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Darmowe wtyczki gitarowe

Poza często kosztownymi wtyczkami gitarowymi istnieje wiele darmowych, na które zdecydowanie warto zwrócić uwagę.

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WZMACNIACZE

There are plenty free amp sims to choose from, they all sound different and have unique quality. Some are simple, other offer different channels and additional switches for more tonal versatility. Since cab simulation has become a more complex matter, most amp sims don't have this functionality and if they do it can be turned off so that you can experiment in this field.

Do you know the feeling when you become bored with your tone and have this huge urge to change something in your rig? Here's a long list of different guitar plugins that you can experiment with.

GUI versions are usually made with SynthEdit (www.synthedit.com), if you have some issues with them then try out original versions (links are located right to icons).

TSE Plugins X30 high-gain guitar amp
picLots of gain and clarity, additional contour switch and transformer simulation that adds soft compression. Based on a well known german gear (ENGL E530). No cabinet.
TSE Plugins X50 high-gain guitar amp
pic Only BETA version is available at the time. Simulation of a famous american hi-gain head. Bright & crunch switches, low end, presence & bias controls. Four different power tubes to choose, no cab.
Nick Crow 8505 Lead
picNick Crow hi-gain amps are popular, they work well witch boosters and external cabinet simulations.
Nick Crow 7170 Lead
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Nick Crow Wagner MKII Sharp GUI
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Nick Crow Wagner Sharp 0.6
picClassic Nick Crow amp. What's interesting about it beside quality control is the semi-parametric middle eq. Low and high cut help to eliminate mud and fuzziness.
Nick Crow Simple Guitar Combo GUI
picIt's in fact a simple, interesting combo with lots of gain and a cabinet which cannot be bypassed.
Ignite Amps NRR1
picNRR1 is digital model of an actual tube amp built by Ignite Amps. Oversampling control, no cab.

NDZEIT Dirthead

picENGL simulation, 3 channels, switchable cab, cool compressed and tight drive sounds with voicing control.

NDZEIT TubeBaby

picVersatile amp with four different cabs (bypass is possible also), three different preamps and more. Pleasant vibes.
BTE Audio Juicy77
picQuite versatile high-gain amp sim with resonance control and cabinet simulator that can be bypassed. It's not that hot, so if your audio interface has a fixed input you'll probably want to boost your signal before Juicy77.
BTE Audio Juicy77 GUI
picGUI version by Requietus.
Poulin LeXTAC
picInspired by Californian boutique amplifier. Great tonal versatility and quality.
Poulin Legion
picOriginal LePou hi-gain amp. Two channels, two modes per channel (rhytm & lead), two tonestacks. Tight and sharp sound. The goal was to design an amp that wouldn't need a booster before it. No cab.
Poulin Le456
picHi-gain sim based on german gear (ENGL Powerball). Two channels, lots of switches, good quality tones.
Poulin HyBrit
picBrit sounding hybrid from LePou plugins which comes in three versions: preamp, head, fullstack with two IR slots w/delay, hpf, lpf, balance controls.
Poulin LeCto
picMESA Dual Rectifier simulation with two channels and three modes per channel. Ovesampling control, no cab.
Poulin SoloC
picThree channel hi-gain guitar preamp. Clean, crunch, overdrive. Bright, quality and boost switches.No cab and power amp simulation.
Simulanalog Marshall JCM900 GUI
picThis one is a classic. It's a simulation of Marshall JCM900 with speaker cabinet that cannot be disengaged. Part of Simulanalog Guitar Suite. GUI by Requietus.

Original version - Simulanalog website.

Simulanalog Fender Twin GUI
picGUI by Requietus.

Part of Simulanalog Guitar Suite.

Original version without GUI - Simulanalog website.

Smart Electronix Saro GUI
picGUI by Requietus.

Original version without GUI - Smart Electronix website."

IK Multimedia Amplitube 3
picFree version of a great sounding guitar plug-in. There's little to choose from, but the quality is impressive. There's a possibilty to upgrade witch specific amps, effects, cabs and microphones via Custom Shop application.
Cortex Stack GUI
picGUI by Requietus.

Designed by Matthias Becker.

Original dlls without GUI can be found here.

Kuassa Amplification Lite
picSimple, quite versatile with cab simulation and impulse response loader.
Auraplug EddieVsHeaven
picHere starts a series of Auraplug's free distortion units with cabs. They look like stomboxes, but offer full functionality. They are very CPU friendly. EddieVsHeaven sounds gives a sound that is alike to famous guitarist Eddie Van Halen tone. Cab included (no bypass).
Auraplug California Sun
picSimple guitar combo, cab sim cannot be bypassed. Two channels, nice lows. CPU friendly. Cab included (no bypass).
Auraplug Whamdrive
picModern hi-gain preamp with cab simulation (no bypass) and Digitech Whammy simulation in one plugin. It sounds not too bad, whammy can be automated. Cab included (no bypass).
Auraplug RedSkull Distortion
picScooped mids, tight and pleasant high end, this is a must try it out for metalheads. Cab included (no bypass).
Auraplug FuzzStone
picVintage fuzz sound, classic. Cab included (no bypass).
Auraplug FuzzStone Germanium
picMore drive. Cab included (no bypass).
Heptode Heavy Tone
picFollowing plugins are virtual versions of real gear - Heptode Crunch and Heavy Tone analog preamps which reacreate the sounds of 80's tube preamps (based on Soldano SLO-100). Both plugins offer optional cab simulation.
Heptode Deep Crunch
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Aradaz Amp 2 Green
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Aradaz Amp 2 White
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Aradaz Crunch
picVery cool crunch tone - dynamic, bright and fresh. Optional cabinet simulation.
MOKAFIX NoAmp
picDigital model of famous SansAmp GT-2 guitar amp simulator. Oversampling up to 4x, cab cannot be disengaged. 27 combinations plus drive, level, high and low controls. CPU friendly.
Audiffex AmpLion
picDecent quality MESA Dual Rectifier simulation. Channels: red vintage, red normal, orange modern, orange clean, orange normal. Rectifier is switchable between tube and semiconductor. Dual cabinet with panning control and freely adjustable microphone positions, angles and distances. Noise gate, reverb and quality control.
Ronald Passion RevolutionZ
pic4 channels, IR loader, quality control, voicing, shaping, semi-parametric middle eq... Lots to mess around.
Ronald Passion ReChrome
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Ronald Passion ReGolD
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Studio Devil British Valve Custom

picVery simple british head simulation with exceptional tone and dynamics. Speaker cabinet cannot be disengaged.
AcmeBarGig Preampus Metal C-15
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AcmeBarGig Preampus Metal Razor
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AcmeBarGig Metal Series 60
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AcmeBarGig MeatHead
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AcmeBarGig DickHead
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AcmeBarGig TamlaHead
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AcmeBarGig PeckerHead
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AcmeBarGig KnuckleHead
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AcmeBarGig TaterHead
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AcmeBarGig GimmeHead
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AcmeBarGig Brain 2
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AcmeBarGig SHRED 1.0
picOriginal plugin with six different heads, numerous additional features including awesome ambience simulation.
Fretted Synth FreeAmp 3
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Effects

There's much more than just an amp that can be used to achieve an interesting guitar tone, however there aren't many free effect simulations other than distortions, overdrives and boosters that I've come across.

In reality most hi-gain tube amps have definite roundness in sounds that they produce, this is no different in digital world. Semiconductor overdrive/booster adds clarity and sharpness to tube tone. It's very popular within heavy players.

TSE Plugins TS808
pic pic Ibanez Tube Screamer is a well known hi-gain amp booster. It boosts middle frequencies, pushes the amp harder and gives some cutting edge. Not everyone like to have it for rhytms because it tends to make them sound razor sharp, however it helps your lead parts to cut beatifully through the mix.
Ignite Amps TS-999
pic TS-999 is based on famous 808 model but it has some additional features that make it more versatile.
BTE Audio TS' Secret
picProbably it's one of the first Tube Screamer simulations and it's pretty decent. Great addition to Juicy77.
BTE Audio TS' Secret GUI
picGUI by Requietus.

Original version without GUI - BTE Audio website.

Simulanalog TS808
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Part of Simulanalog Guitar Suite.

GUI by Requietus.

Original version without GUI - Simulanalog website.

Simulanalog DS-1 GUI
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Part of Simulanalog Guitar Suite.

GUI by Requietus.

Original version without GUI - Simulanalog website.

Simulanalog SD-1 GUI
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Part of Simulanalog Guitar Suite.

GUI by Requietus.

Original version without GUI - Simulanalog website.

Smart Electronix MXR-90 Phase GUI
picGUI by Requietus.

Original version without GUI - Smart Electronix website.

GreenPreXpression
picGate/wah designed by Wurr Audio Engineering.
MOKAFIX Metal Clone
picIt looks like a BOSS Metal Zone MT-2 clone with speaker simulation. Oversampling control up to 4x, cab cannot be disengaged. CPU friendly.
AudioDamage FuzzPlus 2
picPleasantly sounding subtle fuzz, no cab, only gain, tone & level pots.
Distorque PlusDistortion
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Simulanalog Univibe GUI
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Part of Simulanalog Guitar Suite.

Original version without GUI - Simulanalog website.
Simulanalog Oberheim GUI
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Part of Simulanalog Guitar Suite.

Original version without GUI - Simulanalog website.
Nick Crow Tube Driver GUI
picGUI by Requietus.

Nick Crow website

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Impulse Response Processors

Nowadays it's very popular to use guitar cabinet impulse responses to recreate guitar cabinet sounds. Impulse responses are WAV files that you load to an impulse response processor. There are lots of free impulses to choose, the topic is covered in another article.

Check out an article on free impulse responses

Poulin LeCab2
pic6 IR slots, HP & LP filters, phase, pan, delay and latency control down to 64 samples.
Plektron IRcab
picIt appears to be a zero latency plugin. It's simple and allows one IR.
Voxengo Boogex
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Boogex is an amp sim with an IR based cab sim which accepts external impulse files. To bypass the amp set all knobs to minimum except for volume.
Vladimir Titov Mercuriall 2
picNaturalnie i realistycznie brzmiąca symulacja kolumny głośnikowej. Pięć różnych pozycji mikrofonu.

Aradaz Our Cabinet Simulator
pic8 internal impulses, 2 cabinets, phase, delay control for both cabs, overall balance control.

There's no possibility to load external impulses, however this cab sim can do a lot.

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Tunery

Sometimes it's very convenient to tune your instrument within your DAW. Here are some VST tuners suited for the job.

GVST G-Tune
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Tune It!
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C-Tuner
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