The Blackstar ID:Core Stereo 40 V2 is a 2 x 20W two-channel entry-level combo guitar amplifier with twelve enhanced stereo effects, six enhanced Voice channels, and a stereo MP3/line in for jamming along with your favorite tracks or listening to music with super-wide stereo sound. It can be used for a variety of applications such as practicing or recording at home, rehearsing with a band, recording in the studio, or performing live.
The ID:Core combo amplifier features two unique controls which allow you to custom design your own sound. The Infinite Shape Feature (ISF) and the Voice control. The Voice control has the following settings: Clean Warm, Clean Bright, Crunch, Super Crunch, Overdrive 1, and Overdrive 2. By using the Voice control together with the ISF, you can easily dial in a variety of sounds, giving you the ability to bring the sounds you hear in your head to life.
In addition to its Super Wide Stereo design, the ID:Core’s effects section delivers modulation, delay, and reverb effects simultaneously, as well as an envelope filter, which you can store with your sound. The Blackstar Insider software is used to edit and store up to six of your patches and can be uploaded and downloaded via the online community. Finally, a USB connector allows you to record from your amp directly to your computer. A speaker-emulated output and MP3/line input complete the package.
6 Classic Blackstar Voices
The unique Voice control has six different channels and when used together with Blackstar’s patented ISF control you can get the exact tone you’re thinking of
- Clean Warm: Classic clean, dynamic
- Clean Bright: Boutique, will break up when pushed hard
- Crunch: Classic medium-gain overdrive
- Super Crunch: More gain and punch than Crunch
- OD 1: Hot-rodded Master Volume overdrive
- OD 2: Mid-boosted overdrive