IK Multimedia yesterday released TONEX Pedal, completing the TONEX ecosystem and bringing AI Machine Modeling Tone Models to any venue for live performance or recording. With the included TONEX software, users can capture and model their own gear, and tap into the unlimited user-created Tone Models available for TONEX to use with the pedal.
I hear you, this is stuff just aimed at guitar players. Well, obviously guitar players are the main target, but the keyboard/synth+amp combo is a classic one as well, and we’ll show you soon how the TONEX ecosystem can be a valuable tool for any electronic producer and synth enthusiast.
Wait, What’s TONEX?
TONEX is an AI-based innovative rig modeling ecosystem, created by IK Multimedia. TONEX software uses breakthrough AI Machine Modeling™ technology to let you model the sound of any amp, cabinet, combo or pedal. Users can instantly play up to 1,000+ Tone Models already available plus browse, demo and download the growing number of Tone Models available on TONEX in ToneNET.
A Limitless Collection of Tones
From rare one-of-a-kind vintage amps to modern rigs, TONEX Pedal can store up to 150
Tone Model presets at a time and comes with over 1,000 Premium Tone Models of the
included TONEX MAX software that can be installed a-la-carte with its new librarian feature,
plus gives access to ToneNET with over 6,000 more user Tone Models, growing daily, free to
download and play.
With the new TONEX librarian feature, presets can be quickly organized, archived, and
transferred to the pedal’s banks, for gigs or recording sessions and a limitless supply of
sonic inspiration, anywhere. Finally, there’s a smart and affordable solution to travel and
play with the world’s best rigs, including one’s own.
A Seamless Ecosystem of Tones
TONEX is more than just a pedal, it’s an ecosystem of tone with a full range of hardware,
software and apps to transport tones everywhere. Tone Models can be played not only from
the TONEX Pedal, but also from the included TONEX software and TONEX iOS app. Users
can go seamlessly from a DAW and plug-ins for studio production, to a mobile device for
impromptu practicing, and now to the stage for performing.
Unlimited Amp and Cab Rigs in One Pedal
TONEX’s groundbreaking technology lets users model everything from a single pedal to a
full-pedal, amp-and-cab rig. TONEX Pedal goes even further, providing all the tools needed
to shape sound live on stage. The pedal can load 150 separate Tone Model presets in anycombination of pedal, amp and whole-rig models. Users can also load and swap in their own
IRs or use IK’s award-winning multiple impulse response VIR™ cabinet and mic simulation
technology built right in. TONEX presets can also be further edited with an advanced noise
gate, analog-modeled EQ and compressor, five stereo reverbs derived from the award-
winning AmpliTube X-SPACE pedal, and more.
High-end Design for Pristine Tone
With 24-bit, 192 kHz processing, massively wide 5 Hz–24 kHz response, and 123 dB of
dynamic range, TONEX Pedal ensures each instrument’s tone is as good as it’s ever been
heard even before it hits TONEX’s incredible modeling. These high-end audio features,
combined with the astonishing capacity of AI Machine Modeling technology to capture the
true-to-life sound and a feeling behavior of real amps in a way that is virtually
indistinguishable from the real thing, make playing TONEX Pedal a whole new performance
Full Studio Integration
TONEX Pedal tone experience goes beyond the stage. The included TONEX software not only
models any rig, but also works as a standalone or a plug-in integrated with a DAW or
directly with AmpliTube 5 to enjoy the exact same tone used live in studio productions. And
for maximum convenience, TONEX Pedal also includes a full version of AmpliTube 5 and its
over 180 iconic gear models, to integrate Tone Models within the most powerful amp and
effects software on the planet. Plus TONEX Pedal also doubles as a 24-bit/96 kHz USB audio
interface, so no other gear is needed to plug into a studio for recording and tone-tweaking.
Tour-ready Build and Features
Designed and manufactured in Italy, TONEX Pedal features a compact chassis made from
anodized aluminum that can withstand years of tour abuse. The stereo output can also be
configured as mono with and without the cab sim for maximum flexibility. With full MIDI
in/out, TONEX Pedal can be connected to a complete programmable pedalboard and real-
time control can be added over any parameter using the expression pedal input.
Pricing and Availability
TONEX Pedal is shipping now and available from the IK Multimedia online store and from
IK authorized dealers worldwide, for only $/€399.99* – including AmpliTube 5, TONEX MAX
and power supply.
*Pricing excludes taxes.
Please visit the official web page to learn more about TONEX Pedal.
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