NAD Atomic Amplifire

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  1. Gagoosh

    Gagoosh Well-Known Member

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    Well I pulled the trigger and man oh man, I am having a major honeymoon with this devilish girl! This thing is so much fun to mess with, stock patches are great but the extra Singtall and M Britt patches are THE BOMB!
    I've only been screwing around with it for the weekend, but it has totally changed my whole perspective on modeler vs tube amps.
    I've only recorded and used headphones, haven't tried putting it through my amp yet. I may need to get something with an effects loop or a FRFR monitor. We'll see how it goes with the amp though.

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    A couple quick clips I recorded using backing tracks

    https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B3mbaHq5GWJTNE90ZUFGaldBZEk?usp=sharing
     
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    rmfroyd Well-Known Member

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    Awesome stuff, it is always nice when new gear meets/beats your expectations.

    I have tried frfr monitors, the atomic powered cab, and my neighbors friedman powered cab. Through monitors it sounds awesome, but if you want amplify feel/hair on your shinny shin shins moving than a powered flat rate cab is the way to go. Main difference between the Friedman and the atomic was the atomic had more inputs and 'may' be higher wattage, but it has also gone up in price. Friedman was plenty fucking loud.


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    stevebway Metaphysician & Ham

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    Hey ! You got it.
    Good for you...
    Looks HOT ( literally )
     

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    msc_ Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    You Win! That sounds great!! Congrats!
     
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    JeffBeck Baldy McBaldhead Staff Member

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    Those sounded great!

    I don't understand any of the terms you guys are using but that sounded sweet.
     
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    Gagoosh Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, fellas... My next challenge will be putting to the front of my modded Blues Jr, which doesn't have an effects loop. I've read good reviews, even running cab IR's through the front of an amp and I've also heard it could sound like ass.

    From what I've learned literally in that last few days: FRFR = Full Range Flat Response, a powered speaker that doesn't have any "tone" I guess to color the sound. The "IR" = Impulse Responses which are like a digital toneprint of a specific mic'd cab would sound like. Someone please correct me if I'm off base.
     
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    Gagoosh Well-Known Member

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    This is what sold me originally...

     
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    Very cool man congrats! The clips sound great. You have to tell me where you get your backing tracks.
     
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    Gagoosh Well-Known Member

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    I go here when I get a wild hair to play something...
    https://www.guitarbackingtrack.com

    This is where I go when I REALLY need to learn a guitar part, you can buy a song and remix it to hear all guitar parts.
    http://www.karaoke-version.com
    For example I needed to learn how to play Rosanna from Toto, I was able to isolate all the guitar parts played by studio musicians and get it down pretty convincingly.
     
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    RiverDog Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Ron!
     
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    andrewsrea Well-Known Member

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    Cograts!
     
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    Love it. I have been on the fence with this one for quite some time. Is it responsive to pick attack and the volume knob?

    Love the clips by the way!
     
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    Gagoosh Well-Known Member

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    I can tell a big difference in "feel" from any of the other mid range multi-effect units I've tried. The Amplifire acts like a tube amp IMO, rolling off the volume works as if I was playing straight through my amp and I am literally amazed at the quality of tones and pick attack that it provides. The best part was that I was up and running in minutes without reading a single line of the manual... it is very amp-esque in it's approach. Of course, using the PC editor helps tremendously, makes it that much easier to modify patches and fine tune patches.
     
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    What other modeling stuff do you play??

    My biggest obstacle right now is space and volume. I cant get a speaker cabinet and definitely cant afford a full tube setup.

    I have really been thinking of getting into these tube preamps like the Le Crunch or the Kingsley stuff and putting that straight to IRs on my PC or getting a Torpedo CAB or similar pedal.

    How does the Amplifire compare to other modeling amps you have worked with? Have you had any experience with Bias or other amp sims?
     
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    Welcome to the world of high end modeling! I definitely have nothing against real tube amps, but the people that rip on modelers these days are just gear bigots at this point. Just wait til you start porting one of your signals into the mixer. Your sound guy's gonna love you.
     
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    Gagoosh Well-Known Member

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    The only "modeling" experience I've had was with mid range units like Line 6, Tonelab, Zoom and on the higher end, the Eleven Rack. The 11R was really good but WAY too complicated for my feeble brain. The others never really did anything for me, too "fizzy" and not anywhere like a tube amp.

    The AmpliFIRE is great for me because of ease of use, affordability and small footprint.
     
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    dearlpitts Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    I used to gig a with the Bjr and put all kinds of effects before it. worked great.
     
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    Rollin Hand Well-Known Member

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    Just goes to show you....different strokes for different folks. I find my 11R dead easy to work with.
     
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    I've been gigging an Atomic AmpliFire for almost a year now, and I LOVE it.

    It's VERY responsive to input dynamics. Enough so that I had to go back down my patches when I got an Agile 3010 with P90s.
     
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    Gagoosh Well-Known Member

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    That's good to hear. How are you using it live... through an amp, PA or powered monitor?
     

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