So, from my experience: If you want the overall app buy the Amplitube. The presets are really good, with tons of power and character available and you can tweak setups easily by navigating the different sections. But they are not shown in a logical sequence. I know, I know- experience tells me that I should kow by now than to put my faith in any kind of amp modelling, but. Firstly, you can't play feedback like you can with your real world amplifier. This is the most cost effective way of getting exactly what you want - duplicate your hardware in a virtual environment.
It's just an effect after all. Find out more and buy AmpliTube 4 from the. For example there are 3 Jimi Hendrix presets called Third Stone from the Sun - the first one is separated from the latter two by three other presets, two of which are metal core ones as an aside the second one of those is jolly convincing. Once again, you can adjust it using the controls or the graphic. The only limited to the length of a loop is the available disk space. That said, I wouldn't like to have to perform too many adjustments on a stage while an impatient audience looks on.
To me, thinking that a collection of Ampeg amps is anything like a complete take on bass amp modeling is like thinking that a collection of Ford cars and trucks is a complete take on automobiles. Computers are replacing guitar amps with software in place of pedals. Ampkit: Almost as complete as the Amplitube, but the recorder is only one track, the play along have only start and stop, you can not stop in the middle of the song and start again. I make may be having a compression legalization parallle cosmtique but then it is very well done. Aside from the standard AmpliTube 3 package, they've got a variety of different flavors, from Metal to Fender® to Jimi Hendrix.
And because they are software and not powered by real valves they won't break down or wear out. You can, however, create user presets to mitigate this hassle. With a Mac a thunderbolt interface would seem to be the way to go, although I am not familiar with the current Mac range of options. The configuration, however, is rather easy. The simulation of the effects is out of this world including the phaser.
Copying and pasting, for example, is a chore: there is no option to duplicate recorded audio and have the duplicated segment placed at the end of the previous one. Suffice it to say that you will not believe how amazingly fast your ears and brain work. The noise gate pedal helps a tad as well. In addition to playing with the interface of a Vibroverb or a bassman in front of the eyes. Then the microphone choices and placements, then the room size, and then the microphone and room mix control.
Still easy if your not. And you still can't reorder the effects, either, though if you use X-Gear a free download for registered users you can combine elements from different AmpliTube products to create monster rigs. Secondly, the L word: latency. AmpliTube Fender includes 12 amps, 12 cabinets, nine microphones, six pedals and six rack effects. All of these new amplifiers have been created via the same methods and technologies that have made the AmpliTube brand name synonymous with world-class sound, hyper-realistic tone and extreme accuracy. Our favourite amp is definitely the '57 Deluxe, but each model offers something slightly different.
This was the only real frustrating aspect of AmpliTube for me. The Deluxe version more than doubles the gear you get. Ram disk: Sound Card: Realtek High Definition Audio The software works he correctly on this configuration? Easy to use and configure. Many consider these applications as garbage, waste of time, useless etc. The competition includes Native Instruments Guitar Rig, Peavey Revalver for obsessive fiddlers amongst other things , Line Pod Farm, to name just a few.
I know what to look for when it comes to metal tones, and I'm always looking for some sort of modeler that can produce those famous 5150, Recto, Savage 120, etc. I for one have only two limbs normally usable at desktop height, which means I cannot play my guitar and start the looper at the same time. Advocates of the crazy Digitech Whammy pedal will also be thrilled to set foot on the wild Wharmonator. You get some gear with it, but a lot of the gear is available for individual purchase or in bundles. I have not had to deplore incompatibility. But the included presets offer so many different tonal colors that it's a very cool tool for creating textural contrasts between different lines and different sections of a song. These are the tools we use to express our inner groove.
The Play along is good. In addition to the many cab types, you now get two flexible close mics and a stereo room mic option. If you're constantly fighting the sim, you're not going to be able to play to your fullest potential. Don't forget, also, that Amplitube and therefore these modules can be used in live performance. I shall not list what is and what is not included in each version as this is likely to change over time as new modules become available. One can use the play along without any hick-ups. I have a Zoom G3X, which has 95 effects but only 21 amplifier models, bizarrely missing some of the later classic Marshalls and the models are a bit primitive - so it might be time to trade that in for a Digitech 500.
The course uses AmpliTube 4 throughout and is a great way to find out how you can use the software to tweak and setup your own tones and effects combinations. Seems like only some people get this, though. It simulates its range of gear with considerable accuracy and fidelity. I still like using the Mesa amps in Amplitube but I also like Thermionik amps and the new V3 player from Brainworx. I am a fan of this technology for some time.