Blackstar launch revolutionary ID Series | Guitar Interactive Magazine

Published 12 years ago on March 22, 2012

By Guitar Interactive Magazine

Blackstar are proud to announce the launch of theirgroundbreaking new ID Series of innovative programmableamplifiers.

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

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

The Voice control has six different channels - Clean Warm, CleanBright, Crunch, Super Crunch, OD 1, OD 2. When used together withBlackstar's patented ISF control you can get the exact tone you'rethinking of.

The effects section delivers studio quality modulation, delay andreverb effects simultaneously that you can store with yoursound.

Deep editing and storing of patches is simple using the suppliedBlackstar GUI software. Patches can be shared, uploaded anddownloaded via the online community. The USB connector also allowsyou to record your amp directly to your computer.

An emulated output, MP3/line input and midi footswitching completethe package.

By using the unique Voice control, the patented ISF andpatent-applied-for True Valve Power, these amplifiers allowunparalleled flexibility and ease of use, enabling you to ineffect, design the sound in your head and deliver it live as Loudas valve. Individuality is power!


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


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