Channel some of shred’s most iconic guitar tones with AmpliTube Joe Satriani

IK Multimedia has now officially released the long-awaited AmpliTube Joe Satriani, which packages the shred lord’s most iconic tones into a plugin and app for Mac/PC, iPhone and iPad.

AmpliTube Joe Satriani features five pedals and three guitar amps with matching cabinets, created to Satch’s exacting specifications using IK’s Dynamic Interaction Modeling.

IK Multimedia AmpliTube Joe Satriani

(Image credit: IK Multimedia)

Those models include:

  • Satch VM, modelled after Satriani's Marshall JVM410HJS signature head
  • SJ50, modelled after a ’93 Peavey 5150
  • Boston 100, an expanded version of the ’82 Scholz Rockman model with stereo mode and cabinet modelling
  • Satch Wah - modelled after a Vox BBW Wah
  • Satch Dist - modelled after an early ’80s, Japanese-made Boss DS-1
  • Satch Overdrive - modelled after an early ’80s, Japanese-made Boss OD-1
  • Tube Overdrive - modelled after a mid-’80s Chandler Tube Driver
  • Satch Octave - modelled after an Ultimate Octave

There are also song presets spanning Satch’s entire discography, from 1987’s landmark Surfing with the Alien, right up to this year’s Shapeshifting.

Satriani joins the likes of Brian May, Dimebag Darrell and Slash in IK Multimedia’s roster of signature artists.

AmpliTube Joe Satriani is available now for $99 on Mac/PC, while the Joe Satriani Collection for iPhone and iPad costs $24.99 via the AmpliTube CS app.

Head over to IK Multimedia for more info.

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Michael Astley-Brown

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of, in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism, and over a decade's experience writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as 20 years of recording and live experience in original and function bands. During his career, he has interviewed the likes of John Frusciante, Chris Cornell, Tom Morello, Matt Bellamy, Kirk Hammett, Jerry Cantrell, Joe Satriani, Tom DeLonge, Ed O'Brien, Polyphia, Yvette Young and many more. In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe.