Issue 94


IK Multimedia announces AmpliTube TONEX.


16 August 2022

IK Multimedia has announced AmpliTube TONEX, a complete software ecosystem based on the powerful new AI Machine Modelling technology that lets users model their own rig and play, practice, and record with thousands of already available ultra-realistic Tone Models of amps and pedals.

AmpliTube TONEX ecosystem consists of 4 products:

TONEX for Mac/PC
A revolutionary concept in rig modelling, and the core of the TONEX ecosystem, TONEX for Mac/PC uses breakthrough AI Machine Modelling technology to let users model the sound of any amp, cabinet, combo or pedal (like fuzz, distortion, overdrive, EQ, booster) and turn it into a plug-in, all with ease and a sonic accuracy that’s virtually indistinguishable from the real thing.

Users can not only share their user-generated Tone Models with the TONEX community, but they can also instantly play through more than 1,000 Premium Tone Models available in TONEX. These have been painstakingly created by IK, using its massive collection of the most sought-after amps and pedals in the world. TONEX for Mac/PC works as a stand-alone, as a plug-in for all major DAWs, and also runs seamlessly inside AmpliTube 5 — with Tone Models appearing just like regular AmpliTube gear. 

TONEX has two main sections: the Machine Modeller, where the AI Machine Modelling Tone Models are captured and generated, and the Player, where the Tone Models can be searched, browsed, played, and customised. The Player’s extensive sound-editing section comes with full EQ, noise-gate, pre and post compressor, as well as depth and presence controls, a high-quality reverb, and VIR — IK’s Volumetric Impulse Response technology with multi-IRs per cabinet. 

Thanks to AI Machine Modelling, amps and cabinets captured as Tone Models can also be separated so users can experiment with their own IRs, or use IK’s VIR technology to access hundreds of authentic virtual cabs and IRs to complete their tone. All of this customisation can then be saved into a Tone Model preset.

Consistent with all major software from IK, TONEX for Mac/PC will be available in 3 versions — all with identical features, but a different number of Premium Tone Models included. TONEX SE (200 Tone Models), TONEX (400 Tone Models), TONEX MAX (1,000 Tone Models). A free version will also be available for everyone to experience the power of AI Machine Modelling for creating Tone Models.

TONEX for iPhone and iPad lets users experience the power of AI Machine Modelling Tone Models on their mobile devices. It is available both as a stand-alone app, or as an AU plug-in for all major mobile DAWs. This includes the same exact Player section as the TONEX Mac/PC software allowing users to play, practice, and record anywhere. The TONEX App and Mac/PC software Tone Model library work in sync, so the user’s collection of Tone Models can be played on any device, in the studio, at home, or on the go.

TONEX Tone Models will also be available in a new dedicated section of ToneNET, IK’s online tone-sharing and social platform for browsing, demoing, downloading, and sharing. Over 1,000 TONEX Premium Tone Models will be available in ToneNET for instant demo or download within the TONEX software or app, depending on the version owned. New Tone Models from IK — and free user models from the TONEX community — will be continuously posted and available in real time, for an expanding repository of tones.

TONEX standalone, plug-in and app, connect instantly to ToneNET from directly inside the software or app, allowing users to explore the latest Tone Models without breaking their creative workflow. TONEX Tone Models can also be experienced in ToneNET using a regular online browser and selected for subsequent downloads in the computer software or mobile device app.

TONEX Capture
Tone Models can be created in TONEX using a computer, an audio interface, and minimal additional equipment. An interface such as AXE I/O is ideal for tone modelling with its dedicated Amp Out.

To make it easy for everyone to create Tone Models, IK’s new all-in-one TONEX Capture is an accessory that connects to the output of an audio interface to feed into an amp at just the right level. The return stage sits passively between the amp and cab, sending a perfect copy back to the interface at a safe volume without affecting the amp/cab interaction. The result is a pristine copy of the amp’s real tone, ready for TONEX modelling without the need for microphones or perfect room acoustics. TONEX Capture also doubles as a great re-amping device, and includes TONEX SE with 200 Tone Models.

Pricing and Availability
TONEX for Mac/PC and TONEX Capture will be shipping in September. They are available for pre-order now at a special introductory price from the IK Multimedia online store, and from IK authorised dealers worldwide.

TONEX App will be released at the same time in the Apple Store.

TONEX SE: US$/EU99.99 (US$149.99 regular)
TONEX: US$/EU149.99 (US$249.99 regular)
TONEX MAX: US$/EU249.99($399.99 regular)
AmpliTube 5 MAX users will receive a further US$/EU50 discount coupon on TONEX MAX.
TONEX Capture: US$/EU199.99 (US$249.99 regular)


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