We first heard about it last month and now IK Multimedia has announced that Fender Collection 2 for AmpliTube is available for Mac and PC from participating retailers worldwide, the IK Multimedia web store, and from the AmpliTube Custom Shop.This is the story in their own words...
Fender Collection 2 for AmpliTube brings seven of Fender's dream machines - some of the most toneful and genre-defining amps from the dawn of rock and beyond - to AmpliTube, providing spot-on recreations of the glorious tweed amps and more from the '50s and '60s. Included in the Fender Collection 2 for AmpliTube are four amps from the '57 Custom series; the '57 Custom Champ®, '57 Custom Deluxe™, '57 Custom Twin-Amp™, and the '57 Custom Pro™, a '57 Bandmaster™, plus models of an original '53 Fender Bassman® and the iconic '65 Fender Super Reverb®.
Now guitarists wanting that classic Fender tone and power in their digital recordings can easily obtain the unmistakable vintage vibe of classic Tweeds and more with the ease and convenience of the world's most popular guitar and bass tone studio, AmpliTube.
Dynamic Interaction Modeling™
Fender Collection 2 for AmpliTube provides spot-on tone, dynamics and feel thanks to the debut of the evolution of IK's industry-leading modelling technologies. It ushers in a completely new approach to analog modelling, Dynamic Interaction Modeling™, that recreates not only every individual physical component in the amplifier's design, but also the nonlinear behaviour between each component and its effect on other components in the circuit. This approach provides a new unmatched level of realism, touch and feel never before realized in other analog modelled products.
Classic Fender tone on the desktop/laptop
Fender Collection 2 for AmpliTube recreates the historic and diverse Fender legacy in virtual form. IK software engineers worked painstakingly with the Fender engineering team to ensure that each amplifier and cabinet has been rendered with the same degree of integrity and attention to detail that goes into the company's physical products - all controls and operation have been replicated to provide exacting performance and function. The amplifiers and cabinets available in Fender Collection 2 for AmpliTube include officially certified models from the '57 Custom series, including the '57 Custom Twin-Amp, the '57 Deluxe, the '57 Custom Champ, the '57 Custom Pro and the '57 BandMaster. There's also a model of an original '53 Bassman 1x15 featuring an "aging"switch that switches between "new old stock"and a "burned in"model, plus an original '65 Super Reverb.
Built for AmpliTube
Fender Collection 2 within AmpliTube Custom Shop and AmpliTube 4 for Mac and PC giving players the world's best-selling ultimate guitar and bass tone studio for their recordings. For AmpliTube 4 users, it is designed to take advantage of all the additional tone-tweaking features like the effects slot between the amp and speaker cabinet and the hyper realistic full-featured "Cab Room"and more.
Plugging in to a world of sound
With IK Multimedia's range of interfaces for Mac and PC, getting tone from Fender Collection for AmpliTube is as simple as plugging into an amplifier. iRig Pro Duo, iRig PRO and iRig HD 2 are the latest generation of high-quality digital interfaces that allow players to plug in and get pristine, pure sound quality from their Mac or PC (or iPhone or iPad).
Pricing and Availability:
Fender Collection 2 for AmpliTubeis available now through January 15, 2017 for a special introductory priceof just $/€99.99* from the IK Multimedia online store, the AmpliTube Custom Shop and participating IK retailers. After January 15, 2017, it will be available for $/€149.99.
Fender Collection 2 is also available in the Fender Collection 2 Power Duo Bundle(with AmpliTube 4) at a special introductory priceof $/€179.99from the IK Multimedia online store until January 15, 2017. After January 15, 2017, it will be available for $/€229.99.
*Prices exclude taxes.
One hell of a hardware sequencer...