Fractal used for Real Amp Design!!!

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  1. nicolasrivera

    nicolasrivera Senior Member

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    Wanted to share something i find pretty amazing, an amp designer using Fractal to virtualy design a analog tube amp for production. I'm talking about the Carol Ann Triptik 2.
    here is what the designer said in a TGP thread:

    When I designed the Triptik 2 model, this was done in reverse. It was proto-typed as a model in Axe long before it was a physical prototype. I saw value in testing the concept first, kind of used the Axe as a first level design / audio test tool. It worked tremendously well and certainly shortened the design timeline quite dramatically and with much less expense. While this toolset is not available through the user interface, Cliff is a close friend of mine and made some suggestions to the original Triptik model that I took on board and drew up a schematic. He then modelled it in the Axe using the original Triptik has a foundation.

    https://www.thegearpage.net/board/index.php?posts/23945706/
     
  2. Its Luke

    Its Luke Premium Member

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    Huh...

    That is interesting.

    Thanks for sharing Nico
     
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  3. matthew bear

    matthew bear Senior Member

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    that's pretty wild!
     
  4. frankv

    frankv What Are You Waiting For? Premium Member V.I.P. Member

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    It's almost like why bother. Just use the AXE.
     
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    mmd Senior Member

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    Well, we both know WHY....there are dudes that would rather lose their arms than use a modeler. Plus, if the CarolAnn dude can still sell the amps, why not? Lol....
     
  6. Liam

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    This had occurred to me last year as a possibility, and really glad to hear someone has successfully used it. A bit if me says "why bother?", but I'm betting I do another gig with a small combo before my number is up. I've modelled my Princeton Reverb in the Axe FX, wonder if that will result in me changing the amp at all? (And I really can't remember every change I made to it in the last 35 years).

    Liam
     
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  7. NeubyWanKaneuby

    NeubyWanKaneuby Senior Member

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    Why climb Mt Everest? Cuz you can.

    That's usually my answer when people ask "why (anything)?" :p
     
  8. Liam

    Liam V.I.P. Member

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    My Uncle Gordon has a great explanation. "It will be an adventure!"

    It's why I got into Fractal amp modelling, it's why I got into modifying tube amps and effects pedals, and it probably explains a whole lot of the weird life I have led alongside messing with guitars and amps.

    Liam
     
  9. Rocco Crocco

    Rocco Crocco Senior Member

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    That's pretty cool. there are a couple amps in Helix that are Line 6 originals... probably based on one actual amp or another, but are really their own animal. A few of them are outstanding. It never occurred to my to use modeling as a tool to build the real thing. pretty amazing.
     
  10. cybermgk

    cybermgk Singin' the body lectric Premium Member V.I.P. Member

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    mwuhahahaha, the worm has turned.
     
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    back engeneering from back engeneering
     
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