Mercuriall Audio updated the Ampbox guitar suite, offering everyone FREE access to the included guitar pedals.
Firstly, I hope you and yours had a wonderful holiday; maybe you got some extra goodies this year under the tree!
That aside, today’s little tidbit of news is highlighting one of my favorite amp sims. I’ll just go ahead and say that I love Ampbox.
Ampbox has been an incredible ecosystem, and I’m a massive fan of the Euphoria and Rectofire amps inside it. That said, 1.3.1 brings some exciting new features for folks who haven’t been properly introduced to the Ampbox guitar suite.
Now, I could take the time and highlight the amps, but you aren’t here for that. If you’re looking for one of the best freebies to close out the year, Ampbox more than has you covered.
Here’s a quote from the developer explaining the latest free offer:
“Now all effects and pedals in Ampbox can be used completely for free, with no limitations! Just disable the preamp, power amp, and cab sections and use our premium pedals in pedalboard mode! For convenience, we’ve added the option to disable the visual display of the amp, allowing for more efficient use of space.”
You’ve got a smattering of overdrive and distortion pedals to play with and a wonderful chorus, delay, and reverb.
These are very much geared towards use with guitar, but I’ve used the Grid Slammer emulation with bass more times than I can count.
As far as overdrives go, you’ve got a classic TS-808, Grid Slammer, and SD-1 emulations to use. They all sound fantastic; I’m partial to the 808 and Grid Slammer, personally.
Distortions are also varied, as you’ve got a DS-1, MT-2, and RAT to use. I’ve spent the last hour or so fiddling around with the RAT emulation, and it sounds wonderful.
You can readily coax out those Obituary tones from the first album with ease or use them as a delightful boost in front of your clean amp of choice.
On top of that, you have a noise gate, tuner, IRs, and so much more. You might not have access to a free amp sim directly in Ampbox, but you’ve got all the fixings when it comes to sprucing up your guitar tone.
You could very easily use a preamp emulation and leverage the EL34 power amp inside of Ampbox for some killer sound.
Most importantly, everyone can now use the included guitar pedals for free. Simply download the plugin installer from the product page linked below and add it to your DAW to access dozens of guitar effects for free.
Below is a screenshot of the included guitar pedal emulations.
Ampbox is available for Windows and Mac computers. The pedal emulations and power amp are all free inside the amp suite.
If you want to use them with one of the built-in amp sims, I would heavily recommend Euphoria, as it is a jack-of-all-trades that I’ve used for metal, jazz, and just about everything else you might imagine. There is no expiration on the effects as well, so grab them at your leisure!
PLEASE READ: There seems to be some confusion about this article. To summarize, even if you don’t purchase Ampbox, you can now use all of the included guitar pedals for FREE. Simply disable the preamps and cabinets to use the built-in pedals without limitations.
Download: Ampbox (the included guitar pedals are FREE)