AmpliTube Acoustic

AmpliTube Acoustic

By IK Multimedia

  • Category: Music
  • Release Date: 2015-11-12
  • Current Version: 1.0.4
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 446.18 MB
  • Developer: IK Multimedia
  • Compatibility: Android, iOS 10.0
Score: 3.5
From 22 Ratings


AmpliTube Acoustic is a complete mobile tone studio for acoustic instruments. Powered by AmpliTube , it lets you practice, play and record with a collection of acoustic-centric virtual gear that offers world-class tone and sonic sculpting flexibility anytime and everywhere. Build your own custom rig with up to 6 stompbox FX and an amp. You can even drag and drop your stomps to sit before or after your amplifier (4 slots pre and 2 slots post). Designed for use with IK's iRig Acoustic mobile acoustic instrument interface, it provides plug-and-play sound thanks to a built-in calibration system that sculpts iRig Acoustic's EQ response to suit your particular guitar. With the two combined, you can get studio-grade condenser microphone sound from an interface that slips easily into your pocket. AmpliTube Acoustic gives you 6 creative stomp box effects and 3 amazing amps all tailored for acoustic instruments. Turn your acoustic into a jangling 12 string with the "12 String" simulator, add some low-end with the "Bass Maker" or even change your guitar's body with the "Body Modeler." Feed your signal through solid state or tube amps and graphic EQs to get just the sound you want. Use "Feed Kill" to eliminate feedback instantly with just a tap. You'll be floored by the sound quality. AmpliTube Acoustic uses the same tone technology as the acclaimed AmpliTube 4 Custom Shop for Mac/PC. You'll hear the difference and understand why AmpliTube is an essential for so many professional musicians and recording studios. Like to loop? You can get creative with the new Super Looper. It makes it easy to record, play back, adjust levels and play along with up to 4 loops. (Looper feature is available for in-app purchase.) Need a drummer? Use the included Loop Drummer to jam to killer drum tracks. Make your own patterns or let it create some inspiring drums for you. Get more loops via in-app Style Packs. Use the new 2-track recorder to record over backing tracks, or expand the studio section (available via in-app purchase) to record, edit and share your compositions via SoundCloud, FTP, file sharing or email. Ready to perform? Live Mode offers an optimized GUI specifically for live use. See your entire chain at a glance, with all the settings and controls you need in an easy-to-read format designed for the stage. Control your virtual rig just as easily as you would a traditional pedalboard with new iRig Stomp I/O integration, so you can change presets, control effects and more right from your feet. Or go wireless with iRig Blueboard, a Bluetooth controller for basic control on the go. Now you can get a taste of the first complete mobile tone studio for acoustic instruments! AmpliTube Acoustic features: • Intuitively create acoustic rigs with up to 6 stomps and 3 amps • Includes 6 stomps and 3 amps • Add more features via in-app purchase • Included 2-track recorder (in-app purchase unlocks up to 8-tracks) • Studio mode for intuitive DAW-style editing (unlocked via in-app purchase) • Live Mode shows you your entire rig at a glance, with all the parameters you need on stage easily accessible • Loop drummer module that plays in sync with the recorder • Includes speed trainer, metronome and tuner • Inter-App Audio support • Project sharing between versions and devices • Import and play songs as backing tracks from your Music Library or computer • Export audio via E-mail, SoundCloud, FTP or File Sharing • MIDI controllable and with built-in integration for iRig Stomp I/O, iRig Blueboard and other controllers More info: Accessory info:



  • Crashes and disables iRig pickup (updated review)

    By Steplander
    Despite the fact that tons of people are complaining about the same issues for many months (update: years), IK Multimedia has not fixed the bug problems. So, my suggestion is, until they fix it, don't buy it. Update: Almost 3 years later!: They finally issued an update. I was hopeful. Here’s what it broke: the ability to be an interapp. Example: Insert an audio track in an app like Cubasis and choose this app as the “Interap” and it no longer works. All we get is silence. Tried it on a few devices with the same results. This was one feature that actually worked most of the time. Now it doesn’t work at all. It was broke before, now it’s even more broken. Also; the app and chosen patches appear to play “through” the multitrack recorder even when you don’t want to look at the multitrack recorder. So, if there is a multitrack session in the background, whatever settings you have on the chosen track, that’s what you are stuck listening to. IE; pan, verb, EQ, Level... The only way around this is to create a new multitrack session and leave the session and choose your amps and stomps. Your still playing through the multi-track but at least the settings are flat. Still... how frustrating?! As you can see, from the developer’s response, they don’t take ownership of issues by advising that the user is reporting a rare case... or, as they have told me directly “you are the only one complaining about this issue.” They always tell the user to keep it off the forums and to “continue working with your service rep.” Well... that does nothing. They never resolve the problem and automatically close the case as if it’s been resolved. (No... not resolved,guys. You simply didn’t take ownership and closed the case over and over.) They never take ownership and never update as promised. My previous review remains: As of this review date, it's been almost 2 years since they offered an update to this app and since I, personally, provided a truck load of data to prove the app is buggy. The customer service responds but always with the same, cut and paste replies and never once acknowledges that the problem could be due to their app. They never take ownership of the problem. Support conversations just die and they make you feel like you're bothering them if you check in and bring it to their attention that no resolution has been offered. Also; Bringing up their pale service on their forum site for discussion is a big no-no as well because they will LOCK the conversation so you can't post your service experience on a forum level. I found this to be the nastiest example of neglect and denial on the part of IK That being said, some of the app works but the bugs get in the way. Example: don't buy the multitrack pack. Just don't do it. The looper: go beyond four measure and it hiccups and skips a beat. Stinks. What’s the point? Arm a second track... it crashes. (Update: I've been able to determine it's the TUBE amp that crashes the multi tracker, they have admitted they KNOW this, but IK has not stepped up to the Plate and fixed it with an an app update.) They are really good at contacting users about keeping this experience "off the forums" or review page (like this one) and urge you to contact "your service contact" but despite several dozen contacts, they fail to admit the problems or fix the bugs. There's more than one bug. Here's another Example: plug in the iRig pickup... you may not hear anything! Why? No idea. If you tell IK this or provide several examples they always say "this is the first time we've heard of this. You're the only one who has mentioned it. Did you run set-up? Etc..." I found unplugging it and plugging it back in might work. But why would I have to do that? Also, launching the app doesn't allow for monitoring the guitar (kind of the whole point of the app, right?) but it will often work if I minimize the app and bring it back up to the screen. Then, suddenly, monitoring of live guitar might work. Bottom line; It just crashes too often (on several different iOS devices... not just one; all of them!) and the customer a service appears to have no ability to take ownership of any reported issue or resolve the issues that are proven to be APP related. Again; Don't buy it unless they fix it. (And don't post any negative experience on their forum or the men in black will shut you down!)
  • AmpliTube acoustic DAW

    By Simpsonra
    Although the DAW looks identical to the paid version on AmpliTube, for some stupid and undefined reason, AmpliTube Acoustic does not support simultaneous multi track recording us iRig Pro duo. AmpliTube Acoustic only supports single track recording, very inexcusable. On a separate issue, IK Multimedia is way behind the times on file management. With the recent release of ITunes 12.7, managing recorded music is now a huge problem. I could but do not use SoundCloud as it does not suit me. I could email myself but this is a clumsy process. I have tried to get ITunes 12.6.3 working (not very well). The latest release of GarageBand supports the IOS 11 file management process and this seems reasonable. By the way, I am an acoustic guitar player and the amps and stomps etc is very impressive, my acoustic recording of voice and guitar are all that I really need. I have never had any issues with any IK Multimedia products as they have always worked as advertised. Thank you.
  • Seems stellar

    By meerkat mammal
    Concurrently I procured the paid version of iRig Amplitube Acoustic & JamUp Pro with Bias. I also examined each 8-track recorder. I had two iRig Acoustic pickups for my pupless axes (particularly world instruments), one for ios & one included in my Stage rig. For five months I ascertained through playing & recording which I preferred, them bought a second ios pickup. I contrived a simple converter cable to conform the headphone output to a guitar amp input (a major forum topic). In addition, I procured the iRig2 for pup-equipped instruments. My iRig priority is not set in stone, & I can easily meander through all systems to create my sick style of music. After months of fine tuning, I surmised that iRig ios is conducive to my current intentions, & bought the in-app 8-track recorder. I won't itemize the attributes which lead me to an iRig ios preference (sidetracking Stage), & shall spare details about the iRig multitrack recorder ($4x more than JamUp's). Nevertheless, the app's acoustic emphasis, presets, & functionality of the recorder (eg timeline & wav files), at the moment seem to put me in a creative Aura anywhere, anytime, & can tweak the tunes in Reason when I return to Earth.
  • App crashes constantly

    By river_rage
    I purchased the DAW to do some multi track recordings, however as soon as I arm a second track for recording the app crashes. This happens every single time, and makes it useless for my purposes. I contacted IK Multimedia support. Let's see what they say. Will update my review if the problem is solved.
  • Amplitude Acoustic

    By Banglea
    Overall, a great app that has been implemented with an interface that is consistent with other IK/IRIG iOS apps. I purchased the "Acoustic" app specifically to get the 12 String Guitar FX and although not perfect, it provides a decent sounding 12 String capability. My observation is that the 12 String is "slightly weak" on the rich harmonics of a real 12 String, but it's unmistakably a 12 String that is overall very satisfying. I would expect later versions to improve on the overall richness of the sound quality, but well worth the price as-is. Thanks,
  • Great app and high hopes

    By trilect
    The app is great and the effects are exactly what I've been looking for. However I purchased the recording workstation add on and 1 track works great. It crashes every time I try to add an additional track. I have high hopes this is fixed soon.
  • Great!

    By Manny Trinidad
    I give 4 stars because i can't use my previous purchases in the new version but i think that all this new stuff is calibrated for acoustics so it have to be differents algorithms..For $9.99 you got all stompboxes and amps so it's no that bad!! Amps sound great. Definitely improves the sound of my acoustic guitar better than the regular Amplitube version.
  • Mr P

    By Jakeww
    Downloaded lots of electric guitar tone apps for my acoustic guitar. Never was what I wanted. Amplitude acoustic is fantastic. Tones are great for any acoustic guitar. Definitely worth 10 bucks.
  • Great app but needs urgent update

    By ManuRemy
    Once again IK Multimedia puts out a great app. They are innovative in their accessories and create to make recording and mixing simple. I use my acoustic with another pickup for now and iRig HD and it works well. There are some great sound capabilities. My only disappointment is that the app came out with some bugs. Every time I try to record another track it crashes. This happened with both the free and paid app and on both iPad and iPhone running the latest IOS 9.1. I am hopeful that soon there will be an update to fix this issue and give us the opportunity to record some good tracks. It will be an awesome app. For now I can only give it three stars.
  • App does not function on ios8

    By r0bd4d
    I tried to use this but it crashed so much trying to put a track together that I gave up and requested a refund.