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The hunt for Amplitube VST: A Mac OS 9 Odissey
« on: December 13, 2019, 01:46:05 PM »
I donīt know if this is the correct place for this. If not, Moderators please feel free to move it to another sub forum or delete it completely.
English is not my mother language so i apologize for any mistake.

Iīve been searching for an amp simulator to use in Nuendo / Cubase for a week or so, with no luck. My best bet was to find installers for Steinberg Warp or Amplitube 1.0 in VST format. Neither of both are available here, and i wasnīt able to find them anywhere on the web, and believe me, i have searched A LOT. So, i decided to ask IK Multimedia (the makers of Amplitube) for a demo. IK Multimedia products of that era are very easy to crack, I have a keygen for them that always works fine.

To my surprise, they told me they DONīT HAVE THE PLUGIN ANYMORE, that it is too old. How can be possible that a sofware house doesnīt keep a backup of their own products? I mean, of ALL their own products? Their argument of the plugin being too old was clearly bs, so i insisted. I told them i would buy the product if i liked it. So, magically, they found an installer for Amplitube 1.3 and sent a download link to me. My disappointment was high when i downloaded it only to found out it was the OSX version. So i wrote them again, explaining the difference between OS 9 and OS X, gave them a little history lesson, and adviced them to look for a .sit file, not a .dmg. I even told them that the two verions were contemporary. I knew more of IK Multimedia that their own employeers. Absurd.

Long story short, they told me again that they just donīt have the plugin anymore.

What do you think guys?



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Re: The hunt for Amplitube VST: A Mac OS 9 Odissey
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2019, 02:25:03 PM »
they should both be here.

why nobody sells software anymore for a 20 years old OS? i dont know, but i guess that it is not very economical to give support for something which covers maybe 0,1% of the market.

the last classic OS audio software releases iīve seen were barbabatch (around 2004), some plug-in which i dont remeber now (around 2005) and Csound 5 (around 2007)

currently pianoteq is one of the two last products for OSX for PPC, which saw an update in 2019.
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Re: The hunt for Amplitube VST: A Mac OS 9 Odissey
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2019, 02:30:28 PM »
So i wrote them again, explaining the difference between OS 9 and OS X

lol, thatīs how i know these guys since their first product, when i met them at the pro light and sound exhibition in germany. you rather talk to a slice of bread. :D
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Re: The hunt for Amplitube VST: A Mac OS 9 Odissey
« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2019, 02:33:11 PM »
they should both be here.

They are not. Or iīm too dumb to find them.

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Re: The hunt for Amplitube VST: A Mac OS 9 Odissey
« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2019, 02:34:55 PM »

lol, thatīs how i know these guys since their first product, when i met them at the pro light and sound exhibition in germany. you rather talk to a slice of bread. :D

Hahaha... yeah, the guy seemed to be very confused. Iīm not sure if he finally got it...


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Re: The hunt for Amplitube VST: A Mac OS 9 Odissey
« Reply #6 on: December 13, 2019, 06:04:01 PM »

this is the version you are after?
reviewed in October 2002?


Yes, it is. The RTAS version is here to download. I need the VST. I doesnīt mind if itīs not cracked or if itīs a demo. I can fix that myself. Just need the installer.


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Re: The hunt for Amplitube VST: A Mac OS 9 Odissey
« Reply #8 on: December 13, 2019, 06:15:02 PM »
WOOOOW, thank you macStuff!!!!

I tried the wayback machine yesterday, but always ended redirected to a download form on the old ik multimedia site, that pointed to nothing... How did you find it? How do you search for files on the archived web pages?

This is incredible, thanks a lot, thanks!


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Re: The hunt for Amplitube VST: A Mac OS 9 Odissey
« Reply #9 on: December 13, 2019, 06:44:47 PM »
i have lots of experience finding stuff that is next to impossible to find  8)
now you can hope some other users here with other experience can crack it

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Re: The hunt for Amplitube VST: A Mac OS 9 Odissey
« Reply #10 on: December 13, 2019, 07:18:31 PM »
i have lots of experience finding stuff that is next to impossible to find  8)
now you can hope some other users here with other experience can crack it

I have already done that ;-) AmpliTube itīs up and running on my PowerBook.
Hereīs the keygen. Itīs a windows .exe, so use it under your own risk, please!

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Re: The hunt for Amplitube VST: A Mac OS 9 Odissey
« Reply #11 on: December 13, 2019, 07:44:55 PM »
nice one  ;D

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Re: The hunt for Amplitube VST: A Mac OS 9 Odissey
« Reply #12 on: December 14, 2019, 01:56:03 AM »
how does it sound?

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Re: The hunt for Amplitube VST: A Mac OS 9 Odissey
« Reply #13 on: December 14, 2019, 02:04:39 AM »
I have already done that ;-) AmpliTube itīs up and running on my PowerBook.
Hereīs the keygen. Itīs a windows .exe, so use it under your own risk, please!
There's something wrong with the attachment - in my case it downloads only as a 4Kb(!) file.

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Re: The hunt for Amplitube VST: A Mac OS 9 Odissey
« Reply #14 on: December 14, 2019, 02:55:40 AM »
try this

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Re: The hunt for Amplitube VST: A Mac OS 9 Odissey
« Reply #15 on: December 14, 2019, 11:16:52 AM »
There's something wrong with the attachment - in my case it downloads only as a 4Kb(!) file.

Here it is.

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Re: The hunt for Amplitube VST: A Mac OS 9 Odissey
« Reply #16 on: December 14, 2019, 05:54:03 PM »
Thanks guys.
No change.
ik_kg.zip - still 4kb, unzips as empty folder called 't-racks'
atkg.zip - also 4kb, unzips as folder called 'AmpliTube ONLY' with RTF file inside called 'SN.rtf' which contains 4 different serial numbers.
No keygen in either case.

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Re: The hunt for Amplitube VST: A Mac OS 9 Odissey
« Reply #17 on: December 15, 2019, 07:55:16 AM »
Thanks guys.
No change.
ik_kg.zip - still 4kb, unzips as empty folder called 't-racks'
atkg.zip - also 4kb, unzips as folder called 'AmpliTube ONLY' with RTF file inside called 'SN.rtf' which contains 4 different serial numbers.
No keygen in either case.

Weird. Maybe your antivirus is deleting the .exe files without asking you first?

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Re: The hunt for Amplitube VST: A Mac OS 9 Odissey
« Reply #18 on: December 15, 2019, 03:12:04 PM »
someone needs to do an Amplitube Demo video  8)

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Re: The hunt for Amplitube VST: A Mac OS 9 Odissey
« Reply #19 on: December 15, 2019, 06:25:05 PM »
What bloody antivirus??? I'm on a Mac!

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Re: The hunt for Amplitube VST: A Mac OS 9 Odissey
« Reply #20 on: December 15, 2019, 11:23:32 PM »
What bloody antivirus??? I'm on a Mac!


Haha, Macs are not what they used to be, my friend! Beside my PowerPC Macs, iīve got a white MacBook with macOS Sierra, and it behaves very "windowesque" in all things related to "security". It wonīt let me download or install certain files or apps without a system warning or without tweaking the security prefs.

Try download from here: https://we.tl/t-nwn8LhxV14

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Re: The hunt for Amplitube VST: A Mac OS 9 Odissey
« Reply #21 on: December 16, 2019, 03:04:09 AM »
<snip>... iīve got a white MacBook with macOS Sierra, and it behaves very "windowesque" in all things related to "security". It wonīt let me download or install certain files or apps without a system warning or without tweaking the security prefs.
Why on earth are you using Sierra, especially on that poor white MacBook? It doesn't deserve that kind of torture. ;)
Downgrade and you'll be much happier. (I'm getting all my serious daily work done on late 2010 MacBook Pro / Snow Leopard combo and it will stay that way as long as possible.)
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Try download from here: https://we.tl/t-nwn8LhxV14
Thanks, this time d/l worked as expected. All 3 files are there.
I suspect the forum server might be doing something to the uploaded files/archives. Maybe even deleting .exe files, so others, who might want to download attachemnts to previous posts, beware!

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Re: The hunt for Amplitube VST: A Mac OS 9 Odissey
« Reply #22 on: December 19, 2019, 11:32:11 AM »
anything from 2010 + before i wouldnt run anything past mavericks 10.9 on...
i wont even run yosemite on my 2010 mbp /w 16gb ram

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Re: The hunt for Amplitube VST: A Mac OS 9 Odissey
« Reply #23 on: December 20, 2019, 08:10:20 PM »
i have lots of experience finding stuff that is next to impossible to find  8)
now you can hope some other users here with other experience can crack it

Yes indeed, if it's out there... macStuff will dig it up somehow!!😁

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Re: The hunt for Amplitube VST: A Mac OS 9 Odissey
« Reply #24 on: December 20, 2019, 11:39:45 PM »
Yes indeed, if it's out there... macStuff will dig it up somehow!!😁

"macstuff" is the person who once deleted all the files in this board and is therefore responsible for everything what once was there but is now missing, causing all these unneccesary threads in the discussion section about files (which do not belong here at all)
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Re: The hunt for Amplitube VST: A Mac OS 9 Odissey
« Reply #25 on: December 22, 2019, 04:33:04 AM »
Yes indeed, if it's out there... macStuff will dig it up somehow!!

"macstuff" is the person who once deleted all the files in this board and is therefore responsible for everything what once was there but is now missing, causing all these unneccesary threads in the discussion section about files (which do not belong here at all)

and there was a very good reason for that happening and you dont see Diehard or anyone else going on about it, it's in the past where it belongs. so please cease + desist with your useless and deconstructive blabbering;

the site isnt even hosted at the same server anymore so that isnt even factually correct;
the positive things that i have contributed exponentially outweigh anything negative that ive ever done.
are you part of the democratic party? ffs

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Re: The hunt for Amplitube VST: A Mac OS 9 Odissey
« Reply #26 on: December 22, 2019, 04:37:46 AM »
What bloody antivirus??? I'm on a Mac!

the keygen runs on only on PC

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Re: The hunt for Amplitube VST: A Mac OS 9 Odissey
« Reply #27 on: December 22, 2019, 05:39:32 AM »
What bloody antivirus??? I'm on a Mac!

the keygen runs on only on PC
So what?
I was talking about unzipping archive(s) on a Mac. .exe files are not Mach-O executables, so no way they can do any damage.

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Re: The hunt for Amplitube VST: A Mac OS 9 Odissey
« Reply #28 on: December 22, 2019, 10:13:44 AM »
so what?
so he was talking about anti-virus because the keygen runs on a PC ... ...


re: unzipping files good luck to you..
not sure why u arent seeing the files but they are defiantely in those archives.
whatever version/make of extracting app is obviously not extracting the files properly
an app used to extract files from an archive shouldnt logically be able to change the size of the file that is attached to the post
you can see in the thread here that the files are remarked as being 42kb + 44kb respectively

you need to put on your big boy pants and help yourself by solving your problem on your own now.

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Re: The hunt for Amplitube VST: A Mac OS 9 Odissey
« Reply #29 on: December 26, 2019, 03:36:52 PM »
I don't quite get why you put as much effort into amplitude anyway, even the most recent version doesn't compare to even the cheapest hardware modellers you can get on the market today.

Just get an mooer preamp or something and hook up to your soundcard instead :)