Future of Amplifire??

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  1. NelsonP

    NelsonP Senior Member

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    You can still order from Andertons. A little more complicated but quite possible....


    Also, I'm sure there is something coming soon. Maybe that will restore your faith?
     
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    Very nice people at Andertons. I got my AA6 and four AFB (2 for me, the other 2 for friends) right there.

    But I was charged very hard for the € to £ conversion. And now, being out of the EU won't make it better. I'm sorry for Andertons because they are really nice.
     
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    This is a kinda desperate video from Andertons tbh, nothing new.
    I can still order from wherever i want. Εven directly from the US , final cost should be the about same .
    Their sales have probably plummeted and many people are preferring Thomann as its not worth to buy from the UK now.

    You miss the point.

    UK voted to leave the EU in 2016. They had ample time to find a new dealer, and there is no excuse for that.

    But a new EU dealer is the least of atomic's problems now. They couldn't be arsed to provide a bug fix firmware for 2+ years, there are many hardware support issues and the atomic fb groups are classified ads marketplace full of people getting rid of their amplifire.

    Trying to hype up amplifire owners or potential buyers by saying we are working on "new things" doesnt cut it anymore.
     
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  4. NelsonP

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    UK voted to leave in 2016, but the trade agreements were left until the very last minute. It was therefore not possible to plan for post-Brexit. This is why it is all such a mess. Businesses like certainty, politicians leave it to the last minute. Doing nothing until there was clarity was the only sensible move for most businesses.

    It is certainly the case that there is now more friction between UK and EU, that was inevitable. Thomann and Andertons will probably just take local sales from one another, so I guess it will even itself out. I agree that it does look like Andertons are feeling the pain though, based on that vid.

    Tom should probably do a deal with Thomann now, but politics and economics aside, I still think that Atomic are going to positively surprise everyone soon.
     
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    I have absolute enjoyed my AF12 and AFB and both have been extensively used in battle ... the only beef I have is about the deep edit interface which is just impossible to tweak in battle .. assuming Neural’s Quad Cortex ever gets to market its compactness and intuitive interface surely sets a high bar for guitarists’ expectancy.

    I have actually ordered a QC but I would love to know what’s cooking with Amplifier before I have to commit to it!
     
  6. Quadfire

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    It would be smart for Atomic to show a teaser/preview of what might come down the road even if that was 12-18 months out.

    Also a quick update to the editor (fix MacOs backup issues) or firmware would be a good show of a pulse.
     
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    There are two primary reasons I've hung in there w/ the AF12 for quite a few years and sold off some of my other modeling gear.

    • SIZE - The Amplifire 12 is the perfect size for the stage w/o taking up too much real estate. The 12 foot-switches allow me to access what I've set up for live performances easily. I rarely touch any parameters at a gig other than overall stage volume.
    • Amp Modeling - There's no question that the SD/MG amp modeling is superior to anything in its price range and actually quite a few things above the price range.
    Looking forward to the much anticipated product announcement in the weeks ahead. That would be good timing as live gigs are finally starting to return as we move into a post pandemic scenario.

    [WATCHING this thread]
     
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    Actual weeks or Atomic weeks ? If the latter, I still have time to grow a beard ;)
     
  9. powerslave

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    Reminds me of soontm

    Guaranteed between now and the end of time.
    No guarantee that you will live long enough tho.
     
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    One month! Update should be a doozy!!:D
     
  11. Pat Brecht

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    New news Friday?
     
  12. Larry Largen

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    lol, Don't hold your breath.
     
  13. Larry Largen

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    I tried Studio Devils Plugin. It sounds good. There are a handful of amps they could add in a firmware update if they wanted. Here's the link for anyone that wants to try a free demo.
    https://www.studiodevil.com/download/index.php

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    I suspect if it was that easy it would already have been done.

    Moving from a PC plugin to an embedded device can be full of issues related to memory, SHARC DSP versus x86, and assumptions that vary between the code bases.

    While I'd like a new amp as a sign of life, I'm more focused on various bugfixes, flexibility improvements, editor fixes and improvements to the quality of the existing sound (drive pedals seem to be the area of improvement for competition). Not going to hold my breath or get upset by a good product being static.
     
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    Its dated nowadays and there are better vst's out there.
    It would be cool if they release a new version based on amplifire's modelling like for example helix native but being realistic i dont think its gonna happen.

    Maybe studio devil (marc gallo) can make it since its his firmware thats running the amplifire so question goes to him..
     
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    I watch and read this thread with no expectations from atomic and find it interesting how various users anticipate developments.

    Anyone know if the studio devil plugin has had a recent upgrade? That could be an indicator.

    One thing is for sure, if nothing happens following the tantalising comment made by jace, we have true confirmation of where the product is at in respect to any further development. Lots of speculation and hope being tossed around here, all with good reason. Could even be a new product but, again, if the current bugs of the existing products get neglected it'll be another nail in the coffin lid. Similarly the longer we wait the less optimistic many of us become and past performance is often a realistic guide to the future.

    I can live and gig with my AA happily as it is but now the “dangling carrot” comment has been made i think we all, quite rightly, expect something, whether we want/need it or not.
    Keep the comments coming, everyone, its entertaining if nothing else!
     
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    Things happen, situations change, etc. And ESPECIALLY In light of this scamdemic debacle and how it's affected so many manufacturing situations, small businesses, and mom & pop operations, I'd be inclined to cut Atomic a huge chunk of slack. YMMV.
     
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    true as far as new hardware goes.
    software-wise there is absolutely no excuse for 2-year total absence
     
  19. Pat Brecht

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    Ya, new FW day is always a treat, no matter which platform you're using. I see all the Helix guys just got another one. Lucky bastards!!
     
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    Unless something is broken that was working previously. Be careful what you wish for....
     
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