IK Multimedia AmpliTube Fender
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IK Multimedia AmpliTube Fender

AmpliTube Fender, Software Amp Simulator from IK Multimedia in the Amplitube series.

Wedges2 04/20/2011

IK Multimedia AmpliTube Fender : Wedges2's user review

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Getting started is a breeze. Pop the disc in, install it, and authorize it, run it. It's just an effect after all. It's a very simple plugin too. You have a lot of options but they are all very easy to understand. The hardest parameters are probably the ones reguarding the individual effects, like compression, if you don't have experience with it. 4 screens: effects, amp, mic, racks. All very intuitive if you're a guitarist. Still easy if your not.

SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

It is one of my more CPU intensive effects. Not that it's that bad but it will take up more than an EQ or reverb. I run a Gateway 2.0GHz dual core, 2GB RAM computer. I've been using it for over a year. It is a stable plugin. Never had problems with it crashing. Works fine on Windows XP.

OVERALL OPINION

It is really as good as you make it. By that I mean you need a good guitar sound running through it to really get a good tone. It's got everything you need to make a good guitar but you just got to work with the effects, pedals, mics, amps, etc to get what your looking for. To help out they have a ton of presets which are usually what I use and then make simple tweaks to them. I don't think it's as good as a live guitar if your running a guitar vst through it but it's a close second. RealStrat + Amplitube Fender beats out G1 Electric Strum any day.

I'd definatly make the choice to buy it again. I would take a look at all of the Amplitube plugins and find the one that is right for you. I've only tried Fender but I'm sure they are all quality products.