NAMM06: IK announce the StealthPlug Virtual Guitar Amp
Cable-like, USB audio card allows guitarist sto plug directly into a computer 19/01/06
IK Multimedia have introduced the StealthPlug, a revolutionary cable-like USB audio card designed specifically for guitarists. StealthPlug provides an easy solution to plug any guitar into a computer and enter the world of PC-based digital modeling. Boxed with the guitar amp
and FX processing software of AmpliTube Live and AmpliTube LE, the StealthPlug is both an audio card
and a virtual amp with effects, for live play and recording, all in one.
Here are the main points of StealthPlug as told by IK themselves:
StealthPLugâ„¢ is a compact, cable-like, USB audio card for guitarists to plug into the world of software based amp and effects modeling. The StealthPlug is an in-line guitar cable that serves
as a USB audio interface with 1/4â€� jack on one side and USB on the other side. The StealthPlug also
includes a mini-jack stereo output for headphones/amp/powered speakers, an indication LED and also
volume buttons. With these features, StealthPlug provides guitarists with a simple connection to plug
into their computer and easily start making music.
Plugging a guitar into a computer and entering the world of software based recording, amp
and effects modeling has never been made easier! install the software, plug the StealthPlug into
your guitar and the USB port of your computer and youâ€™re ready to rock!
The complete mobile solution for playing, recording and practicing live anywhere! The
StealthPlug is so compact that guitarists can jam LIVE or use it within their preferred sequencer
anywhere. The combination of StealthPlug with AmpliTubeÂ® LIVE/LE software makes a complete
portable guitar amp and effects modeling solution, both as a stand-alone application and as a plug-in,
for any Mac/PC laptop, desktop or rack computer.
An affordable package with award-winning guitar amp and effects sound. An award-winning
sound modeled after thousands of dollars of modern and rare vintage guitar amps and effects with a
price like a guitar accessory; an incredible value for any guitarist.
A huge setup in your computer that feels like an actual amp using StealthPlug with
AmpliTube Live/LE. AmpliTube Live and LE allow you to combine 3 different Preamp models and
related EQs with 3 accurately emulated cabinets, so you can precisely craft a wide palette of guitar
sounds ranging from clean, to crunch, to lead. Up to 128 fully customizable presets are available and
also a chromatic tuner is included, to stay in tune under any conditions. Guitarists can record their
guitar tracks with AmpliTube LE, fully integrating it into their preferred sequencer as a plug-in for
every format (RTAS, HTDM, VST, DX, AU). StealthPlug and AmpliTube Live and LE features:
Controls: Activity LED, Volume UP/DOWN buttons
Connections: Ultra-low latency USB, Hi-quality direct Guitar IN, Headphone/Amp/Powered Speaker OUT
USB bus powered
Low latency ASIO and CoreAudio drivers
3 AMP models
3 CABINET models
4 effects models: Wah-Wah, Overdrive, Analog Delay, Spring Reverb
Up to 128 Presets included
Minimum System Requirements
MacintoshÂ® 866MHz Power MacintoshÂ® G4, with 512MB of RAM, Mac OS X 10.3 or later, 1024x768
screen thousands of colors.
WindowsÂ® PentiumÂ® III 1GHz/Athlonâ„¢ XP 1.33GHz with 256MB of RAM, WindowsÂ® XP, 1024x768
screen thousands of colors.
Price & Availability
StealthPlug will be available in the summer of 2006.