This is a composite picture of the amp and cab sections, which are normally separate views. There are additional views for the Stompbox and Rack effects sections.
Dedicated bass simulation: There are four bass amps, 360 bass preamp, Combo 150MB, Green BA250, and a solid-state bass preamp. Six cabinets include two 4 x 10", two 1 x 12", one 1 x 15", and one 1 x 18".
Miking options: AmpliTube 3 has very evolved miking options, with two mics that you can place pretty much anywhere. These are drawn from six dynamic, six condenser, and three ribbon models. You can blend the two mics as desired and pan them; and two additional room mics offer variable width and five different room emulations. (You can also throw the mics out of phase.) Overall, some serious—and fun—miking mischief is possible.
Parallel paths: There are eight possible routings for two effects chains, including a true parallel option. It’s also possible to mix in direct sounds from the stompbox section output, and this path includes a phase control so you can simulate the phase differences that result from combining direct and miked sounds.
Dedicated bass effects: There are no dedicated effects for bass, but the guitar ones work well, and with the ability to create parallel paths, even the wahs and envelope filter are applicable.
Bottom line on the bottom end: AmpliTube 3 is a great program with great tone, and that carries over into the bass models as well. You can also expand it with IK’s Ampeg SVX sim; all of its amp, cabinet, effects, and mic options become available as if they were built into AmpliTube 3. The miking options are outstanding, and of all the Ampeg B-15 models, AmpliTube 3 really nailed the distinctive “speaker flap.” Finally, an additional “rack effects” section is intended to provide a more “produced” sound. AmpliTube 3 has a huge fan base; listen, and you’ll understand why.
Price: $349.99 MSRP, $299 street
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