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Joe Albano on Mon, March 20th 3 comments
Guitar and bass amp simulations are often indistinguishable from the real thing. Here are seven of the best, plus a couple of honorable mentions.


1. Line 6 POD Farm 2.5

2. IK Multimedia Amplitube 4

3. Native Instruments Guitar Rig 5

4. Waves GTR3

5. Softube Amp Room bundle

6. Positive Grid Bias Amp & Peavey Revalver

7. Apple (Logic) Amp Designer & Avid (Pro Tools) Eleven

Honorable mention

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  • echosmile
    ...and yet Scuffham Amps S-Gear is not on the list, which is possibly the best VA ever created and puts most of these products to shame!
    • 3 years ago
    • By: echosmile
  • qK
    Very disappointing article... Nothing that anyone could've done typing "amp simulators" in Google. I'd have loved the author applying his own advice ( the only real test is to grab a demo and play though it) and provide some audio demos for the readers to compare.
    • 3 years ago
    • By: qK
  • stevibe
    I have all these except the Peavey, which I had a demo but deleted as didn't seem very good. anyway, like I say I have all these, each one has something special to offer, but every time there is one I come back to, that is Amplitube 4, for me it is easier to navigate, looks the best, sounds amazing and gets my vote. like I said, they all offer something excellent, a special word for GTR3 which sounds great, also Pod Farm 2 from line 6 is worth a look.
    • 2 years ago
    • By: stevibe
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