More than a bit stingy..
The free version wants you to buy EVERYTHING. they give you next to nothing, nothing I don't already have on my physical amp. I bought an iRig and was super disappointed to find out that after downloading over 600mb to get this app, it was almost empty and everything was an in-app purchase. So what, pay $19.99 additional to what I paid for my iRig? Makes me wish I never would've bought it in the first place. I was really looking forward to using it.
Cannot import from Apple Music, and probably couldn't hear if you could. App is way too noisy. Background noise is deafening while instrument signal is barely audible.
You have to bite the bullet and spend
A lot of the complaints about this app relate to the nickel and diming aspect of what they do.
But let's face it, they're smart and know that guitarists like to tinker with sound and use their intuitive sound sorcery to create the most unique sound for their electric guitar imaginable.
And let's face it, for the $99 and the all-in feature they offer which comes with a ton of amp and effects pedals choices, as a guitarist, you'll have enough effects and amp combinations to be busy making new guitar sounds for the rest of your natural born life!!!
Given the other option of purchasing effects pedals which could easily cost up to $1000 and space in your apartment u don't have, suddenly, the investment to pay a few dollars for having it all stored on your iPhone doesn't seem that bad.
Given I have an acoustic electric, I was stunned at how thrashy I could make my guitar sound. I also noted the clarity of all six strings while concocting a very psychedelic setting (think like Big Star, 1975 psychedelic).
The best feature of amplitube is its interface with garageband. It's highly intuitive and gives me a solution to the horrid touch guitar instrument features in Garagband that are limiting. Given that you could add 4 more fx settings from G/B with the six you could use on amplitube, I must say that my desire to play and record has exponentially awaken.
The 8 track feature is useless in this app as is the guitar tuner and play along drum patterns. Garageband's percussion instruments are way better.
In general, amplitube's set up isn't very intuitive but if you play with it a lot, it can pay you dividends with stellar sounds.
Final big plus is amplitubes ability to interface with amplifiers for live recordings.
The save settings feature needs improvement in that it isn't user friendly enough. But again, over time, you'll get over those growing pains.
Guitars pay the $119 for the app and all-in; it's worth it.
Good for jamming
There you go, this app is great if you just want to make some loops and play along. Most of the in app purchases are fair, and don't cost too much.
The problem is the recorder, that thing is a piece of garbage. I say this because it isn't just a nice simple recorder which allows you to record songs. Instead it's a freaking monster. You only get one channel to work with and you aren't allowed to easily use your loopers while recording! That thing took 20$ from me.
If you want to jam it is a good app. If you want to record go find a microphone.
In app purchases!!
Bought the irig hd and couldn't be happier with that. However, I installed the amplitube app. (which if you look at the irig hd box, makes it seem like if you buy the irig, all sorts of great amplitube stuff is free). The free version is free. And by registering your irig you get the "paid" app version. Pffft. Sure, you get a couple of amps and pedals, but no more than you get for the free garage band. And with all the free stuff out there, I'm not about to shell out additional $$ for in app purchases.
They cheat you and charge you again
If you upgrade to Amplitube full you have to purchase all the pedals again that you paid for in Amplitube Free. They don't tell you until you have already paid for the upgrade. Customer service told me to just buy it and tell apple to reimburse me but they charge the names of the bundles so that Apple cannot tell they are the same in app purchases. IK M makes good products but then cheats there own customers; it's company m.o. for hardware and software. I avoid them now.
Rip off, no good, don't buy
By Come on, man!!!
I do not recommend this. If anything, buy AmpliTube 4 (or download the hacked torrent version for free). It's far better, AT4 Jimi Hendrix is spot on. The iOS Jimi is so far off it's not even funny. If you tweak it, you can get close, but still off. Another reason for the low score is them cheating me out of money. I had bough separate packs (Jimi, Fender, Orange) and waited to get my iRig HD2 because it gives you a serial for free AmpliTube on iOS. The registration worked for my computer, but not my iPhone, so, no free upgrade (that they promised, bad service indeed). So, I bought the $50 all in pack to get everything (or so I thought). No Mesa Boogie and no tons of pedals, or mics, or loopers...... So I paid $50 when I could have just paid $20 to upgrade two more packs. No refunds, no freebies for ripping me off. I will no longer recommend this to others, but I do recommend downloading AmpliTube 4 for free as a cracked torrent. Have a nice day!
By Darth Rex
After by my irig HD2, I was excited to use this app but quickly realized that they expect you to buy a bunch of other in app add-ons to fully get the total effect. I think this is complete BS! Especially the fact that the apps aren't very expensive. Unless you're a very serious guitar player, don't waste your time here because you barely get anything that is playable in regards to amps or effects.
I think I'll just stick to the amps on GarageBand where they are free.
AmpliTube app with iRig
Started playing bass and guitar again. Jamming along with my music and YouTube videos from the same device the iPhone 5s. Learned some new stuff and polished up some old tunes. I'm 50 yo. Push through a soundbar for out in the open sound. It's a bit tricky for me sometimes, but it's not the app, it's me. Outstanding! I didn't have any amps. Now I have the best amps and stomps for less than $100.00 THANK YOU SO MUTCH. Easy to share recordings too. Show off or share ideas on Facebook, iMovie, email, and more. I upgraded from the 4s without much trouble. 6/9/2016 please include a "are you sure that you want to delete this project option".
JamUp is easier to use
By drz 54
I'll admit I'm not a computer geek ( used to be). But I found JamUp much easier to use. Had much difficulty finding how to import tracks etc in irig, also could not figure out how to get a pure clean tone without effects.
JamUp was a snap. Very fast too.
I got ripped!!!
Apple charged me $19.99 for the free version of this app! I won't purchase another app till this pricey garbage is refunded!!!!