This is pretty cool. Waves Audio is offering the GTR Solo amp and pedal simulation program as a free download with a 1-year license, and not only do you get amp models from Fender, Marshall, Vox and more, there are also models designed in collaboration with Paul Reed Smith.
This is a pretty bold move by Waves and I can’t wait to download it and crank it up. I use a different program for amp simulation at the moment and I’ve been itching to try out Waves, after hearing great things about it from a sound engineer a little while ago.
I’ll try to do a review with some sound clips some time soon, but I’ll probably be pretty snowed under with NAMM coverage for the next week, so why don’t you head over to waves.com and try it for yourself?
Here’s the press release:
WAVES GTR SOLO SOFTWARE IS NOW AVAILABLE AS A FREE ONE-YEAR LICENSE
— Complimentary guitar modeling software features ultra-realistic amps,
cabinets, and stomp effects —
GTR Solo features amp models from Fender, Marshall, VOX and more, created using revolutionary sampling techniques that go way beyond standard modeling. These virtual amps do not merely approximate the sounds of the original gear; they recreate every last nuance. Ten amps are included in total: Clean, Sweet, Edgy, Drive, Overdrive, Crunch, Shredder and SolidState Bass Amp, as well as PRS Scorch and PRS Crush, which were created in association with world famous guitar manufacturer Paul Reed Smith.
Finally, the package includes 10 cabinet models that render the aural sensation of real speakers moving air: 12″ Open Back, 2×12″ Closed Back, 2×12″ Open Back, 4×10″ Open Back, 4×12″ Standard, 4×12″ Vintage, Acme12″ Custom, Bass 8×10″ Pro, Acme 4×12” Vintage Gibson Skylark and Acme 8” Open Back Hiwatt.
GTR Solo is now available as a free download. Please visit http://www.waves.com/ for download and more information.