Sunrise, FL (March 17, 2017)—IK Multimedia has announced its Fulltone Collection for AmpliTube for Mac/PC, based on the creations of guitarist Michael Fuller who founded Fulltone in 1991 to build very rugged, reliable and vintage-inspired stompboxes. These recreations of three select Fulltone effects—TERC, SSTE and OCD—are designed specifically for AmpliTube on Mac or PC platforms.
Recreated by Fulltone and based on the rare Dyno My Piano unit (also sold under monikers of Songbird or Dytronics), TERC delivers lush, expensive-sounding, huge and elegant “tri-stereo” chorusing. Its preset MODE, when engaged, “creates an evolving, wavy modulation effect that is one of the most popular features of the original unit,” explains IK promotional materials. Manual mode allows experimentation with different degrees of intensity and modulation for the left, right and central channels.
Interestingly, when TERC’s modulation circuit is bypassed (by disengaging the Manual and Preset Mode) the state of non-modulation is reached in a gradual manner, creating a very subtle effect, reminiscent of the slowing down rotors of a Leslie.
SSTE, or Solid State Tape Echo, was conceived to capture the essence, analog saturation and harmonic character of the original Echoplex EP-3 vintage unit, but without its drawbacks (such as noise and hum-producing low-quality tape heads). Now in virtual rack format, the SSTE gains a convenient bpm sync function. SSTE users can produce interesting wobbling effects by moving the virtual tape ahead, or daisy-chain more SSTEs, each one set to a different time value and tape speed, for unique results.
Finally, the OCD overdrive pedal emulation adds grit, punch and a modern aesthetic with similar touch sensitivity, warmth and complex harmonics that users may receive from a high quality tube amp.
Five Fulltone modules are available, including tuner, configurable stomp pedal board, amp head, cabinet+mic and rack effects. It is expandable with more gear models via IK’s AmpliTube Custom Shop.