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#146368 - 01/11/12 03:37 PM [Post your own Tips and Tricks here] Band-in-a-Box AmpliTube Demos...
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Band-in-a-Box 2012 includes the Guitar Amp Simulator, "AmpliTube". In addition, there are hundreds of "Direct Input" guitar and bass RealTracks available. These are RealTracks instruments that were recorded with an unamplified ("direct input") signal, allowing you to customize the sound by adding your own effects with AmpliTube.

We have added a ton of Band-in-a-Box AmpliTube demos to our website, showing how AmpliTube can be used in Band-in-a-Box:

Band-in-a-Box AmpliTube Demos:
http://www.pgmusic.com/amplitube-demos.htm

Enjoy!

There are many Band-in-a-Box AmpliTube presets and styles available if you have Band-in-a-Box 2012 build 349 or higher. Download the most recent Band-in-a-Box 2012 update patch here.

The Amplitube demos are split up into two sections. The first section has various Direct Input RealTracks guitars & basses being used in actual Band-in-a-Box songs. For each of these examples, there are demos of the same song using AmpliTube, and with the original sounds (the original shipping sounds, not the Direct Input files).

The second section has demos of just single guitar or bass RealTracks by themselves, no other instruments, using the AmpliTube presets. ALL of the Band-in-a-Box Amplitube presets are demoed here. For those, there are links to listen to the instruments using Amplitube, and then there are links to listen to the unprocessed Direct Input files.

Below is a selection of a few demos. You can listen to these and many more on our AmpliTube Demos page.

Note: the wma and m4a are identical, just choose your preferred type.

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1. Direct Input RealTracks guitars & basses being used in actual Band-in-a-Box songs:

Alt-Country with 2 Amplitube Electric Guitars

Amplitube Demo:
http://demos.pgmusic.com/audio/allstyledemos/_altcamp.wma
http://demos.pgmusic.com/audio/allstyledemos/_altcamp.m4a

With original RealTracks tone:
http://demos.pgmusic.com/audio/allstyledemos/_altcamp_original.wma
http://demos.pgmusic.com/audio/allstyledemos/_altcamp_original.m4a

This demo features the two Alt-Country Electric Guitar RealTracks, 'Moody' and 'Rootsy'. The 'Moody' style plays held chords for the 'A' section, and switches to a heavier sound playing arpeggiated patterns at 'B'. The 'Rootsy' style plays muted chords at 'A', and switches to held chords at 'B'. Both guitars use Amplitube for an alternate tone.

DI Instrument used:
Guitar, Electric, Rhythm AltCountryMoody Ev 075
Amplitube preset:
AM Radio

The AM Radio preset loads a collection of pedals that includes chorus, overdrive, and flanger. All effects are routed through the British Tube Lead amp. The amp is routed through an open back vintage cabinet with a sing twelve inch speaker. It has a thin sound with fluctuating tone that is comparable to an AM radio signal.

DI Instrument used:
Guitar, Electric, Rhythm AltCountryRootsy Ev 075
Amplitube preset:
Clean Quarter Pulse

The Clean Quarter Pulse preset loads a collection of pedals that includes Compressor, Chorus, Tremolo & Delay. It then uses the American Tube Clean 2 pre-amp & EQ, and a Closed Vintage1 cabinet. It's a great sound for getting an authentic Americana tone. It has a subtle, slow tremolo effect that creates a pulsing sound.

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BluesRock with 2 Amplitube Guitars

Amplitube Demo:
http://demos.pgmusic.com/audio/allstyledemos/_blzramp.wma
http://demos.pgmusic.com/audio/allstyledemos/_blzramp.m4a

With original RealTracks tone:
http://demos.pgmusic.com/audio/allstyledemos/_blzramp_original.wma
http://demos.pgmusic.com/audio/allstyledemos/_blzramp_original.m4a

This demo features the BluesRock styles from RealTracks Set 86: Electric Bass, BluesRockCrispSteady, BluesRockCrispSync, and BluesRockFuzzy. The "CrispSteady" and "CrispSync" styles alternate at the A & B substyles, while the other styles remain constant throughout. Both guitar styles couple the direct input recordings with Amplitube to create a new, grittier guitar sound.

DI Instrument used:
Guitar, Electric Rhythm BluesRockCrispA-B Sw 140
Amplitube preset:
Pop Rock Lead

The Pop Rock Lead preset loads two pedals: Graphic EQ and Diode Overdrive. The stomp boxes are routed through the British Tube Lead 1 amp and out through a vintage, closed back cabinet with four twelve inch speakers. The tone is very crisp and distorted, and has the ability to cut through a thick mix.

DI Instrument used:
Guitar, Electric Rhythm BluesRockFuzzy Sw 140
Amplitube preset:
Clean and Dirty Mix

The Clean and Dirty Mix preset uses the Graphic EQ and Diode Overdrive pedals. The signal is then split and sent to two amps: the American Tube Clean 2 amp (routed through a vintage bass cab with one fifteen inch speaker) and the British Tube Lead 1 amp (routed through a vintage closed back cabinet with two twelve inch speakers). One amp has a very high gain sound while the other uses a cleaner tone. Together, they create a hybrid sound that almost sounds like two guitars playing the same part.

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Medium-Slow Bossa with Amplitube Guitar

Amplitube Demo:
http://demos.pgmusic.com/audio/allstyledemos/_bosaamp.wma
http://demos.pgmusic.com/audio/allstyledemos/_bosaamp.m4a

With original RealTracks tone:
http://demos.pgmusic.com/audio/allstyledemos/_bosaamp_original.wma
http://demos.pgmusic.com/audio/allstyledemos/_bosaamp_original.m4a

This demo features a Bossa Guitar Trio, with the guitar track using Amplitube to create a tremolo guitar tone. Gives an otherwise elegant style a quirky "kitsch" factor.

DI Instrument used:
Guitar, Electric, Rhythm BossaFreeComp Ev 110
Amplitube preset:
Triplet Pulse

The Triplet Pulse preset includes a collection of pedals that includes Compressor, Graphic EQ, Flanger, Delay, and Tremolo. They are routed through the American Tube Clean 2 amp and a vintage closed back cabinet with two twelve inch speakers. The result is a clean, slightly muffled tone with a rapid tremolo pulse.

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CountryWorkin' Brent Guitar Soloist with Amplitube

Amplitube Demo:
http://demos.pgmusic.com/audio/allstyledemos/_brsoam2.wma
http://demos.pgmusic.com/audio/allstyledemos/_brsoam2.m4a

With original RealTracks tone:
http://demos.pgmusic.com/audio/allstyledemos/_brsoam2_original.wma
http://demos.pgmusic.com/audio/allstyledemos/_brsoam2_original.m4a

This demo features the CountryWorkinBrent soloist, with the DI guitar used in conjunction with Amplitube to get a clear, open sound. It's backed up by electric bass, acoustic guitar & drums.

DI Instrument used:
Guitar, Electric, Soloist CountryWorkinBrent Ev16 090
Amplitube preset:
Low Gain Studio

The Low Gain Studio preset uses a Compressor stomp box routed through the American Tube Clean 2 amp and a vintage open back cabinet with four ten inch speakers. The tone creates a very open feeling, as if the amp was recorded with a stereo pair of microphones at a long range. A small amount of gain is added for character.

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CountryWorkin' Brent Guitar Soloist with Amplitube

Amplitube Demo:
http://demos.pgmusic.com/audio/allstyledemos/_brsoamp.wma
http://demos.pgmusic.com/audio/allstyledemos/_brsoamp.m4a

With original RealTracks tone:
http://demos.pgmusic.com/audio/allstyledemos/_brsoamp_original.wma
http://demos.pgmusic.com/audio/allstyledemos/_brsoamp_original.m4a

This RealStyle loads the CountryWorkinBrent guitar soloist, and uses the DI guitar with Amplitube to create a thick, distorted chorus sound. The rhythm section is comprised of electric bass, acoustic guitar, and the NashTrainEv16 RealDrums style.

DI Instrument used:
Guitar, Electric, Soloist CountryWorkinBrent Ev16 090
Amplitube preset:
Dual Amp Chorus

The Dual Amp Chorus preset uses the Chorus, Diode Overdrive, and Delay stomp boxes. The signal is then split and routed to the American Tube Clean 2 amp (with a vintage open back cabinet carrying four ten inch speakers) and the British Tube Lead 1 amp (with a vintage closed back cabinet holding four twelve inch speakers). The result is a distorted and heavily chorused tone that creates a very thick sound for lead or rhythm parts alike.

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Medium Country Boogie Guitar with Amplitube

Amplitube Demo:
http://demos.pgmusic.com/audio/allstyledemos/_cbooamp.wma
http://demos.pgmusic.com/audio/allstyledemos/_cbooamp.m4a

With original RealTracks tone:
http://demos.pgmusic.com/audio/allstyledemos/_cbooamp_original.wma
http://demos.pgmusic.com/audio/allstyledemos/_cbooamp_original.m4a

This demo features a Country Boogie band of electric bass, acoustic guitar, electric guitar & RealDrums. The electric guitar uses the Direct Input version, and loads the Country Twang Amplitube preset to get a different tone.

DI Instrument used:
Guitar, Electric, Rhythm CountryBoogieCleanA-B Sw 140
Amplitube preset:
Country Twang

The Country Twang preset uses a Compressor stomp box before the signal is split. It then passes through the American Tube Clean 2 amp (with a vintage closed back 2x12 cabinet) and the Solid State Bass amp (with a vintage bass cabinet holding one fifteen inch speaker). The american amp focuses on the higher frequencies while the bass amp focuses on the lower ones. The result is a scooped sound that is meant to emulate a classic country twang tone.

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2. Single guitar & bass RealTracks using Amplitube presets, and Direct Input versions for comparison:

Preset Name: Air Bender

The Air Bender preset uses Compressor, Delay, and Flanger stomp boxes routed through the American Tube Clean 2 amp and a 4x12 closed back vintage cabinet. The sound is captured by a small diaphragm dynamic mic and sent to the Digital Delay rack unit. The final tone is very uniquely affected and clean - almost as if air is being 'bent' to create the sound.

RealTracks example:
1025:Guitar, Electric, Strumming CleanOpen Ev 120

demos with amplitube:
http://demos.pgmusic.com/audio/dx/air_bender.wma
http://demos.pgmusic.com/audio/dx/air_bender.m4a

demos, DI versions:
http://demos.pgmusic.com/audio/dx/air_bender_di.wma
http://demos.pgmusic.com/audio/dx/air_bender_di.m4a

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Preset Name: AM Radio

The AM Radio preset loads a collection of pedals that includes chorus, overdrive, and flanger. All effects are routed through the British Tube Lead amp. The amp is routed through an open back vintage cabinet with a sing twelve inch speaker. It has a thin sound with fluctuating tone that is comparable to an AM radio signal.

RealTracks example:
832:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm AltCountryMoody Ev 075

demos with amplitube:
http://demos.pgmusic.com/audio/dx/am_radio.wma
http://demos.pgmusic.com/audio/dx/am_radio.m4a

demos, DI versions:
http://demos.pgmusic.com/audio/dx/am_radio_di.wma
http://demos.pgmusic.com/audio/dx/am_radio_di.m4a

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Preset Name: Bouncy Ball Bass

The Bouncy Ball Bass preset starts with a variety of stomp boxes: Chorus, Autowah, Diode Overdrive, and Flanger. The signal is then sent to the SOlid State Bass amp and a 1x15 vintage bass cabinet. The preset's sound is very playful and experimental, delivering enough bass umph while offering something different.

RealTracks example:
521:Bass, Electric, Pop Syncopated Ev 136

demos with amplitube:
http://demos.pgmusic.com/audio/dx/bouncy_ball_bass.wma
http://demos.pgmusic.com/audio/dx/bouncy_ball_bass.m4a

demos, DI versions:
http://demos.pgmusic.com/audio/dx/bouncy_ball_bass_di.wma
http://demos.pgmusic.com/audio/dx/bouncy_ball_bass_di.m4a

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Preset Name: Brain Rattler

The Brain Rattler preset begins with Compressor and Graphic EQ stomp boxes. Next in line is the British Tube Lead 1 amp and a 4x12 closed back vintage cabinet. The signal is captured by a small diaphragm cardioid dynamic mic and sent to a Digital Delay rack unit. The tone is very abrasive and dirty, perfect for an indie rock song.

RealTracks example:
697:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm ElecRockDirty Ev 120

demos with amplitube:
http://demos.pgmusic.com/audio/dx/brain_rattler.wma
http://demos.pgmusic.com/audio/dx/brain_rattler.m4a

demos, DI versions:
http://demos.pgmusic.com/audio/dx/brain_rattler_di.wma
http://demos.pgmusic.com/audio/dx/brain_rattler_di.m4a

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Preset Name: Burning Tubes

The Burning Tubes preset starts with Delay, Diode Overdrive, and Graphic EQ stomp boxes. The signal passes through the Solid State Bass amp and out to a vintage closed back 4x12 cabinet. The signal is picked up by a large diaphragm condenser and a small diaphragm dynamic mic and passed through a parametric EQ rack unit. The result is a heavy, mid EQ distortion that signifies the burning glow of tubes when you crank that gain knob.

RealTracks example:
999:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm HardRockLAFuzzyA-B Ev 12

demos with amplitube:
http://demos.pgmusic.com/audio/dx/burning_tubes.wma
http://demos.pgmusic.com/audio/dx/burning_tubes.m4a

demos, DI versions:
http://demos.pgmusic.com/audio/dx/burning_tubes_di.wma
http://demos.pgmusic.com/audio/dx/burning_tubes_di.m4a

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Preset Name: Chorus Flange Bass

The Chorus Flange Bass preset uses a collection of pedals: Compressor, Flanger, Chorus, and another Compressor in the end of the chain. The tone is sent to the Solid State Bass amp and a 1x15 vintage bass cabinet. The cab is picked up by a small diaphragm dynamic mic and put through a Parametric EQ rack unit. The result is an alternative rock bass tone with a unique and thick sound.

RealTracks example:
1434:Bass, Electric, JazzFunkPoppy Ev16 110

demos with amplitube:
http://demos.pgmusic.com/audio/dx/chorus_flange_bass.wma
http://demos.pgmusic.com/audio/dx/chorus_flange_bass.m4a

demos, DI versions:
http://demos.pgmusic.com/audio/dx/chorus_flange_bass_di.wma
http://demos.pgmusic.com/audio/dx/chorus_flange_bass_di.m4a

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Preset Name: Chorus Scoop Bass

The Chorus Scoop Bass preset begins with three stomp boxes: Compressor, Chorus, and Graphic EQ. The American Tube Clean 1 amp is next in the chain, followed by a vintage 1x15 bass cabinet. The cab is captured by a small diaphragm dynamic mic and processed by a Parametric EQ rack unit. The sound is very scooped yet thick due to the added chorus. Great for funk, R&B, or pop.

RealTracks example:
1009:Bass, Electric, HardRockThrash Ev 085

demos with amplitube:
http://demos.pgmusic.com/audio/dx/chorus_scoop_bass.wma
http://demos.pgmusic.com/audio/dx/chorus_scoop_bass.m4a

demos, DI versions:
http://demos.pgmusic.com/audio/dx/chorus_scoop_bass_di.wma
http://demos.pgmusic.com/audio/dx/chorus_scoop_bass_di.m4a

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Preset Name: Classic Crunch

The Classic Crunch preset skips the stomp boxes and takes the purist approach. The British Tube Lead 1 amp is used with a vintage closed back 4x12 cabinet. This is one of my favourite presets out of the bunch - it sounds great in rock, country, or pop scenarios and acts as the staple classic crunch tone we all know and crave.

RealTracks example:
947:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm MemphisDirtyA-B Sw 190

demos with amplitube:
http://demos.pgmusic.com/audio/dx/classic_crunch.wma
http://demos.pgmusic.com/audio/dx/classic_crunch.m4a

demos, DI versions:
http://demos.pgmusic.com/audio/dx/classic_crunch_di.wma
http://demos.pgmusic.com/audio/dx/classic_crunch_di.m4a

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Preset Name: Clean and Dirty Mix

The Clean and Dirty Mix preset uses the Graphic EQ and Diode Overdrive pedals. The signal is then split and sent to two amps: the American Tube Clean 2 amp (routed through a vintage bass cab with one fifteen inch speaker) and the British Tube Lead 1 amp (routed through a vintage closed back cabinet with two twelve inch speakers). One amp has a very high gain sound while the other uses a cleaner tone. Together, they create a hybrid sound that almost sounds like two guitars playing the same part.

RealTracks example:
1016:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm BluesRockFuzzy Sw 140

demos with amplitube:
http://demos.pgmusic.com/audio/dx/clean_and_dirty_mix.wma
http://demos.pgmusic.com/audio/dx/clean_and_dirty_mix.m4a

demos, DI versions:
http://demos.pgmusic.com/audio/dx/clean_and_dirty_mix_di.wma
http://demos.pgmusic.com/audio/dx/clean_and_dirty_mix_di.m4a
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Andrew
PG Music Inc.

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#233036 - 01/05/14 01:38 AM [Post your own Tips and Tricks here] Re: Band-in-a-Box AmpliTube Demos... [Re: Andrew - PG Music]
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Just don't use any Holds until the DI Holds are fixed.

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