Back To The Roots: Amp Room Sale!
This month we are going back to the roots. To celebrate this we are offering a $50 discount on our praised Amp Room plug-ins! The offer ends July 17.
Vintage Amp Room was the first plug-in released under the Softube brand and has since been followed by the more agressive Metal Amp Room, the bass focused Bass Amp Room and of course the Amp Room Bundle. Our bundles are only available from our authorized dealers.
For pricing information visit the Softube web store or an authorized Softube dealer.
Softube Rack Extensions Released for Reason!
We're happy to announce the release of five Softube plug-ins for the new Rack Extension plug-in format, as used by Propellerhead Reason.
With the Rack Extension format, it's finally possible to run our effects within the Reason rack, taking advantage of all of the convenience, patchability, and power of this innovative DAW.
All products have a special introductory price, that is valid until Aug 14, 2012. Please visit the Propellerhead Shop for pricing information.
Please note that the Rack Extension licenses are completely separate from our native (VST/AU/AAX/RTAS) licenses, so buying one won't give you the other.
Jonathan Castelli Distorts Vocals with Vintage Amp Room
Jonathan Castelli, from Tony Maserati's Mirrorball Entertainment, has written an article about how to use guitar amps as a way to give your tracks some character and make them more interesting. He is one of the guys behind the very popular Somebody That I Used to Know - 4FRNT remix, with over 5.2 million views on Youtube.
Read about how he used Vintage Amp Room to distort the vocal tracks of the remix.
Joki Schaller about Vintage Amp Room Live in Live
Joki Schaller is the singer and producer of the German band Imaginary War. Softube had the opportunity to interview Joki and we spoke about how the band used Softube plug-ins in the studio. They also use the same setup on the road for their live performances.
We would like to take the opportunity to remind you of a couple of articles that some of you may already have seen, but we think suit the theme of this newsletter.
Double Distortion on Bass
Ever found yourself in a situation where you need distortion to make something jump out of the mix, but you don't want the low end to be destroyed by the fuzz? Scott Fritz from Stranded On A Planet in Chicago explains how he gets around that.
Recording Whitesnake with Amp Room
What People are Saying About Our Amp Room Plug-Ins
Vintage Amp Room is one of the most accurate amp emulations we've come across and certainly sets the benchmark for quality over quantity.
Music Tech Choice
Mike Hillier, Music Tech Magazine
To regard Vintage Amp Room as some sort of competition to AmpliTube and Guitar Rig 2 is to miss the point entirely. It's because of its simplicity that it's so good, and it most certainly offers a rawness that doesn't seem to be present with other amp modellers I've tried.
Marc Noel-Johnson, DV Magazine
Convincing 'real amp in a studio' sound. [...] if you want a plug-in that gets very close to the sound of that
are unarguable the three A-list classic amps, Vintage Amp Room does
a great job in a very easy-to-manage way.
As with Vintage Amp Room, you get the sound of real amps in a real room, warts and all. Softube excel at this, but it's down to you to add any effects and processing -- just as it would be when working with a real amp in the studio.
...unlike some bass amp plug-ins, this one lends a real sense of depth and weight to the sound, and is definitely worth looking at if you do much 'real' bass guitar recording.
MAR excels at a full-on aggressive metal sound with a smooth high-end that responds particularly well to a palm-muted playing style.
Trevor Curwen, Guitarist (Nov 2008)
And finally, not a review but a quote from Brett Chassen of Office Studios in LA that really made our day (or month!) when he told us. That's Motörhead-Lemmy he's talking about!
Recently I used Bass amp room on Lemmy. I mean ya know....if this plug was heavy enough for Lemmy.....It's heavy enough for ANYONE!
Brett Chassen, Office Studios LA
(Recording credits includes among others Dave Grohl, Lemmy Kilmister, Billy Gibbons, Ronnie James Dio, Tony Iommi, Steve Vai and Lynch Mob)