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Agile Partners Announces Ashdown Engineering as an AmpKit Official Gear Partner, Launches 'Setup Smackdown' Contest

Agile Partners Announces Ashdown Engineering as AmpKit's Official Gear Partner, Launches 'Setup Smackdown' Contest -

Agile Partners, a leading developer of guitar apps for iPhone and iPad, today launched AmpKit 1.4, a stellar update to this powerful app which transforms an iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch into a powerful guitar amp and effects studio. AmpKit 1.4 incorporates two new effects pedals and two new amplifiers, including a highly accurate, officially licensed model of the Ashdown® ABM 900 EVO III bass amp and matching 8x10 cabinet. "We're delighted to have Ashdown Engineering join us as an AmpKit Official Gear Partner," said Agile's Jack Ivers. "Ashdown bass amps are truly iconic, and we're very excited about how great the Ashdown ABM 900 looks and sounds inside AmpKit."

Other additions to the AmpKit Gear Store in release 1.4 include the London Century guitar amp, Phase '72 phaser pedal, and Acoustic8 acoustic guitar simulator. "We're committed to continuing to expanding the gear selection in AmpKit, which is the broadest available in any iOS app, with 38 individually modeled amp channels and a total of 95 components," said Ivers. "The new gear is, as always, based on actual circuit diagrams of highly-sought-after, real-world products to deliver a level of authenticity that is often missing in other apps." Find out more about AmpKit 1.4 at

Agile also announced the "Setup Smackdown" contest, where AmpKit users can submit their setups in three categories and have a chance to win real, physical guitar and bass gear. The categories include Best Clean / Acoustic Setup (prize: Sonic Edge Tumbleweed compressor and clean boost pedal); Best High Gain Setup (prize: Peavey AT-200 autotuning guitar); and Best Bass Setup (prize: Ashdown® MiBass 220 compact bass amp head). Find out more about the Setup Smackdown contest at

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About Agile Partners

Agile Partners Technologies, LLC is a leading developer of applications for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. Agile Partners' apps include: GuitarToolkitTM (, an iPhone Hall of Fame app; TabToolkitTM (, winner of an Apple Design Award; and AmpKitTM (, the ultimate guitar amps, effects and recording app, and the Guitar World Lick of the Day, developed in partnership with Guitar World Magazine ( Founded in 2002, Agile Partners has locations in New York, Chicago, and San Francisco. For more information, visit



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