Friedman Amplifiers Collection

Friedman Amplifiers Collection

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$249.00

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$249.00

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Two flavors of classic British tones
from a boutique icon.

For over 20 years, Dave Friedman has been a gear guru to the stars, designing rigs and modifying amplifiers for the likes of Eddie Van Halen, Jerry Cantrell, Guns N’ Roses and more. When Friedman began building his own amps, he gleaned inspiration from high-powered British tone machines of yesteryear that have become the defacto sound of rock.

Developed by Brainworx, the Friedman Amps Plug-In Collection for UAD-2 hardware and Apollo interfaces features two stunning emulations of Friedman’s high-end, boutique masterpieces, each with its own take on god-like British tube tone — the BE-100 for the ultimate “hot-rodded” Plexi-style amp, and the Dirty Shirley DS-40 for dynamic clean tones and powerful, punchy crunch.

Now You Can:

Re-amp your tracks through Friedman's classic, vintage-flavored DS-40 and fire-breathing BE-100 amplifiers

Shape your guitar sounds further with built-in FX Rack and Recording Chains

Track through either amp in real time, with near-zero latency, on your Apollo audio interface via Realtime UAD Processing

Enjoy quick, precise guitar tuning with the included bx_tuner plug-in

Take A Listen

Take A Listen
The Friedman BE‑100 — Modding a Classic

The Friedman BE‑100 — Modding a Classic

The Friedman BE-100 amplifier is the result of years of experience Friedman amassed performing tone mods on his various clients’ 1959 Marshall plexis. The BE-100 amplifier plug-in for UAD-2 and Apollo interfaces expertly captures Friedman’s jaw-dropping evolution to the classic plexi DNA — but with smoother treble, tighter bass response, and increased gain capabilities for more sonic versatility.

Old School Cool — The Friedman Dirty Shirley DS-40

Old School Cool — The Friedman Dirty Shirley DS-40

Taking its cue from Marshall’s earliest production amp — the venerable JTM45 — Friedman’s dual 6L6-based Dirty Shirley DS-40 amplifier is renowned for its rich, bell-like clean tones, ultra-dynamic cleanish tones, and ability to conjure more aggressive textures while retaining musical touch sensitivity. The Friedman DS-40 Amplifier plug-in for UAD-2 and Apollo interfaces perfectly captures the DS-40’s regal raunch as well its clean tone complexities, making it a slam dunk classic rock amp that can also deliver blues, jazz, and country tones with ease.

Over 60 High-End Recording Chains

Over 60 High-End Recording Chains

Both the Friedman BE-100 and DS-40 plug-ins offer an onboard FX Rack feature that gives you potent tone sculpting ability — adjust lows and highs with Tight and Smooth filters, create crushing rhythm tracks by artfully tweaking the onboard noise gate, or enhance solos with a chewy, host-syncable, lo-fi delay. You can also use the FX Rack’s Recording Chains feature to audition your tones through 66 different signal paths, featuring various speaker cabinets, high-end mics, preamps, and EQ emulations.

Brainworx bx_tuner

Brainworx bx_tuner

With the Friedman Amplifier Plug-In Collection, you’ll also receive Brainworx’s bx_tuner plug-in — an intuitive, easy-to-use, chromatic tuner that can be inserted into a channel or bus to keep your tracks sounding their best. The bx_tuner offers spot-on chromatic tuning with a couple of clever additions. Dim mode offers tuning with sound, albeit at a reduced level, while a Ballistics feature lets you customize the action of the tuning LEDs and how fast they track pitch changes. Everyone needs to be in tune. The bx_tuner allows you to do it elegantly and accurately within your workstation.

Key Features

Faithful emulation of two modern boutique amps inspired by classic British tube amps, designed by legendary amp guru David Friedman
FX Rack features lo-fi delay, noise gate, and filter controls
66 impulse responses for each amp, with multiple speaker cabinets recorded in a state of the art room with stellar gear
Feels like a real amp when played through Apollo’s Realtime UAD Processing
Re-Amp less than perfect DI guitar tracks, previously recorded with other guitar-amp simulations
Enjoy quick, precise guitar tuning with the included bx_tuner plug-in
Requires UAD-2 DSP Accelerator Card or Apollo Interface, available from authorized dealers worldwide

Customer Reviews

Friedman Amplifiers Collection

Overall Rating

L. Peterle

July 10, 2020

Best modelef Friedman

Simply stunning! Top world quality. Brainworx keep it up!
i would live a pedalboard with this plugin onboard...

J. Slavin

July 3, 2020

Nice Amps

I own a Helix Floor, it’s amazing !
But these guys are up to the task too, really nice sound, feel, and quality.... not a step down in any way, they’d hold their own in any company

D. Yowell

June 16, 2020

Wow! These are so true to the actual amps

Tone for days! It’s like owning 2 great Friedman amps! Lots of headroom and superb tones!

A. Pashka

April 27, 2020

This should have 5 stars across the board

This plugin is unreal. By far the best plugin by UA for guitars, and to be honest my favourite guitar amp emulation on market. You just can't beat this sound.

C. Vazquez

April 26, 2020

Great amp sim!!!

This thing rocks! \m/ It’s an amazing amp emulation and it’s probably the best emulation of a friedman on the market. It also takes out of the box overdrives really well! Cheers! And stay shredding folks!

A. Taylor

April 24, 2020

Friedman Amps

I am very pleased with the two Friedman’s.
The BE gives a great British Overdrive sound with a gate and super echo.
Dirty Shirley is more American voiced and dials up some nice full clean sounds.
Nice pair!

J. Toy

April 21, 2020

So good I bought it

I use this for it's power amp / cabinet features only. I have a revivalDrive that I use as my pre-amp stage and just needed a solid power amp / IR section, which Brainworx does very well. My only critique would be that it would be super cool to have some distance mic options, I realise that would probably play havoc with the low latency situation. As soon as UAD make a Twin where you can just use the power amp and cab simulation I will grab it.

J. Daranowski

March 12, 2020

Great plug-in

Best amp plug along with Buxom Betty ;)

c. chansiricharoengul

February 27, 2020

Very good

love this Friedman's Collection sound great with an affordable price

M. Vogeler

February 14, 2020

Great Stuff

great tones and great playing feel

A. Phillips

January 23, 2020

Gives me what I need

I use these for Demo's that go all over the world. The 100 is an absolute beast when I need it to be. The 40 is very special on a Tele.

e. Spectrum

January 12, 2020

love it

special sound,super annoyance to all the other UAD amps

S. Siddells

December 25, 2019

Scooped. But ok

Average... not bad, but far from a 'care factor'.
Scooped mids. Not aggressive. fluffy, fizzy preamp gain, but still warm & cuddly...
Mmmmmmm.... ever rock guitarist dream. ... <NOT>

Honestly, UAD needs to stop trying to model amps. They are NOT getting it.

D. Fornes Berenguer

December 24, 2019

Sorprendentes y reales como los originales.

Todavía no puedo creer la dinámica que respetan estos plugins y el tono sin retardo que sacas de ellos, todos y los Friedman .... también, llevo muchísimos trabajando con digital y analógico y salvo que estés delante del amplificador, ya apenas puedes notar la diferencia ... la tecnología TB3 con UNISON en los disopositivos Uaudio te dejan pasmado, han llegado para quedarse.

G. Sharp

December 20, 2019

I give this rating humbly, but confidently.

I am not a pro guitarist or mixer. What I can say, however, is that I loved the basic sound of the Friedman, which sounds warm and real to me and it has helped me get the sound I needed on the first song I have tried it on. I do at least have 63 year old ears and can also say that I own the Silver Jubilee, Tweed and Chandler and this could well become my favourite. Certainly give it a try.

R. McClure

December 13, 2019

Better and more versatile than the Marshall amp models from UAD

After demoing all of the amp simulation plugins from UAD, I found these amp models to be better equipped for getting a wide variety of British tones than the Marshall amp models. The high gain is very nice but they also clean up well. It’s also nice to have the tone modification switches to get even more versatility.

F. DeAngelis

December 4, 2019

Blissful jamming alert!

A lot of ground is covered between these two amps. Sounds and Feels like a real tube amp. I can make the BE100 sound just like my modified Marshall. From Clean Crancked the tones are all fantastic and useful across the full spectrum of frequencies

UAD User

November 13, 2019

Gets the most use out of all amp plugins

This is the one amp plugin that I use the most. Both of these amps are super useable from clean to dirty. Wow they sound great! Super flexible!

K. Haritatos

September 18, 2019

Fantastic Amp.

I love this sound!

T. Ashe

July 19, 2019

Perfect answer

Have been looking for a versatile guitar tone for fast workflow. This Friedman Amplifiler collection was the perfect answer!!