IK Multimedia has announced AmpliTube X-GEAR, a software shell-host that allows you to open, in stand-alone and plug-in mode, ANY current and future "Powered by AmpliTube" product in a single interface (AmpliTube 2, AmpliTube Jimi Hendrix, Ampeg SVX, AmpliTube Metal and AmpliTube 2 Live) with full mixing between their huge numbers of accurately modeled gear and the ability to control this fully expandable guitar and bass amp and FX system live with the StompIO.
The cutting edge guitar and bass stage system
Through the new AmpliTube X-GEAR shell, any "Powered by AmpliTube" application can be controlled live with the StompIO for the ultimate stage rig. The StompIO is a USB floor controller that gives you the same feeling of playing your computer like a high-end hardware floor processor with its 10 floor-board switches, 6 knobs, 2 large displays and up to 6 external switches/expression pedals with no need to ever see the screen or touch the mouse. StompIO is the first of a new generation of PC/Mac based guitar and bass FX systems that offers incomparable sound quality, flexibility, expandability, upgradeability, portability and the number/management of presets, in respect to traditional guitar and bass gear.
Mix any "Powered by AmpliTube" gear models to build your ultimate custom tone
AmpliTube X-GEAR also allows you to load in any of the 5 "Powered by AmpliTube" gear models together in a single interface with full mixing capabilities among the astounding number of 128 different and accurately modeled gear. Plus, all future "Powered by AmpliTube" products will allow even more expandability to further build your ultimate custom guitar and bass tone.
Additionally, AmpliTube X-GEAR allows you to use any traditional MIDI controller (floor or desktop) to perform preset switching, amp and effects control, wah and volume function-all with a simple MIDI learn function.
It is possible to build your own custom, expandable, software-based rig with the widest choice of modeled amps and effects.
Price & Availability
AmpliTube X-GEAR will have a list price of $99.99/€79.99 and will be available in November 2007 by download only for Windows and Mac OS X Universal Binary with VST, AU and RTAS support.