IK Multimedia has introduced AI Machine Modeling – a new artificial intelligence powered system that they say is their most revolutionary amp modeling technology yet.
AI Machine Modeling software lets you, without any custom hardware, model the sound of any amp, cabinet or combo, plus pedals like distortion, overdrive, fuzz, EQ or boost. They say it can do this accurately enough that the results are “virtually indistinguishable from the real thing”.
The system works by analyzing your dry signal against the processed signal, and then creating an algorithm that models your hardware rig. Complete rigs are entire signal chains including amp + cab, and different types of FX pedals such as overdrive, distortion, boost, EQ and wah.
It’s unclear at this point if this technology will have useful applications beyond guitars. If it could model effects chains applied to synths, it could be very useful for synthesists.
IK has a variety of audio comparisons at their site. They say that AI Machine Modeling is ‘coming soon’.