless and authentically raw. The goal is not to give you a pre-produced, ultimate guitar sound, but to provide you with the ultimate tool to create your own. Because after all, only you know exactly what sound you want.
White is based on an all-round great amp that set the industry standard for classic, distorted rock n' roll sounds. The genius is its simplicity. It's stripped down to the bare essentials - all tubes, only one channel, and no reverb or any other built-in effects.
Sound-wise, it goes from mad screaming preamp shred, to warm, speakers-about-to-break power amp distortion. Perfect when you need a characteristically distorted edge and a powerful roar.
Amp Room Brown is based on one of the most versatile amplifiers in music history. It's been used in all kinds of genres, and for all kinds of instruments, thanks to a sound that is clean, crisp and clear, but also warm, thick and punchy.
Brown can produce anything from the clearest country-style sound for steel guitars to a dirty, bluesy guitar noise. It works for both funky rhythms and bassy, mellow chords. It's got a notoriously warm sound with a massive bass and a shimmering treble. Versatility embodied, it can do more or less whatever you want it to.
The "supernormalize" feature (from the beginning the internal name of a slightly magic component of Softube's model building toolbox), makes sure that the output signal from Amp Room always has a reasonable volume. From a user perspective, this means that the Amp Room never clips the signal (unwanted digital distortion). Also, the output volume is normalized, so even with low settings on the Volume knob in Amp Room, the output volume will be within a reasonable level and ready for digital recordings. Compare this to the real amp, which easily can have a dynamic range of 100 dB.
From a technical perspective, this means that the signal path within Amp Room always has the highest dynamic range possible, and you won't lose any bits on the way.
Bass Amp Room
Bass Amp Room was designed to handle all your bass amp needs, from dirty rock to modern clean, keeping two equally important goals in mind. The first was to give the user the best possible sound quality. The latter was to create an intuitive plug-in which allows for a really fast workflow. Time is money, but cutting down on time shouldn't mean you have to accept poor results.
Bass Amp Room consists of a model of a classic bass amplifier, three distinctive speaker cabinets with click-and-drag mics, and a blendable DI section with tone controls and a limiter. That's it. And it's all you need to create a unique signature sound - the strength lies in the ease of use of the individual blocks and the huge range of sounds these can produce when combined.
In short, Bass Amp Room is all about getting a sound you know you can trust, and getting it quickly, from a plug-in you don't need a degree in computer science to handle.
Authenic Amp Modeling
Although being designed as a guitar amp, this 70s amp has proven to be an excellent choice for bass players. A thick and solid preamp distortion without any fizz lets you crank it up without losing the low end.
The power amp has a more traditional power amp distortion (controlled by the Master Volume knob), but at extreme settings it will start to sound more broken.
The High/Low switch wasn't a part of the original amp, but was added to give you a cleaner and fatter sound when necessary.
Industry standard 8x10" for fat rock solid bass tones with lots of low end and lots of definition.
For rock sounds, a 4x12" is the given choice. Focused, hard and sounds just as it should.
The Odd Bird
An open back 1x12" isn't exactly the most usual choice for a bass player, but in a studio it works just excellent!
D.I. and Mix Panel
Separate D.I. Controls
The D.I. is separate from the amp and cabs, and allows you to tailor the direct signal separately from the amped signal, just like in real life. The tone controls are specially designed for bass and are extremely fast to work with.
The one knob limiter tames the transients in the direct bass
Blend Amp and D.I.
The possibility to blend the D.I. signal with the amp signal allows you to get a huge range of sounds. For instance, set the amp on a really distorted signal, and blend in some low end from the D.I.
Metal Amp Room
Metal Amp Room was designed to bring you the most brutal, evil and aggressive sound that is possible to squeeze out of your DAW.
Co-developed with Patrik Jensen (The Haunted) and tailored to his needs. The continuous mic placement from Vintage Amp Room is back, but this time with twin mics with adjustable stereo panning. Get a huge stereo sound with complex adjustable phasing effects, a plain old one-mic-right-against-the-cone, or anything in between. The cabinets were measured in the In Flames studio (previously known as Studio Fredman) by Tue Madsen and Patrik Jensen.
Focusing on usability and sound quality, this is a plug-in that is proud not to include a gazillion amps, effects racks, patch cords, or a blow- dryer. Just two channels, two cabinets, two mics per cabinet, and a wickedly fast noise gate for palm mute galore. Every setting is a setting that will sound good, so it's almost impossible to get a useless sound. Metal Amp Room is a real workhorse, a plug-in that will handle all your metal needs without ever getting in your way.
Program-Dependent One-Knob Gate
The gate in Metal Amp Room will automatically analyze your playing. Fast playing will give you an extremely fast gate, while slow playing will yield a slower closing gate. Regardless of playing style, the gate will always react instantaneously and open up faster than any hardware gate, without adding any latency to the signal.
Double mics on double cabs
Both cabinets have two mics each, one dynamic and one condenser. Fully flexible mic positioning, link mic functionality and realistic room resonance modeling will give you just the result you need, and much more.
Intuitive Stereo Control
The Balancing Stereo Preamp will always keep your guitar signal focused, while giving you easy access to the features you want to use. While keeping the guitar signal centered, you can easily monitor each mic, change the stereo width of the signal, and dial in the sound that you want.
Bypass Amp or Cabinet
By popular demand Softube has added the possibility to bypass either the amp sim or the cabinet simulation to version 1.1. The most straight-forward use of this feature is to use the amp simulation together with your favorite real-life guitar cabinet, or to use the cabinet simulations together with the line-out signal from your amplifier.
Tue Madsen Signature Presets
Metal Amp Room is now featuring presets containing Tue Madsen's favorite settings from his time with Metal Amp Room and his work with Engel, Heaven Shall Burn, Dagoba, Hatesphere, Ektomorf, and Sirenia among others.
The names of all the new presets start with TM (as in "Tue Madsen"). Tue uses the bass presets in conjunction with a clean DI'd signal, and blends between a clean signal and the distorted Metal Amp Room signal.
NOTE: This software requires a Pace iLok USB key ("dongle") which can hold over 500 cross-platform software authorizations - all manageable via iLok's website. You can authorize software programs, plug-ins, features, and modules - even those published by multiple developers - without the burden of multiple keys. iLok also allows you to easily transfer authorizations from one computer to another without violating a software publisher's license agreement. Purchased separately; see product number 241800.
Amp Room Plug-in Bundle - Native
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Comments about Softube Amp Room Plug-in Bundle - Native:
It's a cool product and everything and sounds "nice", but really for that price you could buy an actual tube amp and be much happier with the results. Not to mention you can use the amp to play live. Don't get me wrong. It's a good product. But definitely not worth the price.