IK Multimedia has announced AmpliTube Joe Satriani, a new artist signature collection that offers users a convenient way to play, practise and record using precise models of the guitarist’s amps and pedals that were created alongside Satriani himself.

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Surfing. Flying. Shredding. For over 30 years, the soaring melodies, amazing soundscapes and soulful technique created by Joe Satriani have inspired countless musicians and pushed the limits of rock guitar. From his very first solo EP to his work with supergroup Chickenfoot, Joe somehow keeps one foot in the blues and one in the stars.

Available in a convenient desktop app and plug-in for your DAW, AmpliTube Joe Satriani replicates 3 amps, 3 cabinets, and 5 stompbox effects, all carefully modeled and loaded with presets, all under the supervision of the man himself. Whether you’re looking for his most iconic sounds or for inspiration on your own musical journey, AmpliTube Joe Satriani gives you unstoppable momentum.

AmpliTube Joe Satriani is available for preorder now for 99.99 USD/EUR and will be available to download in February 2020.

IK Multimedia has also introduced the AXE I/O SOLO at the NAMM 2020 Show, a compact, affordable audio interface with powerful guitar recording features.

Developed by guitar players, for guitar players, this interface offers the best recording experience possible. AXE I/O SOLO is a compact 2-in/3-out USB audio interface that features IK’s high-end PURE microphone preamp, an instrument input with tone-shaping options, an exclusive Amp Out to incorporate real gear into a recording setup, and 24-bit, 192 kHz converters for pristine recordings in all musical genres.

With the dedicated Amp Out, AXE I/O SOLO can seamlessly connect to AmpliTube or other guitar-friendly software, real amplifiers, and stompboxes to offer a world of tone straight out of the box.

Housing an active and passive pickup selector, AXE I/O SOLO instantly adapts to the gain stage of any instrument, ensuring that the signal is always as direct and uncolored as possible. PURE and JFET circuits let you add warmth and harmonics to your sound with the flip of a switch. And finally, IK’s proprietary Z-Tone feature lets users adjust the input impedance to interact with their guitar’s pickups: at the maximum impedance, sounds are tighter, sharper and more precise, and at lower impedances the sound becomes thicker and bolder.

By twisting knobs and flipping switches straight on the box, you can hear your tone transform in real-time.

AXE I/O SOLO will be available in the summer of 2020 from the IK Multimedia online store and from IK authorized dealers worldwide for 249.99 USD/EUR, and is now available for pre-order.

Also new are a pedal and active direct box using the input circuits from the award-winning AXE I/O interface, letting you shape your tone, route, and control your instrument better than ever before.

Z-TONE DI is an active DI/preamp designed to preserve the natural tone of your instrument.


Chances are, you don’t think much about ¼” inputs. As long as they work, right? But here at IK, we’ve spent decades studying the entire guitar/bass signal chain and we think the inputs on most mixers and audio interfaces leave a lot to be desired.

That’s why we created Z-TONE™ DI, a premium active direct box packed with unique new features. Whether you want more flexible routing on-stage or superior tone shaping in the studio, Z-TONE DI borrows the input circuits from our award-winning AXE I/O interface to let you do a whole lot more, and sound better doing it.

Z-TONE DI features

  • Active/Passive pickup selector.
  • PURE channel for transparent sound.
  • JFET channel adds warmth & harmonics .
  • Z-TONE variable impedance control creates a wide range of tones.
  • 20 dB pad for extended operating range.
  • Balanced & unbalanced outputs.
  • Link out splits signal to amps & pedals.
  • Ground lift switch eliminates buzz & hum.
  • Rugged, stage-ready metal housing.

The Z-TONE Buffer Boost is a preamp/DI pedal with advanced tone shaping.

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Guitar & bass pedalboards are all about exploring new tones & textures, creating a wide range of sound for your instrument. Z-TONE™ Buffer Boost takes your live rig to a new level, letting you shape the sound of your instrument with the input circuits from our award-winning
AXE I/O interface.

Change the tone & feel of your guitar or bass, buffer your tone to survive even the biggest pedalboard, kick in the boost and supercharge all your existing gear with a powerful new front-end.

Z-TONE Buffer Boost features

  • Active/Passive pickup selector.
  • PURE channel for transparent sound.
  • JFET channel adds warmth & harmonics .
  • Z-TONE variable impedance control creates a wide range of tones.
  • Buffers signal for longer pedalboards & cable runs.
  • Boost circuit adds volume & drive.
  • Alternate outs for mixers & PAs.
  • Ground lift switch eliminates buzz & hum.

Z-TONE Buffer Boost and Z-TONE DI will be available in March 2020, and are available for pre-order now for 169.99 USD/EUR and 149.99 USD/EUR, respectively.

More information: IK Multimedia