7 Jul 2022

AmpliTube 5 Buyer's Guide

A quick rundown of what comes with each of the 4 versions

We often get asked: “Which version of AmpliTube 5 should I get?” The simple answer is to start with our FREE version and then move up to any of the 3 paid versions when you need more features and gear.

AmpliTube 5 CS (FREE)

Discover the power of AmpliTube 5 for recording and practicing with 42 models of guitar and bass gear, including 10 stomp FX, 5 amps, 6 cabinets (with 4 selectable speakers), 3 movable mics, 6 rooms and 6 rack FX.

All this gear is yours FREE, forever, to use standalone or as a plug-in in your favorite recording software. You can demo and purchase any of over 400 other gear models à-la-carte in the Custom Shop whenever you need new inspiration. Get started with AmpliTube 5 CS for FREE today.

AmpliTube 5 paid versions

When you’re ready to level up your tone game, then check out one of our affordable paid versions of AmpliTube 5. Upgrading not only offers more gear, but unlocks all these tone-shaping features:

  • More stomp positions
  • More rack positions
  • Simultaneous Models 57 vs. 24 (CS)
  • Impulse response per speaker 600 vs. 16 (CS)
  • Unlock VIR Speaker Cab Technology and Tech View
  • Run up to 3 simultaneous amp chains vs. 2 (CS)
  • Powerful Mixer to adjust your entire rig
  • Intuitive Looper
  • Record up to 8 tracks vs. 2 (CS)

Along with all these shared features of the different paid versions, here’s a summary of the gear you get with each:

AmpliTube 5 SE

Unlock the power of AmpliTube 5 with 80 models covering all the "must-have" gear. Includes everything in CS plus cool amps like the American Lead MKIII based on the Lead Channel of the Mesa/Boogie® MKIII™ Combo, and Metal Lead V based on the Peavey® 5150™ Head.

AmpliTube 5

Supercharge your tone with 183 gear models. Includes everything in SE plus amazing amps like the British Blue Tube 30TB based on the Blue Panel Vox® AC30™, and American Tube Vintage based on the Fender® Bassman®.

AmpliTube 5 Max

Go all-in. Our entire collection of gear totals over 420 gear models with all these signature collections:

  • AmpliTube Slash
  • AmpliTube Jimi Hendrix™
  • AmpliTube Brian May
  • AmpliTube Mesa/Boogie®
  • Fulltone® Collection
  • AmpliTube Leslie®
  • Dimebag Darrell CFH Collection
  • Fender® Collection 1 & 2
  • AmpliTube SVX 1 & 2
  • AmpliTube Orange®
  • AmpliTube Joe Satriani

As you can see each version is designed to scale with your needs with the option to demo any gear for free before you decide. Experience everything AmpliTube has to offer today!

Visit our dedicated page of AmpliTube 5 promos here.


All versions of AmpliTube 5 including CS include ToneNET integration for downloading and sharing presets right inside AmpliTube. ToneNET is an exciting new resource for all players in search of the right tone for their next project. Learn more.

For a complete list of AmpliTube 5 gear and features check out our comprehensive comparison chart.


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