NAMM 2020: Go surfing with the alien with IK Multimedia's new AmpliTube Joe Satriani

(Image credit: courtesy of IK Multimedia)

NAMM 2020: Last month, IK Multimedia confirmed that its long-rumored AmpliTube Joe Satriani would be arriving the following month. Plus, in an even more awesome twist, the company also announced that it would be giving fans the opportunity to help choose the gear that would be featured in the collection.

Now, the wait is finally over. Featuring those aforementioned fan choices, and precise models of Satriani's amps and pedals - created alongside the man himself - AmpliTube Joe Satriani will be available next month for Mac/PC, iPhone and iPad.

Available as a desktop app and plug-in for any DAW, the AmpliTube Joe Satriani features a total of five stompboxes and three amps.

(Image credit: IK Multimedia)

The pedals on hand are the Satch Wah - which is modeled after a Vox BBW Wah; the Satch Dist - which molds itself after an early ‘80s Japanese-made BOSS DS-1; the Satch Overdrive - which takes after an early ‘80s Japanese-made BOSS OD-1; the Tube Overdrive - based on the mid-80s Chandler Tube Driver; and, finally, the Satch Octave - modeled after a Fulltone Ultimate Octave.

On the amp front, there's the Satch VM, based on Satriani’s Marshall JVM410HJS signature head; the SJ50, modeled after a ‘93 Peavey 5150, both with matching cabinets; and the Boston 100, an expanded version of the ’82 Scholz Rockman model with a stereo mode and cabinet modeling.

AmpliTube Joe Satriani also features song presets covering Satch's entire discography.

For Mac and PC users, AmpliTube Joe Satriani runs inside the AmpliTube Custom Shop, which is available itself as a free download. The new models will be released in February as a bundle from within the Custom Shop, the IK Multimedia online store and dealers for $/€99.99, and are now available for pre-order.

For iPhone and iPad users, AmpliTube Joe Satriani will be available via in-app purchase from within AmpliTube CS for iPhone or iPad for $24.99. Individual models may also be purchased on their own.

For more, stop by IK Multimedia.

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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.