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IK Multimedia debuts its first hardware products

Since its formation in 1996, IK Musiktimedia has produced a wide range of products in both the consumer and professional music software markets. IK Multimedia has grown to a company with offices in four countries (Italy, United States, United Kingdom and France), offering customer service available in more than 30 countries. IK Multimedia chose winter Namm 2006 for the launch of its first hardware product line, a range of controllers and audio cards for the guitar and bass market, which will also be showcased at Musikmesse Frankfurt, Hall 5.1 A64.
StompIO works like traditional foor controllerStompIO powered by AmpliTube, is a USB foot controller designed to be compatible with the release of the new AmpliTube 2, guitar and FX modeling plug-in. With some of the best sounds ever available in a floor unit, the power of PC based DSP modeling, 20,000 amp combinations, 32 effects on 2 rigs, and all of these parameters are controllable with exactly the same feeling as a traditional guitar floor processor - without the need to even see a monitor or touch a mouse.
AmpliTube 2 and StompIO give you direct access to over 4,000 instantly playable presets. It features 10 foot switches, 7 knobs, 2 large displays, up to 6 configurable external controllers, MIDI IN/OUT, hi-quality direct IN, USB, SPDIF, balanced/unbalanced stereo OUT and more, all in a rugged metal construction. 4,000 presets ready to go, can be played live or fully integrated with your preferred sequencer. 5 preset switching modes are offered. StompIO includes very fast drivers with latency tailored for the most demanding live play. StompIO can be used to play live or record.
AmpliTube is a guitar amp and FX modeling application which, with version 2 and new DSM (Dynamic Saturation Modeling) technology, offers enhanced accuracy of sound. AmpliTube 2 offers more than 20,000 amp combinations from more than 80 different pieces of emulated guitar gear. Control 2 complete rigs and insert up to 20 effects selectable from over 32 stomp and rack effects. Completely craft two individual amps with a selection of Amp Heads and separate preamps, EQs and Power Amp models, as well as cabinets and microphone response.
StealthPlug for direct guitar to USB connectionStompIO features include a four digits large display LCD, 40x2 alphanumeric display of characters, volume knob, three LED levels, four navigation buttons, instant tuner recall button, six knobs with rotary encoders, 10 foot switches, and the ability to connect six external controllers, with pedal/switch connections.
At winter Namm IK also launched a guitar to USB connection, the StealthPlug, which started shipping in November 2006. The StealthPlug is an in-line guitar cable that serves as a USB audio interface with 1/4" jack on one side and USB on the other side. The StealthPlug also includes a mini-jack stereo output for headphones/amp/powered speakers, an indication LED and also volume buttons. With these features, StealthPlug provides guitarists with a simple connection to plug into their computer and easily start making music.
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