by LePou
4.3 / 5     (52 votes)
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Le456 is a preamp sim roughly based on a famous German gear.
  • 2 channels
  • 2 modes per channel.
Each channels/modes share the same features. Apart from the usual tone controls (drive, low, mid, high and contour), each channels/modes offer two different tone stacks that can be accessed via the focus switches.
Bottom and bright switches can be used to boost the low and the high frequencies respectively.
On the low gain channel only (Clean/Crunch), the effectiveness of the bright switch decreases with the gain settings.
Matt Mar 02 2024
(5 / 5)
Mar 02 2024
I've been testing alot of amp sims lately and really like this 1 so far. I run it with the ignite nadir loader and the ignite TPA-1 power amp. 1 thing that I like about the ENGL based amp is it has this nice almost 5150/6505 bite to it but with a slightly meatier growl. Its hard to describe but if you A/B this and the Vadim Taranov 5150 they both sound great but I like this a little bit more. Idk how to describe, kind of reminds me of a 5150 with a little marshall chunkiness blended in. Running it with Reaper and I would definitely recommend it to anyone.
cris Oct 26 2023
Oct 26 2023
Does this work in ableton 11?
312321 Dec 14 2023
Dec 14 2023
Darkmorgull May 29 2023
May 29 2023
Alguien me puede ayudar?... No consigo ejecutar el amp, realizo la descarga pero solo veo .dll
Koto-0041 Jun 12 2023
Jun 12 2023
Los dll hay que moverlos a la carpeta donde cargas habitualmente los plugin VST.
Diamond Thing Jul 18 2022
Jul 18 2022
hello, how exactly can i get to use this? i downloaded the file but i can't find it in FL studio 20 no matter what i do, can some one help me
CLC Jan 23 2023
Jan 23 2023
You are supossed to search for it as an FX for a track
Quiki Apr 08 2023
Apr 08 2023
Copia el archivo, pegalo en vst. Entras a archivo de programas, vas a vst y lo pegas. Una vez hecho eso vas a fl studio. Vas a opciones, de a manage plugins, tildas la tecla find, esperas y vas a ver el vst destildado, lo tildas y cerrar el manage plugin. Vas a un canal, de ahí a efectos y lo vas a encontrar.
mr white May 07 2022
May 07 2022
how do i install it in fl studio
CULT TV Feb 05 2022
(5 / 5)
Feb 05 2022
I actually use ENGL hardware and I will say that this sim comes seriously close to the real thing. No exaggeration, this is a hell of a sim.
ERNEST MINGA Jun 16 2021
(5 / 5)
Jun 16 2021
Oye muchas gracias es excelente este ampli es sencillamente espectacular me gusta su sonido en limpio
Gab May 13 2021
(4 / 5)
May 13 2021
One of the best Engl amp simulators out there. Spot on sound!
Sean Apr 27 2021
Apr 27 2021
Is the AU 64 bit? I've got it validated in LPX and "Allowed" in my security settings but I'm not getting anything in my sub menus when I go to insert on a channel strip.
Whymebro2000 Oct 28 2021
Oct 28 2021
Yea! I having the same problem!
jay Jan 06 2021
Jan 06 2021
hey, i've dragged the AU files to my plugins folder but still cannot access anything in logic. anyone have any ideas on how to figure this out?
Sean Apr 27 2021
Apr 27 2021
Are you running an M1 chip with Big Sur? I just upgraded from a 2019 MBP with an Intel Chip and have the same problem.
Suzys Nov 23 2020
Nov 23 2020
Amp sim won't let me install
BC Jun 13 2020
Jun 13 2020
I installed the plugin in components folder on mac, and not any daw can "see" the plugin. Any ideas?
Márcio Jun 30 2020
Jun 30 2020
Me too.
Ethan Sep 09 2020
Sep 09 2020
Sometimes it won't recognize it until the DAW is closed and the computer has been restarted. Once its done, you have to open the security window within the Mac settings because the Mac will initially block the download as it won't recognize it, you then have to select open anyway
Zack86 May 01 2020
May 01 2020
I'm trying to installing,when I unzip the macAU file to the component folder it said me error the file is corrupted. I have same problem with many of the plugins in this site... i know the anvil and nrr1 works only with intel mac (i have an nvidia) does all this plugins not work for same reason? please help me!
Sheldon Mar 28 2020
(5 / 5)
Mar 28 2020
Awesome plugin. Glad I downloaded it. 5/5
soul muzic productions Mar 28 2020
(5 / 5)
Mar 28 2020
This plugin is the BEST FREE preamp sim you'll ever find! Might be the best free or paid. This is especially because of how versatile is. Not only do you have 4 modes, but each channel gets extra tone knobs (contour, bottom, bright, focus). These knobs give you tone shaping capabilities to dial in virtually every tone. For example, it is known for its great high gain tones and amazing clean channel, but if you turn it to crunch, crank the gain and input volume you can get great classic blues/rock tones with the contour knobs adjusted(the more you go left, the more vintage/mid focused a sound you get, and the more you go the right the more scooped, modern voicing you get. Amazing, but overlooked. I just wanted to shed light on that a bit. Either way, this free vst unique and unmatched,and I will always keep it in my arsenal. If I had to have only one amp sim, it would be this one (and that says a lot). 5/5
Michael Mar 26 2020
Mar 26 2020
Loving this sim, however I REALLY want to know what these guys are using as their synth. A Sim or a Keyboard?
PAUL Jan 17 2020
(5 / 5)
Jan 17 2020
First of all, this is an amp simulator - you'll need to follow it with a cabinet simulator. If you had to choose just ONE amp, this is it. Everyone should have this plugin in their toolbox. The clean channel (channel B) is crystalline and glassy. It's simply beautiful. Still on the clean channel, switching to crunch mode brings some well controlled and realistic breakup. Outstanding. And on the overdriven channel (channel A) the sky's the limit with gain and dirt.
Anon Apr 17 2019
(2 / 5)
Apr 17 2019
If you toggle clean and crunch the volume will gradually reduce to nothing - and there is no undo. That problem should be addressed.
Cycle Sep 10 2020
Sep 10 2020
You can reset the plugin by adjusting the meter on the far left.
Steve Apr 11 2019
(4 / 5)
Apr 11 2019
Have all the commercial guitar sims. Yet come back to this amp sim again and again. Its powerful yet fits in the mix every time.The clean channel is great too! Get some quality I.R.'S few cabs, and some amazing results will ensue!
h0354y Mar 06 2019
Mar 06 2019
This is awesome, i used it 3xOsc and Fruity Fast LP to make awesome Wobble bass!!
Robin Jan 23 2019
(5 / 5)
Jan 23 2019
Absolutely great! I've found it's particularly good for a really bright clean channel tone.
Anonymous Oct 01 2018
Oct 01 2018
Too bad I can't get it to work
BTDS Sept 03 2018
(5 / 5)
Sept 03 2018
Another one of my favorites. Sounds very authentic.
Dave Hartman Apr 19 2018
(5 / 5)
Apr 19 2018
I fuc&ing love this amp sim! Thanks!
Benny Black Mar 04 2018
Mar 04 2018
Really Nice Clean Sound .. 888
JPope Sept 17 2017
(4 / 5)
Sept 17 2017
This has the best sounding clean channel of any amp sim I've tried. Just crank the gain until you start to hear distortion, back it off a bit, and you're done. Clear and powerful clean tone that lets the character of the guitar shine through.
Vlad L. Aug 07 2017
(5 / 5)
Aug 07 2017
Absolutely amazing. I seriously prefer this plugin over even expensive ones, if you are seeking for a good distorted sound, this would solve all of your problems. I'm using This with TSE 808 and lecab2, and the tone is superior.
Steve Mar 09 2020
Mar 09 2020
That's a similar set up to myself. Use the Nidr Impulse loader, delay in the second impulse.I come back to this set up over commercial release. Crazy. Amazing sounds.
ENGL 4ever May 12 2017
(5 / 5)
May 12 2017
The best preamp in the world. Just great as it is.
Anonymous Mar 16 2017
Mar 16 2017
The clean sound on this one is gorgeous
Robinson Carvajal Feb 03 2017
(5 / 5)
Feb 03 2017
Great! Great amp plugin and a piece of "art". Thanks LePou for your dedication!
Jens Nov 16 2016
Nov 16 2016
Hey Guys, I need your help. I really love this plugin, but my problem is a humming noise on the High Gain Channel. Sounds not like normal Gain-Noise. I use it in Cubase 8.5. My Signal way ist: TS 808 -- Le456 -- LeCab. Input 11 o'clock output 11 o'clock. Gain Amp 12 o'clock, Ts 808 Gain almost down, Tone left turned, Volume half way up. I can't play without a noise Gate, but this has to set very hard that there is silence. If I put in bevor the Amp Vst it is better but not the normal place for a gate. In the net all the youtube videos shows this (TS808, AMP and Cabsim) no Gate. And no one hase this f...d nois sound. Somone an idea?
Tarek Yazbek Jan 14 2020
Jan 14 2020
just put a noise in the beginning of the chain, I use a free gate called G-Gate, and thats how most people use it with vsts
Mike May 28 2016
May 28 2016
Anyone have this issue? If I put this plugin in my DAW (Adobe Audition CC), save the session then exit the DAW - ASIO4ALL crashes which then causes the DAW to crash. In addition, upon re-opening the session, none of the previous changes are saved. Try to close the DAW and it crashes again until I remove the plugin.
Jonny Jan 15 2016
Jan 15 2016
First I thought the bright tones of this amp would be great for powerful lead tones but then I discovered its very heavy, very dirty sound with death metal rhythm guitars and it totally blew me away. THIS PLUGIN KICKS BUTT!!
Krimpatul Oct 01 2015
(4 / 5)
Oct 01 2015
Discovered it here and it rocks with the cabinet IR (impulse response).
Endless Jun 12 2015
Jun 12 2015
It't works as intended. Makes sounds more powerful and dirtier (if you need).
Patrick Meyer (Mnemosyne) Band From Braunschweig Mar 25 2015
Mar 25 2015
Total Crap! Not enough Bottom End and Presence!!!
Brandon May 14 2015
May 14 2015
Are you using a cabinet? If not thats probably why it sounds bad, the vst is only a amp head.
dude Feb 20 2015
(5 / 5)
Feb 20 2015
just awesome
Grinder Feb 19 2015
(5 / 5)
Feb 19 2015
I tend to use the Le456 often whenever I need a nice heavy sound with just the right amount of attack. It does the job, so I return to the Le456 again and again.
Anonymous Feb 15 2015
Feb 15 2015
Great plugin! :D
Tony Vieira Jan 11 2015
(5 / 5)
Jan 11 2015
Muito bom mesmo LePou tá de parabéns. Excelente plug-in.
Kirill Dec 26 2014
(4 / 5)
Dec 26 2014
Very nice! Usefull
Hariz Jun 24 2014
(4 / 5)
Jun 24 2014
Great job Lepou
Gladiator Mar 03 2014
(3 / 5)
Mar 03 2014
It works great.. thanks
Moonwrist Dec 14 2013
(5 / 5)
Dec 14 2013
One of my favorite amp sim. Probably because I can get fast and easily a good sound for rock or heavy and it isn't bad choice for other genres.
Anonymous Jan 31 2011
(5 / 5)
Jan 31 2011
does it justice