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This 'Retro' ENGL sounds great and is pretty flexible. Not many of the IR 'chains' are… Read more

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ENGL® E765 Retro Tube Plug-In
developed by Brainworx

Expertly Sculpted Vintage and Modern Rock Sounds for Your Studio.

The ENGL E765 Retro Tube plug-in for UAD-2 and Apollo hardware gives you classic clean and distorted tube amp tones for almost any genre.

Now You Can:

  • Track through the legendary 100-watt ENGL E765 Retro Tube amplifier on Apollo-equipped workstations
  • Craft old-school clean tones and aggressive overdriven sounds easily and intuitively
  • Audition 64 different Recording Chains with a selection of mics, cabinets, and outboard gear
  • Fine-tune your sounds with an onboard FX Rack, including noise gate, EQ filter controls, and host-syncable lo-fi delay

ENGL Amps: A 20-Year Legacy

More than two decades after its inception, ENGL guitar amplifiers continue to deliver cutting-edge tone machines to some of rock and metal’s most legendary players. With their complex clean textures and searing distortion, it’s no wonder these coveted tube amps have become a staple in studios and stages worldwide.

Designed in conjunction with Brainworx, the ENGL E765 Retro Tube plug-in brings one of ENGL’s flagship amps directly to your UAD-2 DSP Accelerator or Apollo-equipped workstation. The two channel ENGL 765 Retro Tube plug-in also sports an FX Rack to broaden your tonal palette.

A Full Spectrum of Tone

Channel One’s three-dimensional clean tones will impart your tracks with a complex sparkle and harmonically rich chime, whether you’re plugging in a single-coil or humbucker-equipped guitar perfect for lilting arpeggios or funky rhythmic stabs. 

By tweaking Chanel One’s Gain control, you’re able to take advantage of the ENGL E765 Retro Tube plug-in’s superb dynamics, as you can dial-up clean-ish, just-on-the-verge-of-breakup, crunch textures that will add power, definition, and texture to your tracks.

Channel Two’s more aggressive voice gives you a myriad of intense rock tones that run the gamut from classic tube snarl, to modern sledgehammer distortion. Like the original amplifier, the ENGL E765 Retro Tube plug-In reacts to your playing attack exceptionally well — no matter how much gain you’re using. From de-tuned rhythms to singing leads, the ultra-musical string-to-string detail stays intact.

FX Rack — Find the Perfect Sound for the Perfect Part

The ENGL E765 Retro Tube plug-in’s FX Rack adds another level of sonic versatility to your workstation, with pre/post EQ filter controls, a noise gate, Power Soak, and host-syncable lo-fi delay. The crown jewel of the FX Rack, however, is the 64 powerful Recording Chain presets, which allow you to audition your tones through a variety of vintage mics, ENGL cabinets, and outboard gear, including hardware emulations from Millennia, SPL, and elysia.  

Captured through Brainworx’s Neve VXS72 board, the Recording Chain presets are akin to an engineer patching you through various high-end signal chains, but with a single mouse click instead of time-consuming rerouting. You can even set this feature to scroll through the various Recording Chains in one, two, or four bar increments, allowing you to keep your hands on your instrument while listening to the sonic differences.



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    sounds great
    by . (Saturday 21 March, 2015)

    This 'Retro' ENGL sounds great and is pretty flexible. Not many of the IR 'chains' are all that great but enough are. I much prefer this modded amp to the new Friedman BE-100 plugin which is almost useless in my opinion Read More

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    Tremendous ease of use!
    by J. Tabrizi (Tuesday 6 January, 2015)

    The overall sound of this plug-in absolutely excellent! You get that organic "mic'd" up low-end that other amp sims don't really offer. The auditioning tool is a stroke of genius! Excellent delay and incredibly useful and expressive noise gate! The overall plug in and play… Read More

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    by A. Sinha (Saturday 27 December, 2014)

    When I originally started recording direct (through Guitar Rig), I bought a lot of high output EMG pickups to help get a better high output tone. After purchasing this plugin, I went back to classic pickups and settings because the realistic tone/sounds on these amps are just amazing! Using… Read More

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    by I. Gutierrez (Thursday 27 November, 2014)

    This is the amp that you can use for many styles. I Love it Read More

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    really good sound but it takes time to tweak
    by J. Reboul (Wednesday 29 October, 2014)

    I have tried several options : - for distorted sound (heavy sound), it is quite easy to ger a huge sound on my stratocaster USA (with van zandt pickups). I have never got such a sound with other softwares ! I am rally happy for lead sound. - for clean sound amazingly I could get a… Read More


Features & Specs

Key Feature Bullets

  • Accurate amp modeling and advanced speaker simulation (Impulse Responses), capturing hi-end studio gear, plus recording-specific features like filters and a noise gate
  • Two channels, each with Gain and Volume controls
  • Two voicing sections specially tuned for each channel: One three-band EQ for Channel One and one three-band EQ for Channel Two
  • Two sound switching options in the preamp sections: Bright assigned to Channel One, Tone assigned to Channel Two
  • Newly developed Power Amp Simulation including on-board Power Soak
  • Selectable pre/post amp Tight and Smooth filters 
  • Host-syncable lo-fi delay effect
  • 64 selectable Recording Chains: Get the full sound instantly by using Brainworx’ Advanced IR Technology
  • Requires UAD-2 DSP Accelerator Card or Apollo Interface, available from authorized dealers worldwide

See the UAD Instance Chart here

Product Parameters


  • Bypass: discrete 2 step, On / Off
  • Undo: toggle button
  • Redo: toggle button
  • Settings: single select buttons, 4 steps, A / B / C / D
  • Copy: toggle button
  • Paste: toggle button
  • Reset X: toggle button
  • FX Rack: discrete 2 step, On / Off
  • About: toggle button


  • Gain (Channel 1 & 2): continuous 0 – 10
  • Bright (Channel 1): discrete 2 step, On / Off
  • Tone (Channel 2): discrete 2 step, On / Off
  • Bass (Channel 1 & 2): continuous 0 - 10
  • Middle (Channel 1 & 2): continuous 0 – 10
  • Treble (Channel 1 & 2): continuous 0 - 10
  • Volume (Channel 1 & 2): continuous 0 - 10
  • Gain Boost: discrete 2 step, On / Off
  • Channel 1 <> 2: discrete 2 step, On / Off
  • Master: continuous 0 - 10
  • Stand By: discrete 2 step, On / Off
  • Power: discrete 2 step, On / Off

FX Rack:

  • Noise Gate On: discrete 2 step, On / Off
  • Noise Gate Threshold: continuous -120 - 0 dB
  • Noise Gate Range: continuous 0 - 100 dB
  • Tight Filter Switch: discrete 3 step, Post / Pre / Off
  • Tight Filter Frequency: continuous 30 - 3000 Hz
  • Smooth Filter Frequency: continuous 3000 - 35000 Hz
  • Smooth Filter Switch: discrete 3 step, Post / Pre / Off
  • Delay On: discrete 2 step, On / Off
  • Delay Tab: toggle button
  • Delay Time: discrete 15 - 1000 ms
  • Delay Time x2: toggle button
  • Delay Time /2: toggle button
  • Delay Note: discrete list with 11 settings (1/1, 1/2 D, 1/2, 1/2 T, 1/4 D, 1/4, 1/4 T, 1/8 D, 1/8, 1/8 T, 1/16)
  • Delay Mix: continuous 0 - 100%
  • Delay Feedback: continuous 0 - 100%
  • Delay Lo-Fi: continuous 0 - 100%
  • Recording Chain: discrete list with 65 settings
  • RC +: toggle button
  • RC –: toggle button
  • RC Auto: toggle button (On / Off)
  • RC Auto Time: discrete list with 5 settings (1, 2, 3, 4, 8 Bar)
  • Input Gain: continuous -20 - 20 dB
  • Bypass Pre: discrete 2 step, On / Off
  • Bypass Power Amp: discrete 2 step, On / Off
  • Power Soak: continuous -40 - 0 dB


ENGL E765 RT Plug-In Manual