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Amplitube 5 Explained®

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Chapter 1 : Introduction

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    First Look Around Amplitube 5

    See how the Amplitube 5 interface is divided into three main sections, and explore how the various elements are laid out in the gear chain.

Chapter 2 : The Plug-In

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    Stomps, Amps, & Cabs

    Learn all about the workflow basics and setting up stomp box effects, amps, and cabinets. Then see how to match the cabinet to the amplifier, or switch them independently, swap mics, rooms, and speakers, as well as how to use the new Amplitube 5 Volumetric Impulse Response technology for precise placement of the microphones on the speakers.

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    Anatomy of a Preset

    Deconstruct a heavy guitar preset that was built up from scratch and hear the sonic role each element plays in the overall guitar tone.

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    Exploring Loop FX

    Discover the profound change in tone resulting when stomp boxes are moved into the Loop FX section of the signal flow. Then see how the Parallel DI signal is added to the mix.

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    Rack FX

    Hear how the higher quality Rack FX taken from IK Multimedia TRacks processors are used to replace some of the stomp pedals in the Loop FX part of the chain.

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    Double Tracked Guitars

    Traditionally double tracked guitars consist of two separate guitar recordings, usually each processed through the same gear chain. See a couple of typical setups in use.

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    Dry-Wet-Dry Setup

    Discover how a mono guitar part is given a double tracked style stereo sound using Amplitube 5?s three way configuration with three independent parallel paths.

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    Two Way Processing

    Explore three different approaches to processing a mono guitar track using dual cabinets and two way processing.

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    Using Custom Impulse Responses

    Discover an entire new world of potential tones, using the custom cabinet IR Loader in Amplitube 5.

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    Parallel Stereo Routing

    Explore the parallel routing configuration with a keyboard sound, where a stereo source feeds two channels, processed independently.

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    Amplitube 5 On Electric Bass

    Hear a couple of examples of Amplitube processing used on electric bass, featuring several cabinet and room based variations.

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    Wah Control & DAW Automation

    See how control of the Wah 47 Amplitube 5 stomp pedal is setup for automation within the host DAW.

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    The Tuner

    Learn all about Amplitube 5?s built-in Tuner.

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    Prefs, Custom Shop, & More

    Watch how to bypass all software cabinets globally when using Amplitube 5 live with a real cabinet, how to sync to unique tempos per preset, or in standalone mode, how to filter the display in the gear list, and how to access the Custom Shop & Product Manager directly from within Amplitube 5.

Chapter 3 : Amplitube 5 Standalone Application

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    Program Changes & Live Mode

    See how to set up audio and MIDI connections, and how Live Mode works with program changes in the Standalone version of Amplitube 5.

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    MIDI Control

    Learn how to assign and manage MIDI hardware to control gear parameters either per preset or globally for all presets.

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    Looper Overview

    Explore the 2 track Looper panel in Amplitube 5 standalone, and see how all the controls are laid out.

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    Looper in Action

    See the Looper used in real-time for both one track and two track loop recording.

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    Recorder Mode: How it Works Pt. 1

    Discover the Amplitube 5 recorder mode, which lets you operate 8 tracks simultaneously, like a mini DAW.

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    Recorder Mode: How It Works Pt. 2

    See how the simple navigation and editing functions work within the Amplitube 5 recorder.

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    Recorder Mode in Action

    Watch as a simple arrangement is set up in the recorder, and a lead sound is recorded in real-time, and then corrected with a punch in.

Product Overview


Eli Krantzberg delivers comprehensive Amplitube 5 video tutorials! Learn all about this amazing virtual amp and effect suite's features and functions, as well as how to use it on your tracks and productions. The audio samples used in the videos are also included so you can follow along on your system. These video tutorials are for new Amplitube 5 users.

Eli welcomes you and starts with a detailed overview of the Amplitube 5 user interface and its three main sections, and then shows you how the various elements are laid out in the gear chain. Then you'll look at workflow basics and setting up stomp box effects, amps, and cabinets, including how to match the cabinet to the amplifier, or switch them independently, swap mics, rooms, and speakers, as well as how to use the new Amplitube 5 Volumetric Impulse Response technology for precise placement of the microphones on the speakers.

Throughout the rest of the videos you'll learn and discover tons of things like the anatomy of a preset, using Loop FX, Rack FX, creating fat double tracked guitars, two way processing, using custom impulse responses, using Amplitube 5 on Bass, wah control & DAW automation and much more.

Eli then covers the standalone Amplitube 5 application and shows you things like how to set up audio and MIDI connections, how Live Mode works with program changes, assign and manage MIDI hardware to control gear parameters, the 2 track Looper, Recorder Mode, and more.

To see what these in-depth Amplitube 5 tutorials show you, and how you'll get the most out of this software and use it effectively and creatively in your songs and productions, see the individual Amplitube 5 video descriptions on this page. Get the guitar tones you've always wanted and/or find new ways to enhance any of your tracks... Watch "Amplitube 5 Explained®" today!


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Muybonito523
Submitted 2 weeks ago

Need more tutorials like this!

I've been looking for a tutorial that would describe every feature of Amplitube 5, this was it. Now I just want more in-depth from the guitarist!


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Paul Rolfe
Submitted 3 weeks ago

Excellent Tutorial

This video explains all you need to know to get the most out of Amplitube 5 great purchase.

I am a: Hobbyist, Musician


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JM
Submitted 2 months ago

Clear and helpful insight to know AT5 capabilities

Nice and easy to know all AT5 capabilities, it would be nice to have an "in-depth" futures release

I am a: Hobbyist, Semi-Pro, Musician, Ableton Live, Cubase


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pcoburn
Submitted 2 months ago

NIce, Deep Dive into Amplitube 5!

I'm stoked

I am a: Hobbyist, Semi-Pro, Professional, Musician, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Game Designer, Sound for Film/TV, Pro Tools, Studio One


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Rainman
Submitted 2 months ago

Worth the watch

Always helpful to do Eli’s videos, guaranteed to learn something you didn’t know


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Muybonito523
Submitted 2 weeks ago

Need more tutorials like this!

I've been looking for a tutorial that would describe every feature of Amplitube 5, this was it. Now I just want more in-depth from the guitarist!

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Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
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Paul Rolfe
Submitted 3 weeks ago

Excellent Tutorial

This video explains all you need to know to get the most out of Amplitube 5 great purchase.

I am a: Hobbyist, Musician

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
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JM
Submitted 2 months ago

Clear and helpful insight to know AT5 capabilities

Nice and easy to know all AT5 capabilities, it would be nice to have an "in-depth" futures release

I am a: Hobbyist, Semi-Pro, Musician, Ableton Live, Cubase

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
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pcoburn
Submitted 2 months ago

NIce, Deep Dive into Amplitube 5!

I'm stoked

I am a: Hobbyist, Semi-Pro, Professional, Musician, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Game Designer, Sound for Film/TV, Pro Tools, Studio One

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
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Rainman
Submitted 2 months ago

Worth the watch

Always helpful to do Eli’s videos, guaranteed to learn something you didn’t know

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1. When did you start dabbling in music?

I started playing drums in high school at age fourteen. Like most kids my age around then, I was into progressive rock. Genesis, Emerson Lake and Palmer, and Yes. They rocked my world. A few short years later though, my musical life changed. While studying music in college I discovered Charlie Parker, Milt Jackson, Sonny Stitt, and John Coltrane. Milt Jackson spoke to me in such a profound way that it left me no choice but to take up vibraphone.

These great players, along with  drummers like Philly Joe Jones, Max Roach, Art Blakey, and Elvin Jones changed not only the way I thought about drumming, but also music - and by extension, life - as a whole. I realized life was meant to be a creative endeavor. The idea of improvising based on a loose set of guidelines and rules permeated into my psyche even when I wasn't holding a pair of drumsticks or mallets. But if I am going to be perfectly truthful, I have to hold Henry Miller and Woody Allen equally responsible for shaping the way I view and experience the world around me. 

2. What training have you had?

I am currently an Apple certified Logic Pro. Young and cocky, and armed with only a partial University degree, I dropped out of school and  began playing steady commercial hotel engagements and jazz gigs when I could. This went on for many years until I decided it was time to complete my degree - which I ultimately did with a major in Political Science and a minor in music. 

It was at this point that I formed my current band Nightshift. We are going in to our twenty third year now - playing commercial one nighters like weddings, corporate events, etc. Don't turn your nose up at it though - it has allowed me a wonderful quality of life. It gave me the freedom to go back to school and complete a post graduate degree in Communications Studies - all the while supporting myself by playing weddings.

3. When did you get into recording?

It was in this graduate program - in the early nineties - that I found myself drawn to the fledgling emerging universe of hard disc recording and midi sequencing. Based on nothing more than the recommendation of one of my band mates who had an old Atari, I jumped in head first and bought a Mac LC ll, along with a version 1.1 of what was then Notator Logic. I had no idea what I was getting myself into. But, in hindsight, it was a decision of epic importance in my life - shaping my future as much as the music of Milt Jackson and Charlie Parker did fifteen years prior. 

I opened up my own commercial home studio in 1998 and began doing a variety of projects, working on radio jingles, artist CD projects, and whatever came my way. A couple of years later a colleague called me up - desperate. He was working at a post production house and one of the editors had just quit. They were doing audio post for a weekly TV series and needed a Pro Tools editor - and fast! And so, once again, I jumped in head first into what would ultimately open up my world even more - the world of Pro Tools. 

4. People you have worked with/for?

Focusing on Logic, I built up a small but loyal client base and my phone kept ringing for Logic tech support and instruction. Film composers and studio owners all over the city were calling me. Even the music stores were giving out my phone number at this point! This kind of stuff becomes a self fulfilling prophecy. The more of it you do, the more calls you get to keep doing it. At least that's the way it should be!

As my Logic chops kept growing, I was hired by an old buddy of mine, Len Sasso, who was then an associate editor at Electronic Musician magazine, and began writing some columns for them. I had a blast doing them - and really learned to focus and express my thoughts in a concise and clear manner. This lead to a collaboration with LA based composer Terry Michael Huud on the 2006 film called Civic Duty - which was certainly one of the highlights of my professional life as a composer. 

5. Why are you so good at training people?

I wake up every day excited to boot up, and create. Whether it's instructional videos, creating music, working with a studio client, performing with my band, or teaching at the schools - my days are filled with what I love doing. Enriched by the stimulation and creative freedom this modern music making software brings to my life. I bring that excitement and passion to each and every training product I create. My years of experience both using and teaching these programs has taught me the best way to make the user comfortable with these complex programs.

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Amplitube 5 Explained® is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 5 .
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Need more tutorials like this! I've been looking for a tutorial that would describe every feature of Amplitube 5, this was it. Now I just want more in-depth from the guitarist!
Date published: 2021-02-18
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Excellent Tutorial This video explains all you need to know to get the most out of Amplitube 5 great purchase.
Date published: 2021-02-11
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Clear and helpful insight to know AT5 capabilities Nice and easy to know all AT5 capabilities, it would be nice to have an "in-depth" futures release
Date published: 2021-01-19
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Worth the watch Always helpful to do Eli’s videos, guaranteed to learn something you didn’t know
Date published: 2021-01-17
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from NIce, Deep Dive into Amplitube 5! I'm stoked
Date published: 2021-01-17
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