18 January 2007 — IK Multimedia is proud to announce AmpliTube 2 Jimi Hendrix Edition, the first authentic software recreation of the complete guitar amp and effects rig of Jimi Hendrix, one of the greatest and most influential guitarists of all time. Hendrix contributed to change the way music was made and how electric guitar was played, leaving a permanent mark on the generations of guitarists and musicians that followed. Together with Authentic Hendrix, the official Jimi Hendrix foundation, IK is bringing you the first guitar amp and effect modeling software focusing on Jimi Hendrix which can be used not only to recreate authentic tones of popular Hendrix tunes, but since the modeled gear in this products is in such high demand by guitarists, AmpliTube 2 Jimi Hendrix Edition is a fantastic tool for many styles of modern rock from hard rock to punk, alternative, progressive and pop.
AmpliTube 2 Jimi Hendrix Edition includes models of extremely rare and collectible vintage stomp boxes, amp heads, and cabinets, putting the sound of expensive and hard to find gear at your fingertips. The exciting news for thousands of AmpliTube 2 users is that the Jimi Hendrix Edition can also expand the available stomps, amps and cabinets inside AmpliTube 2! By integrating the two products you can double the amount of vintage stomp box models inside your AmpliTube 2 rig and add some of the collectible amps and cabinets that guitarists crave the most. Whether you want to get that classic Jimi Hendrix tone or treat yourself to the most desirable collection of vintage effects and amp gear ever offered in software, the AmpliTube 2 Jimi Hendrix Edition is the ultimate add on to AmpliTube 2!
The Jimi Hendrix Edition is powered by the award-winning AmpliTube 2 engine featuring DSM™ (Dynamic Saturation Modeling) for achieving the most accurate emulation of guitar amps and effects. IK has also gone the extra mile in accurately modeling all the most important components of the Hendrix by collecting the original stomps, amplifiers and cabinets of the same period and fine tuning the software emulations by ear with precise craftsmanship to achieve incredibly realistic results.
AmpliTube 2 Jimi Hendrix Edition Features:
- 5 modules including tuner, stomp pedal board, amp head, cabinet+mic and rack effects on 2 series parallel
- 9 Vintage Stomp Effects models
- 4 Vintage Amp models
- 7 Vintage Cabinet models
- 5 Microphone models
- 4 Rack Effects models
- Available as a VST, RTAS, AU plug-in (as well as a standalone application) for Mac OS X and Windows
AmpliTube 2 Jimi Hendrix Edition has an MSRP of $249/€199 (tax excluded) and will be available within the first quarter of 2007.
AmpliTube 2 users will be able to upgrade to the Jimi Hendrix Edition at a special reduced MSRP of $199/€169 (tax excluded).
There will also be a StealthPlug AmpliTube 2 Jimi Hendrix Edition, combining the software with our 1/4″ to USB audio interface cable fo0r immediate plug-n-play in any Mac or PC for $299/€249 (tax excluded). More information on availability will be announced soon.