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Re: IK Welcomes Joe Satriani!

Postby Paul_R » Mon Jan 20, 2020 6:17 pm

And I wouldn't hold your breath there; Scholz is on record as saying he "detests" computers, etc.


Exactly - If this Boston100 model required licensing approval from TS somehow, maybe he is having a change of heart about digital modelling! (he must be getting offers regularly on this) - but probably not going to happen I agree.

My fav Boston tones are from the 1st 2 albums before, as you mentioned, the rockman stuff came along (1st concert I ever went to was Boston in 77 at 16 years old after I'd spent a year playing the grooves off the 1st album - that tone is permanently etched on my brain). I've tried to replicate it in Axefx3 using 2 plexi models side by side and experimenting with the famous mid bump eqs and various stereo chorus/delay fx routing configs that'd i'd read about here and there in terms of how TS originally got that sound. I can get close but not dead on. Its a complex sound whether from the Rockman era, or in the beginning using Marshalls and separate fx that I think can really only be nailed in modelling with TS's help. Hopefully someone convinces him at some point. If the Boston 100 is a decent Rockman X100 rendering, I'll be more than happy with that for now.
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Re: IK Welcomes Joe Satriani!

Postby carlaz » Mon Jan 20, 2020 7:32 pm

I wouldn't think Scholz is involved here. As far as I understand how this game works, you can describe your digital model as "based on" ("inspired by", etc.) any real-world piece of physical gear that you want -- but without a formal, legally contracted licensing deal, you can't use other people's/manufacturer's names, logos, other trademarked things, etc. (Or, not without getting violently sued, anyway! :lol: )

So IKM can produce the "based on Rockman" model without anyone's permission but they can't use the formal name, logo, etc. Dunlop owns all that stuff, I think, so even if they agreed to license the right to produce "official" digital models to IKM, Scholz would be a non-player. And as Scholz hates computers and digital stuff :roll: I can't see him getting involved with this sort of thing on his own.

Still, I have pretty fair confidence in the AmpliTube "based on Rockman X100" model. Digital models (not least IKM's) are getting pretty good these days. If I recall aright, the currently available officially licensed ENGL Powerball model in AmpliTube is identical to the "based on" model that preceded it. Basically, ENGL checked out the "based on" model and said, "Oh, yeah, that's good. We can approve that.", and then the "based on" model "magically transformed" into the officially licensed model if you already owned it (which was actually pretty cool on IKM's part, as they could have easily charged for an "upgrade" there).

I'm no expert, but I gather that loads of people used Rockman stuff both in-studio and live back in the '80s and into the '90s. I really don't know much about the Rockmans (Rockmen?), but they fairly scream "Eighties!" 8-) so I think I might find a place for the Boston 100 in some of my synthwave tracks or something. :mrgreen:
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Re: IK Welcomes Joe Satriani!

Postby guitarkite » Tue Jan 28, 2020 11:22 pm

I had an original Rockman years ago, and used it live and in the recording studio. Although it has a distinctively unique (some would say "dated") sound, I personally LOVED playing through that super tight, compressed tone! It seemed to make every squeal, pinch harmonic, and whammy dive just "jump out".

Looking forward to the upcoming release, if for no other reason than just to try to relive my youth. :D
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Re: IK Welcomes Joe Satriani!

Postby guitarkite » Fri Jan 31, 2020 10:18 pm

Does anyone know what the time-frame for the Amplitube Satriani release is? I already did the preorder.
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Re: IK Welcomes Joe Satriani!

Postby kgmessier » Sat Feb 08, 2020 1:23 am

guitarkite wrote:Does anyone know what the time-frame for the Amplitube Satriani release is?

I'd like to know the answer to this as well.
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Re: IK Welcomes Joe Satriani!

Postby Peter_IK » Sat Feb 08, 2020 1:32 am

We expect to release AmpliTube Joe Satriani this month (February 2020)
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Re: IK Welcomes Joe Satriani!

Postby kgmessier » Sat Feb 08, 2020 1:33 am

Peter_IK wrote:We expect to release AmpliTube Joe Satriani this month (February 2020)

Great news! Thanks, Peter.
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Re: IK Welcomes Joe Satriani!

Postby carlaz » Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:17 pm

Peter_IK wrote:We expect to release AmpliTube Joe Satriani this month (February 2020)

Oh, cool! New toys! :mrgreen:
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