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$249.00

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.

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

h. hyakkoku

September 18, 2022

Satisfied because the sound is Nice!

I don't have the actual device, but I tried using it on my DAW and thought it sounded good.
Especially the sound between clean and crunch is wonderful!!

M. de Koning

July 23, 2022

Just bad

I really wanted to like this bundle and I'm not sure how it can be that other people thought it was great. I own a Friedman Twin Sister, which is very similar to two Dirty Shirleys. Problem is the DS sim sounds like garbage compared to my actual TS. In actuality, the bottom end should be significantly bigger. I've never played an actual BE 100 but the sim would make a person avoid it I I believed this is what it actually sounds like. Super boomy bottom end that makes you think all your bass levels must be cranked, and the overall tone sounds too much like my old line 6 spider trying it's best to sound mocho, only to sound like a box of bees when compared to the amps it's claiming to model.

Because I love my actual TS, I put too much trust in a product with Dave's name on it. I should have demo'd it before opening the wallet. My bad.

R. Lamison

July 11, 2022

Power and versatility

These amp sims are a great addition to my collection since they provide so much muscle and versatility. I highly recommend this bundle.

J. garcia

July 7, 2022

excellent

very good and realistic

M. Allende

January 16, 2022

Best Apollo Amp Selection

Great plugins! The BE100 is by far the best amp on all UA collection available imo. You can get a wide range of tones from clean to high gain dirty, which is very accurate to the real Friedman amp. Love it.

K. Fulford

January 16, 2022

Good versatility, kind of overpriced

Try the demos. The Marshall stuff works better for me but it's nice to have options. I think this collection could be 25% cheaper. Still a pretty good value, good sounds.

M. Torres

January 14, 2022

Very good tones... and noisy

You can get really good tones, however I don't know how similar to the original is it because never tried them. I just can complain about the noise when the gain goes up, you can get rid of it a bit with the included noise gate, but it's still noisy when playing.

J. Schreurs

January 14, 2022

do I hear a real Friendman?!

Ooooo! these plugin's are great! For me the best sounding emulation software on the planet. like real amps!

J. Anaka

January 5, 2022

Good replicas

Nice tones that are easy to access from the presets or you can easily modify to your own liking . I have used it more than I expected.

K. Barnard

January 1, 2022

Affordable Friedman X2

These are two of the coolest UA Luna plugins for guitar. I'm having tons of fun writing my own presets for electric and acoustic guitars, The Friedman amps sound amazing with bass guitar as well. Rock on dudes!!

K. Babic

December 28, 2021

As a owner of Friedman amps...

this is a really good emulate of the amps!!!

G. Gaia

December 23, 2021

This amp sim is fire

The amp breaks up awesomely.

J. Migchelsen

December 15, 2021

Great souding amp!

Very natural sound.

F. Helm

December 12, 2021

Angry Wow!

So, in the sea of virtual amps, it’s getting harder and harder to differentiate tone that matters. This Friedman collection is a beast. I set out to design a two part tone. Tone one was a DS40 crunch fronted by a tube screamer and tone two was a bloody BE100 to sit just outside tone one. My first tracking demo was too big, literally massive. Using the amps EQ’s and hi/low pass filtering, it all came together. Ive always heard Friedman amps differently than all others-dont know why, but if the Brainworx-UAD amps are all this good, i’ll keep buying

J. Rosas

November 24, 2021

beast

beast

G. Porrino

October 17, 2021

Friedman Amp Collection

Very pleased with this plugin. Convincing sound. Better than other software amps I have tried.

R. Dobrev

October 7, 2021

Friedman Amplifiers Collection

great, finally a guitar plugin that works very well. thanks.

p. hodji

September 20, 2021

TWO DIFFERENT SOUND

GREAT SOUND VERY FUNNY TO USE WITH A LOT OF CAB

A. Molinari

July 31, 2021

Amazing

Best simulation for this amps. Never listen something like that!

D. Rohde

July 21, 2021

Very good Package

Best Marshall style Package you can get, very versatile