Get access to three incarnations of an era-defining high-gain tube guitar amplifier. Work fast and get the album-ready guitar sound you’re after without endless tweaking or second-guessing.
The Ampknob BDH plugins have been expertly sound-designed by renowned metal producer Jens Bogren and offer an authentic studio-worthy tone.
Everything you need
- Mix-finished™ sound by producer Jens Bogren
- Clean and Dirt Channels
- Cab-Off button (use your own IR)
- Tuner optimized for Bass Guitar
- Built-in Gate
* All audio examples were created using BassKnob.
AmpKnob BDH 5169
The one that started it all. Based on the original "block letter" amp head from 1992. Its aggressive and punchy high-gain tone quickly made it a winner among heavy metal and metalcore bands from the mid-90s and onwards.
To this day, it’s the amp to beat for other high-gain guitar amp manufacturers.
AMPKNOB BDH 66o6+
Devilishly heavy 'Sixty-Six-Oh-Six' is based on a hot-rodded and modified “plus” version, which was originally a later generation of the amp from around 2000.
The modifications ordered by Jens make this amp breathe, spit and bite in a way that is the opposite of stale modern high-gain amps.
It’s truly one of a kind — a sound you will not find anywhere else!
AmpKnob BDH III
The modern take. With a full and rich sound, the dense distortion works exceptionally well for modern riffs, as well as creamy leads.
The original unit is from Jens Bogren’s personal amp collection and a part of many albums created at his Fascination Street Studios.
GO INTO OVERDRIVE!
Need a boost? Every amp in the BDH collection includes a pedal switch, activated with the push of a button on the plugin’s front panel.
The pedal will effectively tighten up the lo-end and drive the input a bit harder. For heavy riffing, this would be our default mode.
Record your ideas
When inspiration strikes, every second counts before that golden riff is gone forever.
With Ampknob, you can capture your ideas quickly and easily without even starting a DAW. The standalone version of Ampknob includes a built-in recording functionality that makes it effortless to always stay creative.
A scratch book has never been this inspiring!
STAY IN TIME, STAY IN TUNE
The standalone version of Ampknob now comes with a built-in metronome for you to stay sharp at your guitar playing skills.
Change meter, accent, or set automatic speed increments so you can focus on practicing without even taking your hands off the guitar.
The excellent built-in tuner means you're always ready to jam!
The perfect tone
The perfect speaker cabinet, microphones, and recording chain has been expertly chosen and dialed in by producer Jens Bogren to capture the tone with outstanding detail.
If you feel like experimenting, you can disable the cab or even load your favorite impulse response right from the plugin.
The future of speaker modeling
Our IRDX (Impulse Response Dynamix) technology breathes life into the guitar sound by adding dynamic and true-to-life speaker behavior to static impulse responses.
IRDX technology, developed by producer Jens Bogren, uses advanced machine learning methods to reconstruct the difference between a real cab and an impulse response.
The end result is a guitar amp sim that reacts like a real amp, easily fits in a mix without sounding stale, and feels great when playing through.
Impulse Responses are excellent at capturing the tonality and resonance of a guitar cabinet, but by nature they are only a static snapshot in time.
By itself, an impulse response has the tonal characteristics of a real cab but without dynamics, it creates a lifeless, fatiguing sound.
Real-life guitar speakers react dynamically to the input from the amplifier. They move air, compress, and break up depending on how hard they are being pushed by the amp.
- Available as VST3 / AU / AAX / Standalone
- Windows 10 or newer
- Mac OS 10.13 or newer (Intel & Apple Silicon Native)
Over 20 years of musical excellence
Founder and head of Fascination Street Studios since 2001, Jens is famous worldwide for his work with some of the biggest acts in metal today.
• Arch Enemy
• Amon Amarth
• And many more!