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K Multimedia releases T-RackS Saturator X for Mac/PC Analog saturation magic for digital recordings

May 17, 2016 Comments off

May 17, 2016 – IK Multimedia, a global leader in music production software and hardware, is pleased to announce the release of T-RackS Saturator X – a new T-RackS digital signal processor module that imparts the color, flavor and saturation effects of classic analog audio processing gear to digital recordings.

T-RackS Saturator X for Mac/PC from IK Multimedia
T-RackS Saturator X is a plug-in that can be used on individual tracks or on the master fader in a user’s favorite DAW. It provides simple controls that let users select from 10 modes of saturation effects that span the panorama of classic analog gear. It also features a Brickwall limiter and oversampling options.

 
Comprehensive Warmth and Growl
From tape to tube to transformer to transistor, T-RackS Saturator X provides options – 10 individual styles of saturation and distortion from the gentle, subtle hint of drive from a slightly overdriven transformer to the full-on, aggressive “in-your-face” mayhem of tubes driven beyond their limit… and everything in between.
 
Saturator Operator
T-RackS Saturator X is intuitive and extremely easy to use.  It can be used as a plug-in on the individual tracks in a mix or as part of the T-RackS signal processor chain. It works by imparting distortion into the digital signal path which by its nature doesn’t typically change or alter the linearity of the frequency response and harmonic pattern of a signal. The introduction of distortion simulates the way analog circuitry behaves especially when pushed beyond its limit.
 
The controls on the Saturator X are straightforward and intuitive: Input Gain, Output drive (can be independent or inverse linked controls), Saturation Mode select, Brickwall limiter engage and Oversampling select.
 
10 modes of Analog
T-RackS Saturator X provides users with 10 saturation modes that accurately deliver the behavior of the analog hardware component and circuitry or medium, selected for their special or unique character. The modes include replicated models of classic analog processors; there are 2 “tape”, 2 “master soft saturation”, 2 “tube”, 2 “solid state” and 2 “transformer” modes from which to choose. This comprehensive offering covers a full palette from the very subtle “color” of the transformers to the more pronounced and downright “nasty” distortion from tubes and solid state circuit designs.
 
Magic Eye Metering
Saturator X also features a “Magic Eye” VU meter that quickly gives users a vintage-looking, visual indication of the amount of saturation being applied to the incoming signal.
 
Brickwall Limiter
T-RackS Saturator X also has a built-in Brickwall Limiter feature. When engaged, the Brickwall Limiter ensures that the saturation level never overdrives the signal to the point of harsh digital distortion that can ruin a recording.
 
T-RackS Modeling – in a class of one
Saturator X is part of the growing family of T-RackS signal processors, the leader in digital signal processors for professional audio production used in recording studios around the globe. All T-RackS processors are available from the T-RackS Custom shop, a free plug-in and standalone audio processing workstation, and can be taken for a test drive as a full featured demo without restriction for a 14-day period.
 
Pricing and Availability
T-RackS Saturator X is available now from the IK online store for $/€79.99, or from within the T-RackS Custom Shop for $/€79.99 or 80 Custom Shop Gear Credits. T-RackS Saturator X may also be downloaded from the T-RackS Custom Shop and operated as an unrestricted demo for a period of 14 days before purchase.
 
*All prices excluding taxes
 
For more information, please visit:
 
To watch T-RackS Saturator X in action, please watch the video:
http://www.ikmultimedia.com/trsaturatorxvideo
 
To download a free version of the T-RackS Custom Shop, please visit:
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IK Multimedia releases AmpliTube 4 for Mac/PC: hyper-realistic tone, control and feel

October 29, 2015 Comments off

October 29, 2015 IK Multimedia is proud to announce that AmpliTube® 4 for Mac and PC is now shipping. Offering exciting new features and gear, it marks a major upgrade to the world’s most popular and powerful guitar & bass tone studio: It includes the most advanced speaker cabinet section ever developed, new speaker modeling, 5 new British amplifiers, a new acoustic simulator pedal, a built-in 8-track DAW and a whole lot more. AmpliTube 4 offers more realism, more gear, better sound, more flexibility, more functionality, more tone and just plain more everything than ever before – quite simply, it’s the most powerful guitar & bass tone studio ever released. And there are now multiple versions that let musicians tailor their AmpliTube experience for their specific needs.

AmplTube 4

Tailored tone
There are now 4 ways for musicians to experience the tone sculpting power of AmpliTube 4:

AmpliTube 4 is the major upgrade for existing users of all AmpliTube products as well as new users who want to experience all the cutting-edge features of the latest version of the ultimate guitar and bass tone studio. It comes with 9 amplifiers, 10 stompboxes, 10 cabinets, 29 vintage and modern speaker models, 3 microphones, 2 rack effects and 2 tuners. Players can restore all of their previously purchased gear models using the “restore my gear” feature in the AmpliTube Custom Shop.

AmpliTube 4 Deluxe takes the standard version of AmpliTube 4 and kicks it up a notch with over 100 pieces of additional gear that includes amplifiers, stompboxes, cabinets and more. This version is perfect for players completely new to AmpliTube who want to jumpstart their inspiration with a massive spread of creative processing options to choose from.

Now users can enjoy the ultimate guitar and bass tone studio via three different versions and one limited-time-only bundle – each offering revolutionary features, powerfully inspiring gear and hyper-realistic tone, control and feel

AmpliTube Custom Shop is the free version of AmpliTube that’s a great way to check out the ultimate guitar and bass tone studio. It lets users demo amps from the Custom Shop – all new features and gear are available via Custom Shop purchase.

And, for a limited time, in addition to these three versions, users can purchase the AmpliTube 4 + AmpliTube MESA/Boogie® Bundle. This special bundle lets musicians grab the two newest AmpliTube products for one seriously discounted price for a limited time. AmpliTube MESA/Boogie is the official collection of the iconic brand’s most popular high-gain dream machines, all in one place. Players get official models of the Mark III, Mark IV, Dual and Triple Rectifiers and the TransAtlantic TA30.

Hyper-realistic features
If there’s one word that defines the upgrades that AmpliTube 4 brings to the table, it’s “hyperrealism.” It brings together a number of first-of-their-kind features that let users interact with and experience their virtual gear in a way that feels as realistic and natural as having an actual physical piece of gear in the room.

The new Cab Room lets users mic their cabinets in a full selectable 3D recording environment with up to two microphones. It’s the most realistic and advanced cabinet section ever made. In fact, it’s so realistic that users can even customize their cabinets with different individually modeled speakers – AmpliTube 4 comes with 29 vintage and modern speakers to choose from. And they can pick and place different mics to find each speaker’s “sweet spot.” There’s even a mixer that lets musicians mix the levels of their speaker mics, room ambience, direct amp signal and more.

AmpliTube 4 comes with 5 classic British amplifier models with matching cabinets that give users access to some of the best British tones of the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s. Each amplifier has been modeled utilizing a new-to-AmpliTube technology that precisely replicates the dynamic interaction between the power amp and the speakers.

Its new Acoustic Sim pedal lets players easily transform their electric guitar signal into a perfect acoustic guitar sound with the touch of a button. It also comes with UltraTuner, an extremely precise digital tuner and Looper, a 4-track MIDI-controllable recorder/looper that’s perfect for sketches, practice and experimental performance. And, for more complex arrangements, AmpliTube 4 now also includes an8-track DAW with full per-track EQ, pan, level, mute and solo functions.

But perhaps what’s most exciting about AmpliTube 4 is that these features are just scratching the surface of all the creativity and sonic potential awaiting within.

Pricing and availability
AmpliTube 4 is available now via the IK Online Store and select music instrument retailers for just $/€149.99* or 150 Gear Credits from the AmpliTube Custom Shop.

AmpliTube 4 Deluxe is available now for $/€299.99 (or 300 gear credits) from the IK Online Store and Custom Shop, and in the United States it is exclusively available at retail from Sweetwater Sound.

And, for a limited time, users can purchase a new bundle that contains AmpliTube 4 and AmpliTube MESA/Boogie® as part of the AmpliTube Power Duo promo for just $/€199.99 (or 200 gear credits) – a savings of $/€100 off the combined retail price.

AmpliTube Custom Shop is available as a free download from the IK Multimedia web site.

*all prices excluding taxes

For more information, please visit:
www.amplitube.com/4

A free version is also available here:
www.amplitube.com/cs

To see AmpliTube 4 in action, go to:
www.amplitube.com/4videos

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