Hotone announces the MP-100 AmperoThe multi-effects unit and amp modeller, with a bevy of sounds and emulations, is the brand’s most powerful device yet.http://hotoneaudio.comhttps://www.facebook.com/hotoneaudio
Just unveiled at Music China 2018, the Hotone MP-100 Ampero is a powerful and versatile multi-effects unit and modelling processor.
The device crams in hundreds of effects and emulations within its sleek, lightweight aluminium chassis. It’s powered by Hotone’s Comprehensive Dynamic Circuit Modeling High Definition and Field Impulse Response Enhancement systems, which the brand claims deliver a more “vivid, accurate and expressive” sound.
Here are the details we know so far:The sounds
Besides almost 300 effects culled from the XTOMP and Hotone library, the Ampero features models of iconic pedals, mic simulations and placements, as well as 64 amp and 60 cab emulations. Up to nine effects modules can be engaged simultaneously, and a total of 198 presets can be saved.
Additionally, the floor unit packs a built-in drum machine and looper – the former has 100 patterns, and the latter lets you record overdubs of up to 120 seconds each.The controls
When it comes to the controls, the Ampero is simple and streamlined. It has an expression pedal, four footswitches, three assignable knobs, a master volume control, and a dial to navigate menus and adjust values.
Besides, the Ampero has a four-inch, 800×480 color touchscreen that more than makes up for its modest tactile controls. With it, you’ll be able to easily and quickly choose effects, set up a signal chain and save presets.
On the back of the Ampero, you’ll find an array of inputs and outputs that should suffice for most guitarists: an adjustable input for electrics, acoustics and line-level instruments, 1/4-inch stereo outputs, two balanced XLR outputs, a MIDI input, a headphone output, an aux in, and a jack to hook up another expression pedal. There’s also a USB port for managing effects via your computer and for using the Ampero as an audio interface.
The Ampero is expected to retail for about USD 300.
Ladies and Gentlemen, this is Hotone MP-100 AMPERO:
Ampero amp modeler & effects processor is a game changer. It’s heart pounding amp modeling and uber quality effects are powered by the new-gen CDCM HD (Comprehensive Dynamic Circuit Modeling High Definition) and F.I.R.E. (Field Impulse Response Enhancement) system, bringing you the absolute best the world has to offer. Packaged in a cool, thin case with a 4-inch hi-def color touch screen, Ampero delivers all the real sounds of rock past and present.
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)
✪ 198 presets
✪ 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