- 14 guitar amps
- 7 power amps
- 16 speaker cabinets
- 6 microphones
- 21 stomp effects
- 11 rack effects
- … and a tuner?
Then I compared the $300 the software cost against the tens of thousands of dollars it would take to buy the actual equipment. Sheee-it! This was an easy choice.
But how’s it sound? Look, there’s no point in anyone trying to tell me that there’s no way this software could compare to a real amplifier. I’ve heard my guitars through the different amps and effects in this collection, and all I can say is “Fuck a Marshall”
Okay, so I agree with the folks who said that the effects are a little weak, but the tone modeling of the amplifiers is very convincing. Sure, maybe Jimmy Page could tell the difference, but I guarantee that the average guy on the street couldn’t. I don’t know about you, but I’m not making music just to impress Jimmy Page.
I’m not saying that this software has replaced everything. I still have an Alembic F-2B preamp that I use for my Stratocaster. I love the sound that I get on my Ampeg V4 using my old Ibanez Destroyer. But I still use Amplitube 2 quite a bit. It holds its own very well against the outboard gear. So far no one has asked me which amps are real and which amps are software. So far everyone who has heard me recordings have assumed that all the amps are real. That’s all that needs to be said about it.
“Amplitube 2 offers everything needed
to craft your own signature tones.”
– IK Multimedia