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Amp Room Bundle

The complete collection of Softube's reknown amplifier simulations, including Vintage Amp Room, Metal Amp Room and Bass Amp Room.

This collection includes the Vintage Amp Room with its three models of classic guitar amplifiers, the Metal Amp Room for high gain metal madness, and finally the Bass Amp Room which is a natural sounding model of a seriously cool bass amplifier and three different cabinets.

Follow the links and read more about the included Amp Rooms on their respective pages.

Metal Amp Room Sound Examples

We used nothing but Pro Tools, Metal Amp Room and a single guitar per track (ie. no over-dubs or stacking). The guitars used are a Godin Solidac (the clips tuned in C), a 1974 Gibson Marauder (the clips tuned in D), and a Frank Gambale Ibanez (most of the solo stuff).

Metal Amp Room Sound ExamplesWe used nothing but Pro Tools, Metal Amp Room and a single guitar per track (ie. no over-dubs or stacking). The guitars used are a Godin Solidac (the clips tuned in C), a 1974 Gibson Marauder (the clips tuned in D), and a Frank Gambale Ibanez (most of the solo stuff).

Märvel - A Pyrrhic Victory (Softube Edition)

All guitars were recorded with Vintage Amp Room

Märvel - A Pyrrhic Victory (Softube Edition)All guitars were recorded with Vintage Amp Room

Written by John Steen. Recorded by Joakim Svensson at White Light Studio, Sweden. (c) & (p) Killer Cobra Records & MÄRVEL 2009.
www.myspace.com/marveltheband
www.marvel.nu
www.killercobrarecords.com

Bass Amp Room Sound Examples

Nothing more than one instance of Bass Amp Room and a Jazz Bass were used in making these recordings. All recordings were made with different factory presets (the name within parenthesis).

Bass Amp Room Sound ExamplesNothing more than one instance of Bass Amp Room and a Jazz Bass were used in making these recordings. All recordings were made with different factory presets (the name within parenthesis).

Sound Examples

These clips have been recorded with a guitar and Vintage Amp Room, no effects or post-processing has been added. All examples corresponds to a factory preset.

Sound ExamplesThese clips have been recorded with a guitar and Vintage Amp Room, no effects or post-processing has been added. All examples corresponds to a factory preset.

Metal Amp Room Rock Examples

Some examples with less metal, more rock

Metal Amp Room Rock ExamplesSome examples with less metal, more rock

Production Samples by Scott Fritz

The guitars are solo'ed in the end (Eyes Wide Open) and in the middle (If Only) of the tracks

Production Samples by Scott FritzThe guitars are solo'ed in the end (Eyes Wide Open) and in the middle (If Only) of the tracks

Samples by Scott "Fritzy" Fritz of Stranded On A Planet Productions. www.strandedonaplanet.com. From the upcoming debut album by Jessica Perez.

Bass Amp Room Production Samples

Production samples by Scott "Fritzy" Fritz of Stranded On A Planet Productions. www.strandedonaplanet.com.

Bass Amp Room Production SamplesProduction samples by Scott "Fritzy" Fritz of Stranded On A Planet Productions. http://www.strandedonaplanet.com.

For more information, please visit TJ Courtney: www.myspace.com/tjcourtney, and Cavalier King: www.myspace.com/themorningstares

Features and Overview
Click to show Brett Chassen

Recently I used Bass amp room on Lemmy [Kilmister]. I mean ya know....if this plug was heavy enough for Lemmy.....It's heavy enough for ANYONE!

Brett Chassen, Engineer/Producer/Drummer. Recording credits includes among others Dave Grohl, Lemmy Kilmister, Billy Gibbons, Ronnie James Dio, Tony Iommi, Carlos Cavazo, dUg Pinnick, Alice Cooper, Jack Blades, Billy Idol, Steve Vai and Lynch Mob

Metal Amp Room—amazing! I don't know how you do it, but you do it better than the rest!

Harris Johns, Producer, mix engineer (Kreator, Sepultura, Sodom, Voivod, Celtic Frost)

Vintage Amp Room really helped us get a great clean or crunchy sound.

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It's a miracle that we can have these amplifiers in our laptops.

Gareth Jones, English Producer and engineer, famous for working with artists like Depeche Mode, Einstürzende Neubauten and Erasure.

I started recording through dual tube amps and then use the Vintage Amp Room for the sound in the middle. This way it got a lot of clarity in the middle with beef on the sides.

Click to show Ahrue Luster

Bass Amp Room is my go to bass amp!

Ahrue Luster, Producer and Metal Guitar Player of Machine Head, Ill Niño, etc.

...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.

Paul White, Chief Editor of Sound on Sound Magazine

Vintage Amp Room & Metal Amp Room will be the mainstays on the project above the competition!

Click to show Lillian Berlin of Living Things

I love the room mic and how you can move it around.

Lillian Berlin, Lead singer and guitarist for St. Louis rock band Living Things

Click to show Lillian Berlin of Living Things

I've always been anti-plugins and guitar simulator plugins especially but I just couldn't deny that they sounded great and sometimes sound better than the real thing.

Lillian Berlin, Lead singer and guitarist for St. Louis rock band Living Things

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.

Sound-wise, the emulations should hit the spot for anyone looking for utilitarian and authentic amp sounds in the three favourite flavours.

Computer Music, Magazine

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, Magazine

Convincing 'real amp in a studio' sound. [...] Tonally, the amplifiers do sound very much like amps miked up in a room and, just as with the real thing, you have to work at the controls and mic position to get the best sound out of them. [...] 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.

Paul White, Chief Editor of Sound on Sound Magazine

The tones here are among the best modelled amp sounds we've heard, with loads of tonal detail in the crucial midrange and a crisp high-end chime [...]

Guitarist, Magazine

If you want to recreate the sound of a vintage Fender, Marshall or Vox, you gotta go with Vintage Amp Room. The tones this plug-in is capable of are mind-blowingly great, at least to my ear. Until you consider the magnitude of discipline exhibited by VAR's coders, which is akin to that of a monk, Trappist-style, or a SEAL. Seriously. The guys who developed VAR could have headed down the Easy Street and put every feature under the sun into VAR, but instead, they controlled their urges of want and focused on doing a few things very, very well.

Jeff Shattuck, Writer for Cerebellum Blues

Softube has succeeded so well with the sound and the direct play reaction that you can put 'Vintage Amp Room' into the highest class in the 'Vintage Amp Modeling Software Plug-ins' category. [White Amp:] It's really amazing how authentic this stuff is, whether it's a clean sound or the whole pallet of rock sounds or anything else you might expect from a Marshall JCM800. [Brown Amp:] Everything is exceptionally emulated.

Gitarre & Bass, Magazine (Germany)

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[...] the starting sound and tone produced by either Vintage [Amp Room] or Metal [Amp Room] are some of best I've heard.

Barry Rudolph, Contributing editor for MIX Magazine and 'New Toys' columnist for L.A.'s Music Connection Magazine.

I'm impressed overall with VAR's ability to faithfully re-create identifiable amp tones, and moving the microphone around to find just the right placement is a lot of fun. Softube did a great job creating a useable tool that will save a lot of time and effort for computer-based producers working with re-amping and songwriters looking for classic tones.

Remix Mag, Magazine

Vintage Amp Room is as uncluttered and straightforward as this sort of thing can get while, sound-wise, the emulations should hit the spot for anyone looking for utilitarian and authentic amp sounds in the three favourite flavours.

Guitarist, Magazine

Extreme ease of use, high-quality authentic amp emulations

Guitarist, Magazine

Vintage Amp Room is an extremely powerful plug-in for the guitar player that really wants to enhance his guitar sound. [...]

Studio, Magazine (Sweden)

Vintage Amp Room is obviously not for everyone. It is for people like me who really like the sound of old blues and rock records, or for people just liking the sounds of these three amps. After all, they're in themselves timeless.

...you get very accurate modelling of real amps in real rooms.

Paul White, Chief Editor of Sound on Sound Magazine

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.

Paul White, Chief Editor of Sound on Sound Magazine

Dead easy to use; excellent metal and classic rock sounds.

Guitarist, Magazine

The range of sounds that you can get from changing the mic setup and tweaking the controls is surprisingly wide, and unlike many of the amp modelling plug-ins currently available, this one really manages to convey a sense of power and weight.

Paul White, Chief Editor of Sound on Sound Magazine

I have to say I was very surprised when I heard the results. It really does sound like the way I record guitars and it makes me want to do a lot more setups for them.

Tue Madsen, Legendary Danish Demon Metal Producer

Click to show Ahrue Luster

Love the bass tone from Bass Amp Room. [It] captures the subtle nuances and it the thunder of a real bass amp. It also breaks up very nicely.

Ahrue Luster, Producer and Metal Guitar Player of Machine Head, Ill Niño, etc.

The Bass Amp Room is by far the best bass amp simulation out there, delivering crisp definition and tight low end.

Søren Balsner, Carpark North

MAR excels at a full-on aggressive metal sound with a smooth high-end that responds particularly well to a palm-muted playing style.

Guitarist, Magazine

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[...] the starting sound and tone produced by either Vintage [Amp Room] or Metal [Amp Room] are some of best I've heard. For that reason, I ask the producers I work with to also record a dry direct guitar signal (DI) along with the amp sounds and include it in the songs they send me to mix. Then I'll have no excuses for wonky guitar tones.

Barry Rudolph, Contributing editor for MIX Magazine and 'New Toys' columnist for L.A.'s Music Connection Magazine.

Metal Amp Room resides squarely in the 'quality over quantity' category. Softube chose to dispense with the fluff and concentrate all of their dark wizardry on crafting solid extreme metal tones that would satisfy even the most discriminating ears.

Ben Bowen, Writer, Audio Midi Magazine

Pitted against its closest direct competitor, Amplitube Metal, Metal Amp Room trumps it quite easily in pure tone. [...] Metal Amp Room was superior in capturing the essence of extreme metal tone. [...] Metal Amp Room can't be beat.

Ben Bowen, Writer, Audio Midi Magazine

...sounds really good and have a great playability. STUDIO RECOMMENDS 5/5

Studio, Magazine (Sweden)

Metal Amp Room proves that you don't necessarily need ten amp models or more to underline your market position and prove that you are one of the key players in that market.

Gitarre & Bass, Magazine (Germany)

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Metal Amp [Room] is long on authenticity and short on tweakiness.

Barry Rudolph, Contributing editor for MIX Magazine and 'New Toys' columnist for L.A.'s Music Connection Magazine.

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When you can't afford the real-deal metal amp [...], Softube Metal Amp is your best bet.

Barry Rudolph, Contributing editor for MIX Magazine and 'New Toys' columnist for L.A.'s Music Connection Magazine.