Unbelievable good. The best Amp in my collection-not only for Metal.
To be honest, I did not really like the two older Engl plugins very much, if compared with some other Brainworx amp simulations, they just sounded a little bit too sharp and harsh for my taste, but the Savage 120 really is a sonic masterpiece, if you look for convincing, very British / Plexi voiced tones. In some aspects much more flexible adjustable than most other amps, with four - in my opinion - equally wonderfully voiced channels. Widely tweakable in all 4 channels, very convincing tones with great dynamic response and wonderful, if not perfect harmonics reproduction, which you individually can adjust to almost everything between a lot of different vintage and modern voicings. Most probably the best British voiced Clean channel, I have ever heard from a modern multi-cannel amp (I always preferred British voiced clean tones over American voiced ones), two different, even greater - more or less Plexi voiced - Crunch channels and an excellent Lead channel, which is not only suitable for Metal, but of course also. For me the one amp, which another (British) company never managed to build themselves. Neither with this sonic quality nor with so many useful features for additional, individual sound shaping. The plugin itself sounds, behaves and reacts very authentically, I personally think, much closer you cannot really come to a real tube amp with a simulation plugin at the moment. Great programming work, especially concerning dynamic reaction, treble, harmonics and natural feeling. The speaker / cabinet selection also sounds fine, although I personally are not such a big fan of V30 speakers. My favorite speaker / cabinet combination for the Savage 120 is a 212 or 412 cabinet with Celestion Ruby‘s (sonically more or less a G12M with alnico magnet), miked with an SM57 / R121 combination. They seem to improve the anyway already great tones even more, and match - for my taste - perfectly well with this amp. Killer combination. At least for me.
by Johnny K.
I'm typically a Neural DSP guy when it comes to guitar plugins. But holy crap, this thing is good. IMO, if you're recording heavy guitars, it's hard to find a better sound in the box. Different, sure, but better? I'm not convinced. In particular, if you're quad-tracking guitars, the tight, defined, and aggressive sounds in this box are gonna be your mix's new best friend. This is a winner.
by Cyrille Cassier
My best friend is a metal guitarist. He didn't believe how this babe sounds in a second. Good job!!!
Great for Discounted Price
This Plug-in does sound really good, and has been on sale for $40, and I got to use my $20 Coupon, it was a really nice deal. I'd recommend, when it gets in discount.
Good rock and roll tones
by B. van kaa
This amp is a hell of lot better then the older Engl amps sims, which where not as good. but the Savage is good amp sim. Although it's not my preferred tone, or amp interface. The quality is unquestionable.
by Bruno Zucchetti
Top as every product of PluginAlliance ! I use it by HDX Dsp and I've subscrived for Mega Bundle Yearly ,as a Top Recording Studio in a pocket ... i will buy everything waiting the right promotions ! Bruno Zucchetti Italy
by William L
This is incredible. By far the best Guitar amp plugging used to date.
So this is the secret amp?
Ah okay so this is one of the best modern high gain amps out there. Why didn’t you give us this sooner! Solid and tight, sharp and full of raw power. Very forward sounding. Low end is so tight probably you don’t need a lot of low cut in the mix. I see why you say this amp is “easy to record with”. Pretty straightforward sounding amp yet it has so many sound options. Almost like a dream amp to me. Very usable. I don’t say other ENGL amps are bad but this is the most usable. Again, I just wish you had given this to us sooner.
by institute of Dartmouth
Sounds good maybe the best sounding amp Vst I have ever heard.. the power soak sounds great! I’d like to see more distortion pedals and information on how to use them in conjunction with these amps.. just a side note.. thanks