IK Multimedia X-Gear Pedals Let You Use Effects Live Or In Your DAW

At the 2021 Summer NAMM Show, IK Multimedia has introduced AmpliTube X-GEAR pedals, a new line of four pedals, each featuring 16 different effects, drawn from the most popular AmpliTube models, plust new reverb and delay algorithms.

Each pedal is also accompanied by a virtual X-GEAR version of the exact same effects for use in AmpliTube 5 (SE version included). This lets you record, tweak settings and save presets back to the hardware pedal, so you can use the exact same effects in your DAW or live.

The company has introduced four AmpliTube X-GEAR pedals:

  • X-DRIVE distortion;
  • X-VIBE modulation;
  • X-TIME delay; and
  • X-SPACE reverb.

X-GEAR pedals feature an aluminum chassis, with ultra-low noise, 24-bit/192kHz converters, an extended 5 Hz – 24 kHz frequency response to capture the full scope of an instrument’s tone, and up to 123 dB dynamic range. Each pedal also features a pure analog dry path and selectable true or soft bypass.

X-GEAR pedals also work as a USB audio interface. Versatile routing options let you choose between sending the wet or dry signals to your DAW. There’s stereo out for monitoring and full MIDI implementation, so you can map the dials and stomps of X-GEAR to control AmpliTube and/or any compatible program.

Pricing and Availability

AmpliTube X-GEAR pedals will be available in August and are currently available for pre-order from the IK Multimedia online store and from IK authorized dealers worldwide for $/€299.99.*