IK Multimedia is back with another update this time AmpliTube 5 and it’s a big one. I’d be lying if I said I’ve totally exhausted Amplitude 4 and I’ve barely scratched the surface with their MixBox (that review coming soon). However, I am excited about this update. The amount of control they’re implementing for users is amazing, this is definitely a step in the right direction and hope other companies take notes and follow suit.
AmpliTube 5: What’s New
- Completed redesigned GUI
- Up to 2,400 impulse responses per cabinet
- 143,000 Impulse Responses in total
- 400+ gear models
- Brand New Sound Engine
- New Cabinet Engine With VR Technology
- Integrated effects from T-Racks
- Industry-standard sound with DSM™ (Dynamic Saturation Modeling) and VRM™ (Volumetric Response Modeling) technologies for Hyper-Realistic emulation of real-world gear and the best sounding models
- Adjustable microphones allowing you to mic the cabinet exactly like you would in a real recording studio
- Multi-Track Looper is great for capturing ideas.
- Imports multiple formats: Wav, Aiff, Caf, Flac, MP3, and sd2
AmpliTube 5: Overview
I really like the time they’re taking with the precision of the impulse responses. There’s 143,000 in total, that’s a lot! With that being said, I can’t wait to load my own into this beast, just to see what I get. If you haven’t worked with IRs (Impulse responses), you must give them a try. It’s even more fun creating and experimenting with your own. IRs will not only change how you approach production but also sound design.
Now, I’m not trying to get anyone excited but the simple fact that they’ve taken some units from T-Racks and added them to Amplitude might be an indication of more units also being made available for ‘The MixBox’ … Crossing fingers here.
It would also be impressive the same IR technology incorporated into future updates of T-Racks (or MixBox).
More info on Amplitube can found via IK Multimedia