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Atomic Amplifiers AmpliFIRE

Amplifire

Hi Richard,

GREAT NEWS! Your name is now at the top of the AmpliFIRE Reserve List and we’re ready to take your order.

I had placed my name on the reserve list for a few reasons. One, my 57 Tweed Deluxe Reissue was really misbehaving — and it still is unfortunately — and I had spent enough time and money trying to get it to work. I was really annoyed at tube amps generally and this one in particular. Two, I thought that it might be easier to use a good quality modeler for much of my playing out.

Since then, I got a Clark Beaufort to replace the 57 Tweed. My 5e3 tone is back. To spend roughly $900 Canadian sight and sound unseen on a pedal is not wise. I won’t be placing the order. I love the sound I am getting from my current rig.

I’ve debated getting into modelers a few times. I’ve owned a few and I have played with software modelers in the studio. I have had better luck with software modelers on the recording side of things.

I hope Tom is successful with the AmpliFIRE and I will certainly be watching out for more detailed reviews and feedback on the unit from other players.

Atomic Amplifire

amplifire

From Atomic’s news release in January of 2014:

Amplifire is an amp tone and multi-effects pedal years in the making. A powerful and portable device, it is small enough to fit in a gig bag pocket yet potent enough to fill up an arena with tonal bliss previously only achievable with bulky and much more expensive rigs.

We designed Amplifire as an instrument that we, as guitar players, wanted for ourselves. This meant it had to sound/feel authentic and amazing while being easy to use, transport and be road rugged.

Amplifire is equally capable of being a complete rig replacement or part of a larger pedal board and/or outboard processing rig.

A year later and it looks as though the product may finally come to market. It offers the following features:

  • Amp modeling based on Studio Devil’s patented technology
  • Dual-DSP powered hardware
  • Stereo 1024 point cabinet impulses with ability to upload 3rd party IRs
  • Effects including drive, modulation, delay, reverb, eq, gate
  • Dedicated, physical amp control knobs for tone adjustments
  • Various i/o options including ¼” Hi Z input with proprietary processing, separate stereo ¼” and XLR outputs and user programmable effects loop
  • 3 configurable footswitches
  • PC/Mac editor
  • 128 MIDI controllable presets
  • Field upgradeable firmware

Based on the above set of features, I had signed up for the reserve list. And it looks as though the invitations might finally be coming out over the next few weeks.