Paul Drew from the Pro-Tools-Expert team takes a look at the S-GEAR v2.5 iLok version.

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Archon was formed in Boston, MA in the Spring of 2014 by David Walker (Bass), David Blitt (Guitar), Jacob Simmons (Vocals), and Zach Sacco (Drums). Drawing from diverse rock and metal influences, Archon delivers a sound that is fresh, yet familiar to fans of all heavy genres. On March 30, 2015 Archon will release their debut EP, Waste You.

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"Turn it up to 12, and I've never before heard an amp simulator that captures so well the wild, hairy, out-of-control output of a Fender Deluxe pushed to destruction."

"S-Gear is so good, and such good value, that it's well worth checking out even if you already have amp simulator software installed."

Scuffham S-GEAR 2.4 - Amp Simulator for MAC OSX and Windows by Sam Inglis, Sound On Sound - October 2014

Franci Zabukovec - aka 'Zabukowski' recently recorded '57 Guns, an original work with musical elements from the traditional Macedonian folk song 'Jovano Jovanke'.  All guitars were recorded with the new Custom '57 amplifier.

Zabukowski writes about '57 Guns:

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"S-Gear est un très bon plugin sobre et efficace qui fait vraiment bien son boulot. Le son de la bestiole est vraiment classe et n'a rien à envier aux autres grands concurrents. Je me pose d'ailleurs des questions sur certaines simulations qui paraissent même supérieures à celle d'autres plugins bien connus."

TEST SCUFFHAM S-GEAR V2.2, by Nicolas Minier - Le 24 Juin 2014.

In 1972 The Gallery opened and for 6 years it ruled as New York City's hottest dance club.  "Love is the Message" is an independent documentary by founder and resident DJ Nicky Siano, taking you inside the club with footage filmed during the clubs heyday 1976-77.

Artist Brad Craig produced several song reproductions for the movie soundtrack, with all guitars recorded using S-GEAR software amps.

City Country Blues - Excerpt from "Love is The Message"

Watch the "Love is the Message" movie trailer.
Visit the "Love is the message" website.

Brad Craig is a highly regarded multi-instrumentalist and producer, Brad records and performs with artists in many genres, as well as doing "solo" recordings, and playing with his own trio "BC3" (Brad Craig Trio).  See more at:


"Final Verdict...
I first found it difficult to believe a "small" company like Scuffham could really make something that was as good as Internet forum rumor has it. But I am glad that the Internet gives these smaller entrepreneurs the chance to come forward and through various forums reach their target customers and compete with the giants.

S-Gear is, at the time of writing, one of the most authentic digital amp emulators I have played. At a price of USD 99:- it also wins my price for most bang for the buck product of this decade. I give it an extra plus for the incredibly nice reverb Room Thing.

I'm really looking forward to what Michael Scuffham will do next."


"ag hade svårt att förstå att en "liten" uppstickare som Scuffham verkligen kunde åstadkomma något som var så bra som så många på Internet-forum påstått. Det gläder mig att Internet ger dessa mindre entreprenörer chansen att komma fram och via olika forum nå sin målgrupp och slåss mot de stora drakarna.

S-Gear är i skrivande stund en av de mest autentiska digitala förstärkarsimulationerna som jag spelat på. Till priset av 99 US dollar vinner den dessutom mitt pris som årtiondets hittills mest prisvärda produkt. Extra plus också för det makalöst fina reverbet Room Thing.

Jag ser verkligen fram emot vad Michael Scuffham tänker hitta på härnäst."

Scuffham S-Gear 2, by Mats Nermark, Fuzz SE

"The making of a virtual amp…

A virtual amp might be closer to the real thing than you first imagine. The amps found in the Scuffham S-Gear product are original designs created from scratch using traditional electronic representation, i.e. resistors, capacitors and thermionic valves. These components are arranged as amplification and filter stages to create an electronic amp design, which is then transformed into an equivalent software implementation. I cannot say that all virtual amps are made this way, but I can tell you that this is how we do it!"

Virtual Amps for Rookies (special guest Mike Scuffham from Scuffham Amps) January 2014 issue