Agile Partners have announced a major update to AmpKit+, the iOS amp simulator.
Here’s what’s new in AmpKit+ 1.1:
iPad support – AmpKit 1.1 is now a universal app supporting iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch* at no extra cost.
iPad features include:
Full rotation support – works extremely well in both landscape and portrait modes.
Great use of expanded screen real estate (e.g., view as many as 15 Setups or Presets at once).
Use of popover panels to enable quick editing. With a single touch, expose amp, pedal, and other settings for editing. In landscape mode, edit amp controls while your amp and pedals are fully visible.
“Now Playing” panel tells you which setup is currently playing and lets you open it with a single touch.
Amazing new iPad-specific amp and pedal artwork.
New gear – AmpKit 1.1 includes three amazing new pieces of gear:
American Acoustic: An acoustic amp with 16 built-in effects and a uniquely modeled speaker cabinet.
Tremo-LOL: A great new Tremolo pedal with American and British tremolo modes.
Wahba Doo: Three wahs in one: envelope filter, auto-wah, and manual wah with accelerometer tilt support.
AmpKit 1.1 includes three new bundles featuring discounts ranging from 50% to almost 70% compared with individual component prices. You can buy almost every piece of gear in the Gear Store via these highly-discounted bundles.
The Effector Pack: 6 great effects pedals including the new Tremo-LOL and Wahba Doo pedals, as well as delay, reverb, octave and vibrato.
The Clean & Classic Pack: Six amps and eight effects pedals tailored for clean, vintage, and acoustic styles.
The Power Pack: Six amps with a penchant for gain, plus eight additional gain and compression effects pedals.
Audio Copy & Paste. You can now copy AmpKit recordings and paste them into other apps such as multi-track mixing / mastering apps. You can also paste audio from other apps into AmpKit as either backing tracks or dry guitar audio. AmpKit supports both Sonoma’s AudioCopy/AudioPaste standard and Apple’s General Pasteboard, for maximum compatibility with other iOS audio apps
Improved audio quality thanks to post-amp effects. You can now place pedals after the amp in the effects chain, enabling major enhancements to audio quality with many effects, including reverb and delay.
Instant access to your iPod music library. No lengthy import process, just select a song from your iPod library and jam along instantly.
Setup Sharing. You can now email your favorite setups and presets to your friends, thanks to the iOS 4’ “Open with …” feature.
Setup Favorites and Locking. You can now keep track of your favorite setups and presets, and lock setups to prevent accidental modification.
QuickJump. Conveniently jump from one favorite setup or preset to another without leaving your gear display.
– Recording improvements include the ability to flick-scroll recordings, and an improved composite waveform that shows both wet and dry levels on the same display.
Rotation support on iPhone and iPod touch so you can use the app with your iPhone or iPod touch inverted (sometimes better for cable routing).
Enhanced SoundCloud integration including support for keywords and simplified submission of audio to the AmpKit group.