Universal Audio UAFX guitar amp emulators promise the sound of iconic tube amplifiers

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Universal Audio’s new Dream ’65, Ruby ’63 and Woodrow ’55 UAFX guitar amp emulators promise an authentic sound of iconic vintage American and British tube guitar amplifiers housed in a timeless UA design.

UA’s new line of UAFX guitar amp emulators features three pedalboard-friendly units. The Dream ‘65 Reverb, Ruby ‘63 Top Boost and Woodrow ‘55 Instrument UAFX pedals offer vintage tube amp sounds, courtesy of Universal Audio’s analog modelling technology and dual-engine processing.


UAFX Guitar Amp Emulators

Dream ’65 Reverb Amplifier -The essential American tube amp used by the Beatles, Muddy Waters, Elvis Costello, and countless others for more than 60 years.

Ruby ’63 Top Boost Amplifier – The iconic UK valve amp that defined the sound of the British Invasion, beloved by Queen, Radiohead, and U2.

Woodrow ’55 Instrument Amplifier – The legendary tweed tube amp that started it all, beloved by Neil Young, Chuck Berry, and The Eagles.

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Furthermore, extras specific to each amp such as custom boosts and circuit mods, tube reverb and vibrato are available through the UAFX mobile app. As a result, you can use the mobile app for an extra level of hands-on tone-tweaking. You can also personalise footswitches, save presets, and “get the same tones used by pro guitarists including Tim Pierce, Nels Cline, Cory Wong, and more” via the app too.

Additionally, each of the three pedals offers speaker cabinet, mic, and room tones thanks to UA’s award‑winning OX Amp Top Box. Each of the three UAFX pedals offers six control knobs for adjusting sound and timbre. And each pedal has toggle switches with unique options across the pedals for engaging the onboard effects and speaker cabs.


Dream ’65 Reverb Amplifier

The Dream '65 Reverb Amplifier emulates what we can only guess is the Fender Twin Reverb. This UAFX guitar amp emulator emulates the sound that brought us bands like The Beatles. It features Volume, Reverb, Output, Bass, Treble and Boost knobs, in addition to a speaker-switching toggle with GB25, Oxford and EV12 options.
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The Dream ‘65 Reverb calls back to the clean spring reverb and vibrato of US tube amps that bands such as The Beatles favoured. It features Volume, Reverb, Output, Bass, Treble and Boost knobs, in addition to a speaker-switching toggle with GB25, Oxford and EV12 options. 


Ruby ’63 Top Boost Amplifier

The Ruby '63 Top Boost Amplifier UAFX guitar amp emulator emulates the sound that brought us bands like The Queen and Radiohead. The speaker toggle offers different options to the Ruby with Silver, Blue and Green options. Finally, the parameters include Volume, Cut, Output, Bass, Treble and Boost.
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Meanwhile, the Ruby ‘63 offers up the UK valve amp tones that brought us the sound of Queen and Radiohead. In addition, the speaker toggle offers different options to the Ruby with Silver, Blue and Green options. And the parameters include Volume, Cut, Output, Bass, Treble and Boost.


Woodrow ’55 Instrument Amplifier

Woodrow '55 Instrument Amplifier UAFX guitar amp emulator pays homage to the sounds of Neil Young and Chuck Berry. Parameter controls include Volume, Mic Volume, Output, Room, Tone and Boost knobs, while you can toggle between speakers via the BlU15, JP12 and GB25.

Finally, the Woodrow ‘55 Instrument is inspired by the Tweed Deluxe amplifier and pays homage to the sounds of Neil Young and Chuck Berry. Further, you can toggle between speakers via the BlU15, JP12 and GB25 the left-hand toggle switch. And parameter controls include Volume, Mic Volume, Output, Room, Tone and Boost knobs.

You can get the UAFX Guitar Amp Emulators now for $399.

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