This first-ever, officially authorized software by the MESA line-up comes with over 100 factory and artist presets to get you started, with additional presets available in the AmpliTube Preset XChange on the IK Multimedia web site. The addition of these inspiring MESA/Boogie amp models to AmpliTube Custom Shop means the world's biggest library of officially authorized virtual guitar gear just got even bigger.
With IK Multimedia's range of interfaces for mobile devices and Mac and PC, getting tone from AmpliTube is as simple as plugging into an amplifier. iRig 2, iRig HD and iRig PRO are IK's latest generation of interfaces that allow players to plug in and get pristine, pure sound quality from their Mac or PC (or iPhone or iPad).
The amplifiers and cabinets available in AmpliTube MESA/Boogie include:
MESA/Boogie Dual and Triple Rectifier
THE standard for modern high-gain heavy guitar tone. The Rectifier amps are aggressive amplifiers for aggressive players. Effectively two different power section versions of the same amp introduced in 1989, these amps deliver maximum tone flexibility and serious rock attitude. Both have played a major role in defining the sound of grunge, metal and countless other forms of hard and heavy music. Each amp offers 3-channel, 8-mode operation and varying levels of tube saturation, plus a switchable virtual tube/solid state rectifier section. Soul, personality and feel: The Rectifiers provide a tremendous range of sounds that can be everything from crushingly percussive to liquid and elastic. These amps provide a high-gain response that can't be found anywhere else.
MESA/Boogie Mark III
This amp from 1984 is the first original 3-channel "Tri-Modal Amplifier" design. It features an amazing set of sonic sculpting tools via its original three-channel setup: Rhythm, a distinct midrange "Crunch" Rhythm and a Lead channel with independent gain and master volume controls. And, just like on the hardware amp it's based on, it features a full spread of tone controls as well as the vitally important Boogie 5-band Graphic EQ section. When combined, it provides for a huge range of additional tone tweaking options that make it easy for players to easily recreate the sounds they hear in their heads.
MESA/Boogie Mark IV
An improvement on a classic, this amp from 1990 takes everything that made the Mark III the standard for Boogie tone in that era and makes it even better. Three big sounds with individual controls define the tone palette for this powerhouse of a unit. Its three channels allow it deliver an incredibly wide sonic array that stretches from sparkling clean tones to ultra high-gain lead sounds that are rich with harmonics and sustain. It's the very definition of MESA/Boogie's signature high-gain sound.
MESA/Boogie TransAtlantic TA-30:
A decidedly British MESA/Boogie tribute. This model captures the essence of what, for MESA, was an exercise in simplicity of operation and comprehensive tonal control. It features two-channel operation and 5 distinct "Mode" voicing choices that reference several classic British and American circuits. Throw in the Gain Boost feature and two high-gain options (HI 1 and HI 2 in Channel 2), and this model covers everything from classic 60s to crushing contemporary. Each channel also features the flexibility of 3 levels of output power. This allows for a full range of power response and character that adds yet another level of accuracy and authenticity to its preamp sounds! This amp may be the most versatile yet simple-to-use MESA amplifier ever made, and it covers anything and everything the other models might miss due to their higher power ranges and gain structures.
A one-stop tone shop
The AmpliTube Custom Shop for Mac/PC is a free DAW plug-in and standalone software. Custom Shop users can “try before they buy” amps from the AmpliTube MESA/Boogie collection, a feature not offered in many music stores. Individual amps and cabinets can also be purchased a-la-carte from the AmpliTube Custom Shop. Gear models are sold in the Custom Shop using Gear Credits and are priced between 5 and 30 credits each. Gear Credits are sold in packs from a minimum of 20 credits to a maximum of 1,500 credits, with individual gear models starting as low as $/€3 each.
Pricing and availability
AmpliTube MESA/Boogie is available for purchase via the free AmpliTube Custom Shop standalone software and DAW plug-in, and the through the “Custom Shop” feature inside of the latest version of AmpliTube 3 for Mac/PC. Registered users of AmpliTube 3 or AmpliTube Custom Shop software should update their software to the latest version to get access to the AmpliTube MESA/Boogie package.
AmpliTube MESA/Boogie is available now for the special launch week price of just $/€99.99* from the IK Multimedia online store and for just 100 Custom Shop Gear Credits from the AmpliTube Custom Shop. After September 1, 2015, AmpliTube MESA/Boogie will cost $/€149.99. Individual MESA/Boogie amps and cabinets are available a-la-carte in the AmpliTube Custom Shop starting at $/€34.99 for the amps and $/€9.99 for the cabinets.*All prices listed exclude taxes.
For more information, visit IKMultimedia.com.