IK Multimedia has announced the release of AmpliTube 2 Live, a low cost, introductory version of the guitar and bass amps/effects modeling software. Based on AmpliTube 2, the new Live version is available as a part of a much larger bundle software package coming with the StealthPlug, IK's new USB audio interface cable, as a complete solution for guitar and bass players to enter in the world of software modeling.
AmpliTube 2 Live is available as a plug-in in VST, RTAS and Audio Unit formats, as well as a standalone application for Windows and Mac OS X (PPC and Intel). The standalone version includes the new SpeedTrainer, an integrated audio player with independent pitch and speed control, for playing with or learning your favorite songs. SpeedTrainer allows you to drag any WAV or MP3 from your hard disk, set loop points easily for playing over and tracking your preferred riffs. Also, an included metronome (set by BPM or Tap) is useful for the studying and practicing guitarist.
- 15 Amp combinations from clean to crunch
AmpliTube 2 Live includes a simplified version of the complete guitar rig that can be found in its parent version, including 3 guitar and bass amps modeled on sought after vintage gear, 5 cabinets, and Mic modeling with 2 microphones and position controls. This allows a total of 15 amp combination possibilities for a wide range of guitar and bass tones, from clean to crunch to lead.
- 11 fully configurable effects
AmpliTube 2 Live also includes a virtual pedal board where a selection of up to 5 stomp effects can be inserted among the 9 stomp effects available: Overdrive, Delay, Chorus, Flanger, Compressor, Opto-Tremolo, Graphic Equalizer, Wah and Volume pedal. The pedal board is fully configurable so the effects can be mixed and matched to easily obtain the widest palette of sonic textures. A chromatic tuner is of course available for fast guitar and bass tuning. Plus, a Spring reverb in the amp section and a Gate effect in the input section bring the number of available effects to 11.
- 128 presets available
128 presets are included and an unlimited number can now be saved in its new and fully customizable, folder organization. Moreover, its presets are also fully compatible and can be loaded in the full version of AmpliTube 2.
- Fully MIDI controllable
AmpliTube 2 Live is fully MIDI controllable. Presets can be switched and every effect can be turned on/off and Volume and Wah pedals can be easily controlled using any standard MIDI foot controller or other types of MIDI controllers. A MIDI learn function allows for an easy to use set up process.
StealthPlug is a compact 1/4” jack to USB audio interface cable for guitar and bass players to plug into the world of software-based amp/effects modeling and recording.
The whole package of hardware and software has an MSRP of $129 / €99 (VAT excluded) and is available from all IK Multimedia distributors and dealers worldwide.
What you get:
- AmpliTube 2 Live
- Mackie Tracktion 2.1, a full audio/MIDI sequencer
- T-RackS 6-band mastering EQ
- SampleTank 2 SE
- 500 Mb of Sonic Reality loops with guitar, bass and drum loops
AmpliTube 2 Live users are eligible for the special upgrade price to the full version of AmpliTube 2 with savings of up to nearly 40%. Special upgrade/cross-grade prices are also available for a wider range of other IK products.