Ampeg ships redesigned BA-112 & BA-115 Bass Combos

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Ampeg BA-115

Ampeg has announced that it is shipping the completely redesigned BA-112 and BA-115 Bass Combos.

Delivering true Ampeg tone, the new bass combo series is re-envisioned with new features ideal for practice and smaller gigs. Featuring front-facing controls and a true 60-degree monitoring angle that provides increased clarity, the new cab design has performing in mind. Additionally, the all-new Bass Scrambler overdrive circuit effortlessly delivers classic tube-like grind.

“The Ampeg BA-115 is easily the most popular bass combo ever designed,” remarks Ampeg Product Manager Zane Williams. “With the all-new BA Series combos, we are giving bass players classic Ampeg tone and power with modern features like the Bass Scrambler overdrive and a 60-degree monitoring angle that allows for versatility in any playing situation.”

Ampeg BA-112

The all-new BA bass combos feature classic Ampeg tone in a sleek modern design. True 60-degree monitoring angle gives players the ability to position the amp to suit their space and stage setup, while the front-facing controls make it quick and easy to adjust settings while performing. Additionally, the Bass Scrambler overdrive circuit provides muscular grit and grind rock bassists demand. The Bass Scrambler also includes separate drive and blend controls, on/off control and is foot-switchable.

Offering a wide range of options, the new series is suitable for a variety of applications. These amps include 3-band EQ in addition to master volume, 1/8″ stereo auxiliary input, and 1/8″ stereo output along with phantom black powder-coated all-metal chassis with front-panel backlighting. The BA-112 and BA-115, featuring Ampeg’s famed Ultra Hi and Ultra low circuits, are perfect for musicians who need an amp they can use for practice and small stages.

Other models in the new BA series include the practice-ready BA-108 and BA-110 plus the stage-ready BA-210 which will all be available beginning Fall 2014.

The BA-112 is available for MSRP $419.99 USD, the BA-115 is $559.99 USD.

More information: Ampeg / BA Bass Combos


IK Multimedia launches AmpliTube Custom Shop Group Buy—Buy one get one free, spread the cred and get more for free

IK Multimedia Spread The Cred

IK Multimedia has launched its AmpliTube Custom Shop Group Buy, offering AmpliTube Custom Shop users the chance to get additional credits with their purchase.

How would you like it if you get double what you pay for? Even triple! That’s exactly what’s going on this month on AmpliTube Custom Shop – a virtual shop built-in AmpliTube that sells amps, cabs, effects, and rack processor models—so you can create your own rig, a piece at a time, based on your needs and finances.

With this current economy, finances have been tough all around but you can still build your dream rig without breaking the bank with IK’s Spread the Cred Group Buy. For the month of October, when you buy any AmpliTube Gear Credit Pack, you’ll get another one for FREE. Let me break it down to you, to purchase any gear inside AmpliTube Custom Shop, you must first buy Gear Credit Packs (20 credits or more at a time). Once you paid for a pack, then IK rewards you with another Gear Credit Pack of the same value automatically!

To make it more interesting there’s the addition of a Group Buy. When 1,000 users participate, everyone who has purchased a Gear Credit Pack in the month of October gets ANOTHER Gear Credit Pack. Regularly check the Group Buy meter and see how close you are to having 3 Gear Credit Packs for the price of 1.

AmpliTube Custom Shop offers you the ultimate “have it, when you want it” shopping experience. Day or night, you have the access to every piece of gear from all AmpliTube collections, including the gear of AmpliTube Jimi Hendrix™, AmpliTube Slash, AmpliTube 3, AmpliTube Fender™, AmpliTube Metal and Ampeg® SVX; plus you’ll find additional pieces of gear from the world’s top manufacturers — Fender®, Ampeg®, Orange®, Soldano®, T-Rex®, Seymour Duncan®, Groove Tubes® and more.

The offer ends October 31st, 2012.

More information: IK Multimedia / AmpliTube Custom Shop Group Buy


Avid announces Pro Tools + Eleven Rack bundle

Avid has announced the release of Pro Tools® + Eleven Rack®, a new, specially designed bundle for guitarists that includes the world’s most popular professional recording software, a DSP-accelerated audio interface that offers hyper-realistic emulations of classic amps and effects, and the Eleven Rack Expansion Pack – delivering a powerful live performance and recording solution for guitarists at an incredible value.

Avid Pro Tools + Eleven Rack

Pro Tools + Eleven Rack features

  • Experience incredible sonic range with emulations of classic amp tones inspired by Fender®, VOX®, Marshall®, Soldano, Mesa/Boogie®, Bogner®, Ampeg® and Matchless®*, among others.
  • Enhance tones and embellish tracks with a broad assortment of classic stompbox effects inspired by MXR®, Electro-Harmonix®, Ibanez®, Pro Co, Univox®, and more*.
  • Compose, record, edit, reamp and mix using industry-standard Pro Tools software.

Pro Tools + Eleven Rack is available to purchase for $1,259 USD.

More information: Avid / Pro Tools + Eleven Rack

* Eleven Rack is not connected with, or approved or endorsed by, the owners of the Ampeg®, Bogner®, Electro-Harmonix®, Fender®, Ibanez®, Marshall®, Matchless®, Mesa/Boogie®, MXR®, Pro Co, Soldano, Univox®, or VOX® names. These names are used solely to identify the guitar amplifiers, cabinets, speakers, and effects emulated by Eleven Rack.


Bela D Media releases Bela D Bass – Power Signature LE

Bela D Bass - Power Signature LE

Bela D Media has released Bela D Bass – Power Signature LE, a virtual bass sample library for Kontakt.

Heavily influenced by the attack, present tone, and aggressive playing style of Geddy Lee (RUSH), Bela D Bass is the first bass library to deliver a truly unique and lyrical sound. It is far beyond that of the typical and over used bass tone. Driven by attitude, power and melodic grace, Bela D Bass | Power Signature is the prog-rock/metal composers dream!

Bela D Bass – Power Signature LE features

  • The Sampled Rig
    • Signature Jazz Bass
    • EMG J-Bass Active Pickups
    • Roto Sound Strings RS 66LD
    • Avalon U5 Tube Direct Box
    • Sans Amp R.B.I. Bass Preamp
  • The Virtual Rig
    • Direct Bass
    • Ampeg 1×15 IRF
    • Ampeg 4×10 IRF
    • User controlled Compression, EQ and Excitement Reverb
  • Performance Play Script, puts nearly every fret-hand technique the library offers in one elegantly powerful NKI file. Featuring real-time access to legato; slides; vibrato; harmonics; palm mutes; and more. All of the above can be effortlessly accessed by three dynamically playable and distinctive plucking styles.
  • Data: 2.3GB, 4,000+ samples (24bit/Mono).
  • Format: Native Instruments Kontakt 3.5 / 4.

Bela D Bass – Power Signature LE is available for purchase as a download for $99.99 USD.

More information: Bela D Media / Bela D Bass – Power Signature LE


IK Multimedia updates Amplitube to v3.0.1

IK Multimedia AmpliTube 3

IK Multimedia has released version 3.0.1 of Amplitube, a guitar and bass tone gear-modeling software for Windows and Mac.

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.

Changes in Amplitube v3.0.1

  • Parameter values are now shown when clicking on a control knob.
  • Parameter values can now be entered by clicking in the VALUE field.
  • Parameter control via Mouse Wheel has been improved.
  • Fixed a crash that could occur in Sonar when setting BPM Sync ON on certain modules.
  • Fixed Step-based effects: trigger mode (free/strike) was not preserved when dragging the FX to another slot.
  • Fixed Step-based effects: note division was not preserved when dragging the FX to another slot.
  • Various models have been fixed to properly operate at 96 kHz sample rate (Combo 150MB, Jazz Amp120, British OR, British Lead S100, American Vintage D, Wah46, Tuner).
  • Improved 6L6D and 6L6T Power Amp models.
  • EQ and Power Amps models now behave correctly when MATCH switches are OFF.
  • American Clean MKIII and American Lead MKIII models have been improved.
  • Various fixes related to BPM Sync and Song Position information from the Host.
  • Added an alert message to inform when the Host is not sending BPM Sync and Song Position information.
  • Fixed possible clicking noises happening on the Audio Units version at the beginning of audio regions.
  • Tuner MUTE button now behaves correctly and only works when Tuner is ON.
  • Fixed a problem that could cause alteration on module Panning when the plug-in GUI was closed.
  • Preset Browser now correctly works on Mac OS X 10.4 versions.
  • Added “Neck + Bridge” Pickups Position in the Preset Browser.
  • Improved speed of Preset Browser Refresh.
  • Cabinet Global bypass is now stored to the Host session data.
  • Tempo Source is now stored to the Host session data.
  • Improved TAP tempo detection.
  • Fixed a problem that was sometimes preventing a correct Panning of the rack modules on Rig Chains #2 and #6.
  • Fixed various issues on MIDI Control assignment, both automatic (Learn) and manual.
  • (Standalone) Input Gain slider position is now stored to the AmpliTube 3 Project File.
  • (Standalone) Metronome sounds are now OK on PPC Macs.
  • (Standalone) Track levels now correctly defaults to 0.0dB.
  • (Standalone) Improve robustness of Audio hardware selection / drivers compatibility.

Amplitube 3 is available to purchase for PC and Mac for $349.99 USD / 269.99 EUR.

More information: IK Multimedia / Amplitube


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