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INTRODUCTION TO SIMULANALOG GUITAR SUITE- What is SimulAnalog Guitar suite?It is a suite of vst plugin with amplifiers and analog processors for guitarists,actually containing the simulation (*) of:* Boss DS-1 (Distortion stompbox)* Boss SD-1 (Super Overdrive stompbox)* Tube Screamer (Overdrive stompbox)* Oberheim PS-1 (Phaser stompbox)* Univox Univibe (Modulations stompbox)* Fender Twin 1969 (Guitar amplifier)* Marshall JCM900 Dual Reverb (Guitar amplifier)- Why SimulAnalog Guitar Suite?This suite is not a commercial product. It is born inside an academic researchproject about the modelling of electric devices, and then applied to the musicalinstrument field as an evolution of the techniques currently available in somecommercial units. Its most important feature is the extremely high precision ofthe simulation, which is about indistinguishable from the original sound.Many commercial amp simulators claim state of the art modelling techniquesinsidethe product and say things like "every component in the audio path of theoriginalinstrument has been accurately modelled". But sentences like this are onlyadvertising and not what really happens in the product. In fact no technicalpapers, which describes the techniques used in the engine, are available by thedevelopers. Besides, many of the processors have to run all the simulationalgorithms on a low cost DSP to keep as low as possible the cost of thehardware.That's why the models they use should be as simple as possible, but... not soclose to the real gears they want to emulate.But of course in the advertisement they have to claim incredible thecnologicalprodigies to stay competitive with the other products.What about SimulAnalog Guitar Suite? It is a freeware and no profit set ofplugin.Born as a test bench for SimulAnalog research, we saw that without any effort itcould be distributed to musicians that may find it useful. That's why it isgivenas is, with no support and with a very rough user interface.But we can assure that "every component in the audio path of the originalinstrument has been modelled, except for the secondary effects of some activedevices" and that "the response of each original device have been compared withthe respective simulated response, obtaining less than -40dB of difference"without any particular commercial interest saying that.So, believing or not believing, you have only to try it and use if you like it.- How can I install the plugins?Simply drag all the DLL files into the VstPlugin folder of your host.

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