Heavy hitter IK Multimedia have just announced the release of a new micro amp with a built-in iOS interface for the mobile guitarist, the iRig Nano Amp.
Essentially, the iRig Nano Amp is a standalone portable guitar amp with an interface that lets you plug into an iPhone or iPad and use AmpliTube for iOS.
Here’s the spiel from IK Multimedia:
“iRig Nano Amp is a super-compact, battery-powered, self-contained micro amp and interface for iOS that players can use by itself, with headphones or even an external speaker cabinet —up to a 4×12”.
“But what makes it more versatile than any other micro amp available is that it features the iRig circuitry so you can plug your iPhone or iPad into it with the included TRRS cable and tap into the limitless world of AmpliTube guitar tone and more.”
“What makes iRig Nano Amp so unique is that it operates in two different modes: AMP & DEVICE.”
“In AMP mode it’s a standalone amp for impromptu practice anywhere. Simply plug into the ¼” guitar input, adjust the volume and gain settings, select the output type NORMAL/BRIGHT and rock out. The British tone circuit delivers sparkling clean tones at lower gain settings and a cascading wave of overdrive when cranked to the upper limits.”
“In DEVICE mode, use the included TRRS cable to hook up iRig Nano Amp to an iPhone or iPad and plug in to the amazing toneful world of AmpliTube to play, practice and record anywhere, any time. This is great for grabbing ideas in AmpliTube’s 4-track looper or recording studio, or just practicing with the models of AmpliTube gear and more.”
“Plus, in both modes players can hook up an external speaker cabinet — up to a 4×12” cab — for more volume and tonal clarity.”
“iRig Nano Amp is compact — it’s just slightly larger than an iPhone and features a handy ‘kickstand’ for tilting back the unit for better monitoring. Inside, iRig Nano Amp powers a 3” speaker with a 3-watt class A/B power amp powered by 3 AA batteries (included). iRig Nano Amp can be used in 3 output monitoring options — in DEVICE mode with headphones for private practice, or with the internal speaker active or external speaker cabinet connected to the ¼” speaker out in both DEVICE or AMP modes.”
Essentially you’ve got:
- Palm-sized guitar amp and interface for iOS
- Integrated iRig circuitry for iOS connection
- Standalone amp with British tone stack, gain & volume
- Connect external speaker cab — up to 4×12″
- 3-watt A/B power amp
- 3″ speaker
- 1/8″ headphone out for use with DEVICE mode
- 1/4″ Guitar input
- Normal/Bright response switch
- Integrated kickstand tilting foot
- Powered by 3 AA batteries, included
- Free versions of AmpliTube iOS available from the App Store
iRig Nano Amp is available now from the IK Multimedia online store and music and electronics retailersfor $/€49.99.
Read the press release (PDF): http://www.ikmultimedia.com/joomla/images/ik_images/news/news_attachments/irig_nano_amp_pr.pdf