Amplitube Tutorial

AmpliTube Explained®

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Chapter 1 : Getting Started

  • AmpliTube Intro 1:29

    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!

  • AmpliTube Installation 3:24

    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.

  • AmpliTube Authorization 4:34

    AmpliTube Authorization

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

  • Menu & Audio Settings 3:04

    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.

Chapter 2 : The Preset Section

  • Choosing Presets 4:46

    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.

  • Preset Browser 8:08

    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.

  • Preset Xchange 6:55

    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.

  • Save & Delete 5:18

    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.

Chapter 3 : Top Header and Module Section

  • Quality Mode & Controllers 1:39

    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.

  • Signal Path Presets 3:59

    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.

  • Stereo In 1:10

    Stereo In

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

  • Bypass & Mute 2:17

    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.

  • The Tuner 5:14

    The Tuner

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

Chapter 4 : The Stomp Boxes

  • Stomp Modules 2:37

    Stomp Modules

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

  • Delay Pedals 9:10

    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.

  • Distortion Pedals 12:45

    Distortion Pedals

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

  • Comp & EQ Pedals 5:37

    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.

  • Filter Pedals 12:00

    Filter Pedals

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

  • Wah Pedals 4:08

    Wah Pedals

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

  • Fuzz Pedals 6:47

    Fuzz Pedals

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

  • Modulation Pedals 6:43

    Modulation Pedals

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

  • Modulation Samples 4:27

    Modulation Samples

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

  • Pitch Pedals 7:54

    Pitch Pedals

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

  • Other Pedals 8:36

    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.

Chapter 5 : The Amp Section

  • American Clean MkIII 4:01

    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.

  • American Tube Clean 1 3:53

    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.

  • American Tube Clean 2 2:52

    American Tube Clean 2

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

  • American Vintage B 2:55

    American Vintage B

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

  • American Vintage D 2:53

    American Vintage D

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

  • American Vintage T 2:15

    American Vintage T

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

  • Custom Solid State Clean 2:15

    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.

  • Jazz Amp 120 2:23

    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.

  • Metal Clean T 2:25

    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.

  • American Tube Vintage 2:01

    American Tube Vintage

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

  • British Blue Tube 30TB 1:30

    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.

  • British Copper 30TB 2:51

    British Copper 30TB

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

  • British Lead S100 2:54

    British Lead S100

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

  • British OR 2:14

    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.

  • THD Bi-Valve 2:34

    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.

  • Tube Vintage Combo 2:24

    Tube Vintage Combo

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

  • American Lead MkIII 4:28

    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.

  • British Tube Lead 1 2:38

    British Tube Lead 1

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

  • British Tube Lead 2 2:11

    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.

  • Custom Modern Hi-Gain 1:56

    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.

  • Custom Solid State Fuzz 2:19

    Custom Solid State Fuzz

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

  • Custom Solid State Lead 2:01

    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.

  • Metal Lead T 1:35

    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.

  • Metal Lead V 1:56

    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!

  • Metal Lead W 1:21

    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.

  • Modern Tube Lead 1:43

    Modern Tube Lead

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

  • Vintage Metal Lead 1:49

    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!

  • 360Bass Preamp 3:05

    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.

  • Combo 150MB 2:41

    Combo 150MB

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

  • Green BA250 3:31

    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.

  • Solid State Bass Preamp 2:18

    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.

Chapter 6 : Cabinet Modules

  • Cabinet Models 3:10

    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!

  • Microphones 4:57


    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.

  • Room Options 4:26

    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.

Chapter 7 : Rack Modules

  • Digital Delay 5:32

    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.

  • Digital Reverb 2:47

    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.

  • Tap Delay 5:46

    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.

  • Rack EQs 2:27

    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.

  • Tube Compressor 2:52

    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.

  • Filter Effects 6:23

    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.

  • Modulation 6:03


    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.

  • Pitch Effects 4:24

    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!

  • Other Effects 6:04

    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.

Chapter 8 : I/O Bar, Prefs and MIDI

  • Input Output Bar 4:57

    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.

  • Info, Prefs & Stuff 4:44

    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.

  • MIDI Assignment 3:03

    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!

  • MIDI Control 6:52

    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.

  • MIDI Parameters 4:09

    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.

Chapter 9 : The Four Track Recorder / Player

  • Four Track Overview 9:49

    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.

  • Recording into AmpliTube 7:31

    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.

  • Speed Trainer 3:15

    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.

  • Practice, Practice, Practice 2:55

    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!

Chapter 10 : Amplitube in Action

  • Not just for Guitar 9:05

    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.

Product Overview

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.

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