22 Dec 2021

AmpliTube X-DRIVE: Full video demo from Bonedo

Hear the distortion pedal get tested with different guitars and settings

Bonedo has published a thorough review of AmpliTube X-DRIVE giving it a score of 4.5/5. The textual description is in German, but the video is 100% sounds from the distortion pedal with all settings captioned in English.

At over 13 minutes long, this demo explores all 16 effects and a wide variety of the sounds possible with AmpliTube X-DRIVE.

Article extracts in English

"With the IK Multimedia Amplitube X-GEAR series, the Italian manufacturer is now entering the pedal business and is presenting four pedals, each dedicated to one of the effects categories: overdrive, modulation, delay and reverb. Amplitube X-GEAR X-DRIVE, the candidate for distortion sounds, is our guest today."

Conclusion (4.5/5)

"The IK Multimedia Amplitube X-GEAR X-DRIVE is a distortion pedal that offers a lot of overdrive, distortion, boost and fuzz sounds. The whole thing comes with good sound quality. The sounds respond very well to the touch dynamics and the settings of the volume potentiometer on the guitar.

"If you have the following requirements: varied and storable sounds, MIDI, extensive setting options, integrated noise gate, compressor and cab simulation for emergencies, you should definitely test the X-DRIVE. The price is absolutely justified due to the equipment and possibilities."

For

  • very good workmanship, robust and roadworthy
  • good sound
  • intuitive operating concept
  • 16 overdrive / distortion / fuzz algorithms
  • additional parameters for fine-tuning
  • Noise Gate
  • USB Out - Preset Management
  • Headphone out
  • MIDI

Against

  • Nothing

See the full article in German HERE

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