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  • 1 of 1 found this helpful.
    Well...?

    by T. Liljegren . 3 out of 5 stars

    White amp sounds okey distorted. The Brown amp sounds good for clean sounds. The Green amp is a disapointment, and there's no Stomps included. Comparing to Amplitube brown and white amp sounds a bit better but it's not worth the price here. The new cubase VST amp rig sounds over all better than these amps so this is a big disapointment, UAD. Please give us the Nigel/preflex back. Can't understand why u guys deleted them out of the UAD-2 line-up! Despite of this: Thanx for the best plugz the universe! You're still the best!


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  • 3 of 3 found this helpful.
    IMHO Nothing like my amps...

    by S. Woolgar . 2 out of 5 stars

    I have/have played these amps, they do not sound anything like that. Dynamics are not the same. If I could get a refund and get something else, I would.

    I wish I had done the demo version before pulling the trigger. Of all of the plugins I have this one (and the metal amp room) are the only two I am not satisfied with.


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    Not my favorite

    by S. Woolgar . 3 out of 5 stars

    I bought this highly recommended amp simulator. I am so far rather disappointed. I have (similar to) the amps, and they don't feel like the originals. I feel the simulation is not as life like or 'alive' as others i've used.

    Still has a place in my arsenal, but much less frequently than I had anticipated.


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    puzzled

    by K. Mesford . 5 out of 5 stars

    I am puzzled by the negative reviews of this plugin! These models sound FANTASTIC! I am thinking the added dimension of mic placement is a new concept for some people, and they perhaps don't understand or appreciate how advanced these models truly are! This plug in allows you to create absolutely ORIGINAL guitar tones from the ground up, just like you would in a real studio environment. My hats off to the engineers at Softube!


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  • 7 of 9 found this helpful.
    Not as good as it could be

    by D. White . 2 out of 5 stars

    While this definitely is an improvement over trying to build an amp sound out of eqs and other fx, I found it has the same problem as a lot of other amp sims - it just doesn't sound, feel, or react like an amp. Especially in the area of overdrive to distortion. Heavy distortion is fizzy and annoying. Overdrive is unconvincing. It doesn't have the feel that comes with driving a speaker in a room.
    And less you think I'm an analog snob, I've been using a pedal based amp sim (HD500) for over a year now and realIy enjoy it - it works where others have failed.
    Hopefully UAD will pick up the ball and build their own amp sim to their exacting standards. This third party one is not for me.


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  • 6 of 8 found this helpful.
    Substandard

    by B. Muehlemann . 2 out of 5 stars

    For me UA is the most experienced company when it comes to modelling analog gear, so why not make your own amp sim in a quality that one would expect from a company like you?
    All of these 3 amps sound like poorly recorded amps in an even poorer sounding room. The Vox is easily the best out of the three, but Vox has never been my cup of tea. The Marshall is thin sounding and has none of the power of the original. The Fender finally sounds not too bad clean when you add spring and convolution reverb but cranked or with with the bright switch on - no thanks.
    After all you'll need some serious tweaking with additional plugins to get a usable sound so the whole concept of am easy, user-friendly plugin falls short.


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  • 2 of 3 found this helpful.
    Perfect!

    by M. Amendola . 5 out of 5 stars

    Not only do they sound amazing but it feels like an amp is mic'd up in an iso booth. Way to go UA and Softube!


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    I am getting a slight crackling sound

    by D. Bires . 3 out of 5 stars

    I am getting a slight crackling sound. I cant figure it out. I think the the plugin sounds okay but when I play back the recorded track I am getting slight crackles like the it was recorded to hot. I have tried 3 different guitars and different chords just to make sure. I have the apollo twin duo and everything else I do sounds amazing but when i use amp room vintage or metal all the same problem. I have contacted Softube about this and waiting for a response. If I add a small amount of compression after the guitar was recorded it gets worse so I cant figure this out so I will give it 3 stars.


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    Vintage Amp Room

    by F. Linkous . 4 out of 5 stars

    I think Soft Tube Vintage Amp Room sounds fine. I've tweaked with it a bit and I'm happy with the overall results.. I don't agree with the negative reviews because I also have to tweak with my 62 deluxe and 66 reverberocket to get the results I'm looking for as well.... I've used several amp simulators over the years and so far soft tube is my favorite. I'm not saying it's time to sell your vintage amp collection but I will say soft tube is a nice tool to have.


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  • 0 of 0 found this helpful.
    So good

    by F. MINOIA . 5 out of 5 stars

    Great plugin amp for every sound... clean, rock, heavy, funky, pop guitars. 5+


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    I guess so

    by C. (Buck) Anderson . 2 out of 5 stars

    If you have ever played any of these amps you will no they are not even close. I guess if you don't a decent amp. this is a good way to go. I own a silver jubilee and a very old deluxe. I now play through a Hot Cat 15. I do know what they are supposed to sound like. I was going to buy the bass room but think I will pass on that one


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    Not up to snuff

    by B. Callaway . 1 out of 5 stars

    One star is a little harsh, but really, there's no other way to review something that just doesn't come close to the quality of the other UA plugins.
    You can spend some time tweaking this plugin and get a passable guitar sound but really, it's barely passable. I wouldn't ever use this plugin for anything more than a place holder. UA should refund customers and drop this from the UAD store as it does not approach the quality of their other plugins. This is one of the worst purchases I've made I'm sad to say. It's unfortunate, because a good guitar amp plugin would be a no brainer investment given the zero latency architecture of the UAD/Apollo systems. Sadly, this is a waste of money.


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    distorion & enhancement

    by C. Diggelmann . 5 out of 5 stars

    what is really interesting with this plugin is the use as 'distortion & enhancement'-box. it's nice to have so many different distortions to make a sound a little bigger, a little nastier, a little grittier, a little stronger, a little less dynamic, a little brighter, a little fatter, a little more focused.... i use it parralell for many sources


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    Why only one tone in Vid?

    by M. Allums . 1 out of 5 stars

    I'm watching the video and wanting to see examples of the plug-in and all I hear is one tone example? You guys really need to learn how to demo. Don't get me wrong I love your work. Some of the plug-ins you offer are stellar but I am so far disappointed in your guitar sims.

    You really need to let me help you design a plug-in. I have just a little experience in tone design. Also, I loved Nigel. Why did you guys drop such a great guitar plug-in? You drop a great plug-in (Nigel) and offer plug-ins that IMVHO are just sub-par. I want to like you guitar plug-ins but you really need someone with a good ear for tone to help you design them.

    Waves GTR3 blows your guitar plug-ins away! And for less $$$s.


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    should have passed on this one

    by S. Reaver . 1 out of 5 stars

    I've been playing guitar exclusively through simulated amps for about 10 years.
    I've played through several sims and find that this is one that I should have passed up.

    I ignored the reviews because I wanted to ease the burden on my DAW by having
    the sim run on my Apollo Duo. I don't use a lot of effects and figured that a simple
    amp room with the three top amp designs would be right for me. I was wrong.

    As yet, I have been unable to get a sound from any of the amps that is pleasing to my ear and certainly nothing that I would ever want to record.

    Too bad, maybe UA should have designed their own amp sim.


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  • 0 of 0 found this helpful.
    showcase of vintage amps

    by R. MACMULLEN . 5 out of 5 stars

    the softube vintage amp room is the finest issue available ,this trio performs fantastic offering a miriad of tonality and options beyond belief for the most generous sale price of $160 with no cheap gimmics like the competition ,just that great actual sound
    thanks again uad /softube for this addition to my uad collection
    best regards
    ralph macmullen


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  • 0 of 0 found this helpful.
    In a word; M'eh

    by A. Theoret . 1 out of 5 stars

    I love the idea of tracking guitar using an amp simulator through apollo because of the "0" latency- a huge plus for overdubbing guitars in the middle of a mix. However I tried these amps and found them borderline unusable, even for just monitoring (tracking dry) and reamping later.

    This concept is great, I'd love to see UA make their own amp plug, or at the very least bring BX metal amp on board- a great sounding plug.


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    So Useful for low latency tracking

    by T. Reis . 5 out of 5 stars

    Use it mostly with the apollo for tracking, the lack of latency when used this way is god send. Sometimes it stays on the track sometimes I swap it for Scuffam Amps or Amplitube. But its usefulness when tracking is worth the alone.


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    Very usable

    by D. DiPietro . 4 out of 5 stars

    I can see where in straight up plug-n-play it's not stellar but when I treat it like my other mic'd up tracks it's very workable- LA-610_SVAP_STA800 then a touch on room from OWS. The OWS plugin definitely adds to the realism of the sound. the 800 gives it some bottom and running the 610 input hot adds a touch of saturation to the sound.
    All three amps in this configuration work well for me and that's basically what I do with real amp tracks. I really like the fact the amps are in a three-up configuration that you can switch between easily to compare.

    I'd give it 5 stars if it had a decent mic selection.

    Added mention for having to turn the bass down on the Fender when cranked- just like the real thing.


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    Why not a Amp SIm from UAD?

    by D. Gaschen . 2 out of 5 stars

    Ich mag den Overdrive und Cruch -Sound nicht. Er lässt sich zwar dynamisch spielen, den Klang muss ich aber stark mit dem EQ bearbeiten, dass er klingt.


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