IK Multimedia Intros AmpliTube 4 for Mac and PC

IK Multimedia has upgraded AmpliTube, their guitar and bass effects plug-in for Mac and PC, to version 4. The new version offers an advanced speaker cabinet section, new speaker modelling, five new British amplifiers, a new acoustic simulator pedal, an additional “effects loop” slot between the preamp and power amp sections, a built-in 8-track DAW, a tuner, a looper section, and more.

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AmpliTube 4 Key Features:

  • “Hyper-Realistic” tone
  • 3D Cab Room w/ selectable room simulations
  • Dual Mic placement on any speaker
  • Individual speaker selection
  • Speaker interaction modeling
  • Cabinet mixer for mics, room, DI and master level
  • New British Series Amps
  • Power Amp/Speaker dynamic response
  • Acoustic Simulator
  • Effects loop slot between pre and power amp
  • Universal effects placement
  • Rack effects can be used as stomp effects
  • Stomp effects can be used in rack section
  • 8-track DAW/Recorder
  • 4-track Looper
  • UltraTuner
  • Built-in Custom Shop

Pricing and Availability. IK Multimedia’s AmpliTube 4 for Mac and PC will be available October 2015 via the IK online store and select music instrument retailers at a price of $/€149.99 (or for 150 Gear Credits from the AmpliTube Custom Shop). IK is currently taking pre-orders for AmpliTube 4 at a limited-time discounted introductory price of $/€99.99 (or for 100 Gear Credits) to everyone.

Additional information is available at the IK Multimedia website.

8 thoughts on “IK Multimedia Intros AmpliTube 4 for Mac and PC

  1. If its not available until next month, why advertise it now? I wish all these companies handled thing like NI handled Reaktor- no fuss, no build up- announce it when we can actually use it….I will come back when its actually out, people have tried it and there is some useful user feedback…bored of speculation about how things that don’t exist (to the users) may work or sound….

  2. Ultra, hyper… My guess is they’re going to run out of superlatives soon, as this video almost came across as parody. I mean, they couldn’t even stop for five seconds to let us hear the acoustic guitar simulator…

    *sigh*

  3. Hyper realistic tone just doesn’t seem as good after listening to Ultra realistic tone. Actually I believe some developer has created Hyper realistic tone with improved recipe but still I wonder if it’s comparable to Ultra realistic tone especially when you take into account the 30% extra over the previous regular Ultra?

  4. So they changed the speaker emulation only and they haven’t touched the amp sim at all? Too bad. I’ve been using Rewire impulses for that quite some time now.

    1. Of course competition is good and I’m glad you found something you like (and congrats to them for porting their iOS app to the desktop where we’ve been for over a decade, as well as being in an upcoming video game) but note that alleged “AmpliTube killers” have come and go over the past 13 years or so and we look forward to continuing to set the bar. One review said it best with regard to the Mesa Boogie models that are receiving near-universal acclaim (and is an example of yet another no-compromise company coming to the leader in amp sim technology to make virtual models that clearly sound most like the real thing): “the Boogie collection is simply astonishing… – it has made every other Boogie sim out there obsolete, yes it is even better than Scuffham’s model… Better than Revalver, better than Bias, if this is where IK’s game is, then next months AmpliTube 4 is going to slay us.”

      So yes, AmpliTube can get not only get tones like Bias but also even better, as is the case with the “AmpliTube killers” we’ve seen come and go. We’re not playing games with tone, and we broke into the mobile market to pave the way, instead of breaking out of it to port apps from a lower-horsepower platform.

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