AmpliTube MESA/Boogie by IK Multimedia (Universal)
Released: Feb 15, 2016
Version: 1.1.0
Size: 585 MB
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AmpliTube MESA/Boogie

IK Multimedia

Now put the power and high-gain magic tone of MESA/Boogie® on your iPhone/iPad! AmpliTube MESA/Boogie is the only collection of official MESA/Boogie gear available.

Created in collaboration with the tone gurus at MESA Engineering, AmpliTube MESA/Boogie gives you a full spread of gear that represents the breadth and versatility of the many faces of MESA/Boogie. The line-up includes 5 amplifiers with matching cabinets: The Boogie Mark III, MESA and Boogie Mark IV, MESA Dual Rectifier, MESA Triple Rectifier and the master of mid to classic gain Brit, the TransAtlantic TA-30.

In addition you also get a collection of 6 stompboxes. These include Noise Filter, Metal Wah, Sustainer, Obsession Delay, Surfer Flanger and Monster Booster, all designed specifically to work with all of the MESA/Boogie dream machines. With AmpliTube MESA/Boogie, you can build your dream rig with up to 6 stompbox effects (4 pre amp, 2 post amp), an amplifier and speaker cabinet with dual mic placement.

But it doesn’t stop there. AmpliTube MESA/Boogie features some amazing available recording tools as well to get your ideas down quickly. First, there’s an available 4-track looper (available for in-app purchase) that lets you develop your musical ideas quickly with the touch of a button. Lay down a rhythm loop, then experiment with lead riffs and chord layers over the riff.

You can also record yourself with the built-in single-track recorder that can be expanded to a full-featured 8-track recorder and DAW-style studio. In essence, you can build complete songs start to finish on your iPhone or iPad everywhere you go.

AmpliTube MESA/Boogie comes with a built-in learning tool that lets you import your favorite song, set loop points and slow down material so you can pick out difficult riffs note for note. You can also change the pitch of material without affecting the speed and vice versa.

Lay down killer drum tracks with the expandable built-in Loop Drummer feature. Simply drag drum loops into the DAW timeline to build your drum tracks, or let it create some inspiring drums for you. No matter which method you choose, you’ll be jamming with amazing drum tracks in no time!

Just plug your instrument in with one of IK's instrument interfaces, like iRig HD, iRig PRO, iRig Pro DUO or iRig 2 or, and you'll be ready to rock. AmpliTube MESA/Boogie also has built-in iRig BlueBoard support for wireless MIDI assignment and control from the floor.

AmpliTube MESA/Boogie features:
- 5 MESA/Boogie amps with matching Cabinets — MARK III, MARK IV, Dual Rectifier, Triple Rectifier and TransAtlantic TA-30.
- 6 stomps — Noise Filter, Metal Wah, Sustainer, Obsession, Surfer and Monster Booster
- Build a rig with up to 6 stompboxes + amp with effects + cabinet + mic
- “Cab Room" feature that allows 3D miking of cabinets with up to two mics, expandable to 18 available*
- Single-track recorder (with re-amping) expandable to 8-track with master effects section and DAW-style editing features*
- 4-track Looper*
- Expandable Loop Drummer*
- AutoFreeze allows for separate effects chains on each track of the multi-track recorder
- Import songs/backing tracks directly from music library
- Change tempo (-50% to +200%) of imported songs without affecting pitch
- Export recordings via e-mail, SoundCloud, FTP or File Sharing
- UltraTuner* - the most precise digital tuner available
- MIDI controllable and built-in support for iRig BlueBoard wireless Bluetooth MIDI controller
- Tuner and metronome
- Apple Inter-App Audio and Audiobus support

*Available/expandable via in-app purchase

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Accessory info:

Requires iPhone 4s, iPad 2, iPod touch (5th generation) or later with iOS 8 or later

What's new in version 1.1.0
- Simultaneous Multi-track recording – record up to 8 audio tracks simultaneously (enable it in the settings panel)
- Added amp oversampling technology - higher quality on high gain sound (enable it in the settings panel)
- Fixed an issue with iRig BlueBoard connection
- Fixed glitches in the looper section
- Compatibility with the latest Audiobus 2.3
- General reliability improvements
Screenshot #1 (iPhone)
Our verdict: Good
  • ➜ AmpliTube MESA/Boogie is a highly rated app (5-star).
  • ➜ The app is pricier than similar apps available on the App Store.
  • ➜ AmpliTube MESA/Boogie is currently ranked #96 in paid Music apps for iPad.
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