IK Multimedia releases new AmpliTube Fender App
IK Multimedia has announced the release of AmpliTube Fender 1.5,
a multi-FX app available for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. The
update adds Audiobus compatibility, and the iPhone/iPod touch
version features an enhanced user interface that fully supports the
larger displays included in the latest versions of those devices.
AmpliTube Fender, IK Multimedia's guitar/bass amp-and-FX app, is
the only officially certified Fender amp-and-effects models for
iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. A version for Mac/PC is also
AmpliTube Fender, with its amp & FX models and built-in
recorder, can be used in any of the 3 Audiobus "slots": Input,
Effects, and Output. The Audiobus App (from Audiobus Pty Ltd,
requires a separate purchase) makes it possible for audio Apps to
connect together in real-time, which greatly adds to the creative
potential of music making on the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
When used in the Audiobus Input slot, AmpliTube Fender's amp,
stompbox, cabinet and microphone models allow users to input guitar
or bass sounds with authentic and ultra-realistic Fender tone. In
the Effects slot, those same effects can be used to process the
sound from the app (or apps) in the Input position.
AmpliTube Fender's processing and recorder can also be used in
the Output slot. With the multi-track option added (via in-app
purchase), the iPhone/iPod touch version of the app features a
4-track recorder and the iPad version features an 8-track recorder.
Both multi-track upgrades include master effects, as well.
iPhone 5 Graphics Supported
AmpliTube Fender 1.5 includes support for the larger screen in
the iPhone 5 and new iPod touch, with an enhanced GUI designed to
take advantage of that extra real estate.
IK also added it's Global Menu to AmpliTube Fender. Standard on
all new and updated IK apps, the Global Menu consolidates many
utility functions such as Settings, User Account, Help and more,
all under one convenient menu, making it faster and easier to find
Recording Features Updated
IK's AutoFreeze function, which was included in the recent
AmpliTube 3.0 update, is now available in the multi-track recorder
in AmpliTube Fender. Once effects have been applied on a track, it
automatically "freezes" the track with the effects, freeing up the
processing to be used on a different track, but retaining the
effects sound on the original track. The tracks automatically
unfreeze when selected, allowing to go back and tweak the effects
at any point, thus making AmpliTube Fender much more powerful as a
IK also added a pre-roll option to the recorder. When activated,
two measures of count-off are played before the recording starts,
making it easier to come in at the right tempo.
AmpliTube Fender: Rocking with Legendary Tone
IK Multimedia developed AmpliTube Fender in cooperation with
Fender, who provided guidance, testing, and advice to help make the
app as accurate and true to the Fender brand as possible.
Both the iPhone and iPad apps offer Fender amplifier, cabinet
and stompbox models, including such acclaimed amps as the '59
Bassman®, the '65 Fender Twin Reverb®, the '65 Deluxe Reverb® and
more. Effects include the Fender Blender™ distortion pedal, as well
as the Fender Compressor, Phaser, Tape Echo, Overdrive and Noise
Filter pedals. Many useful and varied presets are included, or you
can setup your own rigs, mixing and matching the gear to create
your own custom Fender sound.
IK offers a variety of input options for connecting an
instrument to a device running AmpliTube Fender (or other mobile
audio apps), including iRig HD, the new high-definition audio
interface, which also works with Macs; iRig STOMP, the first
stompbox style audio interface; and the original iRig, the most
popular mobile guitar interface of all time.
Pricing and Availability
AmpliTube Fender is available from the App StoreSM in both
iPhone/iPod touch and iPad versions for $14.99/€13.99, or at www.AppStore.com.
The new version is a free upgrade for existing users.