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IK Multimedia StealthPlug Guitar/Bass USB Audio Interface Cable + AmpliTube 2 Live Software

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StealthPlug is the first audio interface for guitar and bass integrated into a simple, miniaturized, 1/4" jack to USB cable with full input/output processing for your PC or Mac. It's so easy to use th... Read More

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Overview

StealthPlug is the first audio interface for guitar and bass integrated into a simple, miniaturized, 1/4" jack to USB cable with full input/output processing for your PC or Mac. It's so easy to use that you will be able to plug it into your computer as you would plug into an amplifier. Be ready to rock in seconds and enter the world of software-based amp/effects modeling and recording.

StealthPlug includes the new, easy-to-use, award-winning AmpliTube 2 Live standalone and plug-in for your favorite recording software. Fully MIDI-controllable, it has 5 guitar and bass amp combinations of the most sought after gear, 11 effects, mic-modeling with 2 microphones and position controls, a built-in tuner, and more than 128 customizable user presets. Plus, the standalone version also offers the new SpeedTrainer, an integrated audio player with pitch and speed control for playing with or learning your favorite songs.

4 additional software and sound packages bundled with the StealthPlug make it one of the most affordable and complete hardware/software solution for playing, practicing, and recording on the market. First there's Tracktion 2.1 by Mackie which allows you to compose and record with a full audio/MIDI sequencer. Secondly you can fine tune your work with IK's acclaimed T-RackS 6-band mastering EQ. The third bundled item is IK's SampleTank 2 SE sound workstation and its 64 sounds which let you write and arrange your MIDI tracks. Last, but not least, you get a staggering 500MB of Sonic Reality loops with guitar, bass, and drum loops for you to use within your songs or play along with. Moreover, you will also be eligible for upgrades/crossgrades to the the full versions of the included software and the entire IK range at highly reduced prices, making the StealthPlug a great value for any guitarist or bassist.

Free AmpliTube X-Gear download
StealthPlug users can now download for free AmpliTube X-GEAR, a completely expandable guitar amp and effects modeling software system available as a plug-in and standalone version for Mac/PC. It allows mixing and matching between all the gear models from all current and future "Powered by AmpliTube" products in a single host interface; providing seamless control over every parameter directly from IK's StompIO USB floor controller and audio interface. X-GEAR gives users the ability to build the ultimate mega-rig of truly custom guitar and bass tones, live and in the studio.

To get this extra add-on, simply go to: www.ikmultimedia.com/userarea

Features
  • 9' (2.5m) length cable with integrated audio interface
  • 1/4" jack connector MONO IN
  • 1/8" mini-jack Headphone stereo out (suitable also for Amp/Powered Speaker out)
  • USB 1.0/2.0 connector
  • Activity LED
  • Volume UP/DOWN buttons
  • USB bus powered
  • 16 bit A/D -D/A converter
  • 44KHz/48KHz Sampling Frequency
  • Ultra-low latency ASIO and Core Audio Drivers
  • Hi-Z direct Guitar and Bass-IN (suitable for any instrument with line out also)
Included Software Amplitube 2 Live
  • 2 separate modules: tuner + configurable Stomp pedalboard, and Amp head + Cabinet + Mic
  • 9 Stomp effects plus Spring Reverb and Noise Gate
  • 3 Amp models
  • 4 cabinet and 2 microphone models
  • Digital tuner
  • Stand-alone and VST/AU/RTAS plug-in for all popular DAWs
  • Includes SpeedTrainer for playing along with your favorite recordings
  • Includes AmpliTube X-GEAR for seamless integration with all the other "Powered by AmpliTube" products, MIDI control and StompIO integration
  • Powered by AmpliTube with exclusive DSM (Dynamic Saturation Modeling) technology for award-winning sound & realistic feel
  • Mac OS X (including Leopard) and XP/Vista compatible
AmpliTube X-Gear
  • 5 modules including: Tuner, Stomp, Amp, Cabinet and Rack effects
  • Double rig with 8 series/parallel configurations
  • 1 new Amp and Cabinet
  • Custom amp building (thanks to newly available separate Amp Pre, EQ, and Power Section now available) for 192 different amp combinations
  • More controls like Ambience in the cabinet module and advanced Automation
  • Possibility to integrate AmpliTube 2 Live with other "powered by AmpliTube" software applications into a single interface with full mixing and matching between the included gear models
  • Seamless integration with StompIO advanced USB floor controller and audio interface for using your computer live
  • Automatically recognizes previous AmpliTube 2 Live installation, as well as other "Powered by AmpliTube" software installed on your computer, giving immediate access to all of the gear models and new features within the new interface
Other included software
  • Mackie Tracktion 2.1 Audio/MIDI Sequencer
  • SampleTank 2 SE with 64 Sounds Included for VST
  • T-RackS EQ 6-Band Mastering EQ for VST
Specifications
  • System Requirements:
  • Power PC-based Macintosh
  • Minimum: 866MHz Power Macintosh G4, with 512MB of RAM, Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later
  • One free USB port
  • Intel-based Macintosh
  • Minimun: 1.5GHz Intel Core Solo processor, 512 MB of RAM, Mac OS X 10.4.4 or later
  • One free USB port
  • Windows
  • Minimum: Pentium III 1GHz/Athlon XP 1.33GHz with 256MB of RAM, Windows XP
  • One free USB port
Warranty
MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
7) LIMITED WARRANTY

IK Multimedia warrants to the original purchaser of the computer software product, for a period of ninety (90) days following the date of original purchase, that under normal use, the software program and the user documentation are free from defects that will materially interfere with the operation of the program as described in the enclosed user documentation.

8) WARRANTY CLAIMS

To make a warranty claim under the above limited warranty, please return the product to the point of purchase, accompanied by proof of purchase, your name, your return address and a statement of the defect, or send the CD(s) to us at the below address within ninety (90) days of purchase. Include a copy of the dated purchase receipt, your name, your return address and a statement of the defect. IK Multimedia or its authorized dealer will use reasonable commercial efforts to repair or replace the product and return it to you (postage prepaid) or issue to you a credit equal to the purchase price, at its option.

9) LIMITATIONS ON WARRANTY

IK Multimedia warrants only that the program will perform as described in the user documentation. No other advertising, description or representation, whether made by a IK Multimedia dealer, distributor, agent or employee, shall be binding upon IK Multimedia or shall change the terms of this warranty.

EXCEPT AS STATED ABOVE, IK MULTIMEDIA MAKES NO OTHER WARRANTY, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, REGARDING THIS PRODUCT. IK MULTIMEDIA DISCLAIMS ANY WARRANTY THAT THE SOFTWARE IS FIT FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY SHALL BE LIMITED TO A NINETY (90) DAY DURATION OF THIS LIMITED EXPRESS WARRANTY AND IS OTHERWISE EXPRESSLY AND SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMED. IK MULTIMEDIA SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR OTHER DAMAGES, EVEN IF IK MULTIMEDIA IS ADVISED OF OR AWARE OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. THIS MEANS THAT IK MULTIMEDIA PRODUCTION SRL SHALL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR THE LOSS OF PROFITS OR REVENUES, OR FOR DAMAGES OR COSTS AS A RESULT OF LOSS OF TIME, DATA OR USE OF THE SOFTWARE, OR FROM ANY OTHER CAUSE EXCEPT THE ACTUAL COST OF THE PRODUCT. IN NO EVENT SHALL IK MULTIMEDIA LIABILITY EXCEED THE PURCHASE PRICE OF THIS PRODUCT.


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3.5

(based on 6 reviews)

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(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

cheap junk

By PATRICK COLEMAN

from san jsoe, ca

cheap junk shorted out and headphone jack and usb output within 1 hour use while on vacation.

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(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

poor quality audio, high latency

By Rob Chamberlin

from Annaoplis, MD

This was a real oops, and is not returnable. Device has low sample quality at just 16 bits. If poor quality is not bad enough, the company spams you to death.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great for novice or professional, but with some set backs

By Barney

from Garden Grove, CA

Pros: The Stealth Plug is a great little gadget for those who want to conveniently jam on the go or play live. It's very affordable, reliable(can survive hours of usage) sounds great with regular speakers and is very versatile (i will elaborate on versatile in a bit). The interface is very simple, with a volume switch a headphone jack right next to it, a green light that lets you know that its working and a 9 foot cable. (IN FACT you can find a 1/8 plug, get a 1/4 plug adapter and plug the stealth plug's interface from the guitar, then computer and then into an amp making this very easy to play live without any complicated gadgets) Cons: The program that is included (amplitube 2 live) is not the best however. This program (I THINK) puts a boundary between the player and amazing guitar modeling. It has very little distortion components, effects and the presets don't sound like the sounds you hear on stage. I suggest using the stealth plugs versatility and replace amplitube 2 live with guitar rig or something like that. After all the stealth plug is capable of working with other programs.(this is pretty much all the cons) NOTE** for those who have trouble with the installation of the stealth plug on windows 7 x64, you are going to have to use a computer that has win 7 x32, because it is not compatible with win x64. Also DON'T plug in the stealth plug into the computer BEFORE you install stealthplug.exe (Just explore the disk to find this application).If you fail to follow this, the driver installed by windows for the stealth plug will make the sound produced very stat-icky, and stealthplug.exe will not install. Anyways enjoy.

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(18 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Read this review-it'll help

By Mike

from Carle Place, NY

I'll just cut to the point: this is a good product. I bought this product while I was new to the concept of recording because it seemed very easy to use...and it was. However, it is much less of a hassle to use it on an Apple computer than a PC. I used it on my Windows XP computer, and my MacBook Pro, and there is not even a comparison between the two. On my PC, the plug would have to constantly be reset (every 5-10 mins), because the sound would suddenly become distorted and fuzzy. When I use it on my mac, I have no problems. I do not mean to discourage people who have Windows computers from buying this product-the plug worked satisfactorily with the windows computer and I was easily able to record songs, but I just want to make the point that this plug operates better with my mac. (The newer mac might run the plug better simply because it is newer, but I think it is because it is an apple product). I would definitely recommend this product. It is easy to use and works great. All the software that comes with it is amazing and is really a great deal for the price. Do not hesitate to buy this product. The product easily plugs right into a USB port on your computer, and the other into your instrument. I have used my guitar and electric drum set, and I have even hooked it up to a microphone, and it works great. The software is very sophisticated, but easy to use after reading the instructions. Installation of the software is easy and quick. This product is really great-i even took the time to write a review about it. I hate writing reviews, but I really am satisfied with this product and thought you should know about it.

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(27 of 28 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Worth the extras

By Slughand

from Haysville, KS

I decided to give the Stealth plug a try since I was wanting a quick easy way to hook up my guitar to any pc or laptop. I read some not so positive reviews from others on the Cakewalk forum but still decided I had to see for myself. The installation was effortless, the drivers installed without a hitch and I was up and going in no time. Amplitube 2 live which comes with it in both standalone and VST form also installed with no problems and though things went well their are a couple of concerns. First, under the windows platform because it uses ASIO, the only I/O choice you have is the Stealth plug. In other words you can't choose it for your input and your normal sound card for output. This limits you to having to use the headphone out on the stealth plug to hear what you are playing. It is an 1/8 in plug and you can connect it to headphones, powered speakers or your guitar amp, works fine that way but is not the best choice in my opinion. I would rather be able to use it for input and one of my Gina outs for output. Second, The input level is kind of low and when you try to get any kind of decent level into the computer you also get noise (Hiss). At first I thought of taking it back since it worked but not quite like I wanted. Then I decided that the software that comes with it, Amplitube 2 Live, T-Racks mastering EQ, and Samplitube 2 SE (Traction also but I don't need it) makes this worth the cost and the Stealth plug is very usuable when used within it's limits.

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(10 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

wow

By balz

from Undisclosed

This thing is awesome. If you're looking for something to quickly lay down your guitar tracks and ideas the stealth is for you. There's no fiddling around with fancy programs or millions of buttons and settings, you literally plug it in, install the software, and away you go. It comes with AMPLITUDE which is a great program in itself, and alse a free demo of TRACKTION. It's a good deal and alot of fun. I recomend this to someone who just wants to play around and lay down some guitar riffs. If you're looking for more production and intricacy, the stealth is not for you. However, great deal, flawless product.

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