#1
Hello, folks.

I'm looking into getting a small amp type device that I can carry around with me around my college campus, just for practicing and screwing around. I was looking at either the amPlugs by Vox or the Amplitube iPod/iPhone software. What are some pros/cons of each? I carry my iPod virtually everywhere, but I worry about how fast the app would drain the battery. The cost ends up being about the same for both, I think.

Thanks!
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#2
I've had both and they're great products.

Amplitube has lots of effects and also the ability to record so i'd say that just edges it though.
#3
I would say the Vox plugins. Those are awesome, and for $30 you can't beat it. And you don't need to carry a cable around with you.

If you really want to go all out, I would get something like the Roland Micro cube. Those are actual amps that can run off batteries or an AC adapter.
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#4
I should also point out that another key here is for private practice. So that I can basically be sitting around campus and not bother anyone else unless they put on some headphones and listen. I do like the idea of the record feature on Amplitube. I'm always coming up with little riffs that I can never remember when I practice.
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#6
Thanks for the opinions. Looks like it's going to be iRig and the Amplitube app. One more question about the recording feature:

1) I've heard it's a separate download (figures)?
2) How extensive is it? Obviously, I wouldn't do any major recording with it (I have Pro Tools for that), but it certainly would be nice to have a high quality starting point if I ever write a song and am away from my DAW.
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