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CLASSIC AUDIO HARDWARE


EMULATED BY NATIVE VST/RTAS
PLUGINS
Very welcome to our site. This must be what you are looking for. We made
a list of classic (vintage) outboard gear that are emulated (modeled) by
native VST or RTAS plugins. The list is also useful if you wish to know the
real names of specific models as developers sometimes use quite
vague names or pseudonyms.

As it is very unlikely that a vintage outboard effect is 100% modeled or


simulated by software plugins some indeed come pretty close to its audio
hardware template. On the other hand, others might reflect only a
concept, idea or are -esque to the original outboard. We believe that
some of these conceptual plugins are yet worth mentioning as they
still might be useful for analog sound modeling.

Though it seems to be fun to do research on this topic and to catalogue


software equivalents for analog audio-hardware, there are some
fundamental thoughts arising. For example, whether it is or will be ever
possible to fully model a 12AX tube or a hand-wound output transformer
(naming non-linearity, saturation and hysteresis). Other questions are:
will, for example, a software reproduction of a tube amp ever provide the
full-range harmonics and warmth its hardware-twin provides? And what
is the definition of warmth anyway? Is it really enough to add a little
saturation or harmonics to an existing sound to make it sound
"warmer" (or to boost 250Hz)? And is it appreciable that actually a large
quantity of modeled software is actually based on simply hearing the
original hardware piece while tuning the software until the desired sound
is achieved? Or by pumping signals into the gear-box and trying to make
a mathematical equation for what comes out? Please send us your
comments!

The sequence of the plugins in our archive is random and does not
reflect any official ranking (that in fact does not exist). We tried to
list them alphabetically in the first place but soon found out that some
highlights deserve a better position. Thus, the sequence is not fully
preference-free; however, we tried our best to include our own testing,
opinions from user reviews, forums, blogs and our own discussions with
developers.

We are constantly updating the list; however, to reach a 100% completion


we need your help. Please send us your comments and suggestions to
improve this important record. Though you can send us comments
directly, we hope receiving constructive critique. For example, please
avoid posting messages, that this or that plugin is bad or sounds
terrible. Tell us rather how you would describe the difference to its
original.

Lastly, note that we are not including any UAD or TDM plugins as we
wish to discuss native VSTs only (without the need of any additional DSP
power). Plus, our intention is to list software based on (more or less) pure
algorithms, excluding those based on impulse responses (e.g. Nebula or
Line 6 POD Farm) or sample-based plugins (e.g. Scarbee Mark I etc.).
Still, it is indeed difficult to evaluate which plugins are based on
painstainking analog modeling procedures and which ones are simply
"claimed" to be analog modeled while still be based on IRs.
THE LIST STARTS HERE. ENJOY

Compressors & Limiters

Teletronix LA-2A/3A: Waves CLA-2A/3A, IK Multimedia T-RackS CS


White 2A, URS Opto2a/3a (CCS Pro), Cakewalk CA-2A, Native Instruments
VC2A, Bomb Factory BF2A/3A, U-he Presswerk, PSP Audioware oldTimer,
PSP Audioware MixPressor2, McDSP 6030 Ultimate Compressor, McDSP
CompressorBank, Antress Modern The Lost Angel
Urei 1176LN: Softube FET Compressor, Waves CLA-76, Bomb Factory
BF76, IK Multimedia T-RackS CS Black 76, Native Instruments VC76, U-he
Presswerk, FXpansion "DCAM Dynamics" ChanComp, Slate Digital Virtual
Mix Rack, Lindell Audio 7X-500, McDSP 6030 Ultimate Compressor, McDSP
CompressorBank, URS Fet (CCS Pro), Yamaha Vintage Channel Strip
"Compressor 276", Stillwell Audio The Rocket, Antress Modern The
Seventh Sign
Fairchild 660/670: IK Multimedia T-RackS CS Vintage Compressor
Model 670, Slate Digital Virtual Buss Compressors FG-MU, Waves JJP
PuigChild 660/670, Overtone FC70, U-he Presswerk, Nomad Factory LM-
662, Nomad Factory FA770, Bomb Factory Fairchild 660/670, McDSP 6030
Ultimate Compressor, McDSP CompressorBank, URS Child (CCS Pro),
Antress Modern The Fire Chainer
Tube-Tech CL-1B: Softube Tube-Tech CL-1B, URS Tube T (CCS Pro)
DBX 160/165: Native Instruments VC160, Waves dbx-160, Sknote
C165a, Yamaha Vintage Channel Strip "Compressor 260", URS 1975, URS
VCA60 (CCS Pro), Slate Digital Virtual Mix Rack, Stillwell Audio Major Tom,
McDSP 6030 Ultimate Compressor, McDSP CompressorBank
SSL 4000 Bus Compressor: SSL Duende Native SSL Bus Compressor,
Waves SSL 4000 SSL G-Master Buss Compressor, Native Instruments
Solid Bus Comp, T-RackS CS Bus Compressor, FXpansion "DCAM
Dynamics" BusComp, URS 1980, Sonalksis SV-315, Cytomic The Glue
(SSL XLogic G-Series), Stillwell Audio Bombardier
SSL 4000 E/G Channel Compressor: Waves SSL 4000 SSL E/G
Channel, SSL Duende Native SSL Channel, T-RackS CS British/White
Channel, Eareckon ANALOG87 series, Native Instruments Solid Dynamics,
OverTone DSP DYN4000
Manley Vari Mu: Native Instruments Vari Comp, McDSP 6030 Ultimate
Compressor
Neve 2254: Waves V-Comp, Lindell Audio (Plugin Alliance) Lindell 254E,
URS 1970 Classic Console Compressor, Nomad Factory MCL-2269, McDSP
CompressorBank
Neve 33609: IK Multimedia T-RackS CS Precision Comp/Limiter, McDSP
6030 Ultimate Compressor
Neve 8014 console (-esque): Sonimus Britson, Slate Digital Virtual
Buss Compressors FG-8014 (see also Focusrite RED)
Neve VXS Console Comp: Brainworx bx_console
API 2500: Waves API 2500
API 525: LSR audio VLB525, URS CCS Pro 1967
Rupert Neve Design Portico 5043 Compressor: Steinberg Rupert
Neve Design Portico Compressor
Rupert Neve Design Portico 5015 Compressor (-esque): Slate Digital
Virtual Buss Compressors FG-4014
EMI TG12345 console limiter: AbbeyRoad Plugins TG12413 plugin
Abbey Road RS124 valve compressor: AbbeyRoad Plugins RS124
plugin
Elysia mpressor: Elysia mpressor plugin
Elysia alpha compressor: Elysia alpha compressor plugin
Vertigo Sound VSC-2: brainworx Vertigo VSC-2
Pye Compressor: Waves PIE Compressor (Eddie Kramer)
Valley People Dyna-mite: Valley People Dyna-mite by Softube
Focusrite ISA130: Focusrite Midnight Compressor
Focusrite Red: Focusrite Red Plug-In Suite, Slate Digital Virtual Buss
Compressors FG-8014 (see also Neve 8014 console)
Summit Audio TLA-100A: Softube Summit Audio TLA-100A
Eventide Omnipressor: Eventide Omnipressor native plugin
SPL Vitalizer MK2: SPL Vitalizer MK2
Shure M62 Level-Loc: Soundtoys Devil-Loc
Empirical Labs Distressor/Fatso: Sly-Fi-Digital (by UBK) Delfector,
Sknote Disto, PSP Audioware Vintage Warmer, URS Stress (CCS Pro),
Cocell Production's Pensadia SOR8 (based on Distressor ELX8), Antress
Modern Deathcore
SSL Listen Mic Compressor: SSL LMC-1
SSL G384: Antress Modern The Apophis
Gates SA-39 tube limiter/compressor: Sknote GTS-39, URS CCS Pro
(Tube SL)
U73b (old German broadcast compressor/limiter): Audified u73b
Compressor
ADR Compex F760X-RS: Boz Digital Labs +10db
Alesis 3630 Dual Channel Compressor/Limiter: discoDSP NighShine
Compressor
EQs

API 550A/b, 560: Waves API (550A/b), IK Multimedia EQ PA (55A), EQ


PB (550b) and EQ PG (560), Slate Digital VCC (API Channel Strip/"US A"
setting), PSP Audioware PreQursor, URS A10 (560), URS A Series EQ
(550b), URS A Mix EQ
Pultec EQP-1A: Waves JJP PuigTec EQP-1A, Softube Tube-Tech PE 1C, IK
Multimedia T-RackS CS Vintage Equalizer EQP-1A, OverTone DSP PTC-2A
Program EQ, PSP Audioware Noble Q, Ignite Amp PTEq-X, URS FullTec
(URS BLT), URS 1951 (CCS Pro), Nomad Factory Pulse-Tec EQP-
1A/Program Equalizer EQP-4, Nomad Factory BT Equalizer PEQ2B, G-
Sonique Pultronic EQ-110P, Bomb Factory EQP-1A, Sknote EQ1, Lindell
Audio PEX-500, Antress Modern Black Dragon
Pultec MEQ-5: Waves PuigTec MEQ-5, Softube Tube-Tech ME 1B, Nomad
Factory Pulse-Tec MEQ-5, Bomb Factory MEQ-5
Pultec EQH-2: OverTone PTH-2A
SSL EQs: SSL Duende Native SSL Channel (EQ & Dynamics from C200 HD
console), Waves SSL E/G Channel, Waves NLS consoles (SSL 4000G
console/"SPIKE" setting) Native Instruments Solid EQ, T-RackS CS
British/White Channel, Eareckon ANALOG87 series, Slate Digital Virtual
Mix Rack, URS S Series EQ, URS S Mix EQ , Slate Digital VCC (SSL G
channel/"Brit 4k" setting), McDSP Channel G
Neve EQ 1073/1084: Waves Scheps 73, Waves V-EQ3 (1073/1066), IK
Multimedia EQ 73, Sonimus Burnley 73, Kuassa EVE-AT4, Stillwell Audio
1973, Slate Digital Virtual Mix Rack, URS N Series (Neve 1084), URS N12
Series EQ (Neve 1073), URS N Mix EQ, Nomad Factory BT Equalizer BQ2S,
McDSP Filter Bank
Neve EQ 1081: Waves V-EQ4, IK Multimedia EQ 81, Kuassa EVE-AT1,
PSP Audioware ClassicQ/ClassicQex, URS 1972, URS N4 Series EQ, Nomad
Factory NEQ-1072
Neve 8048 console EQ: Slate Digital VCC (Neve 8048 Channel/ "Brit N"
settings)
Neve 5116 console EQ: Waves NLS consoles ("NEVO" setting)
Neve VXS Console EQ: Brainworx bx_console
Rupert Neve Design Portico 5033 EQ: Steinberg Rupert Neve Design
Portico EQ, DDMF 6144 EQ
Manley Massive Passive: Native Instruments Passive EQ
Manley Enhanced Pultec EQP-1A: Native Instruments Enhanced EQ
EMI TG12345 Mk 4 console EQ: Waves NLS consoles ("MIKE" setting)
EMI TG 12410 console EQ: AbbeyRoad Plugins TG12412
EMI TG 12410 console filters: AbbeyRoad Plugins TG12414
EMI TG 12345 channel strip: Waves/Abbey Road EMI TG12345
Abbey Road REDD (console): Waves Abbey Road REDD consoles plugin
Abbey Road RS56 passive EQ: Waves RS56
Abbey Road RS135/137: Abbey Road Plugins RS135/137 (Brilliance
Pack)
Trident A-Range EQ: Softube Trident A-Range EQ
Trident 80B: Slate Digital VCC (Trident 80B Channel/"" setting )
Helios Channel Strip (incl. preamp): Waves HLS Channel (Eddie Kramer)
Summit Audio EQF-100: Softube Summit Audio EQF-100
Sontec 432 Master EQ: IK Multimedia Master EQ 432
Avedis Audio Electronics E27 Equalizer: PSP Audioware E27
Millennia NSEQ-2: Brainworx (Plugin Alliance) Millennia NSEQ-2
Sony OXF-R3 Digital Mixing Console EQ: Sonnox Oxford EQ
SPL RackPack EQ Modules: SPL EQ Rangers Vol.1
SPL Passeq: SPL Passeq plugin
SPL Vitalizer MK2: SPL Vitalizer MK2
Focusrite ISA110: Focusrite Midnight EQ
Focusrite Red: Focusrite Red Plug-In Suite
Motown 7-band passive EQ: URS MotorCity EQ/Vintage Cinema EQ,
Nomad Factory Music-Tone EQ/Film-Tone EQ
Tonelux Tilt: Softube Tonelux Tilt
Calrec PQ1549 EQ: IK Multimedia T-RackS CS Classic Equalizer
BFE/Filtek EQ Mk5 & Neumann PEV 930: Softube Active/Passive (EQ)
Neumann PEV EQ: TriTone Digital ClassicTone-PEV
ALTEC 9063B Program Equalizer: Nomad Factory ALL-TECH 9063B
ALTEC 1567A: SoundToys Radiator
Mag Audio EQ4: PLUGIN ALLIANCE Maag EQ4, lkjb Luftikus
AMEK 501 console: Yamaha Vintage Channel Strip "EQ 601", PSP
Audioware ConsoleQ
MCI console: PSP Audioware McQ
OTHERS (analog modeling): PSP Audioware RetroQ (Avalon-esque),
Sonalksis SV-517

Saturation/Tube Drive/Distortion/Preamp

Ampex 350 tape drive preamp: Waves Kramer Master Tape, SoundToys
Decapitator "A-Setting"
Chandler/EMI TG Channel preamp: SoundToys Decapitator "E-Setting"
Dallas Rangemaster (Stompbox): Distorque Audio Rangebastard
Helios Channel Strip preamp: Waves HLS Channel (Eddie Kramer)
Ibanez TS808 (Stompbox): Mokafix Audio Cream Tube
Marshall Guv'nor (Stompbox): ACP SoftAmp SoftDrive GV
MRX Distortion+ (Stompbox): Distorque Audio Plusdistortion
Neve 1057 input channel: SoundToys Decapitator "N-Setting"
Neve 1073 preamp: Slate Digital FG-73
ProCo Rat (Stompbox): Mokafix Audio The Bat
RCA BC-6B Broadcast console tube: Slate Digital VCC ("RC-Tube"
setting)
SPL Vitalizer MK2: SPL Vitalizer MK2
Telefunken V76: Slate Digital FG-76
Thermionic Culture Vulture triode setting: SoundToys Decapitator "T-
Setting"
Vertigo Sound VSM-2 Mix Satellite: Brainworx (Plugin Alliance) VSM-3
OTHERS (analog modeling): PSP Audioware Vintage Warmer, SPL Twin
Tube, SPL Vitalizer MK2, Fabfilter Saturn, iZotope Trash 2, URS Phat C, U-
he Satin, Softube Focusing EQ, Sonnox Inflator, Antares Warm, 112dB
Redline Preamp, PSP Audioware MixSaturator2, Sonimus Satson, DUY DaD
Valve, Nomad Factory BT Analog Valve Driver ADR2S, Silverspike Ruby
Tube, Wave Arts Tube Saturator, D16 Group Redoptor (Tube Distortion),
Klanghelm SDRR

Analog Tape Simulation

Waves MPX Master, Waves J37 Tape Machine, Waves Kramer Master Tape,
Waves Reel ADT, Nomad Factory Magnetic, Slate Digital VTM, Digidesign
Reel Tape, Bootsy Ferric TDS, URS Saturator, Yamaha Vintage Open Deck,
Sknote Roundtone, Toneboosters TB ReelBus, DUY DaD Tape, VirSyn
VTape, URS 15ips/30ips (CCS Pro), Jeroen Breebaart Ferox, McDSP Analog
Channel, Voxengo Tape Bus (Voxengo Analogflux Suite)

Transient Shaper
SPL Transient Designer (Analog Code), SPL Attacker/Mo-Verb/De-Verb
(Analog Code), Sonnox TransMod, Native Instruments Transient Master,
Waves Trans-X Wide, Flux:: Bitter Sweet II

DeEsser

LSR Audio VLB902: DBX902


BSS DPR-402: Waves BSS DPR-402
SPL DE-ESSER: SPL Analog Code De-Esser Collection
Others: Waves DeEsser, Sonnox Oxford SuprEsser, Eiosis E2, iZotope
Ozone 5

Tape Delay/Space Echo

SoundToys Echo Boy, Nomad Factory ECHOES (Maestro Echoplex 1/3, Tel
Ray Echo, Electro Harmonix Deluxe Memory Man, Boss DM-2), T-RackS CS
Tape Echo, Fabfilter Timeless 2, GSi Tape Echo GS-201, Digidesign Echo
Farm, Audio Damage DubStation, Overloud SpringAge

Delay

Lexicon PCM 42: Lexicon PSP Audioware 42/84


Lexicon Prime Time Digital Delay: Soundtoys Dirty Little Delay
Moogerfooger Analog Delay MF-104Z: Bomb Factory Moogerfooger
Analog Delay
RatShack Electronic Reverb: AudioDamage Ratshack Reverb v2.0
(Note: Indeed, it's a delay!)

Reverb

Accutronics Type 4: GSi Type 4


EMT 140: Waves Abbey Road Reverb Plates
EMT 244/245: PSP Audioware 2445
EMT 250: SKnote Rev250, ERS EMpTy 250
Eventide Stompbox Blackhole: Eventide Blackhole plugin
Eventide SP2016 Reverb: Eventide 2016 Stereo Room, Princeton Digital
Reverb 2016 Stereo Room
Lexicon 224: Native Instruments Reverb Classics RC 24
Lexicon 480L: Native Instruments Reverb Classics RC 48, Relab LX480
Lexicon LXP Series: Lexicon LXP Native Reverb plugin bundle
Lexicon PCM 96: Lexicon PCM Native Reverb plugin bundle

Filter

Moogerfooger MF-101 Lowpass Filter: Bomb Factory Moogerfooger


Lowpass Filter
Moog Modular 914 Fixed Filter Bank Module: Audio Damage 914
Fixed Filter Bank
Mutronics Mutator: Softube Mutronics Mutator
Others: SoundToys FilterFreak
Others

Audio & Design Panscan (panner): SoundToys PanMan


Aphex Aural Exciter: Waves Aphex Vintage Aural Exciter
BBE 882i Sonic Maximizer: BBE D82 Sonic Maximizer Plugin
Boss HC-2 Hand Clpapper: Audio Thing Hand Clapper
Dolby Labs Cat. No. 43 Background Noise Suppressor: Waves W43
Noise Reduction Plugin
Electro Harmonix Deluxe Electric Mistress Flanger (Stomp Box): 16
Group Antresol
Electro-Harmonix Small Stone Phase-Shifter: ArtsAcoustic BigRock
Eventide H3000: Eventide H3000 Factory Ultra-Harmonizer native
plugin, Soundtoys Crystalizer
MuTron BiPhase: Audio Damage Phase Two, Yahama VCM Dual Phaser
MXR Phase 100 (Stompbox): Yahama VCM Max 100
MXR EVH Phase 90 (Stompbox): Antti @ Smartelectronix Phase 90
Roland SDD-320 Dimension D Chorus: Sknote DDD dimension chorus,
Wok VDimension, ERS Dimension D
SPL Vitalizer MK2: SPL Vitalizer MK2

Channels Strips/Consoles

Abbey Road REDDconsole: Waves Abbey Road REDD consoles plugin


API 1608/2488 console: URS CCS Pro 1967 (input stage)
API Channel Strip: Slate Digital VCC ("US A" setting)
EMI TG 12345 channel strip: Waves/Abbey Road EMI TG12345, Waves
NLS consoles ("MIKE" setting)
Helios Channel Strip: Waves HLS Channel (Eddie Kramer)
Neve 5116 console: Waves NLS consoles ("NEVO" setting)
Neve 8016 console: URS CCS Pro 1970 (Input Stage 1970)
Neve 8014 console: Sonimus Britson
Neve 8048 console: Slate Digital VCC (Neve 8048 Channel/ "Brit N"
setting)
Neve 8068/8078 console: URS CCS Pro 1970 (Input Stage 1972)
Neve VXS Console: Brainworx bx_console
RCA BC-6B Broadcast Console: Slate Digital VCC ("RC-Tube" setting)
SSL 4000 E/G channel : Waves SSL 4000 SSL E/G channel, Waves NLS
consoles (SSL 4000G console/"SPIKE" setting), T-RackS CS British/White
Channel, Slate Digital VCC (SSL G channel/"Brit 4k" setting), McDSP
Channel G, Eareckon ANALOG87 series, URS CCS Pro 1980 (input stage)
SSL C200 HD console channel: SSL Duende Native SSL Channel
Trident 80B: Slate Digital VCC (Trident 80B Channel/"" setting )

Synth, Keys, Organ, Sampler etc.

Access Virus (-esque): Lennard Digital Sylenth 1, rgc:audio z3ta+


(Cakewalk Rapture), reFX Vanguard, Synapse Audio DUNE, Rob Papen
Predator, Urs Heckmann Zebra 2.5, Tone2 ElectraX
ARP 2600: Arturia ARP2600 V, Way out Ware TimewARP2600
ARP Odyssey: GForce Oddity
ARP Solina String Ensemble: Arturia Solina V, Elektrostudio eSline
String
ARP Axxe: Way Out Ware Kik Axxe
Casio CZ synths: Plugin Boutique Virtual CZ
Clavia Nord Lead 2: DiscoDSP Discovery
Doepfer MS-404: Eisenberg Audio VIER
EDP Wasp: DASHSignature daHornet
Elka Synthex: XILS-lab The Synthix
EMS 5000 Vocoder: XILS-LAB XILS 5000
EMS Synthi AKS: EMS Synthi A vs, EFM Synthia 2, NinceCows Cynthia
EMS VCS3: XILS-lab Xils 3
EMS VCS4: XILS-lab Xils 4
EMS Vocoder 5000: Eiosis ELS Vocoder
Ensoniq Mirage: 112dB Morgana
Ensoniq SQ-80: Siegfried Kullmann SQ8
EMU II Sampler: Togu Audio Line TAL-Sampler
Farfisa Mini Deluxe Compact: Martinic Combo Model F
Fender Rhodes (E-Piano): AAS Lounge Lizard EP4, EZ Keys Classic
Electrics, XLN Addictive Keys Mark ONE, Emagic EVP73, GSi MrRay73 Mark
II
Hammond B3/B4 Organ: Native Instruments B4II, GSi VB3
Hammond Spinet Organ L-122: AM Music Technology VL-122
Hartmann Neuron: Hartman Neuron VS
KORG M1: KORG Legacy Collection - Digital Edition, Sonic Cat Luxonix
Ravity
KORG Wavestation: KORG Legacy Collection - Digital Edition, Wusik
Wusik Station V7, Green Oak Crystal
KORG MS-20: KORG Legacy Collection Analog Edition
KORG MS2000: Superwave Tarkus
Korg Poly-800: Synapse Audio Poly-850
KORG Polysix: KORG Legacy Collection Analog Edition
KORG Mono/Poly: KORG Legacy Collection Analog Edition
Moog Little Phatty: Xhun Audio LittleOne
Moog Memorymoog: Memorymoon Memorymoon
Moog Minimoog: Arturia Minimoog V, NI MONARK, GForce Minimonsta:
Melohman
Moog Modular: Arturia Moog Modular V
Moog Taurus: Antti @ Smartelectronix Taurus
Novation Bass Station: Novation Bass Station
Novation K-Station: Novation V-Station
Oberheim Matrix 12: Arturia Matrix 12V
Oberheim OB-X: SonicProjects OP-X Pro, Alyjameslab OB-Xtreme, OBXD
Synthesizer (free)
Oberheim SEM V: Arturia Oberheim SEM V, WOK Uncle SAM
OSC OSCar: GForce impOSCar
Polivoks (80's Soviet Synth): Image Line Sawer
Sequencial Circuits Prophet 5: Native Instruments Pro-53, Arturia
Prophet V, Memorymoon Messiah
String Machine: Loomer StringVST, Gforce Virtual String Machine,
FXpansion Amber, Nomad Factory ASS Analog String Station
Syntauri Corporation Alpha Syntauri: Audio Damage Phosphor
Roland Alpha Juno 1/2: reFX Juno X2, EFM Alpha 2, Dash Signature
daAlfa2k, AudioRealism Predominator, Phuturetone Phutura, u-he Diva
Roland JP-8000: Superwave P8, Adam Szabo JP6K
Roland JP-8080: disco DSP Corona
Roland Juno 6/60: Togu Audio Line TAL-U-No-LX, u-he TyrellN6
Roland Jupiter 8: Arturia Jupiter 8
Roland SH-101: Sonic Timeworks SH-1001, D16 Group LuSH-101, Togu
Audio Line TAL-Bassline-101
Roland TB-303: Propellerhead ReBirth RB-338, AudioRealism Bass Line,
D16 Group Phoscyon, MUON Tau Mk II
Roland TR-606: D16 Group Nithonat
Roland TR-808: D16 Group Nepheton, Propellerhead ReBirth RB-338,
AudioRealism Drum Machine
Roland TR-909: D16 Group Drumazon, Propellerhead ReBirth RB-338
Roland VP-330 Vocoder Plus: XILS-lab XILS V+
Ruben & Serge Fernandez (RFS) Polykobol: XILS-lab PolyKB
Waldorf Blofeld: Waldorf Largo
Waldorf PPG Wave 2.2/2.3/2.V: Waldorf PPG Wave 3.V
Wurlitzer E-Piano: Arturia Wurlitzer 200A, Applied Acoustics System
Lounge Lizard, Mr Ray 22
Vox Continental Combo Organ: Martinic Combo Model V
Vox Continental 300: Arturia Vox Continental V
Yamaha CS-80: Arturia CS-80V, Memorymoon ME80
Yamaha DX-7: Native Instruments FM8
Yamaha TX-81Z: Big Tick Rhino
Convolution/Impulse Response (Player/Hosts)

Audio Ease Altiverb, Waves IR1, Steinberg reverence (within Cubase),


Liquid Sonics Reverberate, Cakewalk Perfect Space (aka Voxengo Pristine
Space), Knufinke Sir2, Virsyn Reflect, Native Instruments Reflektor (runs
in free Guitar Rig 5 Player)

Special List: All comps and EQs ordered by 10


selected companies
API: Waves API (550A/B, 560, 2500), IK Multimedia EQ PA (55A), EQ PB
(550b) and EQ PG (560), Slate Digital VCC (API Channel Strip/"US A"
setting), LSR audio VLB525 (525), URS A10 (560B), URS A Series EQ
(550B), URS A Mix EQ, URS CCS Pro 1967 (525, 550A/B; Input Stages:
1967 = 1608/2488 and IronA = API Transformer), PSP Audioware
PreQursor (API-esque)
Neve: Waves NLS (5116 console), Waves V-Comp (2254), Waves V-
EQ3/EQ4 (1073/1081), Waves Scheps 73 (1073), IK Multimedia EQ 73, IK
Multimedia EQ 81, Sonimus Burnley 73, Stillwell Audio 1973, Kuassa EVE-
AT1/4 (1081/1084), Lindell Audio (Plugin Alliance) Lindell 254E (2254
comp), McDSP 6030 Ultimate Compressor (33609 comp), Brainworx
bx_console (Neve VXS console), URS 1970/1972 (2254/1081), Slate
Digital Virtual Mix Rack (1073), IK Multimedia T-RackS CS Precision
Comp/Limiter (33609), URS N/N4/N12 Series (1084/1081/1073),
Sonimus Britson (Neve 8014 console), URS CCS Pro 1970
(2254/2264,1073; Input Stages: 1970 = 8016 console; 1972 =
8068/8078 console; IronB = 1272/33609 Transformer), PSP Audioware
ClassicQ/ClassicQex (Neve-esque), SoundToys Decapitator "N-Setting"
(1057 preamp), Waves NLS ("NEVO" setting = Neve 5116 console)
SSL: Waves NLS (SSL 4000G console), SSL Duende Native (SSL Bus
Compressor/SSL C200 HD Console Channel), Waves SSL 4000 (SSL G-
Master Buss Compressor/SSL E/G Channel), Native Instruments Solid Mix
Series, Native Instruments Solid Dynamics, T-RackS CS British/White
Channel, Slate Digital Virtual Mix Rack (SSL 4000 EQ), OverTone DSP
DYN4000, Eareckon ANALOG87 series, McDSP Channel G, URS 1980, URS
S Series, URS CCS Pro 1980 (SSL 4000 comp/EQ; Input Stage: 1980 =
SSL 4000 E/G console)
Fairchild: IK Multimedia T-RackS CS Fairchild 670, Waves JJP PuigChild
660/670, OverTone FC70, Slate Digital Virtual Buss Compressors FG-MU,
U-he Presswerk, Nomad Factory LM-662, Nomad Factory FA770, Bomb
Factory Fairchild 660/670, McDSP 6030 Ultimate Compressor, McDSP
CompressorBank, Antress Modern The Fire Chainer, URS CCS Pro Preset:
Tube Child 1-4
Pultec: IK Multimedia T-RackS CS Pultec, Waves JJP PuigTec EQP-1A, IK
Multimedia T-RackS CS Vintage Equalizer EQP-1A, Softube Tube-Tech PE
1C/CL-1B, OverTone DSP PTC-2A/PTH-2A, PSP Audioware Noble Q, Ignite
Amp PTEq-X, Nomad Factory Pulse-Tec EQP-1A/Program Equalizer EQP-4,
Nomad Factory BT Equalizer PEQ2B, G-Sonique Pultronic EQ-110P, Bomb
Factory EQP-1A, Sknote EQ1, Lindell Audio PEX-500, Antress Modern Black
Dragon, Waves PuigTec MEQ-5, Softube Tube-Tech ME 1B (MEQ-5 clone),
Nomad Factory Pulse-Tec MEQ-5, Bomb Factory MEQ-5, OverTone PTH-2A
(EQH-2 clone), URS FullTec, URS CCS Pro 1951 (also preset Tube T, and
input stage IronD)
Teletronix: IK Multimedia T-RackS CS White 2A, Native Instruments
VC2A, Waves CLA-2A/3A, Cakewalk CA-2A, Native Instruments VC2A,
Bomb Factory BF2A/3A, U-he Presswerk, PSP Audioware oldTimer, PSP
Audioware MixPressor2, McDSP 6030 Ultimate Compressor, McDSP
CompressorBank, Antress Modern The Lost Angel, URS CCS Pro Opto2a/b
(LA-2A/LA-3A)
Universal Audio: IK Multimedia T-RackS CS Black 76, Native
Instruments VC76, Waves CLA-76, Slate Digital Virtual Mix Rack
(1176ish), Softube FET Compressor (1176ish), U-he Presswerk, FXpansion
"DCAM Dynamics" ChanComp, Slate Digital Virtual Mix Rack, Lindell Audio
7X-500, McDSP 6030 Ultimate Compressor, McDSP CompressorBank,
Yamaha Vintage Channel Strip "Compressor 276", Stillwell Audio The
Rocket, Antress Modern The Seventh Sign, URS CCS Pro Fet (1176)
EMI TG/Chandler Limited: Waves NLS ("MIKE" Setting = EMI TG12345
console), Waves/Abbey Road EMI TG12345 (channel strip), AbbeyRoad
Plugins TG12412 (EMI TG 12410 console EQ), AbbeyRoad Plugins
TG12413 (EMI TG 12345 console limiter), AbbeyRoad Plugins TG12414
(TG 12410 console filters and TG 12345 console presence section),
SoundToys Decapitator "E-Setting" (Chandler TG preamp)
Manley: Native Instruments Vari Comp/Passive EQ/Enhanced EQ, McDSP
6030 Ultimate Compressor, URS CCS Pro Preset VNew
Abbey Road: Waves Abbey Road REDD, Waves Abbey Road RS56 Passive
EQ, Abbey Road Plugins RS124 (valve comp), Abbey Road Plugins
RS135/137 (EQs), Abbey Road Reel ADT
Native Instruments Guitar Rig 4 pseudonyms,
fake or vague names are listed in alphabetically
order. The real names are displayed in bold
letters.
AMPLIFIERS

W AC Box = Vox AC30


W Bass VT = Ampeg VT-40
W Citrus = Orange Overdrive OD120
W Gratifier = Mesa/Boogie Dual Rectifier
W High White = Hiwatt DR-103
W Jazz Amp = Roland Jazz Chorus-120
W Lead 800 = Marshall JCM800 Lead
W Plex = Marshall 1959 SLP
W Twang Reverb = Fender Twin Reverb
W Tweed Delight = Fender Tweed Deluxe
W Tweedman = Fender Bassman
W Ultrasonic = Bogner berschall
MICROPHONES

Condenser 87 = Neumann U87


Dynamic 421 = Sennheiser MD421
Dynamic 421II = Sennheiser MD421 II
Dynamic 57 = Shure SM57
Dynamic 606 = Sennheiser e606
Dynamic 809 = Sennheiser e809
Tube Condens. = Neumann CMV3
DISTORTION

Big Fuzz = Electro-Harmonix Big Muff Pi


Cat = Pro Co RAT
Demon Distortion = MXR Dime Distortion DD11
Distortion Boss = Distortion DS-1
MeZone = Boss Metal Zone MT-2
Skreamer = Ibanez TS808 Tubescreamer
TransAmp = Tech 21 SansAmp Tri-A.C.
MODULATION

Chorus + Flanger = TC Electronic Stereo Chorus + Flanger


Electric Lady = Electro-Harmonix Electric Mistress
Ensemble = Boss CE-1 Chorus Ensemble
Oktaver = Boss OC-2 Octave
Phaser Nine = MXR Phase 90
Ring Modulator = Moog moogerfooger MF-102
Stoned Phaser = Electro-Harmonix Small Stone
WAH-WAH

Autofilter = Boss Dynamic Wah AW-3


Cry Wah = Dunlop Cry Baby
Real Wah = Real McCoy Custom RMC-1
DELAY

Delay Man = Electro-Harmonix Memory Man


Tape Echo = Roland RE-201 Space Echo
Waves GTR 3 pseudonyms, fake or vague names
are listed in alphabetically order. The real
names are displayed in bold letters.
AMPLIFIERS

W Clean = 1959 tweed Fender Bassman


W Cream = 1966 Ampeg Gemini II
W Crunch = custom Garcia from Paul Reed Smiths personal collection
W Crush = modified Marshall MK2 50W stack head
W Drive = 1964 blackface Fender Super Reverb
W Edgy = 1980 Vox AC-30 TB-2
W Hot = Koch Combo
W Inferno = virtual model with super-high distortion and extremely fast
cleanup
W Modern = Mesa Dual Rectifier Solo head
W Monster = Marshall 100W head
W Overdrive = 1980 Marshall JMP
W Punchy = 100W Marshall head
W Scorch = boutique amp from Paul Reed Smith's private collection
W Scream = custom amp from Paul Reed Smith's private collection
W Shredder = Marshall JMP1 preamp
W Supernatural = boutique amp from Paul Reed Smith's private
collection
W Sweet = 1968 Gibson Skylark
W Warm = boutique amp from Paul Reed Smith's private collection
Bass amps

Activator = Sadowsky preamp


Directube = Countryman DI into a V72 preamp
Mo'Town = fliptop Ampeg B15-N tube amplifier
OverBass = Mesa/Boogie 400+
SolidState = Hartke 3500
SuperTube = Ampeg SVT
Thunder = David Eden World Tour 800
Neil Citron Amps

Legatron Clean = customized Carvin Legacy


Legatron Crunch = customized Carvin Legacy
Plexitron Crunch = modified 60s 100W Marshall Plexi
Plexitron Lite = modified 60s 100W Marshall Plexi
Thermitron Clean = Ibanez TN120 Thermion
Thermitron Crunch = Ibanez TN120 Thermion
CABINETS

12 OpenBack = Mesa/Boogie Mark IV with an Electro-Voice


speaker
15 ClosedBack = 1960s Fender Showman cabinet
2 x 12 ClosedBack = Marshall 1936 cabinet with Celestion G12
Greenbacks
2 x 12 OpenBack = Vox AC-30 Celestion Alnico Blue
4 x 10 OpenBack = Fender Super Reverb Blackface 1968 with CTS
alnico magnet speakers
4 x 12 Britt = Orange PPC412 with Celestion Vintage30s
4 x 12 Inferno = virtual cabinet
4 x 12 Standard = Marshall 1960a
4 x 12 Vintage = Marshall 1960ax with Celestion G12 Greenbacks
Acme 12 Custom = custom cabinet by Ted Jensen of Sterling Sound
Acme 12 OpenBack = mid 60s Ampeg Gemini cabinet
Acme 2 x 10 Cabinet = 1962 Vox cabinet
Acme 2 x 10 OpenBack = 1965 Fender Vibrolux Reverb Blackface
cabinet
Acme 4 x 12 Cab = 1970s Hiwatt cabinet
Acme 8 OpenBack = 1968 Gibson Skylark
Acme Case Speaker = late 60s Silvertone case with built-in speaker
Bass cabinets

Bass 15 = late 60s Fender Bassman


Bass 15 Fliptop = Ampeg B15N
Bass 6 x 10 = Ampeg SVT610HL
Bass 8 x 10 Pro = Ampeg SVT810AV
Bass E15 15 + (4 x 10) = David Eden cabinets
Bass M1516 10 + 15 + (2 x 6) = Mesa/Boogie 1516
MICROPHONES

Cond VM1 = Brauner VM1 (condenser)


Dyn 409 = Sennheiser Echolette 409 (dynamic)
Dyn 421 = Sennheiser MD-421 II (dynamic)
Dyn 57 = Shure SM57 (dynamic)
Dyn RE20 = Electro-Voice RE20 (dynamic)
Ribb 44 = RCA 44 (ribbon)
Ribb 84 = AEA R84 (ribbon)
Bass Mics

Coil 88 = Beyer M88 (dynamic moving coil)


Cond 87 = Neumann U87 (condenser)
Cond GR = Manley Gold Reference (condenser)
Dyn = RE20 Electro Voice RE20 (dynamic)
Dyn 57 = Shure SM57 (dynamic)
Ribb 122 = Royer 122 (ribbon)