The ID:30 boasts many of the same unique features and functionality as the larger ID models but in a compact combo format making it perfect for home recording and practising.
The ID:Series represents the culmination of more than seven years technical research and development by the same team that designed Series One, Artisan and HT Venue. The unique controls allow you to custom design your own sound, store it and then have the confidence that the amp will perform in a live environment.
By using the unique Voice control, 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.
LOUD as valve™. Individuality is power!
- 30W programmable combo
- True Valve Power - LOUD as Valve™
- Voice - select from 6 classic channels
- Manual Mode
- EQ with patented ISF
- 128 user storable patches
- Multi effects - 4 x modulations, 4 x delays, 4 x reverbs
- Master Volume
- USB connectivity - easily edit and record
- GUI software for deep editing, practice and sharing
- MP3/Line Input
- Speaker Emulated Output
- Built-in tuner
- Revolutionary tone
- Multi-function footswitch (supplied separately)
Blackstar's patent-applied-for True Valve Power offers six distinctly different power valve responses - EL84, 6V6, EL34, KT66, 6L6, KT88.
- EL84 - 'Bell like full bodied Class A with lots of compression'
- 6V6 - 'Crisp Class A with high compression and tight mids'
- EL34 - 'Classic British Class A/B crunch with full bodied soft break up'
- KT66 - 'Rich and warm vintage British hot biased Class A/B'
- 6L6 - 'Tight dynamic Class A/B with extended highs and lows'
- KT88 - 'Tight, bold and dynamic Class A/B with strong low end'
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 compromise - True Valve Power means LOUD as valve™.
The patented ISF control works with the Bass and Treble controls to give you access to infinite new sound possibilities from the USA to the UK and everywhere in-between. This fully interactive control allows you to infinitely adjust the response of the tone control network between any of the traditional voicings. In this way you can design your own sound and truly find the sound in your head.
The unique 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.
GUI (Graphical User Interface) for deep editing and storing of patches is simple using the supplied Blackstar GUI software. Patches can be shared, uploaded and downloaded via our online community. The USB connector also allows you to record your amp directly to your computer or to re-amp guitar tracks. The audio section allows you to play along to your MP3s, plus you can loop and time stretch sections for phrase training.
The effects section delivers studio quality modulation, delay and reverb effects simultaneously that you can store with your sound. There are four of each effect type, all based on classic and boutique effects.
There are 12 patches which are accessible from the front of the amp.
The ID:30TVP can be used in Manual Mode. The sound you hear will reflect the current physical position of the knobs so you can find the sound you are looking for and then store it for future use.
Plug the amp in to a mac or PC with the USB connection. This will give enable you to edit patches, record and re-amp audio and much more via the GUI.
The ID:30TVP has a fully specified speaker emulated output which further enhances the studio credentials and allows any guitarist to get amazing valve tone straight to tape or disk, or through headphones.
The built-in tuner allows you to tune your guitar through the amp. The LEDs will indicate if the note that is being played is in tune or sharp or flat.