February 3, 2005
../ 2005 NAMM Report: IK Multimedia
IK Multimedia announced two significant new products at the show,
AmpliTube 2 and Ampeg SVX. Feeling the heat from Native Instruments'
stellar Guitar Rig, IK has released a completely new version of AmpliTube that touts up to 20,000 amp combinations, a better modeling engine,
more routing flexibility, and more effects. The goal behind the second embodiment of AmpliTube was to reproduce the musicality and "live" performance of real components and even
the effect of age on electronics.
Screenshot of IK's new Amplitube 2.0
AmpliTube 2 now has two completely independent signal chains so you can route your sound through two separate effect paths at once.
The new version now has 30 effects including compressors, pitch shifters, delays, reverbs, modulators, fuzz boxes, stomp pedals, limiters,
overdrives and much more. One really cool thing is the customizable stompbox pedal board. You can add up to 6 pedals and then
save the preset for future use. AmpliTube 2's effects all sync to MIDI clock and the new modeled microphone section has six different
mics with a multitude of mic positions. AmpliTube 2 will be available
in April for a retail price of $399.
Screenshot of IK's new Ampeg SVX
IK has teamed up with Ampeg to develop a bass amp plug-in suite that
will model 20 different configurations of their renowned bass amps. Included bass amps consist of the
SVT Classic, the SVT 5 Pro, the BA500 and the B15R and come in five
signature modeled cabinets. Four modules are also included: Tuner, Stomp, Amp, Cabinet/Mic selection/placement. The Ampeg SVX will be available
some time this summer; a price has not been announced.
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