IK Multimedia announces AmpliTube 3

IK Multimedia AmpliTube 3

IK Multimedia has announced 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 – with over 160 precisely modeled pieces of vintage and modern gear available in one package – it is the ultimate tone gear collection for players, producers and engineers.

Changes in AmpliTube 3

  • 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.
  • 51 Stompbox effects, 31 Amps, 46 Cabinets, 15 Studio Mics and 17 Rack effects.
  • 30 brand new models for the most complete anthology of gear, ever.
  • 70 re-worked and superior sounding models from packages like AmpliTube Metal™ and AmpliTube Jimi Hendrix™.
  • A new collection of bass gear models makes it also the most complete package for any bass recording or performance needs’ musician or engineer.
  • 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 tones.
  • New cabinet module inside 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 new standard for accurate emulation of these types of cabinets – until now, there had never been such a great sounding rotary cabinet in software.
  • 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 to ensure that the sound you hear from the software is the same sound you hear from the gear.
  • 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 to 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 effects’ 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 parameter’s knob.
  • New, integrated 4-track recorder/player allows you to capture and layer your ideas quickly and easily right at the moment of inspiration.

AmpliTube 3 will ship within February 2010 as VST, RTAS and Audio Unit plug-in formats and as standalone software for Mac and Windows, and will be available in the following versions and MSRP prices (excl. VAT):

  • AmpliTube 3 $349.99/€269.99
  • AmpliTube 3 Crossgrade $269.99/€199.99 (available to any IK registered users)
  • AmpliTube 3 Upgrade $199.99/€149.99 (available to all previous AmpliTube 2, AmpliTube Metal, AmpliTube Jimi Hendrix™, AmpliTube Fender™ or Ampeg® SVX™ registered users)

Additionally, AmpliTube 3 will also be available as a complete software + hardware solution for playing and recording in a bundle with the StealthPedal for $399.99/€299.99

Preorders are already available in the IK Online Store and in IK Multimedia’s network of selected dealers and distributors worldwide.

More information: IK Multimedia / AmpliTube 3

  • guitartist

    It’s about time they updated amplitube. NI guitar rig v4 really raised the bar, it is soooooooo good, and if this new version of amplitube doesn’t measure up they’re going to get stomped. (yes, pun intended) lol

    The biggest problem with amplitube has always been the poor sounding distortion, it sounds very digital as opposed to the nice analog sound that guitar rig, studio devil, and thd get in their amp sims.

    My other big complaint is there’s too much latency in the response to playing. They need to optimize their code, because in their current version it sounds like it was coded in visual basic. So even it if takes writing some sections in assembler, they’d better do it.

    Here’s hoping for the best!

    BTW, -1 point demerit for announcing it before it’s released.

  • http://musicalgear.net.au Tony – Musical Gear Australia

    Oh wow, i haven’t played around with Amplitube since version 2. I too got into NI’s Guitar rig and practically forgot about it.

    Wouldn’t mind being able to download a Demo to try out the new sounds, and effects.

u-he Presswerk

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