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Guitar Interfaces & AmpKit

AmpKit works with virtually all guitar interfaces available for iOS devices, including digital interfaces that connect to the 30-pin or Lightning ports on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, and analog interfaces that connect through the headset port.

On newer iOS devices, we recommend using a good-quality digital guitar interface, because a good digital interface greatly reduces noise and virtually eliminates crosstalk, both key characteristics especially when using AmpKit's realistically-modeled high-gain amps. Among digital interfaces, Peavey AmpKit LiNK HD provides a particularly rich set of features at a competitive price.

If you use an older iOS device, such as an iPhone 3GS or iPod touch (3rd generation), digital interfaces probably aren't an option, so an analog guitar interface will be your best solution. As with digital interfaces, some analog interfaces work better than others, especially with AmpKit's high-gain amps like the Peavey 6505+. Feedback is all too likely if the interface has issues with crosstalk. Among analog interfaces, Peavey AmpKit LiNK has fewer issues with feedback since it includes active circuitry to reduce crosstalk.

AmpKit LiNK HD Digital Guitar Interface

AmpKit LiNK HD is a pure digital guitar interface that connects to the 30-pin or Lightning port (using Apple's Lightning to 30-pin Adapter) on your iOS device. LiNK HD is compatible with all newer iOS devices including iPad, iPad 2, iPad (3rd generation), iPad (4th generation), iPad mini, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, and iPod touch (4th and 5th generation). Features:

  • Input and output: LiNK HD not only provides guitar input, but also separate headphone and line out jacks. Ideal for live shows and recording.
  • Charge while you play: With the optional AC adapter, you can charge your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch while you play—a must for gigging.
  • Control at your fingertips: LiNK HD includes control knobs for guitar input level and headphone output level. No need to launch an app to adjust levels.
  • Rugged: Sturdy jacks, robust cable connectors, rubberized non-slip coating.
  • Stays connected: LiNK HD cables use locking connectors where possible to minimize accidental disconnection.
  • Mac compatible: Includes both iOS and Mac cables in the box.

LiNK HD in Action

Agile used LiNK HD exclusively at NAMM 2013, with great results. Our NAMM audio setup: a preview version of AmpKit 1.6 with stereo support running on iPad 4, iPad mini, MacBook Air, and iMac, connected to AmpKit LiNK HD, then via LiNK HD's Line Out jack stereo into a 10-channel Peavey mixer, and finally on to a pair of 1200W Peavey Impulse 12D powered enclosures with amazing-sounding ribbon drivers. We had LiNK HD's AC power adapter connected, so the iPads stayed charged all through the long NAMM show days.

Here's Alex Skolnick showing off AmpKit and LiNK HD in stereo:

Where to Buy

Most major music retailers carry AmpKit LiNK HD, so we recommend checking their websites. Or visit Peavey's AmpKit LiNK / LiNK HD page to find a dealer worldwide.

AmpKit LiNK Analog Guitar Interface

AmpKit LiNK is a best-of-breed analog guitar interface that connects to the 1/8" headset jack on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. LiNK is the ideal companion to AmpKit for iOS devices that aren't compatible with Peavey AmpKit LiNK HD, and includes active circuitry that reduces crosstalk.

Specs:

  • Active crosstalk-reduction circuitry powered by two included AA batteries
  • 15" integrated cable with 1/8" plug connects to headset jack on iOS devices
  • 1/4" mono input jack to connect electric guitar, bass, and line level signal sources
  • 1/8" stereo output jack for connecting headphones, powered speakers, or PA system
  • Works with most recording, processing and tuning apps, including GuitarToolkit

Where to Buy

Most major music retailers carry AmpKit LiNK, so we recommend checking their websites. Or visit Peavey's AmpKit LiNK / LiNK HD page to find a dealer worldwide.