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.
And only Ampli Tube gives you the ability to “try before you buy.” You can download full working copies of any of the Ampli Tube MESA/Boogie amplifiers from the Ampli Tube Custom Shop and try them out free of charge.
With IK Multimedia's range of interfaces for mobile devices and Mac and PC, getting tone from Ampli Tube is as simple as plugging into an amplifier.
This includes iconic pioneers like Carlos Santana, Pete Townshend, Keith Richards, Larry Carlton, Robben Ford, Al Di Meola 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.
Ampli Tube is fully MIDI compatible, so all the knobs, controls and presets of Ampli Tube MESA/Boogie can be assigned and controlled with a standard MIDI controller (through a high-quality interface like i Rig MIDI 2) or i Rig Blue Board.