Can I turn my iPhone into a guitar amp?

Author's Note

I first saw an iRig at a CES event a few years ago and I was impressed by the potential for the hardware. The software is really where it's at -- developers have worked hard to create apps that replicate the sounds generated by mountains of physical equipment. Watching a guitarist go from playing a Brian May solo with that distinctive Queen sound to a crunchy grunge riff with just a couple of swipes on a touch screen was a remarkable experience.

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