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Softube Amps & FX Explained®

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Interface Introduction

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    Tutorial 1

    Intro to Amp Rooms


    Doug takes you on a tour of Vintage, Metal and Bass Amp rooms. See how to activate the plug-ins and set your preferences.

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    Tutorial 2

    Intro to Effects


    Get a quick tour of the Acoustic Feedback,Tube Delay and Spring Reverb plug-ins.

The Amp Rooms

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    Tutorial 3

    The Vintage Amp Room White Amp


    Doug takes a look at all the amp's settings. You will learn how the gain and volume settings work.

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    Tutorial 4

    The Vintage Amp Room Brown Amp


    Discover all the amp's settings, including the bright switch and the tremolo feature.

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    Tutorial 5

    The Vintage Amp Room Green Amp


    Take a tour of all the amp's settings and features. This amp has three channels as well as tremolo and vibrato.

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    Tutorial 6

    Metal Amp Room


    The Distortion, tone, two cabinets, mic blends are all explained here.

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    Tutorial 7

    Bass Amp Room


    Learn how the amp and DI settings work and how to blend them. Doug also shows how to Choose from the four cabinets.

The Effects

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    Tutorial 8

    Acoustic Feedback


    In this video, Doug shows the settings and audio routing for this plug-in as well as the MIDI setting for using with a MIDI expression pedal.

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    Tutorial 9

    Tube Delay


    Learn the audio routing and parameters of this plug-in, which can also be used as a tube pre-amp.

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    Tutorial 10

    Spring Reverb


    Doug shows the various audio routing and parameters of this plug-in including 'shake'.

Music Demos

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    Tutorial 11

    Southern Rock


    Doug dials in some sounds using Softube's Amps and Effects for a Southern Rock sound.

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    Tutorial 12

    Metal Rock


    Watch Doug get a metal rock sound using Softube's Amps and Effects.

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    Tutorial 13

    Surf Rock


    See Doug cultivate a surf rock sound using Softube's amps & effects.

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    Tutorial 14

    Tips & Tricks


    Doug shares a few tips & tricks such as using two amps, switch amps and cabinets, bussing out to the Tube Delay and using the cabinets for keyboards.

DAW and guitar master Doug Zangar is back with a new series on Softube's Vintage Amp Room and Effects bundles. Have a seat and get ready to learn these guitar amp room modelling and effects plug-ins inside out.

After an introduction to both the Amp Room and effects, Doug begins with an in-depth look at at the Amp Rooms. Starting with The Vintage Amp Room, Doug explores all the features and functions of White, Brown and Green amps.

Next up is the Metal Amp Room, and Doug demonstrates both cabinets, the distortion tone and mic blending. Moving on, Doug tackles the final amp room, the Bass Amp Room. Here Doug explains the how the DI settings work and how to blend them, and gives a detailed tour of the four cabinets.

Doug now goes over the 3 effects, the Acoustic Feedback, Tube Delay and Spring Reverb and each of their parameters and functions. After the detailed examination of the effects, Doug shows you how to get some different classic genre guitar sounds using both the amps and effects. Doug wraps the series up with one last video containing a few extra tips & tricks.

If you're new to Softube's Vintage Amp Room and Effects or just want to further your knowledge on the plug-ins, this is the series for you. Give your guitar the sound it deserves... Watch "Softube Amps & FX Explained" today.


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1. When did you start dabbling in music?

I started playing a bit of guitar and piano in the mid-60’s as a small child. Nothing really stuck until my first electric guitar and ensuing garage band in high school. By my last year of high school I was studying jazz guitar and the music bug had bitten.

2. What training have you had?

I went on to get a BFA in music (magna cum laude) from Cornish College of the Arts, emphasizing jazz guitar. Faculty at that time included Gary Peacock, Art Lande and Marius Nordal. I also completed the Pacific Northwest Film Scoring Program, where I studied with Hummie Mann. Additionally, I have become a certified trainer for Apple’s Logic Pro software on versions 6, 7, and 8.

3. When did you get into recording?

My first home recording gear was purchased in the mid ‘80s. It consisted of a Tascam Porta One and a Roland 505 drum machine. By the late 80’s the Atari 1040 ST and Logic’s predecessor, Notator 2.0 were purchased. Digital audio didn’t arrive at the home studio until the early ‘90’s, with Digidesign’s Session 8.

4. People you have worked with/for?

My professional career has included working with Pavarotti, Vic Damone and Diahann Carroll. I have written music for commercials on television and radio and scored independent films. Studio work includes performing on as well as arranging and producing many CD projects. I have also helped many Seattle area musicians work with Logic.

5. Why are you so good at training people?

I draw from my formal education, 4 years of running the Seattle Logic User Group, over 20 years of teaching music at the community college level and 30 years real-world experience working in the music business to give you a lot of insights and tips and tricks on how to use Logic to help create and refine your work.

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