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VST software synths, guitar processors, and audio effects

Here is a broad listing of some of the guitar soft synths around at the moment. There is a lot of software for guitar amp & effect modelling to choose from, some of it is free or can come included with certain DAW’s while other items require hard cash. Either which way there are no set rules for where to go to find a particular sound and there is no reason why you shouldn’t draw from all sources available.

Guitar Rig 5 Pro

guitar toneGet perfect custom tone with a complete guitar studio in your computer. Stunning amps and effects – exquisitely modeled in a powerful and intuitive virtual effects rack. Premium sound quality, maximum flexibility, and total control for guitar, bass and more. Legendary guitar and bass amplifiers, modeled with award-winning Dynamic Tube Response Technology. These amps convey the character, charm, and feel of their real-world counterparts. Each amp has its own matched cabinet plus an extra set of alternative cabinets – 27 exquisite models in all.

Price: Approx $210

Native Instruments Guitar Rig 5 Pro

Peavey ReValver 4

guitar toneRedesigned from the ground up, ReValver 4 — the latest version of Peavey’s award-winning ReValver modeling software — contains revolutionary amp modeling capabilities that capture the true characteristics of real tube amplifiers. Running Stand Alone or as an AAX/VST or AU plug-in on Mac or PC, ReValver is renowned for its industry-leading amp modeling accuracy which is achieved by modeling an amplifier down to the component level. Now Peavey has updated and improved the modeling engine in ReValver 4, taking amp modeling to a whole new level of realistic tone-shaping possibilities. ReValver 4 also incorporates a GUI and UX redesign and the ability to run on a Windows® tablet, plus other high-level features including GIG mode, ACT™ (Audio Cloning Technology) and RIR 2 cabinet modeling.

Price: Approx $100

Peavey ReValver 4

SimulAnalog – Guitar suite

guitar-toneSimulAnalog is a research project that studies numerical and DSP techniques applied to computer music; the main branch is about the digital simulation of analog instruments and processors. Guitar Suite is a suite of vst plugin with amplifiers and analog processors for guitarists.

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.

Price: FREE

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Studio Devil – Amp Modeler Pro

guitar-toneStudio Devil Amp Modeler Pro is a guitar amp modeling and audio effects plug-in for use with VST, AudioUnits, and ProTools RTAS compatible hosts running on both Mac and Windows platforms.

“…the high-gain Marshall and Soldano simulations were some of the best I’ve heard.” – Electronic Musician

“Basically, it’s everything you could possibly need to create a complete, professional-sounding guitar tone.” – Music Tech Magazine

Price: $149

Studio Devil

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Magix – Vandal

guitar-toneVandal is the only guitar and bass amplifier that combines the characteristic sound and feel of a real hardware setup with the advantages of a software application – all for you to enjoy on your computer!

Every step and component of the amplifier, from the tube to the speaker coils, is virtualized.

Physical modeling technology guarantees great sound without compromise, whether during studio recording sessions, band rehearsals, or live gigs!

The intuitive program interface is based on workflows that are optimized for guitar and bass players who are familiar with these kinds of work processes from working with hardware.

Price $266

Magix Vandal

Overload – TH3

guitar-toneImagine you have a tool to express your talent with the best tone ever. Imagine people listening to your guitar tracks and saying “wow! how did you get that killer tone?!”

Imagine you have more than 160 models including Randall®, THD® and Brunetti® amplifiers. And that these, for the first time in software form, cannot be distinguished from the real ones. That’s Overloud TH2.

Price $197.00

Overload TH3

How to connect a guitar – YouTube

TH2 with a MIDI pedalboard – YouTube

Eleven Rack vs. Overloud TH2 – You Tube

LePou – Plug-ins

guitar toneA highly respected guitar amp and cab simulation these amp plug-ins are developed Alain Poulain in Canada and are free. The plug-ins are available for both PC and Mac, so head over to the LePou website and have a look for yourself.

LePou has created a number of really good amp sims based on famous high-gain metal amps.

Some of the software features include an impulse response loader, a separate VST for loading cabinet simulator impulses and the LeCab2 can actually load 6 simultaneous impulses that you can mix.


Lepou Plugins

Kuassa – Amplifikation One

guitar-toneKuassa Amplifikation One captures the dynamic response and characteristics of hardware distortion modules, amplifier heads, and guitar amplifier loudspeaker cabinets, captured by various types of microphones in multiple configurations. It must be noted that the Kuassa Amplifikation One is not emulated or modeled after any specific amplifier, but rather is an amalgamation of the best hardware schematic designs, tube designs, and digital signal processes, implemented in the digital domain.

Price $49.95


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Guitar Amp Modeling

Even though the truest guitar sound will come from a good quality valve amp there are a growing number of alternative solutions that have other benefits such as price, size & flexibility.

The following VST Guitar plug-ins are MIDI controlled software amp simulators.


Sugar Bytes


Complete electric guitar solution for Mac and PC. Absolutely convincing guitar riffs, combined with amps, wah pedals and effects. The actual guitar player has been transformed into a step sequencer system that allows control about playing styles, chord progressions and song structures. Guitarist can be played live as well, with just two fingers you can combine chords and patterns easily. You can choose from factory chords or just create your own chords on the fingerboard. The Action Section allows you to tweak the sequence in realtime and apply timestretch, looper or other crazy effects. Guitar players, keyboarders, producers, Guitarist is the new solution when guitar tracks are needed.

Price $119


Music Labs

Music Labs produce a number of VST guitar plug-ins which are modeled after some of the popular guitar sounds, from acoustic to a variety of electrics.
– RealEight virtual guitar instrument – the ideal guitar for creating lead, rhythm riff, and even bass tracks in your future rock and metal masterpieces!
– RealRick virtual guitar instrument – with the unmistakable sound of a legendary Rickenbacker® electric guitar, which became permanently intertwined with the sound of The Beatles.
– RealGuitar is a sample-based virtual instrument – with an innovative approach to guitar sound modeling and guitar part performing on keyboard.
– RealLPC virtual guitar instrument – bringing the incomparable Les Paul Custom Guitar sound to your studio.
– RealStrat sample-based virtual instrument – with an innovative approach to guitar sound modeling and guitar techniques emulating on a standard MIDI keyboard.

Prices start at $149 for RealGuitar with the Electrics at $199 a piece – There are discount bundle options…


Ample Sound

VST Guitar
Ample Guitar F II aim to bring the Fender Stratocaster Custom Guitar sound to your studio.
Size: 4.75 GB, 24bit 44.1khz
DFD(Direct from disk)
Rich Fingering Noise – more vivid and realistic.
Neck, Both two Instrument libraries to fit different needs.
Each Cycle & Rhombic Sampling structure – Separate sample cycle for each note and vel layer to improve sample utilization efficiency.
Sustain, Hammer On & Pull Off, Legato Slide, Slide in & out, Palm Mute, Popping, Natural Harmonic, Slide Guitar 10 articulations, Legato at random length & pitch & poly.

Prices range from $95 – $150


Orange Tree Samples

Orange Tree Samples
Ultra-Realistic Sample Libraries for KONTAKT. Orange Tree Samples produces innovative sample libraries that enable musicians to achieve incredible realism with ease. Each product is designed for real-time performance and sequencing, without the tedious programming commonly required using conventional sample libraries. We attain this by combining state-of-the-art sampling techniques, proprietary physical modeling concepts, and innovative programming.

Prices approx $199


Indiginus – StrumMaker IV

Indiginus provide affordable sample libraries for Kontakt 4, 5 – Keyboard (MIDI) triggered. Create acoustic guitar strumming tracks quickly and easily with our new StrumMaker IV strumming engine. Choose from preset patterns that you can customize, and choose from the available preset chords that you can customize instantly- simply by clicking on the fret-board. Then transpose your chords with the capo! With the Strum Sequencer, you can choose from 1 to 16 steps and choose the note resolution to match your host’s tempo. 16 steps not enough? You can chain up to 8 patterns together-
There are a number of sample libraries like Torch Electric Guitar and Delta Blues Acoustic Slide Guitar.

Prices range from $30 to $50


Ilya Efimov – Acoustic Complete

The sound of this library is rich and sensual, transparent and incredibly expressive. There is a fantastic realism by using 14 dynamic colors for each note. This library is essential for Acoustic Guitar imitation. You can use all frets for each string. The select of the strings and positions can be both automatic and manual. The control over any parameter is available though Graphic User Interface and your sequencer.

Prices range from $110 to $160

Acoustic Samples


4 modes, the solo mode that allows to play melodies, the chord mode that helps playing strums or picking very easily, the patterns mode that does all of the strumming or picking for you and the MIDI mode that allows you to use your preferred midi guitar controller. If you own a MIDI guitar and want to expand its sound capabilities, then the MIDI mode is for you. The MIDI guitar mode allows you to play the Telematic using a midi guitar controller, all you need to do is select the 6 midi channels. You maybe have to use the set patch as omni to allow the plugin to respond to all midi channels.

Price $110

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Steinberg Virtual Guitarist 2 Demo

Modern Guitars Virtual Instrument (RnB,Hip-Hop)VSTI

Introducing the SCARBEE FUNK GUITARIST by Native Instruments

Scarbee Funk Guitarist is not a virtual guitar intended for ‘freeform’ playing — trying to use it for playing top‑line melodies or rolling arpeggios will not work. SFG’s remit is quite specific: to recreate authentic‑sounding funk guitar grooves in almost any chord flavor, inversion or fret position you’re likely to need, and all using only two fingers.

Further links

Sweetwater Virtual Instruments Guitars


Guitar Center Virtual Instruments Guitars


Thomann Virtual Instruments Guitars


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