Well known for its line of popular Mac/iOS audio recording interfaces along with a slew of interesting apps to support them, IK Multimedia is introducing Fender Collection 2 for its Mac guitar processing suite/engine, AmpliTube 4. The new collection of guitar processors include a series of virtual guitar amps spanning the history of Fender’s “genre-defining” gear.
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In combination with the company’s existing analog modeling tech, Fender Collection 2 uses something called “Dynamic Interaction Modeling.” It not only emulates the individual components of a typical guitar rig, but also the ways those elements interact with one another. The new AmpliTube 4 collection comes with ’57 Custom series amps: “ the ’57 Custom Champ®, ’57 Custom Deluxe™, ’57 Custom Twin-Amp™, and the ’57 Custom Pro™, a ’57 Bandmaster™, plus models of an original ’53 Fender Bassman® and the iconic ’65 Fender Super Reverb®.”
Additional features include access to “the effects slot between the amp and speaker cabinet,” the “Cab Room” ambience and even some interesting “aging” features that allow the amp to sound more “burned in” or fresh of the factory line. You can check it out in action below:
Fender Collection 2 is available right now for $99.99 via the IK Store or in the Amplitude Custom Shop. After that it will jump to $149.99. Otherwise you can grab it bundled with Amplitude 4 for $179.99.
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Fender Collection 2 for AmpliTube brings seven of Fender’s dream machines – some of the most toneful and genre-defining amps from the dawn of rock and beyond – to AmpliTube, providing spot-on recreations of the glorious tweed amps and more from the ’50s and ’60s. Included in the Fender Collection 2 for AmpliTube are four amps from the ’57 Custom series; the ’57 Custom Champ®, ’57 Custom Deluxe™, ’57 Custom Twin-Amp™, and the ’57 Custom Pro™, a ’57 Bandmaster™, plus models of an original ’53 Fender Bassman® and the iconic ’65 Fender Super Reverb®.
Now guitarists wanting that classic Fender tone and power in their digital recordings can easily obtain the unmistakable vintage vibe of classic Tweeds and more with the ease and convenience of the world’s most popular guitar and bass tone studio, AmpliTube.
Dynamic Interaction Modeling™ Fender Collection 2 for AmpliTube provides spot-on tone, dynamics and feel thanks to the debut of the evolution of IK’s industry-leading modeling technologies. It ushers in a completely new approach to analog modeling, Dynamic Interaction Modeling™, that recreates not only every individual physical component in the amplifier’s design, but also the nonlinear behavior between each component and its effect on other components in the circuit. This approach provides a new unmatched level of realism, touch and feel never before realized in other analog modeled products.
Classic Fender tone on the desktop/laptop Fender Collection 2 for AmpliTube recreates the historic and diverse Fender legacy in virtual form. IK software engineers worked painstakingly with the Fender engineering team to ensure that each amplifier and cabinet has been rendered with the same degree of integrity and attention to detail that goes into the company’s physical products – all controls and operation have been replicated to provide exacting performance and function. The amplifiers and cabinets available in Fender Collection 2 for AmpliTube include officially certified models from the ’57 Custom series, including the ’57 Custom Twin-Amp, the ’57 Deluxe, the ’57 Custom Champ, the ’57 Custom Pro and the ’57 BandMaster. There’s also a model of an original ’53 Bassman 1×15 featuring an “aging” switch that switches between “new old stock” and a “burned in” model, plus an original ’65 Super Reverb.