Without a doubt Waves makes some of the best sounding plug-ins. For winter NAMM 2009 Waves has announced they are offering their amp, cab and mic simulator GTR Solo for free, for one year. Besides being a top plug-in developer Waves also grabbed proper licenses to create these emulations so if you’re in the know about all things guitar you will appreciate the labeling and presets in GTR from Fender, Marshall, Gibson, Hartke, Vox and more.
“Waves Audio announces that its GTR Solo software is now available as a free downloadable one-year license. Featuring 10 precision-modeled amps, 13 stomp effects and 10 cabinets, GTR Solo delivers the GTR family’s studio-quality sounds in an intuitive, attractive software package. Consisting of both standalone application and DAW plug-in components, GTR Solo requires no additional hardware. Guitarists and bassists can simply plug their instruments into their computer, dial up one of GTR Solo’s hundreds of included presets and experience the unmistakable sound and excitement of real amps and effects.
GTR Solo features amp models from Fender®, Marshall®, VOX® and more, created using revolutionary sampling techniques that go way beyond standard modeling. These virtual amps do not merely approximate the sounds of the original gear; they recreate every last nuance. Ten amps are included in total: Clean, Sweet, Edgy, Drive, Overdrive, Crunch, Shredder and SolidState Bass Amp, as well as PRS Scorch and PRS Crush, which were created in association with world famous guitar manufacturer Paul Reed Smith. GTR Solo’s 13 stomp effects let users created a massive variety of sonic textures: OverDrive, Distortion, Phaser, Flanger, Chorus, Delay, Wah Wah, Spring, Pitcher, Vibrolo, GateComp, EQ and Volume. Finally, the package includes 10 cabinet models that render the aural sensation of real speakers moving air: 12″ Open Back, 2×12″ Closed Back, 2×12″ Open Back, 4×10″ Open Back, 4×12″ Standard, 4×12″ Vintage, Acme12″ Custom, Bass 8×10″ Pro, Acme 4×12” Vintage Gibson® Skylark and Acme 8” Open Back Hiwatt.” – wavesgtr.com
Keep in mind that even though this is a guitar sim plug-in it will do a great job on vocals, drums and anything else you throw at it. To grab GTR Solo: click here