Products of Interest AmpliTube Live Virtual Guitar Amplifier/Effects Processor Hardware-based physical modeling products that emulate guitar amplifiers such as Line 6 have been on the market for some time now. They have found their place in the world of guitar players who are constantly striving to make their guitars sound in idiosyncratic ways. AmpliTube Live takes the idea of virtual amplifiers and effects and packages it for the portable computer environment, stripping away the hardware part and concentrating only on the software. The interface resembles the layout and design of conventional amplifier heads and will look very familiar to guitar players (see Figure 1).
The virtual Stomp Box section comes with three pedal processors which include the vintage wah-wah pedal in manual or auto mode, analog delay, and an analog solid-state overdrive. The three Amplifier models can be switched between Clean, Crunch, and Lead modes, and are designed to emulate well-known products such as the Marshall JCM-800 and Fender Solid-State combos. The Equalizer is modeled after a spring reverb for a metallic resonant vibe at the penultimate section of the signal path. The signal at the final stage is fed to the Cabinet modeling section. The three cabinet models are: Ampeg AX-30 100W Tube, Vox top boost AC, and Marshall vintage 4 × 12 cabinets from the 1970s. 2b1af7f3a8