For immediate release
IK Multimedia introduces Dimebag Darrell
CFH Collection for AmpliTube
Collection features models of the gear used on
Pantera's classic album, Cowboys From Hell
18, 2018 - IK Multimedia announces the Dimebag
Darrell CFH Collection for AmpliTube. This
new collection features models of the exact gear used by
"Dimebag" Darrell Lance Abbott on Pantera's
groundbreaking album, Cowboys From Hell. Mac/PC users
can enjoy nine brand new models including two amps, two
cabinets and five stompboxes.
Dimebag is considered one of the most influential
guitarists of all time and a legendary, genre defining
musician. IK Multimedia worked with Dime's long-time
guitar tech and right hand man, Grady Champion, to
precisely model all of Dime's guitar tones from the
album utilizing all the personal guitar effects,
amplifiers and cabinets he used while recording Cowboys
From Hell. Available in a convenient desktop app and DAW
plug-in, guitarists can now play and record using the
same gear and settings Dime did.
Inside the Dimebag Darrell CFH Collection
The collection features models that precisely mirror the
rig Dime used to record Cowboys From Hell. This includes
a meticulously modelled reproduction of the highly
coveted Randall® RG 100ES Amplifier, a completely
re-modelled 1986 Roland® JC-120 stereo combo amp, and
all the pedals Dime used.
Six-band graphic EQ based on a unit by MXR®; used to
shape and boost sound before the amp.
Three-Band Parametric EQ based on the Furman® PQ-3;
offers great flexibility for sound shaping.
Based on an MXR® Flanger Doubler, offering two
effects in one. Primarily used by Dime in "doubler
mode" to thicken in his overall tone.
Based on the Dunlop® Cry Baby® GCB95. Modelled with
precise attention to Dime's lead tones.
Fast and very responsive; based on the Rocktron®
Hush IIB model.
From Hell 100
Modelled to meticulously mirror the highly coveted
Randall® RG 100ES solid-state, 120 watt amplifier.
The sound and tone of this amp became famous when
Dime started using it in the early Pantera days.
Based on the 1986 Roland JC120®, this stereo amp was
used on the song Cemetery Gates. Fine-tuned to
match the exact tone heard on the album.
From Hell 412
Based on the Randall® 412JB; the perfect companion
to the Darrell From Hell 100 amplifier.
The stereo cabinet section of the Roland JC120®
combo that features 2x12-inch speakers.
the Dimebag Darrell CFH Collection, IK Multimedia used
their latest Dynamic Interaction Modeling™
to deliver the highest level of ultra-realistic sound
when modelling Dime's gear. The product of 20 years'
experience modelling analog gear, DIM™ models the
behaviour of every single component in the circuit
right down to its smallest nuance and character. Then
it models the interactions and influence that each
component has within the system of the circuit and all
of the variables that affect it.
Applied to Dime's rig, the result is crushingly heavy
riffs and ferocious leads, with the same sound and
feel comparable to the real gear.
master of tone
"Dime's tone was so unique…you automatically knew it was
him as soon as he strapped on his guitar and hit that
first note," recalls Grady Champion - friend and guitar
technician for Dimebag Darrell. "What a lucky guy I was
to know him. He was my friend first and took me on a
ride I'll never forget. I owe him everything. I am very
fortunate to be included in this project and help create
the Dimebag Darrell Cowboys From Hell version of
AmpliTube. Can't wait for you all to hear it."
Pantera bandmate Philip Anselmo adds, "Dime was as
brutally hilarious as was his playing lethal. During
extreme writing sessions, it was his sense of humour
that made the intensity of those moments that much more
endurable. Like Vince, Dime was a perfectionist in the
studio and in a live setting, so his comedic styling
benefitted all involved - the band, crew & audience.
He was one in a zillion and his methodology lives on
with every studio endeavour or tour I do. Bless his
About AmpliTube guitar and bass tone studio
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Options, Pricing and availability
The Dimebag Darrell CFH Collection runs inside AmpliTube
Custom Shop, a free download available to all. The
Collection is now available for pre-order via IK's
online store, inside the Custom Shop, or from IK
authorised retailers for a special introductory price of
$/€79.99*. The Collection will commence shipping during
November after which it can be purchased for the regular
price of $/€99.99*.
No previous purchase of AmpliTube is required.
Individual models can also be purchased à la carte. The
new collection will show up as an optional purchase for
* Prices excluding taxes
For more information about the Dimebag Darrell CFH
Collection for AmpliTube, please visit:
International PR Manager
IK Multimedia. Musicians
T: +39 059 285496 | www.ikmultimedia.com
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