Softube has teamed up with Marshall to release software renditions of three legendary amplifiers: the Marshall Bluesbreaker, the Blues rock-centric amp made famous by Eric Clapton; the JMP 2203, a precursor to the JCM 800 and optimised for hard rock; and the Silver Jubilee 2555, a more collectible, higher-gain Marshall amp head.
Amp emulations are available as native plug-ins or as modules for use with Softube’s Amp Room plug-in platform. Take a listen to the Blues Breaker below.
To deliver bona fide Marshall tones, each emulation was based on a reference amp from the Marshall museum – and is said to be “component-modeled down to the smallest details”.
Tony Platt, the esteemed engineer behind such classic rock records as AC/DC’s Highway To Hell and Back In Black, lent his tracking talents to the project to record speaker cabinets for each of the amplifiers.
When paired with Amp Room, music-makers will be able to run these official Marshall emulations in combination with effects pedals, utility modules and studio effects to produce a customised – but realistic – in-the-box guitar tone.
These Marshall plug-in amps are available now for $99 each. Otherwise, Softube’s website offers various genre- and style-minded combos for $199. Take a look at them here.
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