Mike Fortin is the mastermind behind some of the most aggressive sounding amplifiers in recent history, and his precisely engineered brutality has become a staple to some of the industry’s most legendary names.
His uncompromisingly built tube amplifiers are coveted by some of the most notoriously discerning players on the planet.
We worked closely with Mike and several key Fortin artists to capture and recreate every distinct sonic aspect of what makes this amplifier unique, with the sole objective of developing an algorithmically perfect model that would satisfy Mike’s discerning ears and do this monstrous amplifier justice.
We proudly present to you, the Fortin Nameless Suite.
Along with the amplifier, a model of Fortin Amplification’s GRIND pedal was added to the virtual signal chain, to create a complete suite that incorporates all the necessary tone-shaping tools for the modern guitarist.
Besides additional gain, GRIND adds an incredible amount of clarity and articulation to the sound, making every note defined and present, even when highly distorted.
It is hard to overstate the importance of well-captured cabinets in a rig’s overall tonal character.
To offer maximum flexibility, we engineered a very comprehensive and adaptive cabinet simulation module: featuring six virtual microphones, captured by Mikko Logrén, which can be positioned around the speakers.
This module can also serve as a standard loader for your favorite impulse response files.
These features can be used on both mono and stereo configurations; the latter allows for a second microphone to be added with full panning, microphone-level, and phase parameters in addition to position and distance, for ultimate control and endless sonic possibilities.
“I have a disdain for guitar amp modeling, but this Nameless amp emulation completely nails it!”