Update: AmpKit v1.2 Adds New Amps & Effects, Background Audio & More
06 September 2011:
Agile Partners have released version 1.2 of AmpKit and AmpKit+ – their guitar amps, effects and recording app for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. The update includes tone improvements, 6 new amps, 4 new effects, 25 new presets, background audio, an effects-only mode, and much more! There is also a new Summer â€˜11 Pack which features all of the new gear added in this version (6 amps, 6 cabinets, and 4 effects) at a special introductory pricing means you save over 80% versus individual gear prices.
MASSIVE TONE IMPROVEMENTS
- Dual-stage Amp Simulation: Doubles the simulation fidelity of all AmpKit amps on newer iOS devices including iPhone 4, iPad 1 & 2, 4th generation iPod touch.
- Convolution-based Cabinet Simulation: Advanced technology for highly accurate cabinet simulations that produce even more realistic tone and dynamics.
- Adaptive Input Compensation: Intelligently restores the bass frequencies lost through the headset circuitry on various iOS devices. The result: an amazing increase in the fidelity of the incoming guitar signal, and much richer amplified tone, regardless of amp and playing style.
- Solo & Mix Output Shaping: Toggle between Solo mode, which pumps up bass frequencies for the best possible tone when practicing and playing for fun, and Mix mode, which gives a brighter tone when you want to mix with other instruments for recording or playing with a band.
- Next-generation Noise Gate: Even better control of your favorite high-gain amps and pedals.
NEW GEAR & PRESETS
6 New Amps:
- BuddaÂ® SD30: nicknamed the “Dirty 30,” the SD30 offers distinctive Drive and Rhythm channels for playing jazz, blues or harder rock styles.
- Fargenâ„¢ Olde 800â„¢: one of the most versatile amps around, with a three-way Decade control offering sounds from the 60s, 70s, and 80s.
- Fargenâ„¢ Super Colliderâ„¢: a dual-channel creation coupling rich clean tone with enhanced sustain and high-gain overdrive.
- Fargenâ„¢ Hot Modâ„¢ Baby Blues: a modification of a classic dirty blues amp with an added Presence control, an updated Fat switch, and a whole heap more gain.
- Two great new models of legendary high-gain amps, the Sultan Rack 88 and the Uber Xtreme 101.
4 New Effects:
- RocktronÂ® Zombie Rectified DistortionÂ®: produces asymmetrical distortion that sounds loud, thrilling and monstrous.
- RocktronÂ® Cottonmouth FuzzÂ®: a boutique transistor-based fuzz pedal with a wealth of control options.
- Sonic Edge J&J Overdrive: Ben Fargen’s new flexible overdrive with precision control, from subtle sweetening to full-on tube crushing drive.
- Sonic Edge Tumbleweed Clean Boost & Compression: an innovative pedal that lets you use both effects in conjunction or separately.
- 25 new presets to show off all the new gear, which brings the total number of built-in presets to a full 100!
- Background Audio: AmpKit can now keep operating and produce audio when running in the background – perfect for looking at scrolling tab notation on your device while continuing to play using your favorite AmpKit setup.
- Recording Session Mix Down: Mix a wet guitar recording with its backing track. You can repeat the process to mix in additional guitar tracks.
- Effects Only Mode: Turn off amp & cabinet modeling and create setups with just effects pedals, so you can use AmpKit as an effects processor connected into a physical guitar or bass amp.
- Effects After The Cab: In addition to positioning effects such as delay and reverb after the amp, you can now also position effects after the cabinet.
- Feedback Protection: AmpKit offers the realistic high-gain amps and pedals demanded by metal and other high-gain enthusiasts. As with real amplifiers, high-gain setups in AmpKit can trigger feedback, especially when using guitar interfaces that, unlike AmpKit LiNK, have high crosstalk. In AmpKit 1.2, weâ€™ve added Feedback Protection which detects and controls most feedback.
To find out more about Ampkit+ click here.
To find out more about Ampkit (the free version) click here.
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