Hardware-only version of StompIO available to all registered AmpliTube users 05/06/08
IK Multimedia has announced the release of the StompIO Upgrade, a reduced price, hardware-only version of StompIO available to all registered users of AmpliTube 2, AmpliTube 2 Live, Ampeg SVX, AmpliTube Jimi Hendrix or AmpliTube Metal. IK say that, thanks to the included AmpliTube X-GEAR in StompIO upgrade, these â€œPowered by AmpliTubeâ€� users will be able to immediately control their software live and in the studio.
Together with the launch of the StompIO upgrade, an enhanced assortment of software has been bundled in the full version of StompIO that now includes all five IK â€œPowered by AmpliTubeâ€� software packages out of the box: AmpliTube 2, Ampeg SVX, AmpliTube Jimi Hendrix, AmpliTube Metal (formerly only for previously registered AmpliTube 2 users) and AmpliTube X-GEAR (for over $1,400/â‚¬1,000 worth of software included).
Hereâ€™s what IK Multimedia have to say in their own wordsâ€¦
The combination of â€œPowered by AmpliTubeâ€� software with StompIOâ€™s revolutionary USB floor controller and audio interface provides users with the most advanced guitar and bass multi-FX system ever made, for both live and studio usage.
Now for the first time, you can fully control a monstrous software-based set-up LIVE, with over 150 models of highly sought-after, award-winning gear, operating the same way you would use a traditional floor processor-with no need to connect a keyboard, monitor or mouse from your Mac/PC.
StompIO gives you ultimate creative control over guitar and bass sounds on the fly, where the only limit is your imagination. Offering the first fully expandable and customizable modeling FX system. AmpliTube X-GEAR gives you the power to mix and match every stomp, amp, cabinet, mic and effect of all of the â€œPowered by AmpliTubeâ€� software into a unique, truly customizable, mega-rig.
Plug the StompIO into your computer and you are automatically ready to rock with a staggering amount of 4,000 presets in a double series/parallel rig with all of their parameters immediately available and pre-assigned! Without ever taking your hands off your instrument, these presets are fully editable through StompIOâ€™s easy-to-use interface: oversized displays, 6 dynamic rotary knobs, 10 footswitches and up to 6 external expression pedals.
Ultimately, the sound you get from StompIOâ€™s class-A DI, all analog design, high-end converters and huge dynamic range is far superior to any USB audio interface youâ€™ve ever heard, ensuring the most amazing guitar and bass tones both in live performance and studio recording inside all popular DAWs. Pricing and Availability:
The new StompIO upgrade costs â‚¬599.99/$799.99 (exc. taxes) and is available for previously registered users of AmpliTube 2, AmpliTube 2 Live, Ampeg SVX, AmpliTube Jimi Hendrix or AmpliTube Metal. And for a limited time only, customers who purchase the StompIO upgrade will also receive a free downloadable version of AmpliTube Metal (worth $269.99/â‚¬199.99).
The full version of StompIO costs â‚¬799.99/$1,049.99 (exc. taxes) and now includes the entire collection of five â€œPowered by AmpliTubeâ€� software packages: AmpliTube 2, Ampeg SVX, AmpliTube Jimi Hendrix, AmpliTube Metal and AmpliTube X-GEAR (for a total value of over $1,400/â‚¬1,000 of included software). More information: