Back in Silver
- A careful emulation of the legendary Marshall Silver Jubilee 2555 from the Marshall museum, a very special and highly collectable amp, mostly used in music with higher gain.
- Cabinet speakers expertly recorded by acclaimed engineer/producer Tony Platt.
- Amp Room Ready: works as a native plug-in and as a module in Amp Room, Softube’s pro audio guitar platform.
In 1987, Jim Marshall celebrated 25 years as a guitar amp manufacturer with the very limited release of the Silver Jubilee series of amps. The Silver Jubilee 2555 amp became a big hit among high-profile rock guitarists and quickly became a rare collector’s piece.
Marshall Silver Jubilee 2555 is a super accurate component modelled plug-in version of the real thing, produced in partnership with Marshall from the reference 2555 amp in the Marshall museum. The plug-in version was component modelled down to the smallest details, resulting in flawless sound quality that will take you down to paradise city.
This plug-in is can also be used within Amp Room, Softube’s pro audio guitar & bass platform.
A Rare and Special Amp With Marshall Heritage
The amps in the Silver Jubilee series were based on the 2203 and 2204 models of the JCM800 series but with a variety of clever new features. The Silver Jubilee 2555 had an innovative and unusual preamp section that gave it higher gain and a somewhat darker and smoother sound than the JCM800. The preamp circuit had three gain modes: Clean, Rhythm Clip, and Lead.
The EQ section also set the Silver Jubilee apart from other Marshall amps with its much wider range of tonal variety. It was the first Marshall amplifier with power amp tubes that could be switched from their normal pentode operation mode into triode mode. The power amp’s output was cut in half with the power amp tubes working as triodes, making the power amp distortion silkier and less aggressive. All of this has been modelled with the highest precision in the plug-in.
Engineered by a Legend
Producer and engineer Tony Platt, who recorded some of the best Marshall tones ever committed to tape on some of the most rocking albums of all time – AC/DC’s Highway to Hell and Back in Black – masterfully captured the sound of the 2551AV Silver Jubilee series cabinet equipped with 4X12” Celestion Vintage 30 speakers.
Platt recorded the cabinet with classic dynamic and condenser microphones, all carefully selected to give a wide variety of tones and positioned to sound fantastic when used in combination with each other. Nothing comes close to the mix-ready magic of these sounds. Softube built a world-class engineer right into the plug-in.
A Complete Workflow for Mix-Ready Guitar Tones
Open the side panel of the plug-in, and a channel strip appears with options to help you blend and tweak your sounds until they’re mix-ready. The Input Gate, which you can adjust to suit your playing style and your guitar’s output, reduces unwanted noise and gives a cleaner and tighter recording. Use the Master Out to set the overall output level of the plug-in without affecting the sound.
Choose between condenser or dynamic mics with Mic Select and use In to activate or deactivate each microphone channel. Use Pan to place the microphone channel where you want it in the stereo panorama. A delay line has been added to Room Mic 2 so that the sound from this microphone can be delayed more than it was in real life, and the Room Mic Delay fader sets the time of this delay.
There is also feedback loop in the delay line that sends the signal from the microphone back through the cabinet where it’s picked up again by the microphone and so on, and you can set the volume in this feedback loop with the Feedback knob. With all of these options, you can mix your ideal sound right there in the plug-in.
Perfect for Amp Room
Silver Jubilee comes with modules that are fully integrated into the Amp Room ecosystem and sound exactly the same as the native version of the plug-in. If you already own Amp Room, you definitely need this amp.
Amp Room is the pro audio guitar and bass platform, designed with sound quality as top priority. It’s just like having a real amplifier with a miked-up speaker cabinet in a high-end studio – with the added convenience of more options to patch in any kind of studio tool you need anywhere in the chain.
Softube & Marshall: A Partnership Based on Sound Quality
Softube’s first prototype was a hardware DSP box running a Marshall amp model and a loudspeaker model. This attracted Marshall’s interest and led to a successful long-term partnership between Softube and Marshall. Softube is Marshall’s exclusive software partner, and Amp Room comes with the only amps and cabs available in software form that are officially licensed and endorsed by Marshall.