If you’ve been interested in obvious music production capalities of the iPhone, you’ll probably like the AmpliTube iRig. Although not available quite yet, the app, when combined with a special plug in the 3.5 mm headphone slot that splits off to your amp and your guitar/bass, provides access to a wide variety of effects. Out of the box, you can have three simultaneous stompboxes, an amp, a cabinet, and microphone effects, with an in-app store expanding the selection to ten stomps, five amps, two microphones ($2.99 each) and cabinets ($4.99 each). As icing on the cake, you can store and load up to 36 presets, and it comes with a metronome.
I’m no musician, and so have no idea what half of that really means, but the fact that those who are can start subbing out no doubt expensive custom equipment with software-based, customizable and expandable iPhone apps is really awesome. Three versions of ApliTube will be available, including a free one with two stompboxes, one amp and cabinet, and two microphones. The LE version will come with an extra two stompboxes, and will go for $2.99, while the full version will go for $19.99 and the dongle will cost $39.99. For a closer look at how it all works, take a look at their video demo – we’ll keep you posted when it’s available for sale.