Ignite Amps: ProF.E.T.

A free digital emulation of a high gain distortion preamp/stomp-box for guitar.


5 November 2023

Born in 2006, Ignite Amps is an Italian company that builds highly customised hardware amplifiers, and codes software emulations. After being provided with the customer’s build requirements and specifications, the company creates an accurate software simulation which allows the customer to trial and offer feedback before the hardware build commences. Ignite Amps also creates digital emulation plugins of these and other hardware builds which are designed to be used live and in the studio.

ProF.E.T. is a digital emulation of a high gain distortion preamp/stomp-box for guitar. It has been developed to accurately model its real hardware counterpart, designed and built by Ignite Amps in 2018. The ProF.E.T. core circuit is capable of delivering tons of tube-like saturation using carefully tuned JFET-based gain stages and filters to keep the distortion aggressive and rich with harmonics.

A four-control based tone-stack with two different modes ensures maximum versatility and tone shaping options, whether you use the ProF.E.T. as a preamp, or a distortion unit in front of a clean amplifier. The ProF.E.T. also scored first place in the KVR Developer Challenge 2018.

  • Ignite Amps proprietary JFET, non-linear modelling engine
  • 4 controls tone-stack, with additional ‘Shape’ switch
  • Mono & Stereo processing support
  • Selectable oversampling rate (up to 8x)
  • Global input & output level controls
  • Double precision (64-bit) floating point mathematical model
  • Fully automatable controls
  • Ignite Amps proprietary preset management system with bank file import/export functions

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