Decided to break this away from a Helix thread I originally posted it in. After years of trying nearly every offering of software for guitar, the only software amp emulation I've ever tried to date that has actually made me say wow out loud when sitting by myself, is the newly released STL Emissary 2.0 plug-in. It's the only amp sim that I've ever owned/tried that didn't need a dirt/od pedal in front to tighten the lows (though adding an ignite pedal plug on the front only gets better) ...and the cleans are as good as my tube Laney irt studio imo with little tweaking. Everything is bold, rich, dynamic, and the distortion characteristics are the most convincing I've tried so far. The new NADIR loader v2 they released alongside the amp in the bundle is absolutely stellar, and once again the best loader I've tried to date, and the included Dual IR presets with IRs are a perfect match (better than any of my 3sigma or celestion iRs I tried (at least for use with the Emissary). The new ROOM knob is what I'd call, the best AITR sound experience from anything digital...yeah I said it Though it's geared towards metal tones, it's way more versatile than that so if your not a metal head I'd maybe suggest starting off with the channel 2 gain on Low or use the clean channel and maybe add a pedal for more breakup. Either way, this emulation killz! I'm going to go as far as saying, other companies should take notice! Btw, the entire STL-Ignite bundle is Free here: https://www.stltones.com/products/stl-ignite-emissary-plug-in-bundle A great software pedal to use (by the same company) on the frontend is here: https://www.kvraudio.com/product/tsb-1-tyrant-screamer-by-ignite-amps It's also a very quiet plugin...noise floor wise. I probably shouldn't say this (because it's still free), but why it's free is beyond my mental capacity I'd like to point out that most YouTube examples I've heard do this plugin no real justice imo so I'm not going to post them. This really needs to be tried first hand.