IK Multimedia has become such a force in the realm of iOS interfaces for audio and software. They recently released two new items that the guitar pedal loving community may find useful. The first is iRig HD which is a high quality audio input for mono instrument sources and the second is AmpliTube Studio which is a new iOS DAW for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. The two new items are detailed below. I’ve been excited about them since reviewing the iRig Stomp a little while back. This new stuff looks like a game changer!

iRig HD at a glance:

  • High-quality instrument-level 1/4” Hi-Z input jack
  • Detachable cables for Lighting, 30 pin and USB connector compatibility
  • Preamp gain control
  • High-quality, low-noise, high-definition preamp
  • High-quality 24 bit A/D conversion
  • Powered by the iOS device or USB
  • Ultra-compact and lightweight
  • Comes with AmpliTube FREE* app plus 4 new HD exclusive gear models – The Metal 150, the Metal W, the Wharmonator “whammy” pedal and the X-Flanger
  • Comes with AmpliTube Custom Shop and AmpliTube Metal** software for Mac laptops & desktops

AmpliTube 3.0 comes with a built-in single-track recorder that you can expand to a powerful full-fledged professional multi-track recorder by adding the 8-track (4-track on iPhone) recorder plus master effects section (available as in-app purchase), and the new AmpliTube Studio DAW-style editing suite. With multi-track recording and AmpliTube Studio enabled, your device is now transformed into a professional mobile recording and editing suite for complete music production. –Gus Green