Want the ultimate mobile guitar and bass tone studio?
AmpliTube gives you a massive collection of virtual gear that you can use to practice, play and record with world-class tone anytime and anywhere.
Build your own guitar or bass rig with up to 6 stompbox FX, an amplifier and cabinet with mics. Plug your instrument into your iPad with one of IK's interfaces like iRig 2 or iRig HD 2, and get ready to be blown away.
AmpliTube gives you 17 stompbox effects, 8 amplifiers, 10 speaker cabinets and 2 mics, a free Loop Drummer Rock groove pack and a 2-track recorder.
You can expand this via a massive library of over 150 amps and stompboxes from top brands like Fender™, Ampeg®, Orange®, Mesa/Boogie®, and many more, or unlock the rigs of your heroes with gear from Slash, Dimebag Darrell, Jimi Hendrix, and Brian May.
Ready to hit the stage? AmpliTube’s Live Mode offers an optimized GUI for live use, with all the settings and controls you need in an easy-to-read format.
Control your virtual rig just like real gear: change presets, trigger FX, loops and more all right from your feet. AmpliTube pairs with iRig Stomp I/O for a powerful all-in-one stage rig, works wirelessly with iRig Blueboard, and supports other MIDI controllers as well.
AmpliTube also offers innovative ways to play, practice and record with an optional Looper, more drum track loops, a full 8-track recorder and DAW-style studio all available for in-app purchase.
Whether it’s at home, in the studio or on stage, AmpliTube is the dream rig you’ve always wanted, in a device that’s always with you!
• Create guitar & bass rigs with up to 6 stomps, 1 amp and 1 cab with 2 mics
• Includes 17 stomps, 8 amps, 10 cabinets and 2 mics
• Expandable with over 150 gear models available from Fender™, Ampeg®, Orange®, Mesa/Boogie®, Slash, Dimebag Darrell, Jimi Hendrix and Brian May
• Live Mode shows your entire rig at a glance, with all the parameters you need on stage easily accessible
• Included 2-track recorder (in-app purchase unlocks up to 8-tracks)
• Studio mode for intuitive DAW-style editing (unlocked via in-app purchase)
• Loop drummer module that plays in sync with the recorder
• Includes speed trainer, metronome and tuner
• Inter-App Audio and AudioBus support
• Project sharing between versions and devices
• Import and play songs as backing tracks from your Music Library or computer
• Export audio via E-mail, SoundCloud or File Sharing
• MIDI controllable and with built-in integration for iRig Stomp I/O, iRig Blueboard and other controllers
• Low-latency for real-time playing
• General reliability improvements
Ratings and Reviews
Could benefit from a couple added features
1. Noise Gate. Like some other reviewers who, like me, have a need for some shred tones, cranking up the distortion to acceptable "metal" levels results in a horrible noise floor. On the desktop side, this is alleviated to acceptable levels by the use of a noise gate. Such an addition to the iPhone/iPad version may quell some of the negative reviews regarding distortion quality.
2. Better presets interface. As it is, the presets consist of 12 blocks of numbers in a popup. I've learned only recently that *swiping* the presets popup reveals two additional banks of preset locations, for a total of 36. First, make it more obvious that there are additional banks (arrows?). Better yet, consider revamping the presets feature by letting users name the presets, so they actually mean something. Further, to make the app more suitable for live use, add a presets "room" or "screen" in which there are *only* presets buttons, and stuff required for live use, such as a master volume control, tuner...and maybe a wah pedal area (for those who are actually able to use the tilt feature while playing). Mostly, I'd like to name the presets. ;)
Works Great, Sounds Great, Delivers
I have no idea what's up with these negative reviews. I re-downloaded this app on my iPad 4, and everything works fine. All of my in-app purchases showed up, the sound quality is excellent, and the new layout is pretty sweet. Okay, so they've made the in-app purchases more visible. Cool. I didn't know there was an OCD model, and I probably wouldn't have looked for one, but I sure am enjoying it. If you don't want to buy the extras, then don't—the app is well stocked from the beginning.
Look, by and large, I'm mild-weathered about IK Multimedia gear and software. They're okay, but usually nothing to write home about. The exception to this is their amp/effects emulation. I've been using everything from kidney-bean-shaped Pods to Eleven and beyond ever since this market opened up, and IK's Amplitube has always kept up with the competition.
There are a ton of amp/effects modeling apps out there today, and most of them are okay. What I love about IK and Amplitube is that you can count on them to be accurate. I wanted an amp that sounds like my Hotrod Deluxe Deville, so I bought one. Other than the fact that I can get amp distortion out of the app without hitting tinnitus-inducing SPLs, the emulation is perfect. It's your call, but I'd say this is among the most solid guitar apps you'll find.
On the cusp of greatness...
I like the amp models better than Garageband and Line6 - I think they sound much better. However, this rig has way too much noise. I know it comes with a noise filter effect for free, but it cuts into the signal and tone too much. Please work on making this app more quiet. For jamming, this app gets 5 stars. But when you by the multi-track recorder, things go downhill. The recorder leaves a lot to be desired. I think everyone digs the analog retro visuals, but analog, linear tape-like recording is the pits. I believe every would rather have a multi-track/view workspace like every other recording app (Garageband, sonar, cubase, etc..) It is a stable app, but the few crashes I've had were when I was recording. I know the resource challenges you have with the hardware limitations of the iPad, so hats of to you for even attempting multi-track recording at all.
It would be neat if we could save the tracks to Drop Box or Mobile Me iDisk.
Everyone complains about their $20, but they don't understand what goes into making an app like this. $20 is a steal, I think it's underpriced. It's a substantial undertaking, and requires advanced programming talent - it's a bit more complicated than Angry Birds. Also, please ask the guys to offer the bass amp in the IPhone app!!!
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- IK Multimedia US, LLC
- 1.1 GB
- Requires iPadOS 11.0 or later.
English, French, Italian, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish
- Age Rating
- ©2002-2023 IK Multimedia Production Srl
- In-App Purchases
- Recorder + Master FX $19.99
- Complete Fender Bundle $24.99
- Compressor $3.99
- Reverb $3.99
- Graphic Equalizer $3.99
- Limiter $3.99
- Parametric Equalizer $3.99
- Recorder + Studio $24.99
- Slash Complete Bundle $24.99
- VL Complete Bundle $14.99