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IK Multimedia Amplitube 3 Review

Amplitube to the Power of  Three IK Multimedia was one of the pioneers in guitar amp simulation software with their famous Amplitube launched in 2002. The Italian company comes back eight years later with the third version of their flagship product. And what's new you ask? read more…

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JoeW1's review (AmpliTube)

By JoeW1, 25/03/2013
Amplitube made by IK Multimedia is compatible with Windows Xp , Vista , 7 or MAC.

The manual that is included with the software is quite detailed , enough to get more than a basic understanding of the program.
The setup doesn't require a lot of time or effort , it's very fast and easy to set.

SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

The software works great in its configuration.

The software is stable , level of stability is huge , very well settled product from IK Multimedia as you would expect.

I'm getting great performances creating my own sounds with this amp.

OVERALL OPINION

This product has 5 separate modules: Tuner, Stomp effects Pedal board, Amp Head, Cabinet and mic.
I really like the 160 included gear models , 51 effects , 31 Amp models , 46 Cabinet emulation , 15 Studio Microphone models and a lot of cool features.

The depth of the emulation and the quality is stunning , and combining with the effects you get a result that is as close it can get to a real guitar.

I also like the Drag & Drop which is very useful and doesn't take a lot of time.

My opinion about the value for the price is amazing , you can get this product for about 200$ , but getting such a musical tool for this amount of money is great.

Precision and quality of the sound is without a doubt probably the best it can get , not a single amp gives such a richness to the sound , such a power , depth and timbre.

I've tried several models , Amplitube and Guitar Rig are top ones for me , I pretty much put them on the same level.

Knowing what I know, I would get this product again , really love how simple is , how cheap it is and how great it is.
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An interesting evolution from the previous version, but with a real latency problem (Amplitube 4)

By tarz200tdi, 31/03/2016
To begin with, my review only intends to be an average user's review - I'm not a geek or anything, my computer is quite correct but ages slowly.

My config: POD HD300 with all contents deactivated (amps, fx, cabs) used as a soundcard, to an iMac i5 from late 2011 with 8GB of RAM.

The first overall constatation is very positive, espacially compared with Amplitube 3 which never managed to convince me to let my POD HD down (into Garage Band), which sounds were quite better (cleaner, more realistic, more dynamics, in a word more of a real mic'ed amp than a digital bee-like tone). With version 4, it's way easier to get a "real sound", which can entirely be set up as you like (amp, fx, cab, speaker, mics and so on), plus with a real interaction between all elements. Grain-wise, I finally feel a real pleasure playing on computer-based models (with lows that hold up, musical hi-mids and dynamics at both your right hands and volume knob). My POD only (temporarily?) owes me keeping it to its role as a soundcard.

Yet, I have a real latency problem. This already was a problem with Amplitube 3, but reversely. Here's the problem:
> in standalone mode, Amplitube 3 worked very well, but using it as an AU plugin in Garage Band was just horrible
> with Amplitube 4, it's just the other way around: standalone mode offers a horrible latency (with the buffer set at 512), but everything goes well in GarageBand after faking I intended to record, unless I try to create a new, quite complex preset, then latency goes nuts again. No problem, you record again, start a new countout, stop and it works!

I want to make it clear that this latency problem occurs while CPU and RAM uses are still very, very low.

Finally, after detailing these problems which may owe as much to my equipment and rather modest qualities as a user as to the software itself, it's a coherent product for training and home recording.
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News Software simulators IK Multimedia

IK Multimedia turns your computer into a Mic Room

Published on 12/01/15
IK Multimedia has released Mic Room, a new microphone-modelling T-Racks module aimed at making the "re-miking" process easier and more accessible.

Amplitube 4 now available

Published on 10/29/15

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