Brian May Introduces The AmpliTube That Enables Anybody To Sound Like Him

Queen lead guitarist Brian May shared a post on his official Instagram page announcing a brand new version of AmpliTube in collaboration with himself that allows users to sound like May should they use the ‘Brian May Collection.’

As many of you might already know, AmpliTube is a tone studio for your PC or Macbook that works as an application and recreates the entire guitar/bass signal chain from instrument to a recording device, and does so in a very realistic way thanks to their hyper-realistic models of gear.

Recently, Brian May shared a post on his official Instagram page announcing that he has collaborated with IK Multimedia in order to create a special edition of AmpliTube that is going to give the opportunity to his fans to sound like him whenever they try out the ‘Brian May Collection.’

In addition to this, May also stated that his version of AmpliTube includes both live rig and studio recording setup, unique pedals that he holds dear, along with many other signature aspects of his iconic sound and he checked every single asset himself at the end.

Here is what May said:

“OK !!! This amazing device has been in development for a long time. Basically, this enables anybody in lockdown at home to sound like me! Well, why should I keep any secrets? !! 😊 I’m gonna write more about it later – but for anyone who’s interested, here’s the gen !!! 💥💥💥💥. AmpliTube Brian May – Key Points

• AmpliTube Brian May was created by leading Italian music technology experts, IK Multimedia.

• In AmpliTube, IK has fully modeled every aspect of Brian’s gear chain – both his live rig and his studio recording setup.

• An essential ingredient in Brian’s sound is his Red Special guitar. For those not lucky enough to have one of these, IK has included a unique pedal in the software which converts your guitar to emulate its sound. Even down to the six pickup selection and phase switches.

• The software includes dozens of song presets covering all of Brian’s key sounds. These were painstakingly created by guitar specialist Jamie Humphries, and fine-tuned with the help of Brian himself.

• If you want to achieve the exact guitar sound from ‘We Will Rock You’, the solos from ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’, the soaring beauty of ‘Bijou’, or the harmonies of ‘God Save the Queen’, AmpliTube Brian May will do all of this for you.”

He added:

“• The gear items modeled in the software include:
The famous ‘Deacy’ amp, with battery power control
– Vox AC30 amplifiers, in a triple configuration
– Treble booster pedal (based on KAT model)
– Phaser pedal (based on fOXX pedal)
– Chorus pedal (based on Boss CE-1)
– Wah pedal (based on Dunlop Cry Baby)

• AmpliTube Brian May is available for Mac and Windows computers and for Apple iPhone/iPad

• The AmpliTube software was recently updated to version 5 and every gear item was updated to give even more accurate realism. Even speaker cones were resampled using a special robot device that takes up to 600 measurements around the speaker to even more accurately reflect the physics of microphones positioned around the cabinet.

• Check out the IK website for full details: www.ikmultimedia.com/brianmay

(any questions, drop me a line at paul@ikmultimedia.com, or call 01223 234414)”

You can see the Instagram post here.