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    Default Tiny Terror vs Axe Fx III, Amplitube 4 & Cypress TT-15...

    Hey guys!

    I finally got an Orange Tiny Terror to round of my Orange Lunchbox collection. The first thing I did with this amp is compare it to a couple of modeling platforms: The Axe Fx III, Amplitube 4's licensed model and the free Cypress TT-15 plugin by Black Rooster Audio. The results are once again interesting and perhaps surprising.

    Notes: Normally I don't like to use advanced amp parameters, especially not in comparisons such as these but this time around I started experimenting with the 'resonance' control in the NadiR IR loader because Amplitube just sounded off. I think it's because unlike the Axe Fx for example, the Amplitube models don't emulate the amp-speaker impedance interaction causing the resonance curves. I thought it would be fair to use this function as now Amplitube sounds more 'like how it's supposed to'.
    The Cypress TT-15 is quite cool for a free plugin but the controls did not react like the real amp at all. So to get the sound from the video try to match the settings very closely as well as again the resonance settings in NadiR.

    So if you have one of these modeling platforms you can get it to sound pretty close to my Tiny Terror!
    Anyway, let me know your thoughts:

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    Default Re: Tiny Terror vs Axe Fx III, Amplitube 4 & Cypress TT-15...

    To my ears, the modelers were close, but I still preferred the sound of the actual amp. Just have a more alive sound vs the modelers was just missing something that I cant put my finger on.
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    Default Re: Tiny Terror vs Axe Fx III, Amplitube 4 & Cypress TT-15...

    Quote Originally Posted by Hsb View Post
    To my ears, the modelers were close, but I still preferred the sound of the actual amp. Just have a more alive sound vs the modelers was just missing something that I cant put my finger on.
    Totally agree! The real amp seems to have more harmonic richness in the mids.
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    Default Re: Tiny Terror vs Axe Fx III, Amplitube 4 & Cypress TT-15...

    Hey - I have the Ownhammer Studio Collection and I have to say "fantastic purchase".

    Kudos to you guys.
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    Default Re: Tiny Terror vs Axe Fx III, Amplitube 4 & Cypress TT-15...

    Are you going to make a video comparing all the Orange lunchbox amps? You have all of them now, right?

    I often see the tiny terror selling used for good prices so I'd be interested in that comparison

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    Default Re: Tiny Terror vs Axe Fx III, Amplitube 4 & Cypress TT-15...

    Quote Originally Posted by LLL View Post
    Hey - I have the Ownhammer Studio Collection and I have to say "fantastic purchase".

    Kudos to you guys.
    Awesome, thanks so much!

    Quote Originally Posted by ibanezrocks View Post
    Are you going to make a video comparing all the Orange lunchbox amps? You have all of them now, right?

    I often see the tiny terror selling used for good prices so I'd be interested in that comparison

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    Oh absolutely! I can't wait to get started with that. I think I'll do 3 different segments: 1 clean-ish bit with my Tele (not squeeky clean because I don't really like that plus some of the Orange amps just don't really do super clean tones) 2 rock lead tone 3 heavy rock/metal tone. So it should be pretty comprehensive!
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    Default Re: Tiny Terror vs Axe Fx III, Amplitube 4 & Cypress TT-15...

    I was actually surprised to hear Amplitube was almost dead on... which is weird, because isn't that software pretty outdated now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rex_Rocker View Post
    I was actually surprised to hear Amplitube was almost dead on... which is weird, because isn't that software pretty outdated now?
    The resonance control totally helped with that!

    I just realised embedding was turned off for some reason. My apologies. The video should work now.
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    Default Re: Tiny Terror vs Axe Fx III, Amplitube 4 & Cypress TT-15...

    Quote Originally Posted by Rex_Rocker View Post
    I was actually surprised to hear Amplitube was almost dead on... which is weird, because isn't that software pretty outdated now?
    Outdated? No. They update it all the time.

    I use AmpliTube when recording in Logic or on my iPhone for practicing.

    Live I use a Marshall Code 100 modeling amp.

    Speaking of which, played in a cover band with a guy that had an AxeFX II and a Mesa TriAxis. He got the AxeFX to sound exactly like the Mesa. Only I thought it sounded better. You could hear the notes in chords a lot clearer.

    So if you spend a little time with a modeling amp they sound exactly like the amp you are copying.

    People are always surprised when they ask what amp Im using live, and then they see the LCD screen. lol.


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