The software, which has been praised for its amplifier-like qualities, is available as a plug-in and standalone application.

Tallinn, Estonia (November 1, 2011) -- The debut software from Scuffham Amps is now available for MAC OS X as a plug-in and standalone application. The S-Gear software has been praised for delivering natural and dynamic tones through a single interface with gratifying response to playing.

S-Gear for MAC supports the Audio Unit plug-in format and offers all the same functionality as the current Windows release. MAC OS X 10.5.x, 10.6.x and 10.7.x are supported and a universal binary allows operation in both 32- bit and 64-bit hosts. A free 15 day trial is offered for download from A full license will cost $75 (excl. taxes).

Each S-Gear amplifier is designed to have its own character and versatility. The Duke is designed for warm sweet cleans and smooth lead tones, the Stealer aims for raw vintage power, and the Jackal crosses over into high gain modern rock territory. A unique feature of each S-Gear amp is the Tweak panel, providing control of dynamic power amp characteristics like sag and high-cut. Also exclusive to Scuffham Amps are features such as the Z Control on the Pro Convolver, allowing precise control over the impedance output effect of the tube amp. Add the highly acclaimed cabinet models from Redwirez and you have a top quality speaker cabinet emulation.

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