A wrapper, integrator, a host, or just lets say it’s a playground for guitarists

The 360 Bundle consists of all Kuassa’s amplifiers and effect units in a hard to resist package. Use each unit as an individual plug-in for your DAW, or as a module for Amplifikation 360. It’s just a superb piece of modeling software and you’ll be discovering all of its features for a long time.

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The amps & effects are truly spectacular, and this is one piece of software that fully takes advantage of my 44″ ultra-wide monitor.

This is a whole sound sculpting studio for guitar and bass. You’ll find a large number of cabs along with a fine collection of microphones of all types. And all can be used in any combination.

Then we have the effects: 5 overdrive, 5 distortion, 5 fuzz pedals, emulating all the classics and some more modern stuff, gate, compressors, graphic EQ’s HP & LP filters, classic wah pedals, several delays and all types of reverbs. Many of the effects are stereo, which can widen the guitar in the 360 itself, without further enhancement when mixing in the DAW.

You can set things up in a virtual pedalboard with unlimited routing possibilities:

Serial, parallel, crossover, panned.

The whole chain or selected parts of it can be saved as individual presets and recalled in even more combinations. And in every chain there can be 8 layouts with different elements engaged for instant recall of amp & pedal combinations.

All amps and drive pedals have the option of oversampling up to 8X without latency, to keep aliasing under control. The algorithm is so well designed that I it adds almost no CPU load to my Ryzen 3700X. The whole thing is impressively light even with oversampling engaged in all places.

Finally, there is the option to assign several midi switches and two expression pedals to any parameter in the program, so the player can use a pedal board or any midi controller they want.

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Everything is logically organized and set in a user friendly environment that really inspires you to experiment and doesn’t get in the way when you just want to enjoy playing.

It’s important to note that if you’d rather not go with the 360 Bundle, the actual 360 application is free to download and use. It includes all the current Kuassa products for guitar and bass, so the user can listen to any of them in demo mode and see what they like. When a single license is purchased, the individual product is unlocked and can be used without limitations. So the demo products remain in the 360 presets, but they don’t get in the way of playing with the purchased ones.

The word “Demo” is next to their name in the list, so you just don’t add them to your chain. If like me you like all their stuff, the price is really affordable for the whole suite and it is really worth it compared to the quality and variety that you get. But even if a player wants just a single amp and a couple of pedals, 360 can accommodate their need as well.

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Finally, 360 works both as a standalone application and a plugin for the DAW. So I can play and set up my sounds in the application, and then instantly recall them in the DAW when I want to record the instrument.

Overall I am very impressed by this product and its individual elements. The price was very fair for such a quality tool, both in sound and ease of use. The developing team seem very passionate and friendly, and happily answered my questions about the specifics of some amp and cab models. All their products are 100% stable on my PC and within Studio One. No issues that I could notice.

I am very excited about this product and will definitely be interested in their future releases.