Atomic Amplifiers’ Tonocracy is their new flagship technology. This is the company’s first venture into guitar amp modeling and effects software. Could it be the perfect AI-powered guitar capture package?
Tonocracy is Atomic Amplifiers’ new guitar amp modeling and effects software. Atomic Amplifiers already have a pretty solid reputation with their hardware so this latest venture into software makes sense.
It aims to give guitarists everything they need in one package and uses AI combined with Cloud-based computing to achieve this.
It features an intuitive drag-and-drop user interface that should make it simple to navigate,
It features ToneSnap which uses their in-hoise state-of-the-art AI-powered algorithm to capture gear. Allowing users to make snapshots of their amps, cabs, and pedals.
Any audio interface can be used in conjunction with Tonocracy for the captures.
Tonocracy doesn’t even require a powerful computer or even a dedicated graphics card. All processing is done in the Cloud using their own GPU servers.
The software uses SchemAccurate modeling technology to leverage the best of both component modeling and AI-based learning.
The software also comes bundled with a range of well-known amp models including; Fender, Vox, Marshall, and Friedman.
Neural Amp Modeler
Tonocracy uses ToneSnap capture technology, and Atomic Amplifiers’ goal is to create a platform that can incorporate the latest set of tools that the online NAM community is already embracing.
Neural Amp Modeler (NAM) is an open-source project that uses deep learning to create gear captures and already has an impressive set of content made by the community.
ML Sound Labs
The software also includes a set of ML Sound Labs‘ collection of speaker cabinets. This set of IRs should be a nice way for new owners to get up and running.
In addition to the existing free set of speaker cabinets and effects, the full version of Tonocracy gives you access to the following:
- All SchemAccurate amp models
- Unrestricted number of blocks in the routing
- Unrestricted number and complexity of parallel paths
- Unlimited capture downloads
- Priority access to capture processing
Tonocracy normally retails for $299 plus taxes, though currently, new users can get the bundle for only $149 plus taxes which is a great saving.
There is also a free demo version available, so potential new users can try it before they buy.
The marketplace for virtual software guitar gear is getting pretty crowded so it could be hard for Atomic Amplifiers to break into. They are up against products like IK Multimedia’s TONEX for example, which has its own capture system.
The main site could do with a little more information on system requirements and maybe an easy-to-access FAQ section. As there is a lot of basic information missing for any potential customers.
I would hazard a guess that it is too early to make a call, but the AI side of this new software could give Tonocracy an edge over the existing competition. Certainly, it is one to check out if you are looking for a software-based guitar setup.