The Fulltone® Collection exists because new sounds can lead to new music, and tools for sound shaping are always welcome in the project studio. IK Multimedia is proud to present this exciting collection of stomp and rack effects for AmpliTube. Guitarists and other musicians will recognize in this collection the main ingredients to many of the most precious tones from the past, and promising new “waves” of the future.
Guitarist Michael Fuller founded Fulltone back in 1991 with the aim of building stompboxes that sounded as good as vintage pedals, but were more rugged and reliable than the old, often fragile classics. Today, Fulltone is recognized as being one of the most committed and scrupulous manufacturers of effects worldwide. We teamed up to bring you the finest recreations of three select models.
Fulltone Collection includes three powerful processors that are equally at home for music production as well as creative sound design. Whether you're a guitarist, a keyboard player, a composer, a producer, a sound designer or a mixing engineer, you'll be amazed how much you can do with these versatile tools.
1 Rack Effects
Recreated by Fulltone and based on the original, nearly impossible-to-find Dyno My Piano unit (sold during the 80's under the names of Songbird or Dytronics), the TERC gives you that lush, expensive, huge and elegant sound that made it so famous during the 80's. In fact, in the commonly-agreed-upon “guitarpedia”, only a few chorus units have stood the test of time, even fewer are immediately recognizable in the sound of the world's top players, but only one has eventually gained the status of THE chorus of the 80's: and that is the tri-stereo chorus. World-class players like Michael Landau, Steve Lukather, Dann Huff and many other top session musicians chose it for a reason.
Preset MODE, when engaged, creates an evolving, wavy modulation effect that is one of the most popular features of the original unit. The manual mode lets you experiment with different degrees of intensity and modulation for the left, right and central channels, going from subtle to extreme, for a wide open sound that will put a smile on your face.
Another peculiarity of the TERC is that, even when its modulation circuit is bypassed (by disengaging the Manual and Preset Mode) the state of non-modulation is reached in a gradual manner, creating a very subtle effect, reminiscent of the slowing down rotors of a Leslie. As a result, the clean sound is still being imparted a very unique flavor even though the chorus LFO is not modulating anymore.
But don't make the mistake of thinking that the “80's rack chorus” is just a retro and nostalgic machine. Far from it. Push it hard, use it on synths, vocal tracks, even drums (along with the SSTE for some crazy effects) and bass guitar and you will see what we mean. This machine is still as modern as it gets!
It captures the full essence, warmth and vibe of the original Echoplex EP-3 vintage unit, but without its unavoidable drawbacks (the original unit was very noisy, mounting low-quality tape heads and would produce lots of hum whereas Fulltone's model fixes these problems greatly enhancing the machine's response and capabilities). We have recreated the SSTE in virtual rack format, and added a convenient bpm sync function, for ultimate DAW integration.
Feeling creative? You can play with the tape head by moving it back and forth to produce interesting wobbling effects or you can “just” daisy-chain more SSTE's, each one set to a different time value and tape speed, to achieve unique results.
It really is a matter of personal preference but, more importantly, it is something you can now achieve in your computer and without all the hassle of real tape.
And it doesn't end here. You can take advantage of tape's intrinsic idiosyncrasies to add authentic analog saturation to your sound, or exploit the harmonic character of either the Fulltone version's preamp or the original Echoplex's to add color to your tone; vary the tape response for a more brilliant or gently rolled-off sound, saturate the wet signal using the “record level” to tape control and much more!
This overdrive pedal is already a classic. It adds grit, punch and a modern attitude to the collection. It provides the same kind of touch sensitivity, warmth and complex harmonics that you would get from a quality tube amp. With the OCD, the sonic possibilities are so many it will... overdrive you crazy!
Shape your tone in hundreds of different ways, try it out in combination with AmpliTube's huge collection of amps and cabinets for an infinite number of tonal variations. The OCD is the icing on the cake that makes the Fulltone Collection perfect for all genres of music in all kinds of styles.
Fulltone Collection for AmpliTube is available in the IK online store or in the Custom Shop as a full collection of effects. You can also purchase individual gear models from Fulltone Collection in the AmpliTube Custom Shop.
Pedals just can't hold a candle to what a good amp can do if you are really picky. You not only lose all the touch sensitivity, but forget about those complex Harmonics. It's always been somewhat of a compromise using overdrive pedals... until now...”
The Fulltone Collection is all about the sound, mojo and feel of the original hardware, but with all the practicality of AmpliTube's liberating workflow. Try it today.
Ready for the ultimate guitar and bass recording experience, that brings out every nuance of AmpliTube? Check out AXE I/O, IK’s premium audio interface with powerful tone shaping tools. It’s the audio interface guitar and bass players have been waiting for.
The AmpliTube 5 Custom Shop is a free software package for your Mac or PC that includes a complete guitar dual signal chain; tuner, pedalboard, amplifier, cabinet, microphone and rack effects section. It comes with 39 pieces of gear and access to our unique online virtual music store where you can purchase gear models either a-la-carte or as a complete collection. You can even create almost any rig you can dream up combining this gear collection with the universe of gear available to try or buy in Custom Shop.
When used as a standalone application, AmpliTube 5 Custom Shop features a 2-track recorder section and a song-player for easy play-along capabilities. The SpeedTrainer function allows you to slow down the audio so you can learn Satch’s signature licks note for note without affecting the pitch.
While AmpliTube gear sounds absolutely amazing in AmpliTube Custom Shop, it will sound even better with all the new and improved tone-tweaking features inside of AmpliTube 5 — features like the Freely Configurable Signal Chain and a re-designed Cabinet section to name a few.
AmpliTube 5 features a new, completely customizable gear chain. Beyond mono & stereo, AmpliTube 5 now supports wet-dry-wet configurations and other advanced series & parallel routing.
The overall chain now supports up to a massive 57 simultaneous models across Stomps, Racks, Amps and Cabs. And setup is a breeze - just drag & drop any model into place, to build or re-position even the most complex rigs in seconds.
AmpliTube 5 premieres a re-engineered Cabinet section with all-new DSP. IK’s new Volumetric Impulse Response (VIR™) uses 600 IRs per speaker, 1,200 IRs for a 2-speaker cab and 2,400 IRs for a 4-speaker cab, capturing a massive 3D array of mic placement options, plus all the interactions between speakers, cabinet and floor for a completely true-to-life sound.
As a standalone application, AmpliTube 5 also features an integrated 8-track recorder, plus a 4-track looper for quickly capturing your ideas as they come to you. And, of course, you can mix and match your favorite gear with any and all of the new AmpliTube 5 models to create your own one-of-a-kind tones.
If you haven't already, now’s a great time to leap ahead with AmpliTube 5.