DSM Humboldt has unveiled their new Simplifier MKII zero-watt stereo guitar amp following on the success of their Simplifier line. The Simplifier MKII takes the analog amp simulation to a new level of realism with a new Power Amp Drive control, Speaker type knob, Reverb, and a wider gain range. It features the same ultra compact footprint that has made the Simplifier the ultimate practical DI solution for gigging guitarists.
The dedicated Power Amp Drive allows you to dial in the perfect amount of power amp compression for that sweet spot that only a tube amp can achieve. This control sets an advanced level of realism engineered only by DSM Humboldt. A Clip indicator will visually show when the virtual power tubes start clipping, helping you find the perfect balance between pre and power amp gain.
The Power Amp Type selector now changes the whole topology of each power amp, changing the tube type, bias and feedback characteristics of each model.
Completely redesigned MS Brit (Plexi), American (Bassman) and AC Brit (AC30) preamps now include wider gain range and extremely dynamic behavior combined with the Power Amp drive stage. Simplifier MKII achieves an amazing edge of breakup tones that react to your playing dynamics just like a loud tube amp would do.
The redesigned Cabsim section replaces the MIC position control for a more useful, yet intuitive three profile speakers control that you can sweep to get the perfect texture.
And it now includes a stereo Plate Reverb, making it a complete solution for gigging, practicing, and recording. All of this is on top of the legacy Simplifier features:
- Stereo FX Loop
- Headphone amplifier with Aux In
- Stereo DI XLR outputs
- Right TRS out with Cab Bypass option
- Left TRS out with Through option
This makes the Simplifier MKII the state of the art on analog amp simulation, delivering the most realistic, complete, and practical tool for gigging, practicing, and recording.
The Simplifier MKII will be available in stores in mid-May, 2023 with a MAP price of $349 USD. More information is available at: https://www.dsmhumboldt.com.