updated 10:30 pm EST, Wed January 9, 2008
IK offers free plugins
IK Multimedia recently announced that users of its Pro Tools plugin AmpliTube LE are now eligible to receive a free upgrade to AmpliTube 2 Duo, as well as a copy of Ampeg SVX Uno. The company says these offerings are part of a customer appreciation promotion due to the plugin's worldwide popularity, and is even available to customers who bought the combined Digibundle package. AmpliTube emulates four components in a typical electric guitarist's setup: a tuner, stomp, amp, and cabinet plus microphone. AmpliTube also comes with several different models of each module, with 30 preset sounds and 16 amp combinations. New users can purchase AmpliTube 2 Duo for $400, and is available through its website and major authorized retailers.
Ampeg SVX Uno works in a similar fashion to AmpliTube, although it is tuned for use with bass guitars. While the assortment of included settings aren't as plentiful as they are with AmpliTube, Ampeg still includes the same four-piece module setup and high-precision digital tuner. Users can combine amplified and dry signals, and choose from 15 customizable presets. Ampeg SVX Uno is not available as a separate product, and can only be purchased with a collection, or obtained through IK's AmpliTube LE promotion.