Detailed tube dynamics
Swanky AMP's underlying tube model provides highly detailed dynamics. And you can control those dynamics to create a unique tube sound tailored to your playing style.
A tube amp model with note bloom and compressive sag? Yes please.
Fine grained control
Get that clear crisp sound or crunchy distortion with intuitive controls that affect the underlying tube characteristics.
Explore sounds ranging from vintage crunch tones to high gain metal, all in one seamless workflow.
Simplified gain / drive / volume controls
Dial in the exact tube distortion profile you want with independent control of the pre amp distortion and power amp distortion.
Set the input level until you reach the reference mark for the pickup you are using. Drive the pre-amp or the power amp independentaly, and without affecting the overall volume. Then, simply chose the desired output level.
Swanky AMP is powered by a state-of-the-art tube amplifier model. The model is based on detailed simulations of real tube amplifier circuits, and is built using a variety of modern digital signal processing techniques.
Measurements were taken of the response of the full amplifier circuitry. In this way, the subtle interplay of the various sections of an amplifier were captured.
Sag isn't just voltage starvation, it is the coordinated response of a variety of electrical components to this voltage drop. Note bloom isn't just the compression of notes near breakup, it is the balance of the onset of distortion with the release time of the distortion ceiling.
By capturing these nuances, and exposing them as intuitive controls, Swanky AMP offers endless sonic possibilities.
Read more about the work that went into this technology in this blog post.
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Download the "VST3 installer", run it, follow the prompts.
Alternatively you can directly dowload the "VST3 file" and move it into
"C:\Program Files\Common Files\VST3".
For the VST3 plugin format: download and open the "VST3 DMG" disk image. Drag and drop the "SwankyAmp.vst3" package into the "VST3" folder.
For the AU (audio unit) plugin format: download and open the "VST3 AU" disk image. Drag and drop the "SwankyAmp.component" package into the "AU" folder.
When installing a new version of Swanky Amp, your preset directory will be left untouched. In order to update to the latest presets, you can download them here.
To install the presets, open the plug-in, click the "open" icon in the preset bar, extract the downloaded zip file into that directory.