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Amplitube Mesa/Boogie announced

Discussion in 'Backline' started by xphen0m, Jul 23, 2015.

  1. xphen0m

    xphen0m Member

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    I knew something like this was coming. Last year, an AT update had a Mesa category that was greyed out, but a quickly released update removed that.

    http://www.ikmultimedia.com/products/mesa/

    http://www.ikmultimedia.com/news/?item_id=6696

    Goes on sale September 1st for $149, but the preorder now is for $99. I'm not a HUGE fan of Amplitube but I do like SOME of the models. I like the Orange stuff a lot and I like their ENGL models among a few others. I really like the stomps, too.

    This update will have:

    Amplifiers

    Mark III™ Combo
    Mark IV™ Combo
    Dual Rectifier® Head
    Triple Rectifier® Head
    TransAtlantic® TA-30 Combo

    Cabinets

    1x12" Mark III™ Combo
    1x12" Mark IV™ Combo
    2x12" Rectifier® Horizontal
    4x12" Recto® Traditional Slant
    1x12" TransAtlantic® TA-30 Combo


    What d'ya guys think? LePou's Lecto seems to be the king of the Mesa sims, though I haven't tried it too often. I hate Revalver's Recto sim (and this is coming from a big fan of Revalver) and Recabinet's modeled version may have been a modded version.

    I'm definitely going to pre-order this. $99 within the next month is pretty manageable right now considering that I'm trying to save for the holiday season and I have to have bills and prostitution and alcohol and guns and my many other illegal off the charts things accounted for.

    Okay I'm kidding about the illegal stuff.
     
  2. bryan_kilco

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    Let me know how it is. It's really about time they release more Mark series sims. Though why no Mark IIC+?!?!
     
  3. xphen0m

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    I could be wrong but I think the upcoming Recabinet 4 update has one. I just hope that comes out soon (though I understand why it's taken so long)
     
  4. Kazrog

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    Recabinet 4.1 will have 20 new expansion amp models available, including a IIC+ model, in addition to a IIB and IV model.

    Not going to comment on IK other than to say that, as much as I feel that Mesa/Boogie have made many of my favorite amps of all time, the claim on the Amplitube site that they "...invented high-gain" is hilarious at best. Is a Plexi not high gain? Really? So, Van Halen's first record isn't high gain? Give me a break...
     
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    Kazrog CEO/CTO, Kazrog, Inc.

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    LOL, love the meme. Check the forum link in my last post for the latest info, but it will be out relatively soon. No exact release date, but as soon as it's ready, there will be a big announcement.
     
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    I may have to get this just for the Mark Series amps, damn. Hate waiting and paying more but I gotta hear them first in a good mix.
     
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    I'm a little curious about this Q&A (from KVR):

    If you paid money for gear under AT3 and then had to pay extra to make it work in AT4, I can see a LOT of unhappy customers.
     
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    Hey, Shane, what break are you talking about? Just finish that 4.1 at last! :hotjump: :lol:
     
  10. Peter - IK Multimedia

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    The answer given there was about upgrade path PRICING. If you upgrade to AmpliTube 4 of course your previous gear will work.
     
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    Well shane a stock plexi is not high gain, eddie had to "push" the amp with a variac to get that tone.
    Mesa was really the first company having a stock high gain amp (mark), marshall claimed they had a high gain amp (the 800) but it was really a heavy crunch, not high gain.
    ;)

    Hyper gain is another story... soldano I guess...
     
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    Released the day before yesterday as some of you guys might have known already
     
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    #13 captainboom, Aug 27, 2015
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    Sounds great! if you haven´t so far, check it out!
     
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    done!
     
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    Honeslty, I'm absolutely loving Amplitube Mesa/Boogie. It's easily their best amps that IK's ever put out.
     
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    I never trust something when Ola demos it. He makes literally EVERYTHING sound good.
     
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