#1
Straight down to business:

Free Amp Sims:

Nick Crow's 8505, 7170, Wagner Sharp, Wagner Sharp MKII:

http://sites.google.com/site/nickcrowlab/


LePou's Le456, SoloC and Hybrit:

http://lepouplugins.blogspot.com/


Acmebargig's huge range of vintage, clean and metal amp models:

http://www.acmebargig.com/


TSE Plugin's
X30:

http://www.theserinaexperiment.net/plugins.html


Dirthead:

http://www.ndzeit.org/guitar/dirthead.html



Not So Free Amp Sims:


Peavey's Revalver MKIII:

http://www.peavey.com/products/revalver/index.cfm



Line 6's
Pod Farm:

http://line6.com/podfarm/



Free Cab Sims


Kefir:

http://habib.webhost.pl/


Voxengo's Boogex:

http://www.voxengo.com/product/boogex/


LePou's LeCab:

http://lepouplugins.blogspot.com/



Free Impulses


Catharsis
Impulses:

http://catharsis.supremepixels.com/impulses/



Not So Free Impulses


Kazrog's Recabinet.

http://www.recabi.net


I'ma be amazingly bias here and say pretty much anything else is rubbish. You can all contend that amongst yourselves.
Last edited by Beefmo at Nov 21, 2009,
#2
I generally prefer Amplitube over any of the sims you have listed, especially if you bypass it's cab simulation and run your own, or just stick one of those impulses into a good convolution reverb plugin and run it through that..
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#3
Quote by Kid_Thorazine
I generally prefer Amplitube over any of the sims you have listed, especially if you bypass it's cab simulation and run your own, or just stick one of those impulses into a good convolution reverb plugin and run it through that..


Clips or it didnt happen.
#4
I was an Amplitube man too till I started using Lepou's 456 and some of Acmebargigs amps...
Now running an Eleven Rack with Pro Tools 10.3.3 - it's amazing and I'm having ball with it - worth every penny. PT 10 is tops IMO and the Eleven Rack is a work of art!
#5
Quote by Beefmo
Clips or it didnt happen.


I'll record some later, the official site (http://www.ikmultimedia.com/amplitube/audiodemo/) has some clips, but they aren't particularly good.

the Acmebargig amp sims sound great, but IMO are far too lacking in sound design options, which is what I like about Amplitube (and also Revalver).
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Last edited by Kid_Thorazine at Nov 21, 2009,
#6
Hey Man Thanks for them, but I have some questions:


How do I use these Acme Bar Gig vst plugins?

Is the software that runs these vst plugins free?

I also have some additions:

Free:

Virtuamp: http://nemesis.thewavelength.net/index.php?c=230#p230

Guitar FX
: http://guitarfx.net/
Gear:
Fender FSR Standard Stratocaster SSS (MIM Gilmour Black Strat) -
Agile AL-2000 CSB -
Fender Super Champ XD -
Homemade Talkbox -
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#7
Quote by Joe-Floyd-lover
Hey Man Thanks for them, but I have some questions:


How do I use these Acme Bar Gig vst plugins?

Is the software that runs these vst plugins free?


You use a sequencer such as Reaper, which you can demo unhindered for as long as you like.

Here's one method recently I've used for getting a fairly decent metal rock sound:

https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1233689

The TSE is a pretty good amp sim, its got some contentious low mids to deal with, but I'm beginning to warm to it.

And yes, everyone and their mother makes amp sims nowadays, I'm only going to be including the ones that everyone agrees are indisputably good. Too much filler in these posts causes problems.
#8
Whats an impulse?
Edit:nevermind.
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#9
Quote by Kid_Thorazine

the Acmebargig amp sims sound great, but IMO are far too lacking in sound design options, which is what I like about Amplitube (and also Revalver).


Meh, a lot of these programs attempt to be all in one inclusive options.

I prefer singular amp sims that attempt to master something, not attempt to be the jack of all trades - because they always seem to lack something.

Amplitubes rock and metal sounds seem pretty dire if I'm honest, the blues one was the only clip that sounded ok.
#10
Quote by benx3000
Whats an impulse?


it's a sound recording made to capture the acoustic qualities of a particular space, it's used for convolution reverb.
Quote by Beefmo
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Amplitubes rock and metal sounds seem pretty dire if I'm honest, the blues one was the only clip that sounded ok.


Like I said, those clips weren't very good, I'll post some better ones as soon as I can get some recorded.
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Last edited by Kid_Thorazine at Nov 21, 2009,
#11
Quote by benx3000
Whats an impulse?


In this case it's basically a speaker and microphone response.

Basically you put it into a program that can load these responses and it emulates the sound of an amp being captured by a microphone.

Ryans (Catharsis) impulses capture the response of a sm57 capturing a Mesa Oversized cabinet with Vintage 30 speakers.
#12
The best pack for metal seems to be the "Canadian Metal Release", it's a collab between AcmeBarGig, LePou and Catharsis

The first two doing the amps and Catharsis providing the Impulses
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#13
ahh how do i get these cab sims to work with Reaper?
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#15
Alright, I've got a PC no one in my house is using. It's xp, might be a little on the slow side. I'm new to this type of stuff, but, I'm trying to do proper research and gather as much info on the subject as I can. Ok, so I need to download DAW and modeling software? Correct? And I need to purchase an audio interface. I've heard a lot of complaints about guitar rig, but what's wrong with actual interface? I'm assuming that any one would do the trick? I've also seen the Line 6 toneport one, and am trying to find more. Basically I have to ask, what is the best, cheap interface I can find/buy, for a comp using XP. I've seen multiple threads on software and stuff etc. But I'll ask anyway, once I have the interface what's my next step? And if I'm going to spend money on an interface that comes with software anyway, and I plan on maybe downloading more in the future, is Guitar Rig so bad? Sorry if this is a common question, but I can seem to find a straight answer, directed towards a newbie at this sort of thing.
#17
Quote by Beefmo
Meh, a lot of these programs attempt to be all in one inclusive options.

I prefer singular amp sims that attempt to master something, not attempt to be the jack of all trades - because they always seem to lack something.


I'm 99% sure you haven't even tried an non-wannabe amp sim.

There is those wannabes who tries to live up to something and most often fail, but those non-wannabe ones have their own character and often the developer have more freedom to show off his/her true power.
Last edited by GisleAune at Nov 26, 2009,