IK Multimedia AmpliTube 5 MAX Software Suite



Tech Specs

  • Software Type: Amp & effects modeling
  • Platform: Mac, Windows
  • Download/Boxed: Download
  • Bit Depth:64-bit
  • Format: VST2, VST3, AU, Standalone
  • Hardware Requirements – Mac: Intel Core 2 Duo or higher, 4GB RAM or recommended
  • OS Requirements – Mac: OS X 10.10 or later
  • Manufacturer Part Number: AT-MAX5-DID-I

Record Guitar and Bass with More Models than Ever Before

AmpliTube 5 MAX is loaded with features that are sure to change your perception of what software amp models can achieve. Whether you’re using it with your DAW or in standalone mode, you get a fully redesigned and scalable interface, tons of new models, and exhaustive possibilities. Here at Sweetwater, we’re especially excited to tell you about AmpliTube’s all-new Volumetric Impulse Response (VIR) cabinet engine. It utilizes 600 IRs per selected speaker to give you total control over your sound. Plus, there are more than 143,000 IRs to experiment with on your quest for the perfect tone. With AmpliTube 5 MAX, you get access to a library of more than 400 effects and models exclusive to AmpliTube 5 MAX. The library includes collections from Fender, Orange, Fulltone, Leslie, and Mesa/Boogie, as well as artist collections from Slash, Jimi Hendrix, Dimebag Darrell, Brian May, and Joe Satriani. Not only is AmpliTube 5 MAX an incredibly versatile modeling software for bass and guitar, it’s your ticket to attaining the inspiring sounds your heroes use.

What’s New in AmpliTube 5 MAX?

  • Fully redesigned user interface
  • Sound collections from Fender, Orange, Mesa/Boogie, Leslie, and Fulltone
  • Artist collections from Slash, Jimi Hendrix, Dimebag Darrell, Brian May, and Joe Satriani
  • 5 amp models
  • 2 stompboxes
  • 19 rack FX
  • Volumetric Impulse Response (VIR) cabinet engine
  • Custom IR loader
  • Customizable signal chains
  • Expanded rig and FX capacity
  • 100-plus recaptured cabinets
  • 19 mixing effects derived from T-RackS
  • Mixer for combining amps, cabs, and DI signals

Route it your way

AmpliTube 5 provides users with a customizable gear chain with drag-and-drop functionality. The new signal chain can handle 57 simultaneous models (including Amps, Cabs, Racks, and Stomps), which means that any signal configuration you can dream up is now on the table. Mono to stereo; series and parallel; and even wet-dry-wet signal paths are possible. Once you get your signal set up, record straight into the newly redesigned Mixer. It makes it easy to blend the sound from the available mics, cabinets, and DI into one unified tone. Within the tool, take advantage of panning, busses, and 19 baked-in effects to shine a studio polish on your tracks.

VIR technology gives you extra sonic diversity

IK Multimedia pulled out all the stops when they created AmpliTube 5’s re-engineered Cabinet section. It’s outfitted with all-new Volumetric Impulse Response (VIR), which utilizes 600 IRs per speaker to give musicians a 3D arrangement of mic placement options — all with a handy grid and snap-to function. Plus, IK Multimedia came up with a process for capturing the interaction between the speakers, cabinet, and flooring for an unbelievably lifelike feel. And if revolutionizing cab simulation wasn’t enough, IK Multimedia remeasured more than 100 cabinets for AmpliTube 5. All together, AmpliTube 5 provides more than 143,000 IRs for you to choose from. With enough digging, you’ll guaranteed to dial in a sound that’s all your own.

Dynamic, amp-like playing experience

Sweetwater knows the most important thing to a guitar player is how an amp sounds and feels, and AmpliTube nails it. A common complaint from guitarists is that software just doesn’t respond like an amp does, but AmpliTube gives you such a realistic playing experience that you won’t believe you’re playing through a virtual amp! Plus, you can add room ambience and adjust your virtual mics to dial in your sound just they way you want it. AmpliTube 5 is a dynamic tool that will help you achieve your perfect guitar tone.

Onboard 8-track Recorder/DAW in standalone mode

When used as a standalone application, AmpliTube 5’s onboard 8-track DAW makes recording your musical ideas easy. It features robust, sequencer-like waveform editing that’s ideal as a sketchpad for new ideas, or as a full-fledged recording solution. Any way you use it, you’ll be productive right from the get-go. Each track features standard treble, midrange, and bass EQ; pan control, level, mute, solo, and record enable; plus an FX enable button.

IK Multimedia AmpliTube 5 MAX Software Suite Features:

  • Game-changing virtual amplification for guitar and bass
  • Sound collections from Fender, Orange, Mesa/Boogie, Leslie, and Fulltone
  • Artist collections from Slash, Jimi Hendrix, Dimebag Darrell, Brian May, and Joe Satriani
  • 5 new amps
  • 2 new stomps
  • 19 new Rack FX units
  • 2 new rooms
  • Redesigned gain structure and power amp to speaker interaction adds realism
  • Volumetric Impulse Response (VIR) engine offers a 3D area for mic positioning
  • Completely customizable signal chain (up to 57 models)
  • Redesigned and scalable GUI makes operation easier than ever
  • UltraTuner — precise digital tuning accurate to 1/100th of a cent
  • Individual speaker selection
  • Speaker interaction modeling
  • Cabinet mixer for mics, room, DI, and master level
  • 8-track DAW/recorder
  • Infinitely expandable via IK’s Custom Shop (Note: Some presets are dependent on in-app purchases)


Operating System

MAC OS, Windows OS