"...you won't grasp how good this sounds, particularly in terms of dynamic response and lack of brittleness, until you try it yourself... You don't need to be a tweaker to use S-Gear 2.0; just dial up presets until you find something you like— and it probably won't take many presets before you do.

Even if you already have a favorite amp sim, given its low cost and quality sound, S-Gear 2.0 adds some wonderful options to your virtual collection of amps and effects...Frankly, I continue to be impressed with S-Gear, and Version 2 hints of even more to come."

Roundup - High-Tech Guitar by Craig Anderton, Electronic Musician - July 2012 issue

"Holy Moly! Mit Version 2.0 seiner Gitarren-Amp-Simulation hat Mike Scuffham erneut mächtig vorgelegt. Durch die konsequente Umsetzung eines individuellen Konzepts, welches gänzlich auf Sound-alike-Clones und klangliche Abziehbildchen verzichtet, entstanden mit den S-Gear-Modellen drei durch und durch authentische Originale, die einen Vergleich mit weitaus kostspieligeren Hardware-Boutique-Verstärkern nicht zu scheuen brauchen. Für meine Begriffe momentan eine der am besten klingenden, wenn nicht die beste virtuelle Gitarrenverstärkerlösung für Bühne und Studio - und das zu einem Preis, der in Relation zum gebotenen Gegenwert und mit Schulterblick auf die Konkurrenz schon fast einer Frechheit gleichkommt."

'Virtuelle Originalität', by Markus Thiel, Sound & Recording 06/12

A new release is now available from the Download page. As well as bug fixes, the ProConvolver channels now offer a channel delay control allowing wide stereo and room ambience effects.

We are pleased to announce the release of S-Gear v2.0! The files are now available from the Download page. The new rack gives you much more control over the effects processing, and it also means in the future we can deploy new rack devices very easily.

Version 2.0 highlights include:

  • Drag & drop flexible effects rack
  • ModThing dedicated modulation processor
  • More MIDI controller options
  • Revised factory presets

For current users moving to v2.0 please read the Upgrade Notes for important info!

"Here, you achieve multiple sounds that are fun to play - from classic rock, to bone dry AC/DC riffs to meaty Volbeat...Even though offering only three amps, S-Gear is highly competitive when it comes to grown up guitar sound from your computer. These amps hit the right tone."

"So erreicht man diverse Klangfarben, die richtig Spaß machen, von klassischem Rock, über knochentrockene AC/DC-Riffs bis hin zu vollmundigen Volbeat-Einlagen...Trotz einer Auswahl von gerade drei Verstärkern zeigt sich S-Gear der Konkurrenz gewachsen, wenn es um ausgewachsenen Gitarrensound aus dem Rechner gilt. Die Verstärker treffen den richtigen Ton."

"Die Software für Puristen', by Ulf Kaiser, Guitar, Ausgabe 3/12 nr.142

"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