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.
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.
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.
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.