IK Multimedia has released AmpliTube 2 (App Store link) for iPod touch, iPhone and iPad:
Turn your iPhone/iPod touch into the ultimate mobile guitar and bass multi-effect processor and mobile recording studio! Use the AmpliTube iRig interface adapter to connect your guitar to your iPhone/iPod touch/iPad and you are ready to rock!
Play, practice and record anytime, anywhere with world-class guitar and bass tones right in the palm of your hand. AmpliTube for iPhone gives you incredible ultra-realistic tones and effects, plus full multitrack recording capabilities in a convenient mobile app, all from the leader in analog gear modeling software for professional recording studios.
5 new stomp effects available as in-app purchase
Improved sound with DSP parts derived from AmpliTube and T-RackS for Mac/PC Apps (www.amplitube.com, www.t-racks.com)
Built-in recorder with re-amping
Multitrack recorder with 4 tracks and master FX section with 3 effects available as in app purchase
Export your recordings and mixes as high quality audio files or send them by email as MP3s
Import songs as backing tracks directly from your iPod library on your device or your computer using file sharing or Wi-Fi
Speedtrainer for slow down/speed up imported songs without affecting the pitch
Up to 50 songs can now be imported
New preset naming feature
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At the 2008 Winter NAMM Show, Eric Barbour of Metasonix introduced the G-1000 Fucking Fucker (not the sucking fucker), a high-end tube amp that brings Barbour?s interest in using using vacuum tubes in original ways to amps.
We caught up with Eric at the show and this was what he had to say about the new amp.
OK – you’ve got the most powerful synths ever, and you’ve got the most powerful computer gear ever, and you’ve got the most powerful kick ass tracks ever – what are you going to play them on?
The NAT Audio Magma, of course – designed to be the most powerful tube amplifier ever built.*
The NAT Audio Magma is capable of blasting its raw power at 4 or 8 ohms with a frequency response of 10-10,000 Hz. To produce this power the Magma relies on three different tubes: the 6N1P-EV, the 6N30P-DR, and the Eimac 450TH.
In order to handle this power, the Magma utilizes an unusual direct-heated NOS amp design that runs into a DC-coupled all-tube circuit, which allows the amp to achieve a damping factor of 20. In addition, the power and output transformers are rated for 1000 watts, and the power supply capacitance is over 500 joules. The Magma weighs in at 88 lbs. and will set you back $55,000 for a pair of the monoblock amplifiers.
*NAT say they have produced the most powerful single ended in the world. Continue reading →
NAMM Show: DigiTech, a leading manufacturer of guitar and bass multi-effects processors, and a Harman International, introduced the GSP1101 1U Modeling Preamp/Processor.
Featuring the latest in modeling from DigiTech, the new 1U rack processor will include two AudioDNA2 super chips exclusively designed by DigiTech. The GSP1101 will feature top-level control knobs such as Gain, Bass, Mid-range, Treble and Amp Level for quick, easy tone shaping as well as front panel guitar input and headphone output are for easy access.
Additional features include: Over 120 amp, cabinet, preamp and effects models including vintage stompboxes, 40 Tone and 40 Effects Libraries totalling 1600 exclusive DigiTech tone combinations, a large LCD screen, a stereo effects loop, global EQ, balanced stereo XLR and 1/4″ outputs, an internal power supply, a chromatic Tuner, USB computer connectivity with audio streaming and editor software, MIDI in and Thru and expression and footswitch inputs.
A targeted MSRP has been set at $779.95 with expected delivery in the Spring of 2007.