IK Multimedia has teamed up with Hammond USA and Suzuki Music to bring the sounds of the iconic Leslie amps and cabinets to its guitar effects software AmpliTube, as well is its T-RackS mixing and mastering suite.
AmpliTube Leslie www.ikmultimedia.com/atleslie and T-RackS Leslie www.ikmultimedia.com/trleslie offer the authentic sounds of five Leslie amps and six Leslie rotary-speaker cabinets that can be used for recording or playing live. Microphone distance and position control, precise level balancing, different amp and cab combinations, circuit overdriving, width, acceleration and deceleration control of the rotary speaker, horn/drum balance and more are included to deliver the unmistakeable Leslie sound.
AmpliTube Leslie and T-RackS Leslie have the distinct advantage of circuit-modelled amplifiers, which are critical to recreating these signature tones, especially when overdriving the amp circuit.
All the speaker cabinets are faithfully reproduced using IK’s exclusive Volumetric Response Modeling technology, which combines a new approach to impulse response recording and the best modelling technology currently available.
The virtual microphones in AmpliTube Leslie and T-RackS Leslie can be repositioned. This affects the perception the listener will have of the rotation, or doppler effect. Users can choose the common 90° mic position, giving a non-symmetric perception of the rotation, or the 180° mic position, which is less common but heard on many famous recordings, for a more symmetric perception of the rotation.
It’s also possible to move the virtual microphones closer or further from the cabinet for even greater realism when recording. A full parametric EQ can further shape the sound to fit a variety of musical ideas.
AmpliTube Leslie and T-RackS Leslie are available now for immediate download at a special introductory price of $/€99.99 each until April 2nd, 2018.
The Leslie Collection, which combines the AmpliTube and T-RackS versions, is available for download at a special introductory price of $/€149.99 during the same period.
Starting April 3rd, AmpliTube Leslie and T-RackS Leslie will be $/€129.99 each and the Leslie Collection will be available for $/€179.99. The individual amps are also available separately for $/€24.99 each, and the cabinets are available for $/€34.99 each.