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IK Multimedia have announced Amplitube Fender
which they say is the official Fender Software Amp and FX suite. Here's their press release...
AmpliTubeÂ® FenderÂ® is the only official FenderÂ® guitar/bass amp and FX software suite, made by IK Multimedia in cooperation with music icon FenderÂ® Musical Instruments Corporation. With a collection of 45 pieces of gear, including some the most sought-after classic and modern FenderÂ® amps (Twin ReverbÂ®, '59 BassmanÂ® LTD, Super-Sonicâ„¢, Metalheadâ„¢ and many others), cabinets, stompboxes and rack effects, AmpliTube FenderÂ® sets the new standard for software amplifiers. From guitar to bass, and from country to blues, rock, punk and metal--whatever style you play--AmpliTube FenderÂ® is the only amp suite that gives you the world's most influential guitar and bass tones right on your desktop.
AmpliTube FenderÂ® is the result of years of intense research and development by the tone gurus at FenderÂ® and is handcrafted by the software and audio engineers at IK Multimedia. Seldom has there been such close cooperation between two leaders in their respective fields, with the goal of producing the most advanced and realistic-sounding software recreation of the world's most renowned amplifiers and effects. The results have been amazing, as Fender's Shane Nicholas, senior marketing manager for guitar amps said:
"An electric guitar is nothing without amp tone, and FenderÂ® amplifiers are the standard by which great amp tones are measured. We're confident that the thrill of plugging into a great tube amp will never die, but we are proud to give digital recording enthusiasts the opportunity to discover and utilize many of the best FenderÂ® tones, old and new, with the convenience of PC recording. Unlike other guitar modeling software, IK Multimedia developed the realistic sounds of the AmpliTube FenderÂ® edition with the master tone-team at FenderÂ® Musical Instruments. From the legendary Tweed Deluxeâ„¢ to the modern high-gain Super-Sonicâ„¢, this is the real-deal palette of tones you need to make great music in the digital domain."
The extremely accurate FenderÂ® tones achieved by this collaboration, together with the large variety of gear included, covers the widest range of tonal palettes and makes AmpliTube FenderÂ® the ideal choice for those who are recording guitar for the first time or for DAW users who demand nothing less than tonal perfection.
- Stand-alone and plug-in software for all the most popular platforms, including VST/AU/RTAS plug-in formats.
- 12 of the most influential guitar amps of all time.
- 12 original matching cabinets and more, with nine microphones.
- Six signature classic stomp effects and six rack effects.
- Incredible tone flexibility; mix and match amps, cabinets, mics and more.
- Sound-certified and approved by FenderÂ®.
- Five separate modules: tuner, configurable stomp pedal board, amp head, cabinet plus mic, and rack effects.
- Two fully configurable rigs with up to 32 simultaneous effects.
- Digital tuner.
- Includes SpeedTrainerâ„¢ and Riffworksâ„¢ T4 recording software.
- Can be expanded with additional "Powered by AmpliTube" models using AmpliTube X-GEAR.
- Can be controlled live with StompIO, StealthPedalâ„¢ and any traditional MIDI controller.
- Hundreds of presets included, with more that can be downloaded from the AmpliTube preset XChange area.
- Powered by AmpliTubeÂ® with exclusive DSMâ„¢ (dynamic saturation modeling) and new VRMâ„¢ (volumetric response modeling) technology.
Pricing and Availability:
- Amps and Cabinets
- '59 BassmanÂ® LTD with 4x10 cabinet
- '65 Twin ReverbÂ® with 2x12 cabinet
- '57 Deluxeâ„¢ with 1x12 cabinet
- '65 Deluxe ReverbÂ® with 1x12 cabinet
- '64 Vibroverbâ„¢ Custom with 1x15 cabinet
- Super-Sonicâ„¢ with 1x12 cabinet
- Vibro-KingÂ® with 3x10 cabinet
- Pro Juniorâ„¢ with 1x10 cabinet
- MH-500 Metalheadâ„¢ with MH-412SL 4x12 cabinet
- Championâ„¢ 600 with 1x6 cabinet
- Vibratone 1x10 rotary speaker cabinet
- BassmanÂ® 300 PRO with 810 PRO 8x10
- TBP-1 Tube Bass Preamp
- '63 FenderÂ® Reverb
- Tape echo
- Rack Effects from the Cyber-TwinÂ® series
- Pitch shift
- Tape echo
- Sine chorus
- Triangle flanger
- Groove TubesÂ® MD1b-FET
- Groove TubesÂ® VELO-8
AmpliTube FenderÂ® will be available in 2 versions:
- AmpliTube FenderÂ®: The official FenderÂ® guitar and bass, amp and FX software with 12 amps, 12 cabinets, six stompboxes, nine mics and six rack FX. Also includes Riffworksâ„¢ T4 for guitar recording and AmpliTube X-GEAR for full expandability with any "Powered by AmpliTube" software and live control. MSRP â‚¬169.99 / $229.99 (excluding taxes).
- AmpliTube FenderÂ® Studio: The easiest way to plug your guitar into your computer and get the legendary tone of FenderÂ®. Including StealthPlug USB audio cable interface and AmpliTube FenderÂ® LE (four amps, five cabinets, two stompboxes, two mics, two rack FX), plus Riffworksâ„¢ T4 for guitar recording and AmpliTube X-GEAR for full expandability with any "Powered by AmpliTube" software. MSRP â‚¬109.99 / $139.99 (excluding taxes).
AmpliTube FenderÂ® and AmpliTube FenderÂ® Studio will be available through the entire IK sales network of dealers and distributors by the end of February 2009. Preorders are already available through selected dealers around the world and in the IK online store.