4.3 / 5     (3 votes)
Win64 OSX
STR-X is a guitar preamp.
  • 4x oversampling with option for higher-quality, linear phase oversampling when rendering.
  • “De-kinked” preamp distortion algorithm for more accurate asymmetrical distortion.
  • Expanded range of tone controls.
  • Mac OSX Catalina/Big Sur and M1 Mac Support.
  • Fully resizable GUI (VST3 only).
Resington Jul 19 2021
(4 / 5)
Jul 19 2021
Crazy tones, some of which I shouldn't like but I do. Sludgy doom sounds all the way to rock high gain. Cranking the controls can get some very dirty broken type sounds too. Nice work!
Faydit Jul 18 2021
(4 / 5)
Jul 18 2021
Sounds good, but - in direct comparison with some of my favorite (freeware) tube amp simulations - I miss a more authentic, more present tube amp character. For me this simulation sounds a little bit too "solid state", maybe rather like a better solid state amp or amp-in-a-box pedal, than like a real all tube amp. Nevertheless a good sounding "bread and butter" amp plugin for usable crunch, overdrive to high-gain tones. Clean(er) tones also are possible with guitar volume turned down, and then they also sound really good. I have heard worse sounding commercial amp simulations, but also - in my opinion - better and more authentically sounding freeware ones. Therefore this plugin might not become my favorite amp plugin, but certainly it is a usable and useful plugin.
Samhooey Jul 18 2021
Jul 18 2021
What are your fav amp plugins?
Faydit Jul 19 2021
Jul 19 2021
Sorry, but I think it wouldn't be fair, to name them here.
lederj Jul 16 2021
(5 / 5)
Jul 16 2021
Doesn't sound like anything I've heard before, in a good way! Definitely check this one out. The 'Normal' button in the middle switches crossover bands between 100hz, 250hz and 400hz - The buttons could use a border around them - Adding a brief description of what the knobs and buttons do would be nice :)