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AmpKit 1.3 Features Trace Elliot, the First Modern Bass Amp Modeled for the iOS Platform

The new version 1.3 of AmpKit, the award-winning iOS guitar and bass amp modeling application from Agile Partners, makes Trace Elliot® the first modern bass amplification system to be modeled for the iOS platform, and the most feature-rich amplifier ever modeled in AmpKit.

For the first time, bass players who use the iOS platform to practice, perform and record can use a fully featured, modern, world-class bass amplifier and cabinet, modeled after the Trace Elliot 1215™combo. Players get all the sophistication they have come to love about the real Trace Elliot amps, including the switchable valve (tube) drive circuit for fat bass distortion and the signature Pre Shape circuit that delivers the classic Trace Elliot tone. Trace Elliot is regarded as the first true specialty bass amplification system.

AmpKit’s Trace Elliot model also includes the famous Trace Elliot 12-band Graphic Equalizer, tuned for bass frequencies, plus the optimized dual-band compressor and a convolution-based simulation of the 1x15 cabinet featuring a specially designed loudspeaker and high-frequency horn—all with the high-quality tone fidelity musicians have come to expect in AmpKit.

AmpKit Version 1.3 also debuts the new breathtaking, 3.1 million-pixel Retina display, which gives users eye-popping graphics of AmpKit’s extensive library of virtual amplifier models. This update also includes extended support for digital guitar interfaces, updated headset input compensation to support the new iPad (3rd Generation) and iPhone 4S, and the ability to save setups for all channels on multi-channel amps.

AmpKit+ Version 1.3 is available now for only $9.99 on the iTunes Store. The Trace Elliot 1215 amp model can also be purchased separately for $3.99. The original AmpKit app is a free download.

Peavey® and Agile Partners, a 2010 Apple® Design Award winner, recently announced thePeavey® AmpKit LiNK™ HD, the next generation of the popular Peavey AmpKit LiNK iOS interface for guitar and bass. Based on USB digital audio technology, the 100% digital Peavey AmpKit LiNK HD eliminates crosstalk and feedback for pristine high fidelity, even with authentic high-gain amp models in AmpKit.

AmpKit LiNK HD features a host of innovations that make virtual guitar amplification—and gigging with your iOS device—more convenient than ever. AmpKit LiNK HD will charge your iPad®, iPhone®, or iPod® touch while you play when connected to the optional AC adapter. And with AmpKit LiNK HD, you can send your signal to a headphone output and a line output, making it the ultimate in convenience and ideal for gigging.

AmpKit LiNK HD connects an electric guitar or bass directly into the dock of an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch via a snug-fitting cable, so it won't disconnect while in use. Together, AmpKit LiNK and AmpKit provide guitar and bass players with a powerful, convenient way to jam wherever they go.

The original Peavey AmpKit LiNK is available now from authorized Peavey retailers. The Peavey AmpKit LiNK HD will be available in Q2 2012. Please visit www.peavey.com/dealerlocator to find a dealer near you.

Apple®, iPad®, iPhone® and iPod® are registered trademarks of Apple Inc.

About Trace Elliot®
Regarded as the first true specialty bass amplifier manufacturer, Trace Elliot® established operation in the U.K. during the 1970s and expanded to acoustic guitar amplification in the 1980s. Musicians and retailers throughout the world laud Trace Elliot's unique circuitry and unmistakable performance and are used by some of the world’s most respected players. The current list of artist endorsers includes Mike Kroeger of Nickelback, Nancy Wilson of Heart, Monte Montgomery, Doug Wimbish of Living Colour, Dominic Aitchison of Mogwai, and Anthony Molina of Mercury Rev. Trace Elliot amplifiers are designed in the U.K. and made in the U.S.A., and distributed throughout North America and Europe by Peavey Electronics. To find out more, visit www.traceelliot.com.

About Peavey®
Founded in 1965, Peavey® is one of the world’s largest manufacturers and suppliers of musical instruments and professional sound equipment. Peavey has earned more than 180 patents and distributes to more than 130 countries. Peavey and its MediaMatrix®, Architectural Acoustics®, Crest Audio®, Composite Acoustics® and Trace Elliot® brands and affiliates can be found on concert stages and in more than 10,000 airports, stadiums, theme parks and other venues around the world. To find out more, visit www.peavey.com.

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