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Thread: Product request: Stand-alone Cabinet Sims

  1. #1
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    Product request: Stand-alone Cabinet Sims

    Hi all,

    I'm surprised not to find any cabinet-simulation UAD plug-ins. There are a lot of guitar/bass amp sims and plenty of room sims, but no cab sims.

    The ideal cab sim for me would be a selection of cabinets sizes; selection of drivers (1, 2, 4, 8 ... ); open or closed back; ports; mic sims; mic placement selection (distance from cab/cone, on/off axis); perhaps even dial-in thump and/or comb-filter controls, etc. (or just comb-filter effect when close-placing a single mic on a single-driver of a multi-driver cabinet).

    Many of those things are available already on the guitar / bass / room amp sims, but you there is no "defeat the amp part and just give me the cabinet/mic parts".

    Target audience: those of us with existing amps that run them through power-soaks and the like to get driven tones into our interfaces with no actual face-melting room noise.

    Am I missing it? Or is there a non-UAD solution out there to use in the Console?

    Thanks, Chris

    PS: I do love the amp sims. I have the '55 Tweed Deluxe and the Plexi Super-lead and am about get an Ampeg bass amp sim. But I also love my real amps.

  2. #2
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    There is a thread for plugin request. I've already made a request for an IR reader. We can even imagine a cabinet simulation in the kind of the Sound Machine Wood Works:
    One could choose the cabinet, the speakers, the placement and configure it.

    A great cab simulator is the C.A.B. from Two Notes. This is also a good starting point to imagine an UAD IR plugin: IR reader + power amp + EQ

    Anyway, you can use the new Fuchs simulation: you can bypass the preamp, the power amp and the cab separately. It's a quite good workaround as the cabinet part is really good.

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    Yes, several allow just the cab or amp sections to be used, including Softube.
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    Thanks, I didn't see that plug-in thread, I'll look for it.

    I hadn't planned on getting the Fuchs any time soon, but if they have a selection of cabs with pre/amp bypass, I'll have to take another look. The demo sure made it look good. At least I can demo it for a couple weeks next time a coupon comes along.

    Thanks, I'll check out the Softtubes that I have, though I haven't been too happy with the amps there. After your comment re: "several", I went back to check the Plexi (since it's a head sim), but they only modeled the one cab with several mics in front of it, and I'm not sure that cab is still active when the amps turned off.


  5. #5
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    The Brainworx sims (like the Fuchs) have multiple cab sims but there is no solution for the UAD Console that allows you to load your own IRs which is what I would like to do.

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