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Average Score:2.6( 2.6/5 based on 19 reviews )
 1 user review5 %
 6 reviews32 %
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 8 reviews42 %
Value For Money : Excellent
Hatsubai06/19/2011

Hatsubai's review"Interesting but not that great sounding"

IK Multimedia iRig
Given the popularity of the Apple touch products, it was only a matter of time when somebody decided to create some sort of software amps simulator for it. IK Multimedia has developed the AmpliTube iRig in an attempt to create some sort of rival to the "pocket" amp sims out there. While their intentions were good, their execution was a tad poor. First of all, this requires a special cable to work with the guitar. You can't just plug in any adapter and expect it to work. Once you plug everything in, it works decently. There are some real inherent problems, number one being that the built-in speaker on the touch devices suck. One solution to that would be to use some sort of external monitors, but that'll defeat the entire purpose of having a "pocket" amp simulator.

The good thing about this product is that there are very few crashes. I did experience one, but I just reloaded the program, and I was back to where I left off, really. It's easy to install, easy to set up and easy to maneuver around. It doesn't seem to suck the battery life any more than other applications out there for these devices, so there shouldn't be any huge issues there. One thing I'm curious about is if somebody calls you. I never had anybody call me when I was using it with my iPhone, but I wonder if the application would close, still work or what.

Despite me giving the other parameters some high marks, the product really isn't that great. For one, you need the special cable to use it. Also, the built-in speakers on the Apple devices are pretty poor. You could add some sort of external monitors, but it defeats the entire purpose of this device, in my opinion. It might be work checking out, but I think there are better options out there for this kind of thing.
zesneek03/09/2014

zesneek's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" An extra tool for undemanding nomadic"

IK Multimedia iRig
I already had the Mobile In from Line 6 and I heard that bad on this accessory.
Now, after testing, I would say that for mobile use, the plug has helped me greatly amuse myself on my iPhone with Garage Band.
If you are looking for a reasonably priced accessory and lets you enjoy yourself without bothering those around you (because you can plug in your headphones), I found this great tool.
Your turn ... I'm going to train for my little woman looks at her series on TV.
ghismo06/03/2013

ghismo's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" A gadget"

IK Multimedia iRig
I jumped right out, coupled with Amplitube.

And .. it's cheap, it's true. But it does no good with.

Output beyond the entrance, so if you want to save, all your tracks have a yucky mix of others (including metronome).

I have since thrown away and I went on an interface that plugs into the edge connector, and, yes, it works fine.

So, with the experience, I do not have that choice, it is not expensive but it's still a waste of money.
DeathPaupiette03/24/2013

DeathPaupiette's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Practical nomad, a little cheap looking?"

IK Multimedia iRig
I have since the end of June 2012. I have not tried any external interface before, I chose this one ... more or less at random if I remember correctly ...
I can not really judge the value for money, € 30 at the beginning it seemed expensive for a plastic shell with two entrances Jack (6.5 and 3.5) and a 3.5 jack plug. But given the more intensive use that I made, it is a good investment. Indeed, the subject inspires confidence not necessarily initially a sounding hollow plastic cylinder ... but in the end it seems to take the shock, and then fixing the jack plug is pretty damn with a flexible plastic ring to prevent premature termination of the cable. Various inputs and outputs are placed in a practical way and the fact that this is really tiny iRig really shows it is made to be carted around when we want to maquetter between two trains, traveling, etc..
After level sound quality all depends on what you put behind. I use it with iRig 5 on Mac Pro JamUp and iPod Touch, and it suits me when I'm traveling / moving, however sustainable solution at home I'm not convinced.
What I like most: ergonomics, weight, height.
What I like least: the look cheap.
niromniala09/15/2012

niromniala's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" nice for maqueter"

IK Multimedia iRig
no problems of implementation
easy setup
no Incompatibilities

use on iphone 3gs 8GB with garage band, free AmpliTube, AmpKit
to sound out properly, it does not plug and play
first put the iPhone in airplane mode to lighten his workload and eliminate some interference
then go into the menus or setups config apps to test settings and sometimes somewhat better sound.
properly adjust levels / O
with a few adjustments, it really gets what ideas work and other

I have only a few days
I already IRIG twelve o'clock so I stay ik multimedia
what I like most is being able to test my sounds and put my ideas without using my pc. I often play a MIDI break in my wardrobe, it's great with garageband
this is a little "gadget", but compared to the vox Amplug I have a range of effects and recording with garageband
replace those who think a good old amp 100w lamp with an app back on earth.
this is a great thing for a nomad these ideas pose for a repeat or live must not dream
I remake this choice for simplicity, the price (30 euros with shipping), the practical use of mobile
I do not put any good because the products are perfect exixtent not, and that the (AmpliTube above) is perfectible
ddinside02/23/2012

ddinside's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Good value for money"

IK Multimedia iRig
Installation: is simple: you plug it launches AmpliTube (me is iPad), and presto, you play.
It is portable, you can play anywhere, at any time, and in addition, the applications provide real diversity. You can find free and paid versions of ampkit and AmpliTube. The implementation is perfect.

My configuration? a first generation iPad + iRig adapter.
Physically, the adapter comes in the form of a cylindrical block to house the jack 6.35 (for guitar) and an output which serves lineout / headphone. On the other side of the cylinder, there is a thread after which a 3.5 jack to 4 points is intended to be plugged to your favorite apple. Everything is very light and despite fragile appearance, it's solid.

I will not speak here of software so what follows concerns only the adapter iRig itself:
It is VERY wrong side sound. The principle of diverting a microphone input signal to spend a guitar does not work well at all with this quality of material. The hiss level is really painful, and the output level is literally rotting. We are forced to push the volume and input gain for a suitable level, but alas, it turns very quickly to feedback regardless of the software used behind. And try using any compressor, distortion, or other instrument that amplifies the signal or dynamics, and you'll lose your ears (with headphones) or your speakers. Some apps offer advanced anti feedback that simply eat all frequencies and distort the sound.

Only solution: let the input levels and output low enough and amplify externally or play with a low volume through headphones.

Therefore be used to experiment with effects, or through headphones to work in his coin.Mais that's all.

In conclusion, I would say that this product is worth its price. If you count use it to play in the living room at night, or go on vacation with your guitar without lugging your 4x12 and your head is impeccable. We can work with no problem, you can even try Laying out with. Now, snooze or other more demanding use, you can forget. It's a gimmick, with the price of a gadget.
cil2001/29/2012

cil20's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" A good sound with 3 x no"

IK Multimedia iRig
Nothing more simple, you plug and it works

I use it with a small powered speaker Altec lansing a Fender Stratocaster and AMPKIT + application that I find better than AmpliTube.
And frankly I do not understand the notice before
it's just great it has good sound for his guitar and it's yours in a pocket.
possibilities will have a range of just imitating his style and all without major problems.
A very good gadget to play the guitar around electric

I use it for some months with great pleasure every time. I took the IRIG

but I could take the other I would advise you against the application by Ampkit +
which for me gives better performance than AmpliTube.

I do it again this choice san hesitation
eddyfonk05/16/2011

eddyfonk's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Cool"

IK Multimedia iRig
It's easy as an app from itunes ...

IPhone and iPad. Amplitube and Ampkit

It is stable, some noise on iPhone, less on Ipad

I use it for today ... for 3 hours! I found it mediocre at the beginning: no power, feedback galore, I was ready to go to the retailer, then ... I boosted the volume of my two devices (jailbreakées. ..) and I was able to remove these feedback. For the price it does, it's convenient, it sounds pretty and it will be especially convenient to have a little sound to my classes without taking anything but my Ipad and my iphone.
funkyjames01/19/2011

funkyjames's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Not bad"

IK Multimedia iRig
Very easy to use while it works seul.Aucun problem.

It runs on iPhone 3G ios 4.2 and it works not bad, it's true that there's breath but you hear very well the volume. We certainly need the full version because there's the LE and a FREE version.
With the bass it rocks a lot because it happens to mitigate the blast. The pedals are very good. I think the iphone because it is better to turn again, everything comes to machine as it is normal. you can adjust the input gain and output and the amp itself and edit sound from the iphone then frankly we really hear the loud, albeit with a few blows but it used to train after everyone sees her door at noon to help.
It is worth its price 40 €.
I'm happy, you can buy extra pedals for 2 € to about 50, compressor type, limit, parametric equalizer etc..
This is the start of this stuff it only asks once then change in the IRIG pocket you can always upgrade to the best software versions, perhaps on IPAD it works even better who knows.
I put in airplane mode to make sure you do not have any interference.

I've had one day and so far I have tried nothing else, I await the Vox AC30. I like the octave it tears.
I certainly would do that choice. Know what you buy, it blows a bit but it works!

Phil Rooster10/03/2010

Phil Rooster's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Useless"

IK Multimedia iRig
Simple installation, configuration also iPad as iPhone.
Manual very clear.

Teractive iPad more than iPhone4, surprising.

No risk to become damaged ears, as stated prcdemment, the volume is very low.
Unusable with my bass! In addition to work on pieces must import them into Amplitube ...
Really, systm flee.
To work on the move, nothing beats the small Vox amPlug (Bass and others).
You plug an MP3 player and rolls over to play with sufficient volume.
IRIG or how to throw his FLOUZE by the window ...