Get the powerful tones and satisfying dynamics of the legendary Savage 120 studio amp head from ENGL, in your DAW.
The Savage 120 Amplifier embodies ENGL’s rich legacy of creating metal machines for delivering truly punishing tones, with clear dynamics and tremendous sonic variety.
It’s a long time studio favorite of artists like Exodus’ Gary Holt, Borgir, Evanescence, and even Brainworx’ own Dirk Ulrich, who has called it “one of the easiest amps to record with” and “THE recording amp for the hard-rocking musician.”
The Savage 120 set new standards in modern Rock music with its unique sound. With its remarkably fast attack and quick responsiveness to the player’s dynamic choices, the secret to the Savage’s success is in its midrange, which cuts through a mix without ever sounding harsh.
Although the ENGL Savage 120 was used in many famous Rock productions, make no mistake: this amp can deliver a HUGE variety of tones, ranging from crisp and clean, to crunchy, to heavy f***ing Metal.
This incredible tonal flexibility comes from the 4 channel layout of the amp, with a dedicated Clean channel, two separate Crunch channels, and a super-saturated Lead channel, all supported by two discrete EQs and a wide selection of additional features.
With punchy headroom and dynamics for days, this flexible 4-channel head is an ideal choice for the heart of a modern rock rig. And now, it’s available natively in your DAW. Developed by Brainworx, the ENGL Savage 120 Amplifier plugin is an exacting emulation of this beastly, standard-bearing tone monster.
Brainworx engineers recreated every feature and unique property of this amp with component-level modeling and then added their flagship FX Rack which provides extremely useful onboard effects like a noise gate, lo-fi delay, filtering, and internal power soak.
Probably the most notable feature on the FX rack is the ability to select recording chains—a standard feature on all Brainworx amps powered by more than 100 impulse responses captured with an array of boutique cabinets, microphones, and effects.