Product Review: IK Multimedia iRig Micro Amp


As seen in Guitar Girl Magazine Issue 9 – Autumn 2019 – Ladies of Metal

You know the saying, “good things can come in small packages,” well this is certainly the case with the new iRig Micro Amp from IK Multimedia. This very portable and lightweight amplifier can produce some pretty impressive tones from its 4” full-range speaker (15W power when plugged in; 7.5W on batteries).

The iRig Micro Amp also has a micro USB jack that allows you to connect your iPad, iPhone, Mac, or PC allowing you to use sounds from your favorite music apps or software. Included is IK’s AmpliTube amp and effects modeling software (Mac/PC) and app (iPhone/iPad), which unlocks an assortment of guitar amps and stompbox effects for free.  The amp can also be used as a speaker to play your favorite music from your phone or computer, so it is very versatile.

With its three analog channels (clean, drive, and lead), you can create some very inspiring tones.

If you are looking to expand your rig, the amp also has an output jack that can be connected to a larger, 4ohm cabinet.

Powered by either 6 AA batteries or a DC in, this lightweight amp is great for playing around the house, studio, or for the musician on the go. With a street price of $149.99, it’s hard not to want to add one of these to your arsenal.

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Born and Raised in Miami, FL, Vanessa started playing music at a young age. Progressing through high school, Vanessa was playing and performing on multiple instruments including guitar, piano and trumpet. She was awarded a scholarship to attend Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. During her time there, she studied the guitar playing of such influences as Pat Martino, Slash, Pat Metheny, John Scofield, Eric Johnson and many others. After graduating with a degree in Music Business, she went on to work with such artists as Pat Metheny and Christian McBride. After years in the business end of the industry, she decided to pursue her own performing career and moved to Atlanta, GA. Once in Atlanta, she was playing with several groups, and doing recording sessions.  A year later, she was chosen as a finalist by Beyonce to audition for her all-girl backup band. Vanessa has traveled the world playing guitar, visiting countries such as France, Germany, Egypt, Italy, Japan, South America and the Caribbean. She has performed on the bill with such renown artists as Darius Rucker, LA Sno, KISS, Skid Row and Paramore. She is currently recording and performing as the front woman for rock trio, BAST.


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