Feb 022016
 

72 Apps For Guitarists Blog Size

 

I’ll begin this with a warning.

This is a monster 72 app guide to the best apps for learning and playing guitar.

In fact, it’s the biggest guitar app guide on the internet – so before you continue, bookmark this page now because you’ll want to return to it later and try more of these awesome apps.

…We’ve separated the wheat from the chaff and chosen 72 the very best of them, organised them into 9 categories, explained what’s good about them, showed a video of each, chosen an independent review to show we’re not biased, and linked to the relevant app store to get the guitar app for your device.

…and If we’ve missed an app that you love. Let us know in the comments at the bottom : )

To Begin…

Choose Your Section:

Guitar Amp Modelers, Stompbox Modelers

& Effects Pedal Apps

AmpKit & Ampkit+

Ampkit

Plug your guitar in with Peavey’s AmpKit LiNK adaptor and AmpKit+ will replicate the sound of four different amps — the Peavey ValveKing, Peavey 3120 as well as vintage “British” and “Colonel” amps. It also replicates the effects of 10 effects pedals, plus mic and cabinet options for the amps.
In-app upgrades include more options, such as the Peavey 6505+, although the free version of AmpKit offers the ValveKing and a pared-down selection of effects.

If you play guitar and you don’t have this app, you are missing out! So simple to use, no need to carry tons of equipment such as cables and pedals, this thing is amazing! The only think I can ask for is an interface where you can easily interchange set ups for real time jamming!

– 5/5 – aa083 (independent app user review)

Available for iOS

Amplitude

Amplitude

With the full version of Amplitude you can mix and match from 11 effects pedals, five amps, five cabs and two mics and in the free edition of the app a more basic rig. In-app upgrades also include a handy four-track recorder and a few more effects for writing on the go. Also available are branded versions of AmpliTube that offer the unique sounds of Slash, Jimi Hendrix and Fender amps.

A great collection of amps and effects. A bit pricey perhaps but still cool to have such a compact tone rig in your pocket. Although it might not sound exactly like the original amps it also only cost a small fraction of the costs of owning all those expensive amps. Still a highly recommended app for iOS guitar or bass players.

– 5/5 – TheRealDutchee (independent app user review)

Available for iOS
Available for Android

JamUp Pro XT

JamUp Pro XT

This virtual amp and effects simulator contains over 100 amps, stompboxes and other effects plus through in-app purchases, you can add up to 36 amp simulations, 30 different stomp box effects, and an 8-track recorder. There is a built-in tuner, a metronome, and iTunes playback from your device’s music library. It is also Audiobus compatible so you can add your JamUp Pro guitar licks to Loopy, or some other sampling app.

Finally I found this amp way better than amplitube and agile when it comes to presets and sound quality!

– 5/5 – Mckoy3838 (independent app user review)

Available for iOS

Flying Haggis Guitar Amp

Flying Haggis

Flying Haggis is a virtual amp that aims for great old school tone and includes a selection of vintage FX. Plus, the digital interface is direct, simple and easy to use.

I’ve tried many guitar amp sims, many of them good, some of them dunning you for in app purchases. This is the most accessible, the most useful and musical that I have found by far. Thanks, Haggis.

– 5/5 – Bobbo924 (independent app user review)

Available for iOS

 

BIAS Amp

BIAS Amp

 

BIAS amp is an amp designer, modeler and processor for iPad. It features 36 amp models and organises them by music genre and sonic impact: clean, blues, twang, crunch, metal, acoustic and bass. It also has customisable preamps, tone stacks, power amps, transformers, cabinets, mic selection and placements.
BIAS amp! also includes a noise gate and room simulator reverb and you can save and recall 8 of your favourite settings in turn with just one tap of the screen.
BIAS amp can also integrate with JamUp XT, JamUp Pro XT and GarageBand via Inter-App Audio and Audiobus.

I’ve tried Amplitude and Tone Stack, and those amp sims sound good respectively, but they don’t compare to the harmonic warmth, tube-like feel and versatility of Bias FX. I really like the way it almost feels like a real tube amp, they nailed it!

– 5/5 – Jz20051 (independent app user review)

Available for iOS

DigiTech Stomp Shop

DigiTechStopShop

This app is used for configuring the DigiTech iStomp guitar pedal. Connect the pedal to your device using the DigiTech Smart Cable and you’re ready to go. You can configure your iStomp pedal with a variety of e-pedals using the Stomp Shop app then when you disconnect the Smart Cable you can use your iStomp just like you would any traditional pedal.

When my synth player introduced and coaxed me into the IStomp, i was hooked and had a lot of fun trying out pedals, all you need is the cable and transfer and test it out and you are good to go. The impossible pedal is one of my favorites, it’s just insane to play with during a gig leaving people wondering “how i played something like that”.

– 5/5 – ongsborn (independent app user review)

Available for iOS

StompBox

StompBox

Using StompBox you can turn your iPad into a Multi FX Processor. It features 17 effects as well as a 4-Track Recorder and Media Player. StompBox supports both AudioBus plus Apple’s Inter-App Audio. With StompBox you get a rack of stereo effects and a foot controller to access a tuner and all your patches.

This app is awesome, it has constantly improved as long as I’ve owned it. The sounds are as good as they come on an iPad or even a desktop setup.

– 5/5 – EMPmodulator (independent app user review)

Available for iOS

 

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