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AmpliTube Fender Update Adds MIDI and Recording, Audio Enhancements

Posted by Rob LeFebvre on July 12th, 2012
iPad App - Designed for iPad only

AmpliTube Fender, from IK Multimedia, is a guitar amplifier modeling app, allowing users to rock that famous Fender sound with their guitar or bass, using classic amp sounds like the ’59 Bassman, the Fender ’65 Twin Reverb, the Super-Sonic, the '65 Deluxe Reverb and the Pro Junior. It also includes classic Fender stompbox models like the Fender Blender, Overdrive, Tape Echo, Phaser and Compressor.

Today, AmpliTube Fender gets updated to 1.2, bringing MIDI integration, digital audio support, audio copy and paste, and a redesigned (and Retina-compatible) interface.

With a connected MIDI capable device like the iRig MIDI, users can now use AmpliTube Fender hands-free on stage, controlling every knob, switch, or preset in the interface with a MIDI-capable foot controller. The feature is available as in-app purchase and it is free for iRig MIDI users.

AmpliTube Fender has always included a recording feature but the redesigned recording studio now supports audio copy and paste, for quickly moving audio around for the perfect mix. You can also copy from AmpliTube Fender and then copy to external apps like GarageBand.

Digital audio interfaces are now fully supported, allowing you to connect to any iOS compatible digital audio devices, like the StealthPlug USB audio interface cable, making getting audio in and out a snap.

The new AmpliTube Fender 1.2 update is now available in the App Store as a free update for all previous AmpliTube Fender users on iPhone, iPod touch or iPad.

iRig MIDI and Sample Tank Review

By Rob LeFebvre on January 23rd, 2012
Solid MIDI interface and deep synthesizer app for iOS, right here.
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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.

Connect MIDI Devices To iOS Devices With iRIG MIDI

Posted by Jennifer Allen on July 26th, 2011

Here at 148apps.com we're big fans of the iKlip and its ability to hold iPads and iPhone/iPod Touches (courtesy of the iKlip Mini) - now the manufacturer IK Multimedia has come up with another great tool.

Debuting at last week's Summer 2011 NAMM show, it's called the iRig MIDI and it provides iOS device users with the ability to connect MIDI keyboards, drum machines, drum pads and pedal boards, amongst others, to their device. There's even the addition of a micro USB port that can connect to any standard USB power supply source thus ensuring that the iOS device can stay fully powered during sessions. iRIG Midi crucially ensures that users can use their instruments with apps such as the all mighty GarageBand.

As well as that, bundled with the device is IK's new SampleTank app which is the mobile version of the software of the same name. It offers 20 studio-quality insert effects that can be applied to each individual instrument along with a master reverb-delay effect.

On paper, iRig MIDI looks to be an ideal tool for any musician who enjoys using their iOS device to create music.

iRig MIDI is coming soon and will be priced at $69.99.