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Peavey and Agile Announce AmpKit and AmpKit LiNK iPhone Interface & App

Peavey Electronics and Agile Partners partner up to launch an app and interface that models amps/effects and a studio.

Meridian, MS (June 16, 2010) -- Musical-instrument and sound-equipment innovator Peavey Electronics and leading iPhone applications developer and 2010 Apple Design Award winner Agile Partners announced the two companies are joining forces to launch AmpKit, a guitar amp and effects iPhone application, and AmpKit LiNK, a high-fidelity audio interface for the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Together, AmpKit and AmpKit LiNK provide musicians of all skill levels with a powerful and convenient way to jam with high quality tones anytime and anywhere.

The AmpKit LiNK audio interface raises the audio fidelity bar for the iPhone platform. AmpKit LiNK is a high fidelity iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad interface for electric guitar, bass, or any line level source, with an output that can be connected to headphones, powered speakers or a PA. AmpKit LiNK's CrossTalk Eliminator solves the feedback problem inherent in existing unpowered iPhone interfaces. The interface can be used with any recording, processing, or tuning application, including Agile Partners' GuitarToolkit.

AmpKit features include:

Starting with the Peavey ValveKing amp that comes free with AmpKit, AmpKit offers amps that are based on legends, amps that roar, and amps that crunch when you turn them up.

Each amp in AmpKit is modeled after the real amp's actual circuitry and includes individual controls that match up with the most important knobs and switches on the amp. Many amps include multiple channels: the Peavey ValveKing, for example, includes both Clean and Lead channels. Add new amps to AmpKit through the in-app Gear Store, making AmpKit infinitely extendable. There are 11 amps and 19 amp channels available currently.

A total of 15 pedals make up AmpKit's pedal selection. The user can run as many as a dozen or even more effects pedals at a time. Available effects include: multiple distortion and fuzz pedals, reverb, delay, 10-band EQ, octave, chorus, flanger, phaser, vibrato, noise gate, and compressor. The free AmpKit app includes three pedals, with 12 additional pedals available in the Gear Store and more to come.

AmpKit gives you total control of your cabinets. The AmpKit app includes two awesome cabinets for free: the Peavey ValveKing 4x12 and ValveKing 112. You can add up to 11 more cabinets as you add amps through the Gear Store, from workhorse cabs with solid mid tones to powerful cabs with colorful crunches and sparkling highs. AmpKit's polished user interface makes it easy to choose from a wide range of cabinets, mix and match cabinets with different amps, and save your favorite setups.

AmpKit gives you total control of the microphone and the microphone positioning. The app includes two  mics. Six additional mics are available in the Gear Store, from rugged dynamic mics that can handle whatever volume you dish out to amazing condenser mics with the frequency and transient response you need, all with ultra-low latency.

AmpKit includes tools you need for a guitar audio studio.

Recording & Reamping: AmpKit allows you to record as you play. Since it records both dry, unprocessed guitar audio and wet sound that has run through the amp and effects chain, you can actually take your recording and “reamp” it through a different amp setup.

Backing Tracks: Upload your favorite songs and play along, or record your own backing tracks.

Tuner & Metronome: AmpKit includes ultra-precise tuner and metronome capabilities.

Availability & Ordering

The AmpKit LiNK guitar interface will be available for pre-order from the Peavey online store as well as from dealers, distributors and retail stores for $39.99. The AmpKit app for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad will be available in the Apple iTunes App Store.

For more information:
Peavey Electronics
Agile Partners

Source: Press Release