Tones that will rock you
now in AmpliTube Custom Shop
A special guitar, one-of-a-kind gear, unmistakable sound. Brian May’s guitar tone has powered some of the biggest rock anthems the world has ever heard. His intricately-layered harmonized leads, muscular rhythm guitar, and sweet clean tones blazed a path for rock guitarists, proving that rock music can have both brains and brawn.
Available in a convenient desktop app and plug-in for your DAW, AmpliTube Brian May carefully replicates his rig, including 2 amps, 3 cabinets, and 5 stompbox effects, all modeled with the supervision of May himself.
What’s included in AmpliTube Brian May
AmpliTube Brian May features 10 brand new models including 2 amps, 3 cabinets and 5 stomps created to recreate both the guitar and gear Brian used live and in the studio. A new pedal modeling his Red Special guitar, the unique home-built “Deacy” Amp (with adjustable battery power!), the famous triple-amp setup, his tone-shaping effects, and even a harmonizer so you can nail those Queen leads and go Headlong into the tone that sparked a rock revolution – they’re all here.
Based on the classic triple VOX® AC30™ setup, this model offers 3 amps with the effects chain in a Wet-Dry-Wet configuration to match Brian May’s iconic setup.
Originally created by John Deacon, after modifying an old radio. This small amp soon became the trademark sound of many Queen songs.
2x12 BM 30 Blue
Triple cabinet based on the cab section of VOX® AC30™ equipped with with Celestion™ Alnico Blue speakers.
2x12 BM 30 H70
Triple cabinet based on the cab section of VOX® AC30™ equipped with with Celestion™ G12H Anniversary speakers.
1x6 BM DK
Cabinet section of the BM DK amp, featuring a 6” speaker, modeled after the mysterious “Deacy” amp.
Created by a detailed study of Brian May’s famous guitar, this helps add the unique tonality and controls of the Red Special itself.
Based on the original KAT® Treble Booster, this stompbox effect will enrich your guitar tone similar to Brian May’s by boosting it before it reaches the amp.
Based on a rackmount Dunlop® Cry Baby® wah, modeled in the exact configurations Brian uses to shape his tone.
Based on fOXX® Foot Phaser, a pedal-controlled phaser with a unique and distinctive sound.
This noise gate helps clean up the signal chain, minimizing the noise feeding Brian’s unique amp and pedal setup.
Groundbreaking Modeling Technology
For the AmpliTube Brian May, we used our latest Dynamic Interaction Modeling™ to deliver the highest level of ultra-realistic sound when modeling Brian's gear. The product of 20 years’ experience modeling analog gear, DIM™ models the behavior of EVERY component in the circuit all the way down to its smallest nuance and character. IK models have set the industry standard evidenced by our co-branding recognition from the most influential partners in the industry such as Fender®, Ampeg®, Orange®, Soldano® and many more.
Applied to Brian May’s rig, the result is the same sound and feel you’d get from the real gear as he used in the recording studio and live in concert.
Industry-standard sound with DSM (Dynamic SaturationModeling) and VRM (Volumetric Response Modeling) technologies offer the mostrealistic emulation of real world gear and the best sounding models
Perfect as a plug-in for studio recording and mixing in anyMac/Win DAW, native compatibility with 64-bit applications and operatingsystems
Also perfect for live performance thanks to the standaloneversion with instant preset switching
Highest supported Sampling Rate: 96 kHz
DAW automation and BPM synchronization
5 separate modules
Rig of up to 12 stomps, 2 Amp heads + 2 Cabs + 2 x doublemics and 8 rack effects can be configured in up to 8 serial/parallelconfigurations
Two movable microphones allow you to mic the cabinet exactlylike in real world studio and live environment
Stereo signal path makes it suitable for any type ofinstrument including drums, keyboards, vocals and more
Perfect integration with IKs range of audio interfaces andfloor controllers allows for instant recording and performing in the studio oron stage with full programming at the software level
2-track built-in multitrack recorder with DAW-like featuresenables you to quickly capture ideas or even record a small band in the standaloneapplication without the need to open a DAW and with the convenience ofAmpliTube superior quality audio processing
Imports any Wav, Aiff, sd2, Apple Caf, Flac, MP3 audio file(Standalone version)
SpeedTrainer for speeding up/slowing down imported trackswithout affecting the pitch the perfect tool for practicing and improvingyour instrument skills or learning your favorite riffs and solos (standaloneversion)
AmpliTube is a 64-bit application and requires a 64 bit CPUand Operating System.
Minimal: Intel Core 2 Duo, 2 GB of RAM (4 GB suggested),macOS 10.7 or later.
Supported Plug-in formats (64-bit): Audio Units, VST 2, VST3, AAX.
Minimal: Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon 64 X2, 2GB of RAM(4 GB suggested), Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10. Requires an ASIOcompatible sound card.
Supported Plug-in formats (64-bit): VST 2, VST 3, AAX.
Internet connection is required as all of the Custom Shopoperations are web based.