IK promises “true-to-studio” cabinet sounds with AmpliTube 5

A new cabinet section lets users angle mics in a 3D grid interface.

AmpliTube 5, the latest edition of IK Multimedia’s flagship amp and effects modelling software, has been announced. This latest edition adds more than 100 new gear models, a revamped cabinet section and advanced routing capabilities.

Your rig fantasies manifest

AmpliTube 5 features 129 new amplifier, cabinet, microphone, stompbox and rack effect models – which work in tandem with drag-and-drop routing. Up to three amps and 57 effects can be run simultaneously. Plus, there’s also support for wet-dry-wet configurations and both serial and parallel chains.

Legacy models from IK Multimedia’s Custom Shop are still compatible with the software; the Max edition offers access to a selection of 400 models, including all current artist and brand collections.

Cabinet sounds with “millimetric precision”

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AmpliTube 5’s reworked cabinet section lets players aim virtual microphones at cabinets in a 3D grid interface. Through what it calls “Volumetric Impulse Response”, IK Multimedia promises “true-to-life” cabinet sounds with “millimetric precision”.

The technology involved the capture of 143,000 impulse responses, 600 for each speaker of each cabinet model. Players can also import their own IRs within the software.

Blend before you mix

A built-in mixer window lets players blend and polish their guitar sound so it’s production ready. AmpliTube 5 offers a selection of 19 rack effects – several culled from the brand’s T-RackS 5 – to give tracks added studio-like sheen.

Other features

AmpliTube 5 also updates its user experience with a fully-scalable graphic interface. Additionally, the AmpliTube Custom Shop, where players can buy new add-ons, has also been redesigned.

Check out a complete overview of Amplitube 5 and its features below:

Pricing and availability

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AmpliTube 5 can be run standalone or as a plug-in for most DAWs. The software is set to launch in three editions in Q4 2020.

The standard edition of AmpliTube 5 will be offered at an introductory price of $99 (usually $149.99). Meanwhile, AmpliTube 5 Max – which includes all current artist and brand model collections – is priced at $299. Like previous editions, a more basic Custom Shop edition will also be available for free.

Learn more about AmpliTube 5 at IKMultimedia.com

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