Peavey Announces AmpKit 1.2 Update with Major Tone Enhancements

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Peavey Electronics announced today that major tone advancements in the new Version 1.2 of AmpKit enhance the iOS guitar-playing experience for Peavey AmpKit LiNK guitar interface users. AmpKit 1.2 is available now for download on the iTunes App Store.

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Version 1.2 of AmpKit effects and recording app for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch, developed by Agile Partners, features next-generation tone advancements such as dual-stage amp simulation, convolution-based cabinet simulation, adaptive input compensation, a significantly upgraded noise gate, and solo and mix output shaping that deliver by far the best-sounding, most realistic guitar tone on the iOS platform.

“AmpKit and the AmpKit LiNK set a high standard for realism and fidelity in guitar playing on the iOS platform,” said Hartley Peavey, founder and CEO of Peavey Electronics Corporation. “AmpKit 1.2 incorporates significant technological advancements that make it even more fun and rewarding to play and record guitar, and the AmpKit LiNK makes it possible to create music virtually anywhere you go.”

Adaptive Input Compensation technology, one of the new features in AmpKit 1.2, provides a huge advantage for AmpKit LiNK users. This advanced technology automatically identifies frequency variations among the headset interfaces of iOS devices, and compensates for the differences by adding slightly attenuated bass frequencies to the output. The results are an amazing increase in the fidelity of the incoming guitar signal and much richer amplified guitar tone regardless of the chosen virtual amp or playing style.

With its new dual-stage amp simulations, AmpKit 1.2 also doubles the simulation fidelity of all Peavey amps in AmpKit when running on newer iOS devices, including iPhone 4, iPad 1 and 2, and the fourth-generation iPod touch. The combination of dual-stage amp simulation and convolution-based cabinet simulation in AmpKit 1.2 delivers an unparalleled level of realism.

AmpKit LiNK, a high fidelity guitar interface, can be used to connect an electric guitar or bass directly into the headphone jack of an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. Together, AmpKit and AmpKit LiNK provide guitar and bass players with a powerful and convenient way to jam with high-quality tones, anytime and anywhere.

AmpKit is available in two versions—AmpKit, a free app, and AmpKit+, $19.99 U.S.—on the iTunes App Store. AmpKit’s in-app Gear Store offers the largest gear selection of any amps and effects app, including 19 amps with 35 separate amp channels, 22 effects pedals, 20 cabinets, 8 mics and more gear on the way. The Peavey amps in AmpKit include the Peavey 3120, Peavey 6505 Plus, Peavey 6534 Plus, Peavey Classic 30 and Peavey ValveKing.