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Hear all 16 models from the new IK Multimedia AmpliTube X-Drive distortion pedal in action

The reputation of AmpliTube 5 (opens in new tab) carries a lot of weight, so when IK Multimedia announced a series of four X-Gear effects pedals (opens in new tab) using its modelling power, they automatically became one of 2021's key gear releases. And now we can finally hear a full demo of one ahead of release; the X-Drive distortion pedal (opens in new tab).

With 16 different AmpliTube 5 drive algorithms there's a wide range here and the demo above goes through them all. From Modern to Metal, Crunch and 'Fuzzace' and all destinations between. 

The X-Gear pedals are designed for standalone use but will seamlessly save and export your sounds to and from AmpliTube 5 to bring the stage and home studio closer together. The SE version of the acclaimed guitar modelling software (opens in new tab) is included too. 

The series will also feature the X-Space Reverb, X-Time Delay and X-Vibe Modulation. The Reverb and Delay units feature algorithms that have been especially designed for the X-Gear series too. 

The X-Gear pedals are available to preorder (releases date is 'soon') now at €299.99, but the IK Multimedia store is offer the chance to save €100 if you order two for €499.99, or save €150 if you order three at €749.99. Order all four at €999.99 and you can save €200.

Find out more at IK Multimedia (opens in new tab).

Rob Laing
Rob Laing

I'm the Guitars Editor for MusicRadar, handling news, reviews, features, tuition, advice for the strings side of the site and everything in between. Before MusicRadar I worked on guitar magazines for 15 years, including Editor of Total Guitar. I've currently set aside any pipe dreams of getting anywhere with my own songs and I am enjoying playing covers in function bands.