What is SimulAnalog Guitar suite?
It is a suite of vst plugin with amplifiers and
analog processors for guitarists, currently containing the simulation* of:
- Boss DS-1 (Distortion stompbox)
- Boss SD-1 (Super Overdrive stompbox)
- Tube Screamer (Overdrive stompbox)
- Oberheim PS-1 (Phaser stompbox)
- Univox Univibe (Modulations stompbox)
- Fender Twin 1969 (Guitar amplifier)
- Marshall JCM900 Dual Reverb (Guitar amplifier)
Why SimulAnalog Guitar Suite?
|This suite is not a commercial product. It is born inside an
academic research project about the modelling of electric devices, and then
applied to the musical instrument field as an evolution of the techniques
currently available in some commercial units. Its most important feature is the
extremely high precision of the simulation, which is about indistinguishable
from the original sound.
Many commercial amp simulators claim state of the art modelling techniques
inside the product and say things like "every component in the audio path of
the original instrument has been accurately modelled". But sentences like this
are more like advertising and are not supported by technical papers describing
what really happens in the product. Besides, many of the processors have to run
all the simulation algorithms on a low cost DSP to keep as low as possible the
cost of the hardware. That's why the models they use should be as simple as
possible, but... not so close to the real gears they want to emulate.
But of course in the advertisement they have to claim incredible thecnological
prodigies to stay competitive with the other products.
What about SimulAnalog Guitar Suite? It is a freeware and no profit set of
plugin. Born as a test bench for SimulAnalog research, we saw that without any
effort it could be distributed to musicians that may find it useful. That's why
it is given as is, with no support and with a very rough user interface.
But we can assure that "every component in the audio path of the original
instrument has been modelled, except for the secondary effects of some active
devices" and that "the response of each original device have been compared with
the respective simulated response, obtaining less than -40dB of difference"
without any particular commercial interest saying that.
Download SimulAnalog Guitar Suite
|- Download VST PC version (341Kb)
- License Agreement
Guitar Suite Samples
Samples recorded by Sergio Cruz with a USA 1990 Steinberger guitar, model GM4T
with EMG pickup's, through Behringer Eurorack MX 602A mixer and a Delta Audio
File 2496 sound card.
- (89Kb) Jazz: JCM900 ChA
- (64Kb) Clean: DS1 + JCM900 ChA
- (120Kb) Clean: Twin
- (91Kb) Crunch: DS1 + JCM900
- (67Kb) Blues: Tube Screamer +
- (71Kb) Heavy: DS1 + JCM900
- (161Kb) Heavy: SD1 + JCM900
- (70Kb) Heavy: SD1 +
Univibe + JCM900
- (86Kb) Heavy: Tube Screamer +
Guitar Suite Presets
(by Sergio Cruz)
- Cubase SX Banks
- Cubase SX Channel Presets
|* All amplifier and effect names are trademark of their respective
owners, which are in no way associated or affiliated with SimulAnalog.