BBC Radio 5 Live features their 'Let's talk about tech' spot every Wednesday afternoon in the UK, courtesy of the BBC Click team. Listeners on the 17th June were treated to a special demonstration and round-table discussion featuring iRig UA.
The regular presenters of the Afternoon Show, as usual, were joined by the BBC Click team who included a guitarist demonstrating iRig UA together with AmpliTube UA running on an Android smartphone.
Their comments give you a flavour of the discussion:
"It's simple to use. If you are a beginner you just tap on the screen on the phone."
"You can fire up the tone and do all different things with it, it is really cool."
"In comparison [to carrying around and wiring up a real amp], it is really impressive - I was pleasantly surprised about how good it was. It sounds really clean, and the best thing is the latency - there is NO delay, it's just so good."
"You've got numerous pedals to choose from, you can learn a lot about how pedals work."
"So, essentially, it's good value."
"It's actually very, very effective."
and the final comment was:
"If you were going out to buy the actual kit you'd be looking at the best part of a grand [£1000], then there's the actual lugging around of all that kit. So you can shrink that all down into your mobile phone - it's bonkers, buskers will love it!"