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Linda RockStack – “Balance on the edge – the key to a great guitar tone”

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3-Channel Guitar Software Amplifier & Cabinet Including Chorus & Delay Effects

Audified announces taking Linda Audio under its wing with Linda RockStack guitar amp and cabinet collaborative plug-in. Audified is proud to take experienced mastering/mixing engineer, musician, and programmer Martin Linda’s namesake Linda Audio under its wing with Linda RockStack — realizing a long-held dream of creating a virtual guitar amp sim suited to a wide range of rock and metal sub-genres as a chorus and delay effects-equipped three-channel amplifier and cabinet plug-in by working with the cutting-edge Czech software applications, software effects, and hardware processors developer’s design team to turn his vision into reality.

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RockStack is a three-channel amplifier plug-in software with an independently switchable effects section and a continuously blendable cabinet impulse section. Equipped with extensive tone-shaping options such as Pre and Post gain EQ and additional Tight, Fat, Body contours, the tonal possibilities of this amp are virtually endless. On top of that, the effects section consists of independently engageable Multi-stage chorus and Delay processing.

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As a longtime user of various amp sims and cab impulses, experienced mastering/mixing engineer, musician, and programmer Martin Linda started making inroads into programming his dream machine as a guitar amp plug-in perfectly suited to working with a wide range of rock and metal sub-genres many moons ago, but it was only by closely collaborating with software applications, software effects, and hardware processors developer Audified that he was finally able to realise that dream as a plug-in par excellence.

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Enter Linda RockStack — not to be confused with retired American singer Linda Ronstadt, who performed and recorded in diverse genres including rock, country, light opera, and Latin! Linda RockStack is a three-channel amplifier plug-in with an independently-switchable — MOD (multi-stage chorus) and DELAY — effects section and a continuously-blend-able cabinet IMPULSE section. It is also equipped with extensive tone-shaping options, such as PRE and POST (LOMID, and HI) gain EQ alongside additional TIGHTFAT, and BODY contours, so its tonal possibilities are almost endless. Engaging that multi-stage chorus and delay effects processing independently all adds up to a unique- sounding and unbelievably-versatile virtual amp that provides its user with control over a vast tonal palette with mind-blowing flexibility — fresh from the excellent ear and musical mind of Linda Audio’s Martin Linda, complete with mix-ready guitar tones.

Tuned by an experienced producer’s ear rather than simply taking an already existing design and recreating it in the software domain, Linda RockStack provides its users with the tools to create their own mix-ready rock and metal sounds rather than simply copying what has gone before. Better said by Martin Linda himself: “There is no need to simulate a brand when you can create your dream guitar tone instead!”

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No need, indeed, which is why Linda RockStack duly delivers three distinctly different voicings — CLEANROCK, and METAL, each with their own colouration and gain structure, and can be tailored to taste by providing the controls needed to create that dream guitar tone that users might hitherto have only heard in their heads. Having said that, then, the difference between EQ shaping before and after a gain stage is huge — hence Linda RockStack providing PRE EQ controls to push the gain stage in particular frequency ranges and POST EQ controls to finalise the sound, making it more mix ready. The TIGHT control makes both the low end and the gain structure more focused as it is increased, increasing the FAT control results in a fuller lower midrange response, while turning up the BODY control makes the amp push more aggressively in the higher midrange. Meanwhile, the three-stage multi-switch dynamically accentuates higher frequencies with both active positions being sensitive to the input signal level — BRIGHT 1 being more focused on the higher midrange, while BRIGHT II emphasises even higher frequencies with a little bass boosting to boot.

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Beyond that, though, the chorus can be positioned PRE or POST the gain stages, and has two switchable modes — TYPE 1 and 2. The DELAY is positioned after the gain stages, and capable of delivering anything from clean and precise digital delay to the degraded and clipped repeats that typified yesteryear’s analogue delays.

Down below those effective effects, Linda RockStack flexibly features two CABINET impulses — and B. Better still, users can blend between them, though the cabinet section can also be switched off — just in case users wish to pair Linda RockStack with their own choice of impulses. Indeed, it is worth noting that the plug-in’s amp and effects sections can also be separately switched on and off, offering users freedom of choice when it comes to their usage at any given time.

The noise GATE can be switched to ON or OFF positions, the former proving particularly useful when pushing the ROCK and METAL voicings into higher saturation, while the latter works well when playing with the CLEAN voicing or lower gain sounds to maximise dynamics and retain attack information.

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By balancing on the edge, Linda RockStack is the key to a great guitar tone. That dream guitar tone so sought after by Martin Linda for so long is surely there for the taking — only others could clearly tap into their own dream guitar tone in a matter of minutes, thanks to Linda RockStack

Pricing and Availability

Linda RockStack is available to purchase for an introductory price of $29.00 USD — rising thereafter to its regular price of $49.00 USD.

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AmpliTube TONEX Powered by AI Machine Modeling Technology

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IK Multimedia Releases AmpliTube TONEX Powered by AI Machine Modeling Technology

Are you looking for an authentic, vintage tone? Look no further than TONEX. IK Multimedia’s groundbreaking software and app ecosystem give you access to thousands of amp and pedal rigs to find the perfect sound for any situation.

And IK Multimedia AI-powered machine modeling delivers indistinguishable results from the real thing. So whether you’re practicing at home, jamming with friends, or performing live, TONEX has the perfect tone for you. Plus, the IK Multimedia system is easy to use so that you can turn your real amps, cabs, pedals, and complete rigs into your Tone Models in minutes.

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AmpliTube TONEX Ecosystem

IK Multimedia has just released AmpliTube TONEX, a revolutionary new product that uses AI Machine Modeling technology to create Tone Models of guitar and bass gear. With TONEX, you can capture the sound of any amp, cabinet, combo, or pedal and turn it into a Tone Model, all with ease and sonic accuracy that’s virtually indistinguishable from the real thing. This is a massive breakthrough in rig modeling, and IK Multimedia is the first company to bring this technology to market.

If you’re a musician, there’s a good chance you’ve struggled with getting the perfect sound out of your rig. And if you’re a studio engineer, there’s a good chance you’ve worked with getting your clients’ rigs to sound exactly how they want them to. But what if there was a way to get the perfect sound every time, without all the hassle?

Enter TONEX Mac/PC, the revolutionary new rig modeling software that uses AI Machine Modeling technology to let users capture the sound of any amp, cabinet, combo, or pedal and turn it into a Tone Model. With TONEX, you can get the exact sound you’re looking for with ease and sonic accuracy that’s virtually indistinguishable from the real. So if you’re looking for the perfect tone, look no further than TONEX Mac/PC.

AI Machine Modeling

TONEX is a new AI Machine Modeling™ technology that enables guitarists to model the sound of any amp, cabinet, or combo with accuracy virtually indistinguishable from the real thing. IK’s robust deep learning network lets you model your rig’s tone in minutes using accurate guitar signals, not just test tones, for a level of authenticity like you’ve never imagined.

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Create Your Tone Models

Ever wanted to clone your favorite rig? Now you can, with IK Multimedia’s new AI Machine Modeling software. Just record the sound of your rig using an IK Multimedia particular guitar/bass capture track, and feed it into IK Multimedia software with the original DI track.

In minutes, IK Multimedia AI software will generate an exact algorithm of the modeled rig. The result is a hyper-realistic, dynamic clone of your rig, called a “Tone Model.” Tone Models include every nuance of the amp and pedal in vivid detail. With advanced technology, you can even model an amp and cabinet together, then virtually separate the two to try other cabinets. Plus, the algorithm can capture an entire rig, including harmonically complex fuzz, overdrive, or other distortion pedals in front of an amp. So why wait? Clone your favorite rig today with IK Multimedia AI Machine Modeling software.

TONEX App

Coming soon to an App Store near you, the TONEX App lets iOS users use Tone Models on their mobile devices and experience the power of AI Machine Modeling, minus the modeling capability. TONEX App works both as a standalone app and as an AU plug-in for recording inside all the major mobile DAWs and includes the same Player section as TONEX Mac/PC software to play and practice.

Owners of TONEX Mac/PC will be able to use the free TONEX App and sync their Tone Model library seamlessly between desktop and mobile devices in the studio, at home or on the go. So whether you’re a musician who likes to record on the go or a producer who wants to take their work with them when they travel, the TONEX App will be a welcome addition to your arsenal.

Model library seamlessly between desktop and mobile devices in the studio, at home or on the go. So whether you’re a musician who likes to record on the go, or a producer who likes to take their work with them when they travel, the TONEX App will be a welcome addition to your arsenal.

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Conclusion

TONEX has always been committed to providing the best tone modeling system available. And now, for the first time, we’re making it available to everyone – regardless of budget. With our new TONEX ecosystem of products, you can start with just the accessible version of the software or app.

Or, if you need more power and flexibility, you can upgrade to one of our affordable download plans. Either way, you’ll get the most advanced tone modeling system available. So why wait? Get started today and experience the difference TONEX can make.

With over 1000 rigs instantly available to play, TONEX gives you access to the rarest and most sought-after amps ever made. Plus, you can model your guitar and bass rigs in minutes. And with ToneNET integration, you can share your Tone Models with other TONEX users worldwide. So what are you waiting for? Get TONEX today and start taking your guitar playing to new heights!

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AmpliTube MESA/Boogie® 2 Releases: 4 New Amps and 5 Cabs

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IK Multimedia today announced the release of AmpliTube MESA/Boogie® 2, the much-anticipated follow-up to IK’s first MESA/Boogie offering. The new collection brings 4 new officially certified amps and 5 cabs to AmpliTube 5. Now users can complete their collection of full-throttle gear from the inventors of high-gain tone.

IK has been investing a lot in research and development to make sure that its latest creations meet the same standards as those from decades ago.

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AmpliTube MESA/Boogie® 2 Releases- 4 New Amps and 5 Cabs

MESA/Boogie 2 models are crafted using IK’s newest modeling technologies including DIM™, VIR™, and more so they sound just like classic stages do while looking almost exactly how you would imagine them too! These incredible sounding amps have all passed rigorous tests by MESA Engineering before being approved for sale at great prices with free shipping worldwide

More than mere amplification

How would you like to plug into an amp that’s so responsive it feels like the music is being played right next door? One where every detail of sound comes through with crystal clarity and stunning intensity. Well, if this sounds good then IK has something special in store for YOU! They worked hand-in-hand again collaborating on creating these new models which offer ultra-realistic performance thanks to their meticulous recreation from circuit boards all the way upfront.

Gear available in AmpliTube MESA/Boogie 2

The new MESA/Boogie 2 line-up is full of surprises for tone aficionados. The company has put out three groundbreaking amps, one vintage model, and two cabs that are highly desired by collectors!

MESA/Boogie® California Tweed™

The MESA California Tweed Series was 50 years in the making and designed to reinvent the “vintage” tone. This new single-channel, old-school amp aims at all sounds Americana with IK’s model equipped with all of its features including Incremental multi watt power amps that provide 5 different watts per channel as well 2 operating classes for versatility so you’re not limited when playing across genres or just needs heavier gauge strings due to their dual-class technology!

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MESA/Boogie® Triple Crown TC-100™ head

With its broad power options, the TC-100 delivers a punchy tone with incredible depth. Three channels offer a choice of pristine Clean, aggressive Crunch, and massive Gain. Channels 1-3 all have their own voicing switch so you can get just the sound that’s right for your needs!

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MESA/Boogie® Mark Five™

Amps, pedals, and effects are all in one place.

The MARK V is really a collection of amplifiers – so you’re able to get that sweet tone from your guitar with just some pushing on this button or pulling off another one!

From the original MARK I that introduced the world to high-gain with its cascading preamp, to the Mark II – the world’s first high-gain, dual-mode channel switching amplifier and its later siblings that introduced Simul-Class power.

From the MARK III that ushered in the era of 3-channel footswitching performance, to the MARK IV that gave all this power individual control, the MARK V is the embodiment of the last 40 years of MESA guitar amp history.

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MESA/Boogie® Mark 2C+™

The amp that’s been used by many recording artists and one of MESA’s most prized models, the Mark IIC+ was last in a series. The new amp has been designed with a more sensitive lead channel. The dual cascading drive stage provides an unprecedented level of detail and clarity, ultimately delivering the perfect tone for any guitarist at any skill level!

The IIC+ also features a pull Deep Bass booster and other enigmatic features that earned the legendary head its “+” rating for sounding so fantastic.

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A full-range speaker with excellent bass response, this sleek black box will produce crystal clear vocals in any setting – from classical music to dubstep!

Along with these 4 remarkable amps, users will get 5 officially certified cabs featuring California Tweed and RoadKing models with a range of configurations and a choice of Jensen or Celestion speakers. Also included are two extra speakers from IK’s work on the California Tweed, which they can swap into any cab.

Pricing and Availability

AmpliTube MESA/Boogie 2 is available now.

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Two Notes Audio Engineering and Laney Amplification Join Forces to Release the “Laney Collection” DynIR Virtual Cabinets

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Two Notes Audio Engineering and Laney Amplification have joined forces to release the “Laney Collection” DynIR Virtual Cabinets. The two companies are focused on providing musicians with high-quality, yet affordable gear that doesn’t sacrifice quality for cost. This new product will provide a variety of different virtual cabinets designed to work specifically with the Two Notes Audio Engineering software suite or in conjunction with any other recording software you might use.

15 exquisite virtual cabinets (including ones used by Tony Iommi and Killswitch Engage) empower the guitar community with legendary tone in Two notes’ proprietary DynIR format for Torpedo devices, plus they’re available through their Wall Of Sound Software.

Two notes Audio Engineering has announced a partnership with Laney to craft 15 exclusive virtual cabinets. These sound machines will be available for purchase soon and they’re perfect if you want the classic British tone but don’t have any amps!

The Laney Collection is a virtual cabinet collection that perfectly replicates the incredible tone and response of some of today’s most sought-after guitar gear.

The British amplifier industry has been one of the most well-known and reputable in music since its inception. Since 1967 Laney has cemented their place as providers to this worthy cause, crafting amps with the incredible response that can withstand any challenge thrown at them – even if it means death or taxes! They are known for their rich history in British amplifier manufacturing with the company starting out back when it was just three men working to provide amplifiers during World War II’s Blitz era – they’ve been fighting ever since!

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The Laney name is one that has come to represent power, quality and crushing clarity of gain. This company was designed for musicians by other ones who know what it’s like in the kit or behinds-the-scenes so they could deliver an amazing product with unparalleled performance capabilities at every turn!

Laney Amplifiers is a family business with an artist roster that includes Tony Iommi, Lari Basilio and many others. Their tone has been as prolific in quality for excellence since their beginning.

The Laney Collection

Exquisitely captured at HopePole studio, Manchester UK the all-new Laney DynIR virtual cabinets are a must-have for any tone chaser. Offering uncompromising captures of some of the industry’s most revered guitar and bass cabinets with pristine clarity these high-quality products will make your life much easier when it comes down to editing or mixing!

Cabinets included in this release:

10 Guitar Cabinets:

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  • Laney Cub112: Open back H/H® speakers 1 x 12” Woofer H1265
  • Laney Cub212: Open back H/H® speakers 2 x 12” Woofer H1265
  • Laney GS212IE: Closed back H/H® speakers 2 x 12” Woofer H1280
  • Laney GS412IA: Closed back H/H® speakers 4 x 12” Woofer H1280
  • Laney L20T-212: Open back Celestion® G12H70th Anniversary + Celestion® Vintage 30
  • Laney LT212: (Killswitch Engage owned cab and used extensively in the studio and on tour) Closed back Celestion® G12H 70th Anniversary speakers
  • Laney LA212: Closed back Celestion® G12M-25 Greenback speakers
  • Laney LA412: Closed back Celestion® G12H 75 speakers
  • Laney TI412S: Closed back Celestion® G12H 75 M (90’s Tony Iommi owned cab and used
  • extensively in the studio and on tour)
  • Laney Original LA412: (Late 69/70’s cab as used by Tony Iommi to record the early Black Sabbath
  • releases) – Closed back 4 x Green label Goodmans®

5 Bass Cabinets (all from the DigBeth range):

  • Laney DBV212: H/H® Speakers Black Series
  • Laney DBV212: Miked on Tweeter
  • Laney DBV410: H/H® Speakers Black Series
  • Laney DBV410: Miked on Tweeter
  • Laney DBV 810: H/H® Speakers Black Series

All 15 cabinets have been meticulously captured with a selection of industry-standard microphones including the Shure SM57®, Sennheiser® MD421, Royer® R121, AKG® C414, Neuman® KM184, Aston® Origin, AKG® D112, Shure® SM7b, Beyerdynamic® M160, Shure® SM7b, AKG® D112 and Shure® Beta 52A. The entire DynIR collection was captured through BBC® AM7/13 preamps via an Audient® ASP880.

Pricing and Availability

The Laney Collection is available now.

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