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IK Multimedia AmpliTube iRig - for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad
Play your favourite instrument through your favourite gadget. Imagine having a whole guitar rig in the palm of your hand. Well that is I-Rig. Just plug your guitar into your iPhone, iPod or iPad and download Amplitube for iPhone free on the app store and you can jam away. You can play live or practice by just plugging your device into a PA. No more need to lug round a collection of heavy amps and a big pedalboard!
Here's what IK Multimedia say about the I Rig:
AmpliTube iRig is a combination of an easy-to-use instrument interface adapter and guitar and bass tone mobile software.
With AmpliTube iRig, you can plug your guitar into your iPhone/iPod touch/iPad and jam anywhere with world class guitar and bass tone right in the palm of your hand - from the leader in studio-class guitar and bass software.
Simply plug the iRig interface into your mobile device, plug your instrument into the appropriate input jack, plug in your headphones, amp or powered speakers, download AmpliTube for iPhone Free and start rocking!
You'll have at your fingertips the sound and control of 3 recombinable simultaneous stompbox effects + amplifier + cabinet + microphone just like a traditional guitar or bass stage rig!
Add amps and effects as you need them - you can expand your rig with up to 11 stomps, 5 amps, 5 cabinets and 2 microphones in the AmpliTube iRig app custom shop.
Anonymous review via Feefo | Purchase date: 29 December 2013
Excellent although it does not seem to work combined with the noise limiting device on my son's headphones. Works perfectly without that device.
Lee | Purchase date: 06 December 2012
Really convenient piece of kit, and for the price, it is a 'must-have' for me. You have to download an App, the free version has a basic Amp setting, a couple of virtual effects pedals and a single track recorder, so you can play with yourself for hours. If you start spending money on the App, you can add 8-tracks of recording, and umpteen Amp and Effects pedals. I use it a lot, so must be good.
Simon | Purchase date: 29 September 2012
As an adaptor it does pretty much what it says on the tin. Connects to my iPad without any issues and I use it for Amplitube and Garage Band. Only issue which stops it getting 5 stars is that it you do get feedback when turned up but whether thats due to the shortness of the cable on the adaptor or a software issue i'm not sure. I'm sure this will prove an invaluable purchase once this issue can be sorted.
Mr N Webster | Purchase date: 18 May 2011
This is a very cool well thought out product, it combines my two favourite possessions, my les Paul and my iPad! the effects I can get out of this set up are amazing and all without upsetting my wife, for headphone practice this can't be beat!
Steve Tuck | Purchase date: 14 May 2011
Good practice tool, has the ability to play along backing tracks as well .. a few tips:
- The "song" menu for importing the songs is visible only when you scroll the dark red bar at the top along - took me a while to spot that!
- You can import direct from your playlists etc. into the song lists - it converts to WAV for some reason as it does it. But the app crashes after you've added 10 or so songs.
I found I can get around this by converting songs to WAV externally (I used GoldWave) and then importing into the "file share" option in iTunes.
Azlan | Purchase date: 10 March 2011
Easy to use and works with other apps such as Polytune as well as Amplitube. Great for practicing while the other half is watching tv.
Amplitube's never going to match up to the amps its trying to model, but for a free app it has loads of great features and doesn't sound too bad.
Mr R E Budd | Purchase date: 14 September 2010
I bought this so that I could use the IK MUltimedia's "AmpliTube" app on my Ipad. The IRig itself works fine and the features of AmpliTube appear on the surface to be brilliant. Unfortunately however I found the overall sound excessively compressed both through headphones and an external amplifier. This has reduced what I thought would be a useful portable tool to little more than a toy to have fun with. Very disappointing!
Fahren451 | Purchase date: 07 August 2010
I am a great fan of music software, despite being a dedicated supporter of analogue equipment. I purchased the iRig as a back up option if an amp fails at a gig (a kind of last resort!); it has a very simple, easy to sue interface, settings can be stored very quickly, so for a quick 'live' option it is viable (as long as you can anchor your iPhone or iPad); I would say the actual sonic quality could certainly be improved, it is ok, but really that's it, just ok. In conclusion: great interface, great ease-of-use, plug & go, software emulations are quite thin sounding (compared to a similar digital Korg unit for example), but the price is very good, so the aphorism 'you get what you pay for' applies here!