"With one foot rooted in traditional amp design and one in coding, Mike has a unique perspective on both the past and the future of guitar signal processing and amplification." [Scott Collins]...

"I am sure that physical amps will always have a place, but without a doubt, software amps will dominate the future. In my view, what makes a great sounding amp simulation might just as likely be in the small detail of the execution as in the particular technology that is used." [Mike Scuffham]

Interview with Mike Scuffham Of Scuffham Amps by Scott Collins, Guitar Muse, 11 January 2012

"Men viktigast av allt är såklart hur det låter. S-Gear imponerar från de renaste tonerna till den råaste disten och spelkänslan är total. Förstärkarna reagerar lika dynamiskt som man kan förvänta sig och låter minst sagt fantastiskt!"

"S-Gear impresses from the purest tones to the crudest distortion and game experience is total. The amplifiers react as dynamic as one would expect and sounds nothing short of extraordinary!"

Guitar and bass amps - Two excellent options by Jon Rinneby, Pluggar wordpress, January 2 2012

"...but S-Gear sounds so right...that it simply behaves like a classic rock amplifier...I almost forgot how simple it could be to just play a guitar"

Scuffham S-Gear Guitar Amp by Aleksander Arsov, Wusik Sound Magazine, December 2011 issue

Version 1_0_5 gives all Windows OS users a chance to take it up a Gear! The 64-bit download is now available and will provide a significant performance benefit. Check out the Download page for full details and the Forum for more information.

The S-Gear MAC v1_0_5 is now available for download! This release addresses a few issues for MAC users – for the details please refer to the Download page.

The MAC OS X version of S-Gear has been released.

To mark this occasion we are offering a 10% discount off the price of S-Gear, valid until the 14 November 2011. Use the following coupon code when purchasing:

Coupon code: XNC-N12-5UN

Available as a plug-in (AU) and Standalone Application, S-Gear for MAC offers all the same functionality as the current Windows release, and comes as a universal binary providing 32 bit and 64 bit operation. An S-Gear license key entitles you to use both Windows and MAC versions!

"Which brings us to the most important point, the Sound. A modelling-software, which sounds and reacts so dynamic, tube-like, and versatile is hard to find. Silky and very expressive clean sounds, sparkling treble, full distortion, that reacts to your style of play and that is controllable through the volume potentiometer on the guitar, richness of sound, deep bass, and warmth; a very flexible modulation delay, that sounds as warm as an analogue one, as well as a realistic and modifiable speaker emulation, that can be switched off if need be, that offers impedance regulation and up to two virtual speakers simultaneously. With all of that S-Gear is totally convincing."

"Und damit sind wir beim wichtigsten angelangt, dem Sound. Eine Modeling-Software, die dermaßen dynamisch, röhrenähnlich und vielschichtig klingt und reagiert, erlebt man selten. Seidige und ausdrucksstarke Clean-Sounds, prickelnde Höhen, reichhaltige und ansprechend mit Spielweise und Volume-Poti an der Gitarre steuerbare Verzerrungen, Klangfülle, -Tiefe und Wärme, ein analog warm tönendes und äußerst flexibles Modulation-Delay-Gerät, sowie realistische und modifizierbare sowie im Bedarfsfall auch abschaltbare Boxen-Emulationen mit regelbarer Impedanz-Beeinflussung und bis zu zwei virtuellen Boxen gleichzeitig bietet S-Gear und überzeugt damit voll und ganz.."

S-Gear - Scuffham Amps by Thomas Jeschonnek, August 2011 issue

S-Gear v1.0.3 is now available from the Download page.

This next update deals with two issues:

  • Standalone App being incompatible with some ASIO drivers, and
  • S-Gear plug-in crashes Reaper 3.7.x when looping multiple active S-Gear tracks.

Note: if you are updating from v1.0.2 please do not forget to update any copies of the VST DLL.