IK Multimedia Amplitube 2
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IK Multimedia Amplitube 2

Amplitube 2, Software Simulatore di Amplificatori from IK Multimedia in the Amplitube series.

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webstersays 20/08/2008

IK Multimedia Amplitube 2 : Recensione di webstersays (content in English)

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This program installed without any problems. I didn't have any kind of compatibility issues with mine. It was okay to configure - there was one confusing thing where you have to tell it what your inputs are, and this step wasn't clear in the manual. You have to let the program know where your audio is coming from in the Settings menu. The manual is overall okay, but again it did skip over this step.

SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

I have a Dell computer with an Intel processor, 2 GB of RAM, and I use Windows XP and Cubase for software. Amplitube works just fine with those specs. It doesn't use that much CPU power, maybe only 5 percent which is good when you look at how powerful this software is. It also seems pretty stable, I don't think it has ever caused any crashes or other problems.

OVERALL OPINION

I have been using this software for about a year. There are really a huge amount of options for your guitar sound with this software. A short list of the things you can edit are amp head and cabinet, the mic used to mic the cabinet, EQ, compression and many other effects, stomp boxes, and there's even a "rack mounted" tuner! IK Multimedia provides a lot of good sounding presets to get you started on finding the tone you want. I found that this software stacks up very well with Guitar Rig 3, and it's less money. You can change your sound so much, it's hard not to be able to find what you need, and without it sounding overly harsh or digital. If I had to complain, I would say that the interface is a little but counter-intuitive. It can be hard to find what you're looking for. Say, if you select a preset and you want to remove reverb, that reverb could be coming from many places within the software, so it can be a pain to suss out problems. For the price, you are getting a great sounding, versatile amp sim though. I would definitely get this again.