AmpliTube CS

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Want to turn your device into the ultimate mobile guitar and bass tone studio? AmpliTube puts the power in your hands with a massive collection of virtual gear that you can use to practice, play and record with world-class tone anytime and everywhere.

Build your own guitar or bass rig with up to 6 stompbox FX, an amplifier and speaker cabinet w/Mic — you can even drag and drop your stomps to sit before or after your amplifier (4 slots pre and 2 slots post).

Just plug your instrument into your iPhone or iPod touch with one of IK's instrument interfaces (like iRig 2 or iRig HD), and get ready to be blown away.

AmpliTube gives you 7 creative stompbox effects, 3 amazing amps, 3 speaker cabinets and 2 mics, 1 Loop Drummer groove from the Rock pack and 1 active track in the recorder section. You can of course expand this selection via a massive library of over 100 pieces of gear that includes amps and stompboxes from the world’s best brands like Fender™, Soldano®, Ampeg®, ENGL®, Orange®, T-Rex® and many more.

Thanks to AmpliTube's Cab Room, you will actually feel like you are in your own professional recording studio. Now mic your cabinets in 3D - from dust cap to speaker edge and by varying distances from the speaker - with up to 2 mics in a beautifully rendered virtual studio environment. There are also 16 new highly sought after studio mic models available via in-app purchase adding even more sonic richness.
Get creative with loops in AmpliTube via its Super Looper, which is available through in-app purchase. It makes it easy to record, play back, adjust levels and play along with up to 4 loops. Looper is controllable via MIDI or iRig BlueBoard.

Need a drummer? Use the built-in Loop Drummer system to jam to killer drum tracks. Use AmpliTube’s streamlined built-in 8-track recorder and DAW-style studio (available via in-app purchase) sections to record, edit and tweak and share your compositions via SoundCloud, file sharing or email.

What's more, the acclaimed Fender Collection 2 is now available for AmpliTube iOS via in-app purchase. Based on IK’s revolutionary Dynamic Interaction Modeling™ technology, it delivers a whole new level of realism, making it possible to fully replicate the behavior of EVERY component in the circuit all the way down to its quirkiest nuance and character in a non-linear and dynamic way.
With 4 models based on the astounding Fender Custom series plus 3 original vintage models from the 50's / 60's, Fender Collection 2 is the key to boosting your tone both live, in the studio and on the go and lets you play with the iconic amp models that made the history of music.

AmpliTube features:

• Lets you intuitively create guitar & bass rigs with up to 6 stomps, 1 amp and 1 cab with 2 mics
• Expandable - Over 100 gear models available
• Includes 7 stomps, 3 amp, 1 cabinet and 2 mics
• “Cab Room" allows 3D placement and miking of cabinets with 2 mics (available via in-app purchase)
• Add more gear via in-app purchase from Fender™, Soldano®, Ampeg®, ENGL®, Orange®, Jimi Hendrix™ collection, T-Rex® and more
• 16 new mics available for purchase
• Included single-track recorder (in-app purchase unlocks up to 8-tracks)
• Studio mode for intuitive DAW-style editing (unlocked via in-app purchase)
• Loop drummer module that plays in sync with the recorder
• Includes speed trainer, metronome and tuner
• Inter-App Audio and AudioBus support (available on iOS 7 and above)
• Project sharing between versions and devices
• Import and play songs as backing tracks from your Music Library or computer
• Export audio via E-mail, SoundCloud or File Sharing
• MIDI controllable
Low-latency for real-time playing

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Requires iPhone 4s, iPod touch (5th generation) with iOS 8.0 or later

AmpliTube CS App Description & Overview

The applications AmpliTube CS was published in the category Music on 2010-06-16 and was developed by IK Multimedia. The file size is 774.66 MB. The current version is 4.4.0 and works well on 8.0 and high ios versions.

- Fender Collection 2 models available via in-app purchase
- New Free Stomp effects included: Crusher, Dcomp, FeedBack, Phazer10
- New Free Amps included: Vintage Metal Lead, 360 Bass
- Added rest blocks to the Loop Drummer
- AmpliTube FREE changes name to AmpliTube CS
- General reliability improvements

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AmpliTube CS Reviews


A few bugs but lots of potential  Sean9619  3 star

I love this app. I’ve purchased the metal pack and the tuner and am really enjoying it. I do hope you guys fix the bug soon which causes the app to close after a few minutes of playing. I would use this app much more if it weren’t for that. Other than that minor issue and some odd feedback I’m getting in my headphones, it is excellent


Same?  Bran2906  1 star

Is this the same exact app I bought for $20? If so then why? I have both of them open side by side and they're exactly the same and both don't even work


Dude that's just because you play ear splitting noise  Beach0916  5 star

Yeah that's right!

A Guy Who's 18

Devs really!  A Guy Who's 18  1 star

Immeadiatly after opening, ear splitting noise started playing


AMAZING  Doodoomopboy  5 star

this app is really good i think people should at least give it a chance before they give up and say it's not good and it sounds horrible it's NOT hard to set up for good sound. this app has a lot of different pedals and they sound great for a digital app. don't knock it till you try it seriously.


More than a bit stingy..  [email protected][email protected]!on  1 star

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.


Terrible  Coz109  1 star

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  Californiatones  4 star

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  Discarab  3 star

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.


Shah  Hetushsjhshsidhg  1 star



Annoying  Jpsych(hons)  1 star

After forking out on irig hd2 and getting this software with it i’d now pass on both. Any misplaced tap and the thing tries to sell you more of the same. File sharing between apps is very limited so trying to get a recording into a decent editor is a terrible experience. Suddenly stumbled across an option to save to garage band and hey presto, nowhere to be found in garage band! The irig hd2 hardware is probably excellent but bundling with this is a serious let down. I get that it is a free version but it’s so bad I wont fork out more money on top of the hardware because it is so terrible. Sometimes using new software can be frustrating at first. This is still frustrating after a couple of months. Fail.


REALLY BAD QUALITY  Awesomec65450  1 star

This has taken ages to load! It has still not fully loaded! I have read some reviews and they say it is bad quality. Just saying, I am not spending any money so maybe it will be even worse. I will probably end up deleting the app. We'll just wait and see.


My two cents worth...  Pelagicdream  2 star

I have to say it's disappointing to find that every second (or even more!!) press on a button in AmpliTube takes you to their store section where you need to purchase additional amps, mics, effects, looper yadaa yadaa....u get it. In fact the whole app seems to be designed around convincing you to spend more of your cash... IK needs to redesign it so your purchased section is completely separate to what you don't own. It's appears underhanded and gets in the way of a creative flow and just ends up annoying you. My recommendation is to avoid this in the first place if you're a serious musician (yes I know what I'm saying there about IK) because there are less annoying and/or frustrating purchases out there. I doubt I'm going to end up using this in iPad recording and I've already spent a fair amount on it.


Quite suitably impressed!  camrocks81  5 star

Great little silent practice solution!

Jpaul steadman

Disappointed!?!  Jpaul steadman  4 star

Paid my $30.00 and low and behold no Fender 2 ... no receipt of purchase no fun...


Not reccomended  Brad9986  2 star

Literally need to buy everything to get off the ground. No good if you're looking for a cheap option to connect and get some good tones going...


One of the most atrocious apps you will ever use  Burritos6459  1 star

I had been using amplitude with an iRig for a few years while living overseas. I recently downloaded it again, purchased the premium version & the looper and I have to say, this has to be one of the most atrocious apps I have ever used. The ui and functionality of this app is beyond a joke. It's so usable. There isn't much more to say than that. ... I've never encountered an app so bad that it deserves a raging review before. So please, save yourself the hassle and amplitude, have your ux & ui team sort this joke out. Cheers


Too expensive, no improvements, full of bugs and no support  Brauer5  1 star

I made the mistake to buy this app to then realise its full of bugs and lacks of very basic features. Customer support is very poor and there are no updates with any serious improvements. Current version doesn't work, app is completely unresponsive and support doesn't even respond to emails for weeks now. Waste of almost US$70 I paid, asked for a refund 2 days after with no results. BAD BAD BAD!!


Good but too much noise. Please fix!!!  V.Don2  3 star

I love the app but when I plug in and play there's too much noise in iPhone. Very creaky annoying noise. Happens even when I plug into my amp. Can not play live. Please fix!!!


Good demo  Maximum86  3 star

Nice new layout. Good cleans, sceptical on distortion tones ( not great for metal). In app perches' are glitchy, maybe due to recent update?

Sir Mike C

Tuning?  Sir Mike C  4 star

Can you guys please update the tuner so that we can adjust the frequency to whatever we want? We know that A =440 hz is the world standard but we don't want to be forced to stay at 440.

Jeremy Barnes

Greed  Jeremy Barnes  1 star

This is a joke. I can understand maybe charging one price for a app but come on. I bought a irig off EBay and downloaded this free version to check it all out. Figured I would like to play with the different amps and was excited to use the studio portion. Well everything costs more money. Want to use the studio? $27 or so. Wants a different amp? $8 a amp. Want to use different drums? More more more. You could end up spending a fortune. I wish they would just bring the price down to a more reasonable price for a phone app and just make it a one purchase deal.


No purchased amps work!  Instagot  2 star

I was excited to download the JH Marshall amp and with eager anticipation plugged in multiple times over a month... to no avail, it sounds identical to the 'stock' amp set to 'clean'. No tweaking on any settings make a difference- twist the gain up, may as as well say a prayer, no change in sound. I'd rate as a 1 and the app is not completely worthless. However it's a lot of $ and hassle not to be able to mess with your tone.


Not useful without further purchases  Theorbo1  1 star

Fortunately I bought this for the 1/4" interface, and the app was "free" with purchase. It's basically useless unless you invest in a ton of upgrades.


Update  Ffguitar1  1 star

Since update to ios8 none of the pedals work making all previous purchases a waste of time and money. At this point it's nothing more that a storage hog.

Marvin Martian55

Crashes don't update  Marvin Martian55  1 star

The fixes now renders this App useless


Updated removed distortion  Ggatarz  1 star

The updated removed the distortion peddle.

Review Poop

Amazing  Review Poop  5 star

PERFECT AMP, love the drums!!! Great for on the go or when your trying to keep it down.


Junk app, don't waste your time  LarryDavis4  1 star

I purchased the iRig and it sounded bad. Blamed it on the hardware. Recently bought the iRig HD. Hardware is better, now the app is complete junk. I have the full version app, it still wants you to buy everything seperatly, and it has ZERO support for Bluetooth out, so if you are planning on playing through a wireless Bluetooth speaker or something, keep looking. This app is garbage, and so far everything they make is junk as well.


Horrible  Realbobes  1 star

Glitchy, and the app doesn't function properly

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