jwoodbury3571
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#1
What are people's opinions on Amplitube for Ipad or computer? I've been looking at the Slash version. How does this sound? Is it anywhere comparable to a real tube amp?
Mephaphil
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#2
It's great for if you're on the move and need something portable to mess around with, or if you're on a budget.

But does it replace a good tube amp? No way.

You'd be better off comparing a particular model from Amplitube to a similar or same model from the Fender Mustangs or whatever.
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#3
i have the slash add ons for amplitube and honestly they suck.

for being able to play along with MP3s it's a decent program in general but there are probably better options out there.

pm eppicurt, he has another one i forget what it's called but he liked it a lot better than amplitube.
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#5
The Custom Shop on Amplitube does have some really nice amplifiers, in my opinion.
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Auriemma
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#6
I have the iRig ($40) and Amplitube (Full version $20 – which does NOT come with everything). I bought the Fender bundle ($20), 8 track recorder ($15), and ALL the additional pedals ($4 each x 12=$48). I also bought the iPre ($40) and the voice bundle ($20) so I can use my mic. So I have some money invested in iRig & Amplitube.
All in all, I’m not happy with it:
- The FULL version isn’t FULL (still need to buy more)
- iPad and iPhone versions are NOT swappable (you need to buy the app for both if you have both iPhone/iPad – that goes for all the extra effects as well, they do NOT transfer)
- Excessive noise (hiss) at moderate volume
- you need to “import” your MP3s in as WAV files
- backing tracks get channeled thru the effects/amp loop
- only 4 pedals can be used at once (all pre the amp)
- uses the headphone jack
- No instructions for the recorder (if you don’t understand how a mixer works, then you are screwed)
Don’t get me wrong. It does what it says it does, and does it decently. It’s all the extra costs… too nickel and dime.

I also have the Line 6 Mobile-In ($80) and Mobile POD app (FREE). You get ALL the effects and amps that are available and if any new ones are added, you get them free in the update. You get more amps/cab, with a cleaner signal, but fewer effects and no recorder.
UPSIDE
- You get everything the Mobile POD app has to offer
- MANY Amps and Cab combo’s
- Mobile POD app works on iPhone and iPad (free)
- Excellent noise/signal at higher volumes
- Uses your existing mp3s as backing tracks (no conversion and extra files taking up space)
- Backing tracks are played “clean”
- You can have up to 8 effects (4 pre amp-cab/4 post amp-cab)
- You can also download other people’s “tones” from their public Tone Library
DOWNSIDE
- Fewer effects
- No recorder
- Uses 30 pin connector (see Note below)

Note: Mobile-In uses the 30 pin connector instead of the headphone jack. If the Mobile-in has a weak point, it is the connector. It does not stay connected very well (fits loosely). If your Ipad is on a table flat, then you are fine, if you are using an iKlip and use it inclined or vertically with connector down or to the side, you may have a problem. When I called Line 6, they said it was a safety issue with people pulling their iPads off the table. So I bought a “dock extender” from RAD cables. The connectors are very solid and click in (like Apple’s) You need to call and specifically ask for the 3-4” long one. (The 19” version will work for 10 minutes, then die. Too much amp draw for the cable length.) The short dock extender solves that AND the connection issue.
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Shadowofravenwo
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#7
Good to know. Why did you keep spending money, if you weren't happy with that app? JUst curious.
Auriemma
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#8
I ask myself that too. I guess I thought it would get better if I kept upgrading it. It gave me more options, but not better.

I found the Mobile POD app by accident. After looking thru the app, I went and got the Mobile-In... And was pleasantly surprised.

The upside is, between these two adapters, I can use any guitar app currently available.
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77 Bradley LPC
04 Ltd EC-1000FM ASB
95/02 Fender Strat
00 Parker P-38
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12 Martin GPCPA4
06 Ovation Elite-T
-
12 Boss GT100
88 Peavey Stereo Chorus 400
89 Peavey Bandit 75
Tech21 Trademark 10
Last edited by Auriemma at Nov 5, 2012,
Shadowofravenwo
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#9
Quote by Auriemma
I ask myself that too. I guess I thought it would get better if I kept upgrading it. It gave me more options, but not better.

I found the Mobile POD app by accident. After looking thru the app, I went and got the Mobile-In... And was pleasantly surprised.

The upside is, between these two adapters, I can use any guitar app currently available.



|Fair enough. I suppose that is one positive outcome.
dogmax
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#10
get an mbox and guitar rig 5 software instead.. or a new amp.
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#11
I had Amplitube on my computer using at a VST for FL Studio, then I got Guitar Rig 5 and sadly I haven't used Amplitube since, not even a lie. If you are looking at it for the connectivity to the iDevices well then I think you are stuck with Amplitube. It wasn't bad but I found that Guitar Rig 5 had more stuff, better patches and a nicer feel to it, thats just personal preference though.
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