The story

My great grandfather passed before I could really say I knew him, but he left behind a 1950’s Ampex reel-to-reel machine that I use often. The tape component hardly functions, but the tube pre has a ferocious, noisy tone when pushed.

I set out to make a collection of cinematic guitar-ecosystems using this preamp’s fussy charm. I also didn’t quite want these patches to resemble guitar playing too closely, so I ended up dangling an EBow from a shoelace above the bridge pickup, scraping the strings with cutlery, and other similar tomfoolery.

Each of the patches includes four signals pannable and mixable via the GUI: two “clean” mic signals bypassing the Ampex 600 and the same two mic signals after being sent in to be dirtied by the Ampex 600. The mics themselves are Slate microphones modeled to emulate the Royer R-121 and the Telefunken 251e. These were placed on a Fender Deluxe VM cab.

Included Patches:
Ash Clouds
Festering Thrums
Serrated Neon

Reviews for Hunter’s Ampex Ecosystems

  • Sound
  • Character
  • Playability
  • Inspiration
  • GUI

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  • Filthy Gorgeous

    Five Stars all the way. Top quality dirty guitar atmospheres with lots of tweakability. Just add splosh

    Jim Sanger28 December 2021
  • Wow, this is so cool! <3

    This sounds amazing, thanks buddy! Really organic and inspirational sounds, very cool! <3

    Nicolasin06 December 2023
  • A Beast... That is all...

    This was one of the first things I downloaded on PB, I'm not sure why its taken me so long to review it, as it quickly became one fo my favourite instruments here. This instrument is really easy to implement into a track and can add a lot of texture and colour to your music. Amongst the other great patches included, the gnarly bass notes from 'Thunderstep' have been one of my go to sounds, and the percussive elements in the 'Volt Hammer' patch give you all of those Trent Reznor-esque industrial sounds. This is simply one of PB's best

    R.Treves01 November 2021
  • Super inspiring guitar sounds

    This is really a fantastic guitar library. There are 8 patches with a great variety of sounds ranging from distorted drones to more dreamy tones. All of them sound superb and are very inspiring. The GUI looks really cool too. Definitely get this one!

    AndromedaX822 September 2022
  • New Dark Ambient favorite

    Absolutely loved the sounds, really great for scoring or for adding an extra edge to industrial/dark ambient pieces. The lovely GUI just adds the icing on the cake of a great instrument. Bravo!

    Dan Castellanos08 March 2022
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