By Agile Partners
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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
What's New in Version 2.0.3
Fixed crash when using AmpKit on Mac OS 10.7 and 10.8
Outstanding variety of Amps, Cabinets and Pedals
I’ve had a chance to try different setups for live guitar input with Garageband, Logic Pro, Amplitube and Ampkit. When comparing the variety of pedals to choose from, Ampkit is by far the most superior. I really liked the fact that Agile Partners provides you with a well versed variety of sounds and effects in the Setups and Presets. I use an iRip HD and Blueboard. Unlike Garageband I found that mapping MIDI controls with the Blueboard was possible and relatively easy to do. Agile Partners also features ‘Artists & Setups’ on their website where you can download presets created by other musicians.
The only reason why I’m not giving Ampkit five stars is due to the poor track recording interface and the fact that you can’t use Ampkit with Garageband or Logic Pro via interapp audio bus. The only way that I’ve found to come close is either by investing in 3rd party software or recording a track in Ampkit, exporting the track then importing the track into Garageband or Logic Pro.
If you’re looking to save yourself some serious cash and want figure out which types off pedals you’re really interested in before buying hardware, this is definitely a fantastic app and I highly recommend it for this price.
works on my macbook pro
I just tried this again after not using it for a long time. It works pretty well on a fairly recent 2014 Macbook Pro i7, with just a hint of latency and no problems to note. I bought this app when I was using a 2010 Macbook Pro though it wasn’t with this version of the app. I stopped using it then because it just wasn’t working well enough. I’ll use it more now that I know it works on my current machine. I don’t know if it’s because of the faster machine, because they’ve improved the app, or both.
Good guitar amp
Great UI, and very easy to use. It is also reasonably cheap if compared with similar apps. However, the tone and customization options aren’t quite up to par - compared for instance with BIAS or Amplitube, I can see a noticeable difference in tone quality, with Ampkit sounding “smaller” and more artificial. Overall though, bang for the buck it is still an excellent buy.
- Category: Music
- Updated: Jan 07, 2015
- Version: 2.0.3
- Size: 131 MB
- Languages: English, French, German, Japanese, Spanish
- Seller: Agile Partners Technologies, LLC
- © 2014 Agile Partners Technologies, LLC
Compatibility: OS X 10.7 or later, 64-bit processor