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Amplitube Tutorial

AmpliTube Explained

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Getting Started

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    Tutorial 1

    AmpliTube Intro


    Ready to start rocking' out with AmpliTube? You'll need to first learn what all those knobs, sliders, and different amps can do. Grab some popcorn because you're about to get started on a long journey through the amazing world of IK Multimedia's flagship guitar amp simulator, AmpliTube!

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    Tutorial 2

    AmpliTube Installation


    See how to download the software from the IK Multimedia website, and then how to go about installing the program on your computer.

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    Tutorial 3

    AmpliTube Authorization


    Watch how to go ahead and authorize AmpliTube to run on your computer, as well as authorize the software from scratch.

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    Tutorial 4

    Menu & Audio Settings


    Now that you got AmpliTube installed and authorized, you need to get your audio setup properly. In this video you'll see how to navigate the audio settings in addition to an explanation of the menu.

The Preset Section

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    Tutorial 5

    Choosing Presets


    AmpliTube has a ton of perfect starting points for you to get that awesome tone you're looking for. In this video, see how to go through the presets and how to reset your tone should you want to start from scratch.

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    Tutorial 6

    Preset Browser


    Discover how to see and search for a certain preset you have in mind for the tune you're working with, as well as how to use the search function, preset browser, and the many separate columns found within the browser.

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    Tutorial 7

    Preset Xchange


    Learn how to access and search for AmpliTube presets on the IK website using their free 'Preset Xchange' service. See how to search for presets using keywords, filters and by popularity.

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    Tutorial 8

    Save & Delete


    See how to save your new settings using all the descriptors that are available to you. Also learn how to overwrite your presets and make variables as well.

Top Header and Module Section

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    Tutorial 9

    Quality Mode & Controllers


    Learn how to use the quality section to set the amount of resources that are used to maximize your AmpliTube experience. Then see how to engage your MIDI controller for use with AmpliTube.

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    Tutorial 10

    Signal Path Presets


    Learn how to utilize all eight of the signal path presets offered by AmpliTube. Want to run 2 amps at one time? Need a stereo input? No problem, this video will show you how.

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    Tutorial 11

    Stereo In


    See why there is a stereo input option and all the cool things you can do with it.

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    Tutorial 12

    Bypass & Mute


    Discover how to hear what your instrument sounds like without a certain module, and how to compare sounds with certain modules. Also learn how to use the bypass & mute options to really focus on getting that specific tone you're looking for.

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    Tutorial 13

    The Tuner


    Learn all about the professional tuner found in AmpliTube and how to use it effectively.

The Stomp Boxes

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    Tutorial 14

    Stomp Modules


    Get an in-depth overview of the stomp modules section of AmpliTube.

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    Tutorial 15

    Delay Pedals


    Scott covers all the delay pedals and their features and functions. Learn what each parameter is used for, in addition to seeing and hearing them in action.

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    Tutorial 16

    Distortion Pedals


    Explore in-depth, all the different distortion pedals offered in AmpliTube.

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    Tutorial 17

    Comp & EQ Pedals


    In this video you'll learn about the Compression and EQ pedals found within AmpliTube. You'll see and hear the difference between the pedals, and learn what each control will do to help sculpt your tone to perfection.

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    Tutorial 18

    Filter Pedals


    Learn all about your different filter pedal options and which knobs do what, and which sliders make what sound.

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    Tutorial 19

    Wah Pedals


    Watch and learn how to use the various Wah Pedals offered to you in AmpliTube.

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    Tutorial 20

    Fuzz Pedals


    See how to 'bring the fuzz' via all the fuzz pedals in AmpliTube.

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    Tutorial 21

    Modulation Pedals


    Learn what the many knobs found on AmpliTube's modulation pedals will do to thicken and widen your sound.

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    Tutorial 22

    Modulation Samples


    In this video you'll see and hear what the different controls will do to modulate your tone.

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    Tutorial 23

    Pitch Pedals


    Discover how to use the harmonizing, octave, and pitch shifting pedals in AmpliTube.

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    Tutorial 24

    Other Pedals


    Check out the pedals found in the 'Other' section of the stomp pedals. Learn how to use the Stepslicer pedal to make some awesome gating effects and more.

The Amp Section

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    Tutorial 25

    American Clean MkIII


    In this video, you'll learn about the controls found on the American Clean MkIII amp, and hear a sample of the tone.

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    Tutorial 26

    American Tube Clean 1


    Check out the first of the American Tube Clean amps found in Amplitube and how to make an informed decision on getting that tone you've been after.

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    Tutorial 27

    American Tube Clean 2


    Learn about the amp that's so good, they had to make a second one.

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    Tutorial 28

    American Vintage B


    Tattered and torn, but still sounding great. This Fender Bassman modeled amp is worthy of learning about.

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    Tutorial 29

    American Vintage D


    Surfs up, dude! Check out this video to get that cool surf tone used in the 60's.

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    Tutorial 30

    American Vintage T


    Watch out for the cigarette burn! The Twin Reverb modeled amp has never sounded better. Learn all about it here.

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    Tutorial 31

    Custom Solid State Clean


    Clean and uncolored, this amp has that solid state clean sound you're looking for. Learn all about the controls and the sound of this IK Multimedia original amp.

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    Tutorial 32

    Jazz Amp 120


    Watch and learn about an amp that has stood the test of time - and continues to be one of the most popular amps found out there in the guitar world.

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    Tutorial 33

    Metal Clean T


    Don't think you can get a good clean tone out of a heavy hitting distortion amp? Watch and learn how to do it.

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    Tutorial 34

    American Tube Vintage


    Explore how to make your tone crunchy with this classic sounding amp sim.

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    Tutorial 35

    British Blue Tube 30TB


    This amp is modeled after a Vox AC-30 Top Boost, and gives a timeless tone that is suited for any type of music. Check it out.

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    Tutorial 36

    British Copper 30TB


    Modeled after another Vox amp, this copper beauty sounds as nice as it looks. Learn all about it here.

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    Tutorial 37

    British Lead S100


    This Marshall modeled monster sounds awesome. Explore which controls make it rock hard.

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    Tutorial 38

    British OR


    To rock OR not that is the question. This amp is modeled after an Orange Amp and will cure your thirst for great tone. Watch and see why.

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    Tutorial 39

    THD Bi-Valve


    The real deal! This is a THD Bi-Valve amp and will live up to it's name. Learn all about it in this tutorial.

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    Tutorial 40

    Tube Vintage Combo


    This little amp has a huge sound. Check out the controls and learn your way around this awesome oldie.

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    Tutorial 41

    American Lead MkIII


    The Mesa Boogie MkIII Combo is one of those amps that can do it all. Learn how to use the many controls and what each will do to help you get that tone you've seeking.

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    Tutorial 42

    British Tube Lead 1


    Hard rockers unite! This JCM800 modeled amp has the sound that defined a hard rocking generation. See and hear why.

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    Tutorial 43

    British Tube Lead 2


    Heavier than #1, this amp delivers more gain than its brother! But don't take our word for it, watch this video to see and hear it in action.

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    Tutorial 44

    Custom Modern Hi-Gain


    Another IK Multimedia original amp, this has a sound that'll blow you away. Find out what all the noise is about.

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    Tutorial 45

    Custom Solid State Fuzz


    This IK original has more a fuzzy feel that's worthy of its name. Take a look.

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    Tutorial 46

    Custom Solid State Lead


    Need a great amp for those blistering leads? Check out this video and see how you can get those tones to put you in the lead position.

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    Tutorial 47

    Metal Lead T


    This amp produces a familiar tone used in many hard rocking tunes. See which knobs will make this amp roar for more.

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    Tutorial 48

    Metal Lead V


    This metal monster is modeled after a Peavey 5150. Tone for days - but watch out, too much tone could be hazardous to your health!

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    Tutorial 49

    Metal Lead W


    Modeled after one of Randall's most popular amps, this beast is hungry, so plug in and hear the tone feeding frenzy begin.

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    Tutorial 50

    Modern Tube Lead


    Although straight forward, this amp has a lot of tone to offer you. Watch and learn.

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    Tutorial 51

    Vintage Metal Lead


    Black and gold screams Marshall, and this amp is modeled after a JMP100 which could be one of the most sought after amps out there today. See and hear this amp in action now!

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    Tutorial 52

    360Bass Preamp


    Kickin' some serious bAss! Watch this video to learn which famous bass amp this unit is modeled after and how to squeeze all the tone out of it.

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    Tutorial 53

    Combo 150MB


    Not just another bass amp, this amp delivers the low end goods. See how to make this GK amp shake the walls.

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    Tutorial 54

    Green BA250


    This is one mean-green-machine. In this video you'll learn what all the many knobs and sliders do to help you get that big bass tone. Enjoy.

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    Tutorial 55

    Solid State Bass Preamp


    The last of the amp modules, this IK original has just what you were looking for in a bass amp. Yum.

Cabinet Modules

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    Tutorial 56

    Cabinet Models


    Learn to hear your amp choice with different cabinets. In this video you'll see how to get around the Cabinet Model section, and how to move your mics around. Get the cab that you're looking for!

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    Tutorial 57



    Not satisfied with the current Mic setup? In this video you'll see how to choose between the many different mics offered, in addition to blending the mics to get a whole new sound.

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    Tutorial 58

    Room Options


    Need a bigger room sound? Wanna move the sound around the room, or bring the room closer in? Learn how to get around the room options and how to obtain that killer room sound you need for your song.

Rack Modules

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    Tutorial 59

    Digital Delay


    Movin' into the rack section you'll find a lot of effects that you can use, after the amps, stomps, and other things. Startin' off with the Digital Delay, you'll learn which knobs control what parameters, and hear how it sounds as well.

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    Tutorial 60

    Digital Reverb


    Need to inject a huge reverb into your tone? Look no further. In this video you'll see and hear what the Digital Reverb can do for you and for your tone to make it sound dense.

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    Tutorial 61

    Tap Delay


    Learn how to get 8 delays working inside of one unit. There's a lot of possibilities with this particular effect unit, so pay attention because there's a lot to cover.

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    Tutorial 62

    Rack EQs


    Did you know there were even more EQ options found in the rack section of AmpliTube? Check out how to sculpt your tone with these powerful sonic sculpting units.

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    Tutorial 63

    Tube Compressor


    A tube compressor can add so much to your tone. In this video you'll get a couple of ideas on how to get that tone pumpin' hard.

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    Tutorial 64

    Filter Effects


    There's a huge amount of possibilities when utilizing the filters found in the rack section. In this video you'll see just what can be done to make some interesting and unique sounds to help you stand out in the guitar crowd.

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    Tutorial 65



    Need some chorus, flanger, or rotary speaker effect? Watch this video to see and hear what the many modulation option can offer you and your tone. There's lots of information to cover in this video so get ready.

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    Tutorial 66

    Pitch Effects


    Some like it high, while others like it low. In this video you'll see how to get all those cool harmonies and pitches, as well as cool scales too!

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    Tutorial 67

    Other Effects


    Explore the 'other' effects located in the rack section of AmpliTube. Need to sync your effect up to your tune? Watch and learn how to do that and some OTHER things too.

I/O Bar, Prefs and MIDI

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    Tutorial 68

    Input Output Bar


    Learn all about the input level, noise gate, and what it means to your tone. Feeling a little out of tune? No problem, there's another way to get your instrument tuned up in a glance. Need to reduce the volume for a certain section without affecting the rest of the chain? See how to do it here as well.

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    Tutorial 69

    Info, Prefs & Stuff


    Want to know what those buttons are under the input output bar? Need to change your preferences for AmpliTube? Check out this video to learn all about the pref's and their functions.

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    Tutorial 70

    MIDI Assignment


    So you want to know how to quickly control most of the parameters within AmpliTube via MIDI? In this video you'll learn just that. See how to automate stomp pedals, control knobs, sliders and more. Tons of fun!

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    Tutorial 71

    MIDI Control


    Need more detailed control over the MIDI parameters? This is the video for you. See how to get down and dirty with the endless automation possibilities found in AmpliTube. You'll learn about the MIDI Control Window and how to get precision control over your desired parameters.

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    Tutorial 72

    MIDI Parameters


    Still need more MIDI? In this video, you'll learn how to make changes to the MIDI parameters found within the MIDI control window.

The Four Track Recorder / Player

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    Tutorial 73

    Four Track Overview


    Didn't realize that AmpliTube had its very own 4-track recorder? In this video you'll learn the geography and layout of the 4-track recorder, as well as what all those button and faders and controls can do. Let the fun begin.

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    Tutorial 74

    Recording into AmpliTube


    See how to get your metronome clicking and AmpliTube recording. Need to get more than one track recorded? Want to loop the playback of your recording? Not a problem, learn it here.

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    Tutorial 75

    Speed Trainer


    Need to train and speed up your fingers? Need to slow down a solo so you can learn it? Want to have fun while practicing? Check out this video and you'll see just how to get going down the path of perfect practice.

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    Tutorial 76

    Practice, Practice, Practice


    In this video you'll get an idea of how to utilize the metronome to assist in your rise to fame, by practicing slowly and then faster. Get those chops up to speed!

Amplitube in Action

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    Tutorial 77

    Not just for Guitar


    In this video you'll see and hear AmpliTube in use as an effect on multiple channels within a DAW. Learn how to use and apply AmpliTube on drums, vocals, and synths to create cool, 'loads of character' type sounds.

Are you looking for the ultimate guitar tone for your recordings? Look no further, Scott Griggs takes you on a epic journey inside IK Multimedia's awesome amp simulator, AmpliTube 3.

Scott starts the show with installation and authorization, then moves onto user interface overviews, audio setup and routing explanations, creating and saving custom presets and cpu optimizations. Scott then focuses on AmpliTube's awesome amps, stomp boxes, cabinets and rack modules, showing you all their features and functions. He even plays each one, giving you the lowdown on their strong points and uses, as well as some cool tips & tricks.

Scott then wraps it all up with some advanced automation tutorials, using the handy built-in 4 track recorder, and gives you some great ideas on using AmpliTube on instruments other than guitar, such as drums, vocals and synths.

If you rock AmpliTube 3, you have to see these videos. After watching, you'll know the interface inside out, how to use all the effects and how to pick the best amp and cabinet combo to fit your productions and much more. Get amped up! Get AmpliTube Explained today.

Keith Watkins
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Brilliant & Fun

Awesome dude !!!

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Great Explanation!

Well worth the cost. Light hearted, yet informative. Impressive teacher.

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1. When did you start dabbling in music?

The earliest memory I have is when I was 7 years old - I got my first guitar. When I was 9 I got my first keyboard.

2. What training have you had?

Mostly self-trained; however, I was the drum major in high school (playing alto sax & drums/percussion), and majored in music for a short time.

3. When did you get into recording?

When I was around 10 years old I started to basic multi-tracking with my dual tape deck stereo. I would record a keyboard part; move that cassette into the other deck and do a playback while recording a new part into the "record" deck. Voila! Ghost tracks were something I hated back then!!

4. People you have worked with/for?

Let's see ... there was that fast food joint, the grocery store, the bolt company, the theater ...

5. Why are you so good at training people?

OK, how much did my mom pay you to say that I'm "good"? I guess it's because I try to have fun while showing folks what to do. If I get bored while making a video, I'm quite sure that the viewer will not be too stoked to watch it. I want people to feel like they could kick off their shoes, relax, and watch a video where they might learn something.

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