Amplosion Plug-in - Heptode - Guitar Effects Pedals & Amps

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Heptode introduces the new Amplosion guitar amp plug-in.
Based on proprietary technology, it simulates perfectly the tone and the dynamics of legendary tube amps.
Amplosion offers to demanding guitarists the same pleasure and user experience as playing a real amp.

This free fully-functional trial version of Amplosion will expire 15 days after the first installation.
To buy a permanent license, you may access the online store from the plug-in or by clicking the button below.
Time-limited offer! $39.90 $24.90
Easy-to-use, user-friendly
Just like playing a real amp

Heptode proprietary technology
Perfect reproduction of tube amps tone and dynamics

High performance plug-in
Low CPU usage
Low latency

Simulated amps
  • Leo (Fender* Blackface simulation)
  • Jim (Marshall JCM800* 2203 simulation)

Speaker Cabinet simulation
  • IR Loader
  • HiCut Filter (Heptode proprietary CabSim)

  • 3 channels
  • Bypass amp (offering the possibility of using only the speaker cabinet simulation)
  • Presets Manager
  • Input level control
  • Output mute control

Audio format
    • Mono in / Mono out
    • Stereo in / Stereo out (stereo audio processing with same settings on left and right channels)
    Supported OS
    • macOS 10.11 and later
    • Windows 10

    Plug-in format
    • AU (macOS)
    • VST3 32 bit (Windows)
    • VST3 64 bit (Windows)

    Supported sample rates (internal oversampling factor)
      • 44.1kHz (x12), 48kHz (x12), 88.2kHz (x6), 96kHz (x6), 192kHz (x3)

      Minimum Hardware
      • Intel Pentium 4 class processor 2.0GHz, 2GB RAM, 200MB Free disk space

      Host software
      • Amplosion requires a VST3 compatible 32 or 64 bit host running on supported Windows or macOS platform

      Where is the plug-in installed?
      Windows: the setup program installs the VST3 plug-in (amplosion.vst3) in the VST3 default directories: C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\VST3 and C:\Program Files\Common Files\VST3.
      macOS: the .pkg file installs the AU plug-in (Amplosion.component) in the AU default directory: /Library/Audio/Plug-Ins/Components.
      If you have already installed a previous version of Amplosion, you don't need to uninstall it, just install the new version.

      What is the difference between a channel and a preset?
      A channel is very similar to a real amp channel. The only difference is that you can choose a specific amp for each channel. Just like a real amp, the channels can be easily switched while playing.
      A preset is used to save and restore all the settings of Amplosion to/from the hard disk: current channel, all channels settings (amp, amp controls...), speaker cabinet settings, input level... You access the presets management panel by clicking the PANEL button.

      How do I control the input level?
      You will find the global input level control in the top left panel (INPUT LEVEL).

      May I boost the input signal? What happens if the input level LED display goes in the red?
      Amplosion reacts just like a real tube amp. So you can boost the input signal up to the red, adding gain to the amp.

      How do I control the output level?
      Each amp has its own output level control (LEVEL), that you should adjust so that the output level display is not in the red.

      What is the 'oversampling factor'?
      A guitar amp creates a lot of harmonics, whose frequencies can be much higher than the Nyquist frequency (half of the sampling frequency). This creates unpleasant audible digital noise due to aliasing.
      Amplosion internally multiply the DAW sample rate by an oversampling factor to lower this noise at an inaudible level. This factor is higher for the lower sample rates, so you get the same quality even at lower rates.

      What's an IR?
      IR means Impulse Response, and in our case, an IR file is a small audio file that contains the "signature" of the simulated speaker cabinet. You may load an IR file by clicking the LOAD IR button, and active it by clicking the IR ON button.

      Are there any IR files installed with Amplosion?
      No, you will need to use your own IR files. There are many IR providers and you will easily find your preferred speaker cabinet IR's, including free ones.
      However, you can find a couple of free IRs made by Heptode here !

      What is the purpose of the HiCut button?
      The HiCut button activates a Heptode proprietary filter that provides a simple but very efficient Speaker Cabinet Simulator, even without any IR file.
      You may use an IR alone, an IR + HiCut filter, the HiCut filter alone, or none of them (in that case, an external Speaker Cabinet Simulator may be necessary).

      Is there any difference between Heptode analog and digital simulation technologies?
      Not really. Heptode has always been working on both analog and digital technologies and the same methodology is used for both.

      Is the license valid for all user accounts?
      Yes, the license is valid for all user accounts on the same machine. Each user will have to activate the license using the same License Key.

      Where can I find the free Virtual Deep Crunch and Virtual Heavy Tone VST plug-ins ?
      You fill find them here.

      IR files
      You may use these IR files freely, but you may not sell, rent, lease them nor integrate them in another free or commercial product.

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