IK Multimedia AmpliTube Metal Software Suite

Guitar Amp and Effects Modeling Software with 13 Stompboxes, 5 Amps, 13 Cabinets, and 9 Rack Effects - Mac/PC Standalone, AAX, RTAS, VST, AU
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An Array of Monster Metal Tones

The IK Multimedia AmpliTube Metal guitar amp and effects modeling software puts an array of massive metal tones right at your fingertips! AmpliTube Metal gives you 14 great sounding stompboxes, plus five intense amp models, 13 cabinets, six mics, and nine rack-style effects. Want to get great metal tones from the '70s to the present? Here's a one-stop solution that can be used as stand-alone software or as a plug-in for your favorite DAW. For authentic, punishing metal mojo in an easy-to-use package, you can't beat AmpliTube Metal!

IK Multimedia AmpliTube Metal Guitar Amp and Effects Modeling Software at a Glance:
  • An impressive arsenal of metal guitar weapons
  • And incredibly realistic, dynamic playing experience
  • Great features
An impressive arsenal of metal guitar weapons

AmpliTube Metal offers an ultra-realistic software re-creation of 14 stomp boxes, five amp models, 13 cabinets, six mics, and nine rack effects for a complete high-gain arsenal of sounds from the late '70s through today. With extremely rare and collectible models of metal stomp boxes, amp heads and cabinets, from the legendary, hard-to-find Japanese originals to classic British and American essentials, including models based on* the ProCo RAT, Electro-Harmonix Big Muff Pi, Digitech Whammy, several vintage BOSS effects, Randall Warhead, Peavey 5150, Mesa/Boogie Triple Rectifier, and other great emulations based on metal gear.

And incredibly realistic, dynamic playing experience

AmpliTube Metal is based on IK's award-winning DSM (Dynamic Saturation Modeling) technology. The product of over 10 years of research and development, DSM delivers unmatched realism and tone in recreating classic analog gear like guitar amps and stompboxes.

Great features

Sweetwater can confirm that AmpliTube Metal is perfect for gain-heads of all styles, from early heavy metal and hard rock to today's nu metal, thrash and speed metal. It also includes great additional features such as a digital tuner, SpeedTrainier (for playing along with your favorite recordings), MIDI control, StompIO hardware compatibility, and AmpliTube X-GEAR for easy integration with other AmpliTube products.

IK Multimedia AmpliTube Metal Guitar Amp and Effects Modeling Software Features:
  • Five separate modules: tuner, configurable Stomp pedal board, Amp head, Cabinet + Mic, and Rack Effects
  • 14 rare Stomp effects with highly acclaimed distortion models
  • Five classic high-gain Amps
  • 13 cabinet and Six microphone models
  • Nine post-amp FX Racks
  • Two fully configurable rigs with up to 32 simultaneous effects
  • Digital tuner
  • Stand-alone and VST/AU/RTAS plug-in for all popular DAWs
  • Includes SpeedTrainer for playing along with your favorite recordings
  • Includes AmpliTube X-GEAR for seamless integration with all the other "Powered by AmpliTube" products, MIDI control and StompIO integration
  • Powered by AmpliTube with exclusive DSM (Dynamic Saturation Modeling) technology for incredible sound and realistic feel
  • Delivered via download
IK Multimedia AmpliTube Metal gives you just what you want for your guitar: massive metal tones!

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Tech Specs

Software Type Processor
Platform Mac, PC
Upgrade/Full Full
Download/Boxed Download
Format Standalone, AAX, VST, AU
Hardware Requirements - Mac Intel Processor 1.5GHz, 1GB RAM
Hardware Requirements - PC Intel Pentium 4 2.4GHz, 1GB RAM
OS Requirements - Mac OS X 10.6 or later
OS Requirements - PC Windows 7 or later
Manufacturer Part Number AT-200-MDD-IN

Customer Reviews

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This plugin blows me away.Tons of possibilities to shape the sound,before you actually start mixing.I am super happy with it.

Follow Up

I had a session this past weekend with a 4-piece rock combo, and the band had a younger guitarist who had never played through a quality virtual amp. When I told him I'd be running him through Amplitube (Metal), he acted very hesitantly. His exact words were, "Won't that sound fake? I don't want to sound digital or like I'm playing through a computer!" Well, immediately his opinion changed when he started playing through the presets. The kid was blown away. I really opened up this guys' mind to the possibilities of virtual amp modeling, because we ended up using a couple of settings from Amplitube Metal throughout the whole project. It was neat watching a "newcomer" get blown away at the sound quality of a good virtual amp model. Heck, it makes me want to play more guitar, and I'm not even a guitarist... STILL, just had to point out that the Amplitube products are definitely CPU hogs (thus the 4.5 rating.) I recorded the session in 96k, and I was having problems running Ampeg SVX and Metal in mono - not stereo, and I've got a Mac Pro! There may be some settings I could change, but I had the same problems before I traded my Mac G5. If you want to go the way of virtual guitar amps, then get a powerful computer. But you won't regret the sound quality.
Music background: Pro This & That

Great, but watch out for....

I'm really pleased with this guitar software. The tones are great, there's more than enough presets to pacify a serious guitarist, and the now-included X-Gear is a nice addition if you have other Amplitube products. One thing, though, you need to know that this thing is a serious CPU hog. I'm running Pro Tools LE on a Mac G5 with 3.5 gigs of RAM, and running two or three of these at once with other plug-ins (compressors, eq's, gates, etc.) pretty much swamps my system. I'm upgrading to 2 more gigs or RAM soon, so this will help. You may be asking, "Who's gonna use three plug-ins at once?" Well, you'll find yourself wanting to use three at once when you find the right sounds, because they are that good. Of course, there's always automation. There are some really nice "softer" tones on here, along with some great effects-type tones that are nicely done. But believe me, there are plenty of griding, gritty, piercing tones to choose from. I highly recommend this product for a recording guitarist or a project studio owner. A great buy!
Music background: studio owner, local producer, performer, teacher, blah, blah, blah

Great Sounding Metal Guitar

I was looking for a new way to create a sick metal tone for writing new material and songs at home. This was the answer I was looking for. It gives you control over not only amps, pedals and rack accessories but you can also pick cabs and adjust mic placement. I did have to buy some extras to get the full tone I was looking for. My one complaint....I would like to see a better noise reduction pedal that works more true to reality, like the boss NS-2 or Decimator. Other than that, this thing is pretty awesome. Infinite "reality based" adjustments and versatility makes this thing worth every penny.
Music background: Professional Metal

Sweetwater Advice

Chris McCown

Rip roarin' fun! Yes, it's totally METAL, but it also has some very nice clean sounds that can be attained as well. If you would like to skip the clean stuff and go straight to the heavy stuff, this is it! This software is a tone monster, and can do everything from over-the-top insane to classic rock with equal ease. The built-in phrase trainer and metronome just became my preferred way to just jam out, and the interface has a very logical layout, making it simple to use.
See also: Guitar Software, IK Multimedia, IK Multimedia Virtual Instruments: Guitar & Bass, IK Multimedia Plug-ins: Effects