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.
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.
...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)
Below are the minimum computer-system requirements for Ampire.
The minimum system requirements may differ for DAWs other than Studio One. Please check the requirements for your DAW of choice with its manufacturer.
Note that the speed of your processor, amount of RAM and size and speed of your hard drive will greatly affect the overall performance of your recording system.
“The look, features and controls of each amp are fully realised within Ampire, even down to the separate input jacks for different channels.”
Robin Vincent, Sound on Sound, March 2020
“The highlights for me are the effects you get in this pack.”
Paul Drew, The Studio Rats, December 2020
“The tones do sound full and deep and do mimic the real deals rather well – you know you’re playing a Fender, Marshall, Vox and MESA.... If you like Ampire, then you need the High Density Pack.”
Brian Johnston, Audiofanzine, December 2020
“I can make a record or a demo with these amps alone.”
, Forest Whitehead, March 2021