IK Multimedia (http://www.ikmultimedia.com) has released StealthPlug CS and StealthPedal CS “Custom Shop” systems. These packages provide players with an audio interface for their computer (a way to hook up an instrument to their computer) and the Guitar & Bass tone shaping software system: AmpliTube Custom Shop.  

Now players can practice, play and record anywhere, any time with their laptops, according to the folks at IK Multimedia. The core of the Custom Shop package is the AmpliTube Custom Shop software, IK’s tone software that allows players to build virtual guitar rigs one piece at a time.

It comes complete with 24 pieces of gear, a digital chromatic tuner and two guitar/bass signal chains for mono and/or stereo operation. The AmpliTube Custom Shop is based upon AmpliTube 3, the guitar/bass tone software.

The US$99.99 StealthPlug CS features the StealthPlug quarter-inch-to-USB cable interface, and the new AmpliTube Custom Shop software plus 50 gear credits to use in the AmpliTube Custom Shop online store.

The StealthPlug Audio interface cable is an audio interface cable that plugs your guitar right into your computer.  It’s a 9-foot cable with a quarter-inch instrument jack on one end, an inline analog to digital converter with volume controls and a headphone jack, and a USB plug on the other end.

The $229.99 StealthPedal serves two purposes:  getting your guitar signal to and from your laptop, and controlling software knobs from the floor while you play.  It features operational sample rates up to 96kHz and “smart jacks” that will auto-detect and adjust for different types of instrument inputs.