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AmpKit - Guitar amps and effects recording studio with backing tracks, tuner and metronome

By Agile Partners

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AmpKit transforms your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch into a powerful guitar amp & effects studio!

Includes 30 guitar amps, 30 pedals, 25 cabinets and 8 mics, based on real-world products. SAVE UP TO 60% with new Unlock all bundles!

"I found AmpKit+, the full version of the app, the easiest, most versatile and the best value, especially on an iPad."
- New York Times
"AmpKit is the star of the show... extremely intuitive user interface, plenty of amps and pedals, great sound."

• Sophisticated recording capabilities with mixing and non-destructive re-amping
• Upload sessions to Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive and others
• Records sharing via SoundCloud, AirDrop, Copy-Paste, iMessage and email
• Ultra-low latency, virtually undetectable
• FREE Tuner and Metronome featuring technology used in GuitarToolkit
• Works with virtually all headset and dock guitar interfaces

• Ampkit, Ampkit HD (available on
• Apogee JAM, Line 6 Mobile In, Line 6 SonicPort, iRiffPort, Alesis IO Dock
• iRig, iRig HD

What's New in Version 2.2.4

Minor bug fixes


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Customer Reviews

Tried and true workhorse

I've used this app numerous times in live settings, and in the last couple of years have used a Behringer FCB1010 MIDI foot controller to trigger effects and switch settings (connected via iRig MIDI, with guitar connected via iRig Stomp in the headphone jack). No noticeable latency with the foot controller, and minimal latency in regards to sound. Same sound latency via 30-pin guitar interface. If you are an audiophile and tone snob, then walk away and go plug into your tube amp. If you require a variety of usable tones, then this app is great. Very tweakable, with lots of deep functions if you take the time to explore and experiment. For instance, you can have the same amp and effects settings for two different guitars, but have one setting with the input gain set higher for a guitar with lower output pickups. You can have an effects-only setting to feed through the effects loop in your amp, if you prefer. Lots of possibility here that I still have to experiment with. I've had this app on my iPad 3 since I bought it, and only very recently have I seen some indication that the iPad may have some trouble keeping up. I've put lots of time and $$ to collect hardware and in-app upgrades to have a usable virtual rig, and I only have great things to say about my experience using Ampkit. Fantastic app.

Review the app, not the hardware....

The negative reviews seem to all be about the hardware. I've used Ampkit since the first version and started with the original Link. I now use a different input device and have only great things to say about the app. The user interface is simpler and easier to use than other apps and with the ability to unlock everything at a big discount, you get way more options for less money than the other apps. It may not be flashy and slick, but it runs more reliably. No problems with inter-app audio or Audiobus. Love the ability to share back and forth with friends. This is a solid app that started out strong but has been improved continuously and is now one of the best out there for the money. As the mobile devices have gotten better, Ampkit has harnessed the available power and the latest version running on an iPhone 6 or newer iPad is simply flawless.

The most underrated amp sim on iOS, probably the best too...

I have purchased all of the major iPad amp apps with full upgrades, getting all in app purchases.

These include:
Amplitube gets a lot of attention online because of the name brand amp models but it sounds very thin and noisy, taking a long time editing and trial & error to get some decent tones.
JamUpPro/BIAS is better but the expansions are pricey and the higher gain amps and some clean tones are still noisy. Yanoc's ToneStack is like AmpKit, very underrated, sounds are quite good but the layout is a bit difficult to use quickly.

Now Ampkit, Peavey & Agiles app, is the most like playing with an amp, and the sounds are really good. The clean tones have nice sheen and tube sag when you dig in, the dirty tones are very tube like and even the high gain models (the usual shortcoming of amp emulators) aren't too noisy or fizzy to use. My favs are the Bassman model, the Vox AC30 model that breaks up nice with volume control roll up and lastly the HiWatt amp is sweet, using a Strat and neck pickup position produced some excellent lead tones straight from Cream era Clapton's playbook. Very nice job by the developers and worth every cent to upgrade to get everything, the stomp models are excellent too.

AmpKit - Guitar amps and effects recording studio with backing tracks, tuner and metronome
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Music
  • Updated:
  • Version: 2.2.4
  • Size: 195 MB
  • Languages: English, French, German, Japanese, Spanish
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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Top In-App Purchases

  1. AmpKit+ Upgrade Bundle$19.99
  2. AmpKit Power Pack$9.99
  3. AmpKit Unlock All Gear$19.99
  4. D-Delay Pedal$2.99
  5. American Acoustic Amp$2.99
  6. Ensembly Pedal$2.99
  7. AmpKit Clean & Classic Pack$19.99
  8. AmpKit Effector Pack$9.99
  9. AmpKit Unlock All Gear$49.99
  10. Peavey 6505+ Amp$3.99