By Agile Partners
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► NEW! Now with stereo effects and sharing via SoundCloud, Messages ◀
★ AppStorm: "AmpKit: The Best App for Guitarists Comes to Mac" ★
★ Mac App Store Editors' Choice ★
★ Macgasm App of the Week ★
"It's great to see one of my favorite amp modeling apps for iOS come to the Mac. At this price, and with its ease of use and tone, AmpKit Mac is sure to be a hit among guitar players." Jim Dalrymple, LoopInsight.com
"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
AmpKit transforms your Mac into a powerful guitar amp & effects studio! AmpKit 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.
★ 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
Get more details at AmpKitMac.com
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What's New in Version 1.6
With its first major update, AmpKit Mac continues to improve as a fantastic amp and effects studio for the Mac platform. Features added in this update include sumptuous new stereo processing, new microphone placement options, sharing recordings via SoundCloud and Messages, and more!
★ Spread It Around: Stereo Support ★
AmpKit Mac now supports tweakable stereo output for many of its effect pedals, including:
➤ A unique Spread control to directly control the width of the stereo effect, available on the D-Delay, Phunk Phaser, Phase '72, Ensembly, and Lone Flanger effects pedals.
➤ Built-in stereo support for the Echology reverb, Noise Gate, Rocktron HUSH Noise Reduction, and Juicer compressor pedals.
➤ Stereo processing and output for all 16 built-in effects inside the versatile American Acoustic amplifier.
★ Expanded Microphone and Cabinet Options ★
AmpKit 1.6 introduces a new third microphone position to complement the existing on-axis and off-axis options.
➤ 'Distant' positioning places the microphone at a distance of 50cm from the cabinet, allowing for a new level of deep, rich, and ambient modeling, perfect for a range of guitar styles and techniques.
➤ Also added are new configuration options for the Trace Elliot 1x15 cabinet: 'Woofer' mode to capture just the deepest low-end of the cabinet, and 'Woofer & Horn' mode to capture both pounding low-end and crisp, clear high-end content.
★ New Sharing Options ★
With AmpKit 1.6, you now have more options for sharing your recordings. You can choose to share using the popular SoundCloud online audio service, a fantastic place to show off your sessions, or share with your friends via Messages on Mac or iOS.
i did the research after looking for some software to facilitate learning some new material. the price and features of ampkit seemed to fit the bill. i wanted something that would run well on my macbook pro with other ios devices as options. i downloaded the software and ordered an ampkit hd link. without reading the instructions i plugged everything up and within 30 seconds had it all up and running.
Great tones, 50 bones.
Real happy with it. The best bit is just plugging in and cranking it to 11 on some monitors or a good stereo. I think Agile did a killer job on the interface too. It's simple, yet powerful. There's not 900 menus to go through to dial in a mean tone. The fact that it's accessible to the VoiceOver screen reader on Mac and iOS is just another bonus. Play bass or guitar? Buy it!
This is the best amp software I have found for guitar on the computer. It sounds AMAZING with my iMac (late 2012). The depth and breadth of customization is astounding. I, too, use my RockSmith cable and it works flawlesly. If you want a sound kit for guitar playing, buy this now.