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Ten of the best guitar amp simulation plug-ins

Thanks for mentioning our plug-in. There have actually been a few reviews of Blue Cat's Destructor already, for example: Blue Cat Audio Destructor review | MusicRadar Blue Cat's Destructor Review Review - Blue Cat Audio Destructor Distortion and Amp Modeling Tool — Studio One Expert Review – Destructor by Blue Cat Audio Review - Destructor By Blue Cat...

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Overloud TH3 AMP Sim

TH3 is really cool and I loved it when I demoed but then I tried Blue Cat Destructor and I loved it more than any traditional amp sim. It is an amazing plug in. They just released Axiom which adds effects and more traditional guitar effects and allows use of Destructor too but I...

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Product Description

Blue Cat's Destructor is a powerful distortion and amp sim modeling tool capable of simulating any kind of distortion: from harsh digital destruction to smooth compression or guitar amp simulation (works for clean tones too!), and most importantly, yours! It is delivered with hundreds of presets and predefined models, either inspired by existing gear (guitar & bass amps or cabinets, compressors, pedals, tape machines...) or created by our destructive minds. But the plug-in is not limited to these predefined models: all parameters of existing presets are fully editable, which gives you access to an unlimited number of distortion simulations - no need to purchase extra presets or amp models to build your custom tone. Based on a perceptual model rather than on electronic designs or impulse responses, the signal chain is reduced to its bare minimum, simplifying the process of tweaking the tone and making it fit into the mix. Thanks to its exclusive adaptive shaper, it is reactive to the playing of instrumentists, providing a very natural feeling, similar to analog gear. To make the look and feel of the plug-in fit with your favorites tones, it is bundled with more than 1600 visual styles that can be selected separately for each module. It is also possible to import reference curves measured with Blue Cat's FreqAnalyst Multi to quickly match existing tones. The plug-in can be loaded into Blue Cat's PatchWork to be used as a standalone application, where it can be combined with other effects to build your tone. For frequency-selective or multiband distortion, the plug-in can be used in combination with Blue Cat's MB-7 Mixer.