World’s First Face-Controlled Guitar Effect

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This is a preview of Frontier Design Group’s iShred Live, which features a new low pass filter with variable cutoff and resonant frequency control.

The real fun comes in for those of you running iOS 5 on a camera equipped device. Face control!

That’s right, you can control this effect with your face! It uses the new built-in iOS 5 face tracking to watch where your face is and track the cutoff and resonant frequencies when you move it.

Maybe not the most practical way to control it  – but at least they’re trying something new!

Bootsy Collins On Electro-Harmonix Pedals

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Bootsy Collins offers his take on Electro-Harmonix pedals, demonstrating ones that he’s used to create his classic funk sounds, and experimenting with some that are new to him.

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Remember what Bootsy says, “When the funk gets to hot 4 your rump, turn the other cheek!”

What Can iPad Guitar App Do? (JamUp Overview)

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Micah Beverly checks out Positive Grid’s new JamUp iPad app and demonstrates its capabilities in this series of review videos.

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Guitar Multi-Effect Jam Station For iOS

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Positive Grid has introduced JamUp, a new multi-effect guitar app and guitar interface for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch.

JamUp guitar app provides access to 24 hybrid amps/effects, 16 user presets, sound-on-sound phrase sampler, iTunes player with time stretching feature and a chromatic tuner.

Features:

  • 6 multi-stage hybrid amp models
  • 6 matched convolution speaker emulation
  • 14 studio-grade stomp box, racks and processors
  • Supports up to 7 amp/effect simultaneously
  • drag and drop signal path
  • Sound-on-Sound phrase sampler
  • iTunes Jam Player with loop, speed and pitch control
  • Built-in chromatic tuner, metronome and 16 user presets
  • Compatible with JamUp Plug, and most other adaptors, see the full list

The collection of amps and effects packed inside JamUp includes 6 historic amp models and convolution cab simulator, spring and digital reverb, tangy modulations, tape and digital delays, classic and fuzzy distortions, filters, compressors, noise gate and other essentials. Each effect parameter can be accessed with a simple touch. There’s no digging through menus, no learning process and no hassles. A fully configurable signal path allows players to try out different pre and post arrangements, it provides a great and flexible way to create your own tone.

The phrase sampler can capture loops and riffs and create sound-on-sound overdubs. And with the time stretching iTunes player, users can not only play alone with any track from their iTunes library, but also can create a loop and slow it down for further study.

JamUp guitar app works with the JamUp Plug and most other iOS guitar adaptors. The JamUp Plug is an ultra-portable guitar interface for iOS device, with the JamUp Plug, you can connect your guitar with iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch, and enjoy all the jamming and recording features with your headphone, audio interface or PA system.Pricing and Availability:

JamUp Lite (Launch Special 30 days FREE) and JamUp Pro ($19.99) are available in iTunes App-Store now. JamUp Plug US MSRP is $39.95.