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IK Multimedia Releases Guitar Processor and Recording App AmpliTube Orange for iPad

Posted by Tre Lawrence on April 8th, 2014
iPad App - Designed for iPad only

Music application and accessory heavyweight IK Multimedia has released yet another iOS music-inclined app. AmpliTude Orange is specifically geared toward iPads.

According to the app information, AmpliTube Orange was developed with careful guidance from the tone gurus at Orange to ensure the authenticity of the sound. Derived from the award-winning desktop recording studio version, AmpliTube Orange for iPad lets you choose from 6 Orange amp models and 3 stompbox models.

Amplitube Orange is available on the App Store for $14.99.

- Real-time guitar and bass mobile + recording app
- Full rig with 4 simultaneous stompboxes + amp with effects + cabinet + mic
- Inter-App Audio support (available on iOS 7 only)
- Audiobus compatible: works in any of the 3 Audiobus "slots"
- 4 stompbox models — Highway Drive, The Shaker, Echo Trip (by registering), and Noise filter
- 6 Orange amps with matching Cabinets — OR50™, Rockerverb 50™, Thunderverb 200™, Tiny Terror™, AD 30™, AD 200 Bass MK3™
- Dynamic + condenser mic models
- Ultra-realistic tones derived from the AmpliTube Orange™ Mac/PC software
- Single track recorder (with re-amping and preroll) expandable to 8-track studio with master effects through in-app purchase
- AutoFreeze allows for separate, tweakable effects per track on the multitrack recorder
- Import songs/backing tracks directly from your Music library on your device or from your computer
- Export via E-mail, SoundCloud, FTP or File Sharing
- NO VOICE feature removes the lead vocal or guitar solo from imported songs
- Change the tempo (-50% to +200%) of imported songs without affecting their pitch
- Digital audio in/out
- MIDI controllable
- Powerful preset system
- Includes tuner and metronome
- Low-latency for real time playing
- Can be incorporated into AmpliTube 3 for iPad app via in-app purchase.

148apps 2013 Holiday Shopping Guide for Creative Types

Posted by Rob Rich on December 11th, 2013
iPad App - Designed for iPad only
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: :: Read Review »

Three days in and, if you'll forgive the reference, "it doesn't show signs of stopping." Welcome once again to another one of our holiday shopping guides! Even the most battle-hardened gift giver can be plagued by indecision. Thankfully there are people like us putting together handy-dandy holiday shopping guides for you! Whether you’re looking for new hardware and accessories, or just something a bit less impersonal than an iTunes gift card, we’ve got you covered.

Other 148Apps Holiday Gift Guides: for [Heath Nuts] [Socializers] [Gamers] [Power Users]

Today’s guide is for those creative types in your life. These are the people who like to draw, compose music, sculpt, or otherwise make things with their iOS devices. So long as they enjoy creating, and you’re in need of some gift ideas, you should check out our list below.

OlloClip Quick-Flip Case



The Olloclip 4-in-1 Lenses ($69 - iPhone) are about the best recommendation we can make for the creative types in your life. This collection of interchangeable lenses - 2 macro, a fisheye, and a wideview - clips right on to the iPhone, and are a great way to enhance one's photography without the need for any retouching. The only real issue with the Olloclip lenses is that they can't clip on to an iPhone unless the case is removed. The Olloclip Quick-Flip Case ($49 - iPhone) is the perfect answer to this problem. The corner can unclip and swing away to make room for the lens attachments without the need to remove the case entirely - and as an added bonus it comes with a tripod adapter. [Our Olloclip 4-in-1 Lenses Review] [Our Olloclip Quick-Flip Case Review]

While the Olloclip lenses are great, there's no shame in getting a little digital help for those photos and videos. Pro Camera 7 ($1.99 - iPhone) is a very handy app for taking great photos and videos. TimeShiftGen2 ($0.99 - iPhone) with its real-time filter previews and easy-to-use interface would make for another handy inclusion.

SanDisk Wireless Media Drives


These wireless SanDisk Drives ($50 to $100 - iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch) are also a worthwhile consideration for most artistic types. Whether they like to snap lots of photos, mess around with amateur (or even professional) video, or illustrate, they're a fantastic option for storing a massive body of work without eating up an iOS device's storage space. They can be particularly useful for when users are on-the-go or otherwise away from their computer for extended periods of time. [Our Review]

Pretty much any apps that allow users to store their created content would be a great fit with these SanDisk drives. AppCooker ($9.99 - iPad) allows would-be developers to create rough app prototypes, so having an external backup for all of those files and assets is a good idea. Music creation apps along the lines of Session Band - Piano Edition ($5.99 - Universal) aren't a bad idea either. I mean those remixed tracks need to be saved somewhere, right?

Intuos Creative Stylus


The Intuos Creative Stylus ($99 - iPad) and drawing go together like two things that go really, really well together. Wacom knows tablets, and by extension they know styli. The Intuos feels great, works great, comes with an assortment of attachment tips, and the compatible apps (listed on the official site) offer palm rejection and pressure sensitivity. [Our Review]

iRig HD


For the more musically inclined, consider the iRig HD ($99 - iPad/iPhone). The device can connect a guitar to any iOS device and plays the sound directly through the iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch. Producing songs or simply screwing around with a guitar and converting the resulting tunes into a digital format doesn't get much easier than this, and Amplitube for iPad (iPad - $9.99) is the most significant companion app to consider along with it - since it's actually developed specifically to work with the iRig HD and allows users to do all their recording and editing directly on their device. [Our Review]

Castiv Guitar Sidekick


The Castiv Guitar Sidekick ($29 - iPhone/iPod Touch), on the other hand, is a surprisingly simple contraption that's equally as clever. This little clip attaches to the neck of a guitar and allows the user to clip their iPhone or iPod Touch to the other end - an ideal spot for reading tablature, recording tunes, tuning, and more. [Our Review]

Why not add The Backing Track App ($0.99 - Universal) to the Sidekick while you're at it? This useful little app adds a background track for the guitar player to mess around with. The tempo can be adjusted and the tracks will loop until the users decides to turn them off. It makes practicing improvised tunes a snap, and is a lot more portable than a computer or radio.

Feel free to peruse our Editor’s Choice selections for more top-rated creativity app ideas.

AmpliTube Adds New iOS 7 and Inter-App Audio Support

Posted by Andrew Stevens on September 24th, 2013
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

AmpliTube, the app that provides you with your own guitar recording studio, gets a new update that adds iOS 7 compatibility and inter-app audio support. Inter-app audio lets audio apps communicate and stream audio from one app to another. The feature is similar to AudioBus, and it allows musicians to use stompbox and amplifier effects during real-time or recorded music sets. Inter-app audio is available on iOS 7 only.

Rock Out With Your iPad Out - IK Multimedia Releases iRig HD and Amplitube 3.0

Posted by Rob LeFebvre on May 30th, 2013
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

IK Multimedia announced today two huge new updates to their flagship iOS guitar product line, Amplitube 3.0 and iRig HD, bringing prosumer-level audio processing and input to the iPad and iPhone.

Amplitube 3.0 brings a new in-app purchase option, Amplitube Studio, which turns your iPad into a full-on digital audio workstation (DAW). It also lets you chain effects on every track, and iRig HD owners get four special gear models not available otherwise.

iRig HD is the new, higher-quality solution to connecting a guitar or any line-level instrument to your iPad or iPhone, letting you take advantage of amazing apps for guitar amp modeling and stomp box effects, like Amplitube, which is also Audiobus capable.

iRig HD retails for $99.99, while Amplitube 3.0 is a free update for current owners of Amplitube, or $19.99 for the rest of us.

iRig Mix Review

By Rob LeFebvre on July 23rd, 2012
The iRig Mix two-channel mixer is great for beginning, casual DJs who want to use their iOS devices to spin, scratch, and mix. Curious that it's only iPhone native.
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Thrash with AmpliTube Slash

Posted by Lisa Caplan on June 18th, 2012

My isn’t Slash just having a massive comeback year? He’s got a new album, new band mates, and now he’s got a an app for rockers with his brand on it. While you’d have to be hiding in a bunker not to be at least passingly acquainted with the late 80’s metal icon of Guns N' Roses fame, you may not be familiar with IK’s line of audio accessories.

But, if you are a guitarist or bassist with an iPad you’ve likely at least stumbled across their AmpliTube apps. The first iteration was featured in the original iPad ads and lets you play and record music with realistic amp effects. Now they’ve released AmpliTube Slash, a universal app with the same pedals and Marshal amps Slash favors.

The app, like the rest in the series, is also a multi-track recording studio. Apparently Apocalyptic Love, Slash’s new album was helped along with several IK products including iRig.

“AmpliTube iRig comes in really handy for on-the-go practicing, recording, or just jamming on different ideas – even if it’s on the bus – it’s right with me all the time,"  Slash said, adding, “I’ll do some tweaks on the Marshalls, but there are also different effects that are available including distortion, chorus, auto-wah and more.”

AmpliTube Slash is sold as a stand-alone product or the effects can be purchased in AmpliTube’s main app as in-app purchases at $9.99 for the whole kit or a-la-carte effects for $2.99 each.



Portable Music Creation From IK Multimedia And SampleTank

Posted by Jennifer Allen on October 20th, 2011

IK Multimedia has built up quite a reputation for its numerous products aimed at professional musicians. Whether it be the iKlip, iKlip Mini or AmpliTube, there's something for every form of music recording. Such variety has been enhanced, today, with the release of SampleTank an app that promises to be 'the first professional quality sound and groove module that puts hundreds of world-class instruments and patterns in your pocket'.

The app allows its users to play SampleTank instruments on stage with the addition of the iRig MIDI interface and a conventional keyboard controller, or directly with the on screen keyboard.

SampleTank is out now in two different varieties. The free version of SampleTank includes 8 different instruments and over 400 patterns of riffs and grooves. A version priced at $9.99 includes 72 instruments and over 900 different patterns. Numerous in-app purchases are available ranging from $4.99 to $39.99. These can increase the number of instruments to 16 different instrument categories, offering in all over 400 instruments that cover pretty much everything worth considering. Drums, pianos, bass, guitars, synthesizers, strings, percussions, it's all in there.

Check out the video below for a full view of exactly how it all works.

iRig and Amplitube Fender for iPad Review

By Rob LeFebvre on March 18th, 2011
Rock n Roll (and blues and jazz and pop) from your iPad with this sweet software/hardware combination.
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Say Hello to Guitar and Bass, iPad

Posted by Kyle Flanigan on July 23rd, 2010

Every day the iPad can be something different - a fun way to play games one day and an easier way to read books the next. Now, it's music's turn with AmpliTube for iPad. Amplitude is a virtual amp and effects processor for your guitar or bass, allowing you to plug in your instrument via the iPad's 3.5mm jack connection with some specially designed kit made by IK Multimedia. The application is available now for $19.99. There is a free version available, with a limited number of effects, but you can buy and download effects on-the-go.

AmpliTube provides the same twenty-three effects as the iPhone edition, which was released last month also at $19.99. Such effects include five amp models, eleven stompbox effects, five cabinets and two mics. For a full break down, see the bottom of this post. The iPad's extra power means that it can handle four simultaneous stompbox effects, rather than three on the iPhone. In addition, a built-in tuner and metronome are provided, as well as the ability to import songs and backing tracks.

The specially designed kit that I mentioned earlier, namely IK Multimedia's iRig, costs $39.99 (€29.99) but doesn't include the premium version of AmpliTube. You plug your guitar into iRig, which then connects to your iPad. It offers a 3.5mm line-out for headphones and speakers. You can buy it here.

Hit the jump for more details and video.