by Mercuriall
4.8 / 5     (4 votes)
Win32 Win64 OSX
Harlequin Preamp is a digital emulation of a preamplifier stage of the Harlequin guitar amp from Cornford Amps. 

Launched in 1999 as the ultimate in recording studio tone, this versatile amp still going strong a decade on. 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. Harlequin Preamp is meant to be used as a guitar preamplifier for live playing and jamming, tracking or mixing.
  • Dynamic ECC83 / 12AX7 triode analog modeling.
  • Two different Dynamic ECC83 / 12AX7 triode models.
  • Tonestack full coupled with the gain stage.
  • Mono / Stereo processing support.
  • Selectable oversampling rate (up to 16x).
  • Global input / output level controls.
  • Double precision (64 bit) floating point mathematical model.
  • Fully automatable controls.
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Abstract Feb 07 2018
(5 / 5)
Feb 07 2018
The sound is very realistic! Thanks!
Scott May 26 2016
(5 / 5)
May 26 2016
The sound of this plugin is amazing !!! I'm very impressed. This plugin sounds like a real guitar amp. It also has a very natural sounding distortion. This plugin is now one of the most used guitar plugins that I own. The thing that impresses me the most is how perfect and natural the distortion sounds. I'm truly amazed. Note: Be sure to read the owner's manual before using the plugin. There is a very important thing you must know, it is very important to include a folder marked ".dll.dat" into you plugins folder along with the .dll file so that the plugin will work correctly and load when starting your DAW. The folder contains important data for the plugin to use. Side note: I do wish it would have been possible for the important data contained in the folder to be embedded directly into the dll file when created. I do not know if that is possible, I'm not a programmer. This plugin is worth getting. You will be amazed !!!! Read the user guide before using it the first time.
Full shred Mar 20 2016
(5 / 5)
Mar 20 2016
It's great on reaper... mid overdrive and very natural sounding.
Bubbles Jan 31 2015
Jan 31 2015
It makes my DAW (Presonus Pro 64 Bits) crash at startup every time.
Sid Nov 26 2020
Nov 26 2020
Still the case in 2020, I'm using S1 4 Pro.
jared808 Jul 30 2021
Jul 30 2021
Yes crashed once now not reading it, too bad