Software guitar amp/effect modelling is a serious business, with each manufacturer trying to outdo the rest when it comes to tone, features and feel. For players, this is great news: it means that you have a wide range of high quality VST, AU and RTAS plug-ins to choose from.
But which, ultimately, should you choose? It’s worth noting that many of the big DAWs now come with high-quality amp and effect sims, but if you do decide that you need to look beyond what you’re already got, you might require some guidance.
Enter MusicRadar’s latest poll: we asked you to nominate your favourite guitar amp/effect modelling plug-ins, and based on your nominations we drew up a shortlist. From this, we asked you to vote for a winner.
Now, with the results in, we can tell you what that winner is… and its identity might come as something of a surprise. We’re not just here to talk about one product though: read on for a rundown of the 11 best guitar amp/effect modelling plug-ins in the world today.