On Thursday IK Multimedia announced the release of iLoud, a new Bluetooth portable speaker that is aimed at musicians and consumers alike. It costs $299.99. I've had a chance to put one through its paces, and I'm quite pleased with it.
IK Multimedia was nice enough to send us an iKlip for iPad demo unit. For those of you not familiar with IK Multimedia, I recently reviewed their Amplitube 2 rig emulator and iRig adapter. The iKlip is an iPad accessory that allows you to securely attach your iPad to your mic stand.
The iKlip is made from a thermoplastic blend. This allows it to be durable but light at the same time. It will attach to most mic stands and allows you to adjust it at different angles. The clips are easy to secure and don't damage the iPad.
Amplitube 2 by IK Multimedia is an awesome little app that allows you to convert your iPhone into a full on guitar rig. Their iPad version was recently featured in one of the new Apple iPad ads. The app has 3 versions currently - Amplitube Free, Amplitube LE ($2.99), and the full Amplitube version ($19.99). We are using the full version for this review to give you a complete picture of what's available.
To use this app, you'll need to purchase an iRig, which are currently priced at $39.99. You'll simply plug your guitar or bass into the iRig which then plugs into your iPhone or iPad. The 3rd outlet allows you to plug into the audio output of your choice. We just used a standard surround system (receiver) for this review. You're also free to use an amp or headphones, which can be great if you'd like to practice quietly. And hey, it's a lot easier to carry around the iRig than an entire guitar rig.