What are the best guitar amp simulators for PC?

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asked by Enock Chilufya
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8 solutions
  1. 19

    #1Brainworx bx_rockrack V3

    Brainworx bx_rockrack V3

    Brainworx bx_rockrack V3 is a multi-amp plugin available for a free trial. It features eight guitar and bass amp models and 40 impulse responses. Plugin formats supported include AAX DSP. This software is compatible with Mac and Windows.

    Software

    Windows, Mac

    $199- Free trial available

    Roger Jones
    Written on June 21, 2019
    "bx_rockrack is one of those guitar amp simulators for PC that I can easily set up on an aux and send anything to for instant vibe "
  2. 15

    #2Guitar Rig 5 Pro

    Guitar Rig 5 Pro

    Guitar Rig 5 Pro by Native Instruments is a full guitar amp software with a demo version also available. The full suite features 17 bass and guitar amps, 27 cabinets, and 54 effects. Both versions are suitable for Mac and Windows.

    Software

    eBay, Windows, Mac

    $34.99

    Rose Reid
    Written on June 21, 2019
    "Gutar Rig is my go-to plug-in for abstract guitar sounds "
  3. 6

    #3Line6 POD Farm 2.5

    Line6 POD Farm 2.5

    POD Farm 2.5 is the plugin suite for the Line6 POD interface. It has a carousel-style gear browser that displays all available amps, cabs, effects, stompboxes, & colorful preamps. This amp simulator can be used for guitar, bass, & vocals.

    Software

    Windows, Mac

    $99- Varies by plan

    Jack Yi
    Written on June 21, 2019
    "HUGE range of amps, cabs, and effects. I love using POD Farm to make clean sounds. Although some presets are relatively noisy "
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    #4Waves GTR3

    Waves GTR3

    GTR3 is the third version of Wave's Guitar Tool Rack amp simulator for Mac and Windows. This guitar processor's features include amps, stomps, and tuner. A demo version is also available on their website.

    Software

    Windows, Mac

    $129- Free trial available

    Lu Zheng
    Written on June 21, 2019
    "using gt3 is straightforward for the most part, except the amp module "
  2. 3

    #5Scuffham S-Gear

    Scuffham S-Gear

    S-Gear by Scuffham is a complete guitar amplification suite with a 15-day trial period. It features a collection of guitar amps, effects, and speaker cabinets in software form for Mac and Windows computers. 

    Software

    Windows, Mac

    $129- Free trial available

    Xiang Qiao
    Written on June 21, 2019
    "I also don't have that much knowledge about guitar amp simulators for PC. I chose S-Gear because I love how warm and clean it sounds. It sounds... expensive "
  3. 2

    #6AmpliTube 4

    AmpliTube 4

    AmpliTube 4 is a free software for Mac computers that features a customizable cab room where players can select which speaker to use to simulate bass and guitar sounds. It also has UltraTuner technology and 4-track looper.

    Software

    Mac

    $169.89

    James Fields
    Written on June 21, 2019
    "It's pretty easy to use, and has a much better layout than other guitar amp simulators for PC"
  4. 2

    #7Overloud TH-U Full

    Overloud TH-U Full

    Overloud TH-U FULL is a complete guitar amp and effects software with a free demo version. The full version comes with 89 guitar amplifiers, 50 guitar cabinets, and 77 effects. Both versions are compatible with Mac and Windows.

    Software

    Windows, Mac

    $304- Free trial available

    Ángel Santos
    Written on June 21, 2019
    "It's a bit more expensive than most guitar amp simulators for PC, but its value for money is excellent "
  5. 1

    #8AmpLion Pro

    AmpLion Pro is a software for Windows and Mac computers that can be used to simulate various sounds and instruments. This can also be used in music composition, as well as recording and mixing. AmpLion Pro offers a one-month free trial.

    Software

    Windows, Mac

    $99- Free trial available

    Xu Wang
    Written on June 21, 2019
    "I love how many options it offers fo me"

Summary

Best What are the best guitar amp simulators for PC
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Brainworx bx_rockrack V3Software 19 Paid
2Guitar Rig 5 ProSoftware 15 Paid
3Line6 POD Farm 2.5Software 6 Paid
4Waves GTR3Software 3 Paid
5Scuffham S-GearSoftware 3 Paid
6AmpliTube 4Software 2 Paid
7Overloud TH-U FullSoftware 2 Paid
8AmpLion ProSoftware 1 Paid
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