The S-Gear MAC v1_0_5 is now available for download! This release addresses a few issues for MAC users – for the details please refer to the Download page.

The MAC OS X version of S-Gear has been released.

To mark this occasion we are offering a 10% discount off the price of S-Gear, valid until the 14 November 2011. Use the following coupon code when purchasing:

Coupon code: XNC-N12-5UN

Available as a plug-in (AU) and Standalone Application, S-Gear for MAC offers all the same functionality as the current Windows release, and comes as a universal binary providing 32 bit and 64 bit operation. An S-Gear license key entitles you to use both Windows and MAC versions!

"Which brings us to the most important point, the Sound. A modelling-software, which sounds and reacts so dynamic, tube-like, and versatile is hard to find. Silky and very expressive clean sounds, sparkling treble, full distortion, that reacts to your style of play and that is controllable through the volume potentiometer on the guitar, richness of sound, deep bass, and warmth; a very flexible modulation delay, that sounds as warm as an analogue one, as well as a realistic and modifiable speaker emulation, that can be switched off if need be, that offers impedance regulation and up to two virtual speakers simultaneously. With all of that S-Gear is totally convincing."

"Und damit sind wir beim wichtigsten angelangt, dem Sound. Eine Modeling-Software, die dermaßen dynamisch, röhrenähnlich und vielschichtig klingt und reagiert, erlebt man selten. Seidige und ausdrucksstarke Clean-Sounds, prickelnde Höhen, reichhaltige und ansprechend mit Spielweise und Volume-Poti an der Gitarre steuerbare Verzerrungen, Klangfülle, -Tiefe und Wärme, ein analog warm tönendes und äußerst flexibles Modulation-Delay-Gerät, sowie realistische und modifizierbare sowie im Bedarfsfall auch abschaltbare Boxen-Emulationen mit regelbarer Impedanz-Beeinflussung und bis zu zwei virtuellen Boxen gleichzeitig bietet S-Gear und überzeugt damit voll und ganz.."

S-Gear - Scuffham Amps by Thomas Jeschonnek, August 2011 issue

S-Gear v1.0.3 is now available from the Download page.

This next update deals with two issues:

  • Standalone App being incompatible with some ASIO drivers, and
  • S-Gear plug-in crashes Reaper 3.7.x when looping multiple active S-Gear tracks.

Note: if you are updating from v1.0.2 please do not forget to update any copies of the VST DLL.

"too, too good!"

Software Amp Simulators by Scuffham

"...even if you already have several amp sims, they [Scuffham's amps] provide an excellent complement because they're not trying to sound like some specific amp."

High-Tech Guitar Effects by Craig Anderton

"...streamlined simplicity and quality over quantity."

Scuffham Amps S-Gear, Computer Music

S-Gear v1.0.2 has just been posted on the Download page.

This release includes the promised MIDI control functionality. You can receive MIDI Program, Bank and Control Change messages. There are 8 controllers which can be assigned to (almost) any S-Gear parameter. The User Manual is being updated right now! so please check back on the support pages tomorrow.

Also in this release: various bug fixes, most importantly we have addressed the crashing issue with Reaper 3.7.x. Please let us know how you get on!

Thanks to everyone for your interest and support in S-Gear... more to come very soon!