ENGL Savage 120 £115
UAD’s range of ENGL amplifier emulations gains a new addition, with Brainworx having developed the Savage 120. The clue to its character is in the title; this is an amp with metal on its mind and it’s phenomenal at roughing up and punishing input signals.
It will, of course, find favour with UAD’s army of guitar players first and foremost, but there’s plenty here to consider for electronic musicians too. If you like aggressive synth treatments, more extreme sound design flavours or metallic overtones on parallel drum channels, the Savage 120 offers plenty of girder-strength sonics. As with Brainworx’s other UAD amp emulations, there’s a built-in FX rack which provides lots of customisable options. www.uaudio.com VERDICT 8.3