Blue Cat Audio: Free Amp
A free guitar amp simulation plugin.
With a background in industrial software engineering, Blue Cat Audio’s founder Guillaume Jeulin understands the importance of stable software. The French company offers professional audio effects, innovative audio analysis tools, and standalone applications that transform Digital Audio Workstations into professional audio processing environments. As an extra arrow in Blue Cat’s quiver, it also offers consulting and engineering services for custom software development, and as such has amassed a variety of customers, ranging from recording studios, universities and recording schools, and home studio owners, to recording engineers, and professional and amateur musicians.
Inspired by legendary real-world guitar amplifiers, Blue Cat’s Free Amp plugin includes ‘classic clean’, ‘classic drive’, and ‘modern drive’ amp models to cover a wide range of amp tones. As with real guitar amps, you can tweak the frequency response with the included EQ and adjust the amount of drive, but be mindful, it does go to 11. Version 1.1 of the plugin allows users to load impulse responses of cabinet, microphones, and room setups for more exact rig and venue reproduction.
- Free guitar amp simulation plugin
- 3 amp models inspired by legendary amplifiers – ‘classic clean’, ‘classic drive’ and ‘modern drive’
- Simulations based on the Destructor dynamic distortion and amp modelling engine
- Load you own cabinet or reverb impulse responses to add colour to the amp simulation
- No latency
Blue Cat Audio Standards:
- Available in most plugin formats for Mac and Windows
- Full MIDI control and automation support, MIDI Learn
- No CPU load on idle. Processing shuts down when fed with silence (optimal CPU usage)
- Customisable user interface with transparency & zoom
- Smooth Bypass. Noiseless plugin activation / deactivation
- Full featured integrated presets manager
- Copy/paste the state of the plugin between instances
- Any sample rate supported
This plugin is also available in the Blue Cat bundle, ‘Freeware Plugins Pack ii’. https://www.bluecataudio.com/Products/Bundle_FreewarePack/