Introducing the Blackstar ID:Core v3 amps

There are loads of different brands of home guitar combos out there, but Blackstar have always managed to offer something slightly different and slightly better. With the release of the new ID:Core v3 amps, they’ve done it again!

Blackstar have taken the qualities of the previous amps in the series – great sounding, easy-to-use, and packed with useful features – and updated them for 2021.

One of the major new features is Cab Rig, which offers an emulated speaker output where you can select different cabs and room properties to access a huge range of tones easily available for direct recording.

And when it comes to direct recording, they’ve packed a 4-channel USB audio interface into each of the amps so you can plug the amp directly into your computer for low latency recording.

Another nifty new feature is a TRRS minijack connection intended to be used for live streaming, so you can get sound in and out of the amp from your device.

If that’s not enough for you, they’ve released their new, free Architect software that lets you deep dive into the features of the amps and tweak the tone to your heart’s content.

The amps are available now in 10, 20, and 40 watt versions.