Picked this up the day it was released, with a few packs and frankly it’s a bit mind-blowing.
For those who don’t know, STL Tones’ bread and butter is Kemper and Axe FX packs. They’ve done some really cool amp sim plugins too. Apparently, for the last 2 years they’ve been developing a system that will essentially replicate their hardware profiles, but in a plugin.
I got 3 of the packs and it’s pretty stunning. Now of course, I’ve never played most of the actual amps that are modeled, but the ones I have played or currently own are spot on. I’ve watched a pile of videos comparing the plugin to the Kemper profiles and it’s pretty impressive how identical they are. I think it’s mostly geared towards the higher-gain crowd but there’s a really good cross-section of amps.
Anyhoo… long story short… it ain’t cheap, but it’s the first plugin I’ve used that has actually made me question whether I still need tube amps. Check it out!