IK Multimedia Releases AmpliTube Jimi Hendrix
Anniversary Collection -
IK Multimedia, in collaboration with Authentic Hendrix, LLC,
announces the AmpliTube® Jimi Hendrix™ Anniversary Collection, an
expanded and updated version of its renowned AmpliTube Jimi
Hendrix™ software for Mac and PC, featuring new officially
licensed, ultra-accurate models of genuine Hendrix gear. The
updated set provides users with even more options for tapping into
Jimi's legendary sonic artistry.
Named to commemorate the recent 70th anniversary of Jimi Hendrix's
birthday, the new collection runs inside the AmpliTube Custom Shop
software, which can be used as a DAW plug-in or as a standalone
application, featuring a built-in 4-track recorder and
speed-trainer. In addition to being released in the collection, all
the Hendrix models are now available for à la carte purchase from
the Custom Shop.
The new gear was modelled using IK's state-of-the-art modelling
technology, resulting in remarkably authentic representations of
the original units. The collection expands the acclaimed AmpliTube
Jimi Hendrix™ gear lineup of 4 amps, 7 cabinets, 5 microphones, 10
stomps and 4 rack effects, with 3 new amp models and a classic tape
echo. Combined, there are 34 pieces of must-have vintage guitar and
bass equipment, all of which have helped define the history of rock
and modern music.
New gear in the collection:
The SilverTwelve (model is based on the
Silvertone® Twin Twelve 1484) is a 60W tube head with a separate
2x12 cabinet, which Hendrix used in the early part of his career.
The amp produces a powerful clean sound and a gritty distortion,
and has stood the test of time from the psychedelic era through the
Grunge period and into today's modern rock.
The JH Gold (model based on a Marshall® JTM 45)
is "the" amp that Hendrix used almost exclusively from 1968 on. He
liked to crank it to full volume and chain multiple heads to
produce a huge, mind-blowing wall of sound. The new model has been
reworked from the ground up, using IK's DSM™ and SCC™ modelling
technologies, and includes both the Normal and Treble channels,
plus fully modelled channel bridging.
The JH 1200 (model
based on the Sunn® 1200), is a high-powered tube bass head.
Concertgoers at any Hendrix show between 1967 and 1968 would have
seen an entire backline consisting of Sunn amps and cabinets. As
with many amps from the psychedelic era, the ultra-loud 1200 was
popular with both guitarists and bass players.
The EP Tape Echo
(model based on the Maestro® Echoplex) is the gold standard of
vintage tape-echo units. Hendrix liked experimenting with it to
produce wild psychedelic effects in the studio, and he used it
heavily during the recording of Electric Ladyland.
Open to All
Because all the Hendrix models are available in the Custom Shop,
users of other AmpliTube versions, including the free AmpliTube
Custom Shop, have access to these models for individual
The Custom Shop is the IK exclusive online gear shop and is
integrated into AmpliTube software and plug-ins. It provides users
with a huge range of amps, cabinets, microphones and effects that
can be purchased individually. The "Try Before You Buy" feature
makes it possible to download a fully functioning version of any
model to audition it prior to purchase.
The AmpliTube Jimi Hendrix™ Anniversary
Collection is the latest addition to the IK family of
guitar and bass products that, thanks to IK's unmatched modelling
technologies, offers products with the best names in guitar effects
and amplification such as Fender™, Ampeg®, Orange®, Soldano™,
Seymour Duncan™, T-Rex®, and the rock icon Slash™.
Pricing and Availability
The full version of AmpliTube Jimi Hendrix™ Anniversary
Collection is available for €79.99 (ex VAT), as a digital
serial-number delivery that can be purchased inside the AmpliTube
Custom Shop or from the IK Online Store. Previous users of
AmpliTube Jimi Hendrix™ and AmpliTube 3 are be eligible for a
special upgrade price of only €29.99 (ex VAT) for a limited time.
Each of the new models will also be available individually inside
the AmpliTube Custom Shop with a price ranging from 20 to 30 Gear
Credits - the currency used inside the Custom Shop for single gear
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