ENGL® Savage 120 Amplifier
A go-to legend for punishing metal tones.
The Savage 120 Amplifier embodies ENGL’s rich legacy of punishing metal machines. A favorite of Exodus’ Gary Holt, as well as Dimmu Borgir, Sodom, and Primal Fear, the ENGL Savage 120 has metal bonafides to spare.
Developed by Brainworx, and available exclusively for UAD hardware and Apollo interfaces, the ENGL Savage 120 Amplifier plug-in is an exacting emulation of this beastly, standard-bearing tone monster.
Track through the ferocious ENGL Savage 120 amp with near-zero latency on your Apollo-equipped workstation
Shape tones further with FX Rack’s Vintage Delay, noise gate, high/low filters, and more
Perfectly sculpt ultra-aggressive metal sounds with a bevy of onboard tone-shaping tools
Audition 100 different high-end Recording Chains with a premium selection of mics, cabinets, and outboard gear
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The Most Savage ENGL
The ENGL roster of amps features a multitude of bonecrushers — but the Savage 120 reigns over all for its unabashedly modern aggressiveness and punch. Its fast attack coupled with intense crunch and face-melting distortion tones have made it a weapon of mass destruction in the studio and on stage.
Fierce, but Flexible
The ENGL Savage 120 plug-in expertly models the amp’s four channels, dual three-band EQ, and tone shaping tools like Depth Boost, Rough/Smooth, Contour, and Presence, giving you total control of your tones.
Savage FX Rack
The ENGL Savage 120 plug-in offers additional control over your tones via the Brainworx FX Rack. It features a Noise Gate, Vintage Delay, switchable high and low-pass filters, and a Power Soak circuit that allows you to dial in as much overdrive as you want, without having to crank the output gain.
The ENGL Savage 120 plug-in also includes 100 impulse response Recording Chains that were perfectly captured from several boutique cabinets and recorded through Brainworx's vintage Neve console with an array of high-end and vintage microphones and outboard gear, giving you "record ready" tones, instantly.
Unison™ Technology for Authentic ENGL Tones
The interaction of your guitar’s pickups to an amp’s front end is crucial to capturing the tone and feel of the amplifier. With UA’s Unison technology, Apollo user's guitar pickups will see the exact impedance load as if they’re plugged into an ENGL Savage 120 — a feature found only on Apollo audio interfaces.
“The ENGL Savage 120 plug-in is just
perfect for high quality home recording.”
– Jen Majura (Evanescence)
November 4, 2022
Fantastic amp and plug-in. Would get a 5 star if you could use your own IR’s and if pedals were included.Read More
September 18, 2022
Expecting less, getting more
Actually I bought this amp only to gain access to the 50 $ voucher. Originally I was out for the Fuchs Train only. To my knowledge the Engl Savage being more for Metal and such like, which...Read More
August 16, 2022
Real sound !
Real sound !Read More
July 16, 2022
Love this and the Herbert the most!Read More
June 28, 2022
it sound loud and clean! not harshing, very high gain!Read More
January 5, 2022
Excellent !Read More
Exacting emulation of the original, legendary ENGL Savage 120 Tube Guitar Amplifier
Four assignable channels: Clean, Crunch 1, Crunch 2, and Lead
Three-Band EQ per channel
Four gain stages and a separate volume control for each channel
Rough/Smooth mode selector for the Crunch and Lead channels
Two independent voicing and master sections per channel
EQs, Sensitivity switch, Bright switch, Lead Boost, Contour switch, and Hi-Balance control
100 advanced Impulse Responses (IR) to catch all styles and genres from high-gain to creamy-clean sounds
FX Rack includes host-syncable lo-fi delay, noise gate, tight and smooths filters, and power soak with pre and power amp bypass
Physical input impedance and hands-on control of Gain staging with Unison™ technology
ENGL Savage 120 Amplifier
Fantastic amp and plug-in. Would get a 5 star if you could use your own IR’s and if pedals were included.
Expecting less, getting more
Actually I bought this amp only to gain access to the 50 $ voucher. Originally I was out for the Fuchs Train only. To my knowledge the Engl Savage being more for Metal and such like, which is not so much my cup of tea.
But………. luckily I tried several presets and among them there were some clean amp presets to my total surprise.
And…… these clean settings sound amazing!!
Conclusion. This is not a hi gain amp only. Especially the clean and crunch settings sound even better than the Engl Retro. According to my taste. Total surprise and absolutely no regrets.
Real sound !
Real sound !
Love this and the Herbert the most!
it sound loud and clean! not harshing, very high gain!
Useful and Practical
This is a good sounding amp model that is practical and easy to use. I usually record electric guitar and bass with my Kemper, but I wanted at least one quality amp model to be able to use in unison mode, and for $50 and some change after the sale and the coupons, I couldn't go wrong.
I am a little put off by some of the 1 star reviews given with the reasoning of the plugin not having a tuner. That indeed would have been a cool feature, but I think giving it such a poor rating based on that is rather spiteful, and forgive me, perhaps even a bit juvenile. I mean how many tuners do each of us probably all have? I am guessing a lot of them. Maybe a 3 or 4 star rating instead, if one feels the need to subtract on this basis?
Sehr nahe dran!
Ich benutze seit dem Erscheinen die "Hardwarevariante" 1.0 vom Engl Savage 120 und es ist schon beeindruckend was dieses Plugin leistet. Es macht viel Spass Nachts um 3 Gitarren aufzunehmen und dabei eine Box nach der anderen "reinzutragen".
This is my favorite amp sim for heavier tones.
Engl Savage Plugin
I don’t know if it sounds close with real amp, but I love the sound of it. I use it when I record guitars at nights and use later di-sound for re-amping with real amps!
Simply the best!
Amazing sound and great versatility. Probably the only one you will ever need...
It is Amazing ENGL Savage 120 Amplifier!
The sound of the amp is just great, an order of measure higher than the other VST plug-ins I've used. It is very variable and is suitable for almost any genre. In addition, it is quite friendly to DSP and latency. Now I use it constantly on the records and in live sessions.
ENGL Savage 120 Amplifier
Engl made a (savage) beast of an amp and BX/UA modeled it resulting in a great plugin for guitar players of all genres. I really like how many options this gives you for cabinet IRs. That feature comes in really handy when double or quad tracking the same part. If you want separation between the different takes, just use a different cab IR and you're all set.
My new favorite AMP
Jó kis cucc!
Feels and Sounds Fantastic
I have this plugin as a plugin alliance version swell and this unison version blows the other away in feel.
Из всех гитарных плагинов UAD понравился упругим перегрузом.
a beast of an amp sim, presets are really good by my standards
this one can get a job done for the extreme s#!%, guitar as well as bass, i demand quite a lot in a distortion, UA is excellent, i run an apollo twin x thunderbolt 3 on a windows desktop that i have built and integrated into a rackmount with a power amplifier that i run through my 4x10 and 1x15 trace elliot bass cabs and it is seriously a monster of an stack, with all the amp sims i can use it for my guitar or bass i cant even tell you more about it without using foul language. and yes, i am among the UA users that is praying to the sound gods that luna will one day be released on windows, but im satisfied enough so far that if they dont in a couple months im going to attempt to build a hackintosh (eat my ass hackintosh haters! youll see! youll all see!)