IK Multimedia AmpliTube
IK Multimedia AmpliTube

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

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Average Score:4.5( 4.5/5 based on 13 reviews )
 6 reviews46 %
 5 reviews38 %
 1 user review8 %

JoeW1's review

IK Multimedia AmpliTube
Amplitube made by IK Multimedia is compatible with Windows Xp , Vista , 7 or MAC.

The manual that is included with the software is quite detailed , enough to get more than a basic understanding of the program.
The setup doesn't require a lot of time or effort , it's very fast and easy to set.


The software works great in its configuration.

The software is stable , level of stability is huge , very well settled product from IK Multimedia as you would expect.

I'm getting great performances creating my own sounds with this amp.


This product has 5 separate modules: Tuner, Stomp effects Pedal board, Amp Head, Cabinet and mic.
I really like the 160 included gear models , 51 effects , 31 Amp models , 46 Cabinet emulation , 15 Studio Microphone models and a lot of cool features.

The depth of the emulation and the quality is stunning , and combining with the effects you get a result that is as close it can get to a real guitar.

I also like the Drag & Drop which is very useful and doesn't take a lot of time.

My opinion about the value for the price is amazing , you can get this product for about 200$ , but getting such a musical tool for this amount of money is great.

Precision and quality of the sound is without a doubt probably the best it can get , not a single amp gives such a richness to the sound , such a power , depth and timbre.

I've tried several models , Amplitube and Guitar Rig are top ones for me , I pretty much put them on the same level.

Knowing what I know, I would get this product again , really love how simple is , how cheap it is and how great it is.

BeyondR's review"Great Amp"

IK Multimedia AmpliTube
There weren't any kind of compatibility issues with IK Multimedia - AmpliTube.
The manual provided by the soft is quite clear and enough to understand the basic functions.

The general configuration and setup is quite simple and fast, in just a couple of minutes you would have your own guitar AMP that you can use to get some great sounding guitars or even use on other instruments to get some weird effects.

The typical functions are quite accessible and clear and are easy to follow the way the soft works, every preset is well placed to be easily found and use.


The software works good and the gear is stable , however sometimes I had my Daw crashing because of this AMP, so keep that in mind to save your project along the way.
I'm getting good performances regarding emulating a real guitar sound , you know those Coldplay'ish sounds.
I've been using this Amp for a while, I would say a couple of years , and it's a great program.


What I like most about it is that it doesn't require a high cpu performance, I also do enjoy the design that is quite amateur but that's the catch, that way the work flow goes much much faster and more pleasant. I like also how much presets it provides and how you can contemplate something really unique and manage to achieve that effect or sound.

The price of this product is not very high so it's available to anyone, it doesn't cost much , around 200 $.
Precision and quality of sounds as I mentioned are great, this product is one of the top regarding amp emulation.

Knowing what I know, I would buy 2 programs , this product and as well Native Instruments Guitar Rig that is quite fun to play with.

Hatsubai's review"Not a huge fan"

IK Multimedia AmpliTube
Amplitube is one of the plethora of modelers out there for the computer. Basically, you get some sort of mic pre or interface, plug it into your computer and then plug your guitar into the interface. This will allow you to play amp models and effects through your computer. The application itself can either be stand alone, or you can enable it in your favorite DAW. Either one will work perfectly fine, but I have a feeling anybody who is doing recording will enable it via their DAW. I didn't experience any compatibility issues with it, so there are no issues there. I never read the manual, so I can't comment on that. It's pretty easy to set up, and everything is laid out in a mostly easy to understand manner.


I experienced some stability issues with this program. It would crash randomly, and I would have memory errors for whatever reason. My computer is no slouch, so it had to have been the actual application causing the issues. I never experienced the program hogging up too much memory, but it still took a decent chunk. If you're running a computer that's a bit dated, this software might not be the best. The worst part was the way it sounded. It sounded very much like a harsh and sterile modeler. I wasn't able to dial out that specific treble that modelers have, and the feel was atrocious. The effects weren't that great, either.


If you're looking for some sort of amp modeler out there, I recommend the many free solutions. Not only do they cost nothing, but they also sound better. Just get some sort of impulse loader for your DAW and you should be good to go. I can't really recommend this software, but I've heard some decent tones out of it from other people, so I can't totally dismiss it.

Wills01's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

IK Multimedia AmpliTube
Like all other plug-ins "guitar", Amplitube installs without problem. I recommend just not to skimp on the quality of the cable to connect the guitar and the sound card. Without necessarily buying a "monster" ... must pay the price. I've never needed the manual, everything is so clear to use the product. What strikes me is that levels seem to always optimized (it does not saturate, regardless of the number of items stacked).
Not a single crash either, or in stand alone or VST


No performance problem on my PC (Dual Core 3GB + 2GB Ram). I bought "combos" of NI and I tried other plug-ins (Guitar rig,. IK Amplitube is really "over." Guitar Rig for example, artificial sounds nearby. The Digital Reverb and Chorus Digital are incredible. He just needs a little more flexibility in the use of noise gate of WW ... For the implementaiton Midi does not exist. ... It seems it happens
Only iTone brings sounds different important and therefore complementary, otherwise Amplitube sufficient to my happiness with my electric guitar.


I use it for 6 months and I do not regret my investment. I expect two things of IK:
- Version: acoustic guitar (or adapted presets)
- A little "midi" to work at least WW
- A bank of presets available on the Web
- A noise gate easier to use to make Gilmour!
Go ahead, test it and see it's the best the market (be careful to choose a good cable!)

Mamaz's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

IK Multimedia AmpliTube
- Besides the copy protection (unfortunately useless), it is very easy to install RAS
- No incompatibilities
- Easy to configure, you can download a pack of 200 presets (clean, distortion, FX, Artists AZ), and of course edit their own settings with one click.
- No need for manual but there know a minimum amps and guitars


- Then, PIV 2.4 Ghz 1G DDRAM, RME DSP Multiface

- Works very well, and if it goes through a tube preamp (I have an ART DPS GT12ax7C with a lamp), both say they believe it!

- The main advantage of numerical modeling, we have the opportunity to have a very wide range of sounds at your fingertips. And we win a lot of time, and spend the reagge Metal, jazz to country ... a few clicks.
As such AmpliTube is great, laplupart desired sounds are believable, some surprising, even if none are true, it peaked in terms of sound illusions.


I use it for two years, with a preamp overheated in the ass, and a few small cuts, it's a bomb.

I also like the Warp VST and distortions that are extremely powerful on their own "before" the mix,
the greenAmp is a notch below, but remains an alternative.
Marcus Brody12/04/2004

Marcus Brody's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

IK Multimedia AmpliTube
Everything said above t ... You really do not know expr to install this plug ...


Config: Athlon 2400 +, 512 DDR RAM, M-BOX ...
It works nickel (intrt ago!) And I can fuck a lot without a paddle or a crackles ...
The sound of this plug is nice

The presets are really not bad at all and make your own sounds is really a copy of ease ... Some nice paramtres: distance from the micro speaker, lamp power is used ... Trs really full!

Attempting to play LIVE (since Amplitube Live does not exist on PC), Ben has given very little even in the retouching ... Too bad ....

EDIT: good APRS more tests, I prfre the vamp for recording ...


For over a year I use this product (as Protools LE version) and your exact is nice!
Well I had with the promotion of the mbox but I dj test before (which was even more motivated my purchase of this card) ...
The ratio quality / price is not great even when (420 in Playback must be out) BUT your exact is the! I RPET: STRONGLY version of Live for PCistes .... EDIT: just happened

bENORMUS's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

IK Multimedia AmpliTube
Easy very easy
See what others have already said this.


My config is quite comfortable 1 GB of RAM AMD 2600+ and it turns to Amplitube fingers in the nose, except that it has no fingers to turn pale but its number of herbs guitarists.
Many presets are available, we can add over time and thereby be taken to Santana, Hendrix, The Edge, ...
Do not have an exceptional guitar, or pre-amp ddi worthy of the name, I can say that a simple low-end Epiphone sound almost like a Fender Strat 3000 euros grace this plug-in which I worships.
Of course in absolute prfrerai I record a super skyscraper on a Roland JazzChorus but lack of resources, this plugin allows me to illusion.


For me this is the best amp simulator available in comparison with Izotope Trash parat me really means in terms of sonorits.
on the other hand must forget what plug-ins for bass. In fact I think he has a way to kill any lower, although registered or not.
I will say one thing to conclude: "Amplitube IK Multimedia, waiting only you!"

pfelelep's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

IK Multimedia AmpliTube
Installing a brutish simplicity. interface clear and Designed. you read the manual you?


Well it's that kind of plug sr eats cpu. but good to know what you want, the less cpu will make dots in mixdown as usual. on my dual 1GHz G4 Cubase 5 I 3-4 turns max.
I find the sound of this excellent plug-in. He caught up with number of shots and bass guitars lctriques dsastreux the sound. in direct use it is perfect, high gain attention to breath.
as often on the guitar multi-effects presets are mostly poor and blinds got reverb and other hacks. some presets for the low low boostent Manir really EXAGRES (3-band eq on rgls gain maximum / minimum frquence !!!). Half of the amp is russia MODELS, MODELS for the speaker is less bright: 3 of about eight offers can be used.


A product a bit expensive but does exactly the rle with many refinements.

benjjj's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

IK Multimedia AmpliTube
No pb to install ...
It is better to install in VST (I find it less demanding on SX)


Under SX insert eats 20% resource


The sound is monstrous ...
Very versatile ...
Fo qd even spend a little time to tweak ...

cybermax3d's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

IK Multimedia AmpliTube
For résumé: click, click, click ... and it is OK


I use it to play live (I go ... my guitar directly into my Terratec and I RESORS to the mixer) .... Of pure happiness .... For someone who does not want to invest a fortune in amps but would like their sound, this plug is for you .... It offers an incredible range of sound

Perspective latency and CPU usage .... With my little PIII 800 A MIDI track towards Battery (Drumkit from hell), a bass track (line with AmpliTube) and a guitar track (line too, with AmpliTube Obviously) .... and it is OK with a latency of 2ms!!


A plugin great but why only 4 presets !!!!!! It must be intelligently choose 4 or so sounds, you need a little redneck in the wings that changes the set of presets
I speak for use with live MIDI control with pdalier ....

Why ??????