From clean vintage tones to rich high gain distortion, the Fortin Cali Suite is a control station to be explored and dominated. The Fortin Cali reflects the history of Fortin Amplification, culminating in a 50w amplifier that covers the cleanest vintage tones, classic hot rod British styles, and rich high gain distortion. Fortin is one of the most desired boutique brands in the industry, and the Fortin Cali delivers the full range with a classic approach to sound texture, giving you all the possibilities to shape the tone to your needs. A control station to be explored and dominated.
The Fortin Cali features three channels – Clean, OD2, and OD1.
OD2 and OD1 channels have an assignable VIOLENCE stage for increasing the overall gain.
Push/Pull Bass Pot
Passive interactive low-frequency equalization for all channels. Pull it out for global saturation and more gain and compression. It is normal for the level to drop a bit which causes less volume fed to the power amp. On the clean channel, the saturation does not take effect until the clean gain control is at 2 o’clock and beyond.
Thump Switch 3-way switch for negative feedback control of low-frequency interaction between amplifier and speakers. Left: Low; Center:High; Right: Medium. With less feedback there is less power amp saturation and a more scooped sound. Control at a lower master volume position for more defined differences
Hair Switch 3-way switch for negative feedback control of high-frequency interaction between amplifier and speakers. Left: Medium; Center: Low; Right: High. With less feedback there is less power amp saturation and a more scooped sound. Control at a lower master volume position for more defined differences.
3-way bright switch for each channel that provides a high-frequency boost that becomes less active as gain control is increased. Combine this with the Clean/Gain 1/Gain 2 controls for endless tone-shaping possibilities!
Grind, Zuul & Hexdrive
A model of Fortin Amplification’s GRIND pedal was added to the virtual signal chain to create a complete suite that incorporates all the necessary tone-shaping tools for the modern guitarist. Besides additional gain, GRIND adds an incredible amount of clarity and articulation to the sound, making every note defined and present, even when highly distorted. Use on more low end rich amp sounds to add tightness.
The Cali also features the Fortin ZUUL pedal. Widely regarded as the epitome of noise-gate performance and transparency! This virtual studio-grade noise gate gets the job done with a simple straightforward operation. ZUUL will respect your fast play stops and your long releases without interfering on your interpretation. The HEXDRIVE adds further tone-shaping possibilities, bringing classic and modern overdrive tones to the plugin suite.
To offer maximum flexibility, we engineered a very comprehensive and adaptive cabinet simulation module featuring six virtual microphones, which can be positioned around the speakers. The cabsim section features 125 IRs captured by Adam “Nolly” Getgood. This module can also serve as a standard loader for your favorite impulse response files.
These features can be used on both mono and stereo configurations; the latter allows for a second microphone to be added with full panning, microphone level, and phase parameters in addition to position and distance, for ultimate control and endless sonic possibilities.