Information for existing S-Gear customers updating to v2.9

Existing S-Gear customers are entitled to a free or discounted upgrade.

S-Gear purchased on or after 1st Jan 2018:

Customers are entitled to a free upgrade. An S-Gear v2.9 license key will be sent via email.

S-Gear purchased before 1st Jan 2018:

Customers will be able to purchase an upgrade license for USD $29.
A checkout link will be sent via email.


Update emails will be sent out shortly after the release.  If your email address has changed since purchase then you may need to contact us.

S-Gear v2.9 offers a 10 day trial period. You can evaluate the new version before commmiting to purchase an upgrade.

Please read the S-Gear v2.9 FAQs, the S-Gear v2.9 Quick Start Guide (Draft A) and the follwoing upgrade notes.

Important Upgrade Notes:

S-Gear is now 64bit only.

If you need to work with 32bit plug-ins then continue to use S-Gear v2.7

S-Gear Licensing has changed.

S-Gear v2.9 uses a new machine-locked license scheme, the EULA has been updated.

  • Up to three computers can be activated
  • An internet connection is required for initial activation
  • iLOK is no longer supported

Installing the S-Gear VST2 on Windows.

S-Gear still provides a VST2 plug-in for Windows. To use this format you must add the S-Gear VST folder to the list of folders scanned by your DAW.

C:\Program Files\Scuffham Amps\S-Gear_VST\

If you have previously copied the S-Gear v2.7 VST2 to a custom VST folder, make sure to remove the old file (S-Gear2_x64.dll) to avoid errors.

S-Gear now supports VST3 on Windows.

If you are using Cubase (or another Steinberg DAW) then the VST3 plug-in format is recommended. The S-Gear VST3 has been tested with several DAWs.
See the following support note for compatibility information: VST3 DAW Compatibility.

Preset Migration.

Your existing User Presets will be imported into two new S-Gear banks:
User 1 = old presets (000 to 099)
User 2 = old presets (100 to 199)
The following support note describes how to re-run the migration process: How to re-migrate presets from v2.7 into v2.9.

v2.9 User Manual.

Please bear with us whilst we update the full S-Gear documentation!

The following S-Gear v2.9 Quick Start Guide (Draft A) provides a useful guide to the new Preset Management System.