Overview

ENGL Amps have gained a reputation in the music scene for delivering the ultimate metal tones over the past decade or so. The ‘noted users’ website reads like an international who is who in rock and metal! (link below)
Unique and remarkable design and awesome signature sounds wrapped into snakeskin. 100 watts of four 6L6 power tubes trapped behind hand-soldered iron chains. Adjusted and dialed in for the modern metal guitar player.

This is the ENGL E646 - Victor Smolski Ltd, a true model of the Limited Edition ENGL head developed by the specialists at Brainworx.

Four channels of pure tube attack power deliver the widest modern range of tones you can expect from an amp.

The E646 plugin faithfully delivers all the fast attack, punchy rhythm, furious lead tones and the modern, sparkling clean sounds of the original amp. Through meticulous component modeling, that plugin version also captures the smooth, sonic transition of well-selected channel layouts including an adjustable Mid Boost switch in order to create modern rock tones from sustained shining clean to a vintage vibe crunch sound.

Dirk Ulrich (CEO of Brainworx), was a rock producer for 15 years before he entered the plugin business. Dirk has recorded with musicians of bands like Dream Theater, Toto, Michael Jackson Band and many more. He has produced 64 of those recording chains at the PMC-monitoring equipped www.brainworx-studio.de, capturing 3 different ENGL cabinets recorded with up to 9 different hi-end vintage and modern microphones through Brainworx’ NEVE VXS72 console (1 out of 9 consoles of this type which exist) and using outboard EQ from Millennia, SPL and elysia. The resulting tones, which would take tons of gear, time and expertise to achieve, can be selected from a simple menu inside the plugin.

The ENGL E646 plugin can even be used in a live context. Simply switch off the speaker simulation and play the ENGL amp plugin via a real power amp and a real guitar speaker cabinet and you’ll believe you’re playing through a real amp!

The ENGL E765 plugin also includes some useful features not found on the original amp:

The built-in Noise Gate helps stifle the annoying hiss often generated when Gain Boost is engaged at very high gain levels. Channel 2's Tone button fattens up the sound in both Gain stages. It enriches the midrange frequencies, effectively doubling the number of basic sounds available to you in Channel 2. Another trademark ENGL feature is provided with a second master volume (Master A/B).

Features

  • Authentic High Gain metal tones
  • Not only sounds but feels like playing through a real amp
  • Accurate amp modeling and advanced speaker simulation (Impulse Responses), capturing hi-end studio gear
  • Four channels: Clean, Crunch and 2 Lead Channels, each channel with separate Gain and Volume knobs.
  • Two voicing sections specially tuned for each channel: One three-band EQ for Clean and Crunch modes and one three-band EQ plus the "Middle-voiced" control pot for Lead Ch 3 and Lead Ch 4.

  • Two Treble controls for Clean and Crunch: a very special feature that lets you tweak the high-end response in both Clean and Crunch modes individually.
  • EQ-system in the power amp circuit: Presence and Depth Punch.

Audio Examples

Industry Reviews

  • Glenn Tipton

    Glenn Tipton

    Judas Priest

    Engl is the first ampline that I have ever used that not only has balls….But Attitude, right out of the box!

  • Ritchie Blackmore

    Ritchie Blackmore

    Deep Purple

    Engl Amps are the best amps I’ve ever used- not only are they powerful, but they have texture and character too.

  • Rudolf Schenker

    Rudolf Schenker

    The Scorpions

    Since more than ten years ENGL is my choice for any live and studio situation.  Perfect sounding and absolutely reliable amps!

  • Steve Morse

    Steve Morse

    Dixie Dregs

    I love the fast dynamics, the tone and the bottom end of ENGL amps!  I was sold on these amps even before I actually heard them. I love the design and the perfect sound for any… Read More

  • Adam Collins

    Adam Collins

    Music Producer/DJ (Euphoria Records, Omni A.M.)

    I can't believe I have an amplifier like this inside my computer. And it weighs nothing. My mind is blown.

Customer Reviews

  • Just, YES!

    ★★★★★
    by Cat-in-a-blender!
    The correct amount of boom, with a silky grain and delightful shimmer.
  • Engl E646 VS

    ★★★★★
    by Jimmy
    sounds awesome! worth it! i own 2 engl amps (steve morse, invader) and this definitely gives you the tone engl amps are known for.
  • This is the ONE

    ★★★★★
    by Benoni
    The Engl E646 VS from Brainworx is THE definitive amp plugin. This is currently the most accurate amp plugin. It's realistic, versatile, and deep.
    This amp can do amazing cleans all the way to… Read More
  • ENGL 646VS

    ★★★★★
    by Jack
    This amp has become my go-to plugin for high gain sounds; doesn't do too bad on clean either. Definitely not Fender clean but it's not sterile either. I have the Engl Powerball emulation that IK has… Read More
  • great

    ★★★★★
    by teen wei
    easy to use!

Specification

Supported Plugin Formats
AAX Native, AU, AAX AudioSuite, VST2, VST3

Supported Operating Systems
Mac OS X 10.9 through 10.13
Windows 7 through 10
Pro Tools 10.3.10 or higher or most VST/VST3/AU-compatible hosts running on a supported operating system

Mac
Intel CPU only (minimum 2 GHz recommended)

PC
Intel-compatible CPU with SSE2 instruction set (Pentium 4 compatible or higher; minimum 2 GHz recommended)

System Requirements
Display resolution: 1440 × 900px or 1280 × 960px or higher
Memory: 2 GB RAM

Downloads

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