I got tired of those amp sim plugins tricking me with different IR files then sell me as amp packs again and again, so I made this ultimate solution to rule them all. With AnyAmpIR, I don't give you any amp, I give you the ability to play any amp, immediately (no distortion, only clean tone shaping).
-- Michael from GAS Therapy
(GAS Therapy is a video series I made on YouTube, focusing on sharing cheaper and better music gear solutions, now it also becomes a plugin brand, I will continue to share my knowledge under multiple formats. Check it out https://www.youtube.com/c/playpm)
AnyAmpIR can be any guitar/bass amp you want, and it's suuuuuuper efficient. Just batch load all of your IR collection, SAVE AS PRESET IN DAW, then start playing and have fun. It's also super light weight on CPU & ram & storage usage, basically a production monster for any guitar/bass based producer.
Why changing amp is important?
The tone of electric guitar & bass is massively shaped by amp & cabinet & mic, even with the same guitar + string + pickup + pedal settings + playing, you'll still hear totally different sounds out of different amp solutions. Exploring amp/cabinet/mic combo for different style could be the most fun part for any player, but the problem is not everyone can afford/store so many amps/cabinets at home, so here comes AnyAmpIR, allowing you to explore your tone unlimitedly, you can recreate your favorite amp/cab tone super efficiently, anywhere and anytime, made for musician, by musician.
What is IR?
Short for impulse response, which can keep the entire cable + amp + cabinet + mic's static EQ & compression + room reverb information almost perfectly for your guitar/bass, how they will affect the tone are all saved within this IR file, which usually is just a 1 second tiny wav file around 20KB. And studio quality IR files are free everywhere nowadays, you can even make your own version. Although IR doesn't capture amp's distortion, but you can always pair overdrive/distortion with IR to dirt up the tone, which is really fun. IR is the most efficient solution to replace all of those stupidly heavy, annoyingly loud, living-space-robberingly huge, and unnecessarily expensive amps/cabinets, also those annoying amp sim plugins who just want to suck all of your money with IR presets and endless settings and knobs.
- No annoying in-app-purchase just for another amp/cab model, you have endless possibility
- No annoying online register
- No annoying anti-humanity learning curve
- No CPU & ram wasted for stupidly fancy UI which nobody can hear
- No more eyestrain, forces you to judge your tone by ears and brain
- No freaking 1GB just for a guitar amp! Only a few MB
- Precise amp tone replication from IR
- Elegant touch on classic amp looking
These are the reasons why I made AnyAmpIR, now I can get rid of all of those greedy companies, and you know who I'm referring to.
- Batch Load File - support IR files in .wav/.mp3/.aif
- Previous Amp
- Next Amp
- Copy File Name & open file folder
- IR Scroller - quickly switch between amps
- Output Gain - fine tune output volume
- Drag & drop supported for desktop version
- DAW builtin preset management supported
- Super light weight on CPU & ram & storage usage
- Deal with loaded files in a clean way, no file duplication
- No internet needed
- Cloud drive supported
- No subscription bullsh*t
- Buy me a coffee supported through Patreon
- No bass/mid/treble EQ or presence control, they're a joke in DAW
- 64 bit Intel & M1 & M2 macOS supported, 64 bit Intel & AMD Windows supported
- iOS standalone & AUv3 supported ($4.99 in App Store)
- iOS Inter-App-Audio supported in AudioShare & AUM
If precise amp tone replication is not enough for you, I got these amp themes supported to trick your mind:
Finder Twin Delay
Sorry for my bad English spelling, but amp theme will automatically update if you got the right keyword in your IR file/folder name ;)
(Comment if you want more, you know where to find me)
Grab iOS version
- VST3 - copy & paste the extracted VST3 file to this folder: C:\Program Files\Common Files\VST3
(If there isn't this folder, create a new one following the same path name, or just put it to any folder you like, but remember to let your DAW scan this folder)
- AU - copy & paste the extracted component file to this folder: yourcomputername/Library/Audio/Plug-ins/Components/
- VST3 - copy & paste the extracted VST3 file to this folder: yourcomputername/Library/Audio/Plug-ins/VST3/
* For zip file extraction, you can use The Unarchiver on Mac AppStore and 7-zip on Windows, both free.
* To make sure you can use it on your Mac, you need to run this command in Terminal to allow softwares from unknown developer:
sudo spctl --master-disable
* If you couldn't open it on Mac due to signing issue, open it first, then open Security&Privacy in System Preference, select General tab (not needed for Ventura), click Open Anyway, reopen your DAW.
* If clicking Open Anyway doesn't working, follow these steps:
- Quit System Preference
- Open Terminal and run
sudo spctl ––master-disable
(Need to use computer password, this will let your Mac run softwares from unidentified developer, no hurt, will still ask you every time when using this kind software.)
- Reopen DAW, clear plugin cache and re-scan plugins
- Get the warning, then go back to System Preference - Security & Pravicy - General (not needed for Ventura) - Open Anyway.
* Find the plugin file, right-click and choose "Open With" Terminal.app.
* Remember to try restart your computer, especially for macOS Catalina.
* If you couldn't find the plugin in your GarageBand/Logic Pro X, first you may have to clear GB/Logic's plug-ins cache:
- Quit GarageBand/Logic
- Open Finder - click Go in status bar - hold Option key then click Library
- Remove ~/Library/Caches/AudioUnitCache folder
- Remove ~/Library/Caches/com.apple.logic10 folder
- Remove ~/Library/Caches/com.apple.garageband10 folder
- Remove ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.audio.InfoHelper.plist file
- Reboot your Mac and launch GarageBand/Logic
Now your Mac will rescan all the AUs.
If not, open Terminal, first run:
killall -9 AudioComponentRegistrar
* If your DAW can find it but saying it can’t be opened because Apple cannot check it for malicious software. Open Terminal, run:
sudo xattr -rd com.apple.quarantine DRAG IN THE PLUGIN FILE PATH
then re-open your DAW.
Free amp IR library
Any tip would help me and my channel a lot!