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It wasn’t much more than a decade ago that getting great guitar tone on a track required thousands of dollars worth of equipment and studio time. In the digital age, ending up with great-sounding guitar tracks on a recording is infinitely easier and cheaper. IK Multimedia AmpliTube software—with its plethora of stompbox effects, guitar and bass amp modules, cabinet emulations, microphone models, and rack effects—provides the power that guitarists need to model virtually any guitar tone. What’s more, its 4-track audio player/recorder with Speed Trainer will allow you to practice recording and overdubbing your guitar, even if you do not yet have any recording software on your computer. But how do you harness AmpliTube’s power and use it to become a better guitarist? GREAT GUITAR TONE WITH IK MULTIMEDIA AMPLITUBE: THE OFFICIAL GUIDE will show you how. After discussing how to best set up your guitar and computer for the tasks ahead, the book explains how to get the most out of all of AmpliTube’s amps, cabinets, effects, and recording capabilities. This book won’t only show you how to use AmpliTube to emulate any musical genre or guitarist, it will show you how to use the program to become a better guitarist and help you down the path to creating your own distinctive guitar tone.
Michael Ross is a musician/writer/producer living in New York City. He has toured the United States, as well as Cuba, Norway, Puerto Rico, and Iceland, playing everything from blues and country to avant-pop and electronica. Michael has authored two books: Getting Great Guitar Sounds and All About Effects. He contributes to Guitar Player magazine, Premier Guitar, Guitar Edge, EQ, Electronic Musician, In Tune, Sound On Sound, and Gearwire.com. As a producer, Michael has recorded artists in San Francisco and New York. He has also taught guitar and lectured at the Blue Bear School of Music in San Francisco.