updated 04:20 pm EST, Fri November 3, 2006
AmpliTube 2 Live
IK Multimedia today released AmpliTube 2 Live, an introductory version of its guitar and bass amps/effects modeling software. Based on AmpliTube 2, the Live version is available as part of a bundle with IK's new StealthPlug. AmpliTube 2 Live is available both as a plug-in for the most popular sequencers (supporting VST, RTAS and Audio Unit plug-in format) as well as a standalone application. The standalone version includes also the new SpeedTrainer, an integrated audio player with independent pitch and speed control for playing with or learning favorite songs. SpeedTrainer allows users to drag any WAV or MP3 from the hard disk, set loop points for playing over and tracking preferred riffs. The included metronome (set by BPM or Tap) is usable for studying and practicing guitar. AmpliTube 2 Live is available with the StealthPlug USB audio interface cable as part of a bundle for $130, requiring Mac OS X 10.3 or later.
AmpliTube 2 Live includes three guitar and bass amps modeled on the most sought after vintage gear, five cabinets, and Mic modeling with two microphones as well as position controls. The software allows a total of 15 amp combination possibilities for a wide range of guitar and bass tones, from clean to crunch to lead, according to IK. All the models utilize IK's new AmpliTube 2 DSM (Dynamic Saturation Modeling) technology. The software also includes 11 fully configurable effects, 128 presets, complete MIDI control capability, and enables users to upgrade to AMpliTube 2 full at a reduced price.