Announcing AmpliTube 4! Out now!!!

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Announcing AmpliTube 4! Out now!!!

Postby Peter_IK » Thu Sep 10, 2015 5:16 pm

Announcing AmpliTube 4: hyper-realistic tone, control and feel

Pre-order the new version of the legendary guitar & bass tone studio — featuring new 3D cabinet mic room, speaker modeling, 5 iconic amps, an acoustic modeler & much more

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Announcing AmpliTube 4, a newly enhanced version of the legendary guitar & bass tone studio DAW plug-in and software for Mac/PC. It now features the most advanced speaker cabinet section ever developed, new speaker modeling, 5 iconic new amps, an acoustic modeler, improved sound & signal path, UltraTuner, a 4-track Looper, a built-in 8-track DAW and more.

These new features add to the jaw-dropping inspirational depth, hyper-real performance and amazing sonic accuracy that have made AmpliTube such an essential tool in the music studios and performance rigs of guitarists, bass players and other musicians all across the world. With more realism, more gear, better sound, more flexibility, more functionality, more tone and just plain more everything than ever before, AmpliTube 4 is the most powerful version of the ultimate guitar & bass tone studio ever released.

New hyper-realistic cab room
The new Cab Room feature is the most advanced cabinet section ever made, giving players a new level of customization and flexibility never before heard in software. The cab room is a 3D speaker cabinet recording space that can be changed depending upon the desired “room” type and effect. Players can choose from a range of room types — from a cavernous “garage” to a full-on cabinet “dead” room — and mix the room effect and color into the overall sound.

On top of that, the cab room now has 5 distinct customization sections: There’s the cabinet selection, with size adjustment, where players can choose the speaker cabinet they’d like to match to their amplifier. There’s individual speaker selection where users can swap out individual speakers. There’s mic selection and placement for finding each speaker’s “sweet spot”. There’s room selection where players select the surrounding recording environment. And there’s also a mixer section that lets players mix the levels of their speaker mics, room ambience, direct amp signal and overall main mix.

Dual 3D mic placement
Musicians can now mike their cabinets with up to two microphones in a full 3D space. AmpliTube 4 comes with 3 highly coveted recording microphone models (with an additional 15 available in the Custom Shop) that allow for a truly hyper-realistic recording environment. The room microphones can also be chosen from the available mics. This, coupled with its swappable speakers, allows for true cabinet miking with full speaker interaction — a digital first — making it easier to find that magic speaker “sweet spot” for an unprecedented level of tonal realism and control. Add in things like room ambience control, a new mixer for the cab section and gorgeous new graphics, and it’s easy to see that the new cabinet section is poised to revolutionize the way guitarists utilize virtual cabinets in their music.

Individual speaker modeling
AmpliTube 4 now sports individual speaker modeling, allowing players to swap out individual speakers in their favorite cabinets at will, allowing for creative speaker combinations. The AmpliTube 4 speaker cabinet section not only accurately reproduces the tonal characteristics of the individual speakers, but it also accurately picks up the harmonic interactions between the individual speaker models, the cabinet construction and the room, making it the most realistic speaker cabinet emulation available. AmpliTube 4 comes with 29 individual vintage and modern speaker models ranging from classic British to modern American and everything between.

New hyper-realistic gear
AmpliTube 4 welcomes 5 new classic amplifier models to the mix that represent some of the best British tones from the 70s, 80s and 90s. Each amplifier has been modeled from scratch to embody a different aspect of powerfully classic British amplifier design: Brit 8000, Brit 9000, Red Pig, Brit Silver and Brit Valve-Pre — each sports its own matching cabinet. All of these new amplifiers have been created via the same methods and technologies that have made the AmpliTube brand name synonymous with world-class sound, hyper-realistic tone and extreme accuracy. These models also bring a new level of realism and sonic accuracy through a new technology that precisely replicates the dynamic interaction between the power amp and the speakers — finally eliminating the “harshness” found in the upper frequencies of other amp modeling software.

Acoustic simulator
AmpliTube 4 is all about exploring new tonal possibilities, and its new “Acoustic Sim” model pedal turns the electric guitar into a hyper-realistic acoustic. It delivers stunning realism and an amazing playing experience that can be tweaked via its intuitive onboard controls. Players can choose and blend between different 3 acoustic body styles and 3 types of top material to sound like a range of different acoustic guitars — now AmpliTube 4 guitarists can go from shred to strum with just one click.

UltraTuner
With tuning accuracy to 1/100th of a cent, IK’s patented UltraTuner technology allows for the most precise digital tuner ever made. In fact, UltraTuner is so precise that it’s more accurate than mechanical strobe tuners — tuners that are widely considered to be the “gold standard” of tuning devices.

Creative connections and effects placement
New to the signal path in AmpliTube 4 is an effects “loop” insert slot situated between the preamp and power amp sections that can accommodate up to 4 daisy-chained rack effects. In addition to the new effects loop, any stomp or rack effect can now be placed into any effects slot. This means that stomp boxes can be used in the post “rack” section and rack effects can be used in any stompbox slot (on any pedalboard or in the effects loop section). This opens the door even more for creative tweaking and innovative sonic sculpting possibilities.

8-Track Recorder/DAW under the hood
When used in standalone mode, AmpliTube 4 now features a built-in 8-track DAW that makes recording ideas and songs a breeze. Its powerful sequencer-like waveform editing should be immediately familiar to any modern musician, making it easy for anyone to use it as a sketchpad for new ideas or as a full-featured recording solution on its own. Each track features standard treble, mid and bass EQ, pan control, level, mute, solo and record enable functions, plus an FX enable button. As a learning tool, players can import any audio tracks into the DAW section, define loop points and use AmpliTube’s built-in speed control to slow down difficult passages without affecting pitch, and use the pitch control to change keys without affecting the speed. This feature is perfect for working out difficult solos or practicing different leads or melodies over a series of chord changes in a backing track.

A truly super looper
Rounding out AmpliTube 4’s new feature set is a MIDI-controllable 4-track looper. Dubbed the Super Looper, it’s an intuitive and full-featured 4-track looper that musicians can use to lay down multi-part backing tracks with speed and ease, and then practice leads, chords and melodies over the top.

Infinitely expandable
AmpliTube 4 comes with the built-in Custom Shop gear store feature — the largest collection of virtual gear on the market. Easily browse amps, stomps, cabinets and more including officially certified models from iconic brands like Fender, MESA/Boogie, Ampeg, Orange, Soldano, Groove Tubes and many more. In addition to these well-recognized brands, there’s also signature gear from artists like Slash and Jimi Hendrix. AmpliTube 4 can also be expanded with legacy gear from previous versions of AmpliTube via the Custom Shop. All told, there’s over 290 pieces of professional-grade gear now available for trial and purchase!

Plugging in to a world of sound
With IK Multimedia's range of audio interfaces, getting tone from AmpliTube is as simple as plugging into an amplifier. iRig 2, iRig HD, iRig PRO and iRig UA 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, iPad or Android). Plus players can get the latest in wireless stomp control using iRig BlueBoard, IK’s BlueTooth MIDI foot controller (iOS /Mac).

Pricing and availability
AmpliTube 4 is currently available for pre-order at a special limited-time price of $/€99.99* or 100 Gear Credits to everyone (users of AmpliTube 3, AmpliTube CS, AmpliTube collections and new users). AmpliTube 4 will be available in October via the IK online store and select music instrument retailers at a price of $/€149.99* and just 150 Gear Credits from the AmpliTube Custom Shop.

*all prices excluding taxes

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Re: Announcing AmpliTube 4!

Postby jBranam » Fri Sep 11, 2015 1:56 am

will there be an upgrade pricing for owners of Amp3? or are the ones that already own most all of Amp3 stuff gonna get stuck paying full price along with others that do not have one stitch of Amp3 gear? i don't see an upgrade price anywhere... :roll:
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Re: Announcing AmpliTube 4!

Postby DarkStar » Fri Sep 11, 2015 8:47 am

As far as I know there is no upgrade price. After all, the above says "a special limited-time price of $/€99.99* or 100 Gear Credits to everyone (users of AmpliTube 3, AmpliTube CS, AmpliTube collections and new users)".

But ...
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kotsaris100 wrote:Can I still upgrade from amplitube 3 in amplitube 4.?

AmpliTube 4 pricing is at http://www.ikmultimedia.com/amplitube4

Note that those who have been long-time AmpliTube users you will receive an email with information about a loyalty bonus.


You would need to have registered AmpliTube 3 before September 2012 in order to qualify.
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Re: Announcing AmpliTube 4!

Postby jBranam » Fri Sep 11, 2015 9:42 am

thnx... i will NOT be waiting on the 'loyalty' bonus mailing then. :( only had it since the beginning of 2014 (own before 2012 to qualify??? that's total BS!!!) i reckon you ain't loyal enough if you only had it like two years then? what a crock...

i guess it don't count that you owned Sample Tank 2, Sample Tank 3, Miroslav, Amplitube 3 and 4 expansions (Ampeg, Slash, Fender and Orange) for Amplitube 3... THAT ain't loyal enough. geez

if i did not have so much money tied up in this company... this would be funny.
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Re: Announcing AmpliTube 4!

Postby Shithawk » Fri Sep 11, 2015 9:46 am

Great to see its coming out.
Any info on CPU usage vs A3 Peter?
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Re: Announcing AmpliTube 4!

Postby Juan21 » Fri Sep 11, 2015 10:07 am

I agree that it is completely unfair that there is no upgrade.
I've never seen something like that in a software product.
This loyalty bonus is just an attempt to close the mouth of a fraction of costumers.

I will not buy Amplitube 4 without an upgrade offer. And I think that all this issue is going to affect seriously the reputation of IK among its own costumers.
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Re: Announcing AmpliTube 4!

Postby ibanguitar » Fri Sep 11, 2015 11:14 am

Great News!!!
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Re: Announcing AmpliTube 4!

Postby deanx666 » Fri Sep 11, 2015 11:47 am

Yes, Yes, Yes at least, it's here and I guess that means I'm back. It's been a while IK :lol:

Take my money / gear credits already, this looks absolutely rocking. Loads of stuff I remember asking for years back is now in there.

October cannot come quick enough :D
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Re: Announcing AmpliTube 4!

Postby acousticglue » Fri Sep 11, 2015 11:48 am

Some people didnt get A3 at super reduded price. End of story I think.
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Re: Announcing AmpliTube 4!

Postby andycraig » Fri Sep 11, 2015 1:18 pm

Maybe it's better to think of this as buying the new amp collection for 100 credits and getting a lot of new features free with the bundle.
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Re: Announcing AmpliTube 4!

Postby Hugo77 » Fri Sep 11, 2015 1:59 pm

Can we use the software of amplitube 3 (slash, hendrix, fender, orange, etc) on amplitube 4?
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Re: Announcing AmpliTube 4!

Postby orlock20 » Fri Sep 11, 2015 2:05 pm

jBranam, you can buy this with credits/jam points. If you didn't use your credits/jam points already, they can go partially or fully to pay for Amplitube 4.
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Re: Announcing AmpliTube 4!

Postby Peter_IK » Fri Sep 11, 2015 3:41 pm

Hugo77 wrote:Can we use the software of amplitube 3 (slash, hendrix, fender, orange, etc) on amplitube 4?

Yes you can use all the models you have already inside AmpliTube 4.
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Re: Announcing AmpliTube 4!

Postby Peter_IK » Fri Sep 11, 2015 3:47 pm

We have the preorder pricing for everybody which is a great deal, yes. However, new customers do not have any JamPoints or did not pick up gear credits at a HUGE discount (or didn't take advantage of the current promo on Gear Credits: http://www.ikmultimedia.com/news/news.php?id=572 ) or didn't pick up AmpliTube 3 at $69.99 etc etc. Those of you who have purchased a lot of gear do indeed have a loyalty bonus that others do not have: JamPoints (on top of any deep discounts on Gear Credits or purchasing AmpliTube 3 for far less than very early adopters, etc and as mentioned above).

If you have a lot of IK purchases, you got JamPoints which you can use to spend 30% less than the new customer will. On top of that, if you want bonus Gear Credits to save even more, you can use those JamPoints in the current promo linked above and get an even better deal than a new user jumping on board for the first time.

To me, it sounds like we constantly reward loyal users with JamPoints, and you have the ability to get a 30% discount on the already-discounted preorder pricing (remember, we did not always allow any JamPoints on discounted/promo items).
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Re: Announcing AmpliTube 4!

Postby Juan21 » Fri Sep 11, 2015 3:57 pm

The logic behind update offers is simple:

The gain of an owner of AT3 purchasing AT4 is considerable lower than the gain of a newcomer. If I get less (only the new features, which are nice of course), I should pay less.
It is also a way of keeping your costumers loyal and happy. I admit that the offer for AT4 is really good, but...

With the current policy, I will probably wait until AT5 to upgrade. Then IK will get 100€ from me but I will not be completely satisfied (and I will be more tempted to switch to another company, maybe not for AT, which is rather unique, but, for instance, for compressor emulations, which are very similar to those by Native Inst).

On the other hand, if I were charged, say, 60 euros per update, I would update twice, IK will get 120€ and I will be much more satisfied.

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