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IK Multimedia has announced that AmpliTube Metal
is now shipping. Based on IKâ€™s AmpliTube 2 software, AmpliTube Metal is the first guitar amp and FX modeling software dedicated entirely to heavy metal gear, with an arsenal of 48 highly models of modern and vintage amps, cabinets, stompboxes and rack effects.
IK tell us that AmpliTube Metal offers an ultra-realistic software recreation of a complete heavy metal arsenal of sounds from the late 70â€™s through today and includes models of extremely rare and collectible metal stomp boxes, amp heads & cabinets, from the legendary, hard-to-find Japanese originals to classic British and American essentials.
AmpliTube Metal includes 14 stomp boxes, 5 amp models, 13 cabinets and 6 mics, 9 rack FX and a tuner for 48 never-before-reproduced models. Including models based on the ProCo RAT, Electro-Harmonix Big Muff, Digitech Whammy, several vintage BOSS effects, Randall Warhead, Peavey 5150, Mesa/Boogie Triple Rectifier, and other emulations based on metal gear.
AmpliTube Metal also includes AmpliTube X-GEAR
(a 79.99/$99.99 value) so it can be integrated with all current and future â€œPowered by AmpliTubeâ€� products; for full mixing and matching of over 150 gear models, including full MIDI and StompIO control for live usage.
IK say that by utilizing AmpliTube X-GEAR with no special set-up, AmpliTube Metal can immediately be controlled live via the StompIO
as the ultimate stage metal rig. They believe that StompIO turns your computer into the ultimate, high-end floor multi-FX system with its 10 floor-board switches, 6 knobs, 2 large displays and up to 6 external switches/expression pedals and no need to connect a monitor, mouse or keyboard.
AmpliTube Metal Features:
Pricing and Availability:
- 5 separate modules: tuner, configurable Stomp pedal board, Amp head, Cabinet + Mic, and Rack Effects
- 14 rare Stomp effects with highly acclaimed distortion models
- 5 classic high-gain Amps
- 13 cabinet and 6 microphone models
- 9 post-amp FX Racks
- 2 fully configurable rigs with up to 32 simultaneous effects
- Digital tuner
- Stand-alone and VST/AU/RTAS plug-in for all popular DAWs
- Includes SpeedTrainerâ„¢ for playing along with or your favorite recordings
- Includes AmpliTube X-GEAR for seamless integration with all the other â€œPowered by AmpliTubeâ€� products, MIDI control and StompIO integration
- Powered by AmpliTube with exclusive DSM (Dynamic Saturation Modeling) technology for award-winning sound & realistic feel
- Mac OS X (including Leopard) and XP/Vista compatible
AmpliTube Metal is now available from IKâ€™s online store and international network of authorized dealers and resellers for â‚¬199.99/$269.99 for the full version, and â‚¬169.99/$229.99 for a reduced price crossgrade version (available to all registered users of any IK product).