IK Multimedia

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IK Multimedia
Industry Music Technology
Computer hardware
Computer software
Consumer electronics
Digital distribution
Founders Enrico Iori
Davide Barbi
Headquarters Modena, Italy, U.S., U.K. & Asia[1]
Area served
Number of employees
Website www.ikmultimedia.com

IK Multimedia is an international music technology company directly operating in the US, UK, Japan and Italy.[2] Founded in Modena, Italy in 1996,[4] it now operates worldwide with offices in Italy, the US and the UK. The company's best known for products made for music production, creation, live performance and has also expanded to various music segments.[5] The most notable in recent years are their apps and accessories for Apple's iOS platform using Apple's iPhone,[6] iPod Touch and iPad.

Company history[edit]

IK released its first product GrooveMaker, a loop-remixing software package, in 1998. 1999 saw the release of T-RackS, an analog-modelled desktop mastering solution. SampleTank, a multi-timbral, sample-based virtual instrument workstation plug-in, was released in 2001.[citation needed]

AmpliTube, a guitar amp and fx plug-in modelling the entire rig for all platforms, is released in 2002. A new version of SampleTank was released, including a resampling engine enabling the user to independently modify the time/pitch/formant parameters of the sound samples. In 2004, IK Multimedia released Amplitube Live and Amplitube LE.[7]


  1. ^ "IK Multimedia. Musicians First". Ikmultimedia.com. Retrieved 2013-11-12. 
  2. ^ a b IK Multimedia Production. "IK Multimedia. Musicians First". Ikmultimedia.com. Retrieved 2013-11-12. 
  3. ^ "IK Multimedia". IK Multimedia. Retrieved 2013-11-12. 
  4. ^ "KVR:". Kvraudio.com. Retrieved 2013-11-12. 
  5. ^ "iLounge's 2012 CES Best of Show Awards: iPod, iPhone, iPad + Mac". iLounge Article. 2012-01-11. Retrieved 2013-11-12. 
  6. ^ "Jam out on your iPhone - Video - Technology". Money.cnn.com. Retrieved 2013-11-12. 
  7. ^ "Amplitube Live and Amplitube LE Review at Guitarhoo!". Guitarhoo!. Guitarhoo.com. January 9, 2005. Retrieved April 16, 2014. 

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