Going Direct?

There are times when you either can’t take your amp, or the amp has been disallowed entirely. Here are some solutions that enable you to go straight to FOH
DSM & Humboldt Simplifier

Our favourite sounding of the compact options. This entirely analogue box packs in three amp sims, three tube resonance types plus two separate cab sim options that you can use in stereo or mono. Effects loop, thru jack and dual XLR outs. Pro.

Boss IR-200 Amp & Cabinet Processor

This sits neatly between simpler pedal solutions and a full-on rack unit. Eight guitar amps, three bass amps, over 100 IR cab sims, serious EQ section, presets, on-board ambient effects, FX loop, USB, MIDI and of course stereo or mono operation. Woah.

Walrus Audio Mako Series ACS1

Here we have classic Vox, Fender and Marshall voices paired with a choice of three IR cabinet simulations, all in a regular pedal-sized enclosure. True stereo in and out, on-board boost, presets and MIDI control add superb functionality.

Universal Audio OX Amp Top Box

Leave the cab at home (or use it as well) and just bring your amp head. This pairs an analog reactive load attenuator with UA’s class-leading emulation software for speaker cabs, mics and post effects including delay, reverb and compression.

Two Notes Torpedo C.A.B. M+

From the industry leaders in cab simulation, this capable ‘clean pedal platform’ has four power amp models and 32 pre-loaded IRs from eight mics and 12 rooms! Loads of presets for your own IRs, on-board EQ. Great on bass too.


Less To Carry

Some ampless solutions are small enough to fit on your pedalboard meaning no more laborious load-ins (and outs).

Serious Control

If consistency has been a problem for you from venue to venue, going direct can greatly help the FOH engineer to make sure you sound the same night after night

So Many Options

We don't all have access to endless amps and cabs, let alone the ability to transport them. A fully functioned amp and cab simulator can give you almost endless choice