Similar to the general design ethos of say, magix vandal and kansas s amplifikation one, scuffham amps is not claiming accurate emulations of familiar gear. I have played through most of the top modeling software available right now and s gear is hands down my favorite. The scuffham amps forum is a community service for sharing advice, opinions, tips, presets and soundclips. Add the s gear vst folder to the list of folders scanned by your daw. Paul drew takes the new ilok licensed version of the scuffham s gear guitar amp simulation pugin. Sgear brings the boutiquebuilt ethic to the world of software amplifier design, including three. Scuffham amps updates sgear guitar amp software to v2. If you choose to copy the dll, remember to update any copies when you install a new version of s gear. The sound and feel of the scuffam s gear software is pretty impressive. S gear is the brainchild of mike scuffham, a former product designer at marshall amplification with no shortage of fresh ideas about how to replicate the sound and the feel of valve guitar amps in software. To upgrade to a newer version of s gear simply download and run the correct installer.
Mike scuffham discusses modeling, modeled versus physical circuits, and tips for. Use the ilok license manager software to manage your s gear ilok activations. Check the left and right channel enable buttons located beneath the input trim knob on the s gear user interface. Sgear is a collection of guitar amps, speaker cabinets and effects implemented in software for use with your computer, windows pc or mac. That s one of the best sounding guitar amp plugins on the market. I compared it then to one of mbritt s plexi patches on amplifire and i liked the sgear better. Select the ilok2 usb key on which you wish to activate s gear. For example, i had a komplete audio 6 installed, but the menu said guitar rig io. Sgear is an application marketed by the software company scuffham amps. The next task is to translate this design into software, and to do that i use various. The stealer amp with red wires marshall 1960g12 ir s is the best sounding marshall. Before upgrading from s gear v1, please read the following support article. Scuffham amps s gear appeared on the scene in 2012, and quickly established itself as offering a lot of amp simulator for a modest price.
The program lies within multimedia tools, more precisely music production. If this happens to you, you will need to find the registry where the name of the interface is. It feels like an amp, it acts like an amp when responding to guitar volume. The brainchild of mike scuffham, who previously worked for marshall and developed the respected jmp1 preamp, scuffham amps currently has just one product, s gear amp modelling software that can run as a standalone program or as a vst or au plugin in your daw. Scuffham sgear vs ni guitar rig vs ik multimedia amplitube. S gear is a collection of guitar amps, speaker cabinets and effects implemented in software for use with your computer, windows pc or mac. At the time of this tutorial, s gear has a 20,000 sample limit ceiling for ir file loading into the external ir segment.
Scuffham s gear vs bias desktop page 2 the gear page. Sgear and amplifire sounded good out of the box, with minimal tweaking. I actually had to hack the registry to get the standalone to work. It has a simple interface compared to many others that you can tweak forever in but dont sound any better. This is the official scuffham amps page pro software for guitarists. It sounds amazing and is a fraction of the cost of other software amplitube. The guitarmuse 10 great products post i wrote at the end of 2011 included this quote about scuffham amp s s gear plugin. The text above is not a recommendation to remove s gear by scuffham amps from your computer, nor are we saying that s gear by scuffham amps is not a good software application. Click here for details of s gear files and folders.
The actual developer of the software is scuffham amps. Both schemes allow two simultaneous license activations and both schemes offer a free 15 day trial period if you are not sure which scheme will suit you best, the following advice may help. If you have a windows vst dll placed in a custom directory, dont forget to update that also. The more i play with the s gear, the more i like it. One time i even used it to redesign the sound of a real recorded amp when we found afterwards that the guitar didnt sit well in the mix. Working with s gear development on this use condition is the. Have been using s gear for years, so ill chime in here after a few days.
The software comes as a standalone application and as plugins for use with the most popular daw digital audio workstation recording software. It combines five classic tube amps, a fantastic sounding effects rack, and a. Add the sgear vst folder to the list of folders scanned by your daw. I havent tried any other tones amps, but for what i did, sgear was by far the best sounding. If your guitar is plugged into the left channel of a stereo pair, ensure that the left channel enable button is enabled. S gear delivers natural and responsive guitar amp tones in an easy to use standalone application and auvst plug. Sgear by scuffham amps distortion overdrive amp vst plugin. S gear is available in two licensing schemes, machinelocked and ilok usb key software licenses. This page only contains detailed instructions on how to remove s gear in case you want to. With only 3 amps and a few effects, you might think that this auvst plugin would be a tough sell in a market with so many models and effects but when you have the right 3 amps and some great bundled irs from redwirez it s not an issue. Two contrasting new virtual amplifiers and a reverb add to the appeal of scuffham amps virtual amp simulator. This download was checked by our antivirus and was rated as virus free. Marshall and developed the respected jmp1 preamp, scuffham amps currently has just one product, sgear ampmodelling software that.
A common criticism of software amp simulators is that however closely they capture the tonal character of a real amp, they fail to reproduce its feel, the dynamic. Since w last looked at it they have added the a wayfarer amp, a custom 57 amp. Sometimes this can be difficult because deleting this manually takes some knowledge related to pcs. Scuffham s gear vs bias desktop page 3 the gear page. The best easy approach to erase sgear is to use advanced uninstaller pro. Scuffham amps has released what i think is the best virtual guitar amp on the market. You must register with the website in order to post on the forum. You can move activations between your account and your ilok2 usb keys with simple drag and drop operations. S gear is available for mac os and windows, and operates either as a standalone application or a plugin in the vst and audio. The 57 custom is based in a fender type of amp, giving you great old school sounds as well as modern ones.
The stealer amp with red wires marshall 1960g12 ir s is the best sounding marshall crunch i have had out of modeling software to date. If you choose to copy the dll, remember to update any copies when you install a new version of sgear. Interview with mike scuffham of scuffham amps guitar. Scuffham s gear vs ni guitar rig vs ik multimedia amplitube.
S gear brings the boutiquebuilt ethic to the world of software amplifier design, including three original guitar amps, analogue modelled delay effects, chorus and flanging effects and state of the art speaker cabinet emulation. Review of scuffham sgear amp simulation plugin youtube. I actually use the revalver s ir module, regardless of the software that i use to get an amp sim. I must say one thing ive liked about s gear is how it has bucked the trend of most other amp sims, and focused on making a few things sound great, rather than try to cover most amp sims and effects.1196 885 1338 1066 958 1188 421 583 501 791 1549 47 813 1377 234 749 526 540 1571 1026 970 1117 521 1015 258 928 861 62 1057 1337 1288 1293 770 367 914 499