AmpKit transforms your Mac into a powerful guitar amp & effects studio!
Includes 22 faithfully-reproduced amps with 38 separate amp channels, 28 pedals, 28 cabinets and 8 mics. Effects include various overdrive, distortion, fuzz, compression and phaser pedals, plus clean boost, delay, reverb, acoustic simulation, wah, EQ, octaver, tremolo, vibrato, chorus, and flanger. Add up 30 pedals per setup for near-infinite tone possibilities. 137 presets to inspire you: from smooth cleans and earthy acoustics to bone-crushing high-gain metal.
"AmpKit: The Best App for Guitarists Comes to Mac"
"It's everything I liked about the iPhone and iPad versions, bigger and with all of the settings more easily accessible on one panel."
- Brett Terpstra, TUAW.com
• All AmpKit gear is accurately modeled after highly-sought-after, real-world guitar gear
• Thunderously accurate high gain amps & effects
• Enhanced high-fidelity simulation to deliver the ultimate in realistic tone on both clean & high-gain setups
• Intuitive and easy-to-use, with authentic visuals and full Retina display support on the new MacBook Pros
• Outstanding 64-bit performance on any Mac running OS X Lion and Mountain Lion, including MacBook Air and MacBook Pro, for ultra-portable operation
• Takes advantage of great OS X features such as Multi-Touch gestures, Full-Screen mode, sharing via email or AirDrop, and Quick Look
• Power users will love AmpKit's multiple UI panels and multi-display support
• Sophisticated recording capabilities with non-destructive re-amping
• World-class bass amplification with 3 feature-rich bass amps
• Jam along with any of AmpKit's 23 included backing tracks or add your own including iTunes music
• Built-in high-precision tuner and metronome
• Works with virtually any analog or digital guitar interface
• renamed some amps, cabs and pedals
Ratings and Reviews
Great value, very happy with purchase
AmpKit is a fraction of the price of other amp sim software, but offers a suprising amount of depth and customization options with plenty of amp, cab, and pedal options.
I also think the tones are actually quite good, particularly if you spend some time tweaking the settings on the pedals, amps etc. Sure, it doesn’t sound like professional rigs, but it’s perfectly usable for practice, recording, soloing over backing tracks, etc.
I also particularly like the fact that it has bass amps and pedals.
The interface is also easy to use, and I haven’t experienced any problems with latency etc.
Overall I think it’s great value, and I will continue to use it for late night practice with headphones etc.
Best amp sim for simply playing the guitar
All the other desktop sims out there are focussed as serious plugins for recording programs. This program is absoultely perfect for people who want to use their computer simply as an amp and fx modeller. The user interface is so friendly, it has all the primary gear and tones covered and doesn’t hide anything in tricky menus. Amplitube was the closest to this before but I still didn’t like their presets and drop down menu approach (plus unless you buy everything, which would cost about 600 euros, you’re constantly reminded that there’s so much you haven’t yet purchased).
This program is limited, it won’t even act as a plugin to recording software such as logic or garageband, so beware if that's what you’re looking for. But if like me you were just after an easy way of playing your guitar through your computer, this is the program for you!
A Really Great Amp Simulator App.
Ampkit is quite simply, awesome. So many tone possibilities you can create with this app. A really great practise tool, wouldn't go as far as to say a live tool but it's pretty close.
The reason I haven't given it a full 5 stars is because you cannot use it as a plug in for Garage Band (or Logic).
You can get your recordings into garage band, but you have to use quite long winded processes to do so (or using certain apps apparently).
What would be great in a future update is to be able to use AmpKit within Garage Band (and/or Logic) as a third party plugin like Pod Farm for example.
Or, might be easier, when you right click one of your recordings, you have the option to 'Send To Garage Band' (or which ever recording software) as an mp3 or other sound file (give an option to choose which sound file type perhaps?).
That is my only major gripe with the app though, and to be honest that isn't enough to give it a bad grade at all. I highly recommend this app to any guitarists/bassists out there.
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.