Published On: Fri, Jul 6th, 2012

New Blackstar ID Series Amps

Blackstar introduce two new amps to their programmable ID Series

Blackstar continue their pioneering new ID Series of innovative programmable amplifiers with two new, smaller Wattage models, the ID:15 and ID:30.
After seven years of technical research and development, the ID series finally came to fruition. 

The unique controls give guitarists the chance to custom design their own personal tone, save it for live performance.


The ID:15 and ID:30 share many of the same unique features and functionality as their larger cousins but in a compact combo format.

Here's what they say…

"Blackstar’s patent-applied-for True Valve Power offers six distinctly different power valve responses – EL84, 6V6, EL34, KT66, 6L6, KT88. When engaged it delivers the response, dynamics, sag and break up characteristics of a valve amp and uniquely delivers the same acoustic power output as an equivalent valve power amp.

This means that for the first time ever, in an affordable series of amplifiers, these products deliver live without compro

mise – True Valve Power means Loud as valveTM.
The Voice control has six different channels – Clean Warm, Clean Bright, Crunch, Super Crunch, OD 1, OD 2. When used together with Blackstar’s patented ISF control you can get the exact tone you’re thinking of.
The effects section delivers studio quality modulation, delay and reverb effects simultaneously that you can store with your sound.
Deep editing and storing of patches is simple using the free Blackstar Insider GUI software. Patches can be shared, uploaded and downloaded via the online community. The USB connector also allows you to record your amp directly to your computer.
An emulated output, MP3/line input and footswitching complete the package.
By using the unique Voice control, the patented ISF and patent-applied-for True Valve Power, these amplifiers allow unparalleled flexibility and ease of use, enabling you to in effect, design the sound in your head and deliver it live as Loud as valveTM. Individuality is power!"
– Programmable combos
– True Valve Power – LOUD as ValveTM
– Voice – select from 6 classic channels (EL84, 6V6, EL34, KT66, 6L6, KT88)
– EQ with patented ISF
– 128 user storable patches
– USB connectivity – easily edit and record
– Free Insider software for deep editing
– Built-in tuner
– Revolutionary tone




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