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IK Multimedia iRig - Audio Interface Adapter for iPhone, iPod, iPad   

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The IK Multimedia AmpliTube iRig combines an easy-to-use instrument interface adapter with guitar and bass tone software for your favorite Apple mobi...Read More

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OVERVIEW

Jam anywhere with world-class guitar and bass tone right in the palm of your hand.

The IK Multimedia AmpliTube iRig combines an easy-to-use instrument interface adapter with guitar and bass tone software for your favorite Apple mobile device. With AmpliTube iRig, you can plug your guitar into your iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad and jam anywhere with top-notch guitar and bass tone right in the palm of your hand. Plug iRig into your mobile device; plug in your instrument; add headphones, amp or powered speakers; install the AmpliTube app; and start rocking.

The IK Multimedia iRig is the ideal companion not only to the mobile AmpliTube app, but it also works with any other recording, processing, or tuning app. Plus, you can also use the iRig adapter with line level signal sources such as synthesizers, keyboards, or mixers.

AmpliTube for iPhone
At the core of the AmpliTube iRig System is AmpliTube-a leader in gear modeling software for professional recording studios. AmpliTube for iPhone gives you the same incredible ultra-realistic sound and modeling accuracy of its Mac/PC applications in a convenient mobile platform app.

With AmpliTube for iPhone, you'll have an entire guitar/bass rig at your fingertips, comprised of three recombinable simultaneous stompbox effects, an amp-head plus cabinet and a microphone. With AmpliTube for iPhone fully loaded, you will be able to choose between five amps (clean, crunch, lead, metal, bass) with full controls, 10 stompbox effects (delay, flanger, phaser, overdrive, distortion, filter, wah, fuzz, octaver, chorus), five cabinets and two microphones (dynamic and condenser).

Plus, AmpliTube for iPhone features a chromatic digital tuner and a metronome. You can also import and play with songs or backing tracks with realtime effects; and create, save and recall up to 36 presets on the fly.

FEATURES AmpliTube iRig
  • Works on iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad
  • 1/4" female mono input jack connector
  • 1/8" female stereo output mini-jack connector
  • Connect electric guitar and bass
  • Also works with line level signals from synthesizers, keyboards, mixers
  • Output can be connected to headphones, amplifiers, powered speakers, mixers
AmpliTube for iPhone
  • Realtime guitar and bass mobile multiFX app
  • Full rig made of three recombinable simultaneous stompboxes + amp + cabinet + mic
  • 10 Stomps, 5 Amps, 5 Cabinets, 2 Mics available
  • Import and play with songs or backing tracks with real time effects
  • 36 presets can be saved/recalled on the fly

Get into the groove when you're on the move. Order the iRig today.

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IK MultimediaiRig - Audio Interface Adapter for iPhone, iPod, iPad
 
3.9

(based on 77 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (40)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (9)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (30)
  • Compact (29)
  • Lightweight (29)
  • Good audio (18)
  • Versatile (18)

Cons

  • Limited functions (9)
  • Poor sound quality (8)

Best Uses

  • Amateur recording (24)
  • Home studio (18)
  • Performances (7)
  • Outdoor events / games (5)
  • Professional recording (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (29), Professional musician (12), Novice (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Good starting point

Having received an iPad for Christmas I wanted to explore the world of guitar amp sims. The thought was that I could use my iPad to play some gigs rather than hauling out my...Read complete review

Having received an iPad for Christmas I wanted to explore the world of guitar amp sims. The thought was that I could use my iPad to play some gigs rather than hauling out my full rig. I did not want to spend much at first, as this was still considered an experiment.

With that in mind, the iRig does exactly what is expected of it. However, after several weeks of using it and playing live with this rig, I started noticing how noisy this system was. It was less noisy on patches revolving around a clean guitar sound as opposed to higher gain settings, which one would expect to be the case. Unfortunately this noise requires me to use one of my FX slots in JamUp XT Pro for a noise gate, which does not remove the problem entirely, but does make it more bearable at the sacrifice of some tone and dynamics.

After doing some research, I have found that the noise in the system is coming from the iRig and is due to it's connecting to the iPad via the headphone jack on the device. In the course of researching, I have found that this is a common problem for the entry level iRig and that the higher level interfaces that use the 30pin or Lightning port do not have this issue.

I would definitely buy the iRig again. It has served me well so far. Now that I know that I want to continue working with amp sims and that they are viable for my needs, I will probably upgrade to the iRig Pro so that I can integrate a midi footswitch into my live setup. If I were not wanting to integrate that midi footswitch, then I would probably upgrade to one of the Apogee products.

As an entry level product, however, the iRig is a definite winner. Just be aware that you will have noise in your signal.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Low quality

IK Multimedia tries but at the end of the day they will gaffe you off if you have a problem. This is a toy to noodle around with your guitar. Don't expect alot....Read complete review

IK Multimedia tries but at the end of the day they will gaffe you off if you have a problem. This is a toy to noodle around with your guitar. Don't expect alot. Expect a toy that if you can get it to work will be fun to goof around with. My first one was dead on arrival. The replacement is working.

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3.0

Not bad, but it won't replace my amp

By 

from Falls Church

About Me Novice

Pros

  • Compact
  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Limited Functions
  • Poor Sound Quality

Best Uses

  • Amateur Recording
  • Home Studio

Comments about IK Multimedia iRig - Audio Interface Adapter for iPhone, iPod, iPad:

It is good if you don't have an amp to practice with. The sound quality is not the greatest.

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5.0

Get this now

By 

from Nashville

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact
  • Easy To Use
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Home Studio
    • Practice aid

    Comments about IK Multimedia iRig - Audio Interface Adapter for iPhone, iPod, iPad:

    Super easy to use, just plug and play. I recently sold my guitar amp for an engagement ring, and this is the perfect stop-gap. I can record both my guitar and bass in GarageBand ios, then head over to my drum kit and practice using the riffs I just recorded. This is wonderful, I believe it should be mandatory for everyone.

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    4.0

    Get one

    By 

    from Chareston,sc

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    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Events
      • Home Studio
      • Mobile DJ
      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about IK Multimedia iRig - Audio Interface Adapter for iPhone, iPod, iPad:

      Very useful and easy to use. It's so simple and direct your up in running in minutes. Get the right apps and recording software and you have an almost unlimited possibilities.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Nice gadget

      By 

      from Limerick, PA

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Compact

      Cons

      • Set Up Process

      Best Uses

      • Jamming

      Comments about IK Multimedia iRig - Audio Interface Adapter for iPhone, iPod, iPad:

      I play electric acoustic. I wasn't looking for this, it found me I guess but I really like it. It works great for what I want out of it, which is something a little different to jam and enjoy/write. The sound is great, I read a LOT of negative stuff relating to the iPad app and people upset that its not comparing to Jimi's amp .. really? If you're like me .. like to plug in and play, write some tunes and enjoy jamming . .this will work great for you. Cheers.

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      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Unreliable and cheap!

      By 

      from Daytona Beach

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Good For A Kid Into Tech
      • Just Enough To Plug Iphon

      Cons

      • App Is A Joke
      • Disappointing
      • Limited Functions
      • Not Even Worth It At Disc
      • Poor Sound Quality
      • Unreliable
      • What U Pay Is What U Get

      Best Uses

      • Mess Around If U R Bored

      Comments about IK Multimedia iRig - Audio Interface Adapter for iPhone, iPod, iPad:

      From the time I opened the box to the time I plugged it in and played through it I lost interest in minutes. Makes me wonder if the more expensive interfaces are even worth looking into as I really though this was insulting. I used several different connects and sound quality is just not there.

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      4.0

      GOOD THING except for the software.

      By 

      from Redding - Red Bluff CA

      About Me Professional Musician

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      Pros

      • Functional And Versatile

      Cons

      • Easy to lose

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about IK Multimedia iRig - Audio Interface Adapter for iPhone, iPod, iPad:

      Good thing this is. Works nicely. Forget the software you ccan download with it. THAT is useless.

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      5.0

      a portable recording studio!

      By 

      from Schenectady, NY

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Compact
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Home Studio
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about IK Multimedia iRig - Audio Interface Adapter for iPhone, iPod, iPad:

        Compact great for on the go,
        I use mine through garage band has several pedal effects going to run it through my mixer and use it in the studio.
        Great for home practice that way your amps not taking up space.

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        4.0

        Bass players reviewof i-rig

        By 

        from Sheboygan wi.

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Compact
        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight
        • Versatile

        Cons

        • Limited Functions

        Best Uses

          Comments about IK Multimedia iRig - Audio Interface Adapter for iPhone, iPod, iPad:

          Works great.. Sounds good too.. My only complaint is i wish it had stuff for bass right off the bat. It aimed at guitarists for the most part,& the music you can play with is only the music down loaded into your phone. I wish you could listen to youtube or something while you jammed,but i started out on a guitar amp ..so with a lottle amp tweeking it was rockin.. I would buy it again and i would recommend it.. Def worth the money.

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          4.0

          50/50 adaptor

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          from Bloomfield, NJ

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Limited Functions
          • Pricey / Poor Value

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording

          Comments about IK Multimedia iRig - Audio Interface Adapter for iPhone, iPod, iPad:

          It's an alright device. forget using the accompanied app. Luckily it was a "deal of the day" when I bought it. I wouldn't spend more than I did for it. For amateur recording on garageband, it works decently

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          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Good, but some tweaks left.

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          from bogotà-colombia

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Versatile

          Cons

          • A Lot Of Noise
          • Could Use A Longer Cord

          Best Uses

          • Practice On The Go

          Comments about IK Multimedia iRig - Audio Interface Adapter for iPhone, iPod, iPad:

          It's a useful thing if you want to study and don't want to make any noise, or have to deal with a lot of cables. it's easy to use, but could use some more features.

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