Sponsors
Sponsors

Sponsor
Sponsor
Sponsor
« PSA: Don't Update to iOS 7 if you use Audio Apps | Main | Two important features of the iPad 5 confirmed »

Video: Think an iPad can't be used as a Live Guitar Amp? Think Again!

 

We have mentioned before the potential for your iPad to replace those hefty and bulky guitar amps you have to carry around with you to gigs as a guitarist.  Actual documented examples are less common than we would like, but here's one.

In the video above Gene Baker is using the brilliant JamUp Pro (or XT) app by Positive Grid as his 'Amp' (read our in-depth review for more on JamUp).  He is switching effects/rigs using JamUp's integration with the Bluetooth AirTurn pedal, allowing for live use as a virtual pedalboard.

Although the sound quality of the video isn't that great, guitarists will be listening out for the solo in Mean Gene Band's cover of the Aerosmith classic 'Walk this way' and we think it definitely passes muster.

What do you think?

PrintView Printer Friendly Version

EmailEmail Article to Friend

References (15)

References allow you to track sources for this article, as well as articles that were written in response to this article.
  • Response
    Response: Check This Out
    Terrific page, Continue the very good work. Thanks a ton!
  • Response
    Response: Seovolución
    iPad Creative - iPad Creative - Video: Think an iPad can't be used as a Live Guitar Amp? Think Again!
  • Response
    iPad Creative - iPad Creative - Video: Think an iPad can't be used as a Live Guitar Amp? Think Again!
  • Response
    iPad Creative - iPad Creative - Video: Think an iPad can't be used as a Live Guitar Amp? Think Again!
  • Response
    iPad Creative - iPad Creative - Video: Think an iPad can't be used as a Live Guitar Amp? Think Again!
  • Response
    iPad Creative - iPad Creative - Video: Think an iPad can't be used as a Live Guitar Amp? Think Again!
  • Response
    Response: Laser Hair Removal
    iPad Creative - iPad Creative - Video: Think an iPad can't be used as a Live Guitar Amp? Think Again!
  • Response
    iPad Creative - iPad Creative - Video: Think an iPad can't be used as a Live Guitar Amp? Think Again!
  • Response
    iPad Creative - iPad Creative - Video: Think an iPad can't be used as a Live Guitar Amp? Think Again!
  • Response
    iPad Creative - iPad Creative - Video: Think an iPad can't be used as a Live Guitar Amp? Think Again!
  • Response
    Response: Town Car Now
    iPad Creative - iPad Creative - Video: Think an iPad can't be used as a Live Guitar Amp? Think Again!
  • Response
    iPad Creative - iPad Creative - Video: Think an iPad can't be used as a Live Guitar Amp? Think Again!
  • Response
    Response: jetzt live sexcam
    iPad Creative - iPad Creative - Video: Think an iPad can't be used as a Live Guitar Amp? Think Again!
  • Response
    iPad Creative - iPad Creative - Video: Think an iPad can't be used as a Live Guitar Amp? Think Again!
  • Response
    Looking For a Deal TV,Timberland Boots Picki Timberland Boots ng out the Discount Timberland Men Boat Shoes Brown Black cheapest Television set isn't always uncomplicated, but is most beneficial done by technique for online retailers. However be warned, as with all kinds of shopping online, there are items to wa ...

Reader Comments (2)

I've used both JamUp and AmpKit+ straight into a PA several times with a live band, and the setup has always worked well. A good guitar/iPad interface (I use an Apogee JAM) makes a lot of difference, as does running the output straight to a mixer's line-in. Much better than using the iPad in an amp's effects loop or essentially using the app as a stomp box, in a guitar -> iPad -> guitar amp configuration.
September 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMike
Does a great job with garage band for electric guitar on I-pad 3, but I also have used it with a tabletop mini analog mixer and SM58 for vocals thru clean amp apps with good results!
theguitaramp.net
October 23, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRick Riorden

PostPost a New Comment

Enter your information below to add a new comment.
Author Email (optional):
Author URL (optional):
Post:
 
All HTML will be escaped. Hyperlinks will be created for URLs automatically.