IK Multimedia has teamed up with Mesa/Boogie for a new updated version of its Mesa/Boogie AmpliTube collection. The new AmpliTube MESA/Boogie 2 adds more amps and even more high-gain Boogie tones. Read on to discover what’s new in this release.
AmpliTube MESA/Boogie 2
The new AmpliTube MESA/Boogie 2 adds three modern day models from the current Mesa/Boogie lineup, the California Tweed, Triple Crown TC-100 head and Mark Five, along with the classic old favourite, the Mark IIC+. Apart from these four new amp models, you also have five new cabinets to sculpt your tones with. These include a range of configurations, plus a choice of Jensen or Celestion speakers. IK also managed to squeeze in a pair of extra speakers from their work on the California Tweed, which can also be utilised in all combinations.
- 1×12 California Tweed
- 2×12 California Tweed
- 2×12 RoadKing
- 4×12 RoadKing Black
- 4×12 RoadKing Vintage
You have access to the single-channel California Tweed which uses Mesa’s Incremental multi-watt power amp with Duo-Class and Dyna-Watt technologies, and features five power settings, along with two operating classes, and three wiring configurations. Then you have the Triple Crown TC-100 head which includes a multi-soak attenuator with five power options and three channels, each of which has its own voicing switch. The last of the modern amps is the Mark V, which features three channels, each with three modes. Finally, the old favourite, the Mark IIC+ offers a sensitive lead channel with a dual cascading drive stage and a Deep Bass booster.
Introductory Pricing Bundle
This is a nice way to add some MESA / Boogie tones to your DAW, and IK Multimedia has an introductory pricing to entice you further. You can either buy the MESA/Boogie 2 for $99.99/€99.99, or grab the bundle collection with the predecessor for the special introductory price of $179.99/€179.99. It runs on both Mac and PC 64-bit systems, in Audio Units, VST 2, VST 3, AAX plug-in formats.
Some nice tones on offer here. You can check out the official details, plus the demo video below. I’ve always been a fan of AmpliTube myself, and may have to check these out myself.