I’ve been playing through the iRig Micro Guitar Amp for a few weeks now, and it’s really grown on me. Similar to a Pig Nose Amp, but with added features like iOS and PC/Mac modeling, Aux input, and headphone jack, it’s the next level of guitar amp.
Features of the iRig Micro Amp
This 15 Watt amplifier with 4 inch speaker has 3 modes built-in for the type of guitarist you are. Clean, drive, and lead tones. A volume, gain, and 3 dial EQ allow you to level your sound the way you want.
The amp can also plug into another amp, mixer, or audio device if you need a little more sound out of it. If you need less, there’s a headphone option to play in privacy.
The amp accepts 9-15 V chargers, or just put in 6-AA batteries (not sure why not a simple 9 Volt). Playing time on batteries depends on what you have plugged in, and how hard you are running the amp.
A screw mount is on bottom to attach to a stand.
Using the IK Multimedia Software
Once you connect Amplitube into the amp from your iOS, PC, or Mac computer, the pass-though option allows you to really cultivate the tone. Add a bluetooth switch, and you can have the guitar system on a music stand or attached to a microphone stand.
With Amplitube, you can create loops, fine tune your sounds, add drums, record tracks, and much more.
Cons of iRig Micro Amp
The biggest need for this small box is simply a handle. I find myself moving the amp around a lot, and when you have a guitar in one hand, a handle would be nice to grab it with.
It would have also been nice if there was ability to use both the speaker, and pass through to a mixer. That way, you could use this as a personal monitor on-stage, and then have the cord go to a bigger sound source. But that is a small desire and would expect the amp to need 20-30 Watts for that.
In the Video I play with all settings, along with connect a microphone into the iRig to hear what sounds vocals can produce out of the Micro Amp.