With its new L12X plug-in, Audiority is giving us a solid-state freeware amplifier that emulates none other than the Marshall Lead 12 amp of the late eighties.
L12X solid-state amplifier
The L12X is a nice new freeware plug-in from Audiority, meant to recreate the classic tones of the old ’80s Marshall Lead 12, allowing you to stamp this ‘legendary’ sound directly onto your DAW audio tracks. The original is based on an OpAmp amplifier, which means more gain but without (or with only a little) distortion, at least compared to similar tube and transistor amps of the time.
- Analog Modelled Solid State Amplifier
- Two Channels – Clean/Boost
- Three bands tone stack
- Integrated Cabinet Simulator
- Resizable interface
- No License File required
In addition to the original parameters, the plug-in contains a contour control (sound colouring) and a boost overdrive stage. There is also an integrated cab simulator, which is equipped with Marshall Cabinet IRs. It sounds like a neat solution for those wishing to add a touch of the ’80s to their tracks.
Prices and dates
You can get Audiority L12X free of charge on the manufacturer’s website. The plug-in can run on Windows 7 or higher or Mac OSX 10.8 or higher.