IK Multimedia releases new AmpliTube Fender App

Published 10 years ago on July 19, 2013

By Jonathan Graham

IK Multimedia releases new AmpliTube Fender App-

IK Multimedia has announced the release of AmpliTube Fender 1.5,a multi-FX app available for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.  Theupdate adds Audiobus compatibility, and the iPhone/iPod touchversion features an enhanced user interface that fully supports thelarger displays included in the latest versions of those devices.AmpliTube Fender, IK Multimedia's guitar/bass amp-and-FX app, isthe only officially certified Fender amp-and-effects models foriPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. A version for Mac/PC is alsoavailable.

Audiobus Compatible

AmpliTube Fender, with its amp & FX models and built-inrecorder, can be used in any of the 3 Audiobus "slots": Input,Effects, and Output. The Audiobus App (from Audiobus Pty Ltd,requires a separate purchase) makes it possible for audio Apps toconnect together in real-time, which greatly adds to the creativepotential of music making on the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

When used in the Audiobus Input slot, AmpliTube Fender's amp,stompbox, cabinet and microphone models allow users to input guitaror bass sounds with authentic and ultra-realistic Fender tone. Inthe Effects slot, those same effects can be used to process thesound from the app (or apps) in the Input position.

AmpliTube Fender's processing and recorder can also be used inthe Output slot. With the multi-track option added (via in-apppurchase), the iPhone/iPod touch version of the app features a4-track recorder and the iPad version features an 8-track recorder.Both multi-track upgrades include master effects, as well.

iPhone 5 Graphics Supported

AmpliTube Fender 1.5 includes support for the larger screen inthe iPhone 5 and new iPod touch, with an enhanced GUI designed totake advantage of that extra real estate.

IK also added it's Global Menu to AmpliTube Fender. Standard onall new and updated IK apps, the Global Menu consolidates manyutility functions such as Settings, User Account, Help and more,all under one convenient menu, making it faster and easier to findsuch items.

Recording Features Updated

IK's AutoFreeze function, which was included in the recentAmpliTube 3.0 update, is now available in the multi-track recorderin AmpliTube Fender. Once effects have been applied on a track, itautomatically "freezes" the track with the effects, freeing up theprocessing to be used on a different track, but retaining theeffects sound on the original track. The tracks automaticallyunfreeze when selected, allowing to go back and tweak the effectsat any point, thus making AmpliTube Fender much more powerful as amixing platform.

IK also added a pre-roll option to the recorder. When activated,two measures of count-off are played before the recording starts,making it easier to come in at the right tempo.

AmpliTube Fender: Rocking with Legendary Tone

IK Multimedia developed AmpliTube Fender in cooperation withFender, who provided guidance, testing, and advice to help make theapp as accurate and true to the Fender brand as possible.

Both the iPhone and iPad apps offer Fender amplifier, cabinetand stompbox models, including such acclaimed amps as the '59Bassman®, the '65 Fender Twin Reverb®, the '65 Deluxe Reverb® andmore. Effects include the Fender Blender™ distortion pedal, as wellas the Fender Compressor, Phaser, Tape Echo, Overdrive and NoiseFilter pedals. Many useful and varied presets are included, or youcan setup your own rigs, mixing and matching the gear to createyour own custom Fender sound.

IK offers a variety of input options for connecting aninstrument to a device running AmpliTube Fender (or other mobileaudio apps), including iRig HD, the new high-definition audiointerface, which also works with Macs; iRig STOMP, the firststompbox style audio interface; and the original iRig, the mostpopular mobile guitar interface of all time.

Pricing and Availability

AmpliTube Fender is available from the App StoreSM in bothiPhone/iPod touch and iPad versions for $14.99/€13.99, or at

The new version is a free upgrade for existing users.


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