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Behind Hotone Audio is a group of people passionate about music. We are a highly experienced international team that combines professional expertise with legit artistic spirit. We have one goal in mind: Create hot sonic tools to take your inspiration to the next level.

We are motivated by technological innovation, we see excellence in quality as a competitive strength and we believe in outstanding service as the foundation to provide every musician with a sensational experience.

As ideas become designs, the Hotone team buckles down to create products the music world has always wanted but never before imagined possible. Expect from Hotone products innovation, ingenuity and always great tone.

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VStomp Amp
Reviewed By tommyzai
December 12th, 2019

INTRO
VStomp Amp by Hotone pronounced, "Hot One," is a collection of realistic modeled legendary amp emulations. The range includes: Marshall, Vox, Black Twin, Silver Twin, Mark, Baseman, Mesa Boogie, etc. The software uses the same tech found inside of their XTOMP multi-effect pedal, CDCM (Comprehensive Dynamic Circuit Modeling) system. Okay, I have no clue what that is, but I know it sounds great. Under the hood. .. I'm guessing they employed one of the following:

1. Miniature effigies of Jimmy Page et al.
2. Cutting edge algorithms for amps that also manipulate loaded cab IRs.

After investigating, I discovered that CDCM is a special kind of circuit that helps to emulate/replicate all the parameters and tonalities of classic amps and cabs to achieve "the closes possible characteristics" of the actual circuitry. Hey, it sounds great!.

HOW TO USE:
1. Launch
2. Select an amp
3. Select a cab
4. Add delay, reverb, and boost.
5. Play
6. Save preset.

VStomp allows users to combine a wide variety of amps and cabs to create a unique custom sound. It includes countless clean, overdriven, hi-gain, and bass tones. I'm more into a 60s vibe as of late, so I favor the clean tones. I found an good preset demonstration: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9W3ZRn_luI4. It's good for a reference, but I think most of the examples sound better at home. .. less tinny. To quote Raphael Morgan from a KVR Audio post, "It sounds killer with Recabinet and some good IRs."

PROS
• Attractive, user-friendly interface.
• Fun to use.
• Sounds great.
• Nothing complicated, which = more playing.
• Built-in noise gate.
• Can be used as standalone (Mac OS X).
• Presets adjustable via MIDI controller in vivo.
• Priced right
• Free amp cabs frequently added.
• Enthusiastic developer with excellent communication.

CONS
• Needs more bass amps. Don't be stingy. Show bassists more love!
• Modulation FX
• VStomp is a bit buried in Hotone's website, but you can find it here: https://vstomp.hotoneaudio.com.

SUMMARY
There are countless amp/cab emulations out there. .. some good, some bad, and some are just plain ugly. VStomp is GREAT! In my opinion, VStomp nails the sound of the original hardware counterparts, especially Fender and Marshall. If you're looking for the deepest IR loader, look elsewhere. If you want to play and sound good for under $100, look here! VStomp is a software amp simulator that every guitarist and bassist should consider, whether you play a real or virtual axe. This thing rocks. Try the free demo. .. you have nothing to lose.

Note: If you pull the trigger, I highly recommend adding their Amps and Cabs bundle, which often goes on sale. This will ensure you have "all the real sounds of rock heroes past and present."

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VStomp Amp
Reviewed By vvgo
April 3rd, 2018

I am a fan of the XTOMP and VStomp so far, it's a wonderful job, I really love it, amazing product, keep going and rocking, hope it will have more amps and cabs.

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