IK Multimedia take AmpliTube and T-RackS to OSX

Continues the move by the major players to support MacOS(R)X      29/02/04
IK Multimedia have become one of the major music software innovators in Europe with a strong range of well regarded software. We've just got news of their commitment to supporting OSX with the release of upgrades to two of their most popular products.

AmpliTube and T-RackS get the upgrade this time round. AmpliTube is rapidly becoming one of the tools of choice for guitar effects and amp modelling. T-RackS has established a strong user base looking for the analog warmth it provides to DAW based mastering. The Italian software house haven't wasted much time in providing support for OSX on these two products - ensuring Mac users have two less excuses for not considering an upgrade. The good news is that if you bought either after April 1st 2003 you get a free upgrade (go here www.amplitube.com for AmpliTube upgrade details and here www.t-racks.com for TrackS). The full details for each package follow in the press release below.

IK Multimedia is proud to announce that AmpliTube(TM) guitar amp and effects modeling plug-in for Audio Units and VST for MacOS(R) X is now shipping. This completes the wide platform availability of this award winning plug-in bringing the total number of platforms supported to 11 (HTDM, RTAS, VST, Dxi and AU in Windows(R), MacOS(R) 9 and MacOS(R) X) all from the same box. AmpliTube(TM) has won 7 different awards and has been acclaimed as the "best guitar amp and effects modeling software ever made". Thanks to this revolutionary plug-in, guitar players can now simulate the entire array of guitar equipment used to craft any guitar tone including amplifier, stomp-boxes and post effects modeling within their preferred computer platforms and sequencers.

Due to an innovative approach in amp modeling and the availability of all the guitar chain effects, AmpliTube(TM) is a unique solution for the guitarist in the 21st century. A guitar software offering the widest range of guitar sounds from clean to heavily distorted, from dry to fully effected, from rock to jazz. Guitarists can record tracks and easily re-amp it later giving a powerful edge of flexibility in recording. AmpliTube(TM) is comprised of 3 multi-functional modules: Amp module, Stomp-Boxes module and Post FX module. In the Amp Module, the user can freely combine 7 different Pre-Amp models, 5 EQ models, 4 Power Amp models, 9 Cabinet models and 2 Mic models in order to precisely craft any amp sounds ranging from the emulation of the most acclaimed modern and vintage amps plus being able to built completely new original hybrid set ups with combinations of any of these individual components and settings producing a mind-blowing total of 1,260 different amp configurations! The AmpliTube(TM) Amp module has been designed using sophisticated modeling techniques, based on sought after vintage and modern amps. Its 32 bit floating point processing ensures high quality accurate amp emulations and offers an incredible realism for both solid state and true tube amp modeling. Microphone modeling (condenser/dynamic), position and distance is also included to offer even more accurate emulation of a professional amp recording set up. Plus the Amp module also includes a Tremolo and Spring Reverb, as you would expect to find in a typical amp head. The Stomp-boxes module offers the emulation of 5 effects including Wah-Wah, Delay, Chorus, Flanger and Overdrive modeled on acclaimed classic guitar effects. The Post FX module includes 3 stereo post-effects with 3 band parametric Equalizer, Stereo Delay and Stereo Reverb, bringing the number of different effects included in AmpliTube(TM) to 10. AmpliTube(TM) for Audio Units and VST(R) OSX is now available at US dollars/Euro 399 MSRP. Users that bought AmpliTube(TM) after 1st April 2003 are be able to download it for free from the user area on www.amplitube.com. Users that have purchased it previously can upgrade for US dollars 79/Euro 89 price online.

IK Multimedia is proud to announce that T-RackS(R) analog modeled mastering plug-in for Audio Units and VST(R) on MacOS(R) X (as well as the RTAS version for Windows(R)) is now shipping. These complete the platform availability of this award winning plug-in bringing the total number of platforms supported to 11 (HTDM, RTAS, VST, Dxi and AU in Windows(R), MacOS(R) 9 and MacOS(R) X) all from the same box. Analog-modeled mastering suite T-RackS(R) is a powerful analog-modeled mastering plug-in constructed with actual physical models of tube circuitry. It offers a complete suite of plug-ins comprising of 5 discrete processors:
  • a state-of-the-art six band parametric EQ
  • a classic stereo tube Compressor
  • a multiband master stereo Limiter
  • a Soft-Clipping stage
  • a complete mastering suite made of EQ, Compressor, Limiter and Soft Clipping stage

    With its 5 separate processors, astonishing warmth and ease-of-use, T-RackS(R) is able to add a polish to audio tracks giving them the professional sound of high end mastering studios for a small fraction of the price. It can vastly enhance mix frequencies, broaden the stereo image as well as boost or precisely level the dynamic range. All of this, while adding the beautiful warmth and space of the tube-devices it emulates. T-RackS(R) for Audio Units, VST(R) for MacOS(R)X and RTAS for Windows(R) is now available at US dollars/Euro 399 MSRP. Users that bought T-RackS(R) after 1st April 2003 are be able to download it for free from the user area on www.t-racks.com Users that have purchased it previously can upgrade for US dollars 79/Euro 89 price online. More From: IK MULTIMEDIA


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