The Anvil
by Ignite Amps
4.9 / 5     (14 votes)
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The Anvil is a digital emulation of a 3 channels tube preamplifier for guitar.

It has been developed to accurately model its real hardware counterpart, designed by Andy Zeugs. The Anvil has three completely independent channels, with different signal paths and separate tonestack controls, to maximize its versatility.
  • The Clean channel is inspired by the classic Californian circuits and provides crystal clear tones even at high gain settings.
  • The Rhythm channel has a hot-rodded British character, varying from mild crunch to hi-gain distortion.
  • The Lead channel provides super-tight metal tones, retaining accuracy and responsiveness even at very high gain settings.
Every single component on the signal path of the real analog circuit has been took into account and modeled in the best possible way to match the original sound, keeping an eye to CPU performances and real-time playability at the same time.

The Anvil is meant to be used as a guitar preamplifier for live playing and jamming, tracking or mixing inside hosts capable of VST or AU Plug-Ins support.
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Szleppy Jan 19 2024
(5 / 5)
Jan 19 2024
The best tube preamp emulator on this site. Wow. Adds a lot of harmonic sparkle and smoothness. Very scooped tone to clean channel. Can't live without it for acoustic guitar tracks now. Well done, developers.
jared808 Dec 26 2023
(5 / 5)
Dec 26 2023
It sounds great. I used to use this one and the other ones by them like soft tube and stuff. once I used guitar rig 6 I was hooked. The dynamics of sound and playing harder having a great effect in a real way. This one sounds good clean and the distortion sounds good too. Like I said guitar rig 6 is great and guitar rig 7 is the best free plugin for guitar. Needs distortion. I love the big stuff fuzz pedal
HF_3000 Mar 14 2022
(5 / 5)
Mar 14 2022
Too good to be free!
Beerollings Jan 09 2022
Jan 09 2022
Is it good for vocal mixing?
Faust May 21 2023
May 21 2023
It was meant for guitars, but the plugin police wont stop you from experimenting with it on vocals. Prob wanna keep the gain down for that purpose
90's Action Hero Feb 28 2021
(5 / 5)
Feb 28 2021
Superb tone. Great on CPU. It's no wonder Ignite Amps has such a good reputation.
Rock`n`dres Nov 26 2020
(5 / 5)
Nov 26 2020
My favourite amp. 3 good channels whit independent volumes. Any kind of tone. Good metal tones and low noise when you raise the gain. Love it!
KB Aug 12 2020
(5 / 5)
Aug 12 2020
This is a fantastic guitar amp plugin. It works for bass, too. I've been using it on my miked acoustic guitar through the clean setting, and it gives it so much clarity and good tone. Highly recommend.
DimmaDom Sept 12 2019
(5 / 5)
Sept 12 2019
HIGHLY RECOMMEND. Get this with The "TPA-1 Tube Power Amp" By ignite and get a killer tone!
Benny Black Sept 07 2019
(5 / 5)
Sept 07 2019
Best Free Amp Ever !! Super Clean full tone. Thanks Guys.
Михаил Apr 21 2019
(5 / 5)
Apr 21 2019
Thank you for great work!!! I'm think this is best plugin for very low tuning guitar (I'm tried many-many plugins)! Midrange are amazing, but for lows I must make send with saturator and eq. If you'll fix it in new version it'll be perfect, thank you!!!
Josh (BTDS) Aug 24 2017
(5 / 5)
Aug 24 2017
Great amp sim. Check out my demo.
mike Dec 08 2014
Dec 08 2014
Great job, easy to use, great sound, I use it for guitar and electric violin.