- Publisher: PreSonus
- Product: Ampire
- Version: 3.0.0 – R2R
- System requirements: Windows 10 x64 and macOS 10.13 or higher (64-bit only)
Ampire is a guitar rig simulator that leverages State Space Modeling for uncannily realistic re-creations of classic (expensive and heavy) guitar amplifiers, cabinets, and pedals.
State Space Modeling is the surgical measuring and digital re-creation of analog hardware on a per-component level.
Each capacitor, every resistor, all the diodes, and every circuitry element of the complete hardware schematics have their behavior measured, modeled, and re-created… including even component-specific non-linearities.
PreSonus Ampire Features
- Compatible with VST3, AudioUnit and AAX compatible host applications
- Compatible with Studio One 4.6 and higher. Prime and Artist (included in Professional)
- State Space modeled guitar amplifier/cab/stompbox plug-in
- Available in Studio One® Native Effects, VST3, AU, and AAX formats for use in your DAW of choice
- Five amplifier models suitable for everything from rock to roots reggae
- 16 diverse cabinet emulations recreate using Impulse Responses of vintage cabinets
- Pedalboard full of 13 effects, including 5 State Space models of classic stompboxes
- Separate Pedalboard plug-in also included
- Easy installation, authorization, and updates from PreSonus Hub plug-in manager application
The result? Wonderfully perfect virtual models of wonderfully imperfect audio hardware. No transformer unturned, no valve left behind.
For the speaker cabinet emulations, we relied heavily on impulse responses (acoustic measurements of real-world cabinet behavior) and microphone modeling to emulate the recording performance of the 16 classic speaker cabinets found in Ampire.
Lastly, the same nerdy State-Space Modeling technology that made our amp modeling possible also drives five of the thirteen stompboxes included in the Ampire Pedalboard. And for non-guitarists looking to use stompboxes to warp their vocals, drum machines, keyboards, kazoos, or any other audio source, the Pedalboard is also available as a stand-alone plug-in.
- MCM800: High-gain 80s classic so loud you can hear it from Mars—all your neighbors will hear it, too.
- VC30: Versatile 70s British invader that you May associate with a regal guitarist. Served with sides of tremolo and vibrato.
- Blackface Twin: This loud American’s benchmark cleans and lush reverb have made it a studio staple since 1960-something.
- Dual Amplifier: This three-channel heavy metal standard is ideal when high-gain isn’t enough gain. Many tone-shaping options.
- Amp STV: Bass in your face with a gritty tube midrange. Stands out in a mix. Unsubtle.
- 4×12 M65. The holy grail of hard rock cabinets, this 4×12 classic from the 80s might give you an appetite for a little destruction.
- 4×12 MFB. The perfect 4×12 cab for modern high-gain guitar sounds, oversized to handle extra volume—when you’re ready to reaffirm your commitment to rock
- 2×12 VC 30. Don’t let its size fool you, too: this 2×12 cabinet can deliver scintillating tone at high volume—you’ve finally found what you’re looking for.
- 2×12 Blackface. The dark 2×12 cabinet delivers fuzz and overdriven tones at lower volumes while still capable of sparkling, clean sounds—making it a go-to vintage standard.
- 8×10 STV. Big bass tones that have shaken the radio for over 45 years need a cabinet the size of a refrigerator. Get the tone you want, no chiropractor required.
- 1×12 American. Don’t let its compact size fool you—this 1×12 sealed cabinet packs a serious punch with a gut-rumbling low end.
- 2×12 American. This classic American 2×12 cabinet can sing sweet, pristine tones and switch to a swampy blues straight out of the delta.
- 1×12 British. With mellow high frequencies and a classic British chime, this compact 1×12 cabinet is known for its versatile tone.
- 1×12 Boutique. This 1×12 cabinet will take you right back to the glory days of rock and roll with classic American tones.
- 1×12 British II. Portable and affordable, this ‘70s British bulldog was a working-class hero to a thousand bands—and a million fans.
- 2×12 Boutique. A 2×12 cabinet with peerless tone and warmth, ready to rock with versatility.
- 4×10 American. This 4×10 cabinet is the sound of an American legend; perfect for larger-than-life clean tones and bluesy crunch.
- 4×12 British. The 4×12 cabinet that has lorded over countless arenas and stadiums the world over with its giant wall of sound.
- 4×12 American. Raise your fist and get ready to shred. This 4×12 only has two volumes: loud and louder.
- 2×10 Bass. An aggressive 2×10 powerhouse that guarantees your bass will cut through the mix.
- 8×10 Bass. Punchy, tightly-focused bass is the hallmark of this 8×10 monster. It’s a sound that you feel.
- User Cabinet. Build your own cabinet by loading impulse response files for up to three microphone positions here. A wide variety of formats are supported.
- Big Fuzz: This distortion pedal is responsible for so many classic riffs, it would take a supermassive black hole to hold them all.
- FAT: This 1980s popular pedalboard staple provides three controls to shape your tone for just the right amount of aggression.
- MP Ninety: This classic phase-shifter has a singular focus and a truly unique sound.
- PAE Chorus 1: With the flexibility of four pedals in one, this chorus is the standard to which every other chorus is compared.
- Tube Dreamer: This overdrive pedal offers a mid-boost that has made it a staple for countless players, and can saturate an already-overdriven amp beautifully.
…Plus eight classic Ampire stompboxes from the digital imaginations that have made Studio One one of the most popular DAWs around:
Modulation (Chorus, Phaser, or Flanger)