We are IGNITE AMPS

Our philosophy is simple: The Tone

The Ignite Amps project was born in 2006, by the desire of two musicians to come out of the canons of the conventional amplification music market, trying to undermine the need to adapt to "pre-packaged" products. Our approach was simply to start building what we needed.

Audio Plug-ins

We've been coding our amp simulations since 2009 and we know a thing or two about how analog modeling works by now. Our plugins are known worldwide and recognized by many as the best out there. Try us: ask us for your custom physical amplifier and we'll provide you with an incredibly accurate software simulation for it before we even start the actual build, so you can try the simulation and feedback us to get to your exact dream amplifier.

Software

Custom Builds

After simulating your custom amp using our state of the art software, we can start the physical build. This is something we do with great pride and passion, taking inspiration from the best Italian engineers and crasftsmen that during the last century created some of what now are the best car brands in the world. Top shelf engineering paired with passionate, dedicated work for the ultimate tone.

Hardware

Software

At Ignite Amps, we decided to keep pace with technology, developing in-house highly detailed digital simulations of tube and solid-state electronic circuits.

We use state of the art analog modeling technology, deriving systems of non-linear differential equations directly from schematics and solving them in real time through carefully optimized C++ code.
Our simulation softwares are free and available as plug-ins to be used in most modern Digital Audio Workstations (DAWs) for playing, testing, recording and mixing purposes.

Ignite Amps Plug-Ins

Emissary

Emissary plug-in GUI

The Emissary is a digital emulation of a custom dual channel guitar tube amplifier. It has been developed to accurately model its real hardware counterpart, built for Ryan Huthnance (The Seer / Gaped / Chrome Bison / Emissary Studios) by Ignite Amps, in 2014.

It is a no compromise custom amp built for the kill. Featuring a very versatile clean channel that ranges from pristine cleans to slightly overdriven tones and a mean lead channel designed for serious bone-crushing distortions, it offers a very wide tonal palette for the modern metal musician.

The plug-in GUI has been 3D modeled and rendered by Voger Design, in order to resemble the real amplifier as much as possible.

The Emissary is meant to be used as a virtual guitar amplifier for live playing and jamming, tracking or mixing inside hosts capable of VST or AU Plug-Ins support.

Features

  • Dynamic ECC83 / 12AX7 triode analog modeling
  • Dynamic EL34 / 6L6GC / KT88 pentodes/tetrodes analog modeling
  • Two channels: clean and lead, each with fully separated controls
  • Selectable power tubes with individual bias controls
  • Selectable oversampling rate (up to 8x)
  • Global input / output level controls
  • Double precision (64-bit) floating point mathematical model
  • Mono / Stereo processing support
  • Fully automatable controls
Version Format Windows MacOS
Emissary 1.0.1 VST / VST3 / AU Download Download

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ProF.E.T.

ProF.E.T. plug-in GUI

ProF.E.T. is a digital emulation of a high gain distortion preamp/stomp-box for guitar. It has been developed to accurately model its real hardware counterpart, designed and built by Ignite Amps in 2018.

The ProF.E.T. core circuit is capable of delivering tons of tube-like saturation using carefully tuned JFET based gain stages and filters to keep the distortion aggressive and rich with harmonics.

A 4 controls based tonestack with 2 different modes ensures maximum versatility and tone shaping options, whether you use the ProF.E.T. as a preamp or a distortion unit in front of a clean amplifier.

The ProF.E.T. scored the 1st place in the KVR Developer Challenge 2018.

Features

  • Ignite Amps proprietary JFET non-linear modeling engine
  • 4 controls tonestack with additional Shape switch
  • Mono / Stereo processing support
  • Selectable oversampling rate (up to 8x)
  • Global input / output level controls
  • Double precision (64-bit) floating point mathematical model
  • Fully automatable controls
  • Ignite Amps proprietary preset management system with bank file import/export functions
Version Format Windows MacOS
ProF.E.T. v1.0.0 VST / VST3 / AU Download Download

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NRR-1

NRR-1 plug-in GUI

NRR-1 is a digital emulation of a three channels tube preamplifier for guitar. It has been developed to accurately model its real hardware counterpart, built for then Fleshgod Apocalypse guitarist Cristiano Trionfera by Ignite Amps, back in 2009.

The NRR-1 core circuit is mainly based on a famous boutique preamplifier made in '88, modded to suit Cristiano's needs in the best possible way.

Features

  • Ignite Amps 3rd generation triode modeling engine
  • Three channels: clean, rhythm and lead, each with fully separated controls
  • Mono / Stereo processing support
  • Selectable oversampling rate (up to 8x)
  • Global input / output level controls
  • Double precision (64-bit) floating point mathematical model
  • Fully automatable controls
  • Ignite Amps proprietary preset management system with bank file import/export functions
Version Format Windows MacOS
NRR-1 v3.0.0 VST / VST3 / AU Download Download

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The Anvil

The Anvil plug-in GUI

The Anvil is a digital emulation of a three channels tube preamplifier for guitar. It has been developed to accurately model its real hardware counterpart, designed by Andy Zeugs.

The Anvil has three completely independent channels, with different signal paths and separate tonestack controls, to maximize its versatility:

The Clean channel is inspired by the classic Californian circuits and provides crystal clear tones even at high gain settings.

The Rhythm channel has a hot-rodded British character, varying from mild crunch to hi-gain distortion.

The Lead channel provides super-tight metal tones, retaining accuracy and responsiveness even at very high gain settings.

The Anvil is meant to be used as a guitar preamplifier for live playing and jamming, tracking or mixing inside hosts capable of VST, VST3 or AU plug-ins support.

Features

  • Ignite Amps 3rd generation triode modeling engine
  • Three channels: clean, rhythm and lead, each with fully separated controls
  • Mono / Stereo processing support
  • Selectable oversampling rate (up to 8x)
  • Global input / output level controls
  • Double precision (64-bit) floating point mathematical model
  • Fully automatable controls
  • Ignite Amps proprietary preset management system with bank file import/export functions
Version Format Windows MacOS
The Anvil v3.0.0 VST / VST3 / AU Download Download

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TPA-1

TPA-1 plug-in GUI

The TPA-1 is a digital emulation of a class AB tube power amplifier for guitar.

It has been designed and developed to be paired with any guitar preamp (VST/AU or even hardware).

Its circuit is not based on any particular physical power amplifier, but it has been designed to have enough versatility to range from vintage to modern tones, letting the user be free to shape its dynamic behaviour with ease, without the need to be a tube amplifier tech.

The TPA-1 is meant to be used as a guitar tube power amplifier simulator for live playing and jamming, tracking or mixing inside hosts capable of VST or AU Plug-Ins support.

Features

  • Dynamic EL34 / 6L6GC / KT88 pentodes/tetrodes analog modeling (push-pull stage)
  • Dynamic ECC83 / 12AX7 triode analog modeling (phase inverter stage)
  • Mono / Stereo processing support
  • Selectable oversampling rate (up to 8x)
  • Global input / output level controls
  • Double precision (64-bit) floating point mathematical model
  • Fully automatable controls
Version Format Windows MacOS
TPA-1 v1.0.1 VST / VST3 / AU Download Download

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SHB-1

SHB-1 plug-in GUI

SHB-1 is based on the real SHB-1 "Extreme Bass Head", built by Ignite Amps for Federico Fulceri, a bass player of the Italian thrashers Subhuman, featuring 6 triode stages and a 1300W Class D power-amp.

SHB-1 is meant to be used as a bass amplifier for live playing and jamming, tracking or mixing inside hosts capable of VST or AU plug-ins support.

Features

  • Dynamic 12AX7 / ECC83 coupled triode stages analog modeling.
  • Mono / Stereo processing support
  • Selectable oversampling rate (up to 8x)
  • Global input / output level controls
  • Double precision (64-bit) floating point mathematical model
  • Fully automatable controls
Version Format Windows MacOS
SHB-1 v1.0.0 VST / VST3 / AU Download Download

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PTEq-X

PTEq-X plug-in GUI

PTEq-X is a digital emulation of 3 famous vintage passive program equalizers.

It has been developed to have all the characteristics of the original hardware, plus some circuit improvements and additional features to increase its versatility.

PTEq-X is meant to be used as a studio equalizer for tracking, mixing and mastering inside hosts capable of VST or AU Plug-Ins support.

Features

  • Three different equalization modules with perfectly analog curve response even at highest frequencies
  • Ignite Amps 3rd generation triode stage analog modeling for 4 different tube types
  • Additional selectable frequencies for the PEQ1A model, compared to the original design
  • Refined filters frequency precision for the MQ5 and HL3C models, compared to the original design
  • Switchable equalizers and tube stage modeling for better CPU usage management
  • Switchable linear phase oversampling for aliasing reduction
  • Global input / output level controls
  • Mono / Stereo processing support
  • Double precision (64-bit) floating point processing
  • Fully automatable controls
  • Ignite Amps proprietary preset management system with bank file import/export functions
Version Format Windows MacOS
PTEq-X v1.1.0 VST / VST3 / AU Download Download

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NadIR

NadIR plug-in GUI

NadIR is a zero latency, dual Impulse Response (IR) convolver, designed to be used as a cabinet simulator for guitar and bass (pre)amplifiers (VST/AU or even hardware).

It has been designed to perform pristine quality convolution in real time, while being light on the CPU and easy to use, providing advanced built-in filters and delay controls to let guitarists and bassists shape their tone with ease, without the need to be professional audio engineers.

NadIR is meant to be used as a cabinet simulator for live playing and jamming, tracking or mixing inside hosts capable of VST or AU Plug-Ins support.

Features

  • Zero Latency
  • Low CPU usage
  • Three routing modes: Mono, Dual Mono and Stereo
  • Selectable quality control for max IR length (up to 0.185 seconds)
  • Automatic high-quality resampling for IRs with different sampling rates
  • High-quality analog shaped filters
  • Selectable delay for phase interactions between loaded IRs
  • Continuous morphing control between loaded IRs
  • Global input level and single IR level controls
  • Fully automatable controls
Version Format Windows MacOS
NadIR v1.0.2 VST / VST3 / AU Download Download

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TSB-1 Tyrant Screamer

TSB-1 plug-in GUI

The TSB-1 Tyrant Screamer is inspired by the most famous green "808" overdrive pedal, with additional features to increase its versatility and make it suitable for extremely down tuned guitars.

It can easily add dirt and bite to clean and overdriven guitar tones, as well as make the amplifier lead tone sound tighter, more focused and more responsive to picking, avoiding low-end muddiness and high-end fizz.

The TSB-1 Tyrant Screamer plug-in is based on the real pedal built by Ignite Amps for the guitarists Hadi Sarieddine and Mohammed Gad of Benevolent.

Features

  • Dynamic 2N3904 Bipolar Junction Transistors stages analog modeling
  • Dynamic 1N4148 diode circuit analog modeling
  • Mono / Stereo processing support
  • Selectable oversampling rate (up to 8x)
  • Double precision (64-bit) floating point internal processing
  • Fully automatable controls
Version Format Windows MacOS
TSB-1 Tyrant Screamer v1.0.1 VST / VST3 / AU Download Download

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TS-999 SubScreamer

TS-999 plug-in GUI

TS-999 SubScreamer is a digital emulation of an overdrive pedal for guitar. It has been developed to accurately model its real hardware counterpart, built for Subhuman guitarists Matteo Buti and Elia Murgia by Ignite Amps in 2010.

The TS-999 core circuit is inspired by the most famous green "808" overdrive pedal, with additional features to increase its versatility. It can easily add dirt and bite to clean guitar tones, as well as make the amplifier distortion sound tighter, more focused and more responsive to picking, avoiding low-end muddiness and high-end fizz.

TS-999 is meant to be used as an overdrive pedal for live playing, tracking or mixing inside hosts capable of VST or AU Plug-Ins support.

Features

  • Dynamic 2N3904 BJT input and output buffers analog modeling
  • Dynamic 1N4148 diode clipping circuit analog modeling
  • Op-amp saturation analog modeling
  • Symmetric / Asymmetric clipping mode
  • Normal / Fat bass response mode
  • Mono / Stereo processing support
  • Switchable Input and Output Buffer modeling to decrease CPU usage
  • Selectable oversampling rate (up to 8x)
  • Double precision (64-bit) floating point mathematical model
  • Fully automatable controls
Version Format Windows MacOS
TS-999 SubScreamer v1.5.2 VST / VST3 / AU Download Download

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Hardware

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Emissary

Custom tube amplifier

Emissary

Custom tube amplifier

Emissary

Custom tube amplifier

Emissary

Custom tube amplifier

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Custom tube amplifier

Emissary

Custom tube amplifier

SHB-1

Bass Head

SHB-1

Bass Head

SHB-1

Bass Head

SHB-1

Bass Head

SHB-1

Bass Head

CS-1

Tube preamp

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Tube preamp

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Tube preamp

CS-1

Tube preamp

CS-1

Tube preamp

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Overdrive

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