Audiffex advances ampLion – Watch the video here.
As a software guitar processor providing the perfect simulation of guitar amplifiers, effects, and microphone/cabinet combos for Mac and Windows with 64-bit Avid Audio eXtension (AAX), Audio Units (AU), Real-Time AudioSuite (RTAS), and Virtual Studio Technology (VST3) versions to enable full compatibility with 64-bit hosts (such as Ableton Live, Cubase, Logic Pro, Pro Tools, and more besides), the best just got better with ampLion Pro 1.1!
While ampLion Pro 1.1 of course can be used as a plug-in for host applications, the standalone application now features a METRONOME, TRACK PLAYER, and RECORDER — just like Audiffex’s acclaimed GK Amplification 2 software simulation of Gallien-Krueger amps and speakers before it. Indeed, the advanced TRACK PLAYER lets users play along with their own demos or favourite artists and learn songs with a handy SPEED control to slow things down if they can’t keep up or even speed things up if they so wish! For their wish is ampLion Pro 1.1’s command with fanciful features aplenty: Loop the playback and REPEAT — perfect for practising the practice makes perfect mantra in a quest to become the next Jimi Hendrix or Slash, while the built-in RECORDER can capture each and every new riff whenever inspiration strikes! Record guitar sounds dry or processed, or even mix them with the TRACK PLAYER… the choice is out there, so choose carefully!
New additions apart, ampLion Pro 1.1 remains true to its ‘old’ self, capable of creating true-to-life guitar sounds suited to the user’s musical taste(s) using only a computer and audio interface (plus a guitar, too, of course), free from the rigours of complex and cumbersome hardware guitar rigs. Freely combine mind- and ear-blowing simulations of no fewer than nine preamps — Fender Super Reverb, Fender Deluxe Reverb, Fender Bassman ’59, Marshall JCM800, Marshall JCM900, MesaBoogie Dual Rectifier, Engl Ritchie Blackmore Signature, Engl Tube Preamp 530 (Lead mode), and Engl Tube Preamp 530 (Clean mode) * — and seven power amps — MesaBoogie Dual Rect (solid state), MesaBoogie Dual Rect (tube), Fender Bassman Fender Super Reverb, Marshall 100W, Marshall 50W, and Fender Deluxe Reverb * in Amps & Speakers mode… but why stop there? The amplifier signal can be split and processed by two independent cab simulations — choose from Marshall MG30FX Combo, Fender Blues Junior Combo, Fender RocPro 700 Combo, Line6 Spider Valve Bogner, Engl E320 Thunder 50 Combo, Marshall JCM900 Combo, Marshall TSLC, MesaBoogie Rectifier 212, MesaBoogie RoadKing (left speaker C90), MesaBoogie RoadKing (right speaker V30), MesaBoogie Rectifier 412 Slant, and Marshall 1960A * — and mic’d by seven different microphone simulations — Shure SM57, Audix i5, Rode NT1-A, AKG C1000, AKG C451, Sennheiser MKH40, Audix D6, and AKG D112 * — with authentic-sounding simulations of distance, position, and axis.
ampLion Pro 1.1 users are also free to let loose with an array of extraordinary effects simulations to improve their sound further still in Effect Pedals mode. Each preset can use up to eight stompboxes (chained in a Serial configuration) or 4+4 (in Parallel) from a mind-boggling selection of 30 meticulously modelled examples in several popular pedal categories: drive (Brian May Booster, Dunlop MXR Distortion, ProCo Rat, BOSS OD-1, BOSS SD-1, Ibanez Tube Screamer 9, Ibanez Tube Screamer 808, and BOSS Metal Zone *), chorus (BOSS CH-1 and BOSS CE-5 *), phaser (Electro- Harmonix Small Stone *), flanger (Electro-Harmonix Electric Mistress and Electro-Harmonix Electric Mistress Deluxe *), wah (VOX Clyde, McCoy Wah, Dunlop Cry Baby, VOX V847 Wah Pedal, Electro-Harmonix Big Muff Crying Tone Pedal – high, and Electro-Harmonix Big Muff Crying Tone Pedal – low *), tremolo (BOSS TR-2 *), and delay (BOSS DM-2 *). And there’s even an inbuilt guitar tuner to boot! What’s more, Effects Rack mode deftly delivers just that — racked effects in abundance, including Noise Gate, Graphic EQ, Limiter, and more. The sky’s the limit! Well, almost.
But imagine having to drag all that original hardware to a gig? Guess you could well be thinking: where’s my roadie? Perish the thought. Think again. All it takes is a laptop with ampLion Pro 1.1 installed and you’re good to go! ampLion Pro 1.1 works with any MIDI controller for added control, while Live Mode offers a simplified view of presets — perfect for playing live.
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On stage or in the studio, ampLion Pro 1.1 provides precise simulation of guitar amplifiers and much more besides with which to create an almost endless inventory of unique and unmistakable sounds — to the point of effectively being indistinguishable from the real thing. Even better than the real thing? Let your ears decide. But back-breaking and bank-breaking it’s not. Indeed, it’s priced to go for sure. So what are you waiting for? Go forth and find your own guitar sound with ampLion Pro 1.1… today!
* All third-party product names used here are the trademark of their respective owners, who are in no way associated or affiliated with Audiffex. These trademarks are used solely to identify the products whose sound and features were modelled during the development process.
Watch Audiffex’s informative introductory ampLion Pro 1.1 video here: