Bring your perfect studio guitar sound onstage with the new AmpliTube X-DRIVE distortion pedal. This boutique pedal features 16 all-new overdrive and distortion effects leveraging IK’s latest AmpliTube technologies, accompanied by an exclusive virtual X-GEAR version of the exact same effects. Use the virtual version with AmpliTube 5 (SE version included) to record and tweak settings and save as presets on your X-DRIVE pedal for world-class tone anywhere.
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AmpliTube X-DRIVE leverages IK’s latest technologies for hyper-realistic emulations of real-world gear. The state-of-the-art DSP onboard offers 16 high-end algorithms, while a special X-MODE opens additional signal boosting features. Using 192kHz internal processing with 4x oversampling, X-DRIVE delivers amazing clarity to the stage with the realism and response that users love about AmpliTube 5.
MODEL EncoderTurn the MODEL encoder to select the preferred X-DRIVE model among the 16 advanced algorithms available.Push to go back when browsing in menus.
DISPLAYHighly visible display for any stage, featuring eight 16-segment characters. It can show the preset name, bank or program change number. When editing a parameter it shows its value.
PRESET EncoderTurn the PRESET encoder to browse among the 300 presets available in the machine.Push to save a preset and choose its name and bank position.
PARAMETER EncoderEach model inside X-DRIVE has its own parameter set. Push the PARAMETER encoder to access the sub-parameters of the selected model.Hold the PARAMETER encoder to access the global and preset setups.
MAIN PARAMETERS KnobsTurn to edit the main parameters of the model.Although these knobs are common to all X-DRIVE models their function is custom to each one.
A, B, C LEDSGreen if preset is active.Amber if preset has been edited.Blinking amber when browsing among banks.Off if bypassed.
A, B, C FOOTSWITCHESPress to engage or bypass preset of the current bank.Hold to access the X-MODE for selected model.Press A+B to select a lower bank.Press B+C to select a higher bank.
INPUTPlug your instrument here.
OUTPUTConnect to an amplifier, stomp box or other devices.
CAB SIM OUTDesigned to replicate the frequency response of the different cabinets, via the CAB SIM OUT, X-DRIVE can be connected to a full-range system like a PA.This acts as a secondary output independent from the main OUTPUT.
HEADPHONESPlug your headphones in here to monitor the CAB SIM OUT and practice quietly.
MIDI INConnect to external MIDI controllers to automatically change presets and parameters via control changes.
MIDI OUTConnect to external MIDI devices. Through this port X-DRIVE can send out control changes anytime a switch is pressed or a knob is turned.
EXT. CONTROLHook up an external expression or single switch pedal to control any combinations of parameters with a single action.Hook up a double switch pedal to easily move among banks or presets.
USBUse this port to connect X-DRIVE to your Mac/PC as an audio interface and for using the Librarian app to organize and load presets.
POWER 9V DCPower the pedal via a 9V DC center negative transformer.
For AmpliTube X-DRIVE we went all out to guarantee your tone stays as pure and pristine as possible, no matter how simple or sophisticated your signal chain becomes.
AmpliTube X-DRIVE includes a matching virtual version for Mac/PC and a copy of AmpliTube 5 SE. Open any version of AmpliTube 5 and you’ll find your virtual X-DRIVE pedal available as a stomp for use within the program. Adjust any of your pedal settings with the convenience of AmpliTube’s award-winning workflow and save them as presets. The X-GEAR Librarian lets you move presets between X-GEAR pedals and AmpliTube and easily reorganize them on the hardware pedal. You can store up to 300 presets per pedal.
With AmpliTube X-DRIVE there’s no need for any other gear when it comes to recording guitar. We’ve put a USB audio interface and some must-have recording features right onboard.
When it’s time to play out, AmpliTube X-DRIVE holds everything you need to perform at your best. In fact, you can even leave your amp and cab at home, if you want to.
With its open architecture for future updates, AmpliTube X-DRIVE will empower you no matter where you are and for years to come. Experience the freedom of moving between the studio and stage seamlessly, confident that you and the audience hear your sound exactly as you created it to be.
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