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AmpKit+ guitar amps & pedals
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AmpKit+ transforms your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch into a powerful guitar amp & effects studio! The paid AmpKit+ app includes 4 amps and matching cabinets, 10 pedals and 8 mics at less than half price. COMPATIBLE DEVICE: • Ampkit Link, Ampkit Link HD (available on Amazon.com) • Apogee JAM, Line 6 Mobile In, Line 6 SonicPort, iRiffPort, Alesis IO Dock • iRig, iRig HD REVIEWS: "I found AmpKit+, the full version of the app, the easiest, most versatile and the best value, especially on an iPad." - New York Times "AmpKit is the star of the show... extremely intuitive user interface, plenty of amps and pedals, great sound." - WIRED FEATURES: • Sophisticated recording capabilities with mixing and non-destructive re-amping • Upload sessions to Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive and others • Records sharing via SoundCloud, AirDrop, Copy-Paste, iMessage and email • Ultra-low latency, virtually undetectable • FREE Tuner and Metronome featuring technology used in GuitarToolkit • Works with virtually all headset and dock guitar interfaces
They knowingly have two versions on the App Store causing Restore Purchases chaos
by Pod Tappa Leo on 2019/08/07 18:36
People are trying to restore a version that they haven’t purchased. The two apps are similarly named, so it’s easy to download the wrong one, and then mistakenly end up upgrading that version for another 34.99. Good luck trying to get your money back, because technically Agile tricked you into buying a whole different app.
Amazing app restores just fine these other reviews are by idiots
by Swine Majestic on 2019/08/04 20:10
app is amazing and does amazing job .can restore just fine if you pay attention just was moved. says so in one of the reviews just pay attention. wish they would do new update and add a few more effects and or features though. overall great sound and great app. these other people are morons
UPDATE: NO RESTORE PURCHASES OPTION!!!
by Gmann54 on 2019/04/02 17:43
PREVIOUS: There is no Restore Purchases option on iPhone Xs. I previously paid for ALL available and future items. I feel ripped off, to say the least!!! DO NOT BUY THIS APP UNTIL THIS IS RESOLVED!!! UPDATE: I contacted SUPPORT, and they responded with the solution. Though not at all obvious, their solution worked, and ALL PURCHASES WERE RESTORED!!! If you are having this same problem as I had, contact SUPPORT online directly, as I did, for the solution. SUPPORT promised to fix the RESTORE procedure in their next update. They called the current problem “a bug”. Considering that it has been a year since the last update, I consider the current RESTORE “bug” a major support flaw. I updated my rating from one star to three stars today, but will not give this App five stars until the UI is updated with an OBVIOUS FUNCTIONAL RESTORE BUTTON. It’s a matter of loyalty and respect for the customer, and it’s about doing good business. My best regards.
Great app but iPhone X not showing restore purchase or my purchases option in store???
by goddarj1 on 2019/03/07 15:39
Great app but iPhone X not showing restore purchase or my purchases option in store??? You still get five stars but that little gray line at the bottom to restore purchases.....really? Slick Willy
CAN’T RESTORE PURCHASES
by stephen ronkowski on 2019/01/30 00:31
I paid for everything to be unlocked but after getting a new phone it will not let me restore the amps and pedals I bought. Total scam.
No Restore Purchase
by B8matt on 2019/01/09 17:38
Have iPhone XS. No option to restore purchases. Had everything unlocked and now only bare essentials available. Needs a quick fix please. Update: seems the fix is on the bottom of the gear page as you slide it all the way up, you have to tap at the bottom of the screen in a very thinly sliver of grey. Purchases are now restored. Review back up to 4 Stars. This app is still great. I’d like to see an update sometime soon though.
No option Restore in-app purchases..
by Killstrong on 2018/12/18 19:41
This was my favorite app to play guitar. I liked it so much that I spent $50 to buy all Amps & FX. I was excited to use this app on my new iPhone X. I was quickly let down when I found that there was no way to restore my purchases on my iPhone X. If they fix this issue, I will fix my rating. Until then it’s a 1 star.
Where’s “restore purchase“?
by AyPyCy on 2018/12/02 22:28
I bought all effects and amps but got a new iPhone and now the option “restore purchase” didn’t show!
Good guitar sounds, export function needs work
by Rick Gehrke on 2018/11/27 01:43
Trying to export a recording via message or email doesn’t work. The keyboard disappears.
Can not restore purchases
by Smithgw on 2018/11/25 04:35
Use to love this app. Just bought a new iPhone Xs and there is no option to restore all of my purchases. Avoid this app until the developer decides to do an update. In its current state you will be ripped off!
I gave Agile Partners apps 5 stars prior
by ovrdrvn on 2017/12/23 20:19
They were quite on top of their game and I paid for all of them and the IAPs. Something has happened in the last year or so and they don’t seem to respond quickly and don’t seem to be adding to the Apps nor developing new ones. Not sure why as they were quite good at it.
Absolutely no support
by Kynlore on 2017/01/08 02:34
I attempted to contact them 4 times for a bug found in the app that was preventing switching between amp set-ups. Twice through their website, once using the "in app" feedback, and once by direct e-mail. I never even got an automated response saying they received anything. For the price of this app I would certainly expect better support than this.
FIXED! In app purchases do not restore
by Flyinjack on 2016/06/02 04:37
Update... Works again! Very nice app and sounds great. The in-app purchases do not restore. I deleted the app and reinstalled and now there is the restore purchases button. However it now gives an error message now when trying to restore. 'SKErrorDomain error -2005.'
Nice
by Ben Efitofadoubt on 2016/05/30 02:57
Tied with ToneStack for best effects/amp emulation in iOS world. You will not be disappointed.
Fixed! ... was: Broken: in-app purchases...Help!
by KrisMuse on 2016/05/23 13:45
Update: With the latest update, when you click Restore Purchases, it works. Several days after contacting the developer, a new version was released and it's fixed. ... ... Old comments, that can be ignored: I "unlocked everything" with an in-app purchase on my iPad. *My account was charged the amount stated in the offer.* I deleted the app, the re-loaded. When I click "Restore Purchases" an error pops-up: "Purchase Failed The operation couldn't be completed (SKErrorDomain error-2005.)" Nothing was unlocked. There's no response from numerous queries to Agile Partners Support now for days. I even tried purchasing it again. The second transaction shows up, though forutnately as $0.00. The app works on my iPhone and I had years ago unlocked everything on it. As far as I know that one still works. I hoped to get a bass amp on my iPad. I can only give it one star. If Agile Partners fixes this, I'll change this review. If they even respond, I'll update this review. Help!
In-app purchases do not restore
by Mrh3333 on 2016/05/22 15:00
I deleted the app, even restored new ipad to factory settings, downloaded it again, and still my $50 of in app purchases will not restore. I tried to contact developer three times without a response. Shameful rip off.
Delete and then reinstall
by chegaro on 2016/05/08 01:53
Flyinjack, I hear your problem. Just delete your Ampkit app (also make sure which version yours is, Ampkit +, or just Ampkit), then reinstall...afterwards all you have to do after signing into iTunes to reinstall, is go to my gear and there then you will see "my purchases", and down below, "restore purchases"....voila! You're done!
Wow, just Wow!
by rudiin on 2016/02/28 21:55
I recently purchased my first electric guitar after playing acoustic for about three years. I do not have a fancy amp or any pedals. I bought the iRig 2 for the iPad along with this app and have been extremely pleased with the kind of sounds I have been able to make. The possibilities are endless. This combination has just made my journey into playing electric guitar so much more exciting and I have not even scratched the surface of what I can do with this app. It does take a little time to setup and adjust to get what you like but for me that was part of the fun and a learning process to be remembered.
Too aggressive
by Activeold on 2016/01/29 04:13
Even when you pay, there ads. Bugs you to buy, buy, buy. Very annoying software. It doesn't have reload purchase. Don't buy.
They ripped me off
by Lollpll on 2016/01/05 23:49
Bought the 40 dollar pack and won't download and they still took my money do not recommend
Holy Molly
by so far so good123 on 2015/12/26 21:21
I don't play the guitar but have several iOS synths and effects. Downloaded this cuz it was free. Tried it via AudioBus using Gestrument's installed instruments. Blew me away!!
Dope af!
by CountryPrincess927 on 2015/12/25 19:31
Even just the basic features are really cool. It's fun to play with and use!
No, never, plz don't
by Mahantesh B on 2015/12/23 17:36
Never ever pay or download this app
Amazing!
by Greenday365 on 2015/01/24 21:55
I absolutely love this app. It's portable, sounds phenomenal, and I can plug it in to almost anything. Love it!
Awesome!!!!!
by Cisco 3.13 on 2015/01/05 18:59
I had been using the Jamup app , but I didn't like having to make my own chains and I wanted one with more presets, so I reluctantly purchased this app and OMG was i impressed, it was like night and day!!! The signal is clean with almost no background noise ( I couldn't get rid of the feedback/hum on the Jamup app no matter what I did) and the presets are absolutely amazing!!! I would recommend this to any iOS user who plays guitar. I can't believe I almost passed on this app, that would have been a huge mistake. I no longer have any use for the Jamup app, kind of a waste of money but what are you gonna do, right? Wish I had seen this one first...,,,
Too many ads
by Fabio B Isidori on 2014/12/10 20:23
Stop posting all those annoying in-app ads with discounts. That's what newsletters are for.
Cvm1983
by Cvm1983 on 2014/11/22 17:35
Pretty dope. Authentic guitar modulation. As far as people complaining about the feedback. Hello the setup is supposed to represent real high wattage heads meaning two things. You can either turn down the volume on your phone or apply the built in noise gate pedal. The technology behind this app is astounding and I can't wait for more updates. Update: Careful about buying the full expansion. Not that there's anything wrong with it. It's awesome. However I just switched phones and it did not save the purchases in my iTunes which means I'd have buy them all again. I think that's pretty whack and that they resolve this issue.
The Best on iOS
by Rm787 on 2014/11/22 05:56
I have tried all the guitar amp apps and this one sounds the best. I ran them through headphones and through the effects return on an amp/cab (disabled the cab in the apps). Ampkit is really impressive! This won't replace my VH4 but for what it does it is amazing. Definitely better than a Pod, and convenient for practicing. Just two complaints. I don't see how to save my own preset. Looks like it only allows the factory presets. The "setups" are ok but I'd like to save presets also. And it would be better if the pedals are grouped by type rather than alphabetically. Delays, mods, overdrives, etc. Neither are dealbreakers. This app is the one to get. It sounds the best!
In App purchase doesn't transfer
by BrokinBrooklyn on 2014/10/30 05:14
Been using this app on my iPhone. Really like it, but the phone is a little small to work with. Have made a bunch of in app purchases; I finally got an iPad and NONE of the in app purchased transferred to the iPad. Very LAME...while the Amps/Effects are far less expensive than the real deal...they still cost $$$. Will not be making any further in app purchases, as this just leaves a bad taste in my mouth...
Like it a lot
by TaylorPlayer on 2014/10/06 02:20
I picked up an iRig HD and bought the Fender package from amplitube and it worked pretty well but the interface is kind of fiddly on the iPhone. Tiny knobs and hard to hit buttons. Ampkit works great with the iRig HD interface and the app itself is easier to use and the sound is much better than amplitube. I am able to get some very good clean tones, which I could never really manage to get with amplitube. (I tried the free version of the app as well as the Fender version that I paid $15 for.) It's easier to adjust settings for all the amps and pedals because ampkit has nice big sliders rather than the "actual" knobs on the amplitube amps and pedals. There is also a very good system for storing and recalling presets that is clearer and easier to manage. Overall I like ampkit much more than amplitube.
Best of its kind
by Kay dizzel on 2014/08/11 07:11
Great app, hooks up to my amp with the iRig from guitar center and I can choose and guitar effects I want
What happened?
by dandab1215 on 2014/07/26 11:29
This, along with loopy hd and audiobus all updated recently and now it doesn't work! No sound is being fed through! Please help!
Great App
by Codazoda I on 2014/02/24 23:53
It's pricey, for the App Store, but cheap compared to buying a multi-effects unit. It's far more convenient and it sounds great.
Get it!!!
by THEREDHOOD52 on 2014/02/10 03:29
This one of the best apps i've ever had.🎸
Great sounds
by Ampkit Plus on 2014/01/31 04:30
Good!!!
All around excellence!
by Ryan43228 on 2014/01/14 15:18
This is the easiest and best guitar app I've ever used, and the customer support is second to none. I had some questions about MIDI products and other iOS devices, they responded to every question, and they also offered possible solutions and suggestions. Would recommend this product to anyone that wants to experiment with different sounds, and for experienced rockers that just want an easy portable solution.
Great amp collection and sound quality!
by HouseOfHomuth on 2013/12/29 16:09
I go back and forth whether I prefer the amps in JamUp XT or AmpKit, but it doesn't have to be either/or. AmpKit has great full-sounding amp models and gives more freedom to mix and move effects. They also have great licensed amps from Peavey, Fargen, etc. Hope to see even more amps and effects for sale in the future. Works great for recording via AudioBus, too!
Top Of The Line
by Tunedude777 on 2013/10/01 18:21
The sound production here is simply the best. I've compared this app to all its competitors and none of the others really compare.PLUS the customer service is OUTSTANDING. Any questions and they're replying within an hour or two. Hats off to these guys. GREAT APP!!!
Expensive full iOS equipment
by Travis H. Dean on 2013/07/24 20:00
I bought this because of reviews and because of an affordable full Mac version. I bought all the iOS extra; price is much higher than Mac. Couldn't get myself to buy the amplink hd, I went with irig hd because of reviews of the originals.
Sweet
by Sharkpedo Man on 2013/07/15 11:07
Love it. I bought the Peavey Ampkit Link HD today and have been noodling around all night. Sounds better than my Line 6 POD. Unfortunately it doesn't come with any bass cabs so I purchased those separately, but was happy with the results. Sounds great both bass and guitar. Combined with garage band and my phone is a functional little studio. Stoked.
A million times better with my new guitar!
by Failrunner13 on 2013/06/16 14:38
So I got a guitar with active humbuckers and now i have no issues with feedback and I can crack it as much as I want! When playing metal with this with a guitar with passive pickups it is a bit of a pain but eventually you can get a great sound but with active pickups this is the best app in the world. If you play clean then this should be your favorite app even without that!
Killer
by Frankijet on 2013/06/07 06:37
Amps are kick freaking butt! No issues with feed back if you turn down your device volume or use noise gate. I'm fortunate to use Focusrite stereo interface which now works great since new update! Rarely get feedback and when you crank the heavy amps, just use the noise gate pedal and problem solved. This one, to me, and jamup pro are the best iOS offers. Thanks guys, I'm looking forward to buying rest of your gear! God bless!!!!!!!
By far my favorite
by chordal on 2013/03/18 10:01
Update - audiobus compatibility added, back to 5 stars By far my favorite of this type of app - if the price puts you off try the free version first and compare it to the free versions of the other amp-apps. Night and day in terms of sound and user experience.
My secret weapon
by cXeGG on 2013/03/12 23:50
First of all, to anyone complaining about the in app purchases - you do realize how expensive these pedals are in real life, right? I'd say spending a few bucks for an echo effect that would otherwise run around $170 isa pretty good deal, especially when they sound pretty darned good. I kinda like the idea of only having to spend around $50 for a full suite of effects, amps, and presets that I can then run not only my guitar through, but anything that can be run through an Audio interface -- vocals, piano, even other apps and synthesizers thanks to Audiobus integration -- and record either inside of Ampkit or with a professional grade DAW like Cubase. All for less than the cost of a practice amp. And by the way, when I cranked this up on my ipad speakers, my wife thought I was blasting my 65 watt amp. Finally, for my favorite use -- in conjunction with the TabToolkit by the same company. I love muting the guitar out of the tabs and playing in top of the drum, bass, and keys through Ampkit. I even did exactly this when I played for a funeral (long story, but it worked really well). Right now I'm working on my first full length album, and I plan on producing the entire thing with my ipad. So again, for anyone complaining about spending $3 on a pedal or an amp, please remember: this is not a toy, or a gimmick. This is the real deal. And like a real guitar, it will reward you in equal measure to what you put into it.
Full featured but way to noisy, not for live performance or headphone practice
by Original_Glitch on 2013/02/03 19:32
Summary: Recommendation - skip it and get less featured but much more audibly proficient iShred Live My original review simply stated "This product produces unrelenting feedback under the same conditions where excellent competing brands such as iShred Live has no issues" I am revising my review way down on this. Despite buying the proprietary connector for iPhone / iPad this system is far too noisy and feedback-Prone for headphone practice, let alone live amping. Their solution, turn volume way down until feedback stops. Well, clearly they have issues because at that point you can't hear it in headphones or project in an amp. Every jostle of adapter in jack yields some noise (pops & clicks) when the adapter plug is jostled in iPad jack. Their is also lots of background hiss. It gets expensive adding on all the various amps & effects, but they sell bundles. And all told it is cheaper than buying a hardware based solution AND much more user-friendly whether practicing or performing. I will update this review once I've had an opportunity to check the system out thru my amp rather than just my studio headset. Pros: ✔many amps & effects available ✔Respectable # of included presets ✔Cost-effective bundles of amps & effects ✔numerous presets that are fully modifiable ✔Create and save new or modified setups ✔Create Favorites list ✔Great, responsive customer support Cons: ✔Need to purchase adapter to avoid feedback ✔Total cost if one buys app, all it's amps & effects & adapter ✔ NOT SUITABLE FOR HEADPHONE PRACTICE OR LIVE PERFORMANCE.
Not worth the price
by Mg755 on 2013/01/01 17:01
Pretty basic if you don't want to spend $40 on In-App purchases.
Awesome!!! Seriously
by Spiralhell420 on 2012/12/31 15:25
I have purchased to my knowledge, most of or all the amplifier apps, amplitube, GarageBand (both I still use), and one or two others I don't remember since I deleted them a while back. This is by far the best, the price is right and if you have an adapter already a good investment, definitely worth a buy before a try. I play a mix of 70's rock lead, old metal, thrash, speed, and anything challenging, this not only handles it, but the sound you can achieve is way above the quality of any other apps. There's tons of effects that come with it, and the extra in app purchases are inexpensive, I really wish I had looked at this before wasting money on amplitube, GarageBand still stands close to me because of my iPad, but this takes the cake.
Meh...it's okay.
by FODUS96 on 2012/12/31 09:06
Like I said its okay...it's actually WAY better than I expected... But it is sort of a rip off like everyone else ways saying, that even when you pay for ampkit+, you still need to buy more items. Buying this ampkit+ will really only unlock you a quarter of everything else they have to offer. So in conclusion, amazing app but it is so annoying that I have to keep paying money to unlock more and more stuff when we could just buy it all at once.
Keep up the Good Work!
by HeyitsCalifornia on 2012/12/25 09:26
I love this app. I'm actually using my irig for this. I've found ampkit to be a bit more high quality than amplitube. Keep up the excellent work and I'll keep spending my money here. Oh yeah sometimes theres nasty feedback switching to lead.
Blows away the compitition
by ctuller on 2012/12/22 15:33
I was using the other iPad amps and was just getting totally frustrated with poor design, pop up ads, and bad sound. Ampkit+ with additions and user created and shareable setups is just awesome.
Like it a lot
by jonnycapen on 2012/12/13 21:27
I really like using the app. Overall really stable and easy to use. Please add more bass amps and pedals :)
Metal tone
by Captt4 on 2012/11/11 04:50
Can someone please help me out w| a good metal tone? i want to get a early metallica tone but i cannot make that sound. i keep spending money on the other amps/pedals and i feel like im wasting my money
Great App!
by joepopprocks on 2012/11/01 14:54
I've tried a few of these amp/effects simulators and this is the best so far! Can you guys please make an EHX POG2 emulator so I can leave ALL my pedals at home!!!! Thanks!
Awesome!!
by MARK WHITE on 2012/10/13 16:50
Trust me, don't waste time and money on those other sorry apps. This is the one!
Ampkit +
by Jesus Carreno on 2012/09/06 06:28
When I heard of Ampkit + I was so amazed on how the technology of the app worked with an electric guitar. I purchased all of the amps and pedal and it was worth it. There are many combinations you can create. By Playing your electric, acoustic or base guitar, you can create a genre of music. I give this app a 5/5. Agile partners keep up the good work.
Good app but a lot of hidden cost
by crazyswede on 2012/09/06 02:02
Very expensive to start with then you have to buy the nice setups. Comes with a basic setup that I would expect from the free app. Very disappointed.
bgl
by bgl_1 on 2012/08/22 13:34
AmpKit is a decent processor. It's not too noisy at all. It is extremely inexpensive, even when factoring in the Link and additional in-app purchases. - There is a need for a few additional models, such as a warm, clean tube amp, like a Mesa Boogie. It needs some more effects, like Vowel-Wah, parametric EQ, some additional pro reverb parameters and a studio compressor. All in all a decent processor.
Rockin' and Rollin'
by JimBertrum on 2012/08/11 12:52
Sound is great. Out of the box presets shine, especially heavy distortion ones. Find other apps require more external EQ/filtering before they give you the sound you want, but Ampkit sounds polished as a stand alone app. For me, only 2 things I'd like to see added to the effect options: 1- option for wider stereo sound (I think it would be some type of optional headphone mode, because when linked direct to an amp you don't necessarily want this) 2- a positive octave pitch shifter (app has a lower octaves effect, but no upper octave pitch shift.). Come on, I want 12-string effect! (but with flexibility to harmonize at different pitches also)
Great app...here
by Bogeyjams on 2012/08/01 17:02
Great tones- why don't you have stereo effects? The music still comes out stereo why not the apps? Screaming from the mountaintop- STEREO EFFECTS PLEASE!
Awesome Customer Service
by Broken&Undone on 2012/08/01 00:06
I cannot say enough good things about AmpKit+, the developers and their customer service. Great app! I've contacted CS a few times with questions and suggestions and always gotten fast responses. And today I got an email from them regarding an effect request from months ago (they responded that they would consider it at the time) letting me know the new update contains an in-app purchase for my requested effect (acoustic simulator)! Mad props AmpKit!
Uncertain
by 55 Chevy-Delivery on 2012/07/02 03:32
This app is NOT for a beginner! As a result I find this app is not user friendly. I'm enjoying playing around with the many different "preset amp settings". I'm using iPad2 with the peavey link and find that to be a very clean sound.
The most diverse guitar effects simulator
by bonersauces on 2012/06/29 15:50
I own both the ampkit+ and amplitude apps and while they are both really good, the AMPKIT app lets you achieve a much higher level of diversity in tone and crazy sounds than the other apps. The new rocktron HUSH pedal is awesome at eliminating the digital hiss of direct guitar recording. p.s. This app makes it alot easier to save and handle your own effect settings and user presets.
Sounds great and looks great, some features missing
by Migaboy27 on 2012/06/28 02:41
The new version is great, sounds great, looks great on iPad 3 retina display. The possibility to share setups works great. On the other hand I felt a lack of playback control of back tracks: pause, time bar, looping, velocity and maybe pitch. The reamp implementation is brilliant. Amplitube just added MIDI support that allows control of the presets while on stage using midi stomps. This is a must have for Ampkit.
Amazing
by Lauren Passarelli ~ Musician on 2012/06/27 19:09
I was so skeptical that I would like & really use any of these sounds. But I was genuinely amazed. The sounds are so compelling I have used them on my latest recordings & even use the sounds live. I can't get over how much stuff is in this app. Every amp, every stomp box every popular mic, seems like $10,000. worth of stuff for the price of an app. Technology is a blast.
AmpKit plus
by Father Joe Chick on 2012/06/16 02:26
Great tones! Pristine sound quality. Only disappointment is that you don't get an acoustic amp and a delay pedal with your purchase initial purchase. Otherwise…buy it and spend the extra 6 bucks to get what you want.
Awesome!!!
by Stan312 on 2012/06/15 08:04
This is my favorite app of all time!!!! Highly recommend it for any guitar player. :)
Mighty fine!
by spleenomatic on 2012/05/23 04:18
This is a great app, in my opinion. It sounds great!
I PLAY IT LIVE!!!
by musicmkr75 on 2012/05/05 02:46
Ampkit+ is the best iPhone Amp hands down. I made a strap holder for my phone & run straight to the PA, amps, even my stereo at home, killer sound wether it be my Martin OM or my custom Strat. First buy some of the FX Packs (Gear) you get a whole lot more to work with, then take the time to write you're FX. Between all the amps, stomp's & mic's it's endless. *IMPORTANT* don't pug in the iPhone power cord this creates noise, doesn't matter if it's Ampkit+ or Aplitube this creates noise! If you don't like the Ampkit plug try the iRig plug they all work the same way. I've played for 26yrs, a GIT grad, lots of amps in my time & it's it's lighter than my Peavey Vypyr 120 by about 6000lbs. Just turn everything off on your iPhone but the Amp & read the instructions!!! Then f___Ing rock or whatever you do!!! And apple can we get some mini tubes in these things maybe the iPhone 5? WHAT THEY DON'T TELL BASS PLAYER'S SORRY IT SOUNDS LIKE AMPLITUDE!!!!
What they don't tell bass players is...
by kenstee on 2012/04/02 15:22
…the new Trace Elliot bass amp they make such a big deal about IS NOT part of the app - you need to buy it as an extra add-on! In fact, neither of the bass amps they offer come as part of the app. BOTH are extra add-ons. That said, it is an excellent app which pretty much blows the others away. If you are a bass player though you should check out the Pocket GK app. Not nearly as full featured as this…but, it is modeled on the GK amp. I was going to give it 4 stars BUT they lose a star for no free bass amps……….
Excellent app for iOS music studio workflow
by KayEssKay on 2012/04/02 00:52
My previous review stands, however with the latest version I am experiencing crashes when using the "Recording" section, specifically in that my recordings are out of order and when I scroll down to reach "Backing Tracks" the app quits out on my iPad 2, even after a fresh restart. (My iPhone 3GS seems to work OK). Has anybody else experienced this with this version & their iPad 2? I trust Agile will figure out the issue, but it would be helpful to know whether my problem is unique to my device or if it has been found elsewhere... Thanks. ---------- Previous Review ---------- Aside from the great sound modeling & effects, and its integration with Peavey's AmpLink interface (provides a powered pre-amped signal vs. iRig's passive input), it also has great recording options (you can even re-amp a previously recorded session!) and it supports AudioCopy/Paste in and out of the the app. This means I can paste a backing track from another app supporting copy/paste into AmpKit+, record an accompanying guitar part, then copy that part to the clipboard and paste it into another app like BeatMaker2, MultitrackDAW, FourTrack, Hokusai, etc for further processing, chopping, sequencing, etc. This keeps the music recording & composition workflow all within the iOS without having to transfer through a computer (which can also be done if you need to transfer tracks to your computer). Additionally, I can paste audio from other apps to process in AmpKit+, and bring out again for further use elsewhere. I find this app an indispensable part of an iPad mobile studio... And it's fun to practice with as well. Plus it's much easier to spend a few bucks on a virtual stomp box or amp instead of hundreds for real hardware... The cost of the app is well worth it if you actually use the features.
Worth every penny.
by bxaxh on 2012/03/27 03:59
I have Fenders, I have Peaveys, I have Marshalls, I store-bought and custom-made pedals and on and on. What I didn't have before this app was a way to take them with me. The Ampkit Link is better than the iRig for ease of use and sound quality and the app itself is better written than all of the other ones currently available. It works flawlessly and predictably. I have already tried the new Trace Elliot amp with my Mike Lull P4 (Death Cab For Cutie hand-me-down) tonight and it impresses me more than any of the amazing guitar amps I've been using since the app launched. I've actually played it live from an iPad thru FOH in a pinch one night when asked to get up and do something for a "guest spot" in a cover band. Good on Hartley Peavey for partnering with these guys. AWESOME engineering and manufacturing quality.
Great!
by Miguel Rodriguez on 2012/03/09 05:52
This will not replace your amp and pedals, but it is great for quiet practice and on the go
Electric violinists can get in on the action
by Driscoka on 2012/02/19 20:25
I am not a guitarist at all, but I do have a violin with a Realist pickup. I was looking for a quick and cheap way to add effects to my sound. I downloaded the + version of the app, added the effect bundle, and bought the ampkit link. Bearing in mind that I know next to nothing about effects and amp settings, this app is very easy to use. Plugging in is incredibly easy. It works great with headphones or connected to an amp through the auxiliary input. Some of the effects sound awesome! Distortion, fuzz, and delay seem to work the best with the violin sound. Unfortunately some of them don't work for me at all or are very difficult to hear even after spending some time fiddling (no pun intended) with the settings. There is also a significant amount of signal loss with the ampkit link since it connects through the headphones. I noticed that my pickup puts out relatively little signal compared to my friend's guitar though, so guitarists may not experience these issues. Considering that this app was intended for use with a guitar I'm very pleased that I was able to use this with my violin.
Great sound, overpriced
by GordyWinkerbean on 2012/02/16 06:13
First off, I have to say that this app features some of the best amp modeling out there. Unfortunately I feel as though there really isn't much offered through the paid version to justify the price. Only 4 amp models. And if you want the full featured app through purchasing the add ons you'll end up spending about $100. It was probably a stretch at $10, so I certainly can't recommend spending the current $20 price tag for what I feel is a minimal upgrade over the free version.
Works with USB Dual Pre
by Blueisback on 2012/02/10 00:37
I noticed on the Ampkit website that they will be releasing a digital input later this year, but I didn't want to wait. So, I purchased a ART USB Dual Pre Computer Interface. Works nicely with the Ampkit app. I plug the guitar into a Sidekick passive d.i. box and use its low z output to connect to the Dual Pre. It's a little extra money for equipment (about $110 for both boxes) but the sound is clean.
Good, not great
by Jah shoe wah on 2012/02/04 19:58
I'm a guitar teacher and obsessive about recording fidelity, this app has hands down the best amp modeling, and conversely; the worst effects. If nice sounding effects is what your after, amplitube trumps this app no contest. The flanger in amp kit is not so bad, the reverb is thin and very plastic-ey sounding, the distortion pedals are also as harsh as it gets, and some sound awful(the haze) tweaking helps a little, but when I open amp kit, I usually run the amps with the noise gate and that's it. The amps are fairly good, not beating anything on a real recording platform, but workable for song ideas. The amps break up more as you pick harder in a very pleasant tube like way. Some models are great(the peaveys are faithfully recreated), and some are surprisingly mediocre(the vox ac30). Turning the gain to extreme levels will generate feedback, but you should be able to manage it using the noise gate. Handy recording feature comes with the app, but it's cumbersome and not very intuitive, too much screen tapping to try to play along with yourself. However it's great for song/riff ideas or jamming to the included backing tracks, or uploading your own, which is a nice touch. On to gigging, I know the commercials make it look so easy to rock out on stage with an iPhone or iPad, using the apps. But just don't do it. The sound is not that great, feedback issues, road wear and tear is brutal, theft, battery life issues, and of course the occasional iOS "I don't know what's happening, so I'm dumping you back to the home screen but not explaining why so as not to admit to apple products having any flaws whatsoever" glitch. All those things add up to this thing staying on my nightstand with head phone attached to it. I don't see any realistic environment for it outside of practice rooms. Worth the money? Depends on your goals; Amplitube: Clean, User friendly interface, great sounding effects, decent but not overly exciting amp models, multitrack recording feature is a ludicrous $15 in app purchase. A stupid push ad every time you boot it up. Certain pedals cost extra. Prone to nasty hiss with most every amp model. Turning on the noise filter reduces it but at the expense of your tone. Have used for 3 days, already encountered glitches so bad I had to delete/reinstall. Guitar signal vanished! Ampkit: A few great amp models, a few bad ones, a couple passable effects, a bunch of awful ones, clunky interface, recording/jam along features included, more in app purchases required, just to get a fender model? Come on! I give a slight edge to amp kit based on tone, but I have finding myself enjoying leaning toward amplitube for it's effects more and more, plugging amplitube as an effects pre into my tube amp actually sounds pretty great.
Best Sounding App by Far
by bluesdelux on 2012/02/01 18:12
This is the best sounding guitar app by far for me—it has a huge sound to it. The Peavey Valve King amp sounds spectacular, even the clean channel. I play mainly blues but was previously into hard rock/metal and the Valve King is bringing that back into my playing. The Colonel amp which models a Marshall is great too. The other features are great and the effects are nice too. Although I wish it would have come with a delay pedal—it's an in-app purchase, along with many other effects and amps. The recording feature is awesome, but I wish you could adjust the beginning and ending loop points. Get this app (or at least try the free version), you'll have a blast. I haven't stopped using it!
Incredibly fun
by donebylee on 2012/02/01 16:06
This is an incredible app. Buy it.
Amazing
by Anonymos doe on 2012/01/31 04:49
Sounds amazing! Just one question, CAN I USE GRIFFIN'S STOMPBOX WITH IT??
Wow!
by 123 I am lee on 2012/01/20 22:07
I personally LOVE this app! Great for practicing and writing sessions. If you can get the perfect tone, you could probably play through Ampkit, which would then go through a PA system! Awesome app! I use the peavey 6534+ amp! I started off with the presets, and worked my tone from there. But the presets sound good already.
Blown away!
by Rockhopper01 on 2012/01/13 17:38
Ampkit plus Apogee Jam is the ticket folks. Zero noise and feedback with the Jam. Now seriously considering selling my amps, this is that good.
Good but could be better
by z3r0m4n06 on 2012/01/11 04:04
Good amp simulations. A lot of feedback, but with proper tuning it can be kept to a minimum. You have to pay for some of the better amp models, pedals, etc.
I feel ripped off
by Timmyshaw on 2012/01/07 22:41
Whats the point in recording if you can't transfer your recordings without moving a mountain? You can't email them in most cases because the file is too big. You can use sound cloud, but it costs more money. Too get all the features in this app - you will have to pay well over $80. I bought this thinking I'd get all the amps and peddles, Nope. They are kind of deceptive in the way the present this. The free app is practically the same as the $10 app.
Best guitar app ever!!!
by Fuert on 2012/01/05 04:14
My guitar amp broke so I was thinking of buying another one but I saw this app decided to try the free version and loved it so I bought the full and now it is WAY better than my old amp its got many different settings and great for recording and when I connect it to my speakers its awesome I was not expecting this to be so great and I play guitar and bass for a hobby so this suits me well. But imagine playing on stage with your guitar connected to your iPod instead of an amp haha.
Well Done
by Kemal1923 on 2012/01/02 15:35
Like all the products from agile partners, this represents the best of IOS programming. Great tool for experiencing different equipment sounds without becoming a slave to GAS.
Decent
by Denali96 on 2011/12/30 14:26
Ok app if you just want to fool around. Definitely not worth the money.
Too expensive.
by Sean Col on 2011/12/28 11:29
I don't feel as though I got my money's worth. I think we should get a little more for our money and not have to make so many in app purchases.
Finally!
by MoeTown1986 on 2011/12/27 14:22
Someone made a good one. This app rocks! Works for guitar and bass. Would be cool if they added a few more bass amps though. Tones are pretty accurate to the real thing!
$$$$
by Hope Daniels on 2011/12/27 05:23
Good app, but free one is basically the same. What did I pay ten dollars for? All the good Stuff is an additional pricey fee.
Not good
by Edwin Moreno on 2011/12/26 07:04
This app is just a waste of money, I want my money back!!!!!
Awesome
by Pez808 on 2011/12/22 07:01
Super cool app. worth the money. i was confused by the App logo, it looked cheap, and I so never really gave it a try. However, after buying, it way beyond Amplitube in so many ways. This app is the app you have been looking for if you own an iOS device. I wish more pedals came with it, kind of lame that you pay $10 and only get a limited amount of pedals...either way....5 stars for getting it right!
Good sounds, pricey, but flexible
by teamnoir on 2011/12/14 18:07
In app purchases are pricey, but can be used on multiple devices under the same appleID. One purchase can be used on all iOS devices. And you don't have to repurchase if you reload your iOS device.
Absolutely AMAZING! Seriously!!!
by cleancrunch on 2011/12/12 17:00
I actually gave a rather unfavorable review on version 1, when I was using the iRig, as well as trying out the AmpKit Link (a little better). I just bought the Apogee Jam last week, and it really brought this app to life!!! Now that I can delete the noise filters, the amps and effects really open up and sing. If you would have told me five years ago that I would be plugging my guitar into my phone, much less having it sound this good, I would have thought you were nuts! Well the combination of this app, and the apogee jam, you could probably get by gigging with this plugged straight into a p.a. I'm using an old Altec 2.1 speaker set I bought at Target 5 years ago for $50 (they don't make that model anymore), and the sound is monstrous, clear, and devastating. My new practice tool, I LOVE IT!! If they ever add a multitrack recorder to this, I could get rid of a bunch of apps. Also, to the developers, can't wait to see more sims (Orange? Ampeg? GK? Trace?) THIS APP ROCKS! Get it! By the way, this app is so good, I'm thinking about selling my current practice rig, a VOX VT20+ :)
Outstanding!
by DeadPhish1 on 2011/12/01 06:41
This app is GREAT! It works perfectly. I use it with Apogee's jam and output with a 1/8" cable with a 1/4" adapter plugged into a travel amp with the overdrive and effects shut off and everything sounds amazing. You can play and tweak your settings for hours searching for that perfect sound then save it and move on to the next one and have them all sitting on your shelf just a finger tap away. Also sounds great going direct into my PA and headphones to of course. If you play guitar and have a iPad this app should be on it. Thanks for a great app!
Great app
by Vicken_65 on 2011/11/06 05:33
Very useful presets and sounds, specially the distortions, close to zero latency, nice interface but little confusing, I could almost use it live with ampkit.. The only drawback in my opinion is that there are no stereo effects, everything is in mono! Hence minus one start, keep up the good work and the updates.
Great app, needs Bluetooth out
by John-_-D on 2011/11/05 15:56
Love this app It's fun and sounds awesome, and is a great value. I've tricked it out with the three biggest combo packs, and it's fun just noodling on different presets; it gives me musical ideas, like calling up patches on a synth. I do with they'd add support for Bluetooth out, though. I'd love to use it with wireless headphones, or my JamBox. I can handle the latency, dealing with it is just part of "playing the effects". Anyone else want this? :) Anyway, great product, and they don't nail you twice. Works GREAT on iPad too with a wonderful layout that puts all that screen space to good use, and all the stuff you buy works on all your iDevices. Well done.
Cheaper than the hardware
by jasonmartino on 2011/10/29 13:28
If you want to jam out at home with your headphones or a small amp, look no further. This thing is awesome!
A Must Have For ANY GUITAR PLAYER!!!
by Fender-J on 2011/10/16 23:04
Because of ipod... i think i might of found my new addiction. This app is pretty good for both bass and 6-string guitars. Along with countless features.
Incredible!!!
by Rick Samson on 2011/10/15 00:06
What's not to like? Works great with powered monitors and PAs. Also works great with super clean amps like a Roland JC120. The amp models are as good as it gets as are the effects. The recording part is good. A little sparse but still good. The beauty is its live ability. The tones are so good. The only things that need to be added are more amps and more effects. Keep the updates constant and continuous. The biggest thing needed is a foot controller. With that I would use AmpKit for everything. Excellent!!!
UPDATE: NO RESTORE PURCHASES OPTION!!!
by Gmann54 on 2019/04/02 17:43
PREVIOUS: There is no Restore Purchases option on iPhone Xs. I previously paid for ALL available and future items. I feel ripped off, to say the least!!! DO NOT BUY THIS APP UNTIL THIS IS RESOLVED!!! UPDATE: I contacted SUPPORT, and they responded with the solution. Though not at all obvious, their solution worked, and ALL PURCHASES WERE RESTORED!!! If you are having this same problem as I had, contact SUPPORT online directly, as I did, for the solution. SUPPORT promised to fix the RESTORE procedure in their next update. They called the current problem “a bug”. Considering that it has been a year since the last update, I consider the current RESTORE “bug” a major support flaw. I updated my rating from one star to three stars today, but will not give this App five stars until the UI is updated with an OBVIOUS FUNCTIONAL RESTORE BUTTON. It’s a matter of loyalty and respect for the customer, and it’s about doing good business. My best regards.
Good guitar sounds, export function needs work
by Rick Gehrke on 2018/11/27 01:43
Trying to export a recording via message or email doesn’t work. The keyboard disappears.
No Restore Purchase
by B8matt on 2019/01/09 17:38
Have iPhone XS. No option to restore purchases. Had everything unlocked and now only bare essentials available. Needs a quick fix please. Update: seems the fix is on the bottom of the gear page as you slide it all the way up, you have to tap at the bottom of the screen in a very thinly sliver of grey. Purchases are now restored. Review back up to 4 Stars. This app is still great. I’d like to see an update sometime soon though.
Amazing app restores just fine these other reviews are by idiots
by Swine Majestic on 2019/08/04 20:10
app is amazing and does amazing job .can restore just fine if you pay attention just was moved. says so in one of the reviews just pay attention. wish they would do new update and add a few more effects and or features though. overall great sound and great app. these other people are morons
Great app but iPhone X not showing restore purchase or my purchases option in store???
by goddarj1 on 2019/03/07 15:39
Great app but iPhone X not showing restore purchase or my purchases option in store??? You still get five stars but that little gray line at the bottom to restore purchases.....really? Slick Willy
Absolutely no support
by Kynlore on 2017/01/08 02:34
I attempted to contact them 4 times for a bug found in the app that was preventing switching between amp set-ups. Twice through their website, once using the "in app" feedback, and once by direct e-mail. I never even got an automated response saying they received anything. For the price of this app I would certainly expect better support than this.
No option Restore in-app purchases..
by Killstrong on 2018/12/18 19:41
This was my favorite app to play guitar. I liked it so much that I spent $50 to buy all Amps & FX. I was excited to use this app on my new iPhone X. I was quickly let down when I found that there was no way to restore my purchases on my iPhone X. If they fix this issue, I will fix my rating. Until then it’s a 1 star.
I gave Agile Partners apps 5 stars prior
by ovrdrvn on 2017/12/23 20:19
They were quite on top of their game and I paid for all of them and the IAPs. Something has happened in the last year or so and they don’t seem to respond quickly and don’t seem to be adding to the Apps nor developing new ones. Not sure why as they were quite good at it.
Can not restore purchases
by Smithgw on 2018/11/25 04:35
Use to love this app. Just bought a new iPhone Xs and there is no option to restore all of my purchases. Avoid this app until the developer decides to do an update. In its current state you will be ripped off!
It's getting there...but a few issues
by Poohdinkie on 2011/08/13 05:38
Ok, I'm pretty hardcore about recording guitars. So this was a tough sell. I didn't expect to be blown away. And I wasn't. But it's a nice practice tool and a way to play around with ideas. Here's the 2 major issues for me: feedback. And I'm talking feedback with the $200 Alasis IO Dock. And there's just NO reason for that. But even that falls way under THIS raging showstopper...I can't scrub through my backing track. What?!?! If I'm working on a solo and need to do multiple takes, there's no way to fast forward through the audio file to get where you need to be. I have to literally copy/paste my song from Goodreader (via Dropbox) to TwistedWave (iPad WAV editor), crop the solo part out and cut/paste that part back in to work with. Good Lord. At least this app supports the IO Dock. I just can't believe how long it's been since an update. Come on guys!
Where’s “restore purchase“?
by AyPyCy on 2018/12/02 22:28
I bought all effects and amps but got a new iPhone and now the option “restore purchase” didn’t show!
CAN’T RESTORE PURCHASES
by stephen ronkowski on 2019/01/30 00:31
I paid for everything to be unlocked but after getting a new phone it will not let me restore the amps and pedals I bought. Total scam.
My secret weapon
by cXeGG on 2013/03/12 23:50
First of all, to anyone complaining about the in app purchases - you do realize how expensive these pedals are in real life, right? I'd say spending a few bucks for an echo effect that would otherwise run around $170 isa pretty good deal, especially when they sound pretty darned good. I kinda like the idea of only having to spend around $50 for a full suite of effects, amps, and presets that I can then run not only my guitar through, but anything that can be run through an Audio interface -- vocals, piano, even other apps and synthesizers thanks to Audiobus integration -- and record either inside of Ampkit or with a professional grade DAW like Cubase. All for less than the cost of a practice amp. And by the way, when I cranked this up on my ipad speakers, my wife thought I was blasting my 65 watt amp. Finally, for my favorite use -- in conjunction with the TabToolkit by the same company. I love muting the guitar out of the tabs and playing in top of the drum, bass, and keys through Ampkit. I even did exactly this when I played for a funeral (long story, but it worked really well). Right now I'm working on my first full length album, and I plan on producing the entire thing with my ipad. So again, for anyone complaining about spending $3 on a pedal or an amp, please remember: this is not a toy, or a gimmick. This is the real deal. And like a real guitar, it will reward you in equal measure to what you put into it.
Awesome program, huge update!
by GK2020 on 2011/09/10 14:25
The reason I was using Amplitube was that Agile Partners seemed to have halted development on AmpKit+ due to the lack of updates since the end of last year. When I found out a new version had been released I quickly went through the list of what was new and decided to buy it. They did manage to pack quite a lot of new features during the long wait to version 1.2 (they were definitely not idle since 1.1). I have now used it for a few days with my Apogee JAM interface and just sold my old iRig and got rid of Amplitube (which by the way does not support the JAM and forces you to buy all add-ins TWICE: once for the iPad version and a second time for the iPhone version - definitely not a consumer oriented business practice). Not only are the models, features and interface great, but the attention to detail really sets this one apart from the competition. I bought all the bundles and the Peavey 6505+ amp which was left behind after buying all of them. I am really happy I bought it and highly recommend it. Also do yourself a favor and give the Apogee JAM a try. The AmpKit+ with JAM combo is a winner!
Absolutely AMAZING! Seriously!!!
by cleancrunch on 2011/12/12 17:00
I actually gave a rather unfavorable review on version 1, when I was using the iRig, as well as trying out the AmpKit Link (a little better). I just bought the Apogee Jam last week, and it really brought this app to life!!! Now that I can delete the noise filters, the amps and effects really open up and sing. If you would have told me five years ago that I would be plugging my guitar into my phone, much less having it sound this good, I would have thought you were nuts! Well the combination of this app, and the apogee jam, you could probably get by gigging with this plugged straight into a p.a. I'm using an old Altec 2.1 speaker set I bought at Target 5 years ago for $50 (they don't make that model anymore), and the sound is monstrous, clear, and devastating. My new practice tool, I LOVE IT!! If they ever add a multitrack recorder to this, I could get rid of a bunch of apps. Also, to the developers, can't wait to see more sims (Orange? Ampeg? GK? Trace?) THIS APP ROCKS! Get it! By the way, this app is so good, I'm thinking about selling my current practice rig, a VOX VT20+ :)
The best iOS Amp Simulator. PERIOD!
by alchemus on 2011/09/09 00:24
If you are looking for something portable for guitar practice, need Hi-Gain Guitar tones and you have an iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch, your search is over! AmpKit is the best solution. You'll find very good simulations of famous HI-Gain amps like Marshall® JCM900, Peavey 6505+ and Mesa/Boogie® Dual Rectifier, plus their respective cabs and a good selection of Mics. Also, you'll find an extensive repertoire of famous pedal models and you can eve set them in front of the amp, after the amp (Send/Return FX Bus) of even after the Cab! Also, I would recommend to get AmpKit Link because it has lower feedback crosstalk and it's cheaper unless you have a Guitar Plug that goes directly to the Dock Connector, which would be the best option to avoid feedback crosstalk. Furthermore, You'll have a metronome, a tuner, can jam with the music you have in your device, you can record, re-amp your previous recording and even send the recording (either dry or wet) by email, to another iOS app that supports Audio Copy/Paste or even to SoundCloud! You don't loose anything. Try the Free version and hear it yourself!
Electric violinists can get in on the action
by Driscoka on 2012/02/19 20:25
I am not a guitarist at all, but I do have a violin with a Realist pickup. I was looking for a quick and cheap way to add effects to my sound. I downloaded the + version of the app, added the effect bundle, and bought the ampkit link. Bearing in mind that I know next to nothing about effects and amp settings, this app is very easy to use. Plugging in is incredibly easy. It works great with headphones or connected to an amp through the auxiliary input. Some of the effects sound awesome! Distortion, fuzz, and delay seem to work the best with the violin sound. Unfortunately some of them don't work for me at all or are very difficult to hear even after spending some time fiddling (no pun intended) with the settings. There is also a significant amount of signal loss with the ampkit link since it connects through the headphones. I noticed that my pickup puts out relatively little signal compared to my friend's guitar though, so guitarists may not experience these issues. Considering that this app was intended for use with a guitar I'm very pleased that I was able to use this with my violin.
I PLAY IT LIVE!!!
by musicmkr75 on 2012/05/05 02:46
Ampkit+ is the best iPhone Amp hands down. I made a strap holder for my phone & run straight to the PA, amps, even my stereo at home, killer sound wether it be my Martin OM or my custom Strat. First buy some of the FX Packs (Gear) you get a whole lot more to work with, then take the time to write you're FX. Between all the amps, stomp's & mic's it's endless. *IMPORTANT* don't pug in the iPhone power cord this creates noise, doesn't matter if it's Ampkit+ or Aplitube this creates noise! If you don't like the Ampkit plug try the iRig plug they all work the same way. I've played for 26yrs, a GIT grad, lots of amps in my time & it's it's lighter than my Peavey Vypyr 120 by about 6000lbs. Just turn everything off on your iPhone but the Amp & read the instructions!!! Then f___Ing rock or whatever you do!!! And apple can we get some mini tubes in these things maybe the iPhone 5? WHAT THEY DON'T TELL BASS PLAYER'S SORRY IT SOUNDS LIKE AMPLITUDE!!!!
Worth every penny.
by bxaxh on 2012/03/27 03:59
I have Fenders, I have Peaveys, I have Marshalls, I store-bought and custom-made pedals and on and on. What I didn't have before this app was a way to take them with me. The Ampkit Link is better than the iRig for ease of use and sound quality and the app itself is better written than all of the other ones currently available. It works flawlessly and predictably. I have already tried the new Trace Elliot amp with my Mike Lull P4 (Death Cab For Cutie hand-me-down) tonight and it impresses me more than any of the amazing guitar amps I've been using since the app launched. I've actually played it live from an iPad thru FOH in a pinch one night when asked to get up and do something for a "guest spot" in a cover band. Good on Hartley Peavey for partnering with these guys. AWESOME engineering and manufacturing quality.
Awesome!!! Seriously
by Spiralhell420 on 2012/12/31 15:25
I have purchased to my knowledge, most of or all the amplifier apps, amplitube, GarageBand (both I still use), and one or two others I don't remember since I deleted them a while back. This is by far the best, the price is right and if you have an adapter already a good investment, definitely worth a buy before a try. I play a mix of 70's rock lead, old metal, thrash, speed, and anything challenging, this not only handles it, but the sound you can achieve is way above the quality of any other apps. There's tons of effects that come with it, and the extra in app purchases are inexpensive, I really wish I had looked at this before wasting money on amplitube, GarageBand still stands close to me because of my iPad, but this takes the cake.
Like it a lot
by TaylorPlayer on 2014/10/06 02:20
I picked up an iRig HD and bought the Fender package from amplitube and it worked pretty well but the interface is kind of fiddly on the iPhone. Tiny knobs and hard to hit buttons. Ampkit works great with the iRig HD interface and the app itself is easier to use and the sound is much better than amplitube. I am able to get some very good clean tones, which I could never really manage to get with amplitube. (I tried the free version of the app as well as the Fender version that I paid $15 for.) It's easier to adjust settings for all the amps and pedals because ampkit has nice big sliders rather than the "actual" knobs on the amplitube amps and pedals. There is also a very good system for storing and recalling presets that is clearer and easier to manage. Overall I like ampkit much more than amplitube.
OK, but not very useful beyond the gimmick
by presentationpastor on 2011/03/05 21:56
I got the ampkit along with the LiNK. Setting it up was easy and I tried it through an amp, headphones and PA. The first thing I noticed was the noise. This is one of the noisiest effects I have ever used. I can see why they prefer the noise gate on ALL the presets. Even clean sounds have noise. The second thing I encountered was feedback. Even using the headphones, feedback was present on any high gain sound. The sounds were a mixed bag. Heavy metal sounds were very accurate with easy pick harmonics and lushly broken up chords. All other sounds were so-so or just bad. One thing that was consistent was that all sounds were very bright. No tweaking corrected this. I just couldn't get a nice full sound out of it. Maybe I needed the extra downloaded content. I didn't have problems with saved presets. After power down the iphone and powering back up, all presets were still there. Maybe they fixed that in a patch. Overall, this is a decent little app for someone who doesn't want to carry a bunch of gear. I would dream of using this app live or in the studio though. The noise alone would be a problem along with the feedback issue.
Great tones
by P1ssed 0ff on 2010/09/13 18:50
Running iOS 4.1 on an iPhone 4 with the Link... Sounds great and looks great! Now while it may be true that the base app and add-ons might seem a bit pricey at first... If you compare those prices to what you would have to spend to buy a multi-effects processor or plugin for your pc/Mac...let alone buy the real equipment... The price is not bad at all. I have had great customer support so far from the vendor. Could use some vocal specific setups and copy/paste, but other than that is a great way to have a versatile rig in the palm if you hand. Also, the Peavey Link does a great job of eliminating feedback and interference as advertised... So break down and buy them both! You will be happy you did.
Best Sounding App by Far
by bluesdelux on 2012/02/01 18:12
This is the best sounding guitar app by far for me—it has a huge sound to it. The Peavey Valve King amp sounds spectacular, even the clean channel. I play mainly blues but was previously into hard rock/metal and the Valve King is bringing that back into my playing. The Colonel amp which models a Marshall is great too. The other features are great and the effects are nice too. Although I wish it would have come with a delay pedal—it's an in-app purchase, along with many other effects and amps. The recording feature is awesome, but I wish you could adjust the beginning and ending loop points. Get this app (or at least try the free version), you'll have a blast. I haven't stopped using it!
Not so good for bass
by jonathanblock on 2010/10/05 18:54
Please note that I'm using this for bass, not guitar, so your mileage may vary. All in all it's usable as a headphone practice amp but only if you have good headphones that can accurately produce bass. I even went ahead and bought the bass amp model and it's really not much better than the included Marshall clone. I found using this through a bass amp (transparent, set flat) or powered speakers resulted in a noisy sound with a lack of volume. Some of the effects are nice on bass, particularly the Elevenizer, the chorus and delay. So if you're a bass player and evaluating AmpKit, don't expect to use for anything other than a private practice tool.
Awesome!!!!!
by Cisco 3.13 on 2015/01/05 18:59
I had been using the Jamup app , but I didn't like having to make my own chains and I wanted one with more presets, so I reluctantly purchased this app and OMG was i impressed, it was like night and day!!! The signal is clean with almost no background noise ( I couldn't get rid of the feedback/hum on the Jamup app no matter what I did) and the presets are absolutely amazing!!! I would recommend this to any iOS user who plays guitar. I can't believe I almost passed on this app, that would have been a huge mistake. I no longer have any use for the Jamup app, kind of a waste of money but what are you gonna do, right? Wish I had seen this one first...,,,
Fixed! ... was: Broken: in-app purchases...Help!
by KrisMuse on 2016/05/23 13:45
Update: With the latest update, when you click Restore Purchases, it works. Several days after contacting the developer, a new version was released and it's fixed. ... ... Old comments, that can be ignored: I "unlocked everything" with an in-app purchase on my iPad. *My account was charged the amount stated in the offer.* I deleted the app, the re-loaded. When I click "Restore Purchases" an error pops-up: "Purchase Failed The operation couldn't be completed (SKErrorDomain error-2005.)" Nothing was unlocked. There's no response from numerous queries to Agile Partners Support now for days. I even tried purchasing it again. The second transaction shows up, though forutnately as $0.00. The app works on my iPhone and I had years ago unlocked everything on it. As far as I know that one still works. I hoped to get a bass amp on my iPad. I can only give it one star. If Agile Partners fixes this, I'll change this review. If they even respond, I'll update this review. Help!
Great app, needs Bluetooth out
by John-_-D on 2011/11/05 15:56
Love this app It's fun and sounds awesome, and is a great value. I've tricked it out with the three biggest combo packs, and it's fun just noodling on different presets; it gives me musical ideas, like calling up patches on a synth. I do with they'd add support for Bluetooth out, though. I'd love to use it with wireless headphones, or my JamBox. I can handle the latency, dealing with it is just part of "playing the effects". Anyone else want this? :) Anyway, great product, and they don't nail you twice. Works GREAT on iPad too with a wonderful layout that puts all that screen space to good use, and all the stuff you buy works on all your iDevices. Well done.
Best there is.
by Roncarter on 2011/01/19 18:13
I have had the AmpKit+ app and AmpKit Link since Christmas and it's been great! I've only found one bug and contrary to the other reviews latency isn't it. The bug I found has to do with music playback problems and I am an odd case as I have very large files that may not be compatible just yet. I have contacted the AmpKit support and they are on top of the problem and will have it resolved (Lord willing) in the next update. AmpKit has been great, the sound is great, the support is great. I used to play in a couple touring bands and this really makes an excellent practice tool as well as allowing you to record if you need.
Rockin' and Rollin'
by JimBertrum on 2012/08/11 12:52
Sound is great. Out of the box presets shine, especially heavy distortion ones. Find other apps require more external EQ/filtering before they give you the sound you want, but Ampkit sounds polished as a stand alone app. For me, only 2 things I'd like to see added to the effect options: 1- option for wider stereo sound (I think it would be some type of optional headphone mode, because when linked direct to an amp you don't necessarily want this) 2- a positive octave pitch shifter (app has a lower octaves effect, but no upper octave pitch shift.). Come on, I want 12-string effect! (but with flexibility to harmonize at different pitches also)
Wow, just Wow!
by rudiin on 2016/02/28 21:55
I recently purchased my first electric guitar after playing acoustic for about three years. I do not have a fancy amp or any pedals. I bought the iRig 2 for the iPad along with this app and have been extremely pleased with the kind of sounds I have been able to make. The possibilities are endless. This combination has just made my journey into playing electric guitar so much more exciting and I have not even scratched the surface of what I can do with this app. It does take a little time to setup and adjust to get what you like but for me that was part of the fun and a learning process to be remembered.
Pleasantly Surprised
by Allegany Dave on 2011/03/12 21:09
I work with a lot of acoutsics, and acoustic guitars. Ran it through my Washburn 6 String, Martin 12 string and a clasical guitar, using line out into an amp, and line in to an iMac, and it surprised me. The sound quality was good, no latency - on the iPad that is. When I used the iPhone 3GS with iOS 4.3, it "hiccupped" a little. This may be because of the phone, and not the app itself. Well worth the money. On the road a lot, and I can record stuff to email home. The only downside - there's a lot of pedals for Distortion, and not a lot for acoustic guitars. LESS Distortion pedals please! It's pretty bad when I can make a 12-String Acoustic sound like Van Halen. Some people may think that's awsome though.
This is AWESOME
by loudlove69 on 2010/12/10 21:49
I bought the Amp Kit Peavey adapter and then the full version of Amp Kit for my IPAD - I was very impressed with the sound and response and the ability to change things easily and develop sounds. I will admit I went and bought other amps and cabinets and 1 effect pedal - I was disappointed that those do not transfer to your Itunes and allow you to load them to say another device - "my Ipod Touch" sorry I just had to see... But overall I am very impressed and I think soon with more tweaking this could be used for live pieces - now guys you need to make some kind of a foot pedal to change to your different presets. I loved the backing tracks and the expanse on that would be a good idea too - maybe get some professional artists to allow backing tracks to be installed?? And let us not forget recording - got an idea -you can capture it. Next text - run this into my Pro Tools rig and cut a guitars track or 2 - I think it will ROCK.
Cvm1983
by Cvm1983 on 2014/11/22 17:35
Pretty dope. Authentic guitar modulation. As far as people complaining about the feedback. Hello the setup is supposed to represent real high wattage heads meaning two things. You can either turn down the volume on your phone or apply the built in noise gate pedal. The technology behind this app is astounding and I can't wait for more updates. Update: Careful about buying the full expansion. Not that there's anything wrong with it. It's awesome. However I just switched phones and it did not save the purchases in my iTunes which means I'd have buy them all again. I think that's pretty whack and that they resolve this issue.
Outstanding!
by DeadPhish1 on 2011/12/01 06:41
This app is GREAT! It works perfectly. I use it with Apogee's jam and output with a 1/8" cable with a 1/4" adapter plugged into a travel amp with the overdrive and effects shut off and everything sounds amazing. You can play and tweak your settings for hours searching for that perfect sound then save it and move on to the next one and have them all sitting on your shelf just a finger tap away. Also sounds great going direct into my PA and headphones to of course. If you play guitar and have a iPad this app should be on it. Thanks for a great app!
Huge update
by H8HUME on 2011/09/06 20:23
Truly awesome update. Models are seriously improved and far better sounding then anything else right now in the app store for amp simulation. The new amps sound great , too. The star of the new update is multitasking, though. Finally able to jam with other apps! Have not tested whether it will record with audio from other apps. If they would just allow you to slow down recordings so you can phrase train, it would be a perfect five. However, I have other apps now to do that and can play along with them! You guys are awesome thank you!
Want a refund... Seriously
by Yert78 on 2011/06/21 00:54
I travel a bit and practice my guitar nearly every day ad I'm a serious amateur musician. Of course I don't expect to use this for a live show, are you kidding? I just want it to sound decent--not even good--through headphones so I can practice with playalong tracks, songs from iTunes, etc. I had been using an ancient korg pandora's box, which was fine and dandy but of course meant carrying an extra box 2x the size of the phone, and 4 aaa batteries or bulky power supply. Since I love most apps on my iphone4, I thought this 4-out-of-5 star app would be great....certainly on par if not better than my old cheap pandora, right?? Wrong!! An dang was i dissappoonted. My axe-fx ultra does such an amazing modeling job...but this app has so many things wrong: ...Missing key features, lag, bad interface with iTunes, lackluster recording, unbelievable noise issues to deal with, Scratchy, poppy peavey interface 50 bucks for software and hardware???!!! Needless to say I'm back to the old pandoras box If you are an even somewhat serious guitarist you won't be able to stand the lag.
Not worth it
by SwingOak on 2011/02/18 03:20
I bought the Ampkit+ and Ampkit Link. The Ampkit Link iPhone to guitar interface is poor quality - the Link did not work right, had poor output levels, and had lots of static right out of the box. I'm returning it - and I wish I could get a refund for Ampkit too. Altogether it was a waste of $50. Noisy, lots of clicks and pops, and useless for learning songs – you can import songs but you always have to start them over from the beginning – there is no way to scrub the track playback position, adjust playback speed, or set up loops to learn songs. Not what I expected from Agile. - Guitar Toolkit is great, and I thought I'd be getting the same quality stuff in Ampkit.
Great software, a musicians friend
by Deadhead Pete on 2011/07/11 03:01
Many of the interface cables being noisy, along with wrong gain settings are what cause most complaints I'm reading. Since I've several interface cables from quality components, I can enjoy the depth and breadth of AmpKit. I use it with an iPhone 4 and my son has an iPad 1. We both enjoy the variety of amps and stomp pedals. Yes, it's a bit difficult using on an iPhone because of the screen size but I have had no problems with the software.
Very nice!
by PickleJuice007 on 2010/11/05 00:30
Just purchased Ampkit+ and the link. Very happy with it. I think the sounds are much better than Amplitube. It also seems to be more stable. I only have 2 minor issues: 1) the noise gate has an unnatural quality about it when it cuts out that seems odd. 2) I wish you could record multiple tracks. The new version of Amplitube does this and it's the only feature I strongly desire. Very strongly desire! even if I have to pay for it. Agile are you listening? All in all though...fantastic app!
All around excellence!
by Ryan43228 on 2014/01/14 15:18
This is the easiest and best guitar app I've ever used, and the customer support is second to none. I had some questions about MIDI products and other iOS devices, they responded to every question, and they also offered possible solutions and suggestions. Would recommend this product to anyone that wants to experiment with different sounds, and for experienced rockers that just want an easy portable solution.
Best guitar app ever!!!
by Fuert on 2012/01/05 04:14
My guitar amp broke so I was thinking of buying another one but I saw this app decided to try the free version and loved it so I bought the full and now it is WAY better than my old amp its got many different settings and great for recording and when I connect it to my speakers its awesome I was not expecting this to be so great and I play guitar and bass for a hobby so this suits me well. But imagine playing on stage with your guitar connected to your iPod instead of an amp haha.
Incredible!!!
by Rick Samson on 2011/10/15 00:06
What's not to like? Works great with powered monitors and PAs. Also works great with super clean amps like a Roland JC120. The amp models are as good as it gets as are the effects. The recording part is good. A little sparse but still good. The beauty is its live ability. The tones are so good. The only things that need to be added are more amps and more effects. Keep the updates constant and continuous. The biggest thing needed is a foot controller. With that I would use AmpKit for everything. Excellent!!!
Fantastic
by Xtapolapocetl on 2010/08/25 00:15
This is simply the best amp sim available on the iPhone right now. The amp models and effects are great, there is no latency, and recording is quick and easy. The dry signal is recorded as well as the processed signal, and it lets you reamp and change the effects after the fact. This is a huge advantage over its competition. I'm giving it 4 stars instead of 5 because it lacks support for any kind of audio copy and paste. I'm told this feature is in the works; that'll make this app nearly perfect.
Best yet
by rmbk on 2010/09/06 06:23
I have every guitar and amp app and hardware to go with them. I have to say I like this the best but I have found that they all are really impressive considering a couple of years ago I would have thought it to be a dream to be practicing at this quality through my headphones. So thanks to everyone who worked they're tails off cause I really appreciate it even if I think the in-app purchasing is a bit much after the 20 dollar entry fee but I still love ya
Great but could be better
by Moneypuppet on 2011/05/20 22:30
First review: Great sound quality. However every time you adjust anything on a preset like volume... It saves it under your presets. That is sooo annoying. You guys have to put in the ability to scrub backing tracks. Have to have that. If you wanna work on a bridge or a solo you have to replay song in its entirety . That is a little ridiculous. Please fix this next to perfect amp simulation Thank you. As a side note: A friend and I were having an ampkit jam last night. I was using the amplkit connector and he, a box a friend made for him to connect. I never realized how much cross talk the ampkit connector cancels out. Both using 3GS. Not only did I have minimal cross talk in comparison but more volume as well. Glad I purchases the ampkit connector. New review: Needs an update badly!!!! You have to give us the ability to scrub tracks period!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! How hard is that to do????????????? I will reinstate the 5 star when you give us a common sense update !!! Thank you
Awesome Customer Service
by Broken&Undone on 2012/08/01 00:06
I cannot say enough good things about AmpKit+, the developers and their customer service. Great app! I've contacted CS a few times with questions and suggestions and always gotten fast responses. And today I got an email from them regarding an effect request from months ago (they responded that they would consider it at the time) letting me know the new update contains an in-app purchase for my requested effect (acoustic simulator)! Mad props AmpKit!
Great App
by Rolls25 on 2011/07/06 22:19
After spending a great deal of time with the popular Guitar Amp apps, I made my decision to go with AmpKit+. This software lives up to all it’s claims. The Vintage Brit is dead on!!! LOVE IT. The ability to apply effects after the amp is awesome!!! For those of you who have latency issues… Watch the number of pedals your using. I’m using this on iPod Touch 4 with little to no latency issues with up to 6 pedals. Lots of cool sounds to be found with some knob time. Highly recommend it.
Ungodly tone...
by Casey Blackmon on 2010/11/22 18:39
I was kind of tentative about buying the app. But once I did, and I started playing around with it, I found the PERFECT Mesa boogie tone that you usually have to pay 5 grand for. There are a couple little things that I would like to be changed, but that being said, they have a place in the app to where you can send feedback of what you'd like to see in the later updates, which is awesome! All in all, 5 star app all the way
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AmpKit+ transforms your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch into a powerful guitar amp & effects studio! The paid AmpKit+ app includes 4 amps and matching cabinets, 10 pedals and 8 mics at less than half price. COMPATIBLE DEVICE: • Ampkit Link, Ampkit Link HD (available on Amazon.com) • Apogee JAM, Line 6 Mobile In, Line 6 SonicPort, iRiffPort, Alesis IO Dock • iRig, iRig HD REVIEWS: "I found AmpKit+, the full version of the app, the easiest, most versatile and the best value, especially on an iPad." - New York Times "AmpKit is the star of the show... extremely intuitive user interface, plenty of amps and pedals, great sound." - WIRED FEATURES: • Sophisticated recording capabilities with mixing and non-destructive re-amping • Upload sessions to Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive and others • Records sharing via SoundCloud, AirDrop, Copy-Paste, iMessage and email • Ultra-low latency, virtually undetectable • FREE Tuner and Metronome featuring technology used in GuitarToolkit • Works with virtually all headset and dock guitar interfaces
They knowingly have two versions on the App Store causing Restore Purchases chaos
by Pod Tappa Leo on 2019/08/07 18:36
People are trying to restore a version that they haven’t purchased. The two apps are similarly named, so it’s easy to download the wrong one, and then mistakenly end up upgrading that version for another 34.99. Good luck trying to get your money back, because technically Agile tricked you into buying a whole different app.
Amazing app restores just fine these other reviews are by idiots
by Swine Majestic on 2019/08/04 20:10
app is amazing and does amazing job .can restore just fine if you pay attention just was moved. says so in one of the reviews just pay attention. wish they would do new update and add a few more effects and or features though. overall great sound and great app. these other people are morons
UPDATE: NO RESTORE PURCHASES OPTION!!!
by Gmann54 on 2019/04/02 17:43
PREVIOUS: There is no Restore Purchases option on iPhone Xs. I previously paid for ALL available and future items. I feel ripped off, to say the least!!! DO NOT BUY THIS APP UNTIL THIS IS RESOLVED!!! UPDATE: I contacted SUPPORT, and they responded with the solution. Though not at all obvious, their solution worked, and ALL PURCHASES WERE RESTORED!!! If you are having this same problem as I had, contact SUPPORT online directly, as I did, for the solution. SUPPORT promised to fix the RESTORE procedure in their next update. They called the current problem “a bug”. Considering that it has been a year since the last update, I consider the current RESTORE “bug” a major support flaw. I updated my rating from one star to three stars today, but will not give this App five stars until the UI is updated with an OBVIOUS FUNCTIONAL RESTORE BUTTON. It’s a matter of loyalty and respect for the customer, and it’s about doing good business. My best regards.
Great app but iPhone X not showing restore purchase or my purchases option in store???
by goddarj1 on 2019/03/07 15:39
Great app but iPhone X not showing restore purchase or my purchases option in store??? You still get five stars but that little gray line at the bottom to restore purchases.....really? Slick Willy
CAN’T RESTORE PURCHASES
by stephen ronkowski on 2019/01/30 00:31
I paid for everything to be unlocked but after getting a new phone it will not let me restore the amps and pedals I bought. Total scam.
No Restore Purchase
by B8matt on 2019/01/09 17:38
Have iPhone XS. No option to restore purchases. Had everything unlocked and now only bare essentials available. Needs a quick fix please. Update: seems the fix is on the bottom of the gear page as you slide it all the way up, you have to tap at the bottom of the screen in a very thinly sliver of grey. Purchases are now restored. Review back up to 4 Stars. This app is still great. I’d like to see an update sometime soon though.
No option Restore in-app purchases..
by Killstrong on 2018/12/18 19:41
This was my favorite app to play guitar. I liked it so much that I spent $50 to buy all Amps & FX. I was excited to use this app on my new iPhone X. I was quickly let down when I found that there was no way to restore my purchases on my iPhone X. If they fix this issue, I will fix my rating. Until then it’s a 1 star.
Where’s “restore purchase“?
by AyPyCy on 2018/12/02 22:28
I bought all effects and amps but got a new iPhone and now the option “restore purchase” didn’t show!
Good guitar sounds, export function needs work
by Rick Gehrke on 2018/11/27 01:43
Trying to export a recording via message or email doesn’t work. The keyboard disappears.
Can not restore purchases
by Smithgw on 2018/11/25 04:35
Use to love this app. Just bought a new iPhone Xs and there is no option to restore all of my purchases. Avoid this app until the developer decides to do an update. In its current state you will be ripped off!
I gave Agile Partners apps 5 stars prior
by ovrdrvn on 2017/12/23 20:19
They were quite on top of their game and I paid for all of them and the IAPs. Something has happened in the last year or so and they don’t seem to respond quickly and don’t seem to be adding to the Apps nor developing new ones. Not sure why as they were quite good at it.
Absolutely no support
by Kynlore on 2017/01/08 02:34
I attempted to contact them 4 times for a bug found in the app that was preventing switching between amp set-ups. Twice through their website, once using the "in app" feedback, and once by direct e-mail. I never even got an automated response saying they received anything. For the price of this app I would certainly expect better support than this.
FIXED! In app purchases do not restore
by Flyinjack on 2016/06/02 04:37
Update... Works again! Very nice app and sounds great. The in-app purchases do not restore. I deleted the app and reinstalled and now there is the restore purchases button. However it now gives an error message now when trying to restore. 'SKErrorDomain error -2005.'
Nice
by Ben Efitofadoubt on 2016/05/30 02:57
Tied with ToneStack for best effects/amp emulation in iOS world. You will not be disappointed.
Fixed! ... was: Broken: in-app purchases...Help!
by KrisMuse on 2016/05/23 13:45
Update: With the latest update, when you click Restore Purchases, it works. Several days after contacting the developer, a new version was released and it's fixed. ... ... Old comments, that can be ignored: I "unlocked everything" with an in-app purchase on my iPad. *My account was charged the amount stated in the offer.* I deleted the app, the re-loaded. When I click "Restore Purchases" an error pops-up: "Purchase Failed The operation couldn't be completed (SKErrorDomain error-2005.)" Nothing was unlocked. There's no response from numerous queries to Agile Partners Support now for days. I even tried purchasing it again. The second transaction shows up, though forutnately as $0.00. The app works on my iPhone and I had years ago unlocked everything on it. As far as I know that one still works. I hoped to get a bass amp on my iPad. I can only give it one star. If Agile Partners fixes this, I'll change this review. If they even respond, I'll update this review. Help!
In-app purchases do not restore
by Mrh3333 on 2016/05/22 15:00
I deleted the app, even restored new ipad to factory settings, downloaded it again, and still my $50 of in app purchases will not restore. I tried to contact developer three times without a response. Shameful rip off.
Delete and then reinstall
by chegaro on 2016/05/08 01:53
Flyinjack, I hear your problem. Just delete your Ampkit app (also make sure which version yours is, Ampkit +, or just Ampkit), then reinstall...afterwards all you have to do after signing into iTunes to reinstall, is go to my gear and there then you will see "my purchases", and down below, "restore purchases"....voila! You're done!
Wow, just Wow!
by rudiin on 2016/02/28 21:55
I recently purchased my first electric guitar after playing acoustic for about three years. I do not have a fancy amp or any pedals. I bought the iRig 2 for the iPad along with this app and have been extremely pleased with the kind of sounds I have been able to make. The possibilities are endless. This combination has just made my journey into playing electric guitar so much more exciting and I have not even scratched the surface of what I can do with this app. It does take a little time to setup and adjust to get what you like but for me that was part of the fun and a learning process to be remembered.
Too aggressive
by Activeold on 2016/01/29 04:13
Even when you pay, there ads. Bugs you to buy, buy, buy. Very annoying software. It doesn't have reload purchase. Don't buy.
They ripped me off
by Lollpll on 2016/01/05 23:49
Bought the 40 dollar pack and won't download and they still took my money do not recommend
Holy Molly
by so far so good123 on 2015/12/26 21:21
I don't play the guitar but have several iOS synths and effects. Downloaded this cuz it was free. Tried it via AudioBus using Gestrument's installed instruments. Blew me away!!
Dope af!
by CountryPrincess927 on 2015/12/25 19:31
Even just the basic features are really cool. It's fun to play with and use!
No, never, plz don't
by Mahantesh B on 2015/12/23 17:36
Never ever pay or download this app
Amazing!
by Greenday365 on 2015/01/24 21:55
I absolutely love this app. It's portable, sounds phenomenal, and I can plug it in to almost anything. Love it!
Awesome!!!!!
by Cisco 3.13 on 2015/01/05 18:59
I had been using the Jamup app , but I didn't like having to make my own chains and I wanted one with more presets, so I reluctantly purchased this app and OMG was i impressed, it was like night and day!!! The signal is clean with almost no background noise ( I couldn't get rid of the feedback/hum on the Jamup app no matter what I did) and the presets are absolutely amazing!!! I would recommend this to any iOS user who plays guitar. I can't believe I almost passed on this app, that would have been a huge mistake. I no longer have any use for the Jamup app, kind of a waste of money but what are you gonna do, right? Wish I had seen this one first...,,,
Too many ads
by Fabio B Isidori on 2014/12/10 20:23
Stop posting all those annoying in-app ads with discounts. That's what newsletters are for.
Cvm1983
by Cvm1983 on 2014/11/22 17:35
Pretty dope. Authentic guitar modulation. As far as people complaining about the feedback. Hello the setup is supposed to represent real high wattage heads meaning two things. You can either turn down the volume on your phone or apply the built in noise gate pedal. The technology behind this app is astounding and I can't wait for more updates. Update: Careful about buying the full expansion. Not that there's anything wrong with it. It's awesome. However I just switched phones and it did not save the purchases in my iTunes which means I'd have buy them all again. I think that's pretty whack and that they resolve this issue.
The Best on iOS
by Rm787 on 2014/11/22 05:56
I have tried all the guitar amp apps and this one sounds the best. I ran them through headphones and through the effects return on an amp/cab (disabled the cab in the apps). Ampkit is really impressive! This won't replace my VH4 but for what it does it is amazing. Definitely better than a Pod, and convenient for practicing. Just two complaints. I don't see how to save my own preset. Looks like it only allows the factory presets. The "setups" are ok but I'd like to save presets also. And it would be better if the pedals are grouped by type rather than alphabetically. Delays, mods, overdrives, etc. Neither are dealbreakers. This app is the one to get. It sounds the best!
In App purchase doesn't transfer
by BrokinBrooklyn on 2014/10/30 05:14
Been using this app on my iPhone. Really like it, but the phone is a little small to work with. Have made a bunch of in app purchases; I finally got an iPad and NONE of the in app purchased transferred to the iPad. Very LAME...while the Amps/Effects are far less expensive than the real deal...they still cost $$$. Will not be making any further in app purchases, as this just leaves a bad taste in my mouth...
Like it a lot
by TaylorPlayer on 2014/10/06 02:20
I picked up an iRig HD and bought the Fender package from amplitube and it worked pretty well but the interface is kind of fiddly on the iPhone. Tiny knobs and hard to hit buttons. Ampkit works great with the iRig HD interface and the app itself is easier to use and the sound is much better than amplitube. I am able to get some very good clean tones, which I could never really manage to get with amplitube. (I tried the free version of the app as well as the Fender version that I paid $15 for.) It's easier to adjust settings for all the amps and pedals because ampkit has nice big sliders rather than the "actual" knobs on the amplitube amps and pedals. There is also a very good system for storing and recalling presets that is clearer and easier to manage. Overall I like ampkit much more than amplitube.
Best of its kind
by Kay dizzel on 2014/08/11 07:11
Great app, hooks up to my amp with the iRig from guitar center and I can choose and guitar effects I want
What happened?
by dandab1215 on 2014/07/26 11:29
This, along with loopy hd and audiobus all updated recently and now it doesn't work! No sound is being fed through! Please help!
Great App
by Codazoda I on 2014/02/24 23:53
It's pricey, for the App Store, but cheap compared to buying a multi-effects unit. It's far more convenient and it sounds great.
Get it!!!
by THEREDHOOD52 on 2014/02/10 03:29
This one of the best apps i've ever had.🎸
Great sounds
by Ampkit Plus on 2014/01/31 04:30
Good!!!
All around excellence!
by Ryan43228 on 2014/01/14 15:18
This is the easiest and best guitar app I've ever used, and the customer support is second to none. I had some questions about MIDI products and other iOS devices, they responded to every question, and they also offered possible solutions and suggestions. Would recommend this product to anyone that wants to experiment with different sounds, and for experienced rockers that just want an easy portable solution.
Great amp collection and sound quality!
by HouseOfHomuth on 2013/12/29 16:09
I go back and forth whether I prefer the amps in JamUp XT or AmpKit, but it doesn't have to be either/or. AmpKit has great full-sounding amp models and gives more freedom to mix and move effects. They also have great licensed amps from Peavey, Fargen, etc. Hope to see even more amps and effects for sale in the future. Works great for recording via AudioBus, too!
Top Of The Line
by Tunedude777 on 2013/10/01 18:21
The sound production here is simply the best. I've compared this app to all its competitors and none of the others really compare.PLUS the customer service is OUTSTANDING. Any questions and they're replying within an hour or two. Hats off to these guys. GREAT APP!!!
Expensive full iOS equipment
by Travis H. Dean on 2013/07/24 20:00
I bought this because of reviews and because of an affordable full Mac version. I bought all the iOS extra; price is much higher than Mac. Couldn't get myself to buy the amplink hd, I went with irig hd because of reviews of the originals.
Sweet
by Sharkpedo Man on 2013/07/15 11:07
Love it. I bought the Peavey Ampkit Link HD today and have been noodling around all night. Sounds better than my Line 6 POD. Unfortunately it doesn't come with any bass cabs so I purchased those separately, but was happy with the results. Sounds great both bass and guitar. Combined with garage band and my phone is a functional little studio. Stoked.
A million times better with my new guitar!
by Failrunner13 on 2013/06/16 14:38
So I got a guitar with active humbuckers and now i have no issues with feedback and I can crack it as much as I want! When playing metal with this with a guitar with passive pickups it is a bit of a pain but eventually you can get a great sound but with active pickups this is the best app in the world. If you play clean then this should be your favorite app even without that!
Killer
by Frankijet on 2013/06/07 06:37
Amps are kick freaking butt! No issues with feed back if you turn down your device volume or use noise gate. I'm fortunate to use Focusrite stereo interface which now works great since new update! Rarely get feedback and when you crank the heavy amps, just use the noise gate pedal and problem solved. This one, to me, and jamup pro are the best iOS offers. Thanks guys, I'm looking forward to buying rest of your gear! God bless!!!!!!!
By far my favorite
by chordal on 2013/03/18 10:01
Update - audiobus compatibility added, back to 5 stars By far my favorite of this type of app - if the price puts you off try the free version first and compare it to the free versions of the other amp-apps. Night and day in terms of sound and user experience.
My secret weapon
by cXeGG on 2013/03/12 23:50
First of all, to anyone complaining about the in app purchases - you do realize how expensive these pedals are in real life, right? I'd say spending a few bucks for an echo effect that would otherwise run around $170 isa pretty good deal, especially when they sound pretty darned good. I kinda like the idea of only having to spend around $50 for a full suite of effects, amps, and presets that I can then run not only my guitar through, but anything that can be run through an Audio interface -- vocals, piano, even other apps and synthesizers thanks to Audiobus integration -- and record either inside of Ampkit or with a professional grade DAW like Cubase. All for less than the cost of a practice amp. And by the way, when I cranked this up on my ipad speakers, my wife thought I was blasting my 65 watt amp. Finally, for my favorite use -- in conjunction with the TabToolkit by the same company. I love muting the guitar out of the tabs and playing in top of the drum, bass, and keys through Ampkit. I even did exactly this when I played for a funeral (long story, but it worked really well). Right now I'm working on my first full length album, and I plan on producing the entire thing with my ipad. So again, for anyone complaining about spending $3 on a pedal or an amp, please remember: this is not a toy, or a gimmick. This is the real deal. And like a real guitar, it will reward you in equal measure to what you put into it.
Full featured but way to noisy, not for live performance or headphone practice
by Original_Glitch on 2013/02/03 19:32
Summary: Recommendation - skip it and get less featured but much more audibly proficient iShred Live My original review simply stated "This product produces unrelenting feedback under the same conditions where excellent competing brands such as iShred Live has no issues" I am revising my review way down on this. Despite buying the proprietary connector for iPhone / iPad this system is far too noisy and feedback-Prone for headphone practice, let alone live amping. Their solution, turn volume way down until feedback stops. Well, clearly they have issues because at that point you can't hear it in headphones or project in an amp. Every jostle of adapter in jack yields some noise (pops & clicks) when the adapter plug is jostled in iPad jack. Their is also lots of background hiss. It gets expensive adding on all the various amps & effects, but they sell bundles. And all told it is cheaper than buying a hardware based solution AND much more user-friendly whether practicing or performing. I will update this review once I've had an opportunity to check the system out thru my amp rather than just my studio headset. Pros: ✔many amps & effects available ✔Respectable # of included presets ✔Cost-effective bundles of amps & effects ✔numerous presets that are fully modifiable ✔Create and save new or modified setups ✔Create Favorites list ✔Great, responsive customer support Cons: ✔Need to purchase adapter to avoid feedback ✔Total cost if one buys app, all it's amps & effects & adapter ✔ NOT SUITABLE FOR HEADPHONE PRACTICE OR LIVE PERFORMANCE.
Not worth the price
by Mg755 on 2013/01/01 17:01
Pretty basic if you don't want to spend $40 on In-App purchases.
Awesome!!! Seriously
by Spiralhell420 on 2012/12/31 15:25
I have purchased to my knowledge, most of or all the amplifier apps, amplitube, GarageBand (both I still use), and one or two others I don't remember since I deleted them a while back. This is by far the best, the price is right and if you have an adapter already a good investment, definitely worth a buy before a try. I play a mix of 70's rock lead, old metal, thrash, speed, and anything challenging, this not only handles it, but the sound you can achieve is way above the quality of any other apps. There's tons of effects that come with it, and the extra in app purchases are inexpensive, I really wish I had looked at this before wasting money on amplitube, GarageBand still stands close to me because of my iPad, but this takes the cake.
Meh...it's okay.
by FODUS96 on 2012/12/31 09:06
Like I said its okay...it's actually WAY better than I expected... But it is sort of a rip off like everyone else ways saying, that even when you pay for ampkit+, you still need to buy more items. Buying this ampkit+ will really only unlock you a quarter of everything else they have to offer. So in conclusion, amazing app but it is so annoying that I have to keep paying money to unlock more and more stuff when we could just buy it all at once.
Keep up the Good Work!
by HeyitsCalifornia on 2012/12/25 09:26
I love this app. I'm actually using my irig for this. I've found ampkit to be a bit more high quality than amplitube. Keep up the excellent work and I'll keep spending my money here. Oh yeah sometimes theres nasty feedback switching to lead.
Blows away the compitition
by ctuller on 2012/12/22 15:33
I was using the other iPad amps and was just getting totally frustrated with poor design, pop up ads, and bad sound. Ampkit+ with additions and user created and shareable setups is just awesome.
Like it a lot
by jonnycapen on 2012/12/13 21:27
I really like using the app. Overall really stable and easy to use. Please add more bass amps and pedals :)
Metal tone
by Captt4 on 2012/11/11 04:50
Can someone please help me out w| a good metal tone? i want to get a early metallica tone but i cannot make that sound. i keep spending money on the other amps/pedals and i feel like im wasting my money
Great App!
by joepopprocks on 2012/11/01 14:54
I've tried a few of these amp/effects simulators and this is the best so far! Can you guys please make an EHX POG2 emulator so I can leave ALL my pedals at home!!!! Thanks!
Awesome!!
by MARK WHITE on 2012/10/13 16:50
Trust me, don't waste time and money on those other sorry apps. This is the one!
Ampkit +
by Jesus Carreno on 2012/09/06 06:28
When I heard of Ampkit + I was so amazed on how the technology of the app worked with an electric guitar. I purchased all of the amps and pedal and it was worth it. There are many combinations you can create. By Playing your electric, acoustic or base guitar, you can create a genre of music. I give this app a 5/5. Agile partners keep up the good work.
Good app but a lot of hidden cost
by crazyswede on 2012/09/06 02:02
Very expensive to start with then you have to buy the nice setups. Comes with a basic setup that I would expect from the free app. Very disappointed.
bgl
by bgl_1 on 2012/08/22 13:34
AmpKit is a decent processor. It's not too noisy at all. It is extremely inexpensive, even when factoring in the Link and additional in-app purchases. - There is a need for a few additional models, such as a warm, clean tube amp, like a Mesa Boogie. It needs some more effects, like Vowel-Wah, parametric EQ, some additional pro reverb parameters and a studio compressor. All in all a decent processor.
Rockin' and Rollin'
by JimBertrum on 2012/08/11 12:52
Sound is great. Out of the box presets shine, especially heavy distortion ones. Find other apps require more external EQ/filtering before they give you the sound you want, but Ampkit sounds polished as a stand alone app. For me, only 2 things I'd like to see added to the effect options: 1- option for wider stereo sound (I think it would be some type of optional headphone mode, because when linked direct to an amp you don't necessarily want this) 2- a positive octave pitch shifter (app has a lower octaves effect, but no upper octave pitch shift.). Come on, I want 12-string effect! (but with flexibility to harmonize at different pitches also)
Great app...here
by Bogeyjams on 2012/08/01 17:02
Great tones- why don't you have stereo effects? The music still comes out stereo why not the apps? Screaming from the mountaintop- STEREO EFFECTS PLEASE!
Awesome Customer Service
by Broken&Undone on 2012/08/01 00:06
I cannot say enough good things about AmpKit+, the developers and their customer service. Great app! I've contacted CS a few times with questions and suggestions and always gotten fast responses. And today I got an email from them regarding an effect request from months ago (they responded that they would consider it at the time) letting me know the new update contains an in-app purchase for my requested effect (acoustic simulator)! Mad props AmpKit!
Uncertain
by 55 Chevy-Delivery on 2012/07/02 03:32
This app is NOT for a beginner! As a result I find this app is not user friendly. I'm enjoying playing around with the many different "preset amp settings". I'm using iPad2 with the peavey link and find that to be a very clean sound.
The most diverse guitar effects simulator
by bonersauces on 2012/06/29 15:50
I own both the ampkit+ and amplitude apps and while they are both really good, the AMPKIT app lets you achieve a much higher level of diversity in tone and crazy sounds than the other apps. The new rocktron HUSH pedal is awesome at eliminating the digital hiss of direct guitar recording. p.s. This app makes it alot easier to save and handle your own effect settings and user presets.
Sounds great and looks great, some features missing
by Migaboy27 on 2012/06/28 02:41
The new version is great, sounds great, looks great on iPad 3 retina display. The possibility to share setups works great. On the other hand I felt a lack of playback control of back tracks: pause, time bar, looping, velocity and maybe pitch. The reamp implementation is brilliant. Amplitube just added MIDI support that allows control of the presets while on stage using midi stomps. This is a must have for Ampkit.
Amazing
by Lauren Passarelli ~ Musician on 2012/06/27 19:09
I was so skeptical that I would like & really use any of these sounds. But I was genuinely amazed. The sounds are so compelling I have used them on my latest recordings & even use the sounds live. I can't get over how much stuff is in this app. Every amp, every stomp box every popular mic, seems like $10,000. worth of stuff for the price of an app. Technology is a blast.
AmpKit plus
by Father Joe Chick on 2012/06/16 02:26
Great tones! Pristine sound quality. Only disappointment is that you don't get an acoustic amp and a delay pedal with your purchase initial purchase. Otherwise…buy it and spend the extra 6 bucks to get what you want.
Awesome!!!
by Stan312 on 2012/06/15 08:04
This is my favorite app of all time!!!! Highly recommend it for any guitar player. :)
Mighty fine!
by spleenomatic on 2012/05/23 04:18
This is a great app, in my opinion. It sounds great!
I PLAY IT LIVE!!!
by musicmkr75 on 2012/05/05 02:46
Ampkit+ is the best iPhone Amp hands down. I made a strap holder for my phone & run straight to the PA, amps, even my stereo at home, killer sound wether it be my Martin OM or my custom Strat. First buy some of the FX Packs (Gear) you get a whole lot more to work with, then take the time to write you're FX. Between all the amps, stomp's & mic's it's endless. *IMPORTANT* don't pug in the iPhone power cord this creates noise, doesn't matter if it's Ampkit+ or Aplitube this creates noise! If you don't like the Ampkit plug try the iRig plug they all work the same way. I've played for 26yrs, a GIT grad, lots of amps in my time & it's it's lighter than my Peavey Vypyr 120 by about 6000lbs. Just turn everything off on your iPhone but the Amp & read the instructions!!! Then f___Ing rock or whatever you do!!! And apple can we get some mini tubes in these things maybe the iPhone 5? WHAT THEY DON'T TELL BASS PLAYER'S SORRY IT SOUNDS LIKE AMPLITUDE!!!!
What they don't tell bass players is...
by kenstee on 2012/04/02 15:22
…the new Trace Elliot bass amp they make such a big deal about IS NOT part of the app - you need to buy it as an extra add-on! In fact, neither of the bass amps they offer come as part of the app. BOTH are extra add-ons. That said, it is an excellent app which pretty much blows the others away. If you are a bass player though you should check out the Pocket GK app. Not nearly as full featured as this…but, it is modeled on the GK amp. I was going to give it 4 stars BUT they lose a star for no free bass amps……….
Excellent app for iOS music studio workflow
by KayEssKay on 2012/04/02 00:52
My previous review stands, however with the latest version I am experiencing crashes when using the "Recording" section, specifically in that my recordings are out of order and when I scroll down to reach "Backing Tracks" the app quits out on my iPad 2, even after a fresh restart. (My iPhone 3GS seems to work OK). Has anybody else experienced this with this version & their iPad 2? I trust Agile will figure out the issue, but it would be helpful to know whether my problem is unique to my device or if it has been found elsewhere... Thanks. ---------- Previous Review ---------- Aside from the great sound modeling & effects, and its integration with Peavey's AmpLink interface (provides a powered pre-amped signal vs. iRig's passive input), it also has great recording options (you can even re-amp a previously recorded session!) and it supports AudioCopy/Paste in and out of the the app. This means I can paste a backing track from another app supporting copy/paste into AmpKit+, record an accompanying guitar part, then copy that part to the clipboard and paste it into another app like BeatMaker2, MultitrackDAW, FourTrack, Hokusai, etc for further processing, chopping, sequencing, etc. This keeps the music recording & composition workflow all within the iOS without having to transfer through a computer (which can also be done if you need to transfer tracks to your computer). Additionally, I can paste audio from other apps to process in AmpKit+, and bring out again for further use elsewhere. I find this app an indispensable part of an iPad mobile studio... And it's fun to practice with as well. Plus it's much easier to spend a few bucks on a virtual stomp box or amp instead of hundreds for real hardware... The cost of the app is well worth it if you actually use the features.
Worth every penny.
by bxaxh on 2012/03/27 03:59
I have Fenders, I have Peaveys, I have Marshalls, I store-bought and custom-made pedals and on and on. What I didn't have before this app was a way to take them with me. The Ampkit Link is better than the iRig for ease of use and sound quality and the app itself is better written than all of the other ones currently available. It works flawlessly and predictably. I have already tried the new Trace Elliot amp with my Mike Lull P4 (Death Cab For Cutie hand-me-down) tonight and it impresses me more than any of the amazing guitar amps I've been using since the app launched. I've actually played it live from an iPad thru FOH in a pinch one night when asked to get up and do something for a "guest spot" in a cover band. Good on Hartley Peavey for partnering with these guys. AWESOME engineering and manufacturing quality.
Great!
by Miguel Rodriguez on 2012/03/09 05:52
This will not replace your amp and pedals, but it is great for quiet practice and on the go
Electric violinists can get in on the action
by Driscoka on 2012/02/19 20:25
I am not a guitarist at all, but I do have a violin with a Realist pickup. I was looking for a quick and cheap way to add effects to my sound. I downloaded the + version of the app, added the effect bundle, and bought the ampkit link. Bearing in mind that I know next to nothing about effects and amp settings, this app is very easy to use. Plugging in is incredibly easy. It works great with headphones or connected to an amp through the auxiliary input. Some of the effects sound awesome! Distortion, fuzz, and delay seem to work the best with the violin sound. Unfortunately some of them don't work for me at all or are very difficult to hear even after spending some time fiddling (no pun intended) with the settings. There is also a significant amount of signal loss with the ampkit link since it connects through the headphones. I noticed that my pickup puts out relatively little signal compared to my friend's guitar though, so guitarists may not experience these issues. Considering that this app was intended for use with a guitar I'm very pleased that I was able to use this with my violin.
Great sound, overpriced
by GordyWinkerbean on 2012/02/16 06:13
First off, I have to say that this app features some of the best amp modeling out there. Unfortunately I feel as though there really isn't much offered through the paid version to justify the price. Only 4 amp models. And if you want the full featured app through purchasing the add ons you'll end up spending about $100. It was probably a stretch at $10, so I certainly can't recommend spending the current $20 price tag for what I feel is a minimal upgrade over the free version.
Works with USB Dual Pre
by Blueisback on 2012/02/10 00:37
I noticed on the Ampkit website that they will be releasing a digital input later this year, but I didn't want to wait. So, I purchased a ART USB Dual Pre Computer Interface. Works nicely with the Ampkit app. I plug the guitar into a Sidekick passive d.i. box and use its low z output to connect to the Dual Pre. It's a little extra money for equipment (about $110 for both boxes) but the sound is clean.
Good, not great
by Jah shoe wah on 2012/02/04 19:58
I'm a guitar teacher and obsessive about recording fidelity, this app has hands down the best amp modeling, and conversely; the worst effects. If nice sounding effects is what your after, amplitube trumps this app no contest. The flanger in amp kit is not so bad, the reverb is thin and very plastic-ey sounding, the distortion pedals are also as harsh as it gets, and some sound awful(the haze) tweaking helps a little, but when I open amp kit, I usually run the amps with the noise gate and that's it. The amps are fairly good, not beating anything on a real recording platform, but workable for song ideas. The amps break up more as you pick harder in a very pleasant tube like way. Some models are great(the peaveys are faithfully recreated), and some are surprisingly mediocre(the vox ac30). Turning the gain to extreme levels will generate feedback, but you should be able to manage it using the noise gate. Handy recording feature comes with the app, but it's cumbersome and not very intuitive, too much screen tapping to try to play along with yourself. However it's great for song/riff ideas or jamming to the included backing tracks, or uploading your own, which is a nice touch. On to gigging, I know the commercials make it look so easy to rock out on stage with an iPhone or iPad, using the apps. But just don't do it. The sound is not that great, feedback issues, road wear and tear is brutal, theft, battery life issues, and of course the occasional iOS "I don't know what's happening, so I'm dumping you back to the home screen but not explaining why so as not to admit to apple products having any flaws whatsoever" glitch. All those things add up to this thing staying on my nightstand with head phone attached to it. I don't see any realistic environment for it outside of practice rooms. Worth the money? Depends on your goals; Amplitube: Clean, User friendly interface, great sounding effects, decent but not overly exciting amp models, multitrack recording feature is a ludicrous $15 in app purchase. A stupid push ad every time you boot it up. Certain pedals cost extra. Prone to nasty hiss with most every amp model. Turning on the noise filter reduces it but at the expense of your tone. Have used for 3 days, already encountered glitches so bad I had to delete/reinstall. Guitar signal vanished! Ampkit: A few great amp models, a few bad ones, a couple passable effects, a bunch of awful ones, clunky interface, recording/jam along features included, more in app purchases required, just to get a fender model? Come on! I give a slight edge to amp kit based on tone, but I have finding myself enjoying leaning toward amplitube for it's effects more and more, plugging amplitube as an effects pre into my tube amp actually sounds pretty great.
Best Sounding App by Far
by bluesdelux on 2012/02/01 18:12
This is the best sounding guitar app by far for me—it has a huge sound to it. The Peavey Valve King amp sounds spectacular, even the clean channel. I play mainly blues but was previously into hard rock/metal and the Valve King is bringing that back into my playing. The Colonel amp which models a Marshall is great too. The other features are great and the effects are nice too. Although I wish it would have come with a delay pedal—it's an in-app purchase, along with many other effects and amps. The recording feature is awesome, but I wish you could adjust the beginning and ending loop points. Get this app (or at least try the free version), you'll have a blast. I haven't stopped using it!
Incredibly fun
by donebylee on 2012/02/01 16:06
This is an incredible app. Buy it.
Amazing
by Anonymos doe on 2012/01/31 04:49
Sounds amazing! Just one question, CAN I USE GRIFFIN'S STOMPBOX WITH IT??
Wow!
by 123 I am lee on 2012/01/20 22:07
I personally LOVE this app! Great for practicing and writing sessions. If you can get the perfect tone, you could probably play through Ampkit, which would then go through a PA system! Awesome app! I use the peavey 6534+ amp! I started off with the presets, and worked my tone from there. But the presets sound good already.
Blown away!
by Rockhopper01 on 2012/01/13 17:38
Ampkit plus Apogee Jam is the ticket folks. Zero noise and feedback with the Jam. Now seriously considering selling my amps, this is that good.
Good but could be better
by z3r0m4n06 on 2012/01/11 04:04
Good amp simulations. A lot of feedback, but with proper tuning it can be kept to a minimum. You have to pay for some of the better amp models, pedals, etc.
I feel ripped off
by Timmyshaw on 2012/01/07 22:41
Whats the point in recording if you can't transfer your recordings without moving a mountain? You can't email them in most cases because the file is too big. You can use sound cloud, but it costs more money. Too get all the features in this app - you will have to pay well over $80. I bought this thinking I'd get all the amps and peddles, Nope. They are kind of deceptive in the way the present this. The free app is practically the same as the $10 app.
Best guitar app ever!!!
by Fuert on 2012/01/05 04:14
My guitar amp broke so I was thinking of buying another one but I saw this app decided to try the free version and loved it so I bought the full and now it is WAY better than my old amp its got many different settings and great for recording and when I connect it to my speakers its awesome I was not expecting this to be so great and I play guitar and bass for a hobby so this suits me well. But imagine playing on stage with your guitar connected to your iPod instead of an amp haha.
Well Done
by Kemal1923 on 2012/01/02 15:35
Like all the products from agile partners, this represents the best of IOS programming. Great tool for experiencing different equipment sounds without becoming a slave to GAS.
Decent
by Denali96 on 2011/12/30 14:26
Ok app if you just want to fool around. Definitely not worth the money.
Too expensive.
by Sean Col on 2011/12/28 11:29
I don't feel as though I got my money's worth. I think we should get a little more for our money and not have to make so many in app purchases.
Finally!
by MoeTown1986 on 2011/12/27 14:22
Someone made a good one. This app rocks! Works for guitar and bass. Would be cool if they added a few more bass amps though. Tones are pretty accurate to the real thing!
$$$$
by Hope Daniels on 2011/12/27 05:23
Good app, but free one is basically the same. What did I pay ten dollars for? All the good Stuff is an additional pricey fee.
Not good
by Edwin Moreno on 2011/12/26 07:04
This app is just a waste of money, I want my money back!!!!!
Awesome
by Pez808 on 2011/12/22 07:01
Super cool app. worth the money. i was confused by the App logo, it looked cheap, and I so never really gave it a try. However, after buying, it way beyond Amplitube in so many ways. This app is the app you have been looking for if you own an iOS device. I wish more pedals came with it, kind of lame that you pay $10 and only get a limited amount of pedals...either way....5 stars for getting it right!
Good sounds, pricey, but flexible
by teamnoir on 2011/12/14 18:07
In app purchases are pricey, but can be used on multiple devices under the same appleID. One purchase can be used on all iOS devices. And you don't have to repurchase if you reload your iOS device.
Absolutely AMAZING! Seriously!!!
by cleancrunch on 2011/12/12 17:00
I actually gave a rather unfavorable review on version 1, when I was using the iRig, as well as trying out the AmpKit Link (a little better). I just bought the Apogee Jam last week, and it really brought this app to life!!! Now that I can delete the noise filters, the amps and effects really open up and sing. If you would have told me five years ago that I would be plugging my guitar into my phone, much less having it sound this good, I would have thought you were nuts! Well the combination of this app, and the apogee jam, you could probably get by gigging with this plugged straight into a p.a. I'm using an old Altec 2.1 speaker set I bought at Target 5 years ago for $50 (they don't make that model anymore), and the sound is monstrous, clear, and devastating. My new practice tool, I LOVE IT!! If they ever add a multitrack recorder to this, I could get rid of a bunch of apps. Also, to the developers, can't wait to see more sims (Orange? Ampeg? GK? Trace?) THIS APP ROCKS! Get it! By the way, this app is so good, I'm thinking about selling my current practice rig, a VOX VT20+ :)
Outstanding!
by DeadPhish1 on 2011/12/01 06:41
This app is GREAT! It works perfectly. I use it with Apogee's jam and output with a 1/8" cable with a 1/4" adapter plugged into a travel amp with the overdrive and effects shut off and everything sounds amazing. You can play and tweak your settings for hours searching for that perfect sound then save it and move on to the next one and have them all sitting on your shelf just a finger tap away. Also sounds great going direct into my PA and headphones to of course. If you play guitar and have a iPad this app should be on it. Thanks for a great app!
Great app
by Vicken_65 on 2011/11/06 05:33
Very useful presets and sounds, specially the distortions, close to zero latency, nice interface but little confusing, I could almost use it live with ampkit.. The only drawback in my opinion is that there are no stereo effects, everything is in mono! Hence minus one start, keep up the good work and the updates.
Great app, needs Bluetooth out
by John-_-D on 2011/11/05 15:56
Love this app It's fun and sounds awesome, and is a great value. I've tricked it out with the three biggest combo packs, and it's fun just noodling on different presets; it gives me musical ideas, like calling up patches on a synth. I do with they'd add support for Bluetooth out, though. I'd love to use it with wireless headphones, or my JamBox. I can handle the latency, dealing with it is just part of "playing the effects". Anyone else want this? :) Anyway, great product, and they don't nail you twice. Works GREAT on iPad too with a wonderful layout that puts all that screen space to good use, and all the stuff you buy works on all your iDevices. Well done.
Cheaper than the hardware
by jasonmartino on 2011/10/29 13:28
If you want to jam out at home with your headphones or a small amp, look no further. This thing is awesome!
A Must Have For ANY GUITAR PLAYER!!!
by Fender-J on 2011/10/16 23:04
Because of ipod... i think i might of found my new addiction. This app is pretty good for both bass and 6-string guitars. Along with countless features.
Incredible!!!
by Rick Samson on 2011/10/15 00:06
What's not to like? Works great with powered monitors and PAs. Also works great with super clean amps like a Roland JC120. The amp models are as good as it gets as are the effects. The recording part is good. A little sparse but still good. The beauty is its live ability. The tones are so good. The only things that need to be added are more amps and more effects. Keep the updates constant and continuous. The biggest thing needed is a foot controller. With that I would use AmpKit for everything. Excellent!!!
UPDATE: NO RESTORE PURCHASES OPTION!!!
by Gmann54 on 2019/04/02 17:43
PREVIOUS: There is no Restore Purchases option on iPhone Xs. I previously paid for ALL available and future items. I feel ripped off, to say the least!!! DO NOT BUY THIS APP UNTIL THIS IS RESOLVED!!! UPDATE: I contacted SUPPORT, and they responded with the solution. Though not at all obvious, their solution worked, and ALL PURCHASES WERE RESTORED!!! If you are having this same problem as I had, contact SUPPORT online directly, as I did, for the solution. SUPPORT promised to fix the RESTORE procedure in their next update. They called the current problem “a bug”. Considering that it has been a year since the last update, I consider the current RESTORE “bug” a major support flaw. I updated my rating from one star to three stars today, but will not give this App five stars until the UI is updated with an OBVIOUS FUNCTIONAL RESTORE BUTTON. It’s a matter of loyalty and respect for the customer, and it’s about doing good business. My best regards.
Good guitar sounds, export function needs work
by Rick Gehrke on 2018/11/27 01:43
Trying to export a recording via message or email doesn’t work. The keyboard disappears.
No Restore Purchase
by B8matt on 2019/01/09 17:38
Have iPhone XS. No option to restore purchases. Had everything unlocked and now only bare essentials available. Needs a quick fix please. Update: seems the fix is on the bottom of the gear page as you slide it all the way up, you have to tap at the bottom of the screen in a very thinly sliver of grey. Purchases are now restored. Review back up to 4 Stars. This app is still great. I’d like to see an update sometime soon though.
Amazing app restores just fine these other reviews are by idiots
by Swine Majestic on 2019/08/04 20:10
app is amazing and does amazing job .can restore just fine if you pay attention just was moved. says so in one of the reviews just pay attention. wish they would do new update and add a few more effects and or features though. overall great sound and great app. these other people are morons
Great app but iPhone X not showing restore purchase or my purchases option in store???
by goddarj1 on 2019/03/07 15:39
Great app but iPhone X not showing restore purchase or my purchases option in store??? You still get five stars but that little gray line at the bottom to restore purchases.....really? Slick Willy
Absolutely no support
by Kynlore on 2017/01/08 02:34
I attempted to contact them 4 times for a bug found in the app that was preventing switching between amp set-ups. Twice through their website, once using the "in app" feedback, and once by direct e-mail. I never even got an automated response saying they received anything. For the price of this app I would certainly expect better support than this.
No option Restore in-app purchases..
by Killstrong on 2018/12/18 19:41
This was my favorite app to play guitar. I liked it so much that I spent $50 to buy all Amps & FX. I was excited to use this app on my new iPhone X. I was quickly let down when I found that there was no way to restore my purchases on my iPhone X. If they fix this issue, I will fix my rating. Until then it’s a 1 star.
I gave Agile Partners apps 5 stars prior
by ovrdrvn on 2017/12/23 20:19
They were quite on top of their game and I paid for all of them and the IAPs. Something has happened in the last year or so and they don’t seem to respond quickly and don’t seem to be adding to the Apps nor developing new ones. Not sure why as they were quite good at it.
Can not restore purchases
by Smithgw on 2018/11/25 04:35
Use to love this app. Just bought a new iPhone Xs and there is no option to restore all of my purchases. Avoid this app until the developer decides to do an update. In its current state you will be ripped off!
It's getting there...but a few issues
by Poohdinkie on 2011/08/13 05:38
Ok, I'm pretty hardcore about recording guitars. So this was a tough sell. I didn't expect to be blown away. And I wasn't. But it's a nice practice tool and a way to play around with ideas. Here's the 2 major issues for me: feedback. And I'm talking feedback with the $200 Alasis IO Dock. And there's just NO reason for that. But even that falls way under THIS raging showstopper...I can't scrub through my backing track. What?!?! If I'm working on a solo and need to do multiple takes, there's no way to fast forward through the audio file to get where you need to be. I have to literally copy/paste my song from Goodreader (via Dropbox) to TwistedWave (iPad WAV editor), crop the solo part out and cut/paste that part back in to work with. Good Lord. At least this app supports the IO Dock. I just can't believe how long it's been since an update. Come on guys!
Where’s “restore purchase“?
by AyPyCy on 2018/12/02 22:28
I bought all effects and amps but got a new iPhone and now the option “restore purchase” didn’t show!
CAN’T RESTORE PURCHASES
by stephen ronkowski on 2019/01/30 00:31
I paid for everything to be unlocked but after getting a new phone it will not let me restore the amps and pedals I bought. Total scam.
My secret weapon
by cXeGG on 2013/03/12 23:50
First of all, to anyone complaining about the in app purchases - you do realize how expensive these pedals are in real life, right? I'd say spending a few bucks for an echo effect that would otherwise run around $170 isa pretty good deal, especially when they sound pretty darned good. I kinda like the idea of only having to spend around $50 for a full suite of effects, amps, and presets that I can then run not only my guitar through, but anything that can be run through an Audio interface -- vocals, piano, even other apps and synthesizers thanks to Audiobus integration -- and record either inside of Ampkit or with a professional grade DAW like Cubase. All for less than the cost of a practice amp. And by the way, when I cranked this up on my ipad speakers, my wife thought I was blasting my 65 watt amp. Finally, for my favorite use -- in conjunction with the TabToolkit by the same company. I love muting the guitar out of the tabs and playing in top of the drum, bass, and keys through Ampkit. I even did exactly this when I played for a funeral (long story, but it worked really well). Right now I'm working on my first full length album, and I plan on producing the entire thing with my ipad. So again, for anyone complaining about spending $3 on a pedal or an amp, please remember: this is not a toy, or a gimmick. This is the real deal. And like a real guitar, it will reward you in equal measure to what you put into it.
Awesome program, huge update!
by GK2020 on 2011/09/10 14:25
The reason I was using Amplitube was that Agile Partners seemed to have halted development on AmpKit+ due to the lack of updates since the end of last year. When I found out a new version had been released I quickly went through the list of what was new and decided to buy it. They did manage to pack quite a lot of new features during the long wait to version 1.2 (they were definitely not idle since 1.1). I have now used it for a few days with my Apogee JAM interface and just sold my old iRig and got rid of Amplitube (which by the way does not support the JAM and forces you to buy all add-ins TWICE: once for the iPad version and a second time for the iPhone version - definitely not a consumer oriented business practice). Not only are the models, features and interface great, but the attention to detail really sets this one apart from the competition. I bought all the bundles and the Peavey 6505+ amp which was left behind after buying all of them. I am really happy I bought it and highly recommend it. Also do yourself a favor and give the Apogee JAM a try. The AmpKit+ with JAM combo is a winner!
Absolutely AMAZING! Seriously!!!
by cleancrunch on 2011/12/12 17:00
I actually gave a rather unfavorable review on version 1, when I was using the iRig, as well as trying out the AmpKit Link (a little better). I just bought the Apogee Jam last week, and it really brought this app to life!!! Now that I can delete the noise filters, the amps and effects really open up and sing. If you would have told me five years ago that I would be plugging my guitar into my phone, much less having it sound this good, I would have thought you were nuts! Well the combination of this app, and the apogee jam, you could probably get by gigging with this plugged straight into a p.a. I'm using an old Altec 2.1 speaker set I bought at Target 5 years ago for $50 (they don't make that model anymore), and the sound is monstrous, clear, and devastating. My new practice tool, I LOVE IT!! If they ever add a multitrack recorder to this, I could get rid of a bunch of apps. Also, to the developers, can't wait to see more sims (Orange? Ampeg? GK? Trace?) THIS APP ROCKS! Get it! By the way, this app is so good, I'm thinking about selling my current practice rig, a VOX VT20+ :)
The best iOS Amp Simulator. PERIOD!
by alchemus on 2011/09/09 00:24
If you are looking for something portable for guitar practice, need Hi-Gain Guitar tones and you have an iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch, your search is over! AmpKit is the best solution. You'll find very good simulations of famous HI-Gain amps like Marshall® JCM900, Peavey 6505+ and Mesa/Boogie® Dual Rectifier, plus their respective cabs and a good selection of Mics. Also, you'll find an extensive repertoire of famous pedal models and you can eve set them in front of the amp, after the amp (Send/Return FX Bus) of even after the Cab! Also, I would recommend to get AmpKit Link because it has lower feedback crosstalk and it's cheaper unless you have a Guitar Plug that goes directly to the Dock Connector, which would be the best option to avoid feedback crosstalk. Furthermore, You'll have a metronome, a tuner, can jam with the music you have in your device, you can record, re-amp your previous recording and even send the recording (either dry or wet) by email, to another iOS app that supports Audio Copy/Paste or even to SoundCloud! You don't loose anything. Try the Free version and hear it yourself!
Electric violinists can get in on the action
by Driscoka on 2012/02/19 20:25
I am not a guitarist at all, but I do have a violin with a Realist pickup. I was looking for a quick and cheap way to add effects to my sound. I downloaded the + version of the app, added the effect bundle, and bought the ampkit link. Bearing in mind that I know next to nothing about effects and amp settings, this app is very easy to use. Plugging in is incredibly easy. It works great with headphones or connected to an amp through the auxiliary input. Some of the effects sound awesome! Distortion, fuzz, and delay seem to work the best with the violin sound. Unfortunately some of them don't work for me at all or are very difficult to hear even after spending some time fiddling (no pun intended) with the settings. There is also a significant amount of signal loss with the ampkit link since it connects through the headphones. I noticed that my pickup puts out relatively little signal compared to my friend's guitar though, so guitarists may not experience these issues. Considering that this app was intended for use with a guitar I'm very pleased that I was able to use this with my violin.
I PLAY IT LIVE!!!
by musicmkr75 on 2012/05/05 02:46
Ampkit+ is the best iPhone Amp hands down. I made a strap holder for my phone & run straight to the PA, amps, even my stereo at home, killer sound wether it be my Martin OM or my custom Strat. First buy some of the FX Packs (Gear) you get a whole lot more to work with, then take the time to write you're FX. Between all the amps, stomp's & mic's it's endless. *IMPORTANT* don't pug in the iPhone power cord this creates noise, doesn't matter if it's Ampkit+ or Aplitube this creates noise! If you don't like the Ampkit plug try the iRig plug they all work the same way. I've played for 26yrs, a GIT grad, lots of amps in my time & it's it's lighter than my Peavey Vypyr 120 by about 6000lbs. Just turn everything off on your iPhone but the Amp & read the instructions!!! Then f___Ing rock or whatever you do!!! And apple can we get some mini tubes in these things maybe the iPhone 5? WHAT THEY DON'T TELL BASS PLAYER'S SORRY IT SOUNDS LIKE AMPLITUDE!!!!
Worth every penny.
by bxaxh on 2012/03/27 03:59
I have Fenders, I have Peaveys, I have Marshalls, I store-bought and custom-made pedals and on and on. What I didn't have before this app was a way to take them with me. The Ampkit Link is better than the iRig for ease of use and sound quality and the app itself is better written than all of the other ones currently available. It works flawlessly and predictably. I have already tried the new Trace Elliot amp with my Mike Lull P4 (Death Cab For Cutie hand-me-down) tonight and it impresses me more than any of the amazing guitar amps I've been using since the app launched. I've actually played it live from an iPad thru FOH in a pinch one night when asked to get up and do something for a "guest spot" in a cover band. Good on Hartley Peavey for partnering with these guys. AWESOME engineering and manufacturing quality.
Awesome!!! Seriously
by Spiralhell420 on 2012/12/31 15:25
I have purchased to my knowledge, most of or all the amplifier apps, amplitube, GarageBand (both I still use), and one or two others I don't remember since I deleted them a while back. This is by far the best, the price is right and if you have an adapter already a good investment, definitely worth a buy before a try. I play a mix of 70's rock lead, old metal, thrash, speed, and anything challenging, this not only handles it, but the sound you can achieve is way above the quality of any other apps. There's tons of effects that come with it, and the extra in app purchases are inexpensive, I really wish I had looked at this before wasting money on amplitube, GarageBand still stands close to me because of my iPad, but this takes the cake.
Like it a lot
by TaylorPlayer on 2014/10/06 02:20
I picked up an iRig HD and bought the Fender package from amplitube and it worked pretty well but the interface is kind of fiddly on the iPhone. Tiny knobs and hard to hit buttons. Ampkit works great with the iRig HD interface and the app itself is easier to use and the sound is much better than amplitube. I am able to get some very good clean tones, which I could never really manage to get with amplitube. (I tried the free version of the app as well as the Fender version that I paid $15 for.) It's easier to adjust settings for all the amps and pedals because ampkit has nice big sliders rather than the "actual" knobs on the amplitube amps and pedals. There is also a very good system for storing and recalling presets that is clearer and easier to manage. Overall I like ampkit much more than amplitube.
OK, but not very useful beyond the gimmick
by presentationpastor on 2011/03/05 21:56
I got the ampkit along with the LiNK. Setting it up was easy and I tried it through an amp, headphones and PA. The first thing I noticed was the noise. This is one of the noisiest effects I have ever used. I can see why they prefer the noise gate on ALL the presets. Even clean sounds have noise. The second thing I encountered was feedback. Even using the headphones, feedback was present on any high gain sound. The sounds were a mixed bag. Heavy metal sounds were very accurate with easy pick harmonics and lushly broken up chords. All other sounds were so-so or just bad. One thing that was consistent was that all sounds were very bright. No tweaking corrected this. I just couldn't get a nice full sound out of it. Maybe I needed the extra downloaded content. I didn't have problems with saved presets. After power down the iphone and powering back up, all presets were still there. Maybe they fixed that in a patch. Overall, this is a decent little app for someone who doesn't want to carry a bunch of gear. I would dream of using this app live or in the studio though. The noise alone would be a problem along with the feedback issue.
Great tones
by P1ssed 0ff on 2010/09/13 18:50
Running iOS 4.1 on an iPhone 4 with the Link... Sounds great and looks great! Now while it may be true that the base app and add-ons might seem a bit pricey at first... If you compare those prices to what you would have to spend to buy a multi-effects processor or plugin for your pc/Mac...let alone buy the real equipment... The price is not bad at all. I have had great customer support so far from the vendor. Could use some vocal specific setups and copy/paste, but other than that is a great way to have a versatile rig in the palm if you hand. Also, the Peavey Link does a great job of eliminating feedback and interference as advertised... So break down and buy them both! You will be happy you did.
Best Sounding App by Far
by bluesdelux on 2012/02/01 18:12
This is the best sounding guitar app by far for me—it has a huge sound to it. The Peavey Valve King amp sounds spectacular, even the clean channel. I play mainly blues but was previously into hard rock/metal and the Valve King is bringing that back into my playing. The Colonel amp which models a Marshall is great too. The other features are great and the effects are nice too. Although I wish it would have come with a delay pedal—it's an in-app purchase, along with many other effects and amps. The recording feature is awesome, but I wish you could adjust the beginning and ending loop points. Get this app (or at least try the free version), you'll have a blast. I haven't stopped using it!
Not so good for bass
by jonathanblock on 2010/10/05 18:54
Please note that I'm using this for bass, not guitar, so your mileage may vary. All in all it's usable as a headphone practice amp but only if you have good headphones that can accurately produce bass. I even went ahead and bought the bass amp model and it's really not much better than the included Marshall clone. I found using this through a bass amp (transparent, set flat) or powered speakers resulted in a noisy sound with a lack of volume. Some of the effects are nice on bass, particularly the Elevenizer, the chorus and delay. So if you're a bass player and evaluating AmpKit, don't expect to use for anything other than a private practice tool.
Awesome!!!!!
by Cisco 3.13 on 2015/01/05 18:59
I had been using the Jamup app , but I didn't like having to make my own chains and I wanted one with more presets, so I reluctantly purchased this app and OMG was i impressed, it was like night and day!!! The signal is clean with almost no background noise ( I couldn't get rid of the feedback/hum on the Jamup app no matter what I did) and the presets are absolutely amazing!!! I would recommend this to any iOS user who plays guitar. I can't believe I almost passed on this app, that would have been a huge mistake. I no longer have any use for the Jamup app, kind of a waste of money but what are you gonna do, right? Wish I had seen this one first...,,,
Fixed! ... was: Broken: in-app purchases...Help!
by KrisMuse on 2016/05/23 13:45
Update: With the latest update, when you click Restore Purchases, it works. Several days after contacting the developer, a new version was released and it's fixed. ... ... Old comments, that can be ignored: I "unlocked everything" with an in-app purchase on my iPad. *My account was charged the amount stated in the offer.* I deleted the app, the re-loaded. When I click "Restore Purchases" an error pops-up: "Purchase Failed The operation couldn't be completed (SKErrorDomain error-2005.)" Nothing was unlocked. There's no response from numerous queries to Agile Partners Support now for days. I even tried purchasing it again. The second transaction shows up, though forutnately as $0.00. The app works on my iPhone and I had years ago unlocked everything on it. As far as I know that one still works. I hoped to get a bass amp on my iPad. I can only give it one star. If Agile Partners fixes this, I'll change this review. If they even respond, I'll update this review. Help!
Great app, needs Bluetooth out
by John-_-D on 2011/11/05 15:56
Love this app It's fun and sounds awesome, and is a great value. I've tricked it out with the three biggest combo packs, and it's fun just noodling on different presets; it gives me musical ideas, like calling up patches on a synth. I do with they'd add support for Bluetooth out, though. I'd love to use it with wireless headphones, or my JamBox. I can handle the latency, dealing with it is just part of "playing the effects". Anyone else want this? :) Anyway, great product, and they don't nail you twice. Works GREAT on iPad too with a wonderful layout that puts all that screen space to good use, and all the stuff you buy works on all your iDevices. Well done.
Best there is.
by Roncarter on 2011/01/19 18:13
I have had the AmpKit+ app and AmpKit Link since Christmas and it's been great! I've only found one bug and contrary to the other reviews latency isn't it. The bug I found has to do with music playback problems and I am an odd case as I have very large files that may not be compatible just yet. I have contacted the AmpKit support and they are on top of the problem and will have it resolved (Lord willing) in the next update. AmpKit has been great, the sound is great, the support is great. I used to play in a couple touring bands and this really makes an excellent practice tool as well as allowing you to record if you need.
Rockin' and Rollin'
by JimBertrum on 2012/08/11 12:52
Sound is great. Out of the box presets shine, especially heavy distortion ones. Find other apps require more external EQ/filtering before they give you the sound you want, but Ampkit sounds polished as a stand alone app. For me, only 2 things I'd like to see added to the effect options: 1- option for wider stereo sound (I think it would be some type of optional headphone mode, because when linked direct to an amp you don't necessarily want this) 2- a positive octave pitch shifter (app has a lower octaves effect, but no upper octave pitch shift.). Come on, I want 12-string effect! (but with flexibility to harmonize at different pitches also)
Wow, just Wow!
by rudiin on 2016/02/28 21:55
I recently purchased my first electric guitar after playing acoustic for about three years. I do not have a fancy amp or any pedals. I bought the iRig 2 for the iPad along with this app and have been extremely pleased with the kind of sounds I have been able to make. The possibilities are endless. This combination has just made my journey into playing electric guitar so much more exciting and I have not even scratched the surface of what I can do with this app. It does take a little time to setup and adjust to get what you like but for me that was part of the fun and a learning process to be remembered.
Pleasantly Surprised
by Allegany Dave on 2011/03/12 21:09
I work with a lot of acoutsics, and acoustic guitars. Ran it through my Washburn 6 String, Martin 12 string and a clasical guitar, using line out into an amp, and line in to an iMac, and it surprised me. The sound quality was good, no latency - on the iPad that is. When I used the iPhone 3GS with iOS 4.3, it "hiccupped" a little. This may be because of the phone, and not the app itself. Well worth the money. On the road a lot, and I can record stuff to email home. The only downside - there's a lot of pedals for Distortion, and not a lot for acoustic guitars. LESS Distortion pedals please! It's pretty bad when I can make a 12-String Acoustic sound like Van Halen. Some people may think that's awsome though.
This is AWESOME
by loudlove69 on 2010/12/10 21:49
I bought the Amp Kit Peavey adapter and then the full version of Amp Kit for my IPAD - I was very impressed with the sound and response and the ability to change things easily and develop sounds. I will admit I went and bought other amps and cabinets and 1 effect pedal - I was disappointed that those do not transfer to your Itunes and allow you to load them to say another device - "my Ipod Touch" sorry I just had to see... But overall I am very impressed and I think soon with more tweaking this could be used for live pieces - now guys you need to make some kind of a foot pedal to change to your different presets. I loved the backing tracks and the expanse on that would be a good idea too - maybe get some professional artists to allow backing tracks to be installed?? And let us not forget recording - got an idea -you can capture it. Next text - run this into my Pro Tools rig and cut a guitars track or 2 - I think it will ROCK.
Cvm1983
by Cvm1983 on 2014/11/22 17:35
Pretty dope. Authentic guitar modulation. As far as people complaining about the feedback. Hello the setup is supposed to represent real high wattage heads meaning two things. You can either turn down the volume on your phone or apply the built in noise gate pedal. The technology behind this app is astounding and I can't wait for more updates. Update: Careful about buying the full expansion. Not that there's anything wrong with it. It's awesome. However I just switched phones and it did not save the purchases in my iTunes which means I'd have buy them all again. I think that's pretty whack and that they resolve this issue.
Outstanding!
by DeadPhish1 on 2011/12/01 06:41
This app is GREAT! It works perfectly. I use it with Apogee's jam and output with a 1/8" cable with a 1/4" adapter plugged into a travel amp with the overdrive and effects shut off and everything sounds amazing. You can play and tweak your settings for hours searching for that perfect sound then save it and move on to the next one and have them all sitting on your shelf just a finger tap away. Also sounds great going direct into my PA and headphones to of course. If you play guitar and have a iPad this app should be on it. Thanks for a great app!
Huge update
by H8HUME on 2011/09/06 20:23
Truly awesome update. Models are seriously improved and far better sounding then anything else right now in the app store for amp simulation. The new amps sound great , too. The star of the new update is multitasking, though. Finally able to jam with other apps! Have not tested whether it will record with audio from other apps. If they would just allow you to slow down recordings so you can phrase train, it would be a perfect five. However, I have other apps now to do that and can play along with them! You guys are awesome thank you!
Want a refund... Seriously
by Yert78 on 2011/06/21 00:54
I travel a bit and practice my guitar nearly every day ad I'm a serious amateur musician. Of course I don't expect to use this for a live show, are you kidding? I just want it to sound decent--not even good--through headphones so I can practice with playalong tracks, songs from iTunes, etc. I had been using an ancient korg pandora's box, which was fine and dandy but of course meant carrying an extra box 2x the size of the phone, and 4 aaa batteries or bulky power supply. Since I love most apps on my iphone4, I thought this 4-out-of-5 star app would be great....certainly on par if not better than my old cheap pandora, right?? Wrong!! An dang was i dissappoonted. My axe-fx ultra does such an amazing modeling job...but this app has so many things wrong: ...Missing key features, lag, bad interface with iTunes, lackluster recording, unbelievable noise issues to deal with, Scratchy, poppy peavey interface 50 bucks for software and hardware???!!! Needless to say I'm back to the old pandoras box If you are an even somewhat serious guitarist you won't be able to stand the lag.
Not worth it
by SwingOak on 2011/02/18 03:20
I bought the Ampkit+ and Ampkit Link. The Ampkit Link iPhone to guitar interface is poor quality - the Link did not work right, had poor output levels, and had lots of static right out of the box. I'm returning it - and I wish I could get a refund for Ampkit too. Altogether it was a waste of $50. Noisy, lots of clicks and pops, and useless for learning songs – you can import songs but you always have to start them over from the beginning – there is no way to scrub the track playback position, adjust playback speed, or set up loops to learn songs. Not what I expected from Agile. - Guitar Toolkit is great, and I thought I'd be getting the same quality stuff in Ampkit.
Great software, a musicians friend
by Deadhead Pete on 2011/07/11 03:01
Many of the interface cables being noisy, along with wrong gain settings are what cause most complaints I'm reading. Since I've several interface cables from quality components, I can enjoy the depth and breadth of AmpKit. I use it with an iPhone 4 and my son has an iPad 1. We both enjoy the variety of amps and stomp pedals. Yes, it's a bit difficult using on an iPhone because of the screen size but I have had no problems with the software.
Very nice!
by PickleJuice007 on 2010/11/05 00:30
Just purchased Ampkit+ and the link. Very happy with it. I think the sounds are much better than Amplitube. It also seems to be more stable. I only have 2 minor issues: 1) the noise gate has an unnatural quality about it when it cuts out that seems odd. 2) I wish you could record multiple tracks. The new version of Amplitube does this and it's the only feature I strongly desire. Very strongly desire! even if I have to pay for it. Agile are you listening? All in all though...fantastic app!
All around excellence!
by Ryan43228 on 2014/01/14 15:18
This is the easiest and best guitar app I've ever used, and the customer support is second to none. I had some questions about MIDI products and other iOS devices, they responded to every question, and they also offered possible solutions and suggestions. Would recommend this product to anyone that wants to experiment with different sounds, and for experienced rockers that just want an easy portable solution.
Best guitar app ever!!!
by Fuert on 2012/01/05 04:14
My guitar amp broke so I was thinking of buying another one but I saw this app decided to try the free version and loved it so I bought the full and now it is WAY better than my old amp its got many different settings and great for recording and when I connect it to my speakers its awesome I was not expecting this to be so great and I play guitar and bass for a hobby so this suits me well. But imagine playing on stage with your guitar connected to your iPod instead of an amp haha.
Incredible!!!
by Rick Samson on 2011/10/15 00:06
What's not to like? Works great with powered monitors and PAs. Also works great with super clean amps like a Roland JC120. The amp models are as good as it gets as are the effects. The recording part is good. A little sparse but still good. The beauty is its live ability. The tones are so good. The only things that need to be added are more amps and more effects. Keep the updates constant and continuous. The biggest thing needed is a foot controller. With that I would use AmpKit for everything. Excellent!!!
Fantastic
by Xtapolapocetl on 2010/08/25 00:15
This is simply the best amp sim available on the iPhone right now. The amp models and effects are great, there is no latency, and recording is quick and easy. The dry signal is recorded as well as the processed signal, and it lets you reamp and change the effects after the fact. This is a huge advantage over its competition. I'm giving it 4 stars instead of 5 because it lacks support for any kind of audio copy and paste. I'm told this feature is in the works; that'll make this app nearly perfect.
Best yet
by rmbk on 2010/09/06 06:23
I have every guitar and amp app and hardware to go with them. I have to say I like this the best but I have found that they all are really impressive considering a couple of years ago I would have thought it to be a dream to be practicing at this quality through my headphones. So thanks to everyone who worked they're tails off cause I really appreciate it even if I think the in-app purchasing is a bit much after the 20 dollar entry fee but I still love ya
Great but could be better
by Moneypuppet on 2011/05/20 22:30
First review: Great sound quality. However every time you adjust anything on a preset like volume... It saves it under your presets. That is sooo annoying. You guys have to put in the ability to scrub backing tracks. Have to have that. If you wanna work on a bridge or a solo you have to replay song in its entirety . That is a little ridiculous. Please fix this next to perfect amp simulation Thank you. As a side note: A friend and I were having an ampkit jam last night. I was using the amplkit connector and he, a box a friend made for him to connect. I never realized how much cross talk the ampkit connector cancels out. Both using 3GS. Not only did I have minimal cross talk in comparison but more volume as well. Glad I purchases the ampkit connector. New review: Needs an update badly!!!! You have to give us the ability to scrub tracks period!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! How hard is that to do????????????? I will reinstate the 5 star when you give us a common sense update !!! Thank you
Awesome Customer Service
by Broken&Undone on 2012/08/01 00:06
I cannot say enough good things about AmpKit+, the developers and their customer service. Great app! I've contacted CS a few times with questions and suggestions and always gotten fast responses. And today I got an email from them regarding an effect request from months ago (they responded that they would consider it at the time) letting me know the new update contains an in-app purchase for my requested effect (acoustic simulator)! Mad props AmpKit!
Great App
by Rolls25 on 2011/07/06 22:19
After spending a great deal of time with the popular Guitar Amp apps, I made my decision to go with AmpKit+. This software lives up to all it’s claims. The Vintage Brit is dead on!!! LOVE IT. The ability to apply effects after the amp is awesome!!! For those of you who have latency issues… Watch the number of pedals your using. I’m using this on iPod Touch 4 with little to no latency issues with up to 6 pedals. Lots of cool sounds to be found with some knob time. Highly recommend it.
Ungodly tone...
by Casey Blackmon on 2010/11/22 18:39
I was kind of tentative about buying the app. But once I did, and I started playing around with it, I found the PERFECT Mesa boogie tone that you usually have to pay 5 grand for. There are a couple little things that I would like to be changed, but that being said, they have a place in the app to where you can send feedback of what you'd like to see in the later updates, which is awesome! All in all, 5 star app all the way
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