PreSonus has released several new State Space Modeled plugins in VST, AU, and AAX formats, including the Ampire State Space Modeling amplifier and effects suite.
The company has also made its Channel Strip plugin collection and Fat Channel XT plugin available in VST, AU, and AAX format, released a free VU Meter plugin, and lowered prices on its Fat Channel Collection plugins. These are the first State Space Models released in VST, AU, and AAX format; previously, PreSonus has only used this modeling technology to develop Studio One Native Effects plugins.
The updated Ampire plugin includes new State Space models of classic amplifiers and pedal effects. State Space Modeling is a mathematical method of transferring each component of an analog circuit into the digital domain while maintaining the unique sonic characteristics of the original hardware. Ampire offers five new State Space-modeled amplifiers, 13 effects pedals, and 16 impulse response-based cabinet models, plus a user model to load in custom IRs.
The new amp models include the MCM800 1980s-vintage British high-gain amp; VC30 1970s-vintage British amp with signature tremolo/vibrato; Blackface Twin, a 1965 American amp known for its clean sound and spring reverb; Dual Amplifier, a heavy metal standard for high-gain sounds; and Amp STV, a model of the legendary late 1960s bass beast. In addition, Ampire introduces an updated pedalboard featuring State Space Modeling re-creations of several classic pedals, a precision tuner that is switchable between Standard and Strobe modes, and a choice of user interface options. A separate Pedalboard plug-in with just the pedalboard and 13 stompbox effects models is included with Ampire.
Ampire is available in VST3, AU, and AAX formats for a U.S. street price of $59.95 from the PreSonus Shop. Studio One Prime and Artist users can upgrade their Ampire experience with this Add-on. Studio One 4 Professional users will receive a complimentary license for Ampire in VST3/AU/AAX formats.
Additional Fat Channel XT compressor and EQ models are available as add-ons for Fat Channel XT. Fat Channel XT and Channel Strip Collection, available for a U.S. street price of $59.95 each.
PreSonus is also offering a free VU Meter VST3, AU, and AAX plugin with a built-in correlation meter and variable sensitivity. And, the company released its free PreSonus Hub universal plug-in manager application for macOS and Windows.