This advanced control application extends Precision's unmatched ARC acoustic calibration, response customization and speaker emulation capabilities.
IK is pleased to announce the release of X-MONITOR, an advanced control application for iLoud Precision studio monitors that enables voicing selection and extended acoustic adjustments. X-MONITOR for Mac and Windows is the control center for all the advanced features built into iLoud Precision.
X-MONITOR is available for free to iLoud Precision owners bringing a host of must-have functionality. From assisting with ARC calibration or saving custom user settings to offering speaker emulations and essential tools for optimizing performance in different environments, X-MONITOR is a breakthrough for mix engineers and studios looking to up their game.
Faster Acoustic Room Correction
iLoud Precision Studio Monitors feature built-in ARC calibration, tuning themselves to the acoustic environment with the included MEMS measurement microphone. X-MONITOR makes the process even easier with step-by-step instructions and visual feedback on the calibration progress and final results.
Customized Response Curves
With the dedicated Contour page, users can adjust specific frequency ranges, with or without ARC, to suit their needs and tastes. These settings are stored inside iLoud Precision and then recalled automatically the next time the speaker is turned on. Once a favorite profile is loaded, X-MONITOR is then only needed to change settings.
Iconic Speaker Emulation
X-MONITOR controls Precision's ability to emulate the frequency and phase response of the most famous studio monitors on the market, working in tandem with the ARC settings for the best possible sound in any listening environment. This is ideal for testing a mix on different reference systems using just one pair of speakers and without ever leaving the sweet spot.
X-MONITOR makes it immediate to audition the over 20 iconic speaker emulations currently available or reset iLoud Precision to its own native voices.
Easy Setup and Updates
As IK releases firmware updates with new features and speaker emulations, X-MONITOR keeps users informed and guides them through the firmware update process, making it easy to keep Precisions up-to-date and running optimally.
Registered owners of iLoud Precision studio monitors can download the X-MONITOR software for free from their IK User Area. iLoud Precision studio monitors with X-MONITOR can be ordered now from the IK Multimedia online store and from IK authorized dealers worldwide at the following prices:
iLoud Precision 5 - $/€899.99* ea. - 5" Woofer + 1.5" Tweeter, 135W RMS
iLoud Precision 6 - $/€999.99 ea. - 6.5" Woofer + 1.5" Tweeter, 150W RMS
iLoud Precision MTM - $/€1,199.99 ea. - 2 x 5" Woofers + 1.5" Tweeter, 175W RMS
iLoud Precision Remote Control - $/€69.99
For more information, please visit ikmultimedia.com.
The plugin offers up to 11 new models including 2 amps, 3 cabinets, and up to 6 stompbox effects.
Sunrise, FL (August 22, 2019) -- IK Multimedia is proud to announce AmpliTube Brian May for Mac/PC, iPhone and iPad. Both feature precise models of the exact live and studio gear used by the legendary guitarist from the iconic band Queen - all recreated in collaboration with Brian May himself.
From Brian's treble booster to his three-amp live setup and carefully curated effects selection, guitarists can enjoy new amp, cab and stompbox models in a convenient package, along with presets covering his celebrated discography. Each model was created with the supervision of Brian May and his long-time technical team, to carefully replicate his rig.
Inside AmpliTube Brian May
Available in convenient desktop app and plug-in for any DAW, AmpliTube Brian May offers up to 11 new models including 2 amps, 3 cabinets, and up to 6 stompbox effects.
Included are unique offerings such as a new pedal modeling Brian's Red Special guitar and a model of the one-of-a-kind, home-built "Deacy" Amp (with user adjustable battery power!) originally created by Queen bassist John Deacon, after modifying an old radio. Other highlights incorporate his famous triple-amp live setup; tone-shaping effects; and even a harmonizer for nailing those Queen stacked leads in a single take.
Based on the classic triple VOX® AC30™ setup, the BM 30 offers three amps with the effects chain in a Wet-Dry-Wet configuration to match Brian May's iconic setup. The BM DK is a model of the small "Deacy" amp that became the trademark sound of many Queen songs.
The 2x12 BM 30 Blue (named the 2x12 BM1 in the Brian May collection for iOS) is a triple cabinet based on the cab section of a VOX AC30 equipped with with Celestion™ Alnico Blue speakers. The 2x12 BM 30 H70 (2x12 BM2 in the Brian May collection for iOS) is with Celestion G12H Anniversary speakers. In addition, the 1x6 BM DK provides the cabinet section of the BM DK amp, featuring a 6" speaker.
The Red Special, created from a detailed study of Brian May's famous guitar, helps add the unique tonality and controls of the Red Special itself. Based on the original KAT® Treble Booster, the Treble Booster enriches guitar tone similar to Brian May's by boosting it before it reaches the amp.
May Wah was based on a rackmount Dunlop® Cry Baby® wah, modeled in the exact configurations Brian May uses to shape his tone, while the FOX Phaser was based on the unique and distinctive sound of the fOXX® Foot Phaser.
Star Gate is a noise gate that helps clean up the signal chain, minimizing the noise feeding Brian's unique amp and pedal setup.
The iPhone and iPad version, the Brian May Collection (which is inside the existing AmpliTube app) also adds the 30 - a 30-band Graphic EQ, with +/- 15 dB boost per band and a+/- 15dB Level control, to help craft a more exact match of Brian's tones. This pedal is already included for free in AmpliTube Custom Shop for Mac/PC.
A full set of painstakingly created song-based discography presets were compiled by Jamie Humphries, guitarist for the official Queen stage production "We Will Rock You," who has also performed with Queen and Brian May. These presets allow users to dial up their favorite Brian May tones instantly and were constructed under Brian's personal supervision.
Groundbreaking Modeling Technology
IK's latest Dynamic Interaction Modeling™ was used to deliver the highest level of ultra-realistic sound when modeling Brian May's gear. The product of 20 years' experience modeling analog gear, DIM™ models the behavior of every component in the circuit all the way down to its smallest nuance and character. Applied to May's rig, it delivers the same sound and feel as his real gear.
About AmpliTube guitar and bass tone studio
AmpliTube is the world's most powerful guitar and bass tone studio for Mac/PC/iPhone/iPad. Available in both free and paid versions, it recreates the entire guitar/bass signal chain from instrument to recording device in a hyper-realistic and intuitive way. Users can also browse and purchase collections of gear models from the world's top gear manufacturers plus signature artist gear. AmpliTube is available for both Mac/PC, as a stand-alone and plug-in for most popular recording software, and app for iPhone and iPad.
Easy connection to AmpliTube
AmpliTube connects seamlessly with AXE I/O, IK's premium audio interface with powerful guitar shaping tools. AmpliTube is also compatible with IK's iRig Stomp I/O, iRig Micro Amp, iRig HD 2, iRig Pro I/O and iRig Pro Duo portable audio interfaces for fast connectivity and on-the-go convenience.
Options, pricing and availability
AmpliTube Brian May (for Mac/PC) runs inside AmpliTube Custom Shop, a free download available to all. The new models are available now for purchase as a bundle from the Custom Shop, the IK Multimedia online store and from IK authorized dealers worldwide for $/€99.99 (excl. taxes).
No previous purchase of AmpliTube is required. The new models will show up as an optional purchase for existing users of AmpliTube 4 upon updating to the latest version.
The Brian May Collection (iPhone and iPad) is available via in-app purchase from within AmpliTube CS for iPhone or iPad, for $19.99. Individual models may also be purchased a la carte (Stomp FX - $3.99 each; amps - $6.99 each). All models are also part of IK's All-In Bundle 2019 collection, which is available for in-app purchase.
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