S-Gear is a collection of guitar amps, speaker cabinets and effects implemented in software for use with your computer, Windows PC or MAC. The software comes as a Standalone Application and as plug-ins for use with the most popular DAW (digital audio workstation) recording software.

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The sound of a boutique tube amp, turned up loud!

The really special thing about S-Gear is the amazing high quality of guitar amp tones achieved simply by plugging your guitar into a computer via an audio interface. S-Gear gives you a professional guitar sound without the expense and hassle. We are talking about the sound of a high quality tube amp, turned up loud, and mic'd up professionally in a suitable acoustic space. S-Gear's four boutique designed amps, coupled with accurate convolution based speaker cabinet emulation, provide a massive range of guitar tones.

Flexible Drag & Drop Effects Rack.

S-Gear features a flexible effects rack and four different rack processing units. Drag & drop rack units to change the processing order in your rack.

Detailed modelling of analogue electronics is the key ingredient in the DelayThing and ModThing processors, providing versatile analogue style delay and modulation effects. RoomThing is a studio quality reverb processor adding depth and space to your guitar sounds.

Boutique design expertise.

If you've never tried S-Gear you are missing out on a great experience. All the amps and effects are carefully designed by Mike Scuffham (former product designer for Marshall Amplification, and veteran of hardware electronic product design). You may come across products boasting high numbers of amps and effects, but the Scuffham approach is to give you only the best. We want you to achieve the best possible sounds with the minimum of hassle. Read more about our approach to modelling classic guitar amp electronic circuits.

 

15 day fully featured trial.

Head over to the download page and install the software. You get 15 days to demo the full product, after which we are sure you will agree that S-Gear is a must-have tool for any discerning guitarist.

For playing, practicing and recording guitar at home, enjoy pro-quality guitar sounds with headphones or studio monitors, any time of the day or night. For quality, versatility and convenience, this beats any traditional guitar amp. For some, it might provide the first experience of playing through a top quality tube amp at high volume. And without waking up the children!

For the professional working studio or music producer, S-Gear can give your projects a top class guitar sound, streamline your work and give you more time to focus on producing great music.

For the writing and performing artist, S-Gear gives you the convenience of working on your music when and where you need to. With inspiring guitar sounds instantly available, you can concentrate more effort on your guitar playing and your music.

 

Specifications

Plug-in formats (MAC):
- AudioUnit, VST3, AAX (32 and 64bit)

Plug-in formats (PC):
- VST2.4, AAX (32 and 64bit)

Supported sample rates:
- 44.1KHz, 48KHz, 88.2KHz, 96KHz

Audio format:
- Mono in - Mono out
- Mono in - Stereo out
- Stereo in - Stereo out
(with mono processing through guitar amp)

Licensing:

- Two simultaneous activations are allowed with each standard S-Gear license.

- Software based licensing system (no usb dongle required).

- Simple online activation.

- Offline activation supported for machines not connected to the internet.

- Ability to move licenses between machines.

Requirements

Supported Operating Systems (Standalone App):
- Windows 7, Windows 8 (32 and 64bit)
- MAC OS X 10.6, 10.7, 10.8, 10.9

Minimum Hardware:
- Intel Pentium 4 class processor 2.0GHz, 2GB RAM, 500MB Free disk space.

Standalone Application Audio interface:
- A full duplex audio interface driver is required.
- ASIO compatible driver required on Windows.
- CoreAudio compatible driver required on MAC OS-X

Host software for S-Gear plug-in:
- AU Plugin requires an AU compatible host running on a supported MAC OS X platform.

- VST3 plugin requires a VST3 compatible host running on a supported MAC OS X platform.

- VST plugin requires a VST compatible host running on a supported Windows platform.

- AAX 32bit plugin requires ProTools 10.3.6 or later running on an Avid approved OS.

- AAX 64bit plugin requires ProTools 11 running on an Avid approved OS.