IK Multimedia has announced that AmpliTube X-GEAR has been made available as a free download for all AmpliTube 2 Live users and StealthPlug users.
AmpliTube X-GEAR is IK's completely expandable guitar amp and effects modeling software system, available as a plug-in and standalone version for Mac OS X and Windows, that allows mixing and matching between all the gear models from all current and future "Powered by AmpliTube" products in a single host interface; providing seamless control over every parameter directly from IK's StompIO USB floor controller and audio interface. X-GEAR gives users the ability to build the "ultimate mega-rig" of custom guitar and bass tones, live and in the studio.
AmpliTube 2 Live AmpliTube 2 Live integrated into X-GEAR
By integrating AmpliTube 2 Live into X-GEAR, users will get instant access to major new features like:
- 5 modules including: Tuner, Stomp, Amp, Cabinet and Rack effects (instead of 2 modules).
- Double rig with 8 series/parallel configurations (instead of the single fixed rig).
- 1 new Amp and Cabinet (bringing the number of available Amps and Cabinets to 4).
- Custom amp building (thanks to separate Amp Pre, EQ and Power Section now available) now offering up to 192 different amp combinations.
- More controls like Ambience in the cabinet module and advanced Automation.
- Possibility to integrate AmpliTube 2 Live with other "powered by AmpliTube" software applications, including AmpliTube Jimi Hendrix, Ampeg SVX and AmpliTube Metal into a single interface with full mixing and matching between the included gear models.
- Seamless integration with StompIO, IK's advanced USB floor controller and audio interface for using your computer live.
AmpliTube 2 Live Users may access all of these new features by downloading and install/authorizing AmpliTube X-GEAR from their IK user area: www.ikmultimedia.com/userarea
X-GEAR will automatically recognize their previous AmpliTube 2 Live installation, as well as any other "Powered by AmpliTube" software that has been installed on their computer, giving immediate access to all of the gear models and new features within the new interface.
AmpliTube 2 Live is available as a software-only download in the IK online shop for €74.99/$99.99 (excl. taxes) and it is also included in the StealthPlug audio cable interface for €99.99/$129.99 (excl. taxes) from the IK web store and through IK's worldwide network of distributors and dealers. A full version of AmpliTube 2 Live is also included with RiffWorks Standard by Sonoma Wire Works for €99.99/$129.99 (excl. taxes), distributed by IK Multimedia.