As some of you may know, I’ve been delving into the amp software world after getting my first Focusrite about a month ago.
Have tried out alot of free sims, some of which I’ve found pretty good,some crap. Have been trying out some of the big names suites like Amplitude, BiasFX, Guitar Rig etc.
From a novices perspective, there appears to be alot of chaff mixed in with these big suites, along with endless amps, effects, IRs etc. Found myself getting overwhelmed by the pure numbers. A lot of time caught in the trap of fiddling around, but nevertheless learning along the way.
During my research, I kept seeing the occasional mention of S-Gear by Scuffman Amps, particularly among professional/ semi professional folk. I was still buying into the ‘more is better’ mindset of suites like Amplitude, BiasFX etc, but 2 days ago I did download S-Gear’s 10 day fully functional trial.
Instantly, I was blown away by the tones I was getting, and just from the presets available. The other sims I’d been using suddenly sounded a bit artificial and plastic by comparison.
Finding it much quicker to get not only the tones I’m looking for, but the sounds seem so rich and organic. This software, at least presently for me, seems to hit the sweet spot of brilliant tones, with minimal fiddling.
Has anyone had experience with this software?