SoftAmp FM25
by AXP
4.8 / 5     (19 votes)
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SoftAmp FM25 is a virtual-analog model of the Fender Frontman 25R combo amp.

The Frontman is a versatile solid-state practice amplifier for electric guitar. It's equipped with 10" speaker, has 2 channels that share a 3-band equalizer, and a spring reverb. The current issue sports a classic "Blackface" look.

This VST model is a tribute to the original design and faithfully models all its essential features. It is mainly intended for quick and simple recording of draft tracks as well as for some live jamming whenever you don't feel like setting up a more sophisticated amp simulator.

This one runs straight out of the box, looks exactly like a guitar amp and has everything you need to start playing - clean and distorted channels with speaker simulation and a reverb!

As usual, it's got all the conveniences associated with AXP plug-ins, like a stereo processing capability, high quality anti-aliasing oversampling and switchable speaker simulation. All controls are carefully mapped to produce linear sound pressure level changes, i.e. they are linearized in dB scale.

In addition, there’s a special switch added late in the beta test cycle – the “AXP Mod”. It does two things:
  • Replaces all gain stages with vacuum triodes (each based on the SoftAmp 3OD algorithm).
  • Alters the tone stack’s middle control frequency response.

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George Jun 22 2020
(5 / 5)
Jun 22 2020
I taught with one of these for 10 years, and got to love it as an under-rated gem. This sim sounds great with my Strat, no other fx needed. My compliments to the chef!
cyber_T May 15 2020
(5 / 5)
May 15 2020
Excellent! Very, very "fender-ish" including the onboard springreverb and it works well with any kind of virtual stompboxes like tremolo or the free vst "vee-spring". Thanks to the developer - 5 stars are not enough.
BagmanOz Apr 17 2020
(5 / 5)
Apr 17 2020
WOW... I played thru a Frontman25R for 5 years.. and your VST Nails it!. thank you.. the "tube" switch is an unexpected bonus too. nice to have some "vac satch". I never used toobs onstage. I'm too rough lugging gear. Top VST ***** five stars.
KsoundHomeWorks Jun 22 2019
(4 / 5)
Jun 22 2019
**** Thanks **** If this is not enough to manage your CLEAN sound the there's some serious issue with your music :) yup , music :)
Paul K Nov 05 2017
(5 / 5)
Nov 05 2017
I tried out a few free guitar VSTs and liked this one the best. Realistic tones that will fit in a mix, easy to modify (including killing the reverb).
Landon Tyner Jul 22 2017
(4 / 5)
Jul 22 2017
AMAZING Sound out of this thing! Thanks for sharing!
Beetroot tree Dec 14 2016
Dec 14 2016
Top stuff, I prefer this some commercial stuff, sweet as a nut, thanks.
biosch3 Nov 14 2016
(4 / 5)
Nov 14 2016
Excellent plugin, with incredible sound! :)
Bloody Lamb Sept 08 2016
Sept 08 2016
I rely on it 100% :)
Anonymous Apr 26 2016
(5 / 5)
Apr 26 2016
Great plugin!
Bruno Apr 11 2016
(5 / 5)
Apr 11 2016
GREAT SOUND, easy to use. 5/5
Xavier Jul 18 2015
Jul 18 2015
No as good as mentionned above... But for a free plugin it's decent.
Aaron May 15 2015
(5 / 5)
May 15 2015
Just amazing, the Fender.
hozodj May 01 2015
May 01 2015
I've played a lot of "more-legendary-f*****-tube-amp-sims", wich by far did not capture this typically tone as good as your FM25. Really lovely!
indie-rock Apr 29 2015
(5 / 5)
Apr 29 2015
Whoa! What a tone! didn't really knew what to expect from a free plugin. Definitely will be using this in the future!
:) Feb 24 2015
(5 / 5)
Feb 24 2015
Great, I use it all the time.
msea Mar 30 2014
(5 / 5)
Mar 30 2014
A lot lighter than my old Twin... great!
6string Mar 20 2014
(5 / 5)
Mar 20 2014
Extremely nice cleans with a strat!!!
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