Brad Craig (guitarist and vocalist) has collaborated with Brian Hardgroove (bassist with Public Enemy) on a new single entitled, Bailout, with Brad using the Scuffham Amps software, S-Gear, for all the guitar parts. In his studio Craig now only uses S-Gear and said, "I'm using S-Gear exclusively for all my guitar parts (it sounds fantastic)!"

The song is a social commentary on the current financial crisis and subsequent bailout of the banks ultimately posing the question, "When Somebody Gonna Bail Me Out?" Brian and Brad teamed up with Victor Burks (keys and vocals) and Mike Boyko (drums) as the band Hardgroove. Check out the single, Bailout, on SoundCloud.

"Scuffham Amps spendiert seiner Vorzeige-Amp-Simulation mit dem RoomThing eine weitere Effekterweiterung der Spitzenklasse. Damit bleibt S-Gear auch in der aktuellen Version seinem Boutique-Konzept treu. Eine der besten, wenn nicht die beste virtuelle Gitarrenrack-Lösung, die man heutzutage für die eigene DAW kaufen kann − und dabei trotz Preiserhöhung immer noch ein Schnäppchen!"

'TESTBERICHTE SCUFFHAM AMPS S-GEAR 2.1 - Jetzt mit Raumpflegepersonal', by Markus Thiel, Sound & Recording 03/13

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"And one might also suspect that Scuffham's core consumers might be people just like him - those who truly understand and appreciate the beauty of a traditional amplifier, those who might actually spend more time playing guitar than surfing the web looking for guitar products."

Guitar Hero, by Scott Diel on ERR News Estonian Public Broadcasting, 20.09.2012

Version 2.1 has released today with the versatile algorithmic reverb unit, RoomThing. To get a preview of the RoomThing sounds take a look at the YouTube video! This release also includes great new functionality such as saving and recalling presets for each individual device, 'drag & drop' for importing presets and much more...for full details of all the new features please download the updated manual.

Other Product news:

- For studios we are now offering a special S-Gear Studio Pack. This Pack offers 5 simultaneous license activations at a favourable price. Please contact us for more details.

- From January 1st 2013, the price of S-Gear will increase to $99 (excluding VAT/Sales tax). S-Gear still represents tremendous value for money, and as per our previous commitment, all S-Gear license holders will enjoy free updates until May 2013.

"...S-Gear has focused on just three highly versatile and responsive amp simulations which gain a lot of tonal flexibility from the cabinet simulations...this is probably one of the best amp simulations I've ever used. A wide range of presets will keep you happy or making your own is super simple too".

Review: Scuffham Amps S-Gear by Toby Pitman in Review, Aug 18 2012

"...the thinking might be that S-Gear is not that versatile. Not true: the differences between those three amps, combined with the solid tweakability of the speaker emulation, means that what you get is access to a really broad range of tones fit to grace any recording".

Scuffham S-Gear by Trevor Curwen, Guitarist Summer 2012 Issue 358

"S-Gear sounds expensive — in a good way...Perhaps the most impressive thing about it is the attention paid to dynamic response and the 'feel factor'... Similar attention has been paid to elements such as the tone controls, which allow you to shape the sound in a very musical and natural way... As is typical of real amps, there's a lot of interaction between the various different controls, which all feel as though they're part of one organic whole rather than acting in isolation...At this price, it's very hard to think of a reason why anyone with a guitar and a computer shouldn't own a copy!"

Scuffham S-Gear - Amp Simulator for MAC OS & Windows by Sam Inglis, Sound on Sound - August 2012