The Blackstar ID:Core Stereo 150 High Power Digital Guitar Combo Amplifier is an all-purpose unit that gives today's guitarists everything they need when it comes to practising, gigging, and even recording. Utilising their wealth of experience, the team at Blackstar have managed to craft a truly awesome amp, which at this price is - putting it mildly - an absolute steal.
Customary Blackstar power and versatility
The ID:Core Stereo 150 packs a mighty 150 Watt (2 x 75 Watts) roar, which is more than capable of lifting you above the densest of mixes, in the most unforgiving of performance environments. The high power speakers are perfect for giving your output the legs to rock out with the best of them. There are 6 selectable voices that range from ultra clean to extremely overdriven. Whether it’s warm cleans, tight brightness, crunchy gain, or revved up overdrive, can rapidly tailor your tone to meet your musical needs.
The Gain pot is on hand to drive your output even further, perfect for nailing down hard rock and metal tones with ease. Then, as we've seen on other ID:Core models, there is a trio of EQ controls: Bass; Middle; and Treble, to help you sculpt your sound with incredible precision. Thanks to Blackstar's patented Super Wide Stereo technology, the ID:Core Stereo 150 amplifier head guarantees an immersive playing experience that will have you enamoured for hours.
Patented ISF control/built-in FX
Blackstar's ISF control works allows you to smoothly transition between a vintage "British" response with depth and warmth, to a modern day "American" sound with a tight low end response and rampant midrange energy.
At your disposal are a range of built-in FX, including: four modulation effects (Phaser; Chorus/Flanger; Octaver; Tremolo); four delay effects (Linear; Analogue; Tape; Multi); and three reverb effects (Room; Hall; Spring; Plate) - that are all specially voiced to accentuate the timbre of your guitar, and to make the most of the Super Wide Stereo technology.
As the ID:Core series evolves, Blackstar have included a new Chorus-Flanger effect with a new polyphonic Octaver. Whether is rumbling detuned lows with Octave Down or replicating the shimmering brilliance of a 12-string effect with Octave Up - or even creating a swirling polyphonic array -, you have everything you need to truly personalise your tone without introducing outboard FX.
The ID:Core Stereo 150 even features a built-in looper, which is fantastic for creating intricate live performances, perfecting your home practise routine, and enables you to develop and enhance your playing/performance skills. Thanks to the included footswitch, you have unlimited overdubs available to you, letting your creativity run wild.
The Blackstar ID:Core Stereo 150 is equipped with a standard 1/4" instrument input, alongside an MP3/Line input that allows you to connect an external audio device to playback for your favourite songs to listen or jam along to. For practice or recording, the ID:Core 150 has an emulated line out so that you can be sure that what you hear through your DAW monitor output, is a faithful translation of the amp signal. Finally, a USB connection allows professional grade recording and use with Blackstar’s Insider software.
Another trick up the Blackstar ID:Core 150's sleeve is the compatibility with Blackstar’s Insider software that can be downloaded for free from the Blackstar website. The simple and intuitive interface lets you create, edit and store patches for the IDC series amps, store a library of patches on your computer, and share them with the online community. In addition to giving you visual control over the ID:Core 150, Insider is full of handy features to help you improve your playing such as a built-in audio player for jamming along with your favourite MP3s and a 'phrase trainer' that lets you loop and time-stretch passages so you can slow sections of a song down to get it absolutely perfect.
The Blackstar ID:Core 150 stereo guitar combo amplifier has everything you need in a compact, lightweight design. Seriously, what else could you ask for?
Manufacturer Blackstar Model ID:Core Stereo 150 High Power Digital Guitar Combo Amplifier Dimensions (H x W x D) 486 x 624 x 259 mm Weight 14.5kg Amplifier Type Combo Amplifier Technology Digital Wattage 2 x 75 Watts Connectivity Inputs: Guitar Input, MP3/Line Input, USB Input Controls 6 Voice Control, 12 Effects Control, Tap Tempo, USB Input, Gain, Volume, ISF, Effect Level, Looper, Octaver Channels 6 - Clean Warm, Clean Bright, Crunch, Super Crunch, OD 1, OD 2 Included Accessories Power supply unit
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