IK Multimedia AmpliTube X-Time review

AmpliTube arrives for your pedalboard – this all-purpose delay lives up to the hype and then some

IK Multimedia AmpliTube X-Time
(Image: © Future / Phil Barker)

Guitar World Verdict

A highly programmable delay pedal with easy onstage access and tap tempo. A worthy competitor to other stalwarts of the genre.


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    Excellent range of sounds.

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    Superb tape echo emulation.

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    Presets easily recalled.

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    Can function as an audio interface.


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    Some other multi-function pedals offer more delay types.

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The maker of the long-established AmpliTube guitar amp and effects emulation software has introduced a series of four X-Gear pedals. There’s one each for modulation, reverb and delay – the latter of which we are looking at here – and another, the X-Drive, for drive, distortion, fuzz and so on. 

The X-Time has the same three-footswitch form factor with mono and stereo connectivity and full MIDI implementation. There are 16 algorithms and up to 300 storable presets that can be managed with the included librarian app and used in AmpliTube 5. 

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Trevor Curwen

Trevor Curwen has played guitar for several decades – he's also mimed it on the UK's Top of the Pops. Much of his working life, though, has been spent behind the mixing desk, during which time he has built up a solid collection of the guitars, amps and pedals needed to cover just about any studio session. He writes pedal reviews for Guitarist and has contributed to Total Guitar, MusicRadar and Future Music among others.