AmpliTube iRig Turns Your iPhone Into a Guitar/Bass Amp

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IK Multimedia announced the released of AmpliTube iRig Thursday, a device that when combined with the AmpliTube for iPhone app allows guitarists and bass players to turn their iPhone or iPod touch into a guitar amp with effects pedals.

As seen in the image below, AmpliTube iRig has a 1/4” input for plugging in your guitar or bass. On the other end of the device is a cable that plugs into your iPhone through its headphone jack, along with another line out for your headphones, earphones, or powered speakers.

The AmpliTube for iPhone mobile app is a version of the company’s amp and effects-modelling software designed especially for the iPhone and iPod touch. The app is offered in three versions, Free, LE, and Full:

  • AmpliTube FREE: Includes 2 stompboxes, 1 amp+cabinet, and 2 microphones.
  • AmpliTube LE: Includes 4 stompboxes, 1 amplifier + cabinet, 2 microphones for US$2.99/€2.39.
    (More gear can be added to FREE and LE through in-app purchase of a-la-carte models with stompboxes costing $2.99/€2.39 each and amplifiers + cabinets for $4.99/€3.99 each.)
  • AmpliTube FULL: Includes the entire collection of available gear with 10 stompboxes, 5 amps + cabinets and 2 microphones for $19.99/€15.99.

- Real-time guitar and bass mobile multi-FX app
- Full rig made by 3 simultaneous stompboxes + amp + cabinet + mic
- 10 Stomps, 5 Amps, 5 Cabinets, 2 Mics available
- Import and play along with songs and backing tracks with real-time effects
- 36 presets can be saved/recalled on the fly
- Includes tuner/metronome
- FREE, LE and Full versions available
- FREE and LE versions expandable with a-la-carte downloadable gear
- Same low-latency as Mac/PC system
The app isn’t yet available for download, but iRig is available for pre-order for $39.99/€29.99. It’s expected to ship in the next few weeks, but IK Multimedia hasn’t given a specific release date yet.

AmpliTube iRig
AmpliTube iRig

Comments

Peter - IK

Looks like the countdown has begun.  Be ready in 9 days…

Peter - IK

7 more now, keep checking back - also on our Twitter feed:  http://www.twitter.com/ikmultimedia

Peter - IK

Only two more days left!

ZigZag

This is awesome!  Still have a few hours to go.  I can’t wait!

Peter - IK

AmpliTube for iPhone is now in wide release. Get the FREE version here: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/amplitube-free/id373309342?mt=8

Peter - IK

To import your own direct samples to run through the gear:  Import normally, then hold down the “play” button until the timer turns grey and that track will get played through the amps/cabs/mics/FX

Peter - IK

3 days to go until the iRig ships!  July 1st in Europe, July 7th in the US…

Get the FREE version of AmpliTube For iPhone here: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/amplitube-free/id373309342?mt=8

Peter - IK

Two days now and the dealers tell us preorders are stacking up so get in on their first shipment while you can.

Peter - IK

One more day!  Get your orders in, it is going fast!

Peter - IK

iRig shipping started!  Check out the pics added:  http://bit.ly/cDLmSi

ZigZag

Downloaded the free app. Loved it.  Then bought the full Amplitube app.  It rocks! Ready for the iRig now!

Peter - IK

We want to see some unboxing videos! smile

Peter - IK

First unboxing video:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=voCI-VS_mvw

Peter - IK

New video: Richard Fortus of Guns N’ Roses says “the most interesting thing to happen to the iPhone yet”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FfMGZ2tx2TE

ZigZag

Richard Fortus video is really good.  iRig / Amplitube for the win!

Peter - IK

Shipping in the US now too, orders should be on the way to those that preordered!

Peter - IK

AmpliTube For iPhone is App of the Week in these countries:

UK, Spain, Australia, Ireland, Italy, Belgium, Portugal, Denmark, Switzerland, Netherland, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Luxembourg, Greece

Peter - IK

AmpliTube Free: 3 stompboxes, 1 amp+cabinet, 2 microphones
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/amplitube-free/id373309342?mt=8


AmpliTube LE: 5 stompboxes, 1 amplifier + cabinet, 2 microphones - $2.99/?2.39
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/amplitube-le/id373507300?mt=8


AmpliTube: 11 stompboxes, 5 amps + cabinets, 2 microphones - $19.99/?15.99
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/amplitube/id373524000?mt=8

And still lots of great reviews coming in: http://bit.ly/irigreviews

Peter - IK

Nice demo with the guitars done in AmpliTube iRig:  http://bit.ly/steeleirig

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