IK Multimedia announces AmpliTube Joe Satriani, an authentic software recreation of his rig

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Amplitube Joe Satriani

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IK Multimedia has launched AmpliTube Joe Satriani, a collection of virtual amps and pedals built with the input of the guitar virtuoso himself. The software is designed to run on both desktop and iOS versions of AmpliTube, or as a standalone desktop app. The software, and Satriani’s involvement, was first announced last year.

The package features five stompboxes models and three amp and cabinet simulations that cover different periods from Satriani’s career.

Three of the stompboxes are distortion effects, with Satch Dist being modelled after an early 80s MIJ Boss DS-1; Satch Overdrive based on an MIJ Boss OD-1, and Tube Overdrive mimicking a mid-80s Chandler Tube Driver.

The other two effects are Satch Wah, based on a Vox BBW Wah, and Satch Octave, derived from an Ultimate Octave.

The amplification and cabinet offerings include the Satch VM, modelled after Satriani’s signature Marshall JVM410HJS head, the SJ50, based on a ’93 Peavey 5150, both of which have a matching cab sim. The last amp model, the Boston 100, features an expanded version of an ’82 Scholz Rockman, paired with a stereo mode and the Boston Rockman X100 cabinet simulator.

In terms of overall presets, the ones included are all based on a variety of songs from throughout Satriani’s back-catalogue.

The desktop version of AmpliTube Joe Satriani is priced at $99, while the iOS version can be purchased in-app from within AmpliTube CS for $24.99.

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