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IK Multimedia AmpliTube Mesa/Boogie Amplifier Plugin

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AmpliTube MESA/Boogie

 

The boutique company that invented high-gain

 

AmpliTube MESA/Boogie

 

Experience the innovative full-throttle guitar tones of MESA/Boogie® on your computer

Plug into a MESA/Boogie® amp and it will change your ideas about tone and your playing forever. Seriously, it really will. From the moment you first plug into a MESA, you’ll experience new levels of responsiveness, feel, nuance, and sound and you’ll quickly understand why MESA has always referred to their amplifiers as “Instruments”… because they are!

After experiencing your guitar coupled with the effortless and empowering playability and a new freedom to express emotion through attack and sustain characteristics that seem to read your passion… for most, there is no going back to “an amp”.

It’s hard to put into words the feeling of reward you get when all the hours of practice are suddenly supported and embellished and your playing jumps to a whole new plateau. But it’s REALLY great, and as soon as you plug in, you get it. The instant attack morphs stylistically under your command, the layers or rich harmonics create dimension and the newfound, willing sustain grant you access to the next level in your own development as a player.

The MESA experience will leave a permanent mark on the musical part of your brain and you’ll find you’ re smiling… saying under your breath, “damn this sounds good.” It’s that sound you’ve heard in your head and searched for all your playing life and yet, never attained until now. That’s a Boogie®.

And now you can have the essence of Boogie on your laptop.

 

 

 

 

 

If you’re a tone-seeking adventurer, IK Multimedia is pleased and honored to bring you the Official co-developed Suite of Mesa/Boogie’s most acclaimed amplifiers for your laptop, desktop and DAW.

 

A handmade history

No one speaks high-gain guitar like MESA/Boogie. Since the late-'60s, Randall Smith, and from 1980 on, Dan Van Riezen, Doug West and James Aschow have been smashing the boundaries of heavy guitar with a myriad of innovative and handcrafted instruments and speaker enclosures. Four decades later, AmpliTube MESA/Boogie, gives you convenient access to 5 amps and cabs from their most toneful and popular lines, allowing you tap into the thick, rich sound that so long ago prompted Carlos Santana to make his ”mark” on the brand and famously say, "Man, this thing really boogies!"

 

AmpliTube MESA/Boogie

 

AmpliTube MESA/Boogie

 

Hello from the [digital] tone farm!

AmpliTube MESA/Boogie is the most comprehensive collection of officially licensed MESA/Boogie virtual guitar amps and cabinets on the market. Now you can plug in and experience legendary tone wherever your computer can take you: You get everything from the violin-like sustain of the Mark series to the aggressive, huge crunch and searing gain of the Rectifier series.

And, like all AmpliTube gear, we've meticulously crafted these models to sound, look and perform just like their hardware counterparts. Each virtual model has been painstakingly and meticulously scrutinized, tested and approved by our devoted team of talented engineers and by the guys who created these sounds at Mesa Engineering to ensure they perform like the real thing. And we nailed it.

With the addition of MESA/Boogie to AmpliTube Custom Shop, the world’s biggest library of official virtual gear just got infinitely more versatile, and certainly more soulful.

 

AmpliTube MESA/Boogie

 

Sound like a rock god

MESA/Boogie amplifiers have provided their signature tone to a wide variety of players from around the world. This includes iconic pioneers like Carlos Santana, Pete Townshend, Keith Richards, Larry Carlton, Robben Ford, Al DiMeola and also modern heroes like Metallica’s James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett, Dream Theater’s John Petrucci, Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl, Lamb of God’s Mark Morton and Will Adler, Johnny A, Andy Timmons… the MESA list of guitar greats with noteworthy tone goes on and on.

 

AmpliTube MESA/Boogie

 

Cascading waves of tone

And there’s a good reason for its impressive roster of players. MESA/Boogie has pioneered the biggest advances in amplifier technology of the past 40 years. Its innovative “cascading” tube preamp offered multiple stages of gain that introduced guitarists to a world of near infinite sustain and aggressive crunch separate from volume that simply didn't exist before.

Their creation of the world’s first Dual Mode footswitching amp in 1980, the MARK II, ushered in a new bottom-line for live-performance guitar. Later II, III and IV MARK amplifiers unveiled nearly all of the now-common pro features players have come to expect. From Switchable Power Reduction to Effects Loops, Switchable Rectifiers to Switchable Speaker Cabs, Voicing Switches to on-board Graphic EQ, Simultaneous Modes of Tube Wiring to Channel Assignable Power Ranges and Classes of Operation, it was all seen first on a Boogie. All of MESA Engineering’s designs have helped to set the stage for entirely new and successive waves of era-defining sounds and the music those sounds inspire, like the MESA Dual and Triple Rectifiers, which gave the world a searing mid-range crunch and HUGE, percussive low end that's dominated hard rock and metal since its introduction 24 years ago.

 

A huge MESA tone palette

AmpliTube MESA/Boogie gives you a full spread of gear that represents the breadth and versatility of the many faces of MESA/Boogie. The line-up includes 5 amplifiers with matching cabinets: The Boogie Mark III, MESA and Boogie Mark IV, MESA Dual Rectifier, MESA Triple Rectifier and the master of mid to classic gain Brit, the TransAtlantic TA-30.

 

Mark III™

Mark III™ - back side

Mark IV™

Mark IV™ - back side

Dual Rectifier®

Dual Rectifier® - back side

Triple Rectifier®

Triple Rectifier® - back side

TransAtlantic® TA-30

 

Each amplifier and cabinet has been rendered with the same degree of integrity and attention-to-detail that goes into the company’s physical products — both the front and the back panel controls have been replicated to provide performance and function with astounding realism.

 

1x12" Mark III™

1x12" Mark IV™

2x12" Rectifier® Horizontal

4x12" Recto® Traditional Slant

1x12" TransAtlantic® TA-30

 

 


 

AmpliTube MESA/Boogie includes officially certified models of:

Amplifiers

Mark III™ Combo
Mark IV™ Combo
Dual Rectifier® Head
Triple Rectifier® Head
TransAtlantic® TA-30 Combo

Cabinets

1x12" Mark III™ Combo
1x12" Mark IV™ Combo
2x12" Rectifier® Horizontal
4x12" Recto® Traditional Slant
1x12" TransAtlantic® TA-30 Combo

 


 

A familiar face

Like all AmpliTube products, AmpliTube MESA/Boogie is intuitive, easy-to-use and provides for a ton of different creative possibilities. You get plenty of signal routing options: two separate paths, each with a complete setup, can be played simultaneously, or you can configure the signal path to double the available stomps, amps, cabinets and racks effects to create one gigantic rig.

The AmpliTube MESA/Boogie signal chain includes 5 individual components, with up to 12 simultaneous stomp-boxes, 2 amp heads, 2 cabinets with 2 microphones and 8 rack effects that can all be configured and used simultaneously.

 

 

And, of course, you can mix and match your favorite AmpliTube MESA/Boogie gear with other AmpliTube models to create your own one-of-a-kind tones. AmpliTube is fully MIDI compatible, so all the knobs, controls and presets of AmpliTube MESA/Boogie can be assigned and controlled with a standard MIDI controller (through a high-quality interface like iRig MIDI 2) or iRig BlueBoard.

 

A legacy of superior sound

Amplitube Custom Shop

With AmpliTube MESA/Boogie, you’ll enjoy inspiring sound and feel from your computer that’s extremely close to playing the amp in your living room. That level of accuracy and enjoyment should come as no surprise, considering that IK’s team of engineers have spent almost the past two decades tearing apart vintage gear, analyzing it and reconstructing it for virtual use. Our special modeling technologies, like DSM™ (Dynamic Saturation Modeling) and VRM™ (Volumetric Response Modeling), give you the tone that you crave, right when you want it.

And only AmpliTube gives you the ability to “try before you buy.” You can download full working copies of any of the AmpliTube MESA/Boogie amplifiers from the AmpliTube Custom Shop and try them out free of charge.

 


 

Features

Standalone and plug-in software for Mac/PC
5 of the most influential guitar amps of all time
5 original matching cabinets
Incredible tonal flexibility: mix and match amps, cabinets, mics and more
Sound-certified and approved by MESA/Boogie®
5 separate modules: Tuner, configurable Stomp pedal board, Amp head, Cabinet+Mic and Rack Effects
2 fully configurable rigs with up to 32 simultaneous effects
Expandable with more gear models via Custom Shop

 


 

      

 

 

What's inside

In AmpliTube MESA/Boogie® you get officially certified models of:

5 Amps: Triple Rectifier, Dual Rectifier, Mark III, Mark IV and TransAtlantic TA-30
5 Cabinets: 4x12" Recto Traditional Slant, 2x12" Rectifier Horizontal, 1x12" Mark III, 1x12" Mark IV, 1x12" TransAtlantic TA-30

 

Gear Available in AmpliTube MESA/Boogie:

Below are all the models of gear included in AmpliTube MESA/Boogie.

 

Amplifiers

 


 

MESA/Boogie Mark III

Originally introduced in 1984, the MESA/Boogie Mark III was the first 3-channel “Tri-Modal Amplifier.” It features an amazing set of sonic sculpting options plus a three-channel setup: Rhythm, a distinct midrange “Crunch” Rhythm and a Lead channel — each with independent gain and master volume controls. Just like on the hardware counterpart, it sports a full spread of tone controls plus the vitally important Boogie 5-band Graphic EQ section.

 

 


 

MESA/Boogie Mark IV

The very definition of Mesa Engineering's signature high-gain sound, this update of the classic Mark III design from 1990 takes that unmistakable Boogie tone and makes it even better and more sonically versatile. Three big sounds with individual controls and total conviction define the tonal palette for this powerhouse of a unit. Its three channels deliver an incredibly wide sonic palette that stretches from sparkling cleans to ultra high-gain lead sounds that are rich with harmonics and sustain.

 

 


 

MESA/Boogie Dual Rectifier

Soul, personality and feel — The MESA/Boogie Dual Rectifier is THE standard for modern high gain heavy guitar tone and more. The MESA/Boogie Dual Rectifier is an aggressive amplifier designed for aggressive players — it's one of the most recorded amplifiers ever made and its tone can be heard rocking big-venue stages all over the world. Originally introduced in 1989, it delivers maximum flexibility of tone and has played a major role in defining the sound of grunge, metal and countless other heavy styles. It delivers 3-channel, 8-mode operation and varying levels of tube saturation as well as a virtually switchable tube/solid state rectifier section.

 

 


 

MESA/Boogie Triple Rectifier

Want maximum headroom? You got it. The MESA/Boogie Triple Rectifier is THE standard for modern high gain heavy guitar tone and more. The MESA/Boogie Triple Rectifier is an aggressive amplifier designed for aggressive players — it's one of the most recorded amplifiers ever made and its tone can be heard rocking big-venue stages all over the world. Originally introduced in 1989, it delivers maximum flexibility of tone and has played a major role in defining the sound of grunge, metal and countless other heavy styles. It delivers 3-channel, 8-mode operation and varying levels of tube saturation as well as a virtually switchable tube/solid state rectifier section.

 

 

 

MESA/Boogie TransAtlantic TA-30

A decidedly British tribute of an amplifier, the TransAtlantic TA-30 mixes simplicity of operation with comprehensive sonic sculpting. It sports two-channel operation with 5 distinct “Mode” voice choices that reference not only several classic British circuits but also some American ones as well. Each channel features the flexibility of 3 levels of output power, allowing for powerful response and character. Throw in a Gain Boost feature and 2 high gain options (HI 1 and HI 2 in Channel 2), and it's easy to see why this model covers every sound from the classic 60s to crushing contemporary and everything in between.

 

 

 

Cabinets

 

 

MESA/Boogie 1x12" Mark III

 

 

 

MESA/Boogie 1x12" Mark IV

 

 

 

MESA/Boogie 2x12" Rectifier Horizontal

 

 

 

MESA/Boogie 4x12" Recto Traditional Slant

 

 

 

MESA/Boogie 1x12" TransAtlantic TA-30

 

Specs

AmpliTube MESA/Boogie®

Officially certified MESA/Boogie amplifiers: Triple Rectifier, Dual Rectifier, Mark III, Mark IV and TransAtlantic TA-30
Full digital representation of front and back panel controls
Industry-standard sound with DSM (Dynamic Saturation Modeling) and VRM (Volumetric Response Modeling) technologies offer the most realistic emulation of real world gear and the best sounding models
Perfect as a plug-in for studio recording and mixing in any Mac/Win DAW, native compatibility with 64-bit applications and operating systems
Also perfect for live performance thanks to the standalone version with instant preset switching
Highest supported Sampling Rate: 96 kHz
DAW automation and BPM synchronization
5 separate modules
Rig of up to 12 stomps, 2 Amp heads + 2 Cabs + 2 x double mics and 8 rack effects can be configured in up to 8 serial/parallel configurations
Two movable microphones allow you to mic the cabinet exactly like in real world studio and live environment
Stereo signal path makes it suitable for any type of instrument including drums, keyboards, vocals and more
Massive database of presets with multiple guitar and bass oriented tags and keywords, advanced search function, rig visualization and more plus free online sharing service for user presets called “Preset XChange”
Perfect integration with IK’s range of audio interfaces and controllers such as iRig HD, iRig Pro, iRig 2,StealthPlug, SteathPedal and StompIO allows for instant recording and performing in the studio or on stage with full programming at the software level
4-track built-in multitrack recorder with DAW-like features enables you to quickly capture ideas or even record a small band in the standalone application without the need to open a DAW and with the convenience of AmpliTube superior quality audio processing
Imports any Wav, Aiff, sd2, Apple Caf, Flac, MP3 audio file (Standalone version)
SpeedTrainer for speeding up/slowing down imported tracks without affecting the pitch – the perfect tool for practicing and improving your instrument skills or learning your favorite riffs and solos (standalone version)
 
 

 

System Requirements

 

Mac® (64 bit CPU, 32 or 64 bit Mac OS)

Minimal: 1.5 GHz Intel processor, 1 GB of RAM, Mac OS X 10.6 or later.
Supported Plug-in formats: Audio Units, VST, RTAS, AAX (32 and 64-bit).
Note: on 64 bit systems, the plug-in also works in 32 bit compatibility mode.

 

Windows® (32 and 64 bit)

Minimal: Intel® Pentium 4® 2.4 GHz or Intel® Core Duo or AMD Athlon 64, 
1 GB of RAM, Windows® XP, Windows® Vista, Windows® 7, or Windows® 8.
Supported Plug-in formats: VST, RTAS, AAX (32 and 64-bit).

 

You must be connected to the Internet as all of the Custom Shop operations are web based.

 

 

 

 

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