Late last year, IK Multimedia released AmpliTube 5, the latest incarnation of its popular effects and guitar amp modeling software. Headlined by 129 new gear models, for a total of over 400, the software has already won itself quite a few fans, among them Guns N' Roses' top-hatted guitar-slinger, Slash.
In a new interview with IK Multimedia – posted yesterday, May 27, to the company's YouTube channel – Slash revealed why he has increasingly turned to AmpliTube as the perfect demo tool, especially for fleshing out new Guns N' Roses songs.
“I did a lot of demos with AmpliTube, just because it was so convenient that you don’t have to leave the house,” he said.
“We’ll be on the bus or in my hotel room, I’ll take an idea, record it on AmpliTube, and then download it and send it over to the guys. And I do that all the time.
“It makes it a lot easier for me to write, and it also makes it a lot easier for me to get an idea down spontaneously.”
Slash also had kind words for the new models and features in AmpliTube 5, saying “All things considered, it [AmpliTube] was great to begin with – no lie, it was pretty impressive just to start – but it’s gotten even better.”
You can check out the full interview above.
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Jackson is an Associate Editor at GuitarWorld.com and GuitarPlayer.com. He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.