Overview

The Fuchs Train II is widely known for its harmonically rich, clean and crunch tones, as well as its aggressive rock and roll character. The Train II plugin by Brainworx captures all that bold and prepossessing sound from this rock and roll masterpiece. Officially endorsed by Fuchs Audio Technology, the Fuchs Train II plugin perfectly emulates the tonal complexity of this powerful amplifier. If you are looking to attain the famous interpretation of the respected Trainwreck sound, the Train II plugin will definitely perform.

The plugin is equipped with an onboard FX rack with multiple features. These features include a Noise Gate with filtering for taming pickup hum or body rumble, Power Soak for adding more gain without losing headroom, and a vintage delay unit with a built-in "tap tempo" mode. The sound of your guitar is further refined by the accent and thrust controls, which adds a subtle shimmer to the high end or more body to the low end. This offers a remarkable amount of tonal range with each setting you dial in.

Furthermore, the Train II plugin also includes 100 impulse response Recording Chains that were perfectly captured from several boutique cabinets and recorded through Brainworx's vintage Neve console. The plugin also comes with the new RC Off & RC Info as well as a scalable User Interface.

Features

  • Exacting emulation of the original “Trainwreck-inspired” Fuchs Train II
  • Endorsed and fully authenticated by Fuchs Audio Technology
  • Cascading gain stages create simple to complex layers of harmonics before hitting a master volume
  • 100 Recording Chains with multiple speaker cabinet impulse responses
  • FX Rack features vintage delay, noise gate, filter controls, internal power soak, and pre– and post-amp bypass 
  • Scalable User Interface 
  • Recording Chain ON / OFF Parameter 
  • Recording Chain detailed Info 

Audio Examples

Industry Reviews

  • Andy Fuchs

    Andy Fuchs

    Founder & CEO of Fuchs Audio Technologies

    I didn’t believe a plugin could be this good. When Al Di Meola told me how amazed he was after playing it in Germany at your headquarters, I checked it out at NAMM and was knocked out! Awesome… Read More

  • Jake Cinninger

    Jake Cinninger

    Guitarist, Umphrey's McGee

    I’ve been working with the ODS and Train plugins. They are the only ones I use in digital domain. The back panel pass filter and fast action noise gate are super useful in high gain situations.… Read More

  • Robert Venable

    Robert Venable

    Producer and Sound Engineer (Megadeth, Twenty One Pilots, Kelly Clarkson)

    After playing through the Fuchs Overdrive Supreme 50 and the Fuchs Train II amp plugins for a few hours, and scrolling through the various presets, tweaking settings, messing around with the FX… Read More

  • Doug Doppler

    Doug Doppler

    Guitar Teacher, Recording Artist, Session Player

    The Train II is pure adrenaline for the soul... nothing tame about this beast! With more than enough gain on tap to turn a Tele into a fire breathing beast (and I'm NOT kidding), this is a flavor… Read More

Customer Reviews

  • Unusual, but excellent

    ★★★★★
    by Faydit
    Interesting amp, which offers a lot of different sounds, if properly adjusted.
    The two gain stages sound different, so also different possible combinations do, but the real secret wepaon of… Read More
  • Super cool tone and vibe

    ★★★★★
    by Chick
    I tried this plugin and find it deliver variety of tone from SRV semi clean , Claption clean blues lead to modern rock unique lead tone, I bought it as New year gift for myself and will be one of my… Read More
  • Underdog

    ★★★★★
    by B. van kaa
    Probably the most unknown amp, by most guitar players. At least this this was the case for me. Many high gain amps vary in subtle details while the cab and the mic placement make more drastic… Read More
  • favorite

    ★★★★★
    by Balazs Lorincz
    My favorite guitar plugin...
  • Fuchs Train II

    ★★★★★
    by Bradley Coomes
    It seems like I’m forever searching for a nice sounding amp sim that can do convincing clean and mid gain tones. Well I think my search is over. This sim simply sounds great.

Specification

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

Supported Operating Systems
macOS 12 down to macOS 10.11
Windows 11 down to Windows 8

Mac
Intel, or Apple Silicon (except for AAX) architecture

PC
x64-compatible CPU

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

Downloads

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ChangeLog

Train II

Fuchs Train II - Changelog

Version 1.2.1 (Jun 28, 2022)
- General: Fixed potential blacklisting of VST2 on Windows
- General: Fixed potential crashes on Windows
- General: Fixed processing being Mono with VST2 in FL Studio
- General: Fixed value readouts not being present when clicking knob

Version 1.2 (Mar 15, 2022)
- General: added native Apple Silicon compatibility for VST3, VST2 and AU
- General: added macOS Monterey support
- General: added Windows 11 and Windows 10 21H1 support
- General: discontinued Windows 7 support
- General: discontinued macOS 10.9 and 10.11 support
- General: fixed metering behavior in block sizes of 2048 samples and higher

Version 1.1 (Mar 22, 2021)
- General: Compatibility with Logic on Apple Silicon devices via the Rosetta-2 layer
- General: Fixed possible artefacts when freezing or bouncing tracks in Pro Tools
- General: Fixed automation highlighting disappearing in Studio One
- General: Improved license dialog visibility in dark mode

Version 1.0 (May 05, 2020)
- Release version