Hello fellow Slutz,
THis is not the sluttiest piece of gear, but could be of good use for practice sessions and as computer/laptop speakers, as these double as a guitar amp.
SoundTech Announces AMP3 – Guitar Amplifier and Computer Music Center
New System Turns PCs, Laptops and MP3 Payers Into Listening, Jamming and Recording Stations
Chicago, IL. - April 11, 2006 - SoundTech Professional Audio, a division of US Music Corporation, announced today the patented AMP3 guitar amplifier and computer music center, a versatile speaker system featuring solid wood construction, an input for iPods, other MP3 players and PCs as well as guitar amplifier features including a built in instrument tuner and DSP (Digital Signal Processing) amplifier modeling effects. With an input to connect an MP3 player, CD player or computer, the SoundTech AMP3 is the perfect solution for musicians who want to jam along with their favorite tracks or easily record their own creations.
The AMP3’s guitar input features four amp sounds - Clean, Hot Tube, Over Drive and High Gain and a tone expander control that changes the sound of a guitar from warm and rich to bright with heavy undertones. The AMP3 includes an extension speaker for a big sound and a headphone jack for quiet “practice sessions.” The AMP3 is powered by the included AC adaptor or a 9V battery for the on-the-go player.
AMP3 customers can easily plug in their MP3 or CD player and listen to their music collection. Should inspiration strike, simply plug in a guitar to the AMP3 guitar input, tune-up with the integrated tuner and jam along using the AMP3 built-in DSP effects. The AMP3 features a line-in and line-out making it a perfect companion for listening to and recording music on a PC or MP3 player.
Today’s PCs enable consumers to collect and enjoy music using applications such as iTunes and Windows Media Player. Consumers can also record, layer and mix original musical creations with applications such as Apple GarageBand and Sony Acid Music Studio. The AMP3 bridges these two worlds by giving users the features and flexibility necessary to play along with songs, record their instruments or just listen to music without having to change set-ups or cables.
“Listening to music on computers and portable audio devices has become part of our everyday lives,” said Larry English, senior vice president of business development at US Music Corp. “Our customers wanted a multipurpose music center that could bridge the gap between listening to their digital music and jamming along with it. The AMP3 does this and more. It’s a perfect tool for creating mash-ups, practicing new riffs or just listening to your favorite music.”
SoundTech AMP3 features:
• Instrument Amp, computer and MP3 speaker combo
• 4 Amp Sounds - Clean, Hot Tube, Over Drive and High Gain
• Integrated instrument tuner
• Connect MP3 player, CD player or computer
• Ability to jam-along with MP3s and computer audio
• Tone/Expander control
• Line-out for easy recording (allows seamless integration with LightSnake)
• Includes extension speaker
• Headphone jack
• AC or DC Portable with 9V Battery
• Includes AC adaptor
• Includes 9V battery for portable use
• Amplifier dimensions: 3 3/16" W x 6 1/16" L x 5 1/4" H
Pricing and Availability
The patented AMP3 Portable Music Station and Guitar Amplifier is available
through Target’s electronics department, Music123.com, Fullcompass.com, Musiciansfriend.com, Sweetwater.com, PCmall.com and other major music retail outlets. It will begin shipping in April 2006 with a suggested retail price of $129.99. For more information on retail availability, please visit http://www.SoundTech.com