29 Mar 2021

American Songwriter on AmpliTube 5

“I was truly astonished as soon as I opened it”

Recently American Songwriter gave a glowing review of IK Multimedia's AmpliTube 5. Supporting the songwriter community for over 35 years, American Songwriter is a respected resource for the latest news, information and coaching from the music industry, and definitely worth checking out if you haven't already.

First impressions
The reviewer begins by recognizing how significant the upgrade is. "AmpliTube 5 is a complete overhaul of the amp modeler thousands of guitarists use to explore new tones and record release-ready music. From the completely redesigned GUI to the recaptured gear, AmpliTube is truly born again.

The GUI is absolutely stunning. Both the standalone app and the VST are fully scalable to any screen you work on. I greatly appreciated that all the gear is visible in front of me as if I had just walked through the doors of a guitar-playing producer's heaven."

If you're a producer always looking for an arsenal of great guitar tones at your fingertips, you'll love AmpliTube 5.

American Songwriter

The new cabinet section and gear
Going in-depth into how IK's new Volumetric Impulse Response technology has improved AmpliTube's cabinet section, the reviewer continues: "These aren't just one size fits all captures. Every nuance, parameter, volume pot, mic and cab placement sounds capture a 3D image of the rig of your dreams.

Though a lot of these amps have familiar names that you've known from previous versions of AmpliTube, every little nook and cranny has been completely remodeled to give you the most realistic sound, feel and dynamic yet."

Recording tracks
Plugging in and working on a song, he explains "I had AmpliTube 4 running on my guitars previously, and while it sounded amazing, the amps on Amplitube 5 (especially the "American Clean MKIII mixed with the Diode Drive) made me play more dynamically and inspired me as the real amp would.

It takes a little fiddling at first to make sure you're not pushing anything super hard, but it is just simple gain staging that I would have needed to do regardless if this was software or live amps.

And in case you're wondering, my computer isn't decked out like crazy either. It's a 2015 Mac Mini. This marks a huge "check yes" for me."

The conclusion
"Just like how little CPU AmpliTube 5 takes up on your computer, it will take little on your wallet as well. If you're a producer always looking for an arsenal of great guitar tones at your fingertips, you'll love AmpliTube 5."

Thank you, American Songwriter! We couldn't have said it better ourselves. We'll just add that bass players love AmpliTube 5 too!

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Read the full review at American Songwriter here

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