IK Multimedia AmpliTube UA For All Android Devices

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PRESS RELEASE: IK Multimedia, the leading player in mobile guitar tone technology, has just announced the release of AmpliTube® UA. It’s the first real-time guitar amp and effects processing app for all Android phones and tablets that gives musicians the freedom to rock out any time and anywhere with their favorite Android mobile device. The companion app to the soon-to-be-released iRig® UA universal digital interface, AmpliTube UA gives musicians with Android devices – version 4.2 or higher and that support USB host mode/USB OTG – the ability to experience the flexibility and full tonal power of a portable customizable guitar rig complete with 3 stompbox effects, an amplifier, a cabinet and a microphone.

Introducing IK Multimedia iRig Pads

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I know that for me one of my biggest challenges when making music at home on the computer is trying to get my drum tracks to sound lifelike. I hate that overly mechanical, ultra-quantised, every-hit-sounds-the-same MIDI drum sound that’s all over the place. I agonise over drawing in my own drum parts one note at a time in the MIDI window. Lately I’ve been using IK Multimedia’s iRig Keys to do it instead, which introduces an extra layer of realism (typically I’ll do one pass for the kick and snare and another for the cymbals). But now IK Multimedia has announced something that will make this process more intuitive and performance-oriented than my awkward keyboard-tapping: iRig Pads! There are jillions of things you can program this thing to do but I know that for me it’s exactly what I want to get more lifelike drum performances onto my tracks. It works with your iOS device or computer. Here’s the press release: Read More …

IK Multimedia and Orange “Tiny Terror” Giveaway

amplitube_orange_iosPRESS RELEASE: IK Multimedia, the global leader in digital modelling technology, announced a collaboration with Orange Amplification® to kick off the exciting release of AmpliTube Orange for iPhone/iPad by giving musicians the chance to win over $2200 in hardware and software music creation prizes! Entries will be accepted on the IK Multimedia website through April 30th, 2014!

“We’ve been creating amp-modelling gear for over 12 years now and you have GOT to hear it to believe us when we say: this is the best one yet – AmpliTube Orange is a real-time mobile Orange amplifier and effects studio featuring digital models of 5 classic and modern Orange guitar amplifiers and one Orange bass amplifier. Each amp and cab model has been meticulously recreated, both visually and in sound to deliver spot-on Orange tone any time, everywhere.” 
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IK Multimedia releases AmpliTube Orange for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch

amplitube_orange_iosPRESS RELEASE: IK Multimedia, the leader in mobile music-creation apps and accessories for iOS devices, is pleased to announce a new iPhone, iPad and iPod touch app that will delight Orange Amplifier fanatics around the globe: AmpliTube Orange for iPhone/iPod touch and AmpliTube Orange for iPad. Officially licensed and developed in close partnership with Orange Amps, AmpliTube Orange is a real time mobile Orange Amplifier and effects studio featuring digital models of 5 classic and modern Orange guitar amplifiers and one Orange bass amplifier. Each amp and cab model has been meticulously recreated in both looks and sound to deliver spot-on Orange tone any time, everywhere. Read More …

COOL GEAR ALERT: IK Multimedia iRig Mic HD

irig mic hdPRESS RELEASE: IK Multimedia, a global technology company and leader in mobile music-creation apps and accessories, today announcediRig® Mic HD, the first high-quality digital handheld microphone for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Mac. iRig Mic HD improves on IK’s groundbreaking and highly popular iRig Mic, by offering pristine digital audio quality and multi-platform compatibility for all generations of iOS devices and Macs, in addition to its practical handheld form factor and other convenient features. Read More …

NAMM: IK Multimedia iRing Motion Controller

iring_main_image718x450b4_srgbWow, IK Multimedia just doesn’t stop innovating. They’re not content with making my all-time favourite amp simulator (AmpliTube 3), the brilliant T-Racks Custom Shop, the iRig Stomp, the iLoud speaker… nope, they have to go and develop iRing, the first motion-tracking controller for iOS music apps and more, letting you control effects and other parameters in real-time. I can’t wait to hear what folks do with this in terms of composition, production and performance! Here’s the press release:

January 7, 2014 – IK Multimedia, a global technology company and leader in mobile music-creation apps and accessories for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, today announced a new technological breakthrough in mobile music making and app control: iRing™, the first motion-tracking controller for iOS music apps and more. Now musicians and others can control sound effects and other parameters of their favorite apps, in real time, using hand position, freeing them from needing to touch the screen. Read More …

My New Song ‘Blue Shadow Glow’

a1561738367_2Hey folks. Well, Christmas is over (along with its general pressures and stresses), my massive magazine deadlinepocalypse is now behind me and I can get back to working on the fun stuff. Like music. This week I recorded a track using solely my Ibanez Iron Label 8-string with Seymour Duncan Pegasus and Sentient pickups. In this case I wanted to just use the Sentient so I could show off just how versatile it is, so that’s all you here here, on every guitar part. Even the ‘bass’ is actually the 8-string with the lowest string tuned down to E. I used IK Multimedia’s AmpliTube 3 for amp sims and T-Racks Custom Shop for EQ and dynamic processing, in Presonus Studio One for recording and mixing. The drums are Drumkit From Hell Superior by Toontrack. And here’s the song, with a little more info about it afterwards…


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