IK Multimedia's AmpliTube software has forged a formidable reputation over the years for offering a comprehensive array of digital tone-tweaking tools, but AmpliTube 5 promises to eclipse its predecessors with with a newly designed GUI that is fully scalable and supports Retina displays, an enhanced user experience, and more gear. A lot more gear.
New Cabinet section with VIR™ technology
AmpliTube 5 also premieres a re-engineered Cabinet section with all-new DSP. IK’s new Volumetric Impulse Response (VIR™) uses 600 IRs per speaker, 1,200 IRs for a 2-speaker cab and 2,400 IRs for a 4-speaker cab, capturing a massive 3D array of mic placement options, plus all the interactions between speakers, cabinet and floor for a completely true-to-life sound. AmpliTube’s movable microphones now truly shine, with an easy-to-use grid that lets you snap to a precise IR point or seamlessly blend between multiple measurements. Best of all, we’ve re-measured over 100 cabinets in AmpliTube 5 Max, refreshing every single cabinet for a massive 143,000 IRs in all. How’d we do it?
We created a custom made, fully automatized, robotic measurement system. This let us re-capture and analyze every cabinet in AmpliTube 5 Max with ultra-consistent, millimeter accuracy, using a range of microphones, for up to 600 measurements per speaker, 2,400 per cabinet and a massive 143,000 IRs in total. It’s a technological breakthrough when it comes to ultra-realistic sound and the most advanced and most comprehensive cabinet section ever. You can now also import your own IRs and load them into AmpliTube 5 with the option to tilt or resize them, giving you total sonic flexibility.
AmpliTube 5 boasts an all-new, fully-scalable GUI to adapt to any display size, including the latest Retina displays.
Freely Configurable Signal Chain
AmpliTube 5 features a new, completely customizable gear chain. Beyond mono & stereo, AmpliTube 5 now supports wet-dry-wet configurations and other advanced series & parallel routing. The overall chain now supports up to a massive 57 simultaneous models across Stomps, Racks, Amps and Cabs. And setup is a breeze - just drag & drop any model into place, to build or re-position even the most complex rigs in seconds.
With the massively expanded signal chain options in AmpliTube 5, you need a better way to mix and record that sound as well. So AmpliTube 5’s studio section adds a new Mixer window, letting you blend the sound of your cabinets and microphones, plus DI signal. With panning, levels, busses and 19 built-in effects, some derived from T-RackS 5, it’s a powerful tool to put a final studio sheen on any track.
129 brand new gear models, including 2 new stomps, 5 acclaimed amps, and 19 racks FX derived from T-RackS and redesigned specifically for AmpliTube 5, 2 new rooms and over 100 completely re-captured cabinets.
- Ampless (based on Tech 21 SansAmp)
- VariDiode+ (based on MXR Distortion+ with interchangeable diodes)
AMPS & CABS
- SilverPlate 50 (based on PRS Archon 50)
- MiniPlex 20 (based on Friedman Pink Taco PT-20)
- New York B750 (based on Aguilar DB750) + NY410 (based on Aguilar DB410)
- German 34 (based on - Bogner XTC 3534)
- VHandcraft 4 (based on Diezel VH4)
- Black 76, White 2A, Plate Reverb, Hall Reverb, Inverse Reverb, Room Reverb, Shimmer Reverb, EQ 81, EQ PA, Saturator-X, Model 670, Vintage EQ-1A, EQ PG, Auto Pan, Tape Cassette, AM Modulator, FM Modulator, Filter Formant, Filter Phaser
Remastered classic gear
AmpliTube 5 also revisits all the original AmpliTube legacy gear, adding not only a fresh new look, but optimized internal gain structure and superior power amp - speaker interaction to maximize their realism and feel.
New Redesigned Custom Shop
Totally redesigned with a more modern, easy to navigate interface. The new Custom Shop now allows multiple purchases, making it easy to get a custom chain at once. Also, more easily sort by gear you own or don’t own, unlock preset-specific gear and more.