IK Multimedia Brings AmpliTube & iRig HD-A To Samsung Galaxy Note 4, Galaxy Note Edge

IK Multimedia has announced that AmpliTube & iRig HD-A, are now available for the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note Edge Android devices. 

amplitubeIn October, Samsung introduced a new audio platform for Samsung Android devices. The Pro-Audio SDK 2.0 provides low-latency audio and MIDI functionality to Samsung Android devices, and it also offers low-latency Audio/MIDI connections between independent music apps.

AmpliTube turns your Android device that supports Samsung Professional Audio technology (the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note Edge, and soon Galaxy S5, Galaxy Note 3 and other devices) into a mobile guitar and bass multi-effects processor.

You can use IK’s iRig HD-A, iRig or iRig Stomp audio interface adapters to connect your guitar, bass or keyboard to your device. You can also use the iRig Mic to process vocals and acoustic instruments.

AmpliTube for Android is available for US $19.99. The iRig HD-A is available for US $99.

See the Galaxy Apps store and the IK site for more info.

15 thoughts on “IK Multimedia Brings AmpliTube & iRig HD-A To Samsung Galaxy Note 4, Galaxy Note Edge

    1. Great. Some Android devices are finally starting to have some nice music apps trickling into its market.

      But:
      HOW low latency is the low latency? I want to see tests.
      How much processing power does the sdk kit eat?
      How universal will the inter app connections be?

  1. No problem if android ups its game and its users can produce music on it. But it’s a big “if” right now. I think the more the merrier but it will never caught up with iOS

  2. iOS could use more competition in the area of music apps, but this really isn’t it yet. This works on two devices out of a bajillion Android devices.

    What we’re seeing is companies like IK test the water to see if there’s a viable market on the Android side.

  3. – i am a ios user and a android user

    android is not IOS, it is not better or worse, it is different
    companies like IK are not going to port their apps for nothing

    – people buy what works , SAMSUNG works, iOS works

    , ios4 was only 4 years ago when apple added midi to the iphone/pad

    1. LOL, I’ve got an iPhone 5s and several Android devices. None of the Android devices crashed as much as the 5s did when it first launched.

      http://appleinsider.com/articles/14/01/22/apple-says-fix-in-the-works-for-random-ios-7-crashing-issue

      My 5s rebooted itself more times in its first 2 weeks than my Moto X has in the year that I’ve had it. (Actually, the Moto X has NEVER done that, so far as I know.) And let’s not forget iOS 8.01 being pulled because it broke cellular reception and touch ID for many users.

      So, tell me about stability again?

      1. Because of the extreme fragmentation on Android, your experience doesn’t mean anything more than being an anecdote.

        We all know that x.0 versions of new OS’s always have bugs,and both Google and Apple are pretty good about addressing them quickly. You saw this with iOS 8 and with several security issues on Android.

        On the Android side, though, you’re at the mercy of your carrier on whether or not you’ll even get the update. Most people end up running old OS’s as a result. This is why some people end up having great Android experiences while others have sucky experiences. Most users never get a chance to upgrade!

        And that’s why IK’s new stuff works on only two out of thousands of Android devices.

        1. “And that’s why IK’s new stuff works on only two out of thousands of Android devices.”

          Samsung Professional Audio is why. This is the first step, and the only released technology that allows the proper audio performance and USB accessory support for the performance and playability we require for AmpliTube’s release on Android. Advances in Android audio performance are coming more quickly now, so we’ll be doing more (as noted on our iRig HD-A page too http://www.irighda.com ).

          1. I found out last night that Lemur is also coming to Android. And I just ordered an iPad a couple of nights ago, primarily because of a lack of these kinds of apps on Android. FML

            1. There’s still 50 good iPad music apps for every good Android music app, so you probably won’t regret it, unless you are only interested in using Lemur.

              And music apps are going to continue to come out first for iPad for a long time, because the audience is so much bigger for music apps on iOS, and it’s so much easier to developer for iOS, since you only have to worry about a few devices and most people run one of two OS versions.

              One other thing to keep in mind, if you’re an Android user, is that the IK apps are only supported on two Samsung devices, and Lemur’s only supported on the Nexus 7. So – you’ll want to make sure you check that the apps that you are interested in are compatible with your device before you jump in.

              1. ‘One other thing to keep in mind, if you’re an Android user, is that the IK apps are only supported on two Samsung devices, and Lemur’s only supported on the Nexus 7.’

                In my experience, that’s usually not a problem. Just side-load the APKs and you’re good to go in most cases 🙂 Unless the audio sub-system on non-Samsung tablets are just not up to par.

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