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.