IK Multimedia AmpliTube TONEX Pedal Amp Modeling Pedal

Expand your tonal horizons with IK Multimedia's TONEX pedal! Choose from a library of amp and effects sounds, or use the included software to model your own.

TONEX Pedal lets you store and play thousands of the world's most sought-after amps, cabs and pedals -- or your own gear, modeled in minutes.

IK's groundbreaking AI Machine Modeling technology uses a combination of a deep neural network and real guitar signals to capture every nuance of guitar and bass gear. Choose from a library of thousands of rare, one-of-a-kind amps and rigs, or use the included TONEX software to literally model your own gear at home on your computer.

Access your favorite Tone Models not only from the TONEX Pedal, but also from the free TONEX software and free TONEX iOS app. TONEX Pedal includes 480 Premium Tone Models of your choice plus unlimited access to free user Tone Models, for a limitless supply of sonic inspiration.

In addition to groundbreaking technology, TONEX Pedal gives you the tools you need to shape your sound live on stage:
- AMP / RIG: load up to 300 separate Tone Models to use any time. You can load any combination of pedal, amp and whole-rig models.
- VIR CABINET: use IK's award-winning multiple impulse response VIR cabinet and mic simulation to pick the perfect cab for any situation.
- IR LOADER: load any custom IR you like to explore combinations of Tone Models and your own impulse responses.
- EFFECTS: TONEX Pedal provides an advanced noise gate, analog-modeled EQ and compressor, and stereo reverb derived from IK's award-winning AmpliTube X-TIME pedal.

And you can save up to 300 presets, organized within 100 banks of 3 preset read more slots each, giving you endless tones from a single portable rig.

Designed and crafted in Italy, TONEX Pedal features a rugged aluminum chassis for reliable performance. And 24-bit, 192 kHz processing, massively wide 5 Hz - 24 kHz response, and a whisper-quiet 123 dB noise floor, ensures your instrument's tone is as good as you've ever heard it even before it hits TONEX's incredible modeling.

Use the included TONEX software not only to model your rig, but also as a standalone or a plug-in integrated with your DAW to enjoy the exact same tone you use live in your studio productions.

Plus TONEX Pedal also doubles as a 24 bit/96 kHz USB audio interface, so you don't need any other gear to plug into your studio, choose your tone and rock out.

Features:

- Load and play ultra-realistic Tone Models of amps, cabs and pedals
- Uses breakthrough AI Machine Modeling and real guitar signals for incredible results
- Model amps, distortion, overdrive, fuzz, booster and EQ pedals
- Exclusive VIR multi-IR cabinets and custom IR Loader, noise gate, EQ, compressor and stereo reverb
- Unlimited expandability with free downloads from ToneNET
- TONEX librarian for preset transfer/organization

TONEX 1.5: Free Software Update

IK Multimedia TONEX 1.5 is a major update to IK's software based on powerful AI Machine Modeling technology that lets users model their own rig and play, practice and record with over 23,000 ultra-realistic Tone Models of amps and pedals already available on ToneNET.

This free update for all versions of TONEX is loaded with time-saving new features, many based on user feedback, to help browse and find the right tones faster and stay in the creative zone longer. It also includes 15 new Premium Tone Models for paid versions of TONEX (SE, Full and MAX).

TONEX 1.5 New Features:
- Improved Tone Model filtering and searching with a dedicated sidebar
- User folders can now be created to organize Tone Models and presets
- New Card view displays more Tone Models in a single window
- Rescale and smart resize let users zoom in or show more content
- Amp and Cab section now streamlined to mix and match Tone Models
- Deeper ToneNET integration for a seamless and expanded experience
- New Collections section to demo and purchase Premium Tone Models
- Librarian adds new filters for easy search and transfer to TONEX pedal
- 15 new Premium Tone Models covering clean to high-gain amps

Intuitive Sidebar Navigation
TONEX 1.5 adds a comprehensive sidebar section with intuitive filters and folders, for quickly searching and organizing Tone Models and presets. Between the "Tone Model" and "Preset" modes, the new sidebar streamlines the workflow by keeping all essential search functions accessible in one easy-to-navigate area.

Customizable User Folders
Organizing Tone Models and presets is easier in TONEX 1.5 with the addition of custom user folders. Users can organize and create as many folders as they like, and manage Tone Models or presets by simply dragging and dropping them into place. Custom folders for amp type, pedals, songs or sets are just some of the ways users can now quickly organize Tone Models to suit their needs and workflow.

Enhanced View Options
A new Card view offers a second way to display Tone Models and presets. Whether users want to see more Tone Models at once with the Card view or prefer to see more details via the List view, both options offer direct access to essential actions via new mouseover macros. TONEX 1.5 also lets users expand the relative size of the List or Card views within the application, and rescale the entire graphic interface to optimize the window's use of space.

Refined Amp and Cab Section
The Amp and Cab section now offers drag-and-drop functionality for quickly trying out different Tone Models, which can be moved directly into the Amp or Cab cells to replace what's there and try out new sounds. Optional "locks" keep either the amp or cab fixed so users may explore other tone possibilities, comparing how an amp sounds with different cabs or vice versa. TONEX 1.5 also adds bulk import for IRs and a new window to quickly integrate and manage all user and 3rd-party impulse responses within TONEX.

Deeper ToneNET Integration
TONEX 1.5 adds a dedicated section for Tone Partner and Signature Collections. These Premium collections can be easily accessed in the redesigned "Collection" section of TONEX with the ability to use the newly introduced filtering options of the sidebar. Users can sort collections by version, signature, or by a specific Tone Partner, with Quick filters to further refine the search. Play audio samples, try demos and make purchases, all within the "Collection" view.

New Filters for TONEX Pedal
Prepping for gigs is quicker now too thanks to the updated "Library" section that takes full advantage of the new filtering options to sort and organize Tone Models for transfer to TONEX Pedal. Users can apply any of the new filters or select from their user folders to move Tone Models directly to the pedal for their next show.

Bonus Premium Tone Models
To reward all, TONEX 1.5 also includes 15 new Premium Tone Models for paid versions of TONEX (SE, Full and MAX) featuring a wide selection of clean and high-gain tones, perfect for studio and stage. These Tone Models are based on sought-after amps from IK's vault such as a Bogner Shiva, Hiwatt DR103, Orange OR120, ENGL Powerball and more.

Pricing and Availability
TONEX 1.5 is a free update available via the IK Product Manager for all new and existing users of TONEX including the free version, TONEX CS. Owners of any paid version of TONEX (SE, Full, MAX) will also receive 15 new Premium Tone Models in a variety of styles by clicking "Restore Purchases" within the updated app.
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Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 3 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 8 x 8 x 4 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): XG-PEDAL-TONEX-IN
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Shipping Weight: 3 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 8 x 8 x 4 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): XG-PEDAL-TONEX-IN
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Shipping Weight: 3 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 8 x 8 x 4 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): XG-PEDAL-TONEX-IN

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Web: https://www.ikmultimedia.com/contact-support/

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 4 out of 5 stars. (4 ratings)
Submitted June 14, 2023 by a customer from gmail.com

"An amazing product with a few drawbacks"

Overall: 4 out of 5 stars
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This pedal has kind of taken over the guitar world by storm and honestly the hype is justified. It sounds REALLY good but there are a few drawbacks that make using it a somewhat frustrating experience and like any modeler or new piece of kit there are some learning curves you need to be aware of before buying. Firstly if you are buying this to capture amps you are kind of not getting the full package unless you already have a reamp solution, you’ll need an interface and reamp box to accomplish that though it can be done with those items and the included software.I was somehow under the impression that the pedal alone with its ins and outs could get that job done, no Biggy as I don’t have many amps but a friend does. The amp does not have any onboard effects so it will not replace a helix or another multi FX and can actually benefit from being paired with a similar unit. It has built in overdrives on some patches, pre and post Compression, built in noise gates, reverb, and built in EQ. This covers a lot of ground truthfully but time based effects aren’t to be found. Think of this pedal as the core of your sound and add your favorite pedals after or slap on a plug-in of your choosing. The editing software and Tonex plugin are really confusing to use. It repeatedly tells me my Tonex has an error connecting and then it just connects? The software is split into three functions none of which are clearly explained. Player - connect to via Interface mode on the pedal or another read more audio interface to browse and tweak tones/presets Modeler- use interface and reamp box sold separately to capture existing pedals/amps (no time based effect capture allowed, also doesn’t really capture fuzz well.)Librarian - update and re-arrange the amp models on the pedal itself. Add new ones, swap orders/banks etc. Upon initial load I thought that my pedal would just seamlessly connect to the player portion and allow me to tweak amp parameters with the knobs of the pedal. It does not. The only way to use this section is to switch the pedal to interface mode by tapping the model knob, going to global settings>operation>interface mode and once enabled selecting usb out>Dual from here your signal is split between the pedal’s patch to tone on input 1 and a dry signal on 2.From there you want to set your input to 2 on the audio driver settings. NOW You can browse presets to your hearts content and save them to your folder. Once you tweak to your liking you go to the librarian tab and drag/drop to the preset slot of your choosing. I didn’t find any FAQ that covered this on the manufacturers site and only a few YouTube videos that showcased this. The bulk of it was figuring it out on my own and struggling a bit. I don’t think alot of users will have the patience to do the same and may get frustrated. In regards to actual amp tweaking and downloading tone sets I again ran into issues, it would say tone net was not connected despite being signed in via my browser. I had to completely reset my account and sign back into both the ik account, tone net and the license manager. Finally tone sets themself are kind of finnicky, user tones vary alot as expected. I got the best results by swapping Cab models and adding my own IR’s to the amp models I downloaded. That made all difference and gave me some tones I am really really happy with. All in all I love this unit and the sounds I am getting. Just expect to have to put in some time to learn and if you want to make your own captures make sure to get either the capture version or a different reamp solution. I’ll be picking up a walrus audio reamp box in the future to capture some amps/pedals. I also plan on getting an HX stomp or the Helix Native plug-in to handle all the delays and other effects I’d like to use with it.

Sound
Phenomenal tone and variety of patches can be achieved via this pedal and the editor. I’ve set up some lovely 5150 patches, VH4, ENGL Fireball, and A Framus Cobra that I really really like along with a 57 bass man clean that has me playing in styles I normally wouldn’t. I’ve lost myself in playing again and I think that’s a testament to how good the amps sound when dialed in correctly.

Features
The knobs and editing on the pedal makes a lot of sense though requires a little muscle memory at first. The controls are simple on the face of the pedal and mirror what you’d find on most amps. I really appreciate how the pedal itself can be used to keep you out of Menus and focused on playing. The software is difficult to use and doesn’t function as you’d expect. I thought there’d be more of a direct sync between the pedal and software and was disappointed that it doesn’t really function this way. Adding impulse responses to the library also didn’t allow for multiple for some reason. I had to manually click through folders one by one instead of dragging and dropping a folders

Ease of Use
Once you learn how to edit on the pedal and how the software works there’s alot of great tones to be had. I didn’t really mess with too much of the presets as I am a high gain guy and wanted a good 5150 patch to be my home bank. Bank 1 had an 800 I was less than thrilled with but if you spend time dialing in it the can and EQ you can get a wide variety of amazing sounds.

Quality
Seems sturdy and made of mostly medal. The sides glow which is a nice touch and the screen is somewhat easy to read. I would have preferred a better display for a little extra but it’s serviceable.

Value
Absolutely worth the price. The standalone ToneX Max software is 299.99 which is included. Obvi they did this to encourage the pedal and I’m really happy with the sounds it provides. I think this will be a really great solution for a lot of players that have been chasing a specific amp sound but are put off by the price and downsides of having a high wattage tube amp (volume, weight, maintenance).

Manufacturer Support
I have not had to reach out to IK directly but I’ve noticed their FAQ and support page has no mention of the ToneX whatsoever. The manual covers a lot but didn’t showcase the software well in my opinion. I feel as a whole they could spend more time investing in building out a better UI for the ToneX software and code it to automatically switch modes or guide people through their first time using the program a little better.

The Wow Factor
It’s a sub $500 pedal that provides you with inspiring and realistic amp sounds. This is something that’s been out of reach in the industry without paying 1k for a stripped down version of a 2-3k unit that the pros use.

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