Essential software available as free download for AmpliTube users 28/03/08
IK Multimedia has announced that the new AmpliTube X-GEAR
1.1 has been released as a free download for all registered StompIO users and all registered
owners of at least one â€œpowered by AmpliTubeâ€� product including: Ampeg SVX, AmpliTube Jimi
Hendrix , AmpliTube 2 and AmpliTube Metal.
Hereâ€™s all the details directly from the IK Multimedia press release:
AmpliTube X-GEAR is the first completely
expandable guitar amp and effects modeling software system, available as a plug-in and standalone
version for Mac/PC.
X-GEAR allows you to mix and match all the gear models from all current and future â€œPowered by
AmpliTubeâ€� products in a single host interface, providing seamless control over every parameter
directly from StompIO, or any generic MIDI controller. X-GEAR gives you the ability to build the
ultimate mega-rig of truly custom guitar and bass tones, live and in the studio.
X-GEAR represents the first fully modular, customizable and expandable modeling software
environment, providing instant access to more than 150 superbly modeled amps and effects from
AmpliTube 2, AmpliTube Jimi Hendrix, Ampeg SVX, the soon to be released AmpliTube Metal,
and even more from all future â€œPowered by AmpliTubeâ€� products.
When these products are loaded into X-GEAR, you can build superior modeled guitar and bass rigs
with (currently) 51 stomps, 26 amps, 33 cabinets, 11 mics and 23 rack effects on 2 series/parallel
rigs. Plus, with AmpliTubeâ€™s exclusive separate Pre, EQ and Power Amp stage modeling, you have the
ability to build your custom amp within a staggering 180,000 combinations for a unique personal
sound that is unmatched by any other modeling product, hardware or software.
X-GEAR is also seamlessly integrated out of the box with the new StompIO, USB stage controller
and audio interface for AmpliTube, giving you complete control over your entire rig, live and in the
studio. In a live environment, X-GEAR + StompIO can be operated with no need to connect the
computer screen, keyboard or mouse, with patch switching, pedal control, an amp and effects
parameters display and more. Tweak settings with everything at your disposal like you would with
a traditional hardware floor processor, but with staggering power and the superior sound of a
software-based system. In the studio working with your preferred DAW, you will be able to fully
record and automate your guitar or bass tracks without putting down your instrument or doing
tedious post-editing operations. The combination of X-GEAR, StompIO and the entire AmpliTube
range of software together make for the most powerful amp and FX system ever made.
Additionally X-GEAR can also be operated with traditional MIDI controllers for basic up/down preset
switching, stomp on/off switching and wah/volume operation, with simple association and MIDI learn
functionality AmpliTube X-GEAR Features
Provides a single host interface for all â€œpowered by AmpliTubeâ€� products (AmpliTube 2,
Ampeg SVX, AmpliTube Jimi Hendrix, AmpliTube Metal, and all future â€œPowered by
AmpliTubeâ€� products) with full mix and match over all the modeled gear
Allows complete integration with StompIO audio interface/floor controller
Allows full automation of each opened modelâ€™s parameters
Allows MIDI controls with MIDI learn functionality
Opens and reads all â€œPowered by AmpliTubeâ€� presets
Works both as a RTAS/AU/VST plug-in and standalone version on Mac/PC
Pricing and Availability:
AmpliTube X-GEAR 1.1 is available as a free download for all registered StompIO users.
For a limited period, all registered users of at least one â€œPowered by AmpliTubeâ€� product* including
AmpliTube 2, Ampeg SVX, AmpliTube Jimi Hendrix and AmpliTube Metal will also receive a free
download of AmpliTube X-GEAR 1.1 in their User Area.
AmpliTube 2 Live, AmpliTube 2 DUO and Ampeg SVX UNO users are not eligible for this free crossgrade.
Eligible users are able to download X-GEAR for free from their IK user area.
X-GEAR has a retail value of â‚¬74.99/$99.99 (excluding taxes). More information: