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by P. Lajoie (10/2/2015):

I tried the demo but for some reason it kept crashing numerous times my Satellite Quad… 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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    ENGL Crashy
    by P. Lajoie(Friday 2 October, 2015)

    I tried the demo but for some reason it kept crashing numerous times my Satellite Quad FW when it was the only plugin running??? Don't why, apart from that awesome sound. Read More

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    The only one I use
    by E. Jexén(Thursday 24 September, 2015)

    I've been playing guitar both professional and as a hobby for many years, and can tell you that once you dial this one right it sounds just amazing and sits in the mix. You got to sit down some hours with good studio monitors to tweak it right, use the correct speaker/mic configurations… Read More

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    Exactly what I was looking for...
    by P. Broman(Friday 14 August, 2015)

    This sound prooved to be exactly what I was looking for at the moment. I tried the plug when it was released and and for some reason I didn't hear what I hear now so It's never to late to change your mind! Try it and maby you'll be happy to cause I think it works on different genres - from… Read More

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    ENGL guitar amp
    by K. Marrett(Saturday 18 April, 2015)

    The very best amp modeling I have ever heard. Everything about the amp sounds so real. I really like this buy. Read More

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    Pure Rock'n'Roll
    by S. Barth(Thursday 2 April, 2015)

    I was looking a long time for a good guitar plugin and finally I found it. Great sound, easy to handle. I love it 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