Today, Dean over on the Facebook page, asked me what I thought about the iRig for the iPhone. I remember seeing this a few months ago, but didn’t post about it. I think it’s time… it’s pretty awesome.
The AmpliTubeÂ iRig by IK Multimedia is app that works for iPhone, iPod and iPad. It’s a virtual guitar backline interface that allows you to plug in your guitar and send the signal through amp and effects emulators. You can make adjustments to each effect in the chain and make adjustments to the amp tones. Additionally you’ll be able to select microphones and speaker cabinets.
The app is FREE, but you need to purchase the interface cable that allows you to plug your guitar in and add headphones. Interface cable can be purchased at Amazon for $39.99.
Here is the official product description:
AmpliTube iRig is a combination of an easy-to-use instrument interface adapter for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad mobile devices, and the new AmpliTube for iPhone software for guitar & bass. Simply plug the iRig interface into your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad, plug your instrument into the appropriate input jack, plug in your headphones, amp or powered speakers, download AmpliTube FREE for iPhone, and start rocking! You’ll have at your fingertips the sound and control of three 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 10 stomps, 5 amps, 5 cabinets and 2 microphones in the AmpliTube iRig app custom shop!
I found this great video by ikmultimedia: