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5 Quick Tips For Working With Amp Sims

Software amp simulations can be the perfect way to get exactly the tone you want, not just for guitar and bass but for any sound. Here, Joe Albano shares his pro tips for getting it just right.

Klevgrand Releases STARK Amp Simulator For Mac, PC And iOS


This powerful guitar amp and cab processor for desktop and mobile is on sale until April 15th. Here's why you should grab it now.

Universal Audio OX Review

Universal Audio says its OX amp top box is the first system to accurately emulate speaker drive, breakup, and cone cry. Could it be the ultimate creative tool for guitarists? Rich Tozzoli found out.

Universal Audio UAD 9.8 Review

Universal Audio's latest update brings three new plugins - a classic preamp, modern autotune and an amp sim. Matt Vanacoro put them to the test and here's what he discovered...

Avantone's CLA-10 Monitors Get A Powered Option And CLA-200 Power Amp

Avantone's CLA-10 passive monitors get a new powered option and there's also the new CLA-200 power amp to go with them. Could it be a match made in sonic heaven?

IK's iRig Micro Amp Is A Battery Powered Combo Amp Plus iOS and Desktop Audio Interface

Connect your guitar, iPhone, iPad, Mac or PC and play, process fx and record with this ultra-compact new combo amp and interface from IK Multimedia.

Audient Introduces Sono, World’s First Amp Modelling Interface

Audio recording specialists Audient have teamed up with Two Notes Audio Engineering to create Sonos, an affordable interface made specially for guitarists.

Amped Studio 2.0 Is A Browser-Based DAW That's Free To Use, Supports Virtual Instruments

'Compose with your voice' using sophisticated pitch- and beat-to-MIDI features that quickly turn your vocal ideas into songs. Amped Studio 2 is free to use.

Mercuriall Audio Releases SS-11X Amp Sim

Get a Fender-inspired sound for your productions with this attractively priced amp sim from independent developer Mercuriall Audio.

Fundamentals Of Amplifiers Explained In Under 2 Minutes

Amplifiers come in all shapes and sizes and fulfil different roles depending on how they are used. Joe Albano breaks down how different amp types work in a studio environment.

Review: Blackstar ID:Core BEAM Amplifier

Affordable, highly portable and it even has Bluetooth built in. Sara Simms finds there's much to like about the Blackstar ID:Core BEAM Amplifier. She even took it out for a jam...

7 Amp Sims Every Producer & Guitarist Should Know About

Guitar and bass amp simulations are often indistinguishable from the real thing. Here are seven of the best, plus a couple of honorable mentions.

Review: Mercuriall Spark

Hot on the heels of their popular U530 plug-in, Mercuriall have released Spark. Will its sound and features ‘marshal’ your tonal desires? Matthew Loel T. Hepworth takes it for a spin.

Re-Amping With A Real Amp Vs. Plugins

Re-amping can lend grit, warmth and authenticity to any recorded sound, not just guitars. Joe Albano explains your options if you decide to go down the software or hardware route.

Review: Prism Sound, Callia Hi-Fi DAC

While digital music has often resulted in less than optimum sample rates and quality, Prism Sound's Callia is a high-end digital to analog converter designed for pristine audio quality for your ears.