The ID:Core BEAM from Blackstar is a 20W amplifier with twelve stereo effects, six voice channels, and a stereo MP3/line in for jamming or listening to music. It can be used in several environments for applications such as at home, in the studio or in rehearsals.
The ID:Core BEAM features two unique controls that 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 and the ISF together allows you to design the sound you are thinking of in your head.
In addition, the effects section delivers Super Wide Stereo, modulation, delay, and reverb effects simultaneously so you can also store them with your sounds. The Blackstar Insider software is used to edit and store up to 12 of your patches and it can be uploaded and downloaded via the online community.
Finally, a USB connector allows you to record from an amp directly to your computer. An emulated speaker output and MP3/line input completes the package.