updated 02:00 pm EDT, Tue April 11, 2006
AMP3 guitar amplifier
SoundTech Professional Audio today announced its patented AMP3 guitar amplifier and computer music center, a versatile speaker system featuring solid wood construction, an input for iPods, other MP3 players and PCs as well as guitar amplifier features including a built in instrument tuner and DSP (Digital Signal Processing) amplifier modeling effects. Featuring an input to connect an MP3 player, CD player or computer, the SoundTech AMP3 is designed for musicians who want to jam along with their favorite tracks or easily record their own creations. The AMP3's guitar input features four amp sounds - Clean, Hot Tube, Over Drive and High Gain and a tone expander control that changes the sound of a guitar from warm and rich to bright with heavy undertones. It will ship later this month for $130.
The AMP3 includes an extension speaker for a big sound and a headphone jack for quiet "practice sessions." Powered by the included AC adaptor or a 9V battery for the on-the-go player.
The company says that AMP3 customers can easily plug in their MP3 or CD player and listen to their music collection. "Should inspiration strike, simply plug in a guitar to the AMP3 guitar input, tune-up with the integrated tuner and jam along using the AMP3 built-in DSP effects."
The AMP3 features a line-in and line-out making it a perfect companion for listening to and recording music on a PC or MP3 player.