DAR Amplifaction Future Breed Machines linup (Fredrik Thordendal content).

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  1. Variant

    Variant Banned

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    I figured that my 'futuremetal' moniker locked me into posting this one. [​IMG] However, all information here courtesy the mighty Ola Englund (Feared):




    Estimated prices:

    Preamp pedal: $890
    Jocke Box: $590
    Loaded Jocke Box: $890
    FBM100: $2690
    FBM100X: $3990

    DAR AMPS - FUTURE BREED MACHINES


    Future Breed Machines is a new line of innovative products from DAR Amps that represent the leading edge of the industry......A new line of products that blend unique tube based designs with the very latest in DSP based technology.

    By combining the advanced engineering and technology from DAR Amps, with the real world experience from two of metal’s most renowned artists, we are bringing to market a new series of products that address many issues faced by modern guitarists while delivering the most crushing and highly sought after tones imaginable.


    The initial Future Breed Machines product lineup includes:


    FBM-PX - Fredrik Thordendal Signature Preamp Pedal

    The FBM-PX is an advanced 4 channel tube Preamp with and an industry leading Impulse Response engine that delivers Fredrik’s trademark crushing Meshuggah tones in a very compact floor based form factor. This pedal will deliver the same tones and feel as a player’s traditional head and cabinet based rig, while being able to fit into a backpack.

    The FBM-PX is the ultimate no compromise way to build a travel, back-up or practice rig when run through in-ear or stage monitors. Optionally it can also be run through a power amp and cab for a traditional setup, complementary to monitors.

    4 custom voiced tube preamps (Clean, Crunch, Rhythm, Lead)
    Industry’s highest resolution (10,000 point) custom impulse responses (IR’s) created by Jocke Skog, which include power amp, cabinet, and mic combinations
    Adaptive Dynamics on IR’s to address the changing behavior of power amps and cabinets when pushed

    Full stereo operation
    Adjustable delay control for simulating a second guitarist on second channel
    All aluminum construction
    2 line - 20 character illuminated display
    Full midi control with locking MIDI in and DIN thru
    Illuminated Carling switches
    Custom voiced advanced noise gate
    Channel assignable FX loop (series/parallel/off)
    Balanced I/O for re-amping and 4-cable fx processor integration
    Pre-IR outputs for interfacing to power amps
    Post IR balanced outputs for interfacing to mixers/monitors/PA
    Headphone out
    USB interface and PC/MAC editor for management of IR’s
    Global voltage selector
    Hand built in California, USA


    FBM-X

    The FBM-X is the first product in its class that allows guitarists, bassists, and engineers to run the industry’s highest resolution Impulse Responses without the need for computers and their associated latency issues. No more inconsistent live sound, stage mics, or having to mic multiple cabinets in a recording session.

    The FBM-X is also an ideal companion to the many modellers/fx processors available today, as it adds tremendous flexibility in tone shaping and addresses one of the most noted complaints with existing products, the limitation of their cabinet simulations.

    Industry’s highest resolution (10,000 point) custom impulse responses (IR’s) created by Jocke Skog, which include power amp, cabinet, and mic combinations
    Adaptive Dynamics on IR’s to address the changing behavior of power amps and cabinets when pushed
    Full stereo operation
    Black powder coated chassis
    2 line - 20 character illuminated display for IR management
    Full midi control with locking MIDI and DIN thru
    USB interface and PC/MAC editor for management of IR’s
    Pre-IR outputs for interfacing to power amps in parallel to IR’s
    Post IR balanced outputs for interfacing to mixers/monitors/PA
    Hand built in California, USA


    FBM-XL
    The FBM-XL contains all the features of the FBM-X and adds a powerful load box which allows for the running of high power tube heads without the need for cabinets, drastically reducing the overall amount of gear musicians need to take to gigs.

    The FBM-XL is also a very useful tool for the studio, where it is commonplace to have multiple amplifier heads in the control room, by allowing them to run silently and safely without attached cabinets.

    Same features as FBM-X with the additon of a Load box that supports up to 100 watt amplifiers


    FBM-100HX - Fredrik Thordendal Signature Amplifier Head

    The FBM-100HX is DAR Amps’ new flagship amplifier. It is one of the most technologically advanced amps in the industry and delivers Fredrik’s trademark crushing Meshuggah tones and beyond. It also includes the very latest in DSP processing with an industry leading Impulse Response engine. This is the amp for those looking for the ultimate in high gain modern metal tone. From beautiful cleans all the way to highest gain of levels, this signature delivers in all aspects without compromise.

    100 Watt or 50 Watt Stereo Class A operation (assignable per channel) via 4 6c33B power tubes
    Auto Bias power tubes with failure indicator lights
    4 Channel custom voiced tube preamps (Clean, Crunch, Rhythm, Lead)
    Industry’s highest resolution (10,000 point) custom impulse responses (IR’s) created by Jocke Skog, which include power amp, cabinet, and mic combinations
    Adaptive Dynamics on IR’s to address the changing behavior of power amps and cabinets when pushed
    Adjustable variable delay control for simulating a second guitarist on second channel
    All aluminum black anodized shell
    2 line - 20 character illuminated display for IR management
    Full midi control with locking MIDI and DIN thru
    Custom voiced channel assignable advanced noise gate
    Channel assignable mono FX loop (series/parallel/off) with send/return levels
    Channel assignable stereo FX loop (series/parallel/off) with send/return levels
    Balanced I/O for re-amping and 4-cable fx processor integration with send/return levels
    Headphone out
    USB interface and PC/MAC editor for management of IR’s
    Pre-IR outputs for interfacing to power amps
    Post IR balanced outputs for interfacing to mixers/monitors/PA
    Tuner out
    DI out
    Custom DMX 512 Lighting controller with super accurate sensitivity control
    Hand built in California, USA


    FBM-100H - Fredrik Thordendal Signature Amplifier Head

    The FBM-100H is a brutal 4 channel Amplifier Head that delivers Fredrik’s trademark crushing Meshuggah tones and more, in a straight forward, cost effective and no nonsense package.

    100 Watt Class A via 4 6c33B power tubes
    Auto Bias power tubes with failure indicator lights
    4 Channel custom voiced tube preamps (Clean, Crunch, Rhythm, Lead)
    All aluminum black anodized shell
    Full midi control with locking MIDI and DIN thru
    Custom voiced advanced noise gate
    Channel assignable FX loop (series/parallel/off)
    Balanced I/O for re-amping and 4-cable fx processor integration
    Global voltage selector
    Hand built in California, USA





    Fin.
     
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  2. Wookieslayer

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  3. Metalus

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    The preamp pedal sounds really intriguing
     
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    can't wait to try the preamp and head out when they finally get an european distributor
     
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    DVRP The HUMANCENTiPAD

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    Man, I had no idea these amps were that crazy. Alot of very very sweet features.
     
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    The Jocke Box sounds very interesting!
     
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    So if i got it right,FBM-X is the remedy for Line 6's cab modelling?Which would be the pricing for this one?
     
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    Holy smokes this sounds interesting. I hope they make a rack sized version of the preamp pedal.
     
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    jebus!

    thanks for the posting!
     
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    Alekke Octopus Djentalis

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    if do .. I'm on to it presto!
     
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    That preamp pedal is perfect o_O Just what I was looking for
     
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    vampiregenocide A Chap Called Ross

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    So Fredrik is ditching the Axe-FX?
     
  13. Andromalia

    Andromalia Pardon my french

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    Guess he's like us: he wants new toys from time to time even if what he has is good. ^^
     
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    i don't think so. the axefx is much more than just amp modelling. my bets are that he might combine the preamp with the axefx for effects/processing.
     
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    the chassis layout looks an awful lot like the axefx. i think it's even the same font :lol:
     
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    Pretty cool idea, but chances are if you know what IRs are you're already using them so why pay for a head or pedal that plugs straight into the PA when you could just do it with a laptop instead with the VSTs and IRs you already own?
     
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    13point9 Now with Less Hair!

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    in principle you could also take your laptop, audio interface, and a poweramp to gigs to get something similar. i think that having all this in one unit as an amp head is more convenient, faster and easier to set up. additionally, i find it more practical to have a set of knobs to tweak your sound live rather than navigating through windows and menus.
     
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    drmosh Sir Paul of the Mosh Contributor

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    Now I know why Jocke pulled his impulse website :)
     
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    Yeah, true man. Guess it matters how much the convenience matters to you :)
     

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