Softube® Amp Room Bundle
Softube® Amp Room Bundle
nice for fast results...
The Amp rooms are nice for "fast results" - i.e. fast access to different "basic" sounds, ideal for i.e. rehearsal, demos and similiar things or for production tracks where guitar is less prominent or bass is not "prime" (the bass amp room is my fav btw and has some really usable presets/sounds).
Nice too for sound design ("reAmping") for ppl who are less familiar with guitar amping..
But not full on par with (at least some of) the current dedicated UAD amp sims (which allow more tweaking too - but there you have to know what you are doing).
I purshase this one because of the low price but then realize I was using it before any other plugin in my arsenal. Not the its the best, but very use full sound for my type of music. I recomend it.
Almost 100% real amp tones. Was very impressed and use them all the time for writing/recording. Let’s put it this way, for making demos of tunes I’m writing it’s a perfect way to lay them down with awesome sounds while doing it in headphones and not bothering other people at home. End of the day though for a finished product album I would definitely use an actual real amp cranked up. All that said, I absolutely love this plugin and it sounds amazing. Buy it!
Great Tool and awesome response
I chose four stars because it is not UNISON and takes a lot of process (I have an Arrow).
Fender Tone is Awesome, better than the de Fender plug-in in my opinion and for my ears. The Marshall sound it's really Good, It works great for rhythm stuff, for soloing I prefer Mic and a real amp, the response it is totally different. Vox amp i don't really like it, but it's ok.
Metal AMPS, are really good, great response and cover a lot of tones.
Bass Amp are simple Great.
it's an awesome tool!
Sounds so good with Unison trick, looking forward to the upgraded!
Today I gave these babies another try. These rooms are combinations of amp and mic'ed cabs. When I demoed it last time, I was simply put it on the chain; but this time I tried the Unison trick: put an amp sim or channel strip on the Unison slot, but disable it -- yes, put it there but disable it. Now we're using Amp Room's amp but the disabled Unison plug is still configuring Apollo's impedance, thus yielding magic from its interaction with the guitar!
Conclusion: Unison is awesome technology, Amp Room sounds awesome. Now I'm waiting for Softube to update this UAD version :)
Nice but not nice enough so far
I own Fenders (135watt twin, tweed champ '54, '58, '63 vibrolux, ~'65 v.reverb, resissue d. reverb) and vintage '63 AC30 TB. While I really like the DEMO clean tone (Vol <2-ish) on the sims for Brown and Green, I can't say the overdriven sounds are realistic to the originals - harsh, fizzy. Not unusable when dialed in but not accurate. Also the Green does not respond to volume "drive" at all like my vintage but maybe mine has had mods along the way or needs recapping (far as I know it's not modded). Also as others have said these do not clean up if at all to guitar volume knob which is almost a deal breaker. I may still buy the plug-in for clean tones, which are very usable but I can run loadboxes on the real thing too. I do not like the white amp at all, though it can be dialed in for a useable tone. So it's not an immediate must buy, not bad but not a replacement by a long shot. It needs to be cheaper to help the decision. Btw, I do like the Bass Amp but I have none real to compare.
Great sound for my bass)
I like “monitor” bass sound, and for me this plug-in - the best choice: extent sound in mix without “excess” harmonics add.
Best clean fender sound I’ve found so far
I haven’t had time to try it out too much. I instantly found the clean sound with a touch of overdrive that I was looking for.
I love this plugin. Great sound and the variety I need for the many styles of music I record.
They’ve done it again!
I delayed getting this plugin because I already have several amp plugins so I was pleasantly surprised at the amount of different sounds this bundle provided. There is something for all tastes. Excellent!
Another UAD plugin for my guitar playing friends!
Any collaboration between UAD and Softube is a winner in my book! I wanted to stack up this month on guitar/bass plugins for my friends who play those instruments, and I know they are going to enjoy this plugin! Most of the reviews have been very positive, so I just decided to go ahead and purchase this one.
Just like the real thing...
Awesome Awesome Awesome
Well....in an effort to simplify handling bass, I dusted this off and gave it a try. I own the Ampeg SVT and B-15, and while these are legionary and awesome, I was fiddling with them a bit too much. Ive been working with recording bass through my Century channel strip, then blending the amps in. with this plug in I can dial in a great sound very quickly.
What concerns me is that its very old, ( like me)? But I guess if it sounds good, it is good.
Bottom line....I can dial in a great sound very quickly without having to create a second track. The Hiwatt amp is a cool idea also. Selfishly, Id like to see this updated, but they might over complicate it. As a hobby guy, I have to limit my choices
me: Hi, I'd like my bass to sound like its going through an amp.
also me: Sure try this.
- Loads Plugin -
me: This sounds like ass!
- Continues tweaking -
me: it doesn't matter where i set any controls, it just sounds bad!?
also me: yeah - I agree; nothing sounds better than this... Like , literally nothing..
So Realistic and warm
It is like you pull your instrument into the old hardware gear - nice and warm!!!
This is the benchmark for amp emulation?
I this bundle on sends for group colouring
If It Ain't Broke, Don't Fix It
I've loved these amps for years. Lots of flexibility and they sound great.