AmpliTude iRig for iPhone/ iPad is an app designed for the portable guitarist in mind, from which all you have to do is plug the iRig adapter in your iPhone/ iPad, then launch the app and get jamming. The iRig adapter can be bought from a lot of different stores but here is a link to Amazon: IK Multimedia AmpliTube iRig The app can be downloaded from the iTunes app store in many differnt verisons, that include diifernt stompboxes and amps etc.
First Impressions The best part of AmpliTude is that it is completely portable, all you need is an iPhone, the AmpliTude app, a guitar, iRig adapter and finally a jack to jack lead, then you can get your jam on during a long train ride using a variety of differnt amps and stomp boxes, but still be able to play quietly without distracting other people around you. The worst part of this is it can become expensive after buying all the software and the iRig adapter, from which the adapter alone is £30.
iRig hardware and setup
The adapter itself is extremely simple to under stance and quite straightforward for the average iPhone user and has a normal headphone jack port output which plugs into the iPhone itself, with an input on the same side of this output where the user can input their listening device, such as a pair of headphones or speakers, from which on the other side includes another input where you can slide in a jack to jack port to connect your bass or electric guitar and get playing.
The adapter is also sturdy and well-made, so there is no worry about breaking the adapter on your travels, although one annoying thing is that you must remember before you start playing to turn down your iPhone’s volume to make sure there is no feedback or blowing out your eardrums.
The software used to control the adapter comes in three versions, the full verision includes 11 stompboxes, 5 amps and cabinets plus two microphones for £11.99, Amplitude LE including 5 stompboxes, 1 amp and cabiner and two microphones for £1.79 and finally a free version including 3 stompboxes, 1 amp and cabinet and two microphones.
Amps include clean, crunch, lead, metal and bass all of which include a range of controls such as volume, bass, treble, tone and reverb depending on hardware, stompboxes includes flanger, phazer, octave, noise filter, chorus, distortion, evelope filter, wah, overdrive, fuzz and delay with the ability to apply up to three stompboxes at the same time.
Song mode and recording features
Another cool feature of AmpliTude is that it gives you the ability to import songs from your computer, either by plugging your iPhone in or through a wireless network, from which you can play along with during practice, the app also includes a metronome and chromatic tuner, and providing the ability to sync up with your IK Multimedia account allowing you to save your downloads such stompboxes etc if you should lose your app r iPhone, another feature is recording where the user can also record their practice and play it back to see how well your jam went.