It might seem unremarkable in the last days of 2010, but if someone had said 20 years ago that soon we'd all be carrying around telephones that also contained our record collections, a fully-featured suite of guitar amplifiers and effects and a multi-track recorder, we'd probably have wondered if they'd mistaken a sci-fi movie for a documentary.
Now, of course, a musician with an iPhone or iPad has a bewildering array of apps at their disposal, and 2010 saw IK Multimedia be the first to really nail the physical hardware that allowed you to plug your guitar into you iOS device. Now there's much competition - notably from Peavey's AmpKit - but for our money AmpliTube for iPad and iPhone has the best sounds and the addition of a multitrack recorder in version 2.0 gives you a recording studio in your pocket. Amazing times.
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