LePou Plugins Review & Sound Demo – Unreal Value!

Hello there, I would like to give you a quick demo of Lepou plugins. At the moment, I just use my RME Babyface USB audio interface to play and record electric guitars. I’m trying to find every single VST amp simulation out there and test them in various situations.

To be honest, I was aware of his plugins years ago but I did not have any audio setup to use them properly and also I wasn’t a big fan of VST Amps as they would tend to sound artificial. But this great guy’s plugins have completely changed my mind. I think they sound and feel great.

You can find LePou plugins here. I strongly recommend using his plugins along with his LeCab. It’s all FREE!!!

Important Note: Since LePou’s website is not active anymore, I have added all of his plugins here for you to download. Please visit the “Download” section, enter your e-mail address and receive them all!

Reviewing VST Amps

I was actually going to record myself fiddling around with amp settings while actually playing the guitar. But it was kinda difficult. Because I needed to record my screen on my laptop with dedicated software while I was pushing my system resources too hard for direct recording. I tried once and my laptop could not handle it. Instead, I have found a better and easier way to review software.

First I recorded some guitar parts in Cubase using the amp simulation I was to review with my favourite settings. Then I routed this channel to a blank audio channel in Cubase. And finally, I pressed record and fiddled around with the amp’s settings in order to record the audio being modified in real-time. (BTW, I had to adjust buffer size in order not to choke my CPU) Eventually, I exported modified audio as an MP3 file @320kbps and added this to the screen capture video.

I highly recommend you to check out my The ONLY Tip For Getting The Best Guitar Tone on Your Computer article which is related to this plugin review.

LePou Plugins Reviews

LePou Lecto

As far as I know, it simulates a Recto by Mesa Boogie. I’ve never owned a real Mesa Boogie Recto amp and I think I will never be able to. In addition, I never liked Mesa sounds obtained by analogue or digital simulations of it.

At first, I thought it would be the same with the Lecto plugin but after a while, I started liking it. Of course, I needed to add some extras to it as it is done in real-world situations like using a Tube Screamer pedal as a boost in front of the amp.

In this record, I used my Ibanez AR300 loaded with Seymour Duncan’s JB/JAZZ set which goes straight into the RME Babyface audio interface. I also used BTE Audio’s TSS (Tube Screamer VST) as a boost pedal.

I tried to show every single detail of the software I used in the video.

Here is the Lecto review;

LePou Hybrit

This is the 2nd video of the LePou Plugin Review series. Here, I gave Hybrit Amp a try, I also use BTE’s Audio TSS (Tube Screamer) VST as well in order to boost the amp.

I think “Hybrit” is a vintage Marshall simulation but I don’t know which model exactly. It sure does sound like a Marshall. In the upcoming review videos (including Lecto Review), I’ll be using “Death Magnetic” IR along with a Mesa IR captured with a condenser mic. But for Hybrit, I used a Marshall IR which I found on the internet recently. In addition, I used the same guitar which is Ibanez AR300 loaded with Seymour Duncan Jazz/JB set along with RME Babyface audio interface.

Here is the Hybrit Amp review;

LePou Le456

In the next video, I’ll be reviewing Le456 briefly which is a simulation of ENGL amps. This amp is great! At first, I didn’t like it and my favourite one was Legion, but when I started adjusting everything randomly, I came up with many great tones. This amp sounds so aggressive. I strongly recommend this VST.

Here is the Le456 review;

LePou Lextac

This amp is called Lextac which reminds me of a Bogner model. I think this amp can produce really useful clean tones along with creamy crunch tones and super thick but still clear guitar sounds.

Here is the Lextac review;

LePou Legion

This next VST amp is called Legion which is, according to LePou’s website, an original design. Legion has been my favourite, but as I mentioned I’ve started liking Le456 as well. This amp sounds so tight.

Even though I have only very small PC speakers, when I turn up the volume, the tight end really kicks in!

Here is the Legion review;

LePou SoloC Head

And finally, I’ll be playing with SoloC Head. The name of the amp and its GUI clearly point out that it simulates a Soldano amp.

Again, I’ve never owned one but I know how it sounds after all of these reviews of the amp itself and its simulations of it. I think this model always sounds a bit harsh to me. But the key is to play with amp controls in order to obtain a usable tone.

I would prefer this amp if I was to play lots of riff with not much palm muting involved. I kinda like the way it sounds when I use open chords. Anyway, I don’t need to write here too much. It’s a great sounding and feeling FREE VST Amp!

Here is the SoloC Head review;


It just doesn’t make sense that these amps are completely free! People would charge a lot for plugins at this level!

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Important Note: Since LePou’s website is not active anymore, I have added all of his plugins here for you to download. Please visit the “Download” section, enter your e-mail address and receive them all!

Please always give credit to him when you use his excellent plugins and be thankful for his huge contribution to the bedroom guitar player’s life!!! Thank you LePou! 🙂

Also, if you want to find out the only best tip in order to obtain realistic guitar tones on your computer only, please do not forget to check out my The ONLY Tip For Getting The Best Guitar Tone on Your Computer!

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