Audiority releases L12X
free analog simulation inspired by the Marshall Lead
Audiority has released L12X,
free analog simulation inspired by the Marshall®
Lead 12™ solid state amplifier of the late ‘80s (VST,
VST3, AU and AAX).
Analog Modeled Solid State Amplifier
Plugin. VST, VST3, AU and AAX.
L12X is an analog simulation
inspired by the Marshall® Lead 12™ solid state
amplifier of the late ‘80s.
The original head was an op-amp
based amplifier: instead of using tubes or
transistors, the op-amp is able to provide a huge
amount of gain with very little or no distortion.
However, when the amplified signal reaches the
voltage applied to power the op-amp, it gets
clipped. Marshall engineers exploited that to
provide a great sounding amplifier with very few
This little solid state head is able
to push cabinets up to 4×12 and can easily sound
like a JCM™. We modified the original circuit by
adding a Contour knob (to get a more scooped tone)
and an additional Boost overdrive stage. We also
included an integrated Cab Simulator, loaded with a
Marshall cabinet IR featuring Celestion V30 cones.