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Guitar Amp Classics

Guitar Amp Classics make extensive use of advanced Yamaha modeling technology. Four amp types with completely different sonic characteristics are provided, CLEAN, CRUNCH, DRIVE and LEAD. Best of all, the version 2 update includes both a DSP-powered version* and a VST 3 version of Guitar Amp Classics. That's a big plus for any guitarist, as the whole recording process becomes more convenient and more flexible. Just record the dry signal while listening to your favorite amp sound without any latency using the DSP version. Once you're done, you can re-amp the recorded track with the VST 3 version, the Amp Simulator plug-in included with Cubase AI or any other modeling plug-in you like.



This amp type is optimized for clean tones, effectively simulating the tight brilliance of transistor amplifiers. The tonal character of this amp model provides an ideal sonic foundation for recording with multi-effects. It also features built-in chorus and vibrato effects.





This is the amp type to use when you want lightly overdriven crunch tones. The CRUNCH model simulates the type of vintage tube amplifiers that are favored for blues, rock, soul, R&B, and similar styles.





The LEAD amp type simulates a high-gain tube amp that is rich in overtones. It is ideally suited to playing lead guitar lines that will fit in well in an ensemble, but it can also be set up for crisp accompaniment tones as well.



The DRIVE amp type provides a selection of distortion sounds that simulate the tonal character of high-gain tube amplifiers. From mildly overdriven crunch to heavy distortion suitable for hard rock, heavy metal, or hardcore styles, this model offers a wide range of sonic capabilities.

Six amplifier types are provided. Types 1 and 2 feature relatively mild distortion that allows picking nuances to come through naturally. Types 3 and 4 have more pronounced overtones, resulting in a fat, soft tone. Types 5 and 6 deliver wild, aggressive distortion with a tight attack. The even-numbered amp types have greater presence and range than the odd-numbered types.

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