As the name suggests, this is an hybrid amp model based on two famous British gears. Again, the name of the channel says it all. The PLS channel is actually an hybrid of the two (tweaked) channels (Normal and Treble) of the real thing. Both channe...
As the name suggests, this is an hybrid amp model based on two famous British gears. Again, the name of the channel says it all. The PLS channel is actually an hybrid of the two (tweaked) channels (Normal and Treble) of the real thing. Both channels are actually processed and the mix of the two signals can be adjusted through the PLS MIX knob. The other channel, MCJ, is also a tweaked version of the real thing. So, this amp simulator doesn't represent anything specifically but it does have the character of the British amp.
As for SoloC, HyBrit comes in 3 versions : Preamp, Head and FullStack.
I got this one a while back while trying to put together some Marshall-y tones. I haven't made a side-by-side comparisnos nor have I had enough first-hand experience with Marshall amps to say it's exactly like the real deal. All I know is I paired it with an Orange 4x12 cab IR, twisted the digital knobs a little and got the best hard rock tone I've ever heard. Definitely worth a lot more than it's stunning $0 price tag.
for a free plugin this does a pretty passable marshall in a pinch.... its worth downloading all their plugins, they're nice! Try getting the free distorque fuzzface (which sounds rpetty good) and running her into plexi mode or do the JCM800 mode on this thing at low gain with some TAL chorus out front for a cheesy 80s hard rock ballad sound. Worth the download to be sure. No better or worse than a lot of pay plugins.... not as nice as the UAD amps, but still, it holds its own against guitar rig to my ear and I have owned MANY old marshalls.
This is my review of the LePou HyBrit. In a full mix the differences might be somewhat subtle at best, but still, it's not worth the download. Don't waste your time on it if you're playing metal.
As a home recording guitarist, I have always tried my best to explore different options for recording metal guitar. I first got introduced to LePou amp sims by My. Glenn Fricker of Spectre Sound Studios, who said that the amp sims sound amazing for VST's without breaking the bank.
The LePou Hybrit, at least in theory, is supposed to sound like a British Marshall valve amplifier. In writing, this sounded like a great idea - that way it could emulate the tones I'm going for in my own compositions. Well, sadly, that didn't seem to be the case. The overdrive sound was way too weak for what I needed. Even with a TSE 808 used as a clean boost in the reamping progress, the amp still didn't sing that well. To me, it sounded more or less like a Marshall Valvestate amp at best, not a JCM800 tone I was looking for.
For soft rock and punk, it might get the job done, but for metal, I personally found the Hybrit extremely underwhelming. Proceed with caution - if you play metal and are trying to get free reamping options with free VST's, look into other LePou amp sims like the LeGion (5150 copy), LeCto (Mesa Rectifier copy), or a Le456 (ENGL Powerball copy). Those ones will sound infinitely better than the dog turd that is the Hybrit.
Bottom line, I am giving this amp sim a solid thumbs down. Use other LePou amp sims and avoid this one like the plague.