S-Gear now includes both 32bit and 64bit AAX format plug-ins for ProTools 10 and ProTools 11.

S-Gear AAX plug-in v2.25 and above include the latest ProTools AAX framework providing 32bit capability with ProTools10, and 64bit capability with ProTools 11. Please note, ProTools 10 users will need to upgrade to ProTools 10.3.6 or later in order to load S-Gear.  Please check the the AVID website for the latest ProTools news and updates.

Get the latest released versions of S-Gear from the Scuffham Download page.

S-Gear v2.2 is now supported on Apple's new OS X 10.9 Mavericks.

NOTE: Garage Band on Mavericks will not load the S-Gear AudioUnit plug-in.
Unfortunately, the new version of Garage Band distributed with Mavericks applies new Apple 'Sandbox' restrictions to any AudioUnit plug-in. The concept of Sandboxing an AudioUnit plug-in is new, and Apple only notified developers (under NDA) last month of their intention to apply these restrictions to Logic Pro and Garage Band at 'some point in the future'. This move potentially breaks compatibility with many AudioUnit plug-ins.


In order to use S-Gear with Garage Band on Mavericks OS X 10.9, you will need apply the following workaround.

S-Gear currently works with Logic Pro X 10.0.4 (Mountain Lion and Mavericks).

S-Gear v2.2 is released for Standalone, AudioUnit and VST3 on the MAC, and Standalone and VST2.4 for Windows. This is a free update for existing S-Gear customers.

As well as the new Wayfarer amp, this release also brings loads of other improvements and several bug fixes. For a full list of features and fixes, see this forum post.

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"I can approximate tones with [many] plug-ins however I cannot feel them. S-Gear is unique in this regards. The tone, the response are real."

'Scuffham Amps S-Gear Plug-in/Standalone review', by Mhead, Machinehead, Hell Guitars May 10 2013

Brad Craig (guitarist and vocalist) has collaborated with Brian Hardgroove (bassist with Public Enemy) on a new single entitled, Bailout, with Brad using the Scuffham Amps software, S-Gear, for all the guitar parts. In his studio Craig now only uses S-Gear and said, "I'm using S-Gear exclusively for all my guitar parts (it sounds fantastic)!"

The song is a social commentary on the current financial crisis and subsequent bailout of the banks ultimately posing the question, "When Somebody Gonna Bail Me Out?" Brian and Brad teamed up with Victor Burks (keys and vocals) and Mike Boyko (drums) as the band Hardgroove. Check out the single, Bailout, on SoundCloud.

"Scuffham Amps spendiert seiner Vorzeige-Amp-Simulation mit dem RoomThing eine weitere Effekterweiterung der Spitzenklasse. Damit bleibt S-Gear auch in der aktuellen Version seinem Boutique-Konzept treu. Eine der besten, wenn nicht die beste virtuelle Gitarrenrack-Lösung, die man heutzutage für die eigene DAW kaufen kann − und dabei trotz Preiserhöhung immer noch ein Schnäppchen!"

'TESTBERICHTE SCUFFHAM AMPS S-GEAR 2.1 - Jetzt mit Raumpflegepersonal', by Markus Thiel, Sound & Recording 03/13

The AAX 32bit plug-in for Pro Tools 10 is now available. Please access the release version from the Download page and find more information.

"And one might also suspect that Scuffham's core consumers might be people just like him - those who truly understand and appreciate the beauty of a traditional amplifier, those who might actually spend more time playing guitar than surfing the web looking for guitar products."

Guitar Hero, by Scott Diel on ERR News Estonian Public Broadcasting, 20.09.2012