IK Multimedia unveils AmpliTube 5
IK Multimedia’s leading amp and effects modelling software takes a giant leap forward with the unveiling of AmpliTube 5.
The AmpliTube series accurately captures the sound, feel and vibes of the world’s most-sought after guitar and bass gear in a perfect format for practising, recording and performing anywhere.
The new AmpliTube 5 offers a massive increase in gear, features and flexibility for an even more seamless and satisfying user experience, raising massively the bar of what can be expected from an amp simulator today.
It delivers 129 new gear models for a total of over 400 ultra-realistic models, a cutting-edge re-designed cabinet section with unique new VIR™ technology, and improved power amp / speaker cab interaction for dramatically improved sonic authenticity.
An all-new, resizeable interface makes creating and routing rigs a breeze, with improved gear selection, drag & drop placement, and support for one, two or three-amp rigs with up to 57 simultaneous effects.
AmpliTube 5 can work both as a desktop app and plug-in for any DAW, and it’s available in four versions to suit every need – from the free AmpliTube 5 Custom Shop up through to AmpliTube 5 MAX, which offers full access to all current official artist and brand collections.
What’s New in AmpliTube 5
New cabinet section with VIR™ technology
A re-engineered Cabinet section features IK’s new Volumetric Impulse Response (VIR™) technology. To deliver the highest standard of accuracy and realism, IK painstakingly measured 600 IRs per speaker of every existing and new cabinet model, for a total of 143,000 IRs.
The result is a massive, 3D array of mic placement options – each capturing the interactions between speakers, cabinet and floor – for a completely true-to-life sound that has never before been heard either in software or hardware emulation.
AmpliTube 5 offers the widest selection of sought-after guitar and bass amps, cabinets, speakers, stomps, mics and rack effects of any software, with more than 400 models (AmpliTube MAX version), including 129 newly created models.
Both existing and new users will enjoy an all-new, now fully scalable GUI, to conveniently adapt to any display size including the latest Retina displays, featuring an updated ergonomic layout and new level of realism.
Freely configurable signal chain
Beyond mono and stereo, the new, completely customizable gear chain now supports wet-dry-wet configurations and other advanced series and parallel routing.
The overall chain has been greatly expanded to support up to 57 simultaneous models divided between stomps, racks, amps and cabs.
A new Mixer window in the studio section complements AmpliTube 5’s expanded signal chain options and 8-track DAW. It allows users to blend their cabinet and microphone sounds, plus the DI signal, and make use of panning, levels, busses and 19 built-in effects with a selection derived from T-RackS 5 to bring a final studio polish to any track.
New redesigned Custom Shop
The AmpliTube Custom Shop offers an affordable and easy way to demo and build a custom gear collection à la carte. AmpliTube 5 features a totally redesigned Custom Shop with a modern, easy-to-navigate interface, helping users demo and unlock gear faster, sort by gear they own or don’t own, unlock preset-specific gear, and more.
Best guitar tone in the studio and live
It connects seamlessly with AXE I/O, recognized as the best guitar interface on the market by the world’s top guitar publications and media, as well as with AXE I/O Solo, the compact version of IK’s premium audio interface with powerful guitar shaping tools.
Options, pricing and availability
AmpliTube 5 CS – free
AmpliTube 5 SE – $/€99.99* intro price (regular price will be $/€149.99)
AmpliTube 5 – $/€149.99** – $/€199.99 intro price (regular price will be $/€299.99)
AmpliTube 5 MAX – $/€299.99** – $/€399.99 intro price (regular price will be $/€599.99)