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IK Multimedia Releases TONEX Metal Gems Signature Collection

IK Multimedia Releases TONEX Metal Gems Signature Collection

IK Multimedia releases Metal Gems Signature Collection for TONEX, featuring 100 high-gain Tone Models of legendary amps. Firmware update for TONEX Pedal adds built-in chromatic tuner.

Metal Gems is an exclusive collection of 100 high-gain Tone Models, meticulously captured to deliver both classic and contemporary metal tones, giving users instant access to 4 legendary amps: a Diezel Herbert, Bogner Uberschall, Soldano SLO-100 and a Peavey 5150.

The essence of these high-gain jewels has been preserved in stunning high-definition using IK's cutting-edge AI Machine Modeling Technology in conjunction with a sonically perfect environment to produce the incredible guitar tones available today.

Collection Overview

  • 100 Tone Models based on legendary high-gain amps including with and without cab
  • A Premium Tone Model collection for use across the entire TONEX ecosystem
  • Compatible with all TONEX versions including the free TONEX CS and TONEX App
  • Captured at a professional studio with ideal acoustics and the perfect gear
  • Created using cutting-edge AI Machine Modeling technology with advanced training
  • All Tone Models can easily be loaded to TONEX Pedal and used for live performance

The Featured Models

Diezel Herbert
The Diezel Herbert is a 180-watt fire breather that can go from dynamic cleans to ultra-tight distortion. 30 Tone Models deliver that Diezel signature definition and tightness perfect for modern and classic metal tones. The collection includes all 3 distinctly voiced channels captured with different cabs, mics and outboard gear.

Bogner Uberschall
The Bogner Uberschall is a renowned high-gain guitar amp prized for its all-tube distortion and clear string separation. 25 Tone Models deliver searing lead and rhythm tones with tight and powerful bass, ideal for players of extended-range and drop-tuned guitars. The collection includes clean and high-gain Tone Models using multiple stomps to tighten and drive the amp into brutal territory.

Soldano SLO-100
The SLO-100 redefined high-gain amplification in 1987 as one of the first amp heads to feature powerful harmonics and impeccable gain, sustain and responsiveness. 25 Tone Models feature clean, drive and high-gain tones with several using a TS-9 and Furman PQ-3, captured with a variety of settings, speakers and other outboard gear to achieve a wide range of tones for hard rock to modern metal.

Peavey 5150 Block Letter
The Peavey 5150 is one of history's most iconic high-gain amps, instantly recognizable on any stage. Renowned for its bloom and juicy harmonic saturation, the 5150 was quickly adopted by many top metal guitar players. 20 Tone Models feature a variety of captures including some with stomps and with 6 different cabs to deliver a wide range of skull-crushing, gig-ready tones.

A New Tuner for TONEX Pedal

The release of Metal Gems coincides with a free firmware update for TONEX Pedal featuring a game-changing chromatic tuner. The new tuner inside TONEX Pedal can replace any tuner currently used with its easy-to-read display, selectable reference frequency and three operating modes: Mute, Thru, and Off.

To update to firmware 1.2.3, connect TONEX Pedal to a Mac or PC with an internet connection and launch TONEX. Navigate to the librarian section and select "Update Firmware." Once complete, the pedal will restart automatically with the new firmware installed and the tuner ready.

This update and future improvements represent IK’s commitment to ongoing TONEX hardware improvements, software refinements and additional Tone Models.

Metal Gems Signature Collection is available now to purchase via ToneNET and within any version of TONEX for Mac/PC for $/€49.99.* For a limited time, Metal Gems is included free with new purchases of TONEX Pedal and TONEX MAX.

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