AmpliTube CS for iPad

AmpliTube CS for iPad

By IK Multimedia

  • Category: Music
  • Release Date: 2010-07-22
  • Current Version: 4.7.0
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 649.88 MB
  • Developer: IK Multimedia
  • Compatibility: Requires Android / iOS 10.0 or later.
Score: 3.5
From 1,778 Ratings


Want to turn your device into the ultimate mobile guitar and bass tone studio? AmpliTube puts the power in your hands with a massive collection of virtual gear that you can use to practice, play and record with world-class tone anytime and everywhere. Build your own guitar or bass rig with up to 6 stompbox FX, an amplifier and speaker cabinet w/mic — you can even drag and drop your stomps to sit before or after your amplifier. Just plug your instrument into your iPad with one of IK's instrument interfaces like iRig 2 or iRig HD 2, and get ready to be blown away. AmpliTube gives you 7 stompbox effects, 3 amplifiers, 3 speaker cabinets and 2 mics, a free Loop Drummer Rock groove pack and a 2-track recorder. You can expand this selection via a massive library of over 100 pieces of gear that includes amps and stompboxes from the world’s best brands like Fender™, Soldano®, Ampeg®, ENGL®, Orange®, T-Rex® and many more. Thanks to AmpliTube's Cab Room, you will actually feel like you are in your own professional recording studio. Mic your cabinets in full 3D in a beautifully rendered virtual studio environment with 2 iconic guitar mics (expandable to 16 mic models available via in-app purchase). Get creative with loops in AmpliTube via its Super Looper, which is available through in-app purchase. It makes it easy to record, play back, adjust levels and play along with up to 4 loops.  Loops are easy to set and trigger, with external control for live use. Need a drummer? Use the built-in Loop Drummer system to jam to killer drum tracks. Use AmpliTube’s streamlined built-in 8-track recorder and DAW-style studio (available via in-app purchase) to record, edit, tweak and share your songs via SoundCloud, file sharing or email. Ready to get out of the studio? AmpliTube’s new Live Mode offers an optimized GUI designed specifically for live use. See your entire rig at a glance, with all the settings and controls you need displayed in an easy-to-read format designed for the stage. And control your virtual rig just as easily as you would a traditional multiFX pedal with new iRig Stomp I/O integration, so you can change presets, trigger FX, loops and more all right from your feet. Or go wireless with iRig Blueboard, a wireless Bluetooth controller for basic control on the go. Whether it’s at home, in the studio or on stage, AmpliTube is the dream rig you’ve always wanted, in a device that’s always with you! AmpliTube CS features: • Lets you easily create guitar & bass rigs with up to 6 stomps, 1 amp and 1 cab with 2 mics • Expandable - Over 100 gear models available • Includes 7 stomps, 3 amp, 3 cabinet and 2 mics • Cab Room allows 3D placement and miking of cabinets with 2 mics (available via in-app purchase) • Add more gear via in-app purchase from Fender™, Soldano®, Ampeg®, ENGL®, Orange®, Jimi Hendrix™ collection, T-Rex® and more • Live Mode shows you your entire rig at a glance, with all the parameters you need on stage easily accessible • Included 2-track recorder (in-app purchase unlocks up to 8-tracks) • Studio mode for intuitive DAW-style editing (unlocked via in-app purchase) • Loop drummer module that plays in sync with the recorder • Includes speed trainer, metronome and tuner • Inter-App Audio and AudioBus support • Project sharing between versions and devices • Import and play songs as backing tracks from your Music Library or computer • Export audio via E-mail, SoundCloud or File Sharing • MIDI controllable and with built-in integration for iRig Stomp I/O, iRig Blueboard and other controllers • Low-latency for real-time playing More info: Accessory info:




  • Great (Alternative) way to play without......

    By Studderman
    Great way to play without having to spend $1000s on am-s and pedals and sound effects . Everything you need in one app. Yes it does cost money, people want are complaining like it supposed to be free!! Its well worth the money and sounds like the real thing(too its counterparts). Amps, pedals, sound effects, mics, and so on. Stop complaining people. Its well worth it.
  • Help, it’s crashing every time I try to open it right before my gig!

    By hcyrcugvy
    Help please!
  • Keep an open mind here

    By K3RTW
    I have read a number of reviews complaining about the cost of the stompboxes and effects and that the company just wants your money. Keep an open mind when trying an app like this. You get all kinds of great functionality for pennies compared to what it would cost in real hardware. There is no comparison. I like Fender amps so I bought a bundle of them. I needed a set of the typical effects (delay, chorus, overdrive) and was set with about $15 out of pocket. I needed an octave pedal, got one for another $4. Also, do yourself a favor and check out the videos of pros using the app. There is a good one for the Stomp IO that gives away a couple tips that are worth your time. For example: dime the volume on a Fender Twin Reverb and get all the tone and gain w/o killing your ears or your audience’s ears. I always complain that I can’t get my amp up loud enough to really get the tone I want. Well, now I can.
  • Needs a lot of work for bass players

    By rx12
    I am a new bass player and bought an iRig2 from guitar center. I figured it was a great way to get started with an "amp" without breaking the bank. It would also give me a way to figure out what I like from an amp before I purchase one. The iRig2 works great but I’m disappointed in the AmpliTube app. There is only one bass amp that comes with the version, that comes with the product. I have the volume turned all the way up on my iPad and in the app and I can barely hear it. My Bose headphones work just fine. I don’t need it ear piercing but I can hear my strings just as loud as the sound coming from the app. I have to crank the gain up to get more volume. I do have the noise filter pedal activated and all the way up. I can’t get a good, clean bass tone. I tried the other guitar amps in the app "just to see." Those get a lot louder but of course, there’s lot of distortion. I know that there are in app purchases and yes, nothing can ultimately take the place of a real amplifier. This is a mediocre, on-the-run choice. But this is highly disappointing. The app needs at LEAST one more bass amp if I’m going to purchase a product. The app needs to get louder for bass players. The app needs to have something to provide a good, clean sound. Perhaps something could be made that is geared towards bass players. I will not buy a product that has AmpliTube as the app choice again. I will be looking at other apps for my iPad. If I’m going to have to make an in-app purchase to get something that’s even decent, why would I do that when I can just buy an amp? If you play electric guitar this is a pretty neat option. It’s less than decent for bass players.
  • More like iRigged to get your money

    By Anonymous41909
    One pay wall after another even after you buy stuff. Bought the fender bundle which was marketed as all the fender gear but it only gives you some of it. The drum looper has split second gaps making it too frustrating to play with, and the US is super confusing. If you drop sections and try to put them back in it asks you to buy them again. The sound drops out a lot and you have to dig through tons of settings to get to work again. The irig HD-2 uses the lightning port, but doesn’t have a port to plug power in. And go figure, this capability cost an extra $60. Returning this junk and just using a real amp. This app could be great but I’d rather spend my time figuring out my music than how to get the app to work.
  • Why doesn’t it work for IPhone and MacBook??

    By No friggin nicname
    I like it well enough. I can play my guitar without annoying everyone around me. And the effects are great to change the sound of the guitar ..... BUT I bought some effects and amps to go with it for my IPad . But why they aren’t on my IPhone as well? And MacBook ? It’s also irritating that it doesn’t link to Bluetooth speakers or headphones. You cleverly avoided answering why IT DOESNT WORK ON MY IPHONE AS WELL AS FOR MY IPAD PURCHASE. DOES THIS MEAN I HAVE TO PAY TWICE?...
  • The work ikMutimedia put into the app has really started to show...

    By JRSIV1975
    I bought this app in 2015 & upgraded it to the full version in 2016. I’m writing my review on this CS version since I can’t write it on the full version. After getting the Slash, Hendrix & Orange packs I liked Amplitube, but preferred ToneStack from Yonac. The tones were okay but just too fizzy & digital for my tastes. I saw Greg Koch demo the Fender 2 collection on the desktop version of Amplitube and immediately wanted it for this iOS version. When it arrived I was blown away how far the emulating tech had come, and using the Fender 2 pack is a joy. I’m not saying the older amps aren’t usable; there are several amp/pedal combos from the earlier packs I’ve made good presets with. But the Fender 2 stuff is just in a different league. As I write this in mid April 2018 there’s a bundle sale going on, if you haven’t tried the app or Fender 2 I really recommend it. I’m no cork sniffer when it comes to amps, i.e. they must be tube, 50 years old, wrapped in tweed, etc. but I have a late ‘60’s Deluxe that this app comes very close to the ballpark indeed. Especially just a SM57, close mic’d rhythm tone that cleans up with some volume backed off...they’ve really captured that mic’d guitar amp tone. Highly recommended.
  • Just ok

    By Papa Vern
    This app is designed to get your hard earned cash. They invested in the best strategy to fleece you rather than giving you a great product at a reasonable price. Go with something else.
  • Not bad, but lacking.

    By Captain Custerdome
    I’ve used AmpliTube Mac for a long time as well as on iOS. With proper tweaking, it does a good job. My main gripe now is that the audio output does not recognize AirPods as an audio device, which could greatly enhance the usability of this app. Secondly, there are too many add-ons one must buy. There should be an all-inclusive bundle that isn’t overpriced, considering we are talking about simulation of real gear on a device that typically has an inferior audio path compared to a pro recording studio.
  • Crap

    By ChaiVat
    You have to buy anything that's halfway thanks!