NAMM 2007 Highlights: IK Multimedia

For the first time, Jimi´s full amplifier and effects rig has been recreated in software plug-in form. IK Multimedia has launched the Jimi Hendrix Edition of AmpliTube 2 in Anaheim, in collaboration with Authentic Hendrix, the company founded by Al Hendrix and his daughter Janie in order to curate and promote Jimi´s recorded legacy.

Clearly not just Hendrix fans, but anyone interested in recording electric guitars will be itching to hear the sounds on offer, modelled on some of the most sought-after vintage gear. The software works in either standalone form or as an RTAS, AU or VST plug-in, while existing AmpliTube 2 users can upgrade for a reduced fee. Log on to for more.

Chris Vinnicombe worked with us here on the MusicRadar team from the site's initial launch way back in 2007, and also contributed to Guitarist magazine as Features Editor until 2014, as well as Total Guitar magazine, amongst others. These days he can be found at Gibson Guitars, where he is editor-in-chief.