IK Multimedia announced the release of TONEX Mac/PCthe central element of TONEX AmpliTube™, IK’s comprehensive software ecosystem that allows users to model their own rig and play, practice, and record with thousands of ultra-realistic amp and pedal sound models.
TONEX Mac/PC is available today in 4 versions for purchase and download including a free version: TONEX CS. IK also announces that TONEX SE is now included with AX I/O and AX I/O Solo audio interfaces for guitarists and bassists.
Here are the details directly from IK Multimedia…
AmpliTube TONEX Ecosystem:
A revolutionary concept in rig modeling, TONEX Mac/PC uses revolutionary AI Machine Modeling technology to allow users to capture the sound of any amp, cabinet, combo or stomp box (such as fuzz, distortion, overdrive, EQ, booster) and turn it into a tone model, all with ease and sonic precision virtually indistinguishable from the real thing.
TONEX Mac/PC works as a standalone and plug-in for all major DAWs. Plus, it’s seamlessly available in AmpliTube 5, appearing as additional gear with direct access to all user tone models. TONEX has two main sections: the Modeler, where AI machine modeling tone patterns are captured and generated; and the Player, where tone patterns can be searched, played, customized, and uploaded to ToneNET.
Starting in October, the TONEX app allows iOS users to use Tone Models on their mobile device and experience the power of AI machine modeling, minus the modeling capability. The TONEX app works both as a standalone app and as an AU plug-in for recording in all major mobile DAWs, and includes the exact same Player section as the TONEX Mac/PC software for playing and practicing .
TONEX Mac/PC owners will be able to use the free TONEX app and sync their library of tone models seamlessly between desktop and mobile devices in the studio, at home or on the go.
ONEX on ToneNET
A new dedicated section of ToneNET (www.tone.net) allows users to browse and listen to over 1,000 Premium Tone Models to help them decide which TONEX version to choose. Additionally, free tone patterns created by users in the TONEX community will be continuously shared and available for download in real time, for a growing and unlimited repository of new tones.
TONEX standalone, plug-in and app, instantly connects to ToneNET directly inside the program, allowing users to share their own tone patterns and explore the latest user and VIP tone patterns without interrupting their workflow creative. Or, TONEX tone patterns can be experienced on ToneNET using a standard web browser and selected for later download to the computer software or mobile device application.
Tone patterns can be created in TONEX Mac/PC using a modern computer, standard audio interface and minimal additional equipment. An interface such as AX I/O is ideal for tone modeling with its dedicated Amp Out.
To make it easy for anyone to create tone patterns, IK’s new all-in-one TONEX Capture is an accessory that connects to the output of an audio interface to drive an amp at just the right level. Then the feedback stage sits passively between an amp and a cab, returning a perfect copy to the interface at a safe volume without affecting the amp/cabin interaction.
The result is an immaculate copy of the real amp tone, ready for TONEX modeling without the need for microphones and perfect room acoustics. Once modeled, users can experiment with different cabins using IK’s VIR™ technology or third-party IRs. TONEX Capture also makes amp and cab modeling easy and doubles as an ideal re-amplification device.
Price and availability:
TONEX Mac/PC and TONEX Capture are available now from the IK Multimedia online store and from authorized IK resellers worldwide. The TONEX app is free and is coming to the Apple App Store in October with in-app purchases that mirror the desktop version in pricing and included tone patterns.
TONEX CS – Free – Includes 20 tone patterns and 20 user tone patterns. The modeler is disabled.
TONEX SE – $/€149.99* – includes 200 tone patterns and comes with the following interfaces:
SOLO I/O AX
TONEX – $/€249.99 – 400 Tone Models
TONEX MAX – $/€399.99 – 1000 Tone Models
TONEX Capture – $/€249.99 – Includes TONEX SE with 200 tone models
*All prices exclusive of tax.