Softube Vintage Amp Room
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Softube Vintage Amp Room

Vintage Amp Room, Software Simulatore di Amplificatori from Softube in the Amp Room series.

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moosers 01/10/2010

Softube Vintage Amp Room : Recensione di moosers (content in English)

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The Softube Vintage Amp Room plug-in is a piece of guitar amp modeling software. The plug-in is compatible across the board as far as I can tell, as you can get it for both Mac and PC and in RTAS/TDM, AU, and VST formats. I wasn't involved with the installation of this plug-in since I don't currently own it and have just used it at the studio that I work at. I can speak about the interface however, as you've essentially got three different types of amps to choose from here. Each has their own panel of controls, and their own microphone which you can move to set how close or far you'd like to be from the amp. While it doesn't say so in the plug-in, the amps modeled in here are a Fender, Vox, and Marshall as far as I can tell. I love how you can move the microphone around the amp, as you can even set it on it's axis if you'd like. It's a pretty simple plug-in to use, so a manual shouldn't be needed.

SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

The studio that I work at has the Softube Vintage Amp Room plug-in running on a few different systems since we've got a number of different studios on site. The main system in our A room is a Mac Pro computer with dual 2.66 Intel Xeon processors and 10 GB of RAM, and all of the systems are running Pro Tools HD. We never really have issues running plug-ins on any of these systems since they are indeed HD based, so it's hard to say how well this will run on another system.

OVERALL OPINION

Softube's Vintage Amp Room amp modeling software is some of the coolest of it's kind in my opinion. It has a pretty good sound, although in general I'm really not one for amp modeling as I always try to get a good sound at the source with a real amplifier. However, there are certainly times when it's not possible to go back and track more or re-amp, so I do sometimes have a need for amp modeling. There are certainly options for amp modeling these days, but Vintage Amp Room is as good as most out there. It's got a nice collection of different amplifiers here, more of which can be found in the other Amp Room plug-ins that Softube has. It's good for fulling up a sound a bit, especially if you use it for blending purposes. The interface is also one of the coolest, as you can actually drag the microphones in front of the amps and move them where you'd like to, as I previously mentioned. All in all, this plug-in is definitely one worth trying and knowing about if you're looking for some amp modeling software.