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AmpliTube® X-GEAR™ Now Available For All 'Powered by AmpliTube' Users

IK Multimedia is proud to announce that the new AmpliTube X-GEAR 1.1 has been released as a free download for a limited time to all registered StompIO™ users and all registered owners of at least one “powered by AmpliTube” product including: Ampeg® SVX, AmpliTube Jimi Hendrix ™, AmpliTube® 2 and AmpliTube Metal™. AmpliTube X-GEAR is the first completely expandable guitar amp and effects modeling software system, available as a plug-in and standalone version for Mac/PC...

X-GEAR allows you to mix and match all the gear models from all current and future “Powered by AmpliTube” products in a single host interface, providing seamless control over every parameter directly from StompIO, or any generic MIDI controller. X-GEAR gives you the ability to build the ultimate mega-rig of truly custom guitar and bass tones, live and in the studio.X-GEAR represents the first fully modular, customizable and expandable modeling software environment, providing instant access to more than 150 superbly modeled amps and effects from AmpliTube 2, AmpliTube Jimi Hendrix™, Ampeg® SVX, the soon to be released AmpliTube Metal, and even more from all future “Powered by AmpliTube” products.

When these products are loaded into X-GEAR, you can build superior modeled guitar and bass rigs with (currently) 51 stomps, 26 amps, 33 cabinets, 11 mics and 23 rack effects on 2 series/parallel rigs. Plus, with AmpliTube’s exclusive separate Pre, EQ and Power Amp stage modeling, you have the ability to build your custom amp within a staggering 180,000 combinations for a unique personal sound that is unmatched by any other modeling product, hardware or software.

X-GEAR is also seamlessly integrated out of the box with the new StompIO, USB stage controller and audio interface for AmpliTube, giving you complete control over your entire rig, live and in the studio. In a live environment, X-GEAR + StompIO can be operated with no need to connect the computer screen, keyboard or mouse, with patch switching, pedal control, an amp and effects parameters display and more. Tweak settings with everything at your disposal like you would with a traditional hardware floor processor, but with staggering power and the superior sound of a software-based system. In the studio working with your preferred DAW, you will be able to fully record and automate your guitar or bass tracks without putting down your instrument or doing tedious post-editing operations. The combination of X-GEAR, StompIO and the entire AmpliTube range of software together make for the most powerful amp and FX system ever made.

Additionally X-GEAR can also be operated with traditional MIDI controllers for basic up/down preset switching, stomp on/off switching and wah/volume operation, with simple association and MIDI learn functionality.

AmpliTube X-GEAR Features:

• Provides a single host interface for all “powered by AmpliTube” products (AmpliTube 2, Ampeg™ SVX, AmpliTube Jimi Hendrix™, AmpliTube Metal, and all future “Powered by AmpliTube” products) with full mix and match over all the modeled gear• Allows complete integration with StompIO audio interface/floor controller• Allows full automation of each opened model’s parameters• Allows MIDI controls with MIDI learn functionality• Opens and reads all “Powered by AmpliTube” presets• Works both as a RTAS/AU/VST plug-in and standalone version on Mac/PC

Price and Availability

For a limited time, AmpliTube X-GEAR 1.1 is available as a as a free download for all registered StompIO users, AmpliTube 2 users and all registered users of at least one “Powered by AmpliTube” product*: including Ampeg® SVX, AmpliTube Jimi Hendrix™ and AmpliTube Metal.

* AmpliTube 2 Live™, AmpliTube 2 DUO™ and Ampeg SVX UNO™

www.ikmultimedia.com/x-gear

By our press release coordinator Thursday November 30, 2006