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IK Multimedia AmpliTube Brian May (Download)

IK Multimedia AmpliTube Brian May (Download)

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IK Multimedia AmpliTube Brian May - Signature Brian May gear collection for AmpliTube

A special guitar, one-of-a-kind gear, unmistakable sound. Brian Mayƒ??s guitar tone has powered some of the biggest rock anthems the world has ever heard. His intricately-layered harmonized leads, muscular rhythm guitar, and sweet clean tones blazed a path for rock guitarists, proving that rock music can have both brains and brawn.

Available in a convenient desktop app and plug-in for your DAW, AmpliTube Brian May carefully replicates his rig, including 2 amps, 3 cabinets, and 5 stompbox effects, all modeled with the supervision of May himself.

You want it all and IK has delivered. We worked meticulously with Brian May and his techs to provide the unique signature sound youƒ??ve heard on countless albums and stages for decades.

From Brianƒ??s treble booster to his three-amp VOX AC30 setup to his carefully-curated effects selection, the attention to detail in modeling this inimitable tone will make you the champion of guitar tone. Get the tones that rocked millions today!

It all starts with the guitarƒ??

As much as the effects and amplifiers, the true key to Mayƒ??s tone is his Red Special guitar. In the early 1960s, Brian and his father built this guitar from materials they had on hand, including wood from their fireplace mantel and springs from a motorbike!

Even the Burns Tri-Sonic pickups were altered.

For AmpliTube Brian May, we knew we needed to provide the unique sound of this instrument, so we went the extra mile to develop a new stompbox effect to help simulate the tone and controls of the Red Special itself.

Whatƒ??s included in AmpliTube Brian May

AmpliTube Brian May features 10 brand new models including 2 amps, 3 cabinets and 5 stomps created to recreate both the guitar and gear Brian used live and in the studio. A new pedal modeling his Red Special guitar, the unique home-built ƒ??Deacyƒ?� Amp (with adjustable battery power!), the famous triple-amp setup, his tone-shaping effects, and even a harmonizer so you can nail those Queen leads and go Headlong into the tone that sparked a rock revolution ƒ?? theyƒ??re all here.

2 Amplifiers

  • BM 30. Based on the classic triple VOX?? AC30ƒ?› setup, this model offers 3 amps with the effects chain in a Wet-Dry-Wet configuration to match Brian Mayƒ??s iconic setup.
  • BM DK. Originally created by John Deacon, after modifying an old radio. This small amp soon became the trademark sound of many Queen songs.

3 Cabinets

  • 2x12 BM 30 Blue. Triple cabinet based on the cab section of VOX AC30 equipped with with Celestion Alnico Blue speakers.
  • 2x12 BM 30 H70. Triple cabinet based on the cab section of VOX AC30 equipped with with Celestion G12H Anniversary speakers.
  • 1x6 BM DK. Cabinet section of the BM DK amp, featuring a 6ƒ?� speaker, modeled after the mysterious ƒ??Deacyƒ?� amp.

5 Stompboxes

  • Red Special. Created by a detailed study of Brian Mayƒ??s famous guitar, this helps add the unique tonality and controls of the Red Special itself.
  • Treble Booster. Based on the original KAT Treble Booster, this stompbox effect will enrich your guitar tone similar to Brian Mayƒ??s by boosting it before it reaches the amp.
  • May Wah. Based on a rackmount Dunlop Cry Baby wah, modeled in the exact configurations Brian uses to shape his tone.
  • FOX Phaser. Based on fOXX Foot Phaser, a pedal-controlled phaser with a unique and distinctive sound.
  • Star Gate. This noise gate helps clean up the signal chain, minimizing the noise feeding Brianƒ??s unique amp and pedal setup.

Groundbreaking Modeling Technology

For the AmpliTube Brian May, we used our latest Dynamic Interaction Modeling to deliver the highest level of ultra-realistic sound when modeling Brian's gear. The product of 20 yearsƒ?? experience modeling analog gear, DIM models the behavior of EVERY component in the circuit all the way down to its smallest nuance and character. IK models have set the industry standard evidenced by our co-branding recognition from the most influential partners in the industry such as Fender, Ampeg, Orange, Soldano and many more.

Applied to Brian Mayƒ??s rig, the result is the same sound and feel youƒ??d get from the real gear as he used in the recording studio and live in concert.

Legendary tonesƒ?? for free

The AmpliTube Custom Shop is a free software package for your Mac or PC that includes a complete guitar dual signal chain; tuner, pedalboard, amplifier, cabinet, microphone and rack effects section. It comes with 24 pieces of gear and access to our unique online virtual music store where you can purchase the AmpliTube Brian May models either a-la-carte or as a complete collection. You can even create almost any rig you can dream up combining AmpliTube Brian May gear with the universe of gear available to try or buy in Custom Shop.

When used as a standalone application, AmpliTube Custom Shop features a 4-track recorder section and a song-player for easy play-along capabilities. The SpeedTrainer function allows you to slow down the audio so you can learn Brian Mayƒ??s signature licks note for note without affecting the pitch. Grab a sixpence coin for your plectrum and give it a whirlƒ??

System Requirements

AmpliTube is a 64-bit application and requires a 64 bit CPU and Operating System.

Mac (64-bits)

  • Minimal: Intel Core 2 Duo, 2 GB of RAM (4 GB suggested), macOS 10.7 or later.
  • Supported Plug-in formats (64-bit): Audio Units, VST 2, VST 3, AAX.
  • Internet connection is required as all of the Custom Shop operations are web based.

Windows (64-bits)

  • Minimal: Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon 64 X2, 2GB of RAM (4 GB suggested), Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10. Requires an ASIO compatible sound card.
  • Supported Plug-in formats (64-bit): VST 2, VST 3, AAX.
  • Internet connection is required as all of the Custom Shop operations are web based.