Last week at Musicmesse 2012, Blackstar Amps unveiled their new
and "revolutionary" ID Series of Programmable Amps.
Watch our own Jamie Humphries put the amp through its paces and
hear the sound of what blackstar call "the culmination of more than
seven years technical research and development"
This is what Blackstar say about their new ID Series:
Our new ID: Series represents a truly groundbreaking
achievement, combining unique innovations, an intuitive,
traditional control set and the versatility of programmability.
In the five years since its launch, Blackstar has led the way in
the innovation of guitar amplification. The ID: Series represents
the culmination of more than seven years technical research and
development. The unique controls allow you to custom design your
own sound, store it and then have the confidence that the amp will
perform in a live environment.
Blackstar's patent-applied-for True Valve Power offers six
distinctly different power valve responses - EL84, 6V6, EL34, KT66,
6L6, KT88. When engaged it delivers the response, dynamics, sag and
break-up characteristics of a valve amp and uniquely delivers the
same acoustic power output as an equivalent valve power amp. This
means that for the first time ever, in an affordable series of
amplifiers, these products deliver live without compromise - True
Valve Power means loud as valve™.
The Voice control has six different channels - Clean Warm, Clean
Bright, Crunch, Super Crunch, OD 1, OD 2. When used together with
Blackstar's patented ISF control you can get the exact tone you're
The effects section delivers studio quality modulation, delay
and reverb effects simultaneously that you can store with your
Deep editing and storing of patches is simple using the supplied
Blackstar GUI software. Patches can be shared, uploaded and
downloaded via our online community. The USB connector also allows
you to record your amp directly to your computer.
An emulated output, MP3/line input and midi footswitching
functionality complete the package.
By using the unique Voice control, patented ISF and
patent-applied-for True Valve Power, these amplifiers allow
unparalleled flexibility and ease of use, enabling you to in
effect, design the sound in your head and deliver it live as loud
as valve™. Individuality is power!