TONEX 1.5 offers a redesigned interface to effortlessly manage all of your Tone Models, preset and, premium TONEX Collections. Improvements include a revamped navigation system, user-friendly smart folders, enhanced filter options, drag-and-drop Amp or Cab Tone Models and much more. The update is free for all TONEX users including CS via the IK Product Manager.
A revolutionary concept in rig modeling, and the core of the TONEX ecosystem, TONEX software uses breakthrough AI Machine Modeling™ technology to let you model the sound of any amp, cabinet, combo or pedal, and turn it into a plug-in, all with a sonic accuracy that’s virtually indistinguishable from the real thing. You can instantly play up to 1,100+ Premium Tone Models already available plus browse, demo and download over 20 K Tone Models available on ToneNET in TONEX. Easily add more Premium tones to your library with Tone Partner and signature collections.
From rare one-of-a-kind vintage amps to modern rigs, TONEX makes it possible and affordable to own the most sought-after gear in the world.
Listen to audio demos
Home view for playing and editing Tone Models
Tone Model library List view
Tone Model library Card view
TONEX Player Preset view
Advanced EQ settings
TONEX Modeler capture process
TONEX Modeler accuracy level
TONEX Modeler AI Machine Modeling training complete
Select a custom skin
Transfer Tone Models to TONEX pedal with Library view
Browse ToneNET for new tones inside TONEX
Harness the power of IK’s advanced AI Machine Modeling technology to turn your rig into virtual models of amps, cabs and pedals (distortion, overdrive, fuzz, EQ and boost) or entire rigs, in any combination.
TONEX uses a specially prepared audio file of actual guitar and bass signals, not just test tones, to capture your rig in true-to-life detail. Then TONEX’s neural network computes the machine modeled tone in minutes. The result is a virtual model that sounds indistinguishable from the real rig, to be used in TONEX software and app.
Add your custom skin and keywords to your Tone Models, then upload and share them with other TONEX users in ToneNET with just one click.
*Suggested Computer Requirement:
Training time: 5 - 10 min on suggested computers.See complete computer requirements here.
Select your instrument
Select between 5 different types of rigs to model
Intuitive audio and rig connection guide
Test your connections and rig tone using your actual instrument
TONEX sends a prepared capture file through your rig and records the results
Choose accuracy level to adjust quality and training times
Our neural network creates an exact model of your rig
The Tone Model training is complete
Choose your custom amp skin
Choose you custom pedal skin
Complete your Tone Model by adding rig info and selecting save
TONEX Player offers an intuitive, easy-to-use workflow to keep you in your creative zone. Play, practice and record as a standalone or plug-in inside your favorite DAW, or directly inside AmpliTube 5. Always have the best possible tones right at your fingertips.
Looking for more inspiration? Use the advanced search feature to browse through a massive library of the most sought-after amps, pedals and rigs, including one-of-a-kind models that will elevate your tone to the next level.
Tone Model library expanded Card view
Preset library expanded List view
Custom user folders for Tone Models and presets
Example of TONEX amp skin
Example of TONEX pedal skin
Noise gate settings
Volumetric Impulse Response (VIR™) Tech view
Edit Tone Model info and metadata
Manage Custom IRs
Create custom presets
TONEX works seamlessly inside AmpliTube 5 adding a multitude of ways to further customize your tone for recording and live performance.
Tone Models function just like other AmpliTube amplifiers, cabs or pedals. They can be used alongside any gear models you own to build custom signal chains and save as presets for easy recall and sharing on ToneNET.
The combination of TONEX and AmpliTube 5 represents the most advanced tone powerhouse on the planet today.
TONEX Amp in AmpliTube 5
TONEX Stomp in AmpliTube 5
Tone Model selection in AmpliTube 5
Tone Model FX chain in AmpliTube 5
Thousands of Tone Models are available in the new TONEX section in ToneNET, IK’s online tone-sharing platform for AmpliTube.
These Tone Models can be accessed directly from TONEX software where you can instantly search, filter, demo and download user Tone Models - or explore them via your regular web browser.
Online you can explore user Tone Models and select the ones you like, so the next time you open TONEX software they’ll be available for instant download on your computer. New Tone Models are posted continuously by IK and TONEX users, and are immediately listed on the TONEX section of ToneNET making it an ever-expanding, limitless repository of the world’s best tones.
Browse ToneNET for new tones directly inside TONEX
View and demo ToneNET Tone Models inside TONEX
Search, filter and download Tone Models inside TONEX
Try and purchase Signature and Tone Partner Collections
Demo any premium Tone Model for free
TONEX in ToneNET
Browse thousands of Tone Models online
Demo Tone Models online
View detailed info on each Tone Model
Tone Partners Collections
Tone Partner profile
TONEX includes two types of Tone Models: Premium and user-generated. All downloaded Tone Models are yours to keep forever.
1. Premium: Tone Models that come with your TONEX version
2. User: Tone Models created and shared by TONEX users
To start experiencing the power of TONEX, just download the free CS version of the software. This includes 20 must-have Tone Models and your choice of 20 user-created Tone Models.
Then to experience more Tone Models, simply choose one of the 3 available versions below that best suits your needs and budget.
You’ll have immediate access to the number of Premium Tone Models included in your version. You will also be able to download unlimited Tone Models created and shared by other users. Once you download Tone Models, whether Premium or user, they’re yours forever.
There has never been a more convenient and intelligent way to experience the world’s most incredible tones than with TONEX.
20 included Tone Models
10 Amps / 5 Pedals
20 User Tone Model downloads
200 included Tone Models
20 Amps / 10 Pedals
Unlimited Tone Model creation
Unlimited User Tone Model downloads
400 included Tone Models
40 Amps / 20 Pedals
1,100 included Tone Models
100 Amps / 50 Pedals
AXE I/O + AmpliTube 5 MAX + TONEX MAX Bundle
Read more about AXE I/O
AXE I/O SOLO + AmpliTube 5 + TONEX Bundle
Read more about AXE I/O Solo
Simultaneous use of other apps can increase training times.
*NVIDIA GPU models will require Maxwell architecture or newer to to be utilized by TONEX.
TONEX for Mac/PC is a 64-bit application and requires a 64 bit CPU and Operating System.
Intel: Intel® Core™ i3 (Core i5 recommended for Modeler), macOS® 10.15 (macOS® 11 Big Sur required for Modeler), 4 GB of RAM, 6 GB of hard drive space
Apple Silicon: Apple M1, macOS® 11, 4 GB of RAM, 6 GB of hard drive space. TONEX is a native Apple Silicon application.
Supported Plug-in formats : Audio Units, VST 2, VST 3, AAX.
Intel: Intel® Core™ i3 or equivalent CPU (Core i5 recommended for Modeler), Windows® 10, 4 GB of RAM, 6 GB of hard drive space, NVIDIA GPU with Maxwell or newer architecture is recommended to reduce training times (eg. GeForce GT 750 or higher).
Supported Plug-in formats (64-bit): VST 2, VST 3, AAX.
Internet connection is required to authorise the application and access ToneNET.
TONEX is available in different versions.
Standalone application and plug-in to play and share Tone Models. Includes 20 Premium Tone Models and 20 User Tone Model downloads.
Standalone application and plug-in to create, play and share Tone Models. Includes 400 Premium Tone Models and unlimited User Tone Model downloads.
Standalone application and plug-in to create, play and share Tone Models. Includes 1,100 Premium Tone Models and unlimited User Tone Model downloads.
Includes 200 Premium Tone Models and unlimited User Tone Model downloads.
TONEX CS is the perfect place to start experiencing TONEX Tone Models. Enjoy ultra-realistic Tone Models of real amps, cabs and pedals, all created with IK’s advanced AI Machine Modeling™ technology for tone that’s virtually indistinguishable from the real gear.
With TONEX CS you’ll enjoy a full guitar/bass signal chain, from stompboxes to amps, cabs and microphones, plus a noise gate, compressor, EQ and 5 stereo reverbs. Use it as a standalone practice tool or inside your recording software for studio-quality tones anywhere.
With TONEX CS you’ll get 20 Premium Tone Models produced by IK, as well as your choice of 20 of the thousands of user-uploaded Tone Models on ToneNET, free to keep forever!
TONEX®, AI Machine Modeling™, AmpliTube®, ToneNET™, VIR™ are trademarks or registered trademark property of IK Multimedia Production Srl. All rights reserved.
Mac, the Mac logo, the Audio Units logo, iPhone®, iPod touch®, iPad® are trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. App Store is a service mark of Apple Inc. Windows and the Windows logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. VST is a trademark of Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH. AAX, Avid, the Avid logo, Pro Tools, and RTAS are trademarks or registered trademarks of Avid Technology, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries.
All other product names and images, trademarks and artists names are the property of their respective owners, which are in no way associated or affiliated with IK Multimedia. Product names are used solely for the purpose of identifying the specific products that were studied during IK Multimedia's sound model development and for describing certain types of tones produced with IK Multimedia's digital modeling technology. Use of these names does not imply any cooperation or endorsement.
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