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AmpliTube®,­ StompIO™,­ StealthPedal™,­ SpeedTrainer™,­ DSM™­ are­ trademarks­or­registered­trademarks­property­of­IK­Multimedia­Production.­All­other­ product­ names­ and­ trademarks­ are­ the­ property­ of­ their­ respective­ owners,­ which­are­in­no­way­associated­or­affiliated­with­IK­Multimedia.­ FENDER™,­STRATOCASTER™,­and­the­distinctive­headstock­and­body­designs­ commonly­found­on­the­STRATOCASTER­guitar,­and­all­FENDER®­amplifiers,­ logos,­ and­ trade­ dress­ are­ the­ trademarks­ of­ FMIC­ and­ used­ herein­ under­ license.­All­rights­reserved.­

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Table of Contents
I Contents­ II Interface­ III License Agreement­ IV AmpliTube Fender® versions­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ Chapter 1 1.1­ 1.2­ 1.3­ 1.4­­ 1.5­­ Chapter 2 2.1­­ 2.1.1­ 2.1.2­ 2.1.3­ 2.1.4­ 2.1.5­ 2.1.6­ 2.1.7­ 2.1.8­ 2.1.9­ 2.1.10­ 2.2­ 2.2.1­ 2.2.2­ 2.2.3­ 2.2.4­ 2.2.5­ 2.2.6­ 2.2.7­ 2.2.8­ 2.2.9­ 2.2.10­ 2.2.11­ 2.2.12­ 2.2.13­ 2.2.14­ 2.3­ 2.3.1­ 2.3.2­ 2.3.3­ AmpliTube Fender® Overview­ Introduction­ DSM­Technology­ Block­Diagram­ Plug-in­Architecture­ Using­the­Interface­ Getting started with AmpliTube Fender®­ AmpliTube­Fender®­-­Standalone­Mode­­ Launch­AmpliTube­Fender®­Standalone­ Audio­Configuration­ SpeedTrainer­ Loop­Trimming­ Waveform­Display­ Tempo­and­Pitch­Adjustment­ Values­Indication­ Peak­Meter­ Metronome­ Status­Bar­ AmpliTube­Fender®­-­Plug-in­Mode­ Starting­AmpliTube­Fender®­in­your­host­application­ Pro­Tools­ Digital­Performer­ Logic­ Cubase­ Nuendo­ Live­ GarageBand­ Sonar­ Acid­ Tracktion­ RiffWorks­Standard­ Adobe­Audition­ MainStage­ Hands­on­examples­ Selecting­Amps­ Choosing­the­Cabinet­ Adding­Effects­

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Input/Output Interface­ I/O­Interface­ Connecting­Your­Guitar­and­Adjusting­Your­Levels­­ Selected­Module­Pan­and­Volume­­ Phase­ Mix­ Using­Noise­Gate­ Tune­­ Selected­Parameter­Display­­ Preferences­­ Information­(“I”)­­ Lock­­

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Chapter 4 Module Selector­ 4.1­ Dual­Signal­Paths­­ 4.2­ Selecting­Modules­­ Chapter 5 5.1­ 5.2­ 5.3­ Preset Manager­ Loading­Presets­ Other­Controls­ Saving­a­Preset­­

Chapter 6 TUNER Module­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­4 Chapter 7 7.1­ 7.2­ 7.2.1­ 7.2.2­ 7.2.3­ 7.2.4­ 7.2.5­ 7.2.6­­ 7.2.7­ Chapter 8 8.1­ 8.2­ 8.3­ 8.3.1­ 8.3.2­­ 8.3.3­­ 8.3.4­­ 8.3.5­­ 8.3.6­­ 8.3.7­­ 8.3.8­­ 8.3.9­­ 8.3.10­­ 8.3.11­­ STOMP Module (Stomp Effects) ­ Controls­ Stomp­Models­ Fender®­Blender™­­ Fender®­Phaser­ Fuzz­Wah­ Fender®­’63­Reverb­ Tape­Echo­ Volume­ Stomp­Models­(Table)­ AMP Module (Amp Head) ­ Introduction­ Model­Components­­ Amplifier­Models­ ’59­Bassman®­ ’65­Twin­Reverb®­ ’57­Deluxe™­ ’65­Deluxe­Reverb®­ ’64­Vibroverb™­Custom­ Super-Sonic™­ Vibro-King®­ Pro­Junior™­ MH-500­Metalhead™­ Champion™­600­ Bassman®­300­

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Chapter 11 AmpliTube Fender® Models­ ­ ­ ­ Chapter 12 12.1­­ 12.2­ 12.3­ Automation­ Left­Pane­ Right­Panel­ Assignment­procedure­

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Hundreds of different guitar amp and effects presets ready­to­go.

Includes SpeedTrainer™ for playing along with your favorite recordings

Module Interface.­Choose­from­ over­38­Fender®­guitar­&­bass­gear­ models.­(45­total­gear­models)

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Five Modules:­Tuner,­Stomp­Pedalboard,­Amp-Heads,­ Mic’d­Cabinets,­and­Rack­Effects.

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Two Guitar Rigs.­Experience­the­ flexible­routing­system­provided­by­ Dual­Rig­technology.

Stand-alone and VST/AU/RTAS plug-in for all popular DAWs

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License Agreement

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END-USER LICENSE AGREEMENT FOR IK MULTIMEDIA PRODUCT
Please­read­this­document­carefully­before­breaking­the­seal­on­the­media­package.­This­agreement­licenses­the­enclosed­software­to­you­and­contains­ warranty­and­liability­disclaimers. By­breaking­the­seal­on­the­media­envelope,­you­are­confirming­to­have­taken­notice­of­terms­and­conditions­of­this­agreement­and­you­acknowledge­your­ acceptance­of­the­software­as­well­as­your­acceptance­of­the­terms­of­this­agreement.­If­you­do­not­wish­to­do­so,­do­not­break­the­seal.­Instead,­promptly­ return­the­entire­package,­including­the­unopened­media­package,­to­the­dealer­from­whom­you­have­obtained­it,­for­a­full­refund. 1)­DEFINITIONS “EULA”­means­this­end­user­license­agreement “IK­Multimedia­Product”­means­the­software­program­included­in­the­enclosed­package,­and­all­related­updates­supplied­by­IK­Multimedia. “IK­Multimedia­Product”­means­the­software­program­and­hardware­(if­any)­included­in­the­enclosed­package,­the­related­documentation,­models,­multimedia­content­(such­as­animation,­sound­and­graphics)­and­all­related­updates­supplied­by­IK­Multimedia. “Not­for­resale­(NFR)­Version”­means­a­version­of­IK­Multimedia­Product,­so­identified,­is­intended­for­review­and­evaluation­purposes,­only. 2)­LICENSE The­“IK­Multimedia­Product”­is­protected­by­copyright­laws­and­international­copyright­treaties,­as­well­as­other­intellectual­property­laws­and­treaties.­ The­“IK­Multimedia­Product”­is­licensed,­not­sold.­This­EULA­grants­you­the­rights­as­specified­here­below.­All­other­actions­and­means­of­usage­are­ reserved­to­the­written­permission­of­the­right­holder­IK­Multimedia­Production­Srl: Applications Software.­The­“IK­Multimedia­Product”­may­be­used­only­by­you.­You­may­install­and­use­the­“IK­Multimedia­Product”,­or­any­prior­version­ thereof­for­the­same­operating­system,­on­up­to­three­(3)­computers,­provided­that­(a)­each­computer­is­owned­by­(or­leased­to)­and­under­the­exclusive­ control­of­the­licensee;­(b)­the­program(s)­shall­NOT­be­used­simultaneously­on­more­than­one­machine,­and­(c)­any­computer(s)­with­IK­Multimedia­ software­installed­shall­not­be­sold,­rented,­leased,­loaned­or­otherwise­be­removed­from­the­licensee’s­possession­without­first­removing­(uninstalling)­ the­licensed­software,­except­as­provided­in­Paragraph­4­(below)­pertaining­to­“Software­Transfer”. Storage/Network use.­You­may­also­store­or­install­a­copy­of­the­“IK­Multimedia­Product”­on­a­storage­device,­such­as­a­network­server,­used­only­to­install­ or­run­the­“IK­Multimedia­Product”­on­your­other­computers­over­an­internal­network;­however,­you­must­acquire­and­dedicate­a­distinct­license­for­each­ user­of­the­“IK­Multimedia­Product”­from­the­storage­device.­Any­given­license­for­the­“IK­Multimedia­Product”­may­not­be­shared­or­used­concurrently­or­ otherwise­on­different­computers­or­by­different­developers­in­a­given­organization. 3)­AUTHORIZATION­CODE The­“IK­Multimedia­Product”­only­functions­when­you­are­in­the­possession­of­an­authorization­code.­You­will­receive­an­authorization­code­upon­completing­the­authorization­code­request­procedure.­Once­your­authorization­code­is­activated,­you­may­use­the­product. You­agree­to­follow­the­authorization­code­request­procedure­and­will­provide­true,­accurate­and­complete­information­about­yourself.­If­you­provide­any­ information­that­is­untrue,­inaccurate,­not­correct­or­incomplete,­or­IK­Multimedia­has­reasonable­grounds­to­suspect­that­such­information­is­untrue,­ inaccurate,­not­correct­or­incomplete,­IK­Multimedia­has­the­right­to­suspend­or­to­revoke­the­license. The­termination­of­the­license­shall­be­without­prejudice­to­any­rights,­whatsoever,­of­IK­Multimedia. 4)­DESCRIPTION­OF­OTHER­RIGHTS­AND­LIMITATIONS Limitations on Reverse Engineering, Decompilation, and Disassembly.­ You­may­not­reverse­engineer,­ decompile,­ or­ disassemble­the­ “IK­ Multimedia­ Product”,­except­and­only­to­the­extent­that­such­activity­is­expressly­permitted­by­applicable­law­notwithstanding­this­limitation­of­components.­The­“IK­ Multimedia­Product”­is­licensed­as­a­single­product.­Its­component­parts­may­not­be­separated­for­use­on­more­than­one­computer. Not for Resale Version.­If­the­“IK­Multimedia­Product”­is­labeled­“Not­for­Resale”­or­“NFR”­or­“Evaluation­Copy”,­then,­notwithstanding­other­sections­of­ this­EULA,­you­may­not­sell,­or­otherwise­transfer­the­“IK­Multimedia­Product”. Rental.­You­may­not­rent,­lease,­or­lend­the­“IK­Multimedia­Product”­to­any­party. Software Transfer.­You­may­not­transfer,­license­or­sublicense­your­rights­as­Licensee­of­the­software­or­any­IK­Multimedia­product,­as­licensed­to­you­ under­this­agreement­without­prior­written­consent­of­the­rights­owner.­The­carrier­on­which­the­IK­Multimedia­product­has­been­distributed­may­be­ transferred­or­otherwise­made­available­to­any­third­party­only­with­the­prior­written­consent­of­the­rights­owner­and­provided­that­(a)­the­original­media­

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and­license(s)­accompany­the­carrier­and­(b)­the­party­transferring­the­media­does­not­retain­a­copy­of­the­media. 5)­UPGRADES

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If­the­“IK­Multimedia­Product”­is­labeled­or­otherwise­identified­by­IK­Multimedia­as­an­“upgrade”,­you­must­be­properly­licensed­to­use­a­product­identified­by­IK­Multimedia­as­being­eligible­for­the­upgrade­in­order­to­use­the­“IK­Multimedia­Product”. An­“IK­Multimedia­Product”­labeled­or­otherwise­identified­by­IK­Multimedia­as­an­upgrade­replaces­and/or­supplements­the­product­that­formed­the­basis­for­your­eligibility­for­such­upgrade.­You­may­use­the­resulting­upgraded­product­only­in­accordance­with­the­terms­of­this­EULA.­If­the­“IK­Multimedia­ Product”­is­an­upgrade­of­a­component­of­a­package­of­software­programs­that­you­licensed­as­a­single­product,­the­“IK­Multimedia­Product”­may­be­used­ and­transferred­only­as­part­of­that­single­product­package­and­may­not­be­separated­for­use­on­more­than­one­computer. 6)­DUAL-MEDIA­SOFTWARE You­may­receive­the­“IK­Multimedia­Product”­in­more­than­one­medium.­You­may­not­loan,­rent,­lease,­or­otherwise­transfer­the­other­medium­to­another­ user,­except­as­part­of­the­permanent­transfer­(as­provided­above)­of­the­“IK­Multimedia­Product”. 7)­LIMITED­WARRANTY IK­Multimedia­warrants­to­the­original­purchaser­of­the­computer­software­product,­for­a­period­of­ninety­(90)­days­following­the­date­of­original­purchase,­ that­under­normal­use,­the­software­program­and­the­user­documentation­are­free­from­defects­that­will­materially­interfere­with­the­operation­of­the­ program­as­described­in­the­enclosed­user­documentation. 8)­WARRANTY­CLAIMS To­make­a­warranty­claim­under­the­above­limited­warranty,­please­return­the­product­to­the­point­of­purchase,­accompanied­by­proof­of­purchase,­your­ name,­your­return­address­and­a­statement­of­the­defect,­or­send­the­CD(s)­to­us­at­the­below­address­within­ninety­(90)­days­of­purchase.­Include­a­copy­of­ the­dated­purchase­receipt,­your­name,­your­return­address­and­a­statement­of­the­defect.­IK­Multimedia­or­its­authorized­dealer­will­use­reasonable­commercial­efforts­to­repair­or­replace­the­product­and­return­it­to­you­(postage­prepaid)­or­issue­to­you­a­credit­equal­to­the­purchase­price,­at­its­option. 9)­LIMITATIONS­ON­WARRANTY IK­Multimedia­warrants­only­that­the­program­will­perform­as­described­in­the­user­documentation.­No­other­advertising,­description­or­representation,­ whether­made­by­a­IK­Multimedia­dealer,­distributor,­agent­or­employee,­shall­be­binding­upon­IK­Multimedia­or­shall­change­the­terms­of­this­warranty. EXCEPT AS STATED ABOVE, IK MULTIMEDIA MAKES NO OTHER WARRANTY, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, REGARDING THIS PRODUCT. IK MULTIMEDIA DISCLAIMS ANY WARRANTY THAT THE SOFTWARE IS FIT FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY SHALL BE LIMITED TO A NINETY (90) DAY DURATION OF THIS LIMITED EXPRESS WARRANTY AND IS OTHERWISE EXPRESSLY AND SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMED. IK MULTIMEDIA SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR OTHER DAMAGES, EVEN IF IK MULTIMEDIA IS ADVISED OF OR AWARE OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. THIS MEANS THAT IK MULTIMEDIA PRODUCTION SRL SHALL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR THE LOSS OF PROFITS OR REVENUES, OR FOR DAMAGES OR COSTS AS A RESULT OF LOSS OF TIME, DATA OR USE OF THE SOFTWARE, OR FROM ANY OTHER CAUSE EXCEPT THE ACTUAL COST OF THE PRODUCT. IN NO EVENT SHALL IK MULTIMEDIA LIABILITY EXCEED THE PURCHASE PRICE OF THIS PRODUCT. 10)­CHOICE­OF­LAW You­agree­that­any­and­all­claims,­suits­or­other­disputes­arising­from­your­use­of­the­software­shall­be­determined­in­accordance­with­the­laws­of­Italy,­in­ the­event­IK­Multimedia,­is­made­a­party­thereto.­You­agree­to­submit­to­the­jurisdiction­of­the­court­in­Modena,­Italy­for­all­actions,­whether­in­contract­or­ in­tort,­arising­from­your­use­or­purchase­of­the­software. 11)­GENERAL This­Agreement­contains­the­complete­agreement­between­the­parties­with­respect­to­the­subject­matter­hereof,­and­supersedes­all­prior­or­contemporaneous­agreements­or­understandings,­whether­oral­or­written.­All­questions­concerning­this­Agreement­shall­be­directed­to: IK­Multimedia­Production­Srl Via­dell’Industria­46 41100­Modena Italy ©­2009­IK­Multimedia.­All­rights­reserved.

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AmpliTube­Fender®­comes­in­3­different­versions: •­ AmpliTube­Fender® •­ AmpliTube­Fender®­SE­(Studio­Edition) •­ AmpliTube­Fender®­LE­(Light­Edition) The­difference­between­each­version­is­in­the­number­of­models­included. AmpliTube Fender® version Models included 12­Amplifier­models 12­Cabinet­models AmpliTube­Fender® 6­Stomp­Effect­models 6­Rack­FX­models 9­Microphone­models 4­Amplifier­models 5­Cabinet­models AmpliTube­Fender®­SE 2­Stomp­Effect­models 2­Rack­FX­models 2­Microphone­models 3­Amplifier­models AmpliTube­Fender®­LE 4­Cabinet­models 2­Microphone­models

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Chapter 1 AmpliTube Fender® Overview
1.1 Introduction

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AmpliTube­ Fender®­ is­ the­ first­ and­ only­ guitar­ amp­ and­ effects­ modeling­ software­ authorized­ and­ created­ in­ cooperation­ with­ Fender­ Musical­ Instruments­Corporation.­It­comes­stocked­with­6­decades’­worth­of­legendary­tones,­offering­a­collection­of­Amps,­Cabs,­Stomps­and­Rack­Effects­spanning­the­entire­history­of­Fender®.­ AmpliTube­Fender®­is­the­first­software­amplification­system­to­truly­model­ the­ amps­ of­ the­ Fender®­ collection­ with­ the­ respect­ and­ accuracy­ they­ deserve.­ AmpliTube­ Fender®­ includes­ models­ of­ iconic­ Fender®­ stomp­ boxes,­amp­heads­&­cabinets,­from­the­bluesey­Bassman®­all­the­way­up­ to­ the­ brutal­ Metalhead™.­ It­ includes­ 6­ stomp­ boxes,­ 12­ amp­ models,­ 12­ cabinets­and­8­mics,­6­Rack­effects­and­more.­ AmpliTube­ Fender®­ offers­ the­ same­ 2­ series/parallel­ rig­ structure­ of­ the­ award-winning­ AmpliTube­ 2­ and­ has­ 5­ separate­ modules:­ tuner,­ configurable­stomp­pedal­board,­amp­head,­cabinet­+mic,­and­rack­effects,­ensuring­ a­complete­and­flexible­rig­configuration­that­can­be­used­not­only­to­recreate­the­authentic­Fender®­tones­but­also­to­expand­your­sonic­spectrum­and­ enrich­any­artistic­project­that­you­are­working­on. AmpliTube­ Fender®­ can­ be­ controlled­ live­ with­ the­ StompIO­ and­ StealthPedal,­or­traditional­MIDI­controller,­for­the­ultimate­software­stage­ rig­using­the­AmpliTube­X-GEAR­shell-host.­ Combining­AmpliTube­Fender®­with­other­“Powered­by­AmpliTube”­products­inside­AmpliTube­X-GEAR­and­using­StompIO/StealthPedal­allows­you­ to­build­your­own­custom­and­expandable­software-based­rig­with­the­widest­choice­of­superior­modeled­amps­and­effects.­ Get­the­most­legendary­collection­of­guitar­tones­right­on­your­desktop!­ AmpliTube­Fender®­main­features: •­ AmpliTube­Fender®­works­as­a­standalone­application­as­well­as­a­ plug-in­in­Windows­XP/Vista­and­Mac­OS­X­(Universal­Binary). •­ Supported­Plug-in­formats:­Audio­Units,­VST,­RTAS­(Mac­OS­X)­-­VST,­ RTAS­(Windows­XP/Vista). •­ Ultra­ accurate­ analog­ modeling­ with­ DSM™­ technology,­ “Powered­ by­AmpliTube”. •­ Highest­supported­Sampling­Rate:­96­kHz. •­ 6­ analog­ modeled­ stomps:­ Fuzz­ Wah,­ Blender™,­ Volume,­ Phaser,­ Tape­Echo­and­’63­Reverb,­plus­great­routing­flexibility. •­ High-precision­Tuner. •­ 12­ Amps­ modeled:­ ’59­ Bassman®­ LTD,­ ’65­ Twin­ Reverb®,­ ’57­ Deluxe™,­ ’65­ Deluxe­ Reverb®,­ ’64­ Vibroverb™­ Custom,­ Super-

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Sonic™,­ Vibro-King®,­ Pro­ Junior™,­ Metalhead™,­ Champion™­ 600,­ TBP-1­Pre-amp,­and­Bassman®­300. •­ 13­Speaker­emulations:­’59­Bassman®­LTD­4x10”,­’65­Twin­Reverb®­ 2x12”,­’57­Deluxe™­1x12”,­’65­Deluxe­Reverb®­1x12”,­’64­Vibroverb™­ Custom­1x15”,,­Super-Sonic™­1x12”,­Vibro-King®­3x10”,­Pro­Junior™­ 1x10”,­MH-412SL™­4x12,­Champion­600™­1x6”,­Vibratone­1x10”­and­ 810­PRO­8x10”. •­ 144­Amp­+Cabinet­combinations­(including­no­speaker). •­ 9­Microphone­models:­Condenser­87,­Condenser­84,­Condenser­414,­ Dynamic­57,­Dynamic­421,­Dynamic­441,­Ribbon­160,­Groove­Tubes®­ MD1-b­FET­and­Groove­Tubes®­Velo-8 •­ 6­Rack­Effects:­Pitch­Shift,­Tape­Echo,­Triangle­Chorus,­Sine­Flange,­ Wah­and­Compressor •­ Host­sequencer­BPM­synchronization. •­ SpeedTrainer™:­ imports­ any­ WAV,­ AIFF,­ MP3,­ and­ WMA­ audio­ file­ (Standalone­version). •­ Assignable­DAW­automation. •­ Metronome­(Standalone­version). 1.2 DSM Technology DSM™­is­a­new­and­exclusive­IK­Multimedia­technology­used­in­the­emulation­of­analog­circuitry.­DSM™­was­designed­to­increase­the­response­realism­and­playability­of­critical­analog­circuit­models.­Musicians­always­felt­ digital­emulations­of­high­quality­analog­gear­(such­as­guitar­amplifiers)­to­ be­good­but­not­completely­satisfying­because­of­the­lack­of­certain­“playability”­and­“musicality”­qualities­that­only­the­real­thing­provides.­DSM™­ has­been­designed­to­improve­this­aspect.­ DSM™­gives­special­and­unique­results­when­applied­to­circuit­emulations­ where­the­non-linearity­is­the­main­characteristic­of­the­processor,­such­as­in­ distortion,­fuzz,­overdrive­stomp­boxes,­tube­guitar­preamplifiers­and­power­ amps,­and­analog­compressors­and­limiters.­The­DSM™­working­principle­ is­based­on­a­new­approach­never­applied­to­DSP­“analog­modeling”­until­ now. Analog­circuits,­especially­Tube­and­Class-A­discrete­ones,­are­not­dynamically-linear,­but­have­been­modeled­this­way­by­today’s­technology.­An­analog­circuit’s­character­is­never­constantly­shaped­but­varies­depending­on­ lots­of­parameters,­first­and­foremost­the­strength,­frequency,­and­harmonic­ content­of­the­incoming­signal. DSM™­takes­the­next­step.­It­continuously­adapts­the­“shape”­of­the­analog­ circuit­instead­of­applying­a­static­snapshot.­By­using­more­complex­mathematical­ functions,­ a­ more­ articulated­ and­ musical­ response­ is­ possible,­ making­DSM™­ideal­for­modeling­tube­preamps­and­tube­power­amps. Traditional­emulations­are­forced­to­a­trade­off­between,­for­example,­those­ kind­of­distortions­that­appear­only­when­a­2x­6L6­tube­power­amplifier­is­ driven­to­its­limit­and­the­cleaner­sound­it­has­when­it’s­driven­normally. ­16

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DSM™­delivers­a­dynamic­response­that­continuously­morphs­and­“follows”­ the­incoming­signal;­in­other­words,­that­follows­the­music. This­leads­to­an­accuracy­that­cannot­be­found­in­any­other­modeling­hardware­ or­software­today,­respecting­all­the­signal­nuances­exactly­like­a­real­analog­ circuit­would­do­with­a­grade­of­realism­and­musicality­never­achieved­before. 1.3 Block Diagram

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1.4 Plug-in Architecture AmpliTube­Fender®­is­set­up­as­a­traditional­guitar­rig.­This­ensures­predictable­results­and­real­world­flexibility.­While­it­is­simple­to­comprehend­ and­navigate,­the­user­interface­allows­for­complex­guitar­rigs­and­advanced­ signal­routing. The­interface­is­divided­into­5­modules:­ 1)­TUNER

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This­approach­makes­it­easy­to­move­between­the­different­sections­of­the­guitar­amp­rig­and­provides­easy­access­to­module­specific­controls­and­features. AmpliTube­Fender®­is­divided­into­two­simultaneous­guitar­rigs­(figure­1.7).

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This­means­there­are­two­independent­stomp­effects,­amps,­cabinet,­and­rack­ effect­ signal­ chains.­ This­ lets­ you­ create­ a­ guitar­ rig­ with­ two­ independent­ amplifier­setups,­use­the­two­rigs­in­an­extensive­single­guitar­amp­setup,­or­a­ combination­of­the­two­using­the­flexible­routing­system­provided­(figure­1.8).
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AmpliTube­Fender®­offers­eight­routing­configurations­presets,­providing­ easy­access­to­sophisticated­effects­and­amp­patching.­For­example; 1.­ 2.­ 3.­ 4.­ 5.­ 6.­ all­stomp­effects­and­rack­effects­into­one­amp­rig. two­separate­amp­setups. all­stomp­effects­and­rack­effects­into­one­amp­rig­with­both­cabinets. all­stomp­effects­and­rack­effects­into­both­amp­rigs. two­separate­stomp­effects­setups­into­one­amp­with­two­cabinet­setups. two­ separate­ amp­ setups­ with­ separate­ stomps­ into­ two­ independent­ rack­effects. 7.­ two­separate­stomp­effects­setups­into­two­separate­amp­rigs­into­all­the­ rack­effects. 8.­ two­separate­stomp­effects­setups­into­one­amp­setup­with­all­the­rack­ effects. One­of­the­easiest­ways­to­get­started­with­AmpliTube­Fender®­is­to­audition­ the­ included­ collection­ of­ presets.­ These­ presets­ have­ been­ skillfully­ programmed­by­the­AmpliTube­Fender®­designers­to­accurately­reproduce­ each­particular­tone. 1.5 Using the Interface AmpliTube­Fender®­interface­has­four­basic­sections: 1)­Preset­Manager­(figure­1.9)

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2)­Module­Selector­(figure­1.10)

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3)­Module­Interface­(figure­1.11)

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4)­Input/Output­interface­(figure­1.12)

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PRESET MANAGER:­loads­and­saves­AmpliTube­Fender®­presets. MODULE SELECTOR:­is­the­main­navigation­menu­for­AmpliTube­Fender®.­It­ displays­both­guitar­rigs,­selects­the­modules,­bypasses­and­mutes­modules,­ and­allows­you­to­control­the­signal­path­of­the­guitar­rigs. MODULE INTERFACE:­this­is­the­main­editing­interface.­This­is­where­most­ of­the­editing­takes­place.­This­interface­shows­the­different­modules­and­all­ their­related­controls. INPUT/OUTPUT INTERFACE:­adjusts­input­and­output­gain,­sets­the­noise­gate,­ adjusts­the­pan,­volume,­phase­and­mix­knob­values­for­the­current­AmpliTube­ Fender®­preset,­and­displays­the­preferences­and­system­information.

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The­ SpeedTrainer­ (figure­ 1.13)­ as­ well­ as­ the­ bottom­ interface­ area­ that­ displays­the­SpeedTrainer­import­process­status­message­(e.g.,­Ready),­the­ Input­gain­value,­and­the­CPU­load­display­(figure­1.14),­are­only­available­ when­AmpliTube­Fender®­Standalone­is­used.

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AmpliTube­ Fender®­ Standalone­ version­ can­ be­ used­ to­ play­ and­ practice­ live­ using­ your­ computer­ as­ a­ next­ generation­ modeling­ effect­ processor.­ It­ allows­ you­ to­ run­ the­ program­ without­ the­ need­ of­ a­ host­ sequencer­ application. 2.1.1 Launch AmpliTube Fender® Standalone Once­ your­ hardware­ is­ properly­ set-up­ you­ can­ launch­ AmpliTube­ Fender®. To­launch­AmpliTube­Fender®­Standalone­go­to: Windows:­Start\Programs\AmpliTube­Fender®­icon Macintosh:­Application­folder/AmpliTube­Fender®­icon 2.1.2 Audio Configuration Windows

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Select­ASIO­or­DirectX­from­the­top­menu.­ASIO­is­the­default­option­because­ it­gives­the­best­performance. In­Inputs,­your­audio­interface­driver­will­be­automatically­selected.­If­not,­ manually­choose­your­audio­interface­driver. In­Channel­1­(below­the­Inputs­menu),­select­the­audio­interface­input­into­ which­your­guitar­is­plugged.­For­example,­if­the­guitar­is­plugged­into­the­ first­ audio­ interface­ input,­ you­ should­ select­ Channel­ 1.­ However,­ if­ the­ guitar­ is­ plugged­ into­ the­ second­ audio­ interface­ input,­ you­ should­ select­ Channel­2,­and­so­on. NOTE:­sometimes,­Channel­1­is­identified­with­L­(Left­channel)­and­Channel­ 2­with­R­(Right­channel). In­Outputs,­select­your­audio­interface­output­driver.­The­Input­and­Output­ driver­should­be­the­same. Below­the­Outputs­menu,­select­your­desired­output­channels.­For­example,­ (Channel­1,­Output­1),­(Channel­2,­Output­2). Sample­ Rate:­ choose­ your­ desired­ sample­ rate­ (AmpliTube­ Fender®­ will­ support­sample­frequencies­up­to­96­kHz). Buffer­Size:­to­change­the­buffer­size­of­an­ASIO­device,­click­the­PANEL­button­located­on­the­right­of­the­buffer­size­selector,­and­it­will­give­you­access­ to­the­Control­Panel­of­the­audio­interface­you­are­using. Adjusting­the­buffer­settings­will­change­the­audio­signal­latency.­In­general,­ smaller­ buffer­ sizes­ deliver­ a­ faster­ response,­ but­ extremely­ small­ values­can­overload­your­computer,­resulting­in­intermittent­audio­clicks­and­ unreliable­system­performance.­Usually,­values­between­128­and­256­give­ the­best­performance­/­reliability­compromise.

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Select­the­audio­interface­you­are­going­to­use­on­the­Input­Audio­Interface­ and­Output­Audio­Interface­menus. Your­Channel­selection­has­to­match­the­audio­interface­channel­into­which­ your­ guitar­ is­ plugged.­ For­ example,­ if­ the­ guitar­ is­ plugged­ into­ the­ first­ audio­interface­input,­you­should­select­Channel­1,­if­the­guitar­is­plugged­ into­the­second­audio­interface­input,­you­should­select­Channel­2,­and­so­ on. The­ Output­ audio­ Interface­ will­ typically­ be­ the­ same­ as­ the­ Input­ audio­ Interface.­ Please­ select­ the­ output­ for­ AmpliTube­ Fender®­ under­ left­ and­ right­channel.­Next,­select­a­low­Buffer­Size­value,­and­a­Sampling­Frequency­ (remember­that­this­will­be­limited­by­your­audio­interface­capabilities). Sample­ Rate:­ choose­ your­ desired­ sample­ rate.­ (AmpliTube­ Fender®­ will­ support­sample­frequencies­up­to­96­kHz). Buffer­ Size:­ adjusting­ the­ buffer­ settings­ will­ change­ the­ audio­ signal­ latency.­ In­ fact,­ the­ amount­ of­ latency­ depends­ on­ several­ factors­ such­ as­ computer­ speed­ and­ sound­ card­ performance.­ Decreasing­ the­ buffer­ size­ value­will­reduce­the­amount­of­signal­delay.­So,­the­idea­is­to­get­the­latency­ as­low­as­possible­without­getting­any­audio­artifacts.­As­a­starting­point,­ a­ 256­ buffer­ size­ value­ should­ work­ fine.­ However,­ considering­ that­ each­ setup­reacts­in­a­different­way,­please­experiment­with­your­settings­until­ you­get­the­best­result.

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2.1.3 SpeedTrainer SpeedTrainer™­ is­ useful­ to­ play­ along­ with­ songs,­ to­ practice­ your­ solos­ or­ rhythmic­guitars­or­just­to­enjoy­making­music­with­AmpliTube­Fender®!­It­can­ also­be­a­great­learning­tool­(figure­2.3).

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The­SpeedTrainer­Controls­(figure­2.4)­include­Open­Audio­button­(figure­2.5)­ to­open­an­audio­file,­file­Play­and­Pause­buttons,­and­A/B­buttons­for­setting­a­ loop­point­within­the­audio­file.
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Audio­files­can­be­simply­dragged­from­the­system­to­the­SpeedTrainer­waveform­display.­NOTE:­you­can­drag­only­one­audio­file­at­a­time. When­you­open­or­drag­an­audio­file­on­SpeedTrainer­you­will­see­its­waveform­ progressively­displayed.­SpeedTrainer­will­be­in­Loading­status,­until­the­entire­ file­is­displayed­in­the­Waveform­display. When­the­SpeedTrainer­displays­the­Ready­status­you­are­ready­to­play­your­ file.

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A/B repeat (figure­2.6). •­ By­pressing­A­during­file­playback,­the­Loop­Start­Marker­is­memorized­and­a­sign­is­placed­on­the­timeline.­The­A­button­will­be­highlighted­(figure­2.7).

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•­ By­pressing­B­during­file­playback­the­Loop­End­Marker­is­memorized­ and­a­sign­is­placed­on­the­timeline.­In­this­case,­the­B­button­will­be­ highlighted­(figure­2.8). •­ By­pressing­A­and­then­B­just­after­having­opened­an­audio­file,­A­and­ B­markers­will­be­automatically­placed­at­the­beginning­and­at­the­ end­of­the­opened­file,­to­loop­the­entire­file­(figure­2.9).

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•­ As­soon­as­the­B­point­is­placed,­the­playback­will­immediately­start­ from­A,­playing­up­to­B­and­then­returning­to­A­until­the­Pause­or­Play­ button­is­pressed­(figure­2.10).

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•­ Pressing­Clear­erases­the­A/B­points­and­disables­the­loop­playback­ (figure­2.11).

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2.1.4 Loop Trimming After­you­set­the­A­(Loop­Start­Marker)­and­B­(Loop­End­Marker),­you­are­ able­to­make­small­adjustments­by­holding­the­mouse­on­top­of­the­marker­ sign,­and­then­dragging­them­horizontally­(figure­2.12).

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If­you­click­on­or­drag­the­A­or­B­markers,­their­position­will­be­shown­in­the­ Time­Display­(figure­2.13),­located­below­the­filename­(figure­2.14).

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2.1.5 Waveform Display The­audio­file­peak­waveform­is­displayed­as­an­average­of­the­L­&­R­channels.­ This­ means­ that­ you­ will­ see­ it­ as­ only­ one­ waveform,­ even­ if­ your­ audio­file­is­stereo­(figure­2.15).

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Additionally,­ there­ are­ Horizontal­ Zoom­ In­ and­ Out­ buttons.­ The­ Zoom­ In­ (+)­ and­ Zoom­ Out­ (-)­ are­ located­ below­ the­ waveform­ display,­ on­ the­ left­ side­(figure­2.16).­The­Zoom­Level­range­is­x1­to­x32­and­it­is­shown­on­the­ Selected­Parameter­Display­(figure­2.17).
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The­Horizontal­Scroll­Bar­ will­allow­you­to­move­the­file­into­the­display.­ While­dragging­the­Horizontal­Scroll­Bar­(to­the­right­or­left),­the­waveform­ will­follow­your­movements,­without­having­to­release­the­mouse­click­to­ update­the­waveform­visualization­(figure­2.18).

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2.1.6 Tempo and Pitch Adjustment Through­ the­ AmpliTube­ Fender®­ SpeedTrainer,­ you­ are­ able­ to­ independently­change­the­Tempo­and­Pitch­of­your­audio­file.­ While­you­are­playing­your­audio­file,­move­the­Tempo­knob­from­50%­to­ 150%­(figure­2.19).­Increasing­the­%­value­will­speed­up­the­tempo­and­vice­ versa.­The­Tempo­default­position­is­100%,­at­center.­For­example,­you­can­ extract­the­audio­from­your­guitar­CD­method,­open­a­file­and­change­the­ tempo­of­a­particular­exercise.­In­this­way,­you­can­measure­your­progress,­ speeding­up­the­track­gradually,­according­to­your­actual­technical­skills. The­Pitch­adjustable­range­goes­from­–12­semitones­(one­octave­down)­to­+12­ semitones­(one­octave­up),­(figure­2.20),­and­its­Default­position­is­0,­at­center.­ In­this­way,­you­are­able­ to­practice­your­favorite­artist’s­songs­in­several­ keys,­increasing­your­transposition­skills­and­improving­you­musicianship­ capabilities.
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2.1.7 Values Indication All­the­SpeedTrainer­Controls­as­well­as­the­Metronome­Volume­value­are­ shown­on­the­Selected­Parameter­display­located­under­the­peak­meter.­For­ instance,­if­you­move­the­SpeedTrainer­Volume­knob­(figure­2.21),­its­value­ will­be­reflected­in­the­aforementioned­display­(figure­2.22).
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2.1.8 Peak Meter The­ Peak­ Meter­ shows­ the­ audio­ file­ playback­ instantaneous­ peak­ level­ (figure­2.23). 2.1.9 Metronome

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You­ can­ turn­ on­ the­ Metronome­ by­ clicking­ on­ the­ On­ button,­ and­ then­ modify­its­Tempo­(via­its­Tempo­knob)­and­its­volume­(through­its­Volume­ knob),­(figure­2.24). Tempo­values­are­measured­in­beats­per­minute­(BPM),­and­its­range­goes­ from­ 30­ to­ 220­ BPM.­ Tempo­ values­ are­ shown­ in­ the­ Metronome­ display.­ However,­ the­ volume­ values­ are­ expressed­ in­ %­ (from­ 0­ to­ 100%)­ in­ the­ Selected­Parameter­display. NOTE:­the­Metronome­Tempo­is­linked­to­the­Tap.­There­is­NO­relationship­ between­the­Metronome­Tempo­and­the­SpeedTrainer­Tempo.

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In­AmpliTube­Fender®­Standalone­version,­you­are­able­to­change­the­BPM­ Tempo­in­4­different­ways: -­In­Settings/Preferences­(figure­2.25):

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1.­Typing­the­BPM­value­in­the­Tempo­box­and­then­clicking­OK. 2.­Clicking­the­Tap­button­(at­least­5­times)­with­a­steady­pulse­and­ then­ clicking­ OK.­ The­ recognized­ BPM­ value­ will­ be­ displayed­ in­ the­Tempo­field. -­In­the­main­AmpliTube­Fender®­window­(you­have­to­close­the­previously­opened­Preferences­window): 3.­ On­your­computer­keyboard­press­the­Caps­lock­key­and­tap­the­ UPPERCASE­T­key­at­least­5­times. 4.­Hold­the­Shift­key­and­tap­the­UPPERCASE­T­key­at­least­5­times. TIP:­ as­ a­ learning­ tool,­ you­ can­ use­ AmpliTube­ Fender®­ Metronome­ to­ increase­ your­ technical­ skills.­ For­ the­ example,­ you­ can­ create­ a­ weekly­ routine­and­design­a­Progress­Record. 2.1.10 Status Bar The­Status­Bar­(bottom­area)­of­the­AmpliTube­Fender®­interface­contains­ the­ SpeedTrainer­ Import­ process­ status­ message­ (e.g.,­ Ready),­ the­ Input­ Gain­value,­and­the­CPU­load­display­(figure­2.26).
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Import process status message: located­in­the­Status­Bar­left­area,­it­displays­ the­SpeedTrainer­Import­process­status­message,­e.g.,­Ready­(figure­2.27).
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Input gain: the­ AmpliTube­ Fender®­ Global­ Input­ Level­ is­ determined­ by­ the­ audio­interface­gain­plus­the­AmpliTube­Fender®­Input­Gain­value­(figure­2.28).­ Please­read­Chapter­3.2­Connecting­Your­Guitar­and­Adjusting­Your­Levels­for­more­ information.
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NOTE:­ to­ quickly­ set­ the­ input­ level­ while­ playing­ live­ with­ the­ StompIO,­ please­check­the­StompIO­manual. CPU load display: please­refer­to­chapter­3.9­(Preferences)­for­tips­on­how­to­ manage­the­CPU­load­(figure­2.29).
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2.2 AmpliTube Fender® - Plug-in Mode 2.2.1 Starting AmpliTube Fender® in your host application 2.2.2 Pro Tools Launch­Pro­Tools®­and­create­your­new­session.­If­playing/recording­guitar,­ create­ a­ mono­ audio­ track.­ Go­ to­ Insert/Plug­ in/Harmonic­ and­ select­ “AmpliTube­ Fender®”­ Mono­ or­ Mono/Stereo.­ The­ AmpliTube­ Fender®­ interface­ will­ then­ open.­ If­ you­ are­ using­ Pro­ Tools­ LE,­ when­ the­ track­ is­ placed­ in­ the­ record­ monitor,­ you­ will­ be­ able­ to­ hear­ the­ effect­ while­ recording. TIP:­if­you­are­using­Pro­Tools­HD­and­recording­a­guitar­track­while­listening­to­AmpliTube­Fender®,­you­should­insert­a­TDM­plug-in­like­Digidesign’s­ “TRIM”­before­AmpliTube­Fender®­RTAS.­This­will­let­you­hear­AmpliTube­ Fender®­RTAS­while­recording­on­an­HD­system.­Otherwise,­Pro­Tools­will­ bypass­the­RTAS­plug-in­(AmpliTube­Fender®­in­this­case)­as­soon­as­the­ track­will­be­REC­enabled. 2.2.3 Digital Performer Launch­ Digital­ Performer™­ and­ create­ your­ new­ session.­ Go­ to­ the­ Mixer­ View.­ On­ your­ audio­ track,­ select­ your­ Audio­ interface­ Input­ and­ Outputs,­ and­add­“AmpliTube­Fender®”­as­an­insert.­The­AmpliTube­Fender®­edit­ window­will­automatically­open.­You­will­be­able­to­hear­the­plug-in­on­the­ audio­you­are­recording­or­playing­back. TIP:­ in­ order­ to­ take­ advantage­ of­ the­ stereo­ capabilities­ of­ AmpliTube­ Fender®,­ Cabinets­ panning,­ stereo­ rack­ FX,­ open­ the­ plug-in­ as­ Mono­ to­ Stereo­when­inserted­on­mono­tracks,­or­open­it­on­stereo­tracks. 2.2.4 Logic Launch­Logic™.­Insert­“AmpliTube­Fender®”­on­the­desired­track­from­the­ mixer­ window.­ The­ AmpliTube­ Fender®­ edit­ window­ will­ automatically­ open. TIP:­ in­ order­ to­ take­ advantage­ of­ the­ stereo­ capabilities­ of­ AmpliTube­ Fender®,­ Cabinets­ panning,­ stereo­ rack­ FX,­ open­ the­ plug-in­ as­ Mono­ ->­ Stereo­when­inserted­on­mono­tracks,­or­open­it­on­stereo­tracks.

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2.2.5 Cubase Launch­ Cubase®.­ Click­ on­ the­ audio­ or­ instrument­ track­ you­ wish­ to­ add­ AmpliTube­Fender®­to.­In­the­inspector­window­on­the­left,­click­on­the­dark­ blue­bar­that­says­“Inserts”­or­click­on­the­“e”­button­beside­the­track­name­ at­the­top­of­the­inspector.­ Once­ the­ inserts­ are­ visible­ (under­ the­ insert­ menu­ on­ the­ Inspector,­ or­ on­the­left­side­of­the­audio­channel­editor­window)­click­on­empty­insert.­ Select­“AmpliTube­Fender®”­At­this­point,­if­you­play­back­audio,­you­should­ be­able­to­route­sound­through­your­AmpliTube­Fender®­plug-in. TIP:­ in­ order­ to­ take­ advantage­ of­ the­ stereo­ capabilities­ of­ AmpliTube­ Fender®,­ Cabinets­ panning,­ stereo­ rack­ FX,­ insert­ it­ on­ a­ stereo­ track­ or­ stereo­groups­tracks. 2.2.6 Nuendo Launch­Nuendo™,­open­a­new­project,­then­go­to­Project/Add­track/Audio,­ select­ your­ audio­ track­ configuration­ (mono/stereo)­ and­ click­ OK.­ Click­ on­ “Inserts”­to­expand­the­menu,­and­then­click­on­the­dark­blue­area­below­ “i1”­to­see­the­available­plug-in­list.­Select­AmpliTube­Fender®­so­it­opens.­ To­open/close­its­interface­click­on­the­“e”­button. TIP:­ in­ order­ to­ take­ advantage­ of­ the­ stereo­ capabilities­ of­ AmpliTube­ Fender®,­ Cabinets­ panning,­ stereo­ rack­ FX,­ insert­ it­ on­ a­ stereo­ track­ or­ stereo­groups­tracks. 2.2.7 Live Launch­Live™­and­click­on­one­of­the­audio­or­virtual­instrument­tracks­in­ the­“Mixer­Drop­Area.”­Notice­in­the­“Track­View”­(bottom­window),­the­text­ “Drop­Audio­Effects”­appears.­ Now,­ in­ the­ “Browser­ Window”­ (window­ on­ the­ left­ hand­ side­ of­ the­ screen),­ click­ the­ Plug-in­ Browser­ button­ (looks­ like­ an­ electric­ plug).­ Browse­ to­ “AmpliTube­ Fender®”­ and­ click/drag­ it­ into­ the­ “Track­ View.”­ Once­ AmpliTube­ Fender®­ loads,­ it­ will­ appear­ as­ a­ “Device”­ with­ an­ XY­ controller­on­it.­ To­ open/close­ the­ AmpliTube­ Fender®­ interface­ click­ the­ “edit­ plug-in­ panel”­(small­wrench)­button­at­the­top­of­the­Device­window. 2.2.8 GarageBand Launch­GarageBand®,­go­to­Track/New­Track.­Now,­set­up­this­window­in­ the­following­way:­click­on­Real­Instrument,­Monitor­On,­Expand­the­Details­ ­32

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menu,­and­uncheck­the­Echo­and­Reverb­effect.­Select­“AmpliTube­Fender®”­ from­the­3rd­or­4th­effects­drop­down­menu,­check­its­left­box,­and­click­the­ Create­button. Play­your­guitar,­you­should­be­able­to­monitor­it.­To­open­the­AmpliTube­ Fender®­interface,­double­click­the­track­(the­track­info­window­will­pop­up)­ and­click­on­the­pencil­icon­located­to­the­right,­and­the­AmpliTube­Fender®­ interface­will­open. 2.2.9 Sonar Launch­ Sonar™­ and­ create­ your­ new­ session.­ Open­ the­ Console­ (pressing­ ALT+3)­and­locate­the­audio­track­you­wish­to­add­AmpliTube­Fender®­to.­ Right­click­into­the­FX­Insert­Area­(dark­square­located­in­the­Audio­track’s­ upper­area)­and­choose­“AmpliTube­Fender®”­from­the­Audio­FX­sub-menu.­ The­AmpliTube­Fender®­interface­will­then­appear.­ 2.2.10 Acid Launch­Acid™,­go­to­Insert\Audio­track.­Then­go­to­Insert­again­and­select­ Assignable­FX,­double­click­the­VST­folder,­select­“AmpliTube­Fender®”­and­ then­click­on­Add/OK.­The­AmpliTube­Fender®­interface­will­open. 2.2.11 Tracktion Launch­ Tracktion™,­ open­ a­ project­ and­ drag­ the­ “new­ filter”­ from­ the­ top­ right­area­to­the­selected­audio­track.­When­the­plug-ins­list­appears,­select­ “AmpliTube­Fender®”­so­its­interface­will­open.­To­monitor­your­guitar,­click­ “R”­from­your­selected­track­input­device­(left­area). 2.2.12 RiffWorks Standard Launch­Riffworks™­Standard,­click­on­the­Hardware­button­(located­at­the­ bottom­of­the­interface)­to­turn­it­off.­Then­click­on­the­little­AMP­down­arrow­ and­select­“AmpliTube­Fender®”­from­the­“other”­category.­

2.2.13 Adobe Audition Launch­Audition™­and­select­your­I/O­Audio­Interface­settings­from­the­audio­track.­ To­open­AmpliTube­Fender®,­click­on­the­FX­icon­and­select­it­from­the­drop­down­ menu­(VST/AmpliTube­Fender®).­To­monitor,­click­the­audio­track­“R”­button­and­ play­your­instrument­(remember­to­check­your­Monitoring­settings­from­Options/ Monitoring).­To­record,­just­click­the­REC­button­from­the­Transport­bar­and­play.­

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2.2.14 MainStage Launch­MainStage™­and­select­the­Starter­Concert­template.­Create­a­new­ mono­audio­track­by­clicking­“+”­on­the­Channel­strip­area.­Click­on­Insert­ and­ go­ to­ Audio­ Units/IK­ Multimedia/AmpliTube­ Fender®.­ To­ monitor,­ remember­to­check­the­audio­track,­Output,­and­Master­faders’­settings. 2.3 Hands on examples Now­ that­ you’ve­ learned­ the­ basic­ concepts­ about­ AmpliTube­ Fender®­ standalone­mode­as­well­as­how­to­insert­it­as­a­plug-in­in­your­host­application,­let’s­begin­to­“experience”­this­exciting­program­through­the­following­ hands­on­example:­click­on­the­Presets­Selector­and­choose­one­preset. 2.3.1 Selecting Amps Now,­let’s­change­the­amp.­Click­on­the­AMP­module­button­located­below­ the­signal­chain­display­(figure­2.30).­

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Select­ an­ amplifier­ from­ the­ Amps­ menu,­ e.g.,­ ’65­ Twin­ Reverb®­ (figure­ 2.31).­Unlike­in­other­“Powered­by­AmpliTube®”­titles,­the­Preamp,­EQ­and­ Power­Amp­stages­in­AmpliTube­Fender®­are­not­separated.­This­gives­the­ models­the­maximum­level­of­accuracy­in­modeling­the­original­amplifier.

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2.3.2 Choosing the Cabinet To­ explore­ the­ speaker­ cabinet­ options,­ click­ on­ the­ CAB­ module­ button­ (figure­2.32),­turn­off­the­Match­switch,­and­navigate­through­the­speaker­ models­using­the­Up/Down­arrow­keys.­

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After­ that,­ experiment­ with­ different­ microphone­ settings.­ For­ example,­ select­ “Condenser­ 87”­ from­ the­ Mic­ Model­ menu­ (figure­ 2.33)­ and­ modify­ its­position­and/or­its­distance­using­the­On/Off­Axis­and­Near/Far­switches.­ To­adjust­the­amount­of­room­ambience­that­is­mixed­with­the­microphone­ signal,­move­the­Ambience­slider­to­the­desired­position.

2.3.3 Adding Effects You­can­expand­the­sound­spectrum­of­your­rig­adding­effects­via­the­STOMP­ and­RACK­modules.­ Click­on­the­STOMP­module­button­from­the­Module­Selector­(figure­2.34).
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Click­on­any­of­the­6­selectable­effect­slots­and­choose­one­of­the­6­modeled­ stomps,­e.g.,­Blender­(figure­2.35).­After­that,­you­are­able­to­add­5­more­virtual­ stomps­in­order­to­get­your­signature­sound. To­add­an­effect­at­the­end­of­the­chain,­click­on­the­RACK­module­button­from­ the­Module­Selector­(figure­2.36).­

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There­are­4­rack­units­available­per­rig,­this­mean­that­if­you­are­using­a­dualrig­configuration­you­can­set­up­to­8­effects­simultaneously.­ To­load­a­rack­effect,­click­the­display­to­the­left­side­of­the­rack­(figure­2.37)­and­ select­from­the­drop­down­menu,­or­click­the­Up/Down­arrows­to­scroll­through­ the­effects­(figure­2.38),­e.g.,­Wah.

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The­ Input/Output­ interface­ provides­ more­ than­ just­ volume­ controls.­ It­ includes­ a­ noise­ gate,­ a­ selected­ parameter­ display,­ an­ integrated­ tuner­ display,­ independent­ volume­ and­ pan,­ phase­ and­ mix­ knobs,­ and­ plug-in­ parameters­and­version­information­(figure­3.1).

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3.2 Connecting Your Guitar and Adjusting Your Levels •­ Plug­ your­ guitar/bass­ into­ a­ Hi-Z­ input,­ Instrument­ input,­ or­ a­ Microphone­ XLR­ input­ (ONLY­ if­ you­ are­ using­ an­ active­ DI­ BOX­ between­ the­ guitar­ 1/4”­ Plug­ and­ the­ Mic­ XLR­ input).­ •­ Do­NOT­use­Regular­Line­inputs.­NEITHER­-10dB­nor­+4dB­inputs­can­ be­used­for­your­guitar.­ •­ There­are­two­options­to­optimally­set­up­your­Global­Input­level: While­using­AmpliTube­Fender®­as­standalone;­ 1.­ In­ the­ Status­ bar­ (figure­ 3.2),­ please­ decrease­ the­ AmpliTube­ Fender®Input­ Gain­ value­ to­ 0­ dB­ (just­ click­ and­ drag­ its­ value)­ (figure­ 3.3)­ and­ increase­ the­ audio­ interface­ gain­ knob­ up­ to­ the­ point­where­the­clipping­LED­starts­blinking­(usually,­when­you­play­ extremely­ hard,­ e.g.,­ doing­ strong­ down­ strokes).­ After,­ decrease­ the­ audio­ interface­ gain­ level­ a­ little­ bit­ so­ you­ can­ avoid­ clipping.­
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1.­ 2.­ Keep­the­AmpliTube­Fender®­Input­Gain­value­at­+6­dB­(default)­and­ modify­the­audio­interface­gain­accordingly,­to­avoid­clipping.

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To­summarize,­the­Global­Input­Level­is­determined­by­the­audio­interface­ gain­plus­the­AmpliTube­Fender®­Input­Gain­value­(located­in­the­Status­ bar). The­Preset­Input­Level­is­determined­by­the­AmpliTube­Fender®­Input­level­knob­ (located­on­the­I/O­Interface,­figure­3.4),­independently­of­the­audio­interface­in­use.

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If­you­need­to­modify­the­AmpliTube­Fender®­output­level,­use­the­Master­ knob­(figure­3.5).­On­the­Master­knob­right,­there­is­a­meter­that­shows­you­ the­ output­ level­ and­ an­ overload­ light­ that­ works­ as­ a­ clipping­ indicator­ (figure­3.6).­If­you­need­to­reset­the­red­clipping­indicator,­just­click­on­it.
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3.3 Selected Module Pan and Volume For­ added­ flexibility,­ you­ are­ able­ to­ control­ the­ volume­ for­ each­ selected­ module­ (figure­ 3.7).­ The­ Volume­ control­ fine­ tunes­ the­ output­ level­ on­ any­ module.­ The­ Pan­ control­ adjusts­ the­ pan­ position­ on­ stereo­ modules.­ However,­ only­ the­ CAB­ and­ RACK­ modules­ can­ be­ panned.­ Usually,­ these­ controls­should­be­kept­at­their­default­center­position.

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3.4 Phase The­Phase­control­(figure­3.8)­is­normally­set­at­zero­(center),­considering­ that­could­be­a­positive­or­negative­value.

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•­ To­delay­the­Direct­signal,­adjust­the­Phase­Control­to­negative­values. •­ To­delay­the­Cabinet­signal,­adjust­the­Phase­Control­to­positive­values. As­an­example,­you­can­use­the­Phase­control­with­dual­Cabinets­setups­to­ create­stereo­sounds­by­delaying­one­Cabinet­(adjust­the­Phase­Control­to­ positive­values)­by­a­few­milliseconds­in­respect­of­the­other­one.­In­addition,­you­can­use­this­control­to­experiment­with­delay­between­the­Direct­ and­Cabinet­sounds­on­bass­sounds. NOTE:­this­control­has­to­be­used­in­conjunction­with­Mix­and­is­only­available­while­using­the­CAB­module. 3.5 Mix The­ Mix­ control­ (figure­ 3.9)­ is­ normally­ set­ at­ zero­ as­ it­ mixes­ the­ signal­ captured­by­the­Cab­model­microphone­with­the­direct­signal­taken­from­the­ Stomps­output.­This­is­mainly­useful­with­bass­amps­to­mix­the­direct­signal­ with­the­cabinet­one,­but­could­be­interesting­also­on­certain­kind­of­guitar­ sounds­as­well.

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NOTE:­ this­ control­ has­ to­ be­ used­ in­ conjunction­ with­ Phase­ and­ is­ only­ available­while­using­the­CAB­module. 3.6 Using Noise Gate Through­the­Noise­Gate,­you­are­able­to­minimize­the­amount­of­unnecessary­noise,­especially­if­you­are­using­high­gain­(figure­3.10).

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THRESH. (Threshold):­sets­the­threshold­level­for­the­signal.­When­the­signal­drops­below­the­set­threshold­level,­the­noise­gate­silences­the­signal.­ Usually,­keep­the­threshold­level­at­the­lowest­possible­value­(fully­counterclockwise)­and­set­it­higher­only­when­you­need­to­activate­the­gate. REL. (Release):­sets­the­gate­release­time.­Higher­values­will­result­in­a­ gate­that­takes­a­longer­amount­of­time­to­close­again,­when­the­input­ signal­drops­below­the­threshold.

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3.7 Tune Tune­provides­a­small­representation­of­the­TUNER­module,­making­it­easy­ to­tune­up­without­having­to­change­the­module­you­are­working­on.
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It­displays­the­detected­note­name,­and­provides­you­with­a­graphical­representation­of­the­fine­tuning­(figure­3.11). When­the­OK­arrow­light­illuminates,­the­tuning­is­within­+/-­4­cents. 3.8 Selected Parameter Display Every­ time­ that­ you­ adjust­ a­ STOMP,­ AMP,­ CAB­ (Ambience­ only)­ or­ RACK­ parameter,­the­actual­value­will­be­displayed­(including­the­unit­measurement­when­it­is­necessary)­in­the­Selected­Parameter­Display. For­example,­if­you­increase­the­AMP­module­level,­a­dB­(Decibel)­abbreviation­will­appear­on­the­right­of­the­value­(figure­3.12).

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Also,­if­you­tweak­any­Input/Output­Interface­knob­such­as­Input,­Thresh,­Rel,­Pan,­ Level,­and­Master,­their­values­will­be­shown­in­the­Selected­Parameter­Display. 3.9 Preferences To­ open­ the­ Preferences­ menu,­ click­ on­ the­ PEFERENCES­ button­ (figure­ 3.13).­Through­the­Preferences­menu­(figure­3.14),­you­are­able­to­enable/ disable­the­following­options:

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•­ Stomps­Oversampling­ •­ Pre­Oversampling­ •­ Amp­Oversampling •­ High­Resolution •­ Tempo­Source:­Host/Global­or­Preset Stomps, Pre, and Amp Oversampling Enabling­oversampling­improves­the­sound­quality­significantly­when­the­ signal­is­heavily­distorted.­However,­it­will­increase­your­CPU­load.­If­you­ use­high­gain­sounds,­we­suggest­enabling­the­Pre­Oversampling­option. Oversampling­ is­ enabled­ by­ default­ on­ preamplifiers,­ and­ disabled­ on­ stomps­and­power­amplifiers. TIP:­you­can­disable­Oversampling­when­working­on­a­session­in­real-­time­ and­activate­it­just­before­bouncing­the­final­mix. High Resolution Enabling­“High­Resolution”­will­improve­the­dynamic­and­musical­response­ of­the­power­amplifiers,­but­the­CPU­usage­will­be­somewhat­higher.­Please­ disable­High­Resolution­only­if­your­computer­does­not­have­sufficient­CPU­ power­for­the­current­session.­High­Resolution­is­enabled­by­default. Tempo Source This­ option­ allows­ you­ to­ select­ between­ Host/Global­ and­ Preset­ Tempo­ source. Host/Global:­the­BPM­Sync­Tempo­source­is­the­Host­Application­Tempo,­ (the­tempo­of­the­application­into­which­AmpliTube­Fender®­is­inserted­ as­a­plug-in).­ The­Host/Global­BPM­value­is­displayed­on­the­right­side­of­the­Preset­ selector­in­“Gray”­color­(figure­3.15).

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Preset:­the­BPM­Sync­Tempo­source­is­the­value­saved­with­the­Preset. The­Preset­BPM­value­is­displayed­on­the­right­side­of­the­Preset­selector­in­“Red”­color­(figure­3.16).

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To­save­a­BPM­value­to­a­particular­Preset,­click­Preferences­>­enable the­Preset­option­>­and­click­Save.­Put­the­mouse­pointer­below­the­BPM­ value,­delete­the­current­value,­insert­a­new­one,­and­click­Save. 3.10 Information (“I”) To­open­the­Info­page,­click­on­the­“I”­button­(figure­3.17).­You­will­find­the­ product­ name,­ its­ version­ number,­ and­ the­ related­ copyright­ notes­ (figure­ 3.18).
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3.11 Lock If­ you­ are­ running­ the­ software­ in­ demo­ mode,­ and­ you­ click­ on­ the­ Lock­ button­ (figure­ 3.19),­ the­ Product­ Authorization­ Wizard­ will­ appear.­ However,­if­you­already­registered­and­authorized­your­product,­clicking­on­ the­ Lock­ button­ will­ show­ you­ the­ product­ Serial­ Number,­ Digital­ ID,­ and­ Authorization­Code­(figure­3.20).
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The­Module­Selector­performs­multiple­functions­(figure­4.1).­First;­it­allows­ you­to­select­the­different­modules­in­AmpliTube­Fender®,­second;­it­displays­the­dual­signal­paths.­Another­function­of­the­Module­Selector­is­to­ select­and­display­eight­different­signal­paths.

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4.1 Dual Signal Paths AmpliTube­Fender®­provides­two­discrete­signal­paths;­each­one­containing­STOMP­box,­AMP,­CAB,­and­RACK­modules.­Through­the­eight­available­ presets,­ these­ two­ signal­ paths­ can­ be­ configured­ in­ multiple­ variations­ allowing­a­tremendous­amount­of­flexibility.­This­is­a­very­important­feature­because­it­allows­you­to­route­your­guitar­signal­to­multiple­amplifiers­ or­ cabinets;­ create­ two­ separate­ six­ stomp­ pedal­ setups­ or­ create­ one­ big­ twelve­pedal­setup. The­Preset­buttons­located­to­the­left­of­the­Module­Selector­allow­you­to­ change­the­signal­path­of­the­guitar­rig­(figure­4.2).

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Clicking­on­the­individual­buttons­(from­1­to­8)­or­using­the­Up/Down­arrows­ will­allow­you­to­select­different­signal­paths. For­example; 1.­ all­stomp­effects­and­rack­effects­into­one­amp­rig. 2.­ two­separate­amp­setups. 3.­ all­stomp­effects­and­rack­effects­into­one­amp­rig­with­both­cabinets. 4.­ all­stomp­effects­and­rack­effects­into­both­amp­rigs. 5.­ two­separate­stomp­effects­setups­into­one­amp­with­two­cabinet­ setups. 6.­ two­separate­amp­setups­with­separate­stomps­into­two­independent­rack­effects.

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7.­ two­separate­stomp­effects­setups­into­two­separate­amp­rigs­into­ all­the­rack­effects. 8.­ two­separate­stomp­effects­setups­into­one­amp­setup­with­all­the­ rack­effects. 4.2 Selecting Modules Once­the­signal­path­for­the­guitar­rig­is­set­up,­you­can­easily­navigate­the­ different­AmpliTube­Fender®­modules­via­the­Module­Selector.­To­select­a­ particular­module,­just­click­on­it­(figure­4.3).

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This­option­allows­you­to­easy­access­to­any­module­on­either­of­the­dual­ signal­ path.­ Clicking­ on­ the­ module­ buttons­ below­ (TUNER,­ STOMP,­ AMP,­ CAB,­and­RACK)­selects­the­first­module­of­the­two­available­in­the­chain.

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The­Preset­Manager­(figure­5.1)­allows­you­to­control­AmpliTube­Fender®­presets.

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5.1 Loading Presets To­load­a­preset­in­AmpliTube­Fender®,­click­on­the­Preset­Selector­(figure­5.2)­and­ choose­from­the­drop­down­menu,­or­click­the­Up/Down­arrows­and­scroll­through­ the­available­presets.­

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5.2 Other Controls There­are­5­buttons­under­the­Preset­Selector: FOLDER:­ opens­ the­ Presets­ Folder­ for­ immediate­ manual­ intervention­ on­ location,­ grouping,­naming,­and­backup­of­the­preset­files­via­standard­OS­window­(figure­5.3).

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SAVE:­saves­the­current­setup­as­a­preset.­In­fact,­it­will­save­the­parameters­for­ all­the­modules­in­AmpliTube­Fender®­(figure­5.4).­

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SAVE AS:­functions­like­the­SAVE­button­but­always­prompts­for­a­new­ name­in­the­save­dialogue­(figure­5.5).

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DELETE:­deletes­the­currently­selected­preset.­Remember­that­this­command­cannot­be­undone,­so­be­careful­(figure­5.6).

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AUTOMATION:­ AmpliTube­ Fender®­ has­ many­ parameters,­ more­ than­ what­ typically­ audio­ sequencers­ (DAWs)­ can­ support,­ (figure­ 5.7).­ For­ this­reason,­it­has­its­own­internal­Automation­Parameter­assignment­ window.­Please­check­Chapter­12­Automation­for­more­information.

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5.3 Saving a Preset Click­the­SAVE­button­(figure­5.8).­If­you­just­launched­the­program­a­pop­up­ window­will­appear­(figure­5.9).
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At­the­top­of­this­window,­you­can­specify­a­folder­where­you­would­like­to­ save­the­preset­or­create­a­new­folder­to­save­in­(figure­5.10).­In­the­middle­ field­on­this­pop­up­window,­type­the­name­of­the­preset­(figure­5.11).­The­ bottom­ field­ makes­ AmpliTube­ Fender®­ auto­ overwrite­ when­ you­ click­ SAVE.­This­will­allow­you­to­save­quicker,­but­if­not­careful,­you­could­unintentionally­overwrite­presets­that­you­wanted­to­keep.

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Click­the­SAVE­button­in­the­pop­up­window­(figure­5.12).­Your­preset­is­now­ saved­and­it­will­immediately­appear­in­the­Preset­Selector­(figure­5.13).

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Now,­ if­ you­ click­ the­ SAVE­ button­ again,­ the­ “Are­ you­ sure­ you­ want­ to­ replace­(name­of­the­previously­saved­file­will­appear­here)?”­message­will­ appear­ (figure­ 5.14).­ Clicking­ YES,­ will­ replace­ the­ old­ preset­ for­ the­ new­ one,­clicking­NO,­will­keep­the­old­preset.

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Chapter 6 TUNER Module
The­first­module­in­AmpliTube­Fender®­is­the­TUNER­(figure­6.1).

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To­access­the­tuner,­click­the­TUNER­button­on­the­Module­Selector.­This­is­a­ fully­automatic­chromatic­tuner,­meaning­that­there­is­no­need­to­manually­ select­ the­ note­ you­ are­ going­ to­ tune.­ The­ tuner­ will­ automatically­ detect­ and­show­which­note­you’re­playing.­On­the­left­there­is­an­ON/OFF­button­ for­the­tuner­(figure­6.2).­
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There­is­a­Mute­control­as­well­(figure­6.2).­This­makes­it­possible­to­silence­ the­ guitar­ signal­ while­ tuning,­ a­ very­ useful­ feature­for­ live­ performance.­ These­Bypass­and­Mute­controls­are­the­same­controls­that­appear­on­the­ top­right­side­of­the­AmpliTube­Fender®­interface­(figure­6.3). Under­the­ON/OFF­and­Mute­controls,­TUNE­displays­the­tuning­reference­ being­used­(figure­6.4).­The­default­reference­is­440­Hz.­This­can­be­adjusted­ by­clicking­on­the­display.­A­cursor­will­appear,­use­backspace­and­cursor­ buttons­ to­ move­ and­ edit­ the­ value­ entering­ numbers,­ the­ standard­ and­ most­ common­ tuning­ reference­ is­ 440­ Hz,­ and­ the­ possible­ range­ is­ from­ 425­to­455­Hz.

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The­right­side­of­the­tuner­displays­the­detected­note­value­and­the­fine­tuning­in­cents­(figure­6.5).­This­is­also­visible­on­the­bottom­of­the­AmpliTube­ Fender®­interface­with­the­fine­tuning­shown­graphically­(figure­6.6).

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The­ main­ feature­ in­ the­ tuner­ is­ obviously­ the­ graphical­ tuner’s­ interface­ (figure­ 6.8).­ The­ AmpliTube­ Fender®­ Tuner­ allows­ for­ precise­ and­ easy­ tuning.

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Chapter 7 STOMP Module (Stomp Effects)
7.1 Controls

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The­AmpliTube­Fender®­STOMP­module­(figure­7.1)­includes­several­models­of­unique­and­iconic­effects­such­as­the­Fender®­Fuzz/Wah,­Fender®­ Blender™,­ Fender®­ Phaser,­ Fender®­ Volume­ and­ Fender®­ ’63­ Reverb,­ plus­ great­ routing­ flexibility.­ Featuring­ effects­ modeled­ after­ some­ of­ the­ most­ desirable­ effects­ units­ in­ Fender®'s­ history,­ there­ is­ plenty­ of­ flexibility­ to­ emulate­ your­ favorite­ guitar­ sounds­ as­ well­ as­ create­ your­ own­ new­amp­sounds.

figure­7.1

To­access­the­STOMP­module,­click­the­STOMP­button­on­the­Module­Selector­ (figure­7.2).

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The­STOMP­module­flexibility­allows­you­to­freely­configure­six­stomp­pedal­effects­ at­a­time.­In­fact,­you­can­use­the­STOMP­module­as­two­independent­six­pedal­stomp­ setups­(figure­7.3)­or­as­one­twelve­pedal­stomp­setup­(figure­7.4).­This­is­configured­by­ selecting­the­appropriate­routing­preset­to­the­left­of­the­signal­path­display­(figure­7.5).

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The­six­stomp­effect­slots­are­displayed­in­the­module­interface­as­“empty”­ slots­on­a­pedal­board­(figure­7.6).

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To­ select­ a­ stomp­ unit,­ click­ on­ each­ of­ the­ six­ stomp­ slots­ (where­ it­ says­ “empty”)­ and­ choose­ one­ of­ the­ available­ options­ (figure­ 7.7)­ or­ scroll­ through­the­different­stomp­boxes­using­the­Up/Down­arrows­(figure­7.8).

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Like­ a­ hardware­ guitar­ rig,­ each­ stomp­ effect’s­ controls­ are­ displayed­ on­ the­ stomp­ box­ (figure­ 7.9).­ When­ you­ adjust­ a­ rotary­ or­ slide­ control­ on­ the­ stomp­ box,­ that­ control’s­ value­ is­ displayed­ in­ the­ Selected­ Parameter­ Display­(figure­7.10).

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7.2 Stomp Models 7.2.1 Fender® Blender™ A­unique­germanium­fuzz/distortion­pedal.­With­a­tone­unlike­any­distortion­ pedal­ on­ the­ market,­ the­ Blender™­ is­ capable­ of­ a­ harsh­ fuzz-effect­ unlike­ most­vintage­distortion­pedals,­and­is­great­as­a­tool­for­Alternative­Rock­and­ modern­Metal­soloing.­Perfect­for­those­who­want­to­create­instead­of­copying,­ with­a­bit­of­experimentation,­this­pedal­can­deliver­a­huge­range­of­unique­ tones. Controls: Volume:­controls­the­overall­output­volume­of­the­effect. Sustain:­adds­sustain­and­distortion­to­the­input­signal,­from­1­to­10 Tone:­shifts­the­tonal­balance­from­low­to­high­frequencies,­from­1­(low)­ to­10­(high). Blend: controls­the­mix­of­the­original­to­the­effected­signal,­from­1­to­ 10.­ Tone Boost: adds­range­to­the­tone­control. On/Off: turns­the­effect­on­or­off.

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7.2.2 Fender® Phaser A­Classic­analog­Phase­shift­effect­as­heard­on­countless­recordings­since­ the­1970s.­ Controls: On/Off: turns­the­effect­on­or­off. Rate Knob: controls­the­rate­at­which­the­phase­shift­occurs.­The­rate­ control­ knob­ alternately­ illuminates­ blue­ and­ red­ at­ the­ same­ rate­ as­ the­phase­shifting. Intensity: this­knob­adjusts­the­intensity­of­the­phasing­effect. Frequency: this­knob­adjusts­what­frequencies­are­affected­by­the­phasing­action.­ BPM Sync:­syncs­the­effect­to­the­master­BPM­of­your­DAW/Standalone­ metronome.

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7.2.3 Fuzz Wah A­combination­of­a­Fuzz-style­distortion­effect­and­a­Wah­pedal,­the­Fuzz­ Wah­is­two­pedals­in­one.­Due­to­this­combination,­the­Fuzz­Wah­is­capable­ of­ effects­ not­ easily­ achieved­ by­ traditional­ distortion­ and­ Wah-style­ effects. Controls: Pedal:­use­to­control­the­frequency­and­amount­of­the­Wah/Fuzz­effect.­ Up/Down­controls­the­Wah,­Left/Right­controls­Fuzz.­Holding­the­SHIFT­ key­ while­ dragging­ allows­ you­ to­ easily­ choose­ between­ moving­ the­ pedal­vertically­or­horizontally­only. Fuzz Control: controls­the­volume­of­the­Fuzz-distortion. Effects Order: switches­the­order­of­the­effects­(Wah->Fuzz­or­Fuzz->Wah)­ within­the­pedal­to­give­two­different­tone­styles.­ Fuzz Volume: adjusts­the­amount­and­volume­of­the­Fuzz­effect.­ Fuzz button: turns­the­Fuzz­effect­on-off. Wah button: turns­the­Wah­effect­on-off.

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7.2.4 Fender® ’63 Reverb First­introduced­in­1963,­this­classic­all-tube­spring­reverb­unit­is­capable­of­ producing­an­incredibly­lush­Reverb­due­to­it's­unique­6v6­driven­output. Controls:­ Dwell: controls­the­amount­of­the­reverb­effect,­from­1­to­10.­The­spring­ reverb­is­overdriven­when­Dwell­is­set­to­high­values­(from­7­to­10).­This­ produces­interesting­and­very­characteristic­tones. Tone: shifts­the­tonal­balance­from­low­to­high­frequencies,­from­1­to­10. Mixer: controls­ the­ mix­ of­ the­ original­ signal­ to­ the­ effected­ signal,­ from­1­to­10.

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7.2.5 Tape Echo A­ classic­ tape­ echo­ effect,­ taken­ from­ the­ Fender®­ Cyber-Twin®.­ Use­ for­ retro,­lo-fi-style­echo­effects,­or­to­add­a­subtle­amount­of­ambience­to­your­ playing. Echo Level:­controls­the­amount­of­the­echo­effect,­from­1­to­10. Time: controls­the­length­of­the­echo­effect,­from­30ms­to­1450ms.­When­ BPM­Sync­is­turned­on,­time­is­displayed­from­a­1/32­to­1/1­ratio. Feedback: controls­the­amount­of­repeats­of­the­echo­effect,­from­1­to­10. Wow&Flutter: controls­the­amount­of­pitch­drift/variation­of­the­echo­ effect,­to­emulate­tape­playback,­from­1­to­10. Brightness: controls­the­amount­of­high-end­of­the­treble,­from­1­to­10. Volume: controls­the­volume­of­the­echo­effect,­from­1­to­10. Ramp/Step:­ alters­ the­ way­ that­ changes­ to­ echo­ time­ change,­ from­ a­ “ramp­up”­style”­to­a­“stair­step”­style. BPM Sync:­syncs­the­effect­to­the­master­BPM­of­your­DAW/Standalone­ metronome.

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7.2.6 Volume A­ classic­ volume­ control.­ Use­ to­ control­ the­ volume­ of­ your­ guitar­ signal,­ or­in­conjunction­with­an­overdrive/distortion­pedal­for­dynamic­control­of­ your­signal­boost. Controls:­ Volume: adjusts­the­volume­of­the­output­signal Min: controls­the­range­of­the­volume­effect. On/Off: turns­the­effect­on­or­off.

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7.2.7 Stomp Models (Table) Stomp Models Fender®­Blender™ Fender®­Phaser Fuzz­Wah Fender®­’63­Reverb Tape­Echo Volume
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Chapter 8 AMP Module (Amp Head)

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8.1 Introduction The­AmpliTube­Fender®­AMP­module­includes­12­amp­models­including­the­ ’59­Bassman®­LTD,­Deluxe­Reverb®,­and­Super-Sonic™.­ To­ access­ the­ AMP­ module,­ click­ the­ AMP­ button­ on­ the­ Module­ Selector.­ There­ are­ two­ separate­ amplifier­ modules­ that­ can­ be­ accessed­ independently­(e.g.,­Amp­A­and­Amp­B),­or­parallel­for­dual­amp­setups.­Just­select­1­ of­the­8­routing­presets­located­to­the­left­of­the­signal­path­display­(figure­ 8.2). To­ facilitate­ the­ amplifier­ models­ navigation,­ please­ read­ the­ following­ universal­controls­descriptions; On/Off:­this­control­disables­the­AMP­module­from­the­plug-in’s­signal­ (figure­8.3). AMP Model: the­ amp­ model­ control­ selects­ the­ associated­ amplifier.­ (figure­8.4). These­controls­simplify­selecting­guitar­amps­and­are­very­useful­when­trying­to­locate­your­favorite­Fender®­amp.

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8.2 Model Components The­ AMP­ module­ is­ based­ on­ 12­ specifically­ matched­ guitar/bass­ amplifiers.­These­span­the­entire­history­of­Fender®­amplification.­Unlike­other­ “Powered­by­AmpliTube”­products,­Amplitube­Fender®­does­not­allow­for­ splitting­up­individual­preamp,­eq­and­power­amp­circuitry.­This­is­done­to­ ensure­ the­ most­ accurate­ representation­ possible­ of­ the­ included­ amplifiers. AMP MODEL:­the­first­control­of­the­amplifier­module­is­the­AMP­model­ (figure­8.8).­From­here,­you­can­select­different­amplifier­designs­based­ on­the­tone­you­seek.

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8.3 Amplifier Models 8.3.1 ’59 Bassman® This­amp­model­is­based­on­a­Fender®­’59­Bassman®­LTD­(Bright­Channel),­ (figure­8.9).­

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Quite­possibly­the­most­famous­guitar­amp­of­all­time,­the­tweed­Bassman®­ is­considered­a­must-have­for­any­serious­tone­connoisseur.­Originally­conceived­in­the­1950s­to­amplify­the­newly­invented­Fender®­Precision­Bass®­ guitar,­ it­ was­ quickly­ adopted­ by­ guitarists­ who­ found­ that­ it­ was­ able­ to­ provide­ shimmering­ clean­ tones­ and­ a­ cranked­up­ “crunch”­tone­ that­ lent­ itself­perfectly­to­Rock­and­Roll.­That­tone­became­the­basis­for­the­famous­ British­“stacks”­of­the­60s­and­beyond.­Played­clean­or­distorted,­from­Rock­ to­Blues­to­Country,­with­or­without­external­effects,­the­’59­Bassman®­is­ the­foundation­for­a­wide­variety­of­great­tones.. Controls: Presence: boosts­the­high­frequencies­of­the­EQ­stage,­from­1­to­12. Bass:­adjusts­the­bass­frequencies­of­the­amp’s­EQ­stage,­from­1­to­12. Middle:­adjusts­the­mid­frequencies­of­the­amp’s­EQ­stage,­from­1­to­12. Treble: adjusts­the­high­frequencies­of­the­amp’s­EQ­stage,­from­1­to­12. Volume: adjusts­ the­ output­ level­ of­ the­ Bassman®’s­ power­ amp­ stage,­ from­1­to­12.

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8.3.2 ’65 Twin Reverb® This­ amp­ is­ modeled­ after­ the­ Fender®­ ’65­ Twin­ Reverb®­ (Vibrato­ Channel),­(figure­8.10).

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One­of­the­most­distinctive­amps­of­all­time.­It­delivers­a­shimmering,­pure­ clean­tone­that­is­perfect­for­any­style­of­music,­yet­it­will­bark­when­turned­ up­to­arena­volume.­The­Twin­Reverb®­is­known­as­the­first­popular­“builtin­ effects”­ amp,­ with­ world-standard­ Fender®­ Reverb­ and­ Tremolo.­ This­ is­ also­ a­ great­ amplifier­ for­ accentuating­ the­ character­ of­ external­ stomp­ boxes,­making­it­an­incredibly­versatile­platform­to­build­on. Controls: Bright:­provides­a­high-frequency­presence­boost. Bass: adjusts­the­bass­frequencies­of­the­amp’s­EQ­stage,­from­1­to­10. Mid:­adjusts­the­mid­frequencies­of­the­amp’s­EQ­stage,­from­1­to­10. Treble:­adjusts­the­high­frequencies­of­the­amp’s­EQ­stage,­from­1­to­10. Volume:­adjusts­the­output­level­of­the­power­amp,­from­1­to­10. Reverb: controls­the­amount­of­Reverb,­from­1­to­10. Speed: controls­the­speed­of­the­Vibrato­effect,­from­1­to­10. Intensity: controls­the­intensity­of­the­Vibrato­effect,­from­1­to­10.

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8.3.3 ’57 Deluxe™ This­amp­is­modeled­after­the­Fender®­’57­Deluxe™­(Inst.­Channel),­(figure­ 8.11).

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One­ of­ the­ first­ amplifiers­ designed­ by­ Leo­ Fender,­ and­ one­ of­ the­ most­ influential.­The­Tweed­Deluxe­provides­classic­compressed­overdriven­tones­ when­cranked,­and­rich­harmonic­clean­tones­when­played­at­low­volumes.­ The­ Deluxe­ is­ a­ great­ amplifier­ for­ Chicago-style­ Blues­ tones,­ as­ well­ as­ Country­and­early­Rock­and­Roll­tones.­Today,­modern­players­of­all­stripes­ use­a­Deluxe­in­the­studio­to­create­their­own­“tone­magic.” Controls: Tone: shifts­the­tonal­balance­from­low­to­high­frequencies,­from­1­(low)­ to­12­(high). Inst. Volume: adjusts­ the­ output­ level­ of­ the­ ’57­ Deluxe’s­ power­ amp­ stage,­from­1­to­12.

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8.3.4 ’65 Deluxe Reverb® This­ amp­ model­ is­ based­ on­ the­ Fender®­ ’65­ Deluxe­ Reverb®­ (figure­ 8.12).­

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A­true­classic­that­delivers­classic­Country­and­Rock­tones,­from­Nashville­to­ Liverpool.­The­Deluxe­Reverb­has­a­bright,­punchy­attack­that­is­perfect­for­ finger-picking,­Garage-Rock...­just­about­anything.­The­Deluxe­Reverb­is­an­ amp­that­has­been­used­on­countless­recordings­due­to­its­pure­tube­tone,­ great­Reverb­and­Tremolo,­and­amazing­versatility. Controls: Bass: adjusts­the­bass­frequencies­of­the­amp’s­EQ­stage,­from­1­to­10. Treble:­adjusts­the­high­frequencies­of­the­amp’s­EQ­stage,­from­1­to­10. Volume: adjusts­the­output­level­of­the­power­amp­stage,­from­1­to­10. Reverb: controls­the­amount­of­Reverb,­from­1­to­10. Speed: controls­the­speed­of­the­Vibrato­effect,­from­1­to­10. Intensity: controls­the­intensity­of­the­Vibrato­effect,­from­1­to­10.

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8.3.5 ’64 Vibroverb™ Custom This­ amp­ (figure­ 8.13)­ is­ based­ on­ a­ Fender®­ ’64­ Vibroverb™­ Custom­ (Vibrato­Channel,­both­Stock­and­Mod­modes).­

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A­ hand-wired­ reissue­ specifically­ based­ on­ Stevie­ Ray­ Vaughan’s­ original­ Vibroverb,­ as­ modified­ by­ “Amp­ Doctor”­ Cesar­ Diaz.­ Its­ Blackface­ circuit­ and­15”­speaker­create­a­shimmering­clean­tone­that­is­perfect­for­Jazz­or­ Country.­With­the­available­“Mod”­mode,­the­Vibroverb­Custom­can­create­ the­famous­Texas­Blues­tone­with­its­touch­of­preamp­tube­distortion­and­ punchy­mid­focus. Controls: Bass: adjusts­the­bass­frequencies­of­the­amp’s­EQ­stage,­from­1­to­10. Treble: adjusts­the­high­frequencies­of­the­amp’s­EQ­stage,­from­1­to­10. Volume: adjusts­the­output­level­of­the­power­amp­stage,­from­1­to­10. Mod:­ when­ engaged,­ gain­ is­ increased,­ as­ well­ as­ overall­ brightness.­ This­control­also­disconnects­the­Vibrato­controls­from­the­circuit. Reverb: controls­the­amount­of­Reverb,­from­1­to­10. Speed: controls­the­speed­of­the­Vibrato­effect,­from­1­to­10. Intensity: controls­the­intensity­of­the­Vibrato­effect,­from­1­to­10.

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8.3.6 Super-Sonic™ This­ amp­ model­ is­ based­ on­ the­ Fender®­ Super-Sonic™­ “Burn”­ channel­ (figure­8.14).­

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A­marriage­of­classic­Fender®­tone­and­modern­versatility,­perfect­for­everything­from­vintage­clean­tones­to­70’s-style­Classic­Rock­crunch­to­modern­ Metal­and­Punk.­Its­independent­cascading­gain­stages­and­custom­EQ­allow­ guitarists­to­create­a­huge­variety­of­both­vintage­and­modern­harder-edged­ distorted­tones,­all­while­retaining­that­unmistakable­Fender®­character. Controls: Gain 1: adjusts­the­input­gain­of­the­first­set­of­preamp­stages,­from­1­ to­10. Gain 2:­adjusts­the­input­gain­of­the­second­set­of­preamp­stages,­from­ 1­to­10. Bass: adjusts­the­bass­frequencies­of­the­amp’s­EQ­stage,­from­1­to­10. Middle:­adjusts­the­mid­frequencies­of­the­amp’s­EQ­stage,­from­1­to­10. Treble:­adjusts­the­high­frequencies­of­the­amp’s­EQ­stage,­from­1­to­10. Volume: adjusts­the­output­level­of­the­power­amp­stage,­from­1­to­10. Reverb:­controls­the­amount­of­Reverb,­from­1­to­10.

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8.3.7 Vibro-King® This­amp­is­based­on­a­Fender®­Vibro-King®­Custom­(figure­8.15).­

figure­8.15

This­modern­Fender®­classic­provides­incredible­clean­tones,­unequalled­ touch­ sensitivity,­ and­ a­ thick­ overdrive­ character­ that­ will­ inspire­ artistic­ inspiration­for­any­player.­Engaging­the­FAT­switch­helps­boost­it­into­classic­ Rock­ distortion.­ The­ Vibro-King®­ also­ contains­ Fender®’s­ unique­ ’63­ Reverb­ circuit,­ which­ means­ this­ amplifier­ is­ a­ perfect­ choice­ for­ Country,­ Blues,­and­Surf­players,­as­well.­ Controls: Dwell: controls­the­amount­of­the­reverb­effect,­from­1­to­10. Mix:­adjusts­the­amount­of­Reverb­mixed­into­the­output­signal,­from­ 1­to­10. Tone: adjusts­the­tone­of­the­Reverb­signal,­from­1­to­10. Fat:­ boosts­ preamp­ gain­ in­ the­ mid-frequency­ range,­ for­ classic­ overdriven­tones. Volume: adjusts­the­loudness­of­the­amplifier,­from­1­to­10. Bass:­adjusts­the­bass­frequencies­of­the­amp’s­EQ­stage,­from­1­to­10. Middle:­adjusts­the­mid­frequencies­of­the­amp’s­EQ­stage,­from­1­to­10. Treble:­adjusts­the­high­frequencies­of­the­amp’s­EQ­stage,­from­1­to­10. Speed: adjusts­the­rate­of­the­Vibrato­effect,­from­1­to­10. Intensity:­adjusts­the­depth­of­the­Vibrato­effect,­from­1­to­10.

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8.3.8 Pro Junior™ This­amp­is­based­on­the­Fender®­Pro­Junior™­(figure­8.16).­

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The­Pro­Junior,­with­its­single­volume­and­tone­controls,­is­a­unique­marriage­of­classic­Fender®­tone­at­low­volumes­and­angry­bite­when­cranked.­ This­amp­is­excellent­at­achieving­touch-sensitive­overdriven­studio­tones,­ and­players­everywhere­have­discovered­the­simple­joys­of­plugging­in­and­ turning­up­the­volume­for­simple,­pure­Blues­and­Rock­performance. Controls: Tone: shifts­the­tonal­balance­from­low­to­high­frequencies,­from­1­(low)­ to­12­(high). Volume:­adjusts­the­output­level­of­the­Pro­Junior’s­power­amp­stage,­ from­1­to­12.

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8.3.9 MH-500 Metalhead™ This­ amp­ is­ based­ on­ a­ Fender®­ MH-500­ Metalhead™­ (Loose­ Channel)­ (figure­8.17).­

figure­8.17

Designed­from­the­ground­up­to­provide­the­perfect­amp­for­modern­downtuned­and­7-string­guitarists,­with­a­searing­gain­and­a­punishing­low­end­ that­is­perfect­for­more­aggressive­styles­of­Rock­and­Metal.­Its­solid-state­ power­ amp­ gives­ enough­ headroom­ for­ incredible­ note­ definition­ even­ when­distorted,­and­the­preamp­has­an­unmatched­amount­of­gain­for­lead­ players. Controls: Drive:­adjusts­the­amount­of­preamp­distortion,­from­low­to­high. Presence:­ boosts­ the­ high­ frequencies­ of­ the­ EQ­ stage,­ from­ low­ to­ high. Bass:­adjusts­the­bass­frequencies­of­the­amp’s­EQ­stage,­from­low­to­ high. Middle: adjusts­ the­ mid­ frequencies­ of­ the­ amp’s­ EQ­ stage,­ from­ low­ to­high. Treble: adjusts­ the­ high­ frequencies­ of­ the­ amp’s­ EQ­ stage,­ from­ low­ to­high. Master Volume: adjusts­the­output­level­of­the­power­amp­stage,­from­ low­to­high.

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8.3.10 Champion™ 600 This­amp­model­is­based­on­the­Fender®­Champion™­600­(figure­8.18).­

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The­Champion™­600­is­an­updated­version­of­the­classic­Fender®­practice­ amp,­ providing­ slightly­ more­ gain­ than­ the­ original­ model.­ With­ only­ a­ volume­ control,­ a­ clean,­ simple­ circuit­ with­ just­ one­ power­ tube­ and­ low­ wattage,­its­distinctive­reedy­tone­has­been­used­on­countless­Classic­Rock­ recordings. Controls: Volume: adjusts­the­volume­of­the­amp,­from­1­to­12.

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8.3.11 Bassman® 300 This­amp­(figure­8.17)­is­based­on­a­Fender®­Bassman®­300­(Channels­1&2).­

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The­ Bassman®­ 300­ PRO­ produces­ warm­ all-tube­ bass­ tone­ and­ combines­ it­ with­ modern­ flexibility.­ Features­ like­ 10-band­ graphic­ EQ,­ mid-notch­ switch­ (great­for­slap­playing),­two-band­studio-grade­compressor,­and­clean­and­overdrive­channels­make­the­Bassman®­300­a­great­choice­for­any­bass­player. Controls: CH 1 Volume: adjusts­the­loudness­of­channel­1,­from­1­to­10. CH 2 Gain: adjusts­the­channel­2­gain/distortion­level,­from­1­to­10. CH 2 Volume: adjusts­the­loudness­of­channel­2,­from­1­to­10. CH 1 / 2 Mix:­mixes­the­channel­1­(clean)­and­channel­2­(overdrive)­output­levels. Low: adjusts­the­Low­frequencies­of­the­amp’s­EQ­stage,­from­1­to­10. High:­adjusts­the­High­frequencies­of­the­amp’s­EQ­stage,­from­1­to­10. Deep: low­frequency­boost­when­this­button­is­IN. Bright: high­frequency­boost­when­this­button­is­IN. Mid Notch:­reduces­the­mid-frequency­tones. Graphic: activates­the­graphic­equalizer. Graphic EQ:­the­10­band-pass­/­band-reject­filters­are­spaced­at­octave­intervals.­ Adjusts­selected­frequencies­cut­and­boost,­from­1­to­10. Low Comp:­ adjusts­ the­ compression­ ratio­ below­ 400Hz.­ Clockwise­ rotation­ increases­the­amount­of­compression,­from­1­to­10. Comp: activates­the­Compressor(s). High Comp: adjusts­the­compression­ratio­above­400Hz,­from­1­to­10. Comp EQ Bal: mixes­the­low­and­high­compressor­balance,­from­1­to­10. Comp Gain Trim:­this­knob­adjusts­gain­to­compensate­for­any­level­imbalance­ when­the­compression­circuitry­has­been­engaged,­from­1­to­10. Master Volume:­adjusts­the­overall­loudness­of­the­amplifier,­from­1­to­10.

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8.3.12 TBP-1 This­ model­ (figure­ 8.20)­ is­ based­ on­ a­ Fender®­ TBP-1­ Pre-amp­ (Vintage­ Tube­and­Overdrive­Channels).­

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The­TBP-1­is­a­truly­professional­tube­bass­preamp­designed­around­Fender®’s­ passive­ tone­ stack­ (used­ in­ classic­ designs­ such­ as­ the­ Twin­ Reverb®­ and­ Showman®)­which­delivers­creamy­tube­tone­while­allowing­the­color­of­the­ instrument­to­shine­through.­A­tube­overdrive­section­adds­“bite”,­while­the­ Vari-Q™­circuit­provides­modern­active­tone­shaping.­Thick,­natural­and­balanced;­the­TBP-1­is­an­amazing­device­for­creating­great­bass­tone. Controls: Volume:­adjusts­the­loudness­of­the­Vintage­Tube­Channel. Bass:­adjusts­the­bass­frequencies­of­the­EQ­stage,­from­1­to­10. Deep:­Extends­the­Bass­EQ­range. Middle:­adjusts­the­mid­frequencies­of­the­EQ­stage,­from­1­to­10. Treble:­adjusts­the­high­frequencies­of­the­EQ­stage,­from­1­to­10. Bright:­Extends­the­Treble­EQ­range­ On (Tube Overdrive):­switches­between­the­Vintage­and­Tube­Overdrive­Channels. Gain:­adjusts­the­Tube­Overdrive­distortion­level,­from­1­to­10. Volume:­adjusts­the­loudness­of­the­Tube­Overdrive­channel,­from­1­to­10. Blend:­adjusts­the­mix­of­clean­vintage­tube­tone­with­overdriven­tube­tone­ when­the­Tube­Overdrive­is­enabled. On (Vari-Q):­enables­VariQ™­semi-parametric­EQ­section. Freq:­selects­the­center­of­frequency­range­that­the­Level­knob­controls. Level:­adjusts­the­amount­of­boost­or­cut­(±15dB)­at­the­frequency­selected­ by­the­Freq­control. Room Balance:­adjusts­the­Room­Balance­EQ.­At­the­center­position,­the­effect­is­neutral.­ Turned­clockwise,­highs­are­emphasized­(bright),­while­deemphasizing­lows­(deep).­ Turned­clockwise,­lows­are­emphasized­(deep),­while­de-emphasizing­highs­(bright). Mute:­mutes­the­amplifier­while­leaving­it­turned­on. Master Volume:­adjusts­the­overall­loudness­of­the­amplifier,­from­1­to­10. ­78

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8.3.13 Amp Models (Table) Amp Models ’59­Bassman® ’65­Twin­Reverb® ’57­Deluxe™ ’65­Deluxe­Reverb® ’64­Vibroverb™­ Custom Super-Sonic™ Vibro-King® Pro­Junior™ MH-500­Metalhead™ Champion™­600 Bassman®­300 TBP-1
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Based on* ’59­Bassman®­LTD­(Bright­Channel) ’65­Twin­Reverb®­(Vibrato­Channel) ’57­Deluxe™­(Inst.­Channel)­ ’65­Deluxe­Reverb®­(Vibrato­Channel­)­ ’64­Vibroverb™­Custom­(Vibrato­Channel-Stock­ and­Mod­Modes) Super-Sonic™­(Burn­Channel) Vibro-King®­(Single­Channel) Pro­Junior™­(Single­Channel) MH-500­Metalhead™­(Loose­Channel) Champion™­600­(Single­Channel) Bassman®­300­(Channels­1&2) TBP-1­(Vintage­and­Overdrive­Channels)

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9.1 Introduction To­access­the­AmpliTube­Fender®­CAB­module,­click­the­CAB­button­on­the­ Module­Selector­(figure­9.2).­

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There­are­two­models­in­the­CAB­module:­the­SPEAKER­MODEL­(figure­9.3)­ and­the­MIC­MODEL­(figure­9.4).

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9.2 SPEAKER MODEL The­SPEAKER­MODEL­features­13­speaker­cabinet­emulations,­a­plug-in­ Bypass­control,­and­a­cabinet­match­switch.
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MATCH:­automatically­selects­the­cabinet­to­match­the­preamp­that­is­ selected­in­the­AMP­module­(figure­9.6). For­example,­click­on­the­AMP­module­button­from­the­Module­Selector­ and­choose­the­Twin­Reverb®­amp­model.­Now,­turn­the­CAB­match­switch­ Off,­so­you­are­able­to­select­any­other­speaker­model. 9.3 Speaker Cabinet Models The­AmpliTube­Fender®­CAB­module­includes­12­speaker­models: •­’59­Bassman® •­’65­Twin­Reverb® •­’57­Deluxe™ •­’65­Deluxe­Reverb®­ •­’64­Vibroverb™­Custom •­Super-Sonic™ •­Vibro-King® •­Pro­Junior™ •­MH-412SL­ •­Champion™­600 •­Vibratone­ •­Bass­810­Pro Please­ take­ a­ look­ at­ each­ model­ and­ check­ the­ Speaker­ Cabinet­ Models­ Table.­

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9.3.1 ’59 Bassman® This­model­is­based­on­the­Fender®­’59­Bassman®­4x10”­Open­Back­Cab,­ equipped­with­Jensen®­P10R­speakers­(figure­9.7).

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9.3.2 ’65 Twin Reverb® This­model­ is­based­ on­the­Fender®­’65­ Twin­Reverb®­2x12”­Open­ Back­ Cab,­equipped­with­Jensen®­C12k­speakers­(figure­9.8).

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9.3.3 ’57 Deluxe™ This­ model­ is­ based­ on­ the­ Fender®­ ’57­ Deluxe™­ 1x12”­ Open­ Back­ Cab,­ equipped­with­a­single­Jensen®­P12Q­speaker­(figure­9.9).

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9.3.4 ’65 Deluxe Reverb® This­model­is­based­on­the­Fender®­’65­Deluxe­Reverb®­1x12”­Open­Back­ Cab,­equipped­with­Jensen®­C12k­speaker­(figure­9.10).

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9.3.5 ’64 Vibroverb™ This­model­is­based­on­the­Fender®­’64­Vibroverb™­1x15”­Open­Back­Cab,­ equipped­with­a­single­Eminence®­speaker­(figure­9.11).

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9.3.6 Super-Sonic™ This­model­is­based­on­the­Fender®­Super-Sonic™­1x12”­Open­Back­Cab,­ equipped­with­a­single­Celestion®­Vintage­30­speaker­(figure­9.12).

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9.3.7 Vibro-King® This­ model­ is­ based­ on­ the­ Fender®­ Vibro-King®­ 3x10”­ Open­ Back­ Cab,­ equipped­with­Jensen®­P10R­speakers­(figure­9.13).

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9.3.8 Pro Junior™ This­ model­ is­ based­ on­ the­ Fender®­ Pro­ Junior™­ 1x10”­ Open­ Back­ Cab,­ equipped­with­a­single­Eminence®­speaker­(figure­9.14).

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9.3.9 MH-412SL This­ model­ is­ based­ on­ the­ Fender®­ MH-412SL­ 4x12”­ Closed­ Back­ Cab,­ equipped­with­Celestion®­G12T-100­speakers­(figure­9.15).

figure­9.15

9.3.10 Champion™ 600 This­model­is­based­on­the­Fender®­Champion™­600­1x6”­Open­Back­Cab,­ equipped­with­a­single­Fender®­Spec.­Design­speaker­(figure­9.16).

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9.3.11 Vibratone This­model­is­based­on­the­Fender®­Vibratone­1x10”­Rotary­Speaker­Cab­ (figure­9.17).

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Note:­due­to­the­nature­of­the­cab,­the­controls­for­this­unit­are­slightly­different­than­other­cabs. Controls: On/Off:­controls­if­the­Vibratone­is­engaged­or­not.­When­ON­both­the­ Vibratone­ and­ the­ Auxiliary­ Speaker­ are­ playing,­ when­ OFF­ only­ the­ Auxiliary­Speaker­is­playing. Slow/Fast:­controls­the­speed­of­the­rotary­speaker/Vibrato­effect. Stereo/Mono:­enables­stereo­recording­of­the­vibrato­effect. Auxiliary Cabinet: Speaker Model: selects­a­second­speaker­model.­When­enabled,­midrange­frequencies­are­sent­to­the­Vibratone,­and­high/low­frequencies­are­sent­to­the­secondary­(auxiliary)­cab.­The­Vibratone­sound­ alone­is­heard­when­“None”­is­selected­on­the­Speaker­Model­list.­ Mic Model: selects­microphone­model­for­the­Auxiliary­Speaker. On/Off Axis: selects­mic­position­for­the­Auxiliary­Speaker. Near/Far:­selects­mic­distance­for­the­Auxiliary­Speaker. Ambience:­controls­the­amount­of­room­ambience­that­is­mixed­with­the­ microphone­signal.

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9.3.12 Bass 810 Pro This­ model­ is­ based­ on­ the­ Fender®­ 810­ PRO­ 8x10”­ Front­ Ported­ Cab,­ equipped­with­Eminence®­speaker­(figure­9.18).

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Note:­due­to­the­nature­of­the­cab,­the­controls­for­this­unit­are­slightly­different­than­other­cabs. Controls: Hi Level:­shows­the­back­panel­of­the­cabinet­(figure­9.19). Speaker Model: controls­the­level­of­the­high­frequency­horn­driver­of­ the­810­Pro­cabinet.­Click­anywhere­else­on­the­back­panel­to­return­ to­the­cabinet­front­view.

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9.3.13 Speaker Cabinet Models (Table) Cabinet Models ’59­Bassman® ’65­Twin­Reverb® ’57­Deluxe™ ’65­Deluxe­Reverb® ’64­Vibroverb™­ Super-Sonic™­ Vibro-King®­ Pro­Junior™ MH-412SL Champion™­600­ Vibratone­ Bass­810­Pro
*­See­page­107­for­disclaimer.

Based on* ’59­Bassman®­4x10­Open­Back,­Jensen®­P10R­ speakers 65­Twin­Reverb®­2x12”­Open­Back,­Jensen®­C12k­ speakers ’57­Deluxe™­1x12”­Open­Back,­Jensen®­P12Q­ speaker ’65­Deluxe­Reverb®­1x12”­Open­Back,­Jensen®­ C12k­speaker ’64­Vibroverb™­1x15”­Open­Back,­Eminence®­ speaker Super-Sonic™­1x12”­Open­Back,­Celestion®­ Vintage­30­speaker Vibro-King®­3x10”­Open­Back,­Jensen®­P10R­ speakers Pro­Junior™­1x10”­Open­Back,­Eminence®­ speaker MH-412SL­4x12”­Closed­Back,­Celestion®­G12T100­speakers Champion™­600­1x6”­Open­Back,­Fender®­Spec.­ Design­speaker Vibratone­1x10”­Rotary­Speaker­Cab 810­Pro­8x10”­Front-Ported­Cab,­Eminence®­ speaker

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9.4 MIC MODEL The­MIC­MODEL­features­8­microphone­response­models­with­Position­(On/ Off­Axis),­and­Distance­(Near/Far)­options. MIC MODEL: through­this­selector,­you­are­able­to­select­the­microphone­ model­to­use­(figure­9.20).

figure­9.20

POSITION:­through­this­selector,­you­are­able­to­change­the­position­of­ the­microphone­in­relationship­to­the­cone­of­the­speaker­(figure­9.21). ON AXIS:­On-Axis­means­that­the­microphone­is­in­the­center­of­the­speaker­ (figure­9.22).­Typically,­On­Axis­position­delivers­a­more­present­and­high­ frequencies-rich­tonal­balance.­This­can­be­too­bright­or­harsh­for­some­Amp­ settings,­in­this­case­try­the­Off­Axis­position,­which­deliver­a­sweeter­tone.

figure­9.21

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OFF AXIS:­Off-Axis­means­that­the­microphone­is­positioned­at­the­ outside­edge­of­the­speaker­(figure­9.23).

figure­9.23

DISTANCE:­via­this­selector,­you­can­change­the­distance­of­the­microphone­in­relation­to­the­speaker­cabinet­(figure­9.24). NEAR: near­is­obviously­close­to­the­speaker.­Usually,­Near­position­ delivers­ more­ bass­ presence­ due­ to­ the­ proximity­ effect­ (figure­ 9.25).

figure­9.24

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FAR:­positions­the­microphone­further­away­from­the­speaker­cabinet,­delivering­a­bass-lighter­response­(figure­9.26).

figure­9.26

TIPS: -­If­you­want­to­obtain­more­present­and­detailed­clean­sounds,­you­ can­virtually­mic­up­your­CAB­using­the­On­Axis­position­and­Close­ distance­settings.­Now,­if­you­feel­that­the­sound­is­too­big­for­your­ mix,­change­the­mic­distance­to­Far. -­In­general,­extremely­high­gain­sounds­match­well­together­with­ an­Off-Axis­position­and­Close­distance­settings,­(especially­if­you­ are­using­a­bright­microphone­like­the­Dynamic­57). AMBIENCE:­adjusts­the­amount­of­room­ambience­that­is­mixed­with­the­ microphone­signal­(figure­9.27).

figure­9.27

TIP:­ ambience­ is­ STEREO­ so­ to­ completely­ take­ advantage­ of­ this­ feature­be­sure­to­use­AmpliTube­Fender®­on­a­stereo­track­or­bus­ or­use­a­“Mono­to­Stereo”­AmpliTube­Fender®­instance.­

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9.5 Microphone Models The­AmpliTube­Fender®­CAB­module­includes­9­Microphone­Models;­ •­ Condenser­87 •­ Condenser­84 •­ Condenser­414 •­ Dynamic­57 •­ Dynamic­421 •­ Dynamic­441 •­ Ribbon­160 •­ Velo-8 •­ MD1-b 9.5.1 Condenser 87 This­is­a­model­of­one­of­the­most­popular­large­diaphragm­mics­ever,­the­ Neumann®­U87­(figure­9.28).­It­can­be­found­in­any­large­recording­studio­ mic­ locker.­ Because­ of­ its­ excellent­ frequency­ response­ curve,­ the­ 87­ has­ become­the­go-to­mic­when­needing­a­clean,­flattering­sound.

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9.5.2 Condenser 84 No­ microphone­ collection­ would­ be­ complete­ without­ a­ great­ small­ diaphragm­condenser­mic.­This­model­is­based­on­the­standard­for­small­diaphragm­mics,­the­Neumann®­KM84­(figure­9.29).­As­with­any­good­small­ condenser­mic,­the­84­provides­a­clean­clear­picture­of­the­guitar­tone.­

figure­9.29

9.5.3 Condenser 414 The­ Condenser­ 414­ is­ modeled­ after­ another­ highly­ regarded­ large­ diaphragm­ condenser­ microphone,­ the­ AKG®­ C-414­ ULS­ (figure­ 9.30).­ It­ is­ a­ bright,­open­microphone­that­will­flatter­big­full­tones­and­will­also­blend­ beautifully­when­combined­with­another­cabinet/mic­setup.

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9.5.4 Dynamic 57 This­ mic­ model­ is­ based­ on­ the­ Shure®­ SM-57,­ one­ of­ the­ most­ popular­ small­diaphragm­dynamic­microphones.­Its­bright,­edgy­sound­has­made­it­a­ widely­used­guitar­amp­mic­(figure­9.31).

figure­9.31

9.5.5 Dynamic 421 Probably­the­second­most­popular­dynamic­mic­to­use­on­guitar­amps­(figure­ 9.32),­ this­ model,­ based­ on­ the­ Sennheiser®­ MD-421,­ provides­ a­ equally­ pleasing­sound,­but­is­warmer­than­the­57.

figure­9.32

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9.5.6 Dynamic 441 This­ model,­ based­ on­ the­ Sennheiser®­ MD-441,­ has­ a­ flatter­ frequency­ response­ than­ the­ other­ dynamic­ mics­ (figure­ 9.33).­ This­ mic­ is­ highly­ regarded­as­a­guitar­mic­and­used­widely­in­studios­all­over­the­world.

figure­9.33

9.5.7 Ribbon 160 This­mic­is­modeled­after­the­Beyerdynamic®­M160­(double-ribbon­hypercardioid­ microphone),­ one­ of­ the­ top­ choices­ for­ capturing­ the­ sound­ of­ a­ broad­diversity­of­sources­(figure­9.34)­

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9.5.8 MD1-b This­is­a­modern-sounding­large­diaphragm­condenser­microphone­based­ on­ the­ Groove­ Tubes®­ MD1b-FET­ (figure­ 9.35).­ With­ a­ subtle­ boost­ in­ the­ highs­ and­ a­ smooth­ low­ end,­ this­ is­ an­ excellent­ choice­ for­ capturing­ brighter,­more­modern­guitar­tones.

figure­9.35

9.5.9 Velo-8 This­is­a­double-ribbon­figure-8­microphone­with­a­unique­Neodymium­element,­based­on­the­Groove­Tubes®­Velo-8­(figure­9.36).­With­a­silky-smooth­ high­end­and­good­low­end­body,­a­great­choice­for­more­vintage-sounding­ guitar­tones,­this­mic­mixes­very­well­with­other­microphones­for­very­fullbodied­recordings.

figure­9.36

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9.5.10 Microphone Models (Table) Microphone Models Condenser­87 Condenser­84 Condenser­414 Dynamic­57 Dynamic­421 Dynamic­441 Ribbon­160 MD1-b Velo8
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Based on* Neumann®­U87­(Cardioid­mode) Neumann®­KM84 AKG®­C-414­ULS­(Cardioid­mode) Shure®­SM-57 Sennheiser®­MD-421 Sennheiser®­MD-441­(“M”­position) Beyerdynamic®­M160 Groove­Tubes®­MD1b-FET Groove­Tubes®­Velo-8

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10.1 Introduction To­ access­ the­ AmpliTube­ Fender®­ RACK­ module,­ click­ the­ RACK­ button­ on­ the­ Module­Selector.­There­are­two­independent­RACK­modules­featuring­4­stereo­rack­ effects­each.­They­can­be­used­independently­or­together­for­a­total­of­8­rack­effects. To­select­a­rack­unit,­click­on­each­of­the­4­racks­displays­(where­it­says­“empty”),­ (figure­10.2)­and­choose­one­of­the­available­options­or­scroll­through­the­different­ rack­effects­using­the­Up/Down­arrows­(figure­10.3).

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10.2 Rack FX Models AmpliTube­Fender®­includes­6­rack­effects­taken­from­the­Fender®­Cyber-Twin®­SE­ Amplifier:­Pitch­Shift,­Tape­Echo,­Triangle­Chorus,­Sine­Flange,­Wah,­and­Compressor,­ increasing­your­tonal­flexibility­options­and­allowing­you­to­carve­the­sound­even­further. 10.2.1 Pitch Shift A­ pitch-shifting­ effect­ (figure­ 10.4)­ with­ both­ pitch-shifting­ and­ detuning­ effects.­Use­for­both­wild­soloing­and­unusual­detuned­textures.­

figure­10.4

Controls: Pitch Level:­controls­the­Wet/Dry­ratio,­from­1­to­10. Pitch: controls­the­amount­of­the­pitch­shift,­from­1­to­10. Detune: controls­the­detune­amount,­from­1­to­10. Feedback: controls­the­feedback­amount,­from­1­to­10. PreDelay: controls­the­Predelay­amount,­from­1­to­10. Volume: controls­the­volume­of­the­pitch­effect,­from­1­to­10. 10.2.2 Tape Echo A­classic­tape­echo­effect­(figure­10.5).­Use­for­retro,­lo-fi-style­echo­effects.

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Controls: Time: controls­the­length­of­the­echo­effect,­from­30ms­to­1450ms.­When­ BPM­Sync­is­turned­on,­time­is­displayed­from­a­1/32­to­1/1­ratio. Feedback: controls­the­amount­of­repeats­of­the­echo­effect,­from­1­to­10. Wow&Flutter: controls­the­amount­of­pitch­drift/variation­of­the­echo­ effect,­to­emulate­tape­playback,­from­1­to­10. Brightness: controls­the­amount­of­high-end­of­the­treble,­from­1­to­10. Volume: controls­the­volume­of­the­echo­effect,­from­1­to­10. Ramp/Step:­ alters­ the­ way­ that­ changes­ to­ echo­ time­ change,­ from­ a­ “ramp­up”­style­to­a­“stair­step”­style. BPM Sync: syncs­the­Echo­effect­to­the­master­BPM­of­your­DAW/Standalone­metronome. ­102

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10.2.3 Triangle Chorus A­chorus/doubling­effect­for­thickening­up­your­guitar’s­tone.­(figure­10.6).

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Controls: Level: controls­the­amount­of­the­chorus­effect,­from­1­to­10. Rate: controls­the­rate­of­the­chorus­effect,­from­1­to­10. Depth: controls­the­depth­of­the­chorus­effect,­from­1­to­10. Avg Delay: controls­the­delay­amount­of­the­chorus­effect,­from­1­to­10. Phase: controls­the­phase­of­the­chorus,­from­1­to­10. Volume: controls­the­volume­of­the­chorus­effect,­from­1­to­10. BPM Sync:­syncs­the­effect­to­the­master­BPM­of­your­DAW/Standalone­ metronome. 10.2.4 Sine Flange A­classic­flange­effect­for­swirling,­psychedelic­jams­or­intense­metal­rhythmic­playing­(figure­10.7).

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Controls: Level: controls­the­amount­of­the­flange­effect,­from­1­to­10. Rate:­controls­the­rate­of­the­flange­effect,­from­1­to­10. Depth: controls­the­depth­of­the­flange­effect,­from­1­to­10. Avg Delay: controls­the­delay­amount­of­the­flange­effect,­from­1­to­10. Phase: controls­the­phase­of­the­flange,­from­1­to­10. Volume: controls­the­volume­of­the­flange­effect,­from­1­to­10. BPM Sync: syncs­ the­ Flange­ effect­ to­ the­ master­ BPM­ of­ your­ DAW/ Standalone­metronome.

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10.2.5 Wah A­ classic-voiced­ wah­ effect­ (figure­ 10.8),­ with­ multiple­ settings­ to­ fit­ your­ playing­style.­Can­add­a­funky,­almost­vocal­vibe­to­your­playing..

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Cryin’/Mccoy: switches­between­two­different­classic­Wah­styles.­ Wah: controls­the­amount­of­the­wah­effect,­from­1­to­10. Min Freq:­controls­the­minimum­frequency­effected,­from­1­to­10. Max Freq:­controls­the­maximum­frequency­effected,­from­1­to­10. Volume: controls­the­volume­of­the­wah­effect,­from­1­to­10. 10.2.6 Compressor A­classic­compressor­effect­(figure­10.9).­Use­to­even­out­volume­levels­when­ playing­for­a­studio-like­tone,­to­add­sustain­to­metal­leads,­or­to­accentuate­ the­“twang”­in­country-style­picking.

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Controls: Ratio Buttons: sets­ the­ overall­ level­ of­ compression,­ from­ “Low”­ to­ “Even­Higher”. Volume: controls­the­volume­of­the­compressor­effect,­from­1­to­10. 10.2.7 Rack FX Models (Table) Rack FX Models Pitch­Shift Tape­Echo Triangle­Chorus Sine­Flange Wah Compressor
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Stomp Models Fender®­Blender™ Fender®­Phaser Fuzz­Wah Fender®­’63­Reverb Tape­Echo Volume Based on* Fender®­Blender™ Fender®­Phaser Fender®­Fuzz­Wah Fender®­’63­Reverb Fender®­Cyber-Twin®­SE­Tape­Echo Fender®­Volume

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Amp Models ’59­Bassman® ’65­Twin­Reverb® ’57­Deluxe™ ’65­Deluxe­Reverb® ’64­Vibroverb™­ Custom Super-Sonic™ Vibro-King® Pro­Junior™ MH-500­Metalhead™ Champion™­600 Bassman®­300 TBP-1

Based on* ’59­Bassman®­LTD­(Bright­Channel) ’65­Twin­Reverb®­(Vibrato­Channel) ’57­Deluxe™­(Inst.­Channel)­ ’65­Deluxe­Reverb®­(Vibrato­Channel­)­ ’64­Vibroverb™­Custom­(Vibrato­Channel-Stock­ and­Mod­Modes) Super-Sonic™­(Burn­Channel) Vibro-King®­(Single­Channel) Pro­Junior™­(Single­Channel) MH-500­Metalhead™­(Loose­Channel) Champion™­600­(Single­Channel) Bassman®­300­(Channels­1&2) TBP-1­(Vintage­and­Overdrive­Channels)

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Cabinet Models ’59­Bassman® ’65­Twin­Reverb® ’57­Deluxe™ ’65­Deluxe­Reverb® ’64­Vibroverb™­ Super-Sonic™­ Vibro-King®­ Pro­Junior™ MH-412SL Champion™­600­ Vibratone­ Bass­810­Pro

Based on* ’59­Bassman®­4x10­Open­Back,­Jensen®­P10R­ speakers 65­Twin­Reverb®­2x12”­Open­Back,­Jensen®­C12k­ speakers ’57­Deluxe™­1x12”­Open­Back,­Jensen®­P12Q­ speaker ’65­Deluxe­Reverb®­1x12”­Open­Back,­Jensen®­ C12k­speaker ’64­Vibroverb™­1x15”­Open­Back,­Eminence®­ speaker Super-Sonic™­1x12”­Open­Back,­Celestion®­ Vintage­30­speaker Vibro-King®­3x10”­Open­Back,­Jensen®­P10R­ speakers Pro­Junior™­1x10”­Open­Back,­Eminence®­ speaker MH-412SL­4x12”­Closed­Back,­Celestion®­G12T100­speakers Champion™­600­1x6”­Open­Back,­Fender®­Spec.­ Design­speaker Vibratone­1x10”­Rotary­Speaker­Cab 810­Pro­8x10”­Front-Ported­Cab,­Eminence®­ speaker

Microphone Models Condenser­87 Condenser­84 Condenser­414 Dynamic­57 Dynamic­421 Dynamic­441 Ribbon­160 MD1-b Velo8

Based on* Neumann®­U87­(Cardioid­mode) Neumann®­KM84 AKG®­C-414­ULS­(Cardioid­mode) Shure®­SM-57 Sennheiser®­MD-421 Sennheiser®­MD-441­(“M”­position) Beyerdynamic®­M160 Groove­Tubes®­MD1b-FET Groove­Tubes®­Velo-8

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Based on* Fender®­Cyber-Twin®­SE­Pitch­Shift Fender®­Cyber-Twin®­SE­Tape­Echo Fender®­Cyber-Twin®­SE­Triangle­Chorus Fender®­Cyber-Twin®­SE­Sine­Flange Fender®­Cyber-Twin®­SE­Wah Fender®­Cyber-Twin®­SE­Compressor

AmpliTube®­ Fender®,­ Ampeg®­ SVX™,­ AmpliTube®­ Jimi­ Hendrix™,­ AmpliTube®­ Metal™,­ AmpliTube®­ X-GEAR™,­ StompIO™,­ StealthPedal™,­ SpeedTrainer™,­ DSM™,­ are­ trademarks­ or­ registered­ trademarks­ property­ of­ IK­ Multimedia­ Production­ Srl.­ All­ other­ product­ names­ and­ trademarks­ are­ the­ property­ of­ their­ respective­ owners,­ which­ are­ in­ no­ way­ associated­ or­ affiliated­ with­ IK­ Multimedia.­ Product­ names­ are­ used­ solely­ for­ the­ purpose­ of­ identifying­ the­ specific­ products­ that­ were­ studied­ during­ IK­Multimedia’s­sound­model­development­and­for­describing­certain­types­ of­ tones­ produced­ with­ IK­ Multimedia’s­ digital­ modeling­ technology.­ Use­ of­these­names­does­not­imply­any­cooperation­or­endorsement.­AMPEG®­ is­ a­ registered­ trademark­ of­ LOUD­ Technologies,­ Inc.­ used­ under­ license.­ Jimi­Hendrix™­name­used­under­license­of­Authentic­Hendrix,­LLC.­©­TM­ Authentic­Hendrix,­LLC. FENDER™,­ STRATOCASTER™,­ and­ the­ distinctive­ headstock­ and­ body­ designs­ commonly­ found­ on­ the­ STRATOCASTER­ guitar,­ and­ all­ FENDER­ amplifiers,­ logos,­ and­ trade­ dress­ are­ the­ trademarks­ of­ FMIC­ and­ used­ herein­under­license.­All­rights­reserved.­ AKG®­is­a­registered­trademark­of­AKG­Acoustics­GmbH. BEYERDYNAMIC®­is­a­registered­trademark­of­Beyerdynamic­GmbH­&­Co. ELECTRO-VOICE®­is­a­trademark­of­Electro-Voice,­Inc. FENDER®,­BASSMAN®,­DELUXE­REVERB®,­SUPER­REVERB®­are­registered­trademarks­of­Fender­Musical­Instruments­Corporation. NEUMANN®­is­a­registered­trademark­of­Georg­Neumann­GmbH. SENNHEISER®­is­a­trademark­of­Sennheiser­Electronic­Corp. SHURE®­is­a­registered­trademark­of­Shure­Incorporated. Groove­Tubes®­MD1b-FET­and­Groove­Tubes®­VELO-8­are­trademarks­of­ Groove­Tubes,­LLC.
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AmpliTube­Fender®­has­lots­of­parameters,­more­than­what­typically­audio­ sequencers­(DAWs)­can­support.­For­this­reason,­AmpliTube­Fender®­has­its­ own­internal­Automation­Parameter­assignment­window­(figure­12.1).

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The­Automation­window­includes­two­panes.­The­Left­Pane­is­called­Plug-in,­ and­the­Right­Pane­is­called­DAW­Automation. 12.1 Left Pane The­Left­Pane­displays­AmpliTube­Fender®­Global­and­Module­parameters,­ as­well­as­all­the­Stomp,­Amp,­Cab,­and­Rack­Modules­(figure­12.2).

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On­Left­Pane,­you­will­be­able­to­select­which­AmpliTube­Fender®­parameter­you­are­going­to­assign­to­Automation. Because­of­AmpliTube­Fender®­dual­rig­setup,­each­Module­is­listed­separately­as­ Stomp­A,­Stomp­B,­Amp­A,­Amp­B,­Cab­A,­Cab­B,­and­Rack­A,­Rack­B­(figure­12.3).

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In­addition­to­that,­you­can­assign­to­Automation­every­parameter­of­every­model­ included­on­AmpliTube­Fender®.­This­gives­you­nearly­infinite­creative­power! 12.2 Right Panel The­Right­Pane­lists­the­16­Automation­parameters­that­are­declared­to­the­ DAW­(figure­12.4).

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These­parameters­names­(Param­1­to­Param­16)­are­fixed­because­most­DAWs­do­ not­support­automation­parameter­name­changes­while­the­plug-in­is­open. Through­the­Right­Pane,­you­will­be­able­to­select­which­DAW­Automation­ parameter­#­you’re­going­to­use­for­the­AmpliTube­Fender®­parameter­previously­selected­on­the­Left­pane.­For­example,­if­you­selected­“Sustain”­on­ the­Left­pane­and­then­click­ADD,­the­Right­Pane­will­display:

figure­12.5

This­means: - Param 1:­DAW­Automation­parameter­# - Blender:­the­selected­Stomp­Model - A:­Rig­A - Sustain:­name­of­the­parameter­to­be­automated 12.3 Assignment procedure To­ assign­ an­ AmpliTube­ Fender®­ parameter­ to­ one­ of­ the­ 16­ DAW­ Automation­parameters,­please­follow­these­simple­steps: 1.­Click­on­Automation­(figure­12.6).

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2.­On­Left­Pane,­select­which­AmpliTube­Fender®­parameter­you­are­going­ to­assign­to­Automation­(figure­12.7).

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3.­On­Right­Pane,­select­which­DAW­Automation­parameter­#­you­are­going­ to­use­for­the­AmpliTube­Fender®parameter­previously­selected­on­step­#2­ (figure­12.8).

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4.­Click­ADD­to­establish­the­actual­assignment­(figure­12.9).

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5.­Click­OK­to­save­the­setup­and­close­the­Automation­window­(figure­12.10).

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To­remove­a­particular­assignment,­please­select­it­and­then­click­REMOVE­ (figure­12.11).

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To­remove­the­entire­assignments,­click­REMOVE­ALL­(figure­12.12).

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To­move­up­/­down­an­assignment­click­the­MOVE­UP­/­MOVE­DOWN­arrows­ (figure­12.13).

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For­ example,­ if­ Sustain­ Level­ is­ assigned­ to­ “Param­ 1”,­ you­ can­ move­ the­ Sustain­Level­to­“Param­2”­by­selecting­“Param­1”­and­clicking­on­the­Move­ down­arrow.­This­is­a­very­useful­feature­because­it­saves­you­from­having­ to­remove­the­assignment­from­“Param­1”­and­create­a­new­assignment­for­ “Param­2”. 12.4 Assignment Save and Recall Clicking­OK­will­save­and­close­the­Automation­window. If­you­are­using­AmpliTube­Fender®­as­plug-in,­the­automation­assignment­ map­will­be­stored­and­restored­to­and­from­the­session­you’re­working­on. Each­AmpliTube­Fender®­instance­is­independent­from­the­others­and­can have­different­Automation­assignments­setup.­This­means­that­saving­your­ DAW­ session,­ will­ save­ each­ the­ automation­ setup­ for­ each­ AmpliTube­ Fender®­instance.

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Chapter 13 Troubleshooting
Where can I find my IK product Serial Number?

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The­Serial­Number­is­ written­on­the­Registration­ Card­(included­with­ your­ IK­ product,­ inside­ the­ license­ envelope).­ In­ the­ snapshot;­ please­ check­its­exact­location­(figure­13.1).
1)­You­can­find­your­SERIAL­NUMBER­here

2)­At­the­bottom­of­the­registration­card­a­legend­helps­you­ identify­the­characters­in­your­SERIAL­NUMBER figure­13.1

For­clear­characters­identification,­please­analyze­the­legend. IMPORTANT:­ the­ number­ zero­ can­ easily­ be­ identified­ in­ your­ Serial­ Number­because­it­is­crossed­by­a­line. Why is the Wizard rejecting my Serial Number? Probably­because­it­found­a­typo,­so­please­analyze­the­common­errors: *Typing­a­0­(“zero”­number)­instead­of­an­O­(“o”­letter) *Typing­1­(“one”­number)­instead­of­an­I­(“i”­letter) *Typing­2­(“two”­number)­instead­of­an­Z­(“z”­letter) *Typing­5­(“five”­number)­instead­of­an­S­(“s”­letter) *Typing­8­(“eight”­number)­instead­of­an­B­(“b”­letter) *Typing­a­“.”­(point)­instead­of­a­“-”­(minus)

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Suggestions: •­ Whenever­is­possible,­please­Copy­and­Paste­the­information. •­ Cut­off­all­the­leading­and­trailing­spaces. •­ Please­ type­ all­ codes­ UPPERCASE­ during­ the­ Installation­ and­ Registration­process. •­ Check­ that­ the­ Serial­ number­ that­ you­ are­ entering­ is­ matches­ the­ product­installed. During the Product Registration process I received this message: The Serial Number is already registered... Remember­ that­ you­ are­ able­ to­ register­ your­ product­ only­ once.­ So,­ if­ you­ are­ trying­ to­ get­ a­ new­ Authorization­ Code,­ please­ go­ to­ our­ FAQ­ page­at­www.ikmultimedia.com/faq­and­read­the­“How­can­I­get­a­new­ Authorization­Code?”­FAQ. Where can I find my Digital ID? The­Digital­ID­is­displayed­in­the­Authorization­window­of­your­IK­product (figure­13.2).

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Why is my Digital ID being rejected during the Online Registration process? There­ probably­ is­ a­ typo­ on­ it.­ Remember­ that­ the­ Digital­ ID­ has­ NO­ letter­“I”­and­“O”,­only­the­numbers­“1”­(one)­and­“0”­(zero).­In­order­ to­ prevent­ any­ further­ mistakes,­ please­ Copy­ the­ Digital­ ID­ from­ the­ Authorization­Form­to­the­Registration­Form. Where can I find my Serial Number, Digital ID, and the Authorization Code of a registered IK Product? In­ your­ IK­ product­ interface,­ locate­ the­ Authorization­ button­ (the­ one­ with­a­small­lock­on­it)­and­click­on­it.­If­your­product­version­has­no­ Authorization­button,­log­in­into­the­User­Area,­and­click­Authorizations.­ You­will­be­able­to­check­your­product­Serial­Number.­Then­click­on­the­ View/Request­button.­You­will­be­able­to­check­the­Digital­ID­and­the­ Authorization­Code­information. How can I get a new Authorization Code? Please­go­to­our­FAQ­page­at­www.ikmultimedia.com/faq­and­read­the­ “How­can­I­get­a­new­Authorization­Code?”­FAQ. I have already registered my product online, but I did not get an Authorization Code. Usually,­ this­ happens­ because­ the­ Digital­ ID­ was­ not­ submitted­ during­ the­ registration­ process.­ In­ order­ to­ get­ a­ new­ Authorization­ Code,­ please­ go­ to­ our­ FAQ­ page­ and­ read­ the­ “How­ can­ I­ get­ a­ new­ Authorization­Code?”­FAQ. I need to log in into the User Area but I forgot my User Name and Password. What should I do? Please­go­to­www.ikmultimedia.com.­On­the­navigation­bar­click­User­ Area.­On­the­top­left,­please­click­on­the­“I­forgot­my­username­and/or­ password”­link,­located­below­the­login­button. I have already installed, registered, and authorized my IK product in my main computer. What do I have to do to use my IK product in other computers? You­ need­ to­ install­ the­ program­ and­ get­ a­ new­ Authorization­ Code.­ Please­ go­ to­ our­ FAQ­ page­ and­ read­ the­ “How­ can­ I­ get­ a­ new­ Authorization­Code?”­FAQ.

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I just bought an IK product. What should I do to register and authorize my new product? Visit­our­website­www.ikmultimedia.com In­the­Support­Area,­click­on­the­Product­Registration­link. In­ the­ Serial­ Number­ field­ of­ the­ Product­ Registration­ Form,­ please­ insert­ the­ Serial­ Number­ written­ on­ the­ Registration­ Card­ (included­ with­ your­ IK­ boxed­ product,­ inside­ the­ license­ envelope)­ or­ the­ one­ that­has­been­delivered­to­you­(e.g.,­Online­purchase,­such­as­a­Digital­ Delivery,­or­update). Complete­the­Registration­Form­and­click­Submit. Regarding­the­Authorization­process,­if­you­already­typed­your­Digital­ ID­ while­ filling­ the­ Product­ Registration­ Form,­ you­ will­ receive­ an­ email­from­us­with­your­Authorization­Code.­If­not,­after­you­launch­the­ program­the­Product­Authorization­Wizard­will­appear.­Please­read­and­ follow­the­instructions­provided­in­each­of­the­wizard’s­windows­and­get­ an­Authorization­Code. I just bought a “Powered by AmpliTube” product. Where can I find new user presets? Visit­our­website­www.ikmultimedia.com In­your­user­area,­there­is­a­link­to­the­AmpliTube­Preset­XChange. The­ AmpliTube­ Preset­ XChange­ lets­ all­ AmpliTube­ users­ find­ that­ perfect­guitar­or­bass­tone­quickly­and­easily.­Share­your­rig,­and­get­ access­ to­ presets­ from­ other­ 'Powered­ By­ AmpliTube'­ users­ as­ well­ as­ EXCLUSIVE­ VIP­ presets­ posted­ by­ your­ favorite­ musicians,­ before­ anyone­ else!­ With­ advanced­ searching­ functions­ and­ preset­ rating,­ exploring­a­limitless­world­of­tone­has­never­been­easier.­Build­X-GEAR­ presets­ by­ combining­ AmpliTube­ 2­ Live,­ AmpliTube­ 2,­ Ampeg®­ SVX,­ AmpliTube­ Jimi­ Hendrix™­ and­ AmpliTube­ Metal­ and­ show­ the­ world­ your­creativity. To­be­one­of­the­first­beta-testers­you­must­be­a­registered­'Powered­By­ AmpliTube'­user.­To­join: 1.­Access­your­User­Area. 2.­Click­on­the­link­“Preset­XChange” 3.­Start­uploading­and­downloading­presets!

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Chapter 14 Support
For­any­question­you­may­have,­please­refer­to­the­FAQ­webpage­at: www.ikmultimedia.com/faq Here­you­will­find­answers­to­the­most­common­questions. To­submit­a­Technical­Support­Form,­go­to: www.ikmultimedia.com/Support.php For­other­requests­such­as­Product,­Sales,­or­Web­info,­please­go­to: www.ikmultimedia.com/ContactIKForm.php­ 14.1 User Area

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The­User­Area­is­a­special­section­of­our­website­specifically­designed­for­ our­users'­needs.­(figure­14.1).

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Through­the­User­Area,­each­member­of­our­registered­users­database­will­ be­able­to: •­ Edit­your­Personal­data •­ Manage­your­products­Authorization­Codes •­ Download­the­latest­products­updates­and­free­content •­ Transfer­your­License •­ Find­out­about­the­latest­promotions •­ Enter­the­Preset­XChange­area To­access­the­User­Area­go­to­www.ikmultimedia.com­and­click­User­Area­ from­the­navigation­bar,­or­visit­www.ikmultimedia.com/userarea. To­ enter­ to­ the­ User­ Area­ for­ the­ first­ time,­ you­ have­ to­ Log­ in­ with­ the­ Username­and­Password­that­you’ve­received­from­us­via­email­after­your­ first­IK­product­registration.­If­you­have­already­changed­your­Username­and­ Password,­please­use­your­most­current­information­to­Log­in.

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AmpliTube®,­StompIO™,­StealthPedal™,­SpeedTrainer™,­DSM™­are­trademarks­ or­registered­trademarks­property­of­IK­Multimedia­Production.­All­other­product­ names­and­trademarks­are­the­property­of­their­respective­owners,­which­are­in­ no­way­associated­or­affiliated­with­IK­Multimedia.­Product­names­are­used­solely­ for­the­purpose­of­identifying­the­specific­products­that­were­studied­during­IK­ Multimedia’s­sound­model­development­and­for­describing­certain­types­of­tones­ produced­with­IK­Multimedia’s­digital­modeling­technology.­Use­of­these­names­ does­not­imply­any­cooperation­or­endorsement. www.amplitube.com/fender IK­Multimedia­Production,­Via­dell’industria­46,­41100,­Modena,­Italy. Phone:­+39-059-285496­-­Fax:­+39-059-2861671­ IK­Multimedia­US­LLC,­1153­Sawgrass­Corporate­Pkwy.­Sunrise,­FL­33323 Phone:­(954)­846-9101­-­Fax:­(954)­846-9077­ www.ikmultimedia.com FENDER™,­ STRATOCASTER™,­ and­ the­ distinctive­ headstock­ and­ body­ designs­ commonly­found­on­the­STRATOCASTER­guitar,­and­all­FENDER­amplifiers,­logos,­ and­trade­dress­are­the­trademarks­of­FMIC­and­use­herein­under­license.­ All­rights­reserved.­

All­specifications­are­subject­to­change­without­further­notice.

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