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Which iPad amp sim for bass in particular?

Hey guys,

I am in the market for an amp sim for my iPad. It should have a very nice bass sound, as I will be mainly using it with my bass guitar! If it includes regular guitar tones, even better, but bass is the most important. I have Stark on my radar so far, any other cool suggestions? is there a "king" for amp sim apps on the iPad that I don't know of, haha?

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  • edited February 11

    The Ampeg bundles as IAP for Amplitube are both great. They are (quite) often on sale, but well worth it even at full price. By the way, Amplitube CS is free, you have only to buy the bundle(s).

  • I thought Stark was very good for bass (but not at all good for guitar). I kinda wish I’d kept it just for bass but I also have ToneStack and Reamp so it felt a bit superfluous.

  • I guess any old amp sim will do. Just spend some time on the eq. ToneStack will give you all of the options.

  • @Faland said:
    The Ampeg bundles as IAP for Amplitube are both great. They are (quite) often on sale, but well worth it even at full price. By the way, Amplitube CS is free, you have only to buy the bundle(s).

    How much are they on sale usually?

  • edited February 11

    @christsinfamie said:

    @Faland said:
    The Ampeg bundles as IAP for Amplitube are both great. They are (quite) often on sale, but well worth it even at full price. By the way, Amplitube CS is free, you have only to buy the bundle(s).

    How much are they on sale usually?

    50% off, so around 6.99$

  • Try the new free Amp Sim called Crunck V2 Guitar Sim. TIP: Turn the GAIN knob to zero and slowly inch it up with all the other knobs at midnight. The range of the GAIN is amazing. There add pre- post- FX from your AUv3 tool chest to season it. Just do GAIN first. The knobs are so powerful and they can dial in almost any tone. They throw in some free FX too to make the stand-alone more compelling and get that IAP business rolling.

    Crunck V2 will probably only be free for a bit longer.

  • I’m honestly pretty satisfied with the Tonestack bass stuff

  • JamUp, Tonestack, AmpKit. All good and they have similar choices for heads, cabinets and effects.
    You’ll be able to add IAP’s for guitar too if you choose.

  • JamUp bass expansion pack is pretty good, and the ampeg plug in for Amplitube is good as well (but to me not as good as the Ampeg on Amplitube 5 on the mac). Will you be using it just for practice or as the preamp of a live rig?

    Garageband amp sim isn't bad either. They are all cheap enough to try a few & see which one suits your style.

  • @thumbslapper said:
    the ampeg plug in for Amplitube is good as well (but to me not as good as the Ampeg on Amplitube 5 on the mac).

    Oh, no amp sim even comes close to Amplitube 5 (also because it doesn't exist ... yet). 😋

  • Amplitube with the ampeg collection on ipad is the best to my ears (I am also a bassist). I have every app with bass amps in it, but that’s the one that has stayed. I use it on mac as well.

  • edited February 12

    Some folks here like to work inside AUM or DAWs and
    TB Equalizer + TB Barricade + Thafknar (That fkn NAme Reverb) for speaker cabinet emulation can get you very far (in terms of an endless amount of possible tones).

    We could start a preset sharing thread for bass tones!

  • @rs2000 said:
    Some folks here like to work inside AUM or DAWs and
    TB Equalizer + TB Barricade + Thafknar (That fkn NAme Reverb) for speaker cabinet emulation can get you very far (in terms of an endless amount of possible tones).

    We could start a preset sharing thread for bass tones!

    That sounds fun. I’m in. Full disclosure though. I’ve never shared a preset so I’ll need the skinny on how that is done.

  • @Ben said:

    @rs2000 said:
    Some folks here like to work inside AUM or DAWs and
    TB Equalizer + TB Barricade + Thafknar (That fkn NAme Reverb) for speaker cabinet emulation can get you very far (in terms of an endless amount of possible tones).

    We could start a preset sharing thread for bass tones!

    That sounds fun. I’m in. Full disclosure though. I’ve never shared a preset so I’ll need the skinny on how that is done.

    In AUM, tap-hold a preset and choose "Share".

  • BTW (apologies for being slightly off topic) but what do you guys use for interface between the bass/guitar and the ipad?

    I have a RME babyface which is cool but not bus powered so if any of you have suggestions for good sounding, stable, bus-powered solutions it would be great.

  • @Instrumental_reason said:
    BTW (apologies for being slightly off topic) but what do you guys use for interface between the bass/guitar and the ipad?

    I have a RME babyface which is cool but not bus powered so if any of you have suggestions for good sounding, stable, bus-powered solutions it would be great.

    I have the Steinberg UR44.

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