IK Multimedia is proud to present a series of new videos from guitarist extraordinaire, Alex Skolnick. There are five videos in all covering the four AmpliTube X-GEAR pedals plus a final overview video.
As an original member of Bay Area thrashers Testament and currently with Metal Allegiance and the Alex Skolnick Trio, Alex is a versatile New York improviser who knows how to create exciting tones in AmpliTube 5 and now using AmpliTube X-GEAR pedals.
Aleks kicks off the series with X-SPACE, which features 16 all-new reverb effects leveraging IK's latest AmpliTube technologies. Enjoy!
Alex Skolnick on X-SPACE
The X-SPACE is a reverb pedal, but it's really so much more. I want to play some of the sounds that are beyond reverb and this pedal has a lot of those. I really like this one. As you can see, it inspires a lot of ideas!
This week Alex dives into the AmpliTube X-TIME delay pedal. Watch as he explores a sampling of its many delays and features.
Alex Skolnick on X-TIME
All of these sounds inspire different ideas. There's so much fun you can have with this and that's just a fraction of what can be done on the X-TIME.
For this 3rd episode, Alex explores the AmpliTube X-VIBE modulation pedal. Watch as he plays through a variety of luxurious presets.
Alex Skolnick on X-VIBE
That seriously reminds me of those sounds that you used to have to go into a major recording studio and use one of these big expensive rack units to get. It's that quality in this little pedal.
In this 4th episode, Alex checks out some of the classic and more modern tones of AmpliTube X-DRIVE. Watch along as he then connects X-DRIVE to X-TIME to create a killer sound for soloing.
Alex Skolnick on X-DRIVE
A lot of these tones remind me of being in the studio. Just getting that quality of digital gear that's usually a lot more costly and a lot bigger too. It's so convenient, affordable, works as your interface and with your AmpliTube software. I highly recommend it.
Come back each week for the rest of the series with Alex!
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