With the release of AmpStamp 1.7, we’re excited to announce that we now support macOS! Starting with macOS Catalina and Big Sur, you can now rock out with AmpStamp on your Macbook or Mac, as well as record with AmpStamp as an Audio Unit (AU) in your Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) of choice, where AUs are supported.
SAME SUBSCRIPTION, MORE FLEXIBILITY
If you already subscribed or purchased gear, then you’re all set. Your purchases and subscriptions will transfer automatically, as always they can be restored if needed. With the ability to run as an Audio Unit (AU), you now have even more flexibility. By running multiple instances of AmpStamp in your DAW, you can experience:
- Parallel Processing – blending different amplifier and cabinet combinations
- Chaining – running the pre-amp of one amplifier into the power-amp of another (for amps with an FX Loop, set to Return)
- Post-FX – placing stompboxes after cabinet and ambience effects
- Post-EQ – taking advantage of your DAW’s channel strip for additional tone sculpting
HIGH RESOLUTION AUDIO
We’ve also added support for high-resolution audio with sampling rates up to 192kHz. When you’re creating your masterpiece, audio quality is of the most importance. Extending sampling rates beyond what is required for human hearing can avoid aliasing when distorting your input signal. This becomes especially important when running high gain amplifiers and recording more modern guitar tones, but the entire signal chain will benefit from this decision. We’ll be going into more detail on how to get the most out of your signal chain since running at a higher sampling rate also uses more processing power.
When you’re ready to save your sound, you can still do so with the internal bank provided by the Floor Controller. This bank of presets is synchronized between our standalone application and all Audio Unit (AU) instances, available on all platforms (iOS, iPadOS, macOS). Additionally, we have added support for AUPresets which can be saved externally on macOS and shared with anyone. On iOS and iPadOS, AUPresets are saved to an application directory and can be recalled at any point within your DAW. To get started, we have also converted our Factory Presets into AUPresets as well, making preset navigation easier when running as an AU. AUPresets are seamlessly bridged with the internal bank of presets, giving additional flexibility if you need to save an update for recall with MIDI and/or live operation.
EXPLORE AND MORE
Stay tuned for our evolving Explore tab where we feature Classic Sounds, Field Guides, new System Presets, and much more. We’ve added a new Ambience effect, the AMB300 Echo Chamber. Now you can get the rich sound of a chamber behind your guitar which has powered classic hits for decades. And the ’80s are by no means over. With the introduction of High Gain amplifiers, there is still a lot of ground to cover!