Audiority releases L12X - Solid State Amplifier - FREE VST/AU/AAX

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KVRian
895 posts since 17 Nov, 2010 from UK

Post Wed Jan 22, 2020 8:29 am

Audiority wrote:
Wed Jan 22, 2020 7:15 am
Both amps are on my radar ;)
That is rather awesome news!
A bit fried in the higher freqs

Stringzy
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266 posts since 3 May, 2019

Re: Audiority releases L12X - Solid State Amplifier - FREE VST/AU/AAX

Post Wed Jan 22, 2020 8:51 am

you mean Hiwatt and Fender are on your radar or Hiwatt and Valvestate?

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KVRian
886 posts since 15 Nov, 2005 from Italy

Re: Audiority releases L12X - Solid State Amplifier - FREE VST/AU/AAX

Post Wed Jan 22, 2020 9:24 am

Hiwatt/Sound City and Marshall.
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khanyz
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1616 posts since 16 Jul, 2004 from Deepest Yorkshire

Re: Audiority releases L12X - Solid State Amplifier - FREE VST/AU/AAX

Post Wed Jan 22, 2020 9:28 am

The L12X is nice, good alternative to the usual tube sims. However, IMO the best solid state amp of the 80s was the Fender Sidekick 35 Reverb. Rivera designed and great value, I still have one and still love it. Would love to see a plugin version.

I’ve really let Hiwatt pass me by, which is criminal as they are based down the road, my first amp was a Sound City (which I stupidly sold) and I used to live in Music Ground as a kid. Must really get one, and would check out a plugin version.
I miss MindPrint. My TRIO needs a big brother.

Stringzy
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Re: Audiority releases L12X - Solid State Amplifier - FREE VST/AU/AAX

Post Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:04 am

you'll never find those Sound City in a thousand years. not for a sensible price, at least. they will charge you an arm and a testicle, even if you find one.

anyway, no need for that. Hiwatt will do just fine.

what about Fender, Luca? no love for Twin or Dual Showman? again, lots of headroom these two, and cleans for days. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QC34Mpt7fS0

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KVRian
886 posts since 15 Nov, 2005 from Italy

Re: Audiority releases L12X - Solid State Amplifier - FREE VST/AU/AAX

Post Thu Jan 23, 2020 12:46 am

I actually found a Sound City 120 for a reasonable price. Not sure if this is good to make something like the 103, but I'm seriously thinking about it. At the moment I have my studio stuffed with some amps, so I'll focus on them before going through others.

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Luca
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sqigls
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4128 posts since 25 Dec, 2004 from Melbourne, Australia

Re: Audiority releases L12X - Solid State Amplifier - FREE VST/AU/AAX

Post Thu Jan 23, 2020 5:34 am

what about some Budda Amplification!!??
all their products deserve to be preserved and distributed in the digital domain.

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KVRist
372 posts since 9 Aug, 2017

Re: Audiority releases L12X - Solid State Amplifier - FREE VST/AU/AAX

Post Thu Jan 23, 2020 5:37 am

Thanks for this, will check it out later!

Stringzy
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266 posts since 3 May, 2019

Re: Audiority releases L12X - Solid State Amplifier - FREE VST/AU/AAX

Post Fri Jan 24, 2020 12:11 am

interesting quote
The Sound City 120 has almost nothing in common with a Hiwatt except that both used Partridge transformers - but not all the 120s even had those. The circuit is completely different and doesn't sound similar.

There is a reason why Sound City amps were nicknamed 'Sound Sh*tty'.
not very promising.

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KVRian
886 posts since 15 Nov, 2005 from Italy

Re: Audiority releases L12X - Solid State Amplifier - FREE VST/AU/AAX

Post Tue Jan 28, 2020 5:16 am

Hey guys, check out this nice demo by Leon Todd!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNYFdUM0O4c

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Luca
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KVRist
457 posts since 17 Sep, 2007 from Planet Thanet

Re: Audiority releases L12X - Solid State Amplifier - FREE VST/AU/AAX

Post Tue Jan 28, 2020 5:34 am

Modern Hiwatts are tainted. The trademark was bought out by the dodgy Harrisons (of Musicground infamy) before being sold off to a couple of Canadians. Unfortunately they don't seem to be doing anything at the moment. I had a 70s HiWatt for a while and it killed!

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sqigls
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4128 posts since 25 Dec, 2004 from Melbourne, Australia

Re: Audiority releases L12X - Solid State Amplifier - FREE VST/AU/AAX

Post Tue Jan 28, 2020 6:34 am

i'm loving this plugin :)

miloszz
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44 posts since 5 Jul, 2019

Re: Audiority releases L12X - Solid State Amplifier - FREE VST/AU/AAX

Post Fri Jan 31, 2020 7:31 pm

Loving it with a Lounge Lizard Rhodes emulation (I haven't unpacked my interface to hook up a guitar) - and it's got me on the hook for a PlexiTape.

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