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Convenient interface for app-y musicians.

Peavey Electronics and leading iPhone applications developer Agile Partners have joined forces to launch AmpKit (sold separately), an unparalleled guitar amp and effects iPhone application, and AmpKit LiNK, a high fidelity audio interface for the iPhone, iPod touch* and iPad. Together, AmpKit and AmpKit LiNK provide musicians of all skill levels with a powerful and convenient way to jam with high quality tones anytime and anywhere.

The AmpKit LiNK audio interface raises the audio fidelity bar for the iPhone platform. AmpKit LiNK is an iPhone, iPod touchand iPad interface for electric guitar, bass, or any line level source, with an output that can be connected to headphones, powered speakers or a PA.

AmpKit LiNK's revolutionary CrossTalk Eliminator solves the feedback problem inherent in existing unpowered iPhone interfaces. Unpowered guitar interfaces suffer from feedback when using headphones. AmpKit LiNK is a powered device with circuitry that virtually eliminates feedback.

The interface can be used with any recording, processing, or tuning application, including Agile Partners' GuitarToolkit, one of the highest-rated applications in the iTunes App Store.

*Except first-generation iPod touch

FEATURES
  • Audio out to headphones, powered speakers, or PA
  • Use with any recording, processing, or tuning app

Order an interface that will change the way you use your iPhone!

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PeaveyAmpKit LiNK Guitar Interface for iPhone and iPod Touch
 
4.0

(based on 48 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (21)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (26)
  • Easy to use (24)
  • Good audio (24)
  • Lightweight (24)
  • Versatile (9)

Cons

  • Limited functions (7)
  • Not durable (4)
  • Unreliable (3)

Best Uses

  • Amateur recording (18)
  • Home studio (10)
  • Performances (4)
  • Practicing (4)
  • Practice (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (18), Professional musician (13), Novice (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

A must have if you already own the tech.

First off this is not a Marshall, Mesa, Fender Twin, Orange or any other of your favorite amps. It is digital technology moving forward.

I think it is a...Read complete review

First off this is not a Marshall, Mesa, Fender Twin, Orange or any other of your favorite amps. It is digital technology moving forward.

I think it is a fantastic tool in a quick an easy format.

I already owned an iPad2 and bought the amplink.
It performs as it should.

I use Ampkit but it does work well with amplitude.

It think it would be best suited for beginners.
If you purchase the app upgrades it provides numerous tonal opportunities.

I would use it for casual band practice, but it is not functional for changing tones on the fly.

I have plugged it into a board, amp and DAW recording and have found usable tones.

If I was in a "casual" band where I needed a singular sound and very little variation, I would consider it for it's ease of use.

The reality is that it is not enough in any serious situation.

I know that this stuff is scary and almost laughable to some of us traditionalists, but I am impressed with the technology.
Moreover, I believe that it can promote creativity.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Very Disappointing

Then I tried the iRig: the main competitor. Huge difference! It felt more solidly constructed, needed no batteries, and instantly worked with no background noise! (Well, almost none. Certainly minimal...Read complete review

Then I tried the iRig: the main competitor. Huge difference! It felt more solidly constructed, needed no batteries, and instantly worked with no background noise! (Well, almost none. Certainly minimal compared to the AmpKit Link) Occasionally a bit of feedback, but hazards of the trade. I used the iRig with the AmpKit app: didn't bother to switch over to the one they recommend, and it worked fine.

No contest: iRig is far superior in my experience, and worth the extra 10 bucks.

Note: Musician's Friend was phenomenal throughout both returns: got a live, knowledgeable person instantly, and they helped find a good solution both times. Great company: thanks.
Great concept: poor execution.
The first one I bought didn't work at all. Light on, nobody home.
The second one they sent worked for about a week, although with a disappointing amount of background noise. Then it slipped off the table, fell about 3" and was caught by the guitar cord. Huge feedback, so I unplugged everything, and it never worked again. Very flimsy construction.

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(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Very Disappointing

By Brendan Madden

from Vermont

Comments about Peavey AmpKit LiNK Guitar Interface for iPhone and iPod Touch:

Then I tried the iRig: the main competitor. Huge difference! It felt more solidly constructed, needed no batteries, and instantly worked with no background noise! (Well, almost none. Certainly minimal compared to the AmpKit Link) Occasionally a bit of feedback, but hazards of the trade. I used the iRig with the AmpKit app: didn't bother to switch over to the one they recommend, and it worked fine.

No contest: iRig is far superior in my experience, and worth the extra 10 bucks.

Note: Musician's Friend was phenomenal throughout both returns: got a live, knowledgeable person instantly, and they helped find a good solution both times. Great company: thanks.
Great concept: poor execution.
The first one I bought didn't work at all. Light on, nobody home.
The second one they sent worked for about a week, although with a disappointing amount of background noise. Then it slipped off the table, fell about 3" and was caught by the guitar cord. Huge feedback, so I unplugged everything, and it never worked again. Very flimsy construction.

(6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Overpriced

By Ralph

from Austin, TX

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Comments about Peavey AmpKit LiNK Guitar Interface for iPhone and iPod Touch:

1
This device is barely capable of getting signal into an ipod or iphone/iPad. The free App is just as lame - you get all of TWO amp models to choose from and have to buy additional ones. You'd think for the price of the interface you would at least get the higher end app.
After experiencing lots of background noise and crackling simply by touching the ipod jack I decided to open mine up (I should have just returned it but I'm also an electrical engineer so my curiosity got the best of me). The ground wire from the ipod cable was literally hanging on by one strand and the overall workmanship of the PCB assembly was pathetic.
What bothers me the most however is that at the price this thing lists for, I costed out the components and in the quantities that I'm sure this is produced in - in China no less - it can't come to near that cost in materials. And there are no top secret patented circuits in there - we're talking the most basic circuits to do the job.
I completely replaced the ipod cable with a higher quality one and got much better results. I've since had to repair it again because the guitar jack input is so stiff that it broke the trace on the PCB simply by plugging in my guitar.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

A must have if you already own the tech.

By jim

from Wi.

About Me Professional Musician

See all my reviews

Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Compact
  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Home Studio

    Comments about Peavey AmpKit LiNK Guitar Interface for iPhone and iPod Touch:

    First off this is not a Marshall, Mesa, Fender Twin, Orange or any other of your favorite amps. It is digital technology moving forward.

    I think it is a fantastic tool in a quick an easy format.

    I already owned an iPad2 and bought the amplink.
    It performs as it should.

    I use Ampkit but it does work well with amplitude.

    It think it would be best suited for beginners.
    If you purchase the app upgrades it provides numerous tonal opportunities.

    I would use it for casual band practice, but it is not functional for changing tones on the fly.

    I have plugged it into a board, amp and DAW recording and have found usable tones.

    If I was in a "casual" band where I needed a singular sound and very little variation, I would consider it for it's ease of use.

    The reality is that it is not enough in any serious situation.

    I know that this stuff is scary and almost laughable to some of us traditionalists, but I am impressed with the technology.
    Moreover, I believe that it can promote creativity.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Love it!

    By Mick

    from San Jose, CA

    About Me Novice

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Great for practice

      Comments about Peavey AmpKit LiNK Guitar Interface for iPhone and iPod Touch:

      This is a great practice tool - just plug your guitar in with some headphones and practice along to any songs on your iPod (you have to load them in the app first).

      (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Amp Kit Link

      By Kryc

      from Philadelphia, PA

      See all my reviews

      Comments about Peavey AmpKit LiNK Guitar Interface for iPhone and iPod Touch:

      Works great with my iPad2 and Ampkit+ app. Much less feedback than other interfaces because its powered by batteries.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      It works but noise is very high, signal level is low so sound quality is very bad. I found workaround of using Link6 as preamplifier with maximum output volume.

      By Vladimir Kouznetsov

      from Singapore

      Comments about Peavey AmpKit LiNK Guitar Interface for iPhone and iPod Touch:

      There is a workaround of using preamplifier but then using a passive cable should work as well to split mic in and out will work as well.
      No features in the device at all, it's just a noisy in/out separator. Features are in software and free version is very limited. Better version will cost as another device.
      noisy signal for preamplifier is the worst after not working at all
      cheap, if you not counting software

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Don't waste your time and money

      By Lonely Boy Phil

      from Akron OH Home of the Black Keys

      About Me Professional Musician

      See all my reviews

      Ask me a question

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Compact
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Limited Functions
      • Pricey / Poor Value

      Best Uses

      • Maybe Could Be Used With

      Comments about Peavey AmpKit LiNK Guitar Interface for iPhone and iPod Touch:

      This item is a loss leader. It comes with only the most basic functions. Amp, noise gate and fuzz. No delays or any other effects. You need to go to the app store and spend more money for their "packages" with more effects. They don't tell you this until you download the app. I was extremely disappointed with this unit. At least it came with two batteries that I can use in something else. Save your money. Don't waste it on Peavey Amplink.

      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Go for it!

      By Roopnam

      from proctorville , ohio

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Easy To Use

      Cons

      • Breaks Easily

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Home Studio
      • Performances

      Comments about Peavey AmpKit LiNK Guitar Interface for iPhone and iPod Touch:

      I researched all of the other IOS guitar based interfaces, actually trying the iRig, but this one cuts back on the feedback. I easily recorded with it using both GarageBand and Auria. It's also great for practice, and the Ampkit app was great, only drawback is the free version justs comes with one high gain amp, and a copy of the Ibanez Tube Screamer... Over all I'd say get it, you won't regret it.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Ampkit Link Guitar Interface

      By Henry Flick

      from Savannah, GA

      About Me Experienced

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Compact
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing

        Comments about Peavey AmpKit LiNK Guitar Interface for iPhone and iPod Touch:

        This Ampkit connected easily to my iPad and iPhone with the addition of the Ampkit app (free on the App store). There is the free app version that comes with 2 amp options and another nominally priced app that offers more features. The free app does offer options for upgrades when a person feels the need to expand.

        It's a little cumbersome to hook up with the various plugs/cords for the guitar cord and headphones. Once set up though, it works just like they say. I often have to practice with headphones in order to not disturb others. I could do this with headphones on my amp but hauling the amp to various rooms in the house was a pain. This small Ampkit allows me to use it anywhere and makes it convenient for practice when traveling without hauling the amplifier with me.

        The software takes a little time to figure out all it offers but it's not difficult.

        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Love it.

        By Nick

        from Missouri

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording

          Comments about Peavey AmpKit LiNK Guitar Interface for iPhone and iPod Touch:

          Really cool.

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