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Softube Vintage Amp Room review by MusicRadar

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There is no shortage of computer-based amp simulation available these days, the general approach of most manufacturers being to provide a large number of modelled amps, cabinets and effects with endless tweaking options.

Swedish company Softube has tackled it differently, emphasising ease of use with a small number of high quality sounds.

Vintage Amp Room's approach is to put one of each of the classic triumvirate of Fender, Marshall and Vox in a single virtual space where you can choose any one amp and have access to its control panel, plus a number of virtual mic'ing positions.

VAR is strictly a plug-in (it has no standalone mode) and is available for various formats. The Native version can be used in VST, Audio Units and RTAS, which means that it is compatible with the many software recording packages including Cubase, Logic and Pro Tools LE.

There is also a version for TDM Pro Tools systems plus a version that runs on TC Electronics DSP systems - the Softube brand is actually distributed by TC in the UK.

Pro’s:

  • Extreme ease of use.
  • High-quality authentic amp emulations
  • Authentic- sounding mic positioning

Con’s:

  • No reverb for Fender model

Our Verdict:

Quality, easy to use plug-in software versions of three studio staples

Read the full review over at: MusicRadar

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