IK Multimedia has announced AmpliTube 5, saying:
IK's leading amp and effects modeling software has been totally re-engineered, now offering even more gear, an all-new interface, expanded signal chain options, a cutting-edge new cabinet section and improved sound and accuracy throughout. Welcome to AmpliTube 5.
AmpliTube 5 features 129 new gear models for a total of over 400 realistic models. An all-new GUI features an updated ergonomic layout. Also now fully scalable, it can conveniently adapt to any display size including the latest Retina displays.
IK also revisited all of the original AmpliTube legacy gear, adding a fresh new look, optimized internal gain structure and superior power amp/speaker interaction to maximize realism and feel. Featuring 100 completely re-measured cabs, two new stomps, five new amps, a new cab, and two new room simulations, there is so much new sound to be explored.
Beyond mono and stereo, the new, completely customizable gear chain now boasts wet-dry-wet configurations and other advanced series and parallel routing with support for up to 57 simultaneous models spread between stomps, racks, amps and cabs.
The completely re-engineered Cabinet section features IK's new Volumetric Impulse Response (VIR) technology. To deliver the highest standard of accuracy and realism, IK measured 600 IRs per speaker of every existing and new cabinet model, for a total of 143,000 IRs. This process modeled a massive, 3D array of mic placement options - each capturing the interactions between speakers, cabinet and floor - for a completely true-to-life sound.
All of this is available with a new 3D grid interface that allows users to snap the cabinet section's movable mics to a precise IR point or seamlessly blend between multiple measurements. Plus, users can now import and load their own impulse responses and tweak them to find the match for their desired tone.
A new Mixer window in the studio section complements AmpliTube 5's expanded signal chain options and 8-track DAW. It allows users to blend their cabinet and microphone sounds, plus the DI signal, and make use of panning, levels, busses and 19 built-in effects with a selection derived from T-RackS 5 to bring a final studio polish to any track.
AmpliTube 5 also features a totally redesigned Custom Shop with a more modern, easy to navigate interface, helping users demo and unlock gear faster, sort by gear they own or don't own, unlock preset-specific gear, and more.
AmpliTube 5 can work both as a desktop app and plug-in for any DAW, and it's available in four versions to suit every need – from the free AmpliTube 5 Custom Shop up through AmpliTube 5 MAX, which offers full access to all current official artist and brand collections.
Price & Availability
AmpliTube 5 (for Mac/PC) will be available in Q4 2020. Special introductory preorder pricing is available:
- AmpliTube 5 CS - Free.
- AmpliTube 5 SE - $/€99.99* intro price (regular price will be $/€149.99).
- AmpliTube 5 - $/€149.99** $/€199.99 intro price (regular price will be $/€299.99).
- AmpliTube 5 MAX - $/€299.99** $/€399.99 intro price (regular price will be $/€599.99).
AmpliTube 5 will also be available bundled with IK's premium guitar interfaces:
In addition, any customer who purchases AmpliTube 4 or any IK hardware package that includes AmpliTube 4 after October 15, 2020, will automatically receive an upgrade to AmpliTube 5 SE.
Learn more about AmpliTube 5 at ikmultimedia.com/products/amplitube5
*all prices excluding tax.
**Upgrade/Crossgrade prices for IK users who have registered any IK products worth $/€99.99 or more.