NAMM 2020: Is AMT’s Pangaea VirginCab the most fully featured compact IR cab sim yet?

NAMM 2020: Russian pedal co AMT Electronics built its name on its top-notch preamps, and now it has offered up a fully featured yet highly compact IR cab sim, the Pangaea VirginCab VC16.

The VirginCab offers up the ability to load 16 IRs, with four presets spread across four banks.

Two separate sections allow you to ready two impulses, which you can footswitch between. You can even connect the pedal to AMT’s standalone preamps and use the footswitch to switch between them, too.

AMT Electronics Pangaea VirginCab VC16

(Image credit: AMT Electronics)

A micro-USB port allows you to hook the VirginCab to a computer to load impulse responses, as well as adjust a number of other parameters, including a noise gate, compressor, clean preamp, nine power amp emulations, high-pass and low-pass filters, five-band parametric EQ, presence, early reflections and volume.

Stereo outputs can be sent as balanced/unbalanced or line/mic levels, making this a simple DI box solution for pedalboards - and there’s even a headphone out and aux in for practice.

The Pangaea VirginCab VC16 is available now for $110 from Reverb (opens in new tab). Head over to AMT Electronics (opens in new tab) for more info.

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Mike is Editor-in-Chief of, in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism, and has spent the past decade writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar (opens in new tab), Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as the best part of 20 years performing in bands of variable genre (and quality). In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe (opens in new tab).