IK Multimedia AmpliTube 3
There’s a new King of Tone, and its name is IK Multimedia AmpliTube 3. A massive upgrade of the leading guitar and bass tone gear modeling software, AmpliTube 3 raises the industry standard of sound variety, realism and creative power. If your recording or playing “rig” is lacking in that rich, lush expressive analog warmth, then you need to check it out. With over 160 precisely modeled pieces of vintage and modern gear available in one package, AmpliTube 3 is the ultimate tone gear collection for the player/producer/engineer suffering from tone angst.
New Features in IK Multimedia AmpliTube 3
-Now includes over 160 models of vintage and modern gear
-30 new vintage gear models and creative effects
-Cabinet/room module with freely movable mics
-Incredible new rotary speaker simulation with VRM
-Stomp & Rack FX “drag & drop” configuration
-Now includes both mono and full stereo signal paths
-Advanced preset organization and management
-“MIDI learn” feature for compatibility with any controller
-4 track audio recorder/player
-“eco-mid-hi” quality modes
-Improved overall performance
AmpliTube 3 contains over 160 pieces of gear, more than double the amount of other packages, including models from the most sought-after vintage collections and modern day workhorses. You’ll get 51 individual stompboxes and effects, 32 amplifier preamp & power sections, 47 speaker cabinet models, 14 high end stage and studio mics, and 17 post amp rack effects. Plus, with the new AmpliTube 3 open architechure, you can add more packages as you need them, like AmpliTube Fender and Ampeg SVX.
IK Multimedia AmpliTube 3 gear models give you THE most realistic playing feel - not just the tones - but the actual dynamic response of their hardware counterparts. Nothing comes closer to the feel and touch of playing through a real rig than AmpliTube 3. Plus, with IK’s proprietary VRM (Volumetric Response Modeling) technology, you can add ultra-accurate rotating speaker effects, free dual mic placement plus room ambience and response to custom craft your tone.
Face it - the better you sound, the better you play. AmpliTube 3 unleashes more creative power than ever, helping you to easily carve new, truly unique voicings for your guitar, bass, keyboard, drum and vocals. Our new creative effects let you create sounds you never heard before, and the new “drag & drop” effects configuration feature lets you quickly experiment with effects in the signal chain to get that totally unique sound.
IK Multimedia AmpliTube 3 is the voice for your soul. With the largest collection of ultra-accurately modeled gear, creative effects and flexible routing features, you’ll never run out of sonic possibilities. Every sound you’ve heard, and ones you haven’t are here… your sound is in here.
AmpliTube 3 offers twice as much gear, and gives you more sonic variety, than anything else on the market. The largest collection of must-have guitar and bass gear that every player, engineer and producer should have in their studio:
-51 Stompbox effects, 32 Amps, 47 Cabinets, 14 Studio Mics, 17 Rack effects
-Over 160 gear models included (with nearly 100 added models), more than double the amount of other packages, from the most sought-
after vintage collections to modern day workhorses
-30 brand new models for the most complete anthology of gear ever
-70 reworked and superior sounding models from packages like AmpliTube Metal and AmpliTube Jimi Hendrix
-A new collection of bass gear models make it also the most complete package for any bass recording or performance needs
-Can be directly expanded with packages like AmpliTube Fender, Ampeg SVX and future packages
-New preset management and keyword system allows you to organize and quickly recall the massive library of included and custom preset
AmpliTube 3 is evidence of IK’s modeling superiority with even more realistic emulation of the entire rig thanks to many improvements:
-All models in AmpliTube 3 have been ultra-accurately “remastered” with our new 3rd generation modeling technology (the same found in
AmpliTube Fender), using IK's exclusive DSM technology (Dynamic Saturation Modeling), then painstakingly "A/B" compared with the
originals in our massive collection of gear (that's right, we own the pieces we use to create the package) to ensure that the sound you
hear from the software is the sound you hear from the gear
-New cabinet module now provides double miking per cabinet with freely movable microphones thanks to IK’s VRM (Volumetric Response
Modeling) technology, giving you a level of control and sound accuracy never before experienced in software
-New impulse based reverbs are now used in the entire chain, from spring reverb to room ambience which ensures the most realistic
possible representation of your recording environment
-New rotary speaker module sets the standard for accurate emulation of these types of cabinets – until now, there had never been such a
great sounding rotary cabinet in software.
Do you find yourself filling the creative roles of the Player, Recording Engineer and Producer on any given project? If so, then tap into the creative power and flexibility of IK Multimedia AmpliTube 3.
-New creative Effects featuring the new StepFilter, StepSlicer, TapDelay, Rezo and Swell stomp and rack effects that allow you to sculpt
your sound and create inspiring rhythmic patterns or amazing drone and pad-like effects
-New full stereo path allows you use the huge collection of analog and digital effects on your vocal tracks, keyboards and drums
-New Drag & Drop function in the stomp and rack modules now makes experimenting with effect combinations a breeze
-New “MIDI Learn” feature allows you to assign any software control or parameter to an external controller with a simple click on the
-New integrated 4-tracks recorder/player allows you to capture and layer your ideas quickly and easily right at the moment of inspiration.
AmpliTube 3 includes so many gear models, all accurately crafted and coded one by one, that is like having an anthology of all the amps and effects that have made history of music from the 60’s to today.
With over 30 amp models included, AmpliTube 3 offers the widest palette of core tones and sonic personalities than anything else on the market. Imagine your amp room filled to capacity with historically and musically significant vintage and modern must-have amps and effects. AmpliTube 3 offers a unique models collection of Fender, Marshall, Vox, Mesa Boogie, Peavey, Randall, Orange, Roland, Supro, THD, Silvertone, Ampeg, Trace Elliot, Acoustic and Gallien Krueger. The design and coding of these amp now spans three generations of IK modeling technology, giving you the most accurate and precise replica of all the tone, controls and behavior found on the originals. All amps also sport their unique, original matching cabinet. 14 microphone models are also available to mic the cabinets, with all the “must have” models from Neumann, Senheiser, AKG, Shure, Royer, ElectroVoice, GrooveTubes represented. Plus, AmpliTube 3 sports also one of the best physically modeled Leslie speaker models in the industry.
With over 50 precision-modeled stomp boxes and 17 rack effects, AmpliTube 3 includes all the standard effects for guitar and bass sounds and more. Every major type of effect is represented in multiple flavors giving you the most incredible arsenal of Fuzz, Compression, EQ, Distortion, Overdrive, Flanger, Phaser, Delay, Modulation, Pitch Shifter, Harmonizer, Filter and more. All the masterpiece vintage and modern stomp models from Boss, Electro Harmonix, Ibanez, Vox, Arbiter, MXR, Digitech, Roland, and Marshall are represented, plus some rare pearls including models based on the extremely hard to find Univibe, Maestro, Mossrite, Roger Mayer, and ProCo stompboxes. Additionally a series of exclusive IK designed effects give you superior creative potential -with StepFilter, StepSlicer, Resonator, TapDelay, and Swell effects, you’ll generate inspiring rhythmic patterns and amazing drone and pad effects.
IK Multimedia AmpliTube 3 is the latest testimonial to IK’s history of leadership in making the best sounding Guitar & Bass Amp and FX modeling products in the market. Since 1997, IK has been one of the pioneers in the digital tone generation and analog gear modeling field - unraveling the secret true behavior of analog components and recreating them for the next generation of musicians, engineers and producers. With unique technologies like DSM (Dynamic Saturation Modeling), VRM (Volumetric Response Modeling) IK models have set the industry standard evidenced by our co-branding recognition from the most influential partners in the industry such as Fender and Ampeg.
IK is proud of its “Made In Italy” passionate craftsmanship heritage and treats each of the models as a unique project - a process that has now been perfected. All the originals are painstakingly researched and collected, paying extreme attention to critical sonic details like finding the best sounding model series or same era-matching speakers. The original amplifier or effect is then accurately measured and a virtual circuit representation of it is coded in software, carefully matching each component’s value and circuit details. Then, a comparison of the electrical signals between the original and the model ensures that the model’s behavior matches the original circuit behavior in the gear.
After this phase starts a tremendously complex audio-engineering comparison with the original amplifier or effect to the modeled version. This is followed by a series of tweaks and fine tuning to the circuit and the sonic characteristics of the model. The result is a sound indistinguishable from the original when fed with various guitar signals and dynamics. The creation of a single model of amp or effect usually takes an average of 8 weeks, almost the same time than it would take to build a hardware version of it. All these technologies and development efforts have helped millions of users get the best sounds out of their guitars and basses on countless records and productions – including legendary bands like AC/DC, Rolling Stones, Coldplay, Guns’N’Roses, Queen, Level42 and more. And IK is passionately proud of it.
IK Multimedia AmpliTube 3 gives you the sonic edge you need to carve new, truly unique voicing for your guitar and bass – and now also for your keyboard, drum or vocal. At its core, AmpliTube 3 is all about tone - rich, lush, fantastic goose-pimple-causing, back-of-the-neck hair-raising tone. If you only use AmpliTube 3 on your guitar and bass tracks, you’ll be completely and utterly satisfied with the results.
AmpliTube 3 is incredibly intuitive and easy to use, and all the tools you traditionally use in the studio are built right into the software - tuner, pedal board, amp, cabinet, mics, racks - they’re all there. From the pedal board routing path to the incredible selection of microphones, room sizes and placement options, you’ll be amazed with how easily it integrates into the signal and project flow. AmpliTube 3 allows you to focus more on the results than the process, and is destined to become the recording engineer’s best friend.
With its powerful engine, routing flexibility and creative effects, you’ll create that “new” sound that sets you apart. IK Multimedia AmpliTube 3 is designed for the right side of your brain, enabling you to get in the flow without getting in the way. You’ll be more efficient, flexible and thus more creative.
IK Multimedia AmpliTube 3 System Requirements:
-Power PC based Macintosh
-Minimal: dual 1 GHz G4 processor, 1GB of RAM, Mac OS X 10.4 or later.
-Suggested: dual 2 GHz G5 processor, 2 GB of RAM, Mac OS X 10.4 or later.
-Supported Plug-in formats: AU, VST, RTAS.
-Intel based Macintosh
-Minimal: 1.5 GHz Intel processor, 1 GB of RAM, Mac OS X 10.4.4 or later.
-Suggested: 2.3 GHz Intel Core Duo processor, 2 GB of RAM, Mac OS X 10.4.4 or later.
-Supported Plug-in formats: AU, VST, RTAS.
-Minimal: Pentium 4 / Athlon XP processor, 1 GB of RAM, Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7.
-Suggested: 2.33 GHz Intel Core Duo processor, 2 GB of RAM, Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7.
-Supported Plug-in formats: VST, RTAS.