30 Apr 2021

5 ways to get great guitar and bass tone

MusicRadar shares some tips on using new AmpliTube 5

AmpliTube 5 is here. It's time to dive in and explore all the new sounds and features. Our friends at MusicRadar just posted an article on how to get a great tone in AmpliTube 5. It follows the 5 steps in a typical user's workflow. Here are some of the helpful highlights.

Start with the presets
"The fastest way to find your tone is simply to browse and sample the massive database of presets included in AmpliTube 5. Once you find something you like, you can further tweak it to taste and save it as your own preset with your own tags and keywords."

Creating a signal chain
"Setup is easy. Just drag and drop any model into place to build or re-position even the most complex rigs quickly. AmpliTube 5 features 129 new gear models, including 100 completely re-captured cabinets, while the legacy gear has been remastered to sound better, too."

The advanced cabinet section
"For AmpliTube 5, IK completely re-engineered the Cabinet section with an all-new DSP. All 100 cabs were remeasured with an impressive number of impulse responses per speaker. You can place two mics per cab and also two mics in a selection of room environments to produce the best sound and ambience."

Newly redesigned Custom shop
In case you're missing a piece of gear, "Open day or night, the new Custom Shop has been totally redesigned with a more modern, easy-to-navigate interface. AmpliTube CS now allows multiple purchases, making it easy to get a custom chain at once."

Tweaking the final mix
"Once you have a complete signal chain in place, AmpliTube 5 has a built-in mixer to tweak your overall sound even further. The mixer offers panning, levels, busses and effects. Choose from a selection of 19 built-in rack effects, some derived from IK's production workstation T-RackS 5, to polish your sound to perfection."

There's still one more way to get a great tone in AmpliTube 5. That's with one of our AXE I/O interfaces or a Z-TONE DI or Z-TONE Buffer Boost pedal. All four come with versions of AmpliTube 5 and feature IK's patent-pending Z-Tone® impedance-adapting circuit that interacts with your guitar's pick-ups to give you a wide range of tonal flexibility. Use your JamPoints to get the best deal.

Read the full article on MusicRadar

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