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Real-Time Guitar Effects With Your iPhone? There’s An App (& Accessory) For That

AmpliTube iRig (Image courtesy IK Multimedia)
By Andrew Liszewski

The iPhone’s greatest strength is not what it’s capable of, but the unique ways app and accessory makers have found to use those capabilities. And if you’re a guitar player, the AmpliTube iRig is the perfect example of that. It’s a combination of a $39.99 interface adapter that lets you plug your guitar, or really any line level signal source, into the iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad, and the AmpliTube application with virtual effects including 5 amps (clean, crunch, lead, metal, bass), 10 stompbox effects (delay, flanger, phaser, overdrive, distortion, filter, wah, fuzz, octaver, chorus), 5 cabinets and 2 microphones (dynamic and condenser).

The adapter cable includes an output for connecting a pair of headphones, an amplifier or a set of powered speakers for live performances, and while the full & unlimited version of the AmpliTube software is $19.99, there’s also a $2.99 LE version and a free version which can be expanded with additional stompbox modules via in-app purchases.

[ AmpliTube iRig ] VIA [ Gearlog ]








  • michaeljae

    This promises to be awesome! Ground Up Audio is also working on a similar interface which they're releasing soon. There are also a handful of really great guitar effects apps out there already that I've reviewed on my blog such as RiotFX, as well as some cheaper and upcoming guitar to iPhone interfaces. My review post is here: http://www.easylearn2playguitar.com/recording/g

  • hugo258

    Woaw looks great.
    Travel tools for guitar already exist but in phone is nice.
    I'll try it …

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