Summer NAMM 2012: Blackstar unveils ID:15 and ID:30 combos

12th Jul 2012 | 06:55

Summer NAMM 2012: Blackstar unveils ID:15 and ID:30 combos
Blackstar ID:30 programmable combo amp
Summer NAMM 2012: Blackstar unveils ID:15 and ID:30 combos
Blackstar ID:15 programmable combo amp

New additions to the programmable ID Series

Following the launch of their groundbreaking new ID Series of innovative programmable amplifiers, Blackstar are introducing two new, smaller Wattage models-ID:15 and ID:30.

In the five years since its launch, Blackstar has led the way in the innovation of guitar amplification. The ID Series represents the culmination of more than seven years technical research and development. These amps have an intuitive control set like a traditional amp, but have the versatility of programmability. The unique controls allow guitarists to custom design their own sound, store it and then have the confidence that the amp will perform in a live environment.

The ID:15 and ID:30 boast many of the same unique features and functionality as the larger ID models but in a compact combo format.

Blackstar's patent-applied-for True Valve Power offers six distinctly different power valve responses – EL84, 6V6, EL34, KT66, 6L6, KT88. When engaged it delivers the response, dynamics, sag and break up characteristics of a valve amp and uniquely delivers the same acoustic power output as an equivalent valve power amp. This means that for the first time ever, in an affordable series of amplifiers, these products deliver live without compromise – True Valve Power means Loud as valveTM.

The Voice control has six different channels – Clean Warm, Clean Bright, Crunch, Super Crunch, OD 1, OD 2. When used together with Blackstar's patented ISF control you can get the exact tone you're thinking of.

The effects section delivers studio quality modulation, delay and reverb effects simultaneously that you can store with your sound.

Deep editing and storing of patches is simple using the free Blackstar Insider GUI software. Patches can be shared, uploaded and downloaded via the online community. The USB connector also allows you to record your amp directly to your computer.

An emulated output, MP3/line input and footswitching complete the package.

By using the unique Voice control, the patented ISF and patent-applied-for True Valve Power, these amplifiers allow unparalleled flexibility and ease of use, enabling you to in effect, design the sound in your head and deliver it live as Loud as valveTM. Individuality is power!

Specification:

  • Programmable combos
  • True Valve Power – LOUD as ValveTM
  • Voice – select from 6 classic channels (EL84, 6V6, EL34, KT66, 6L6, KT88)
  • EQ with patented ISF
  • 128 user storable patches
  • USB connectivity – easily edit and record
  • Free Insider software for deep editing
  • Built-in tuner
  • Revolutionary tone


Information taken from official press release, for more visit Blackstar Amplification


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