IK Multimedia has released AmpliTube MESA/Boogie for iPhone and iPad. They tell us that, based on the popular desktop tone software, the AmpliTube MESA/Boogie app is a close collaboration between IK Multimedia and the R&D Team at Mesa Engineering that lets musicians process their guitar or bass tone with some of the boutique manufacturer's most iconic amplifiers and cabinets. Here's the full details in IK Multimedia's own words...
AmpliTube MESA/Boogie gives guitarists, producers, engineers and more the power to play through models of some of MESA/Boogie's most famous genre-defining amplifiers and cabinets. These exciting co-developed models deliver everything from the gorgeous clean sounds, percussive aggression and tight crunch of the Dual Rectifier and Triple Rectifier to the violin-like sustain of the MARK III and MARK IV to the ultra-flexible mid-gain British leanings of the TransAtlantic TA-30.
Like all AmpliTube virtual gear, these models have been carefully crafted to sound, look and perform as close to their hardware counterparts as possible. Each model has been examined and approved by the R&D Team at Mesa Engineering. In addition to the MESA/Boogie gear, AmpliTube MESA/Boogie also comes with 6 versatile stompboxes that let guitar and bass players build and play with their dream MESA/Boogie tone rig anytime and anywhere. AmpliTube MESA/Boogie also offers players a complete lineup of extreme mobile usefulness: there's a built-in single track recorder that's expandable up to 8 tracks with full waveform editing, a built-in drummer, an optional 4-track looper, a tuner, metronome, preset browsing system and more.
The amplifiers and cabinets available in AmpliTube MESA/Boogie include:
In addition to these extremely popular and powerful amplifier/cabinet combos, AmpliTube MESA/Boogie also comes with 6 stomps. Made by the team at IK, these stomps compliment the creativity of the name-brand gear. There's a Noise Filter for gating unwanted sound between riffs. There's a Metal Wah that's tailor made for adding colour to those righteous metal solos. There's a Sustainer that punches up solos and allows for unreal note sustain. Obsession is a delay pedal with EQ control. Surfer is a shimmering flanger that can be used to add different modulation flavors to regular playing and soloing. And, finally, Monster Booster can be used to boost the overall signal to the amps by up to 25dB.
AmpliTube MESA/Boogie's gear models are available for in-app purchase as a complete set or a-la-carte. Its gear can also be transferred with iCloud between different AmpliTube versions and devices.
Features and more
Like all mobile versions of AmpliTube, AmpliTube MESA/Boogie is modular - and can be enhanced via a variety of powerful in-app purchases: Its built-in single track recorder can be expanded to 8-tracks. A waveform view can be added for DAW-style editing. There's a Cab Room that allows 3-D miking of cabinets with up to 2 microphones at a time (16 studio mics are available for purchase). Its Looper allows for quick and easy looping of up to 4 different loops. Loop Drummer is an essential rhythmic tool for accompaniment. And, with the included Song/Speed Trainer section, any player can load and slow down, or speed up their favourite songs without affecting the pitch.
Plugging in to a world of sound
With IK Multimedia's range of interfaces for mobile devices, getting tone from AmpliTube MESA/Boogie is as simple as plugging into an amplifier. iRig 2, iRig HD, iRig PRO and iRig Pro DUO are IK's latest generation of interfaces that allow players to plug in and get pristine, pure sound quality from their Mac or PC (or iPhone or iPad). AmpliTube MESA/Boogie features full MIDI integration and can be controlled with standard MIDI controllers like the iRig BlueBoard compact wireless foot controller.
Pricing and Availability:
AmpliTube MESA/Boogie for iPhone/iPad is a universal app available now as a standalone app with all amps, cabs and stomps included for just $/€24.99 from the App Store. Additionally, AmpliTube MESA/Boogie models are available as in-app purchases inside of AmpliTube for iPhone and AmpliTube for iPad as a complete gear bundle for $/€24.99, or $/€9.99 for individual amps and $/€2.99 for individual stomps.
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