The other day I was searching for third party attachments for the iPod Touch/iPhone related to music (as I am an avid musician), and I came across something that made me jump with excitement. The company IK Multimedia is developing an extremely portable effects board/collection of pedals. And it’s going to be usable through a phone, with output to either headphones or an amp, if one gets the correct cable.
The main intention is to plug in your guitar or bass to it, which I plan on doing when I get my hands on it, but I also believe it will work really well with my electric violin and synthesizer. Although the price for the hookup is $39.99 and may seem kind of steep, each pedal on its own would cost at least that much. Chorus, Phazer, Delay, Wah, and Overdrive are some examples of the pedal effects software included in the full edition of the app ($20), but there will also be a light version for $2.99 and a free version. Each version will allow for the purchase of more cabinets/stompboxes through DLC. There are also 32 presets in which you can save your specific combinations of sounds. Pretty sweet.
The AmpliTube iRig is a really unique and cool idea for any guitarist or bassist seeking to add lots of super portable options to their sound for an affordable amount of money. We will be reviewing it upon release, so be looking for that in the next month or so. I certainly can’t wait to try it out!
To view the trailer for the AmpliTube iRig click HERE
To view the full press release click HERE, click “Press Releases”, and then “IK Announces AmpliTube iRig.”