"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!

S-gear has finally arrived! Can I get a "yee-ha"?

We are absolutely delighted to inform you all that S-Gear is now available for download!
Remember that you get 15 days to try out all the features in S-Gear before you need to commit to buying. Please note that you will be asked go through a quick registration process before being able to run the download.

As you can imagine, we have been busy and there is now several new pages of support documentation and new sections on the website. One new section, called Sounds, features narrative from Jerry Stevenson about the gear he used to make the sound clips and the inspiration behind them. We intend to get our Forum launched shortly - we are keen to hear your thoughts, experiences and musings on everything S-Gear!

Finally, a big Thank You for all your patience - we really appreciate it - and we hope you enjoy S-Gear!

**NEWSFLASH** Release of S-Gear v1.0.1 is imminent! This update will fix a start-up problem with Ableton Live and Reaper re-size issue.

So, we are a few days behind our schedule, but everything is looking good and sounding great. We hope to get the S-Gear release live within the next ten days. Over the next few days we will be adding information to the website support pages to help you get up and running. Please check back soon!