Virtual versions of IK Multimedia's X-Gear pedals can now be demoed for free in AmpliTube 5

IK Multimedia's X-Gear pedals run in the company's AmpliTube 5 software
(Image credit: IK Multimedia)

Back in July, IK Multimedia – known best for its AmpliTube modeling software – announced its first line of hardware guitar effects, the X-Gear pedal range.

Comprised of the X-Drive (overdrive), X-Time (delay), X-Space (reverb) and X-Vibe (modulation) pedals, each of the units boasts 16 different effects, drawn from the most popular AmpliTube models. 

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Jackson Maxwell

Jackson is an Associate Editor at He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.