Atomic Ampli-Firebox

Discussion in 'Pedal Pushers Forum' started by emicad, Oct 23, 2017.

  1. emicad

    emicad Synchromatic

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    How cool is that?!
    I'm sure a lot of people here would like the idea, especially @TSims1

     
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  2. TSims1

    TSims1 Gretschified

    Jun 18, 2013
    Atlanta
    Already looked into them and spoken with the owner. :)

    I may be doing a video in the near future......
     
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  3. LivingMyDream

    LivingMyDream Country Gent

    Is it just meant just for studio work, and integrating with a software, or could it be used live through the PA?
     
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  4. TSims1

    TSims1 Gretschified

    Jun 18, 2013
    Atlanta

    Absolutely meant for live(studio too of course). That’s why they’ve condensed it down into a pedal, to enable you to throw this on your pedalboard.
     
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  5. LivingMyDream

    LivingMyDream Country Gent

    Cool! I have really enjoyed the Tech 21 Liverpool, and with semi-retirement/retirement coming up, I will be starting some downsizing in the near future. My daughter is practically begging me to come live with them (my son-in-law, too, or i wouldn't even consider it), so space for gear would be totally different. It would be nice to have a small PA for some live stuff, and a few pedals that can simulate amps/cabs, and give me a way to play without having different amps. I'd have to know more about what is modeled, but the Ampli-Firebox, could a cool pedal. Of course, if it's not for me, I would look at other Tech-21 boxes, since the Liverpool was so good.
     
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  6. TSims1

    TSims1 Gretschified

    Jun 18, 2013
    Atlanta

    It’s the future anyways, frankly. Actually, it’s the now.
     
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  7. emicad

    emicad Synchromatic

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    You bastard, I knew! :p

    I guess you can use it right into a PA, right? It's like the Liverpool you're using, if I understand correctly.
    You can use it with an active cab or with a regular passive cab, you can go into your PC and play guitar through PC speakers too. I guess, I'm not an expert.
     
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  8. TSims1

    TSims1 Gretschified

    Jun 18, 2013
    Atlanta

    Lol. Correct. It has cabinet emulation onboard(which is tweakable with the software)that you can use for direct to PA or PC, or defeatable for use with amps or real cabinets. Highly useful piece if you ask me, PARTICULARLY considering the price point. Now we just hope it actually sounds good in a real world application.
     
  9. GuitarJunkie

    GuitarJunkie Gretschie

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    Funny, this just got on my radar this week.
     
  10. emicad

    emicad Synchromatic

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    Do I need something special to connect it to my PC and hear the sound from PC speakers or headphone? I have a classic desktop PC, it's a gaming PC actually so it's pretty good.
    An alternative should be using it with my two passive cabs, but they're not neutral of course. Any ideas?
     
  11. TSims1

    TSims1 Gretschified

    Jun 18, 2013
    Atlanta

    Now that I’m not sure of, but it DOES have USB capability for deep editing on your PC/laptop so I’m thinking your computer very well may reckognize and accept it straight into the software program of your choice. If NOT, you can always just buy some sort of inexpensive interface like a Focusrite Scarlett..........the Fire Box would plug into THAT, and then the Scarlett into your computer.
     
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  12. emicad

    emicad Synchromatic

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    Yep, it is connectable to the PC via Atomic software, so I think you can use both PC speakers or headphones. I'm not sure about sound quality coming OUT of the PC, maybe you can enlight me? It's supposed to be flat/neutral like an active cab, right?
    I'll quote my own message in another forum:
     
  13. TSims1

    TSims1 Gretschified

    Jun 18, 2013
    Atlanta

    That will depend on how you set it up. You can choose an amp model, and then you choose a speaker emulation. Those two elements dictate what you hear coming out of the speakers. Your computer speakers or headphones will have SOME color of course(an FrFr speaker is best for accurate representation)but should honestly sound excellent. I think you’ll really enjoy it. :)


    Does that answer your question?
     
  14. emicad

    emicad Synchromatic

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    Yes.
    It seems that you can't hear the audio coming from PC speakers or headphones just connecting the pedal via USB and running the Software. The pedal should be connected to the Audio In of the the audio card, so I need to check my motherboard's specs to see if it's possible. If it is, I just need to get a decent pair of PC speakers, maybe some sort of a kit with 2 speakers and another one for bass, like the one I got for my TV.
    Playing with that box right in front of the PC and tweaking things in real time using the Software should be fun. An active cabinet would be a possible future choice, if I like this thing.
     
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  15. markeebee

    markeebee Country Gent

    It was last week, tomorrow. Yesterday it's Paris.
     
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  16. TV the Wired Turtle

    TV the Wired Turtle Gretschified

    Jul 25, 2009
    so cal
    Its the future of what? Soul-less beige performance w IEM??!!! Play a tube amp kids, eat some bacon w a bowie knife, maybe even slap your wife on the butt and make gutteral wolf howls! :) Mechanical interaction is everything.

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  17. Bertotti

    Bertotti Country Gent

    Jul 20, 2017
    South Dakota
    I love the way you think!
     
  18. TSims1

    TSims1 Gretschified

    Jun 18, 2013
    Atlanta


    Hahahahahaha.........


    Look, amps are cool. Truth is, I’m just not gonna own 20 of em. But I can approximate 20 of em with these newfangled devices. And all within a single gig if I want to! That’s cool too. And there ain’t a doggone thing soul-less about my performances. ;)

    I get what you are saying of course. I prefer analog effects INTO amp modelers, for instance. How’s THAT for confusion?
     
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  19. gtttrrr

    gtttrrr Synchromatic

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    So it's kinda this, only in pedal size?
    2017-10-24 21.04.32.jpg
     
  20. gtttrrr

    gtttrrr Synchromatic

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    Dont take it wrong, I like my line 6, it's my "guest rig" when an extra shows up to play,,, and always get compliments on it.... Put it doesn't feed my pedal jones,,, only misses it slightly though :%/
     
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