Thursday, August 12, 2010

AmpliTube, Further Review

AmpliTube for iPad allows you to play along with songs in your iTunes library. You can either play along with the entire song, or select a section of the song to loop over and over again--helpful for learning leads and complicated parts. A great addition would be the ability to slow down the selection without changing, which would make learning difficult passages even easier.

You can clearly hear the differences between mic selection, speaker cabinets, and amps. Effects like "Fuzz, Wah, and Overdrive" sound pretty good. I played it through headphones and through some weak computer speakers and was impressed by the sound in both scenarios. There is a little bit of crispy sounding distortion present in the clean tones, but not very much.

A free version, called Amplitube Free for iPad is also available, but with just three effects (one amp, one cabinet and the two microphones). 4 additional amps and 8 additional effects come standard with the full version are available via purchase in the app for $5 and $3. IK Multimedia says that additional amps and effects will be available in the future and available for both the full and free versions through in-app purchases.


Specs...
  • Real time guitar and bass mobile multiFX app
  • Full rig built from 4 simultaneous stompboxes + amp + cabinet + mic
  • 11 Stomps, 5 Amps, 5 Cabinets, 2 Mics available
  • Import and play your songs or backing tracks with real time effects
  • 36 presets can be saved/recalled on the fly
  • Includes tuner/metronome
  • Low-latency for real time playing

AmpliTube is available for around $19 from the Apple iTunes App Store

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