Hotone Ampero Amp Modeler / Effects Processor
Advanced CDCM HD and F.I.R.E. Modeling Systems
Driving Ampero is Hotone’s innovative CDCM HD (Comprehensive Dynamic Circuit Modeling High Definition) and F.I.R.E. (Field Impulse Response Enhancement) system. Built on Hotone’s powerful XTOMP platform, acclaimed Binary series, and breakthrough VStomp Amp virtual plugin, the new-gen CDCM HD & F.I.R.E. system showcases Hotone’s new high-shelf circuit modeling methods.
Mainstream modeling methods are generally based on static state circuitry modeling or “black box” theory, which just “come close” to the modeled sound. CDCM HD & F.I.R.E. employs a complex system based on dynamic feature modeling. In this matrix, the technology “rebuilds” the entire circuitry using modeled electronic components, resulting in a tone that is vivid, accurate and expressive. More than that, the new system enhances the relationship between amps and PA systems, delivering a realistic feel and response you’ve never before experienced on digital gear.
Ampero is powered by a huge dual-DSP platform running Hotone’s proprietary CDCM HD & F.I.R.E. modeling system.
● Main Processor – Analog Devices® SHARC® series
A powerful Analog Devices® 4th gen SHARC® series DSP is dedicated to the audio engine. Compared to XTOMP, this processor features increased performance and hardware-based audio processing accelerator modules, which makes it easy to handle multiple XTOMP-grade high quality effect algorithms.
● Co-processor – NXP® RT series
The NXP® RT series crossover co-processor runs on the ARM® Cortex®-M7 core.
The co-processor not only helps processing audio streams, but also powers the touch screen display, USB I/O, and other functions.
Ampero can handle up to 9 effect modules simultaneously with its flexible FX1, FX2 and FX3/MOD effect modules for the best authentic stereo effect processing experience. Ampero shares the same growing modeling/original effects library as our all-powerful XTOMP pedal with even more goods:
– 244 effects
– CDCM HD & F.I.R.E. modeling effects including:
64 amp models
60 cab models
100 legendary pedal models
Next-gen mic position and microphone type simulations
– User custom IR loader with 3rd party IR support
– 50 Hotone original effects (incl. high quality drive/dynamic/filter/mod/delay/reverb models and more)
Authentic Acoustic Sound
No need to carry an extra acoustic anymore! Ampero comes with advanced “black tech” acoustic simulation algorithms. Used along with built-in acoustic IRs and acoustic simulation presets, you can easily transform your electric instruments into miked up acoustic masterpieces: steel string, nylon string, resonator, even ukulele!
Not Just Electric Instruments
Ampero employs a special design input mode selector that is designed not only for electric instruments, but also for acoustic players and even keyboard players! Simply connect your instrument to the input jack, select a mode for your instrument, pick a dedicated electric/acoustic/FX preset and you’re ready to roll.
Ampero is designed to be simple and intuitive so you can just start playing. The straight-forward user interface features a 4-inch 800 x 480 touch screen with dynamic color display and three quick access knobs for hands-on parameter tweaking. Ampero is incredibly easy to set up and program.
Ampero pulls together every I/O port you need for basically any performance scenario:
– 1/4” (6.35mm) guitar input with input mode switch, ready for electric, acoustic and even keyboard instruments
– 1/8” (3.5mm) aux in
– A pair of 1/4” (6.35mm) stereo line outputs
– A pair of XLR stereo outputs with ground lift switch
– 1/4” (6.35mm) TRS expression pedal jack
– 5-pin MIDI in jack
– 1/8” (3.5mm) headphone output
– USB port for editing presets, managing user IRs, upgrading, using as a USB interface and more
Compact, easy-to-use amp modeler & effects processor
New-gen CDCM & F.I.R.E. modeling system ensures high end tonal expressiveness and realistic playing experience
Powerful, upgraded dual DSP-powered platform ensures excellent sound quality
24-bit signal processing, up to 120dB S/N ratio
4-inch 800 x 480 sharp color touch screen with instant control
18V DC high voltage power supply for huge dynamic range
USB port for firmware upgrading, loading/editing/managing effects/IRs via free Mac/PC software or for use as an USB audio interface
244 effects based on stunning XTOMP effects library
CDCM HD & F.I.R.E. modeling effects including:
– 64 amp models
– 60 cab models
– 100 legendary pedal models
– Next-gen mic position and microphone type simulations
– User custom IR loader with 3rd party IR support
50 Hotone original effects (incl. high quality drive/dynamic/filter/mod/delay/reverb models and more)
Built-in drum machine with 100 patterns
Built-in looper with max. 120 seconds recording time
4 assignable footswitches with halo LEDs
Built-in expression pedal
Authentic stereo output processing
Line, XLR and headphone I/O for various connection needs
MIDI IN and EXP2 jack for connecting external controllers
Road-ready, light-weight aluminum casing