STL AmpHub Plug-In Now Available

An all-new subscription & perpetual plugin platform that is host to a collection of amplifiers, pedals, cabinets, and multi-effects.

Nashville, TN, (September 9, 2020) -- After the extremely successful release of STL ToneHub earlier in the year, featuring preset packs from some of the biggest names in the industry including David Bendeth, Howard Benson, John Feldmann, Will Putney and Kris Crummett to name a few, STL Tones announces the official availability of an all-new subscription & perpetual plugin platform that is host to an incredible collection of amplifiers, pedals, cabinets, and multi-effects. STL Tones is also offering the individual models from within AmpHub to be purchased outright.

AmpHub consists of a Stomp section with 6 pedals, a robust collection of 12 Amplifiers, extensive Multi-Effects module, Dual 3D Cabinet Mixer, with 9 different cabinet choices, and numerous microphone options per each cabinet.

STL AmpHub is available now for $10 per month.

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