updated 05:10 am EST, Mon February 21, 2011
Amp and stompbox emulation for mobile devices
IK Multimedia has launched its Amplitube Fender app for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. The new app emulates a number of classic Fender amp and stomp box tones and was designed in conjunction with the tone gurus at Fender. Like the original Amplitube app, it works in conjunction with the iRig interface adapter. The six included Fender stomps include Fender Phaser, Fender Blender, Tape Delay, Overdrive, Compressor (by registering) and Noise Filter. It also includes five amps with matching cabinets including the '65 Deluxe reverb, '65 Twin reverb, '59 Bassman LTD, Super-Sonic, and Pro Junior.
IK Multimedia advises that if you already own Amplitube for iPhone, iPad or iPod touch NOT to download the new app. Instead, users can purchase all the new plug-ins either by single purchase or all together through as an in-app purchase in Amplitube 2.0.
In addition to the Fender tones, users can also record their own songs using the app's single-track recorder or optional four-track recorder. The iPad version expands this to eight tracks.
The iPhone app requires at least iOS 3.1.3 and an iPhone 3G or second-generation iPod touch. The iPad app requires iOS 3.2 or better. Amplitube Fender is available now in the iTunes App Store for $15. The is also a free version available for download.