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A boutique fire breather that specializes in
grind and distorted tones.

Inspired by the late Ken Fischer’s iconic and rare Trainwreck amplifiers, the Fuch’s Train II is renowned for its harmonically rich clean and crunch tones, as well as its aggressive rock and roll character.

Developed by Brainworx and officially endorsed by Fuchs Audio Technology, the Fuchs Train II amplifier plug-in perfectly emulates the tonal complexity of this powerful boutique tone machine that has been a go-to amp for the likes of Mark Knopfler, Brad Paisley, and Cheap Trick’s Rick Nielsen.

Use your Apollo to track through the Fuchs Train II — with no latency

Audition 100 separate high-end recording chains, featuring multiple cabinets and classic microphones

Shape tones further with FX Rack’s Vintage Delay, noise gate, high/low filters, and more

Easily dial in old school clean tones, dynamic overdrive, and aggressive distortion with single-coil or humbucker-equipped guitars

Take a Listen

Take a Listen
Catch Your Train

Catch Your Train

With its dual cascaded gain controls, the Train II plug-in gives you the original amp’s stunning array of grind and distortion tones. Whether it’s blooming, harmonically-rich overdrive or slabs of thick distortion for the most depraved detuned riffs, the Fuchs Train II plug-in features an unprecedented amount of flexibility. Add to that the stellar, glassy clean sounds and powerful Accent and Thrust EQ controls, and you have a one-stop-shop for recording modern guitar tracks.

Fuchs FX Rack

Fuchs FX Rack

The Fuchs Train II plug-in offers additional control over your tones via the Brainworx FX Rack. It features a Noise Gate, 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 Fuchs Train II 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<sup>™</sup> Technology for Apollo Interfaces

Unison Technology for Apollo Interfaces

Harnessing UA’s groundbreaking Unison technology, the Fuchs Train II plug-in gives you the impedance, gain staging, and circuit behaviors that have contributed to making the Train II amplifier the boutique choice for legions of players.

Key Features

Exacting emulation of the original Fuchs Train II guitar amp

Endorsed and fully authenticated by Fuchs Audio Technology

100 Recording Chains with multiple speaker cabinet impulse responses – captured in Brainworx´s studio using the NEVE VXS72 console, stellar outboard gear, and world-class microphones

FX Rack features Vintage delay, noise gate, filter controls, internal power soak, and pre- and post-amp bypass

Feels like a real amp when played through Apollo's Realtime UAD Processing

Physical input impedance and hands-on control of gain staging with Unison technology

Customer Reviews

Fuchs Train II Amplifier

Overall Rating


J. Scalia

March 16, 2023

This is the ONE

Of all the “soft amps” in the market , this one has the most usable tones I’ve ever run across Its print ready.
So many ways to tweak it . It’s hard to settle on one setting , because so many of its characteristics are fantastic ! It can give that blistering distortion , and also switch to a sweet , focused clean sound that most of these plugins just don’t have.

H. Kobashi

December 9, 2022

unbearably good!!

This might be the tone I've been looking for…
Love it♪

D. Palmer

February 15, 2022


I listened to the demos and liked the sound. I should have used the demo first. At first glance it sounds good but trying to get a clean sound is impossible. I hit a chord and as it sustains this horrible distortion come in underneath the main tone. I have tried every setting in the model to get it to go away but it seems to be part of the plugin. Makes it unusable for pop or country tones which is what I was after. Use the demo first and make sure it will do what you need it to. I’m pretty disappointed, I own two Fuchs amps and they don’t have this defect.

N. Edwards

January 2, 2022

Love it!

Sweet glassy tones ! Love this.

J. Metzger

December 24, 2021

Reminds me of the orange dual terror

Definitely usable , work flow is like dialing in a real amped cab , the response I get from the input hi z stage seems to give me the same impression you would get plugged into a solid state amp . I wish there were a little more sag to the attack of the signal at the hi z input , and also a little more clarity after my tracks been recorded ,
Other then that this is def fun .

R. Gray

December 15, 2021

Best amp overtones of any model I’ve tried

So versatile, this plugin can give you anything from smooth cleans to crunchy blues to overdriven madness and it can all be tamed with the guitars volume. The exaggerated harmonics add a richness that is believable. I managed to get it half price with a discount so only cost €49, which made it even sweeter. Not sure it’s worth full price for me just messing about at home. But saying that, the amp modeller I previously bought from headrush is only fit for sale now.

E. Koch

December 13, 2021

4 x 12AX7 4 x EL34 ( 100 watt )

if i ever find the perfect amp plugin, i will know then what real amp i want..

i always like to know more about the hardware version the plugin was derived from, so i looked into it...i love the pre-amp and tone stack on this, ( my idea of perfect there ), but i would give up two of the power tubes for a 5U4GB vale recto version with 2 x 6L6

E. Koch

December 13, 2021


Gotta love the single channel amps that have enough gain that your guitars volume knob can smoothly transition the "channels" ... i think this is my all time Fave pre amp/tone stack to date ... it makes me envision this " perfect amplifier " which would be a Fuchs Train2 with a 5U4GB recto valve .... i wish more amp designers noticed how much more people will pay for valve recto amps .. it's the way the transient squashes, as all the amps operational parameters contort, to the non-linear source resistance, ( the classic valve reto sag )

a. Thompson

April 30, 2021

Great Sim

It has the Grit and tone, as well as forward punch

a. Thompson

April 30, 2021

Great Sim

It has the Grit and tone, as well as forward punch

J. Davies

December 16, 2020

Train kept a rollin’

Fuchs Train is a good bluesy rock plugin with the benefit of built-in delay and compression. I use the plugin (occasionally) to complement main guitar tracks I’ve recorded with vintage tube amps. As guitar plugins go it’s the Train or a JMP option.

D. Cohn

December 11, 2020


These Fuchs amp model plugins are gold. Pure gold.

R. Fox

October 15, 2020

Not the best for my setup.

All i'll say is I should of used the demo option (dughh) lol.
I,m findig it very difficult to get a useable sound.
Don't like the response and the sounds are very tight or choked.
Does anybody know if you can re-sell the amp sims as i Just won't use it.

H. Terada

September 30, 2020

Gibson OLD SG for Melody

I used this amp to record twin lead harmonies with my Gibson old SG custom. It seemed that it would take some time for the tone to match the fingering, so I customized the MELLOW CLEAN preset by picking. It was a good feeling.

B. Kilcourse

August 14, 2020

A must-have tool

Although I've never played through a Fuchs Train II amp, I've had the good luck to use a Trainwreck amp, and so have a mental point of reference. This plug-in captures the aggressive growl of the original quite well! For strats and teles, you can go from a "Fender blackface at 5" to a "rip your face off" attack very easily (there are several presets that are nice for single coils). The Thrust and Presence controls help achieve focus and clarity, and that helped tame the humbucker guitar tones quite a lot. I particularly liked the choice of cabinet/mic emulations. But getting really clear, chimey tones is a challenge - for those, I prefer the Friedman Buxom Betty plugin.

A. Freidin-Goss

June 17, 2020

A Fantastic plugin

Ever since purchasing this plugin I find myself using my Kemper and valve amps less and less. It sounds incredibly natural and even reacts to my guitar volume knob. I cannot recommend this plugin enough.

B. Prandi

April 20, 2020

Fuchs - the Amp(s) I was looking for

I tried several amp sims and liked some of them but after testing the Train II and the OSD it was like finding that pair of Jeans that fits perfectly. I can find all the sounds I need in those two boxes. From sparkly clean to ballsy overdriven and everything in-between. I love those amps!

P. Jacobsson

March 18, 2020


In my opinion it´s an amplifier with a wide range of colours. Very good clean, crunch and distorted sounds.

A. Schwartz

March 13, 2020

Just Like A Real Amp Cranked Up

With a Strat tuned to concert & some Lexicon 224 Reverb, I couldn’t sonically tell my guitar from Stevie Ray’s.
With humbuckers, sounds like Robben’s Dumble. Astonishing. (My pickups are all custom) Had to dial back quite a bit of the overly beefy low end, but DAMN

C. Lee

February 21, 2020

That D sound with some Plexi added in!

Great Amp! Lots of wattage, and can be dialed in for a Marshall sound or a Dumble sound.