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  1. The first stomp box guitar interface for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad IK Multimedia, a world leader in mobile music creation apps and tools, is proud to announce the shipping of iRig STOMP. iRig STOMP is the first stompbox guitar interface for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. For the first time, guitar and bass players can now integrate their favorite iOS signal processing apps into their existing live pedalboard setup for enhanced tone shaping and effects processing using an iPhone/iPod touch or iPad. iRig STOMP is based on the wildly-popular AmpliTube iRig interface and iRig STOMP is compatible with any iPhone, iPod touch or iPad guitar amp or instrument app. With its compact, standard stompbox shape, iRig STOMP is packed with many smart features found here for the first time in an iOS audio accessory. Watch the . Watch how you can into your existing live pedalboard setup. Features: Compact, durable yet lightweight, aluminum-cast enclosure integrates easily into any traditional pedalboard. Can be used inline with other effects pedals or directly connected to amplifiers or PA systems using regular ¼” guitar cables with no need for adapters. Large input gain knob provides precise adjustment of the signal for perfect guitar and bass levels. Active battery-powered output circuit improves headroom, especially when used with high-gain amplifiers in the AmpliTube app, reducing feedback and crosstalk when recording. The bypass switch allows engaging or bypassing the AmpliTube app chain of effects – like a traditional stompbox – for seamless integration into any existing rig. Ultra-compact form factor can be easily carried on the road. Features a 3.5mm/1/8” jack for silent practicing with headphones. Includes AmpliTube FREE app from the App StoreSM and can be used with any other guitar processing app that uses the iOS mini-jack including Garage Band®. Pricing and availability Get an iRig STOMP for $59.99/€44,99 (excl. tax) from electronic and music retailers around the world, and from the IK Online Shop.
  2. There's a Group Buy going for T-RackS 3 Deluxe right now. Best part is it already starts off discounted 60%. When 2000 people join, everyone gets a free Black 76 or White 2A single of their choice. The TR3 Deluxe Crossgrade qualifies too, so even if you don't own any IK products yet, you can buy either the Black 76 or White 2A single to qualify, then get the other as your free single when we reach 2000. That's T-RackS 3 for as little as $99.99. http://www.ikmultimedia.com/deluxepromo
  3. Stevie what do you think of it? Have you gotten the latest 3.5.2 update? We're going to be adding new gear to the Custom Shop this month!
  4. Thanks jonnyg! We've just released the much anticipated AmpliTube 3.5 Custom Shop. It's now 64-bit, and includes the all new Custom Shop where you can try and buy officially certified models from some of the top names in gear - Fender, Orange, Soldano, T-Rex, and more... with still more to come. Best of all it's FREE for everyone. The base version includes 4 amps, 9 stomps, 5 cabs, 3 mics, 2 rack effects, and a tuner... all completely FREE! From there, you can build you own custom setup at the Custom Shop. http://www.ikmultimedia.com/amplitubefree Thanks, and enjoy!
  5. IK Multimedia is proud to announce the release of AmpliTube 3 Custom Shop, the updated 3.5 version of IK's leading amp and effects modeling software. The Custom Shop is an entirely new tone shopping experience that is like visiting a real guitar store, but one that is open 24/7 right in the comfort of your own studio. The AmpliTube Custom Shop has the widest offering of legendary, officially certified brands and a price model affordable to anyone for building your truly custom tone. Every new user can start by downloading a FREE, fully functional version of AmpliTube 3 - both a standalone application and plug-in - with a collection of 24 gear models (9 stomp boxes, 4 amplifiers, 5 cabinets, 3 microphones, 2 rack effects and digital tuner) for recording and mixing in their favorite Mac/Win DAW, for playing on stage or practicing at home. Then with the new Custom Shop feature - directly accessible within AmpliTube using an online connection - over 200 gear models of stomp boxes, amplifiers, cabinets, microphones and rack effects can be browsed, auditioned and purchased à la carte. These include officially certified models from legendary guitar and bass brands such as Fender™, Ampeg®, Orange®, Soldano™, Seymour Duncan™, Groove Tubes®, Gallien-Krueger®, Jet City Amplification™, THD®, T-Rex® and many others, with more models and brands coming in the future. Each model can be tested for free (for a period of 2 days every 2 months) before purchase, just like trying out an amp in a physical guitar shop. Gear models are sold in the Custom Shop using Gear Credits and are priced between 5 and 20 credits each. Gear Credits are sold in packs from a minimum of 20 credits to a maximum of 500 credits, with individual gear models starting as low as $3 each! With the AmpliTube 3 Custom Shop, now everybody can build their own personal gear collection with a level of customization never seen before and at prices never so affordable. Current AmpliTube 3 users will be able to download the new 3.5 version for free and have full access to the new Custom Shop as well as many new features: 64-bit plug-in compatibility, an improved preset browser with full graphical display of the rig, 4,000 new "patch" slots that store controller information with the presets, improved integration with IK's range of controllers (like the StealthPedal and StompIO) with full programmability directly from AmpliTube, improved MIDI control, "sequences" for organizing live playing presets and much more. 24 brand new, previously unreleased amp and effects models from Fender™, Orange®, Soldano™, T-Rex® and more are available at the opening of the Custom Shop for previous AmpliTube 3 users to expand their collections using the new à la carte purchase model. Users of AmpliTube Fender™, Ampeg® SVX, AmpliTube Metal, AmpliTube Jimi Hendrix™ and AmpliTube 2 Live will be able to use all of their existing gear models in the new AmpliTube 3 FREE version which includes the Custom Shop. All the user's gear is available inside the new AmpliTube 3 "shell" which allows users to take advantage of the full features of AmpliTube 3 that were not available in their packages - similar to what was previously done with AmpliTube X-GEAR - as well as access the new Custom Shop to expand their model collections. All other registered IK users will also find AmpliTube 3 FREE in their user area for immediate download. http://www.ikmultimedia.com/amplitubefree
  6. We've got audio clips posted for the much anticipated new models coming to AmpliTube Custom Shop - Soldano, Orange, T•Rex, Mu-Tron... Listen to All Demos Here. Visit our Facebook for the latest news about Custom Shop - release dates, pricing, and 64-bit updates. We're also revealing screenshots of the new gear here! Here is the first one...
  7. iOS Apps are pretty basic. They're not designed for that level of integration. Right now AmpliTube can only work with live audio in from the headphone jack or built in mic. I don't think you can mix and match input and output devices on the iPhone/iPad at all.
  8. You can import your GB mixdown, bring it into AmpliTube through your iPod library, and then record your guitar there. You can continue to mix in the 8-track recorder in AmpliTube. If you want it back in GB, you will have to jump through a few hoops, mostly ones imposed by Apple... You need to solo the guitar track and export for file sharing back into iTunes on a Mac, open GarageBand on the Mac, create a GB project, and then import it back into GB on your iPad. This is because GarageBand on iPad can only import GB projects from a Mac.
  9. iRig outputs the appropriate signal level to work properly with AmpliTube. There is also the iRig Mic which has begun rolling out. It is an electret condenser, and was designed to deliver the signal level needed for VocaLive.
  10. Thanks, dbreslauer. You are correct. We try to advise people that may want to mix and match amps and effects from AmpliTube Fender, AmpliTube 2, and VocaLive (to be added to the AmpliTube 2.2 update) that they should purchase AmpliTube 2 first, and then add the others to AmpliTube through the ADD GEAR menu. If you purchase these apps separately, you will not be able to use them together in one app.
  11. You can record into AmpliTube or VocaLive. There are FREE versions of both. iRig and iRig Mic will both work with GarageBand on the iPad, too.
  12. Sonik Synth does have a healthy selection of synth sounds comprising Bank about 2GB in Bank A. But it also has tons of real instruments, with about 4½ GB of real instruments in Banks B through G. Sonic Reality also did all of our Xpansion Tanks, which are dedicated libraries consisting of instruments such as piano, drums, bass, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, symphonic strings, world instruments, and more. So Sonic Synth is really a lot more than just synth sounds. It has some of my favorite SampleTank sounds, like a couple really excellent ragtime tack pianos!
  13. LOL! But have you gotten Sonik Synth 2 yet?
  14. Great news, and very timely. I've just learned that we're starting a sale on the very T-RackS "SINGLES" that I just mentioned! We're selling them for just $39.99/€29.99 each, from now until April 30th! So now's a pretty good time to dip you toe in the water and try your hand at mastering your own tracks. And... we've also extended the "HOTBUY" on AmpliTube Fender and Ampeg SVX for just $99.99/€74.99 each until the end of the month.
  15. Thanks jonnyg! That's right, 500mb sound library, no strings attached! (well, maybe some guitar strings and piano strings...)
  16. Thank you Benton! Yes, we have a very nice mastering suite called IK Multimedia T-RackS. We acquired and modeled some very rare old school tube gear. T-RackS technically stands for "Tube Racks", but it is appropriate that it is named after a dinosaur as well, since the equipment we modeled is so rare it's almost extinct. We have extremely accurate models of one of the best Fairchild 670s left, a Pultec EQP-1A, and modules from an ultra-rare Calrec "polar" console that was originally used at Abbey Road Studios. The role of the mastering engineer is often misunderstood, and has only become more obscured in the digital age. Originally, mastering engineers' primary job was to prepare a recording for a particular medium, such as vinyl. If there were sharp transients, the needle could actually jump out of the groove. If the tracks were too loud, the songs might not all fit on the platter. Plus, albums were often collections of recordings made at different times, often with different performers. The recordings could vary greatly in volume and sonic qualities. So the mastering engineer's job was also to make all of the songs on an album sit together as one cohesive work. From this grew the practice of "sweetening" a record. In the age of digital and mp3s, it seems that the objective is just "louder than the next guy." This 'Loudness War' is unfortunate, because the push to be ever louder in a medium that has an absolute maximum of 0dB has sacrificed the dynamics and the nuance of many performances. Our mastering effects are designed to preserve transparency with processors like the Opto Compressor, or add warmth and 'magic' with the Vintage Compressor 670 and Vintage Equalizer EQP-1A. And we also have processors for loudness with precision, like the Brickwall Limiter, Classic Multiband Compressor, and Linear Phase Equalizer. When used responsibly, these processors will give your mixes extra character, while preserving the character that's already there.
  17. I have a beta 57A and a beta 58A, and I highly recommend either. The difference is really that the betas are supercardioid instead of cardioid, less proximity effect, have lower handling noise and higher output, and a wider frequency response on both top and bottom. The result is a more transparent mic that is going to sound closer to a condenser than a s regular SM57/58, and be all around better for vocal application in the studio. The betas are particularly good choices in the studio for vocalists who perform better on a handheld mic. But if you want the sound of rock & roll, I'd still recommend the good 'ol SM57 for snares and guitar cabs. You'll notice the SM57 is the default mic we use in AmpliTube 3, as well. If you want less highs, go with the 57 over the 58. The 58s, whether SM or beta, are voiced differently, to boost the sibilance frequencies for vocalists. But that doesn't mean it is necessarily going to work better for you personally. Only way to know is to try them.
  18. Honestly, you can't go wrong with a good ol' Shure SM58 for vocals. A lot of classic albums have actually been recorded with SM58s, because some vocalists feel more comfortable with a handheld dynamic than a large diaphragm condenser.
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