At the 2012 NAMM Show, Roland and Fender announced the GC-1 GK-Ready Stratocaster guitar as one of the V-Guitar series, am electric guitar that can be directly connected to the GR-55 Guitar Synthesizer and VG-99 V-Guitar System.
Combining an authentic Stratocaster guitar and a special Roland divided pickup with a 13-pin output; the GK-Ready Stratocaster GC-1 can be used with both standard guitar equipment and Roland V-Guitar category products like the GR-55 and VG-99.
To harness this power, Roland developed the GK Divided Pickup, a special pickup that allows each of a guitar’s strings to be processed independently. Connecting a GK-Ready guitar to the GR Guitar Synthesizer or V-Guitar System opens up a world of options, including instant alternate tunings, transforming the guitar sound into another instrument entirely, and more.
Continue reading Roland Intros GC-1 GK-Ready Stratocaster V-Guitar
At the 2012 NAMM Show, Roland and Fender announced the VG Stratocaster G-5, an electronic guitar that fuses traditional design with digital music technology.
Combining Roland’s COSM modelling with Fender’s classic Stratocaster guitar, the VG Stratocaster G-5 gives players instant alternate tunings, a wide selection of electric, acoustic and 12-string guitar models and more.
The 20 sounds onboard the VG Stratocaster G-5 include Fender Stratocaster, Telecaster, humbucking, 12-string, acoustic models, and ‘cutting-edge’ sounds plus five alternate tunings. Continue reading Roland Intros G-5 VG Stratocaster V-Guitar
A quick overview of the GuitarJack Model 2 Audio Interface for iPhone 4, iPad 2, iPad, and iPod touch.
GuitarJack Model 2 connects instruments and microphones into compatible iOS devices via 1/4-inch instrument and 1/8-inch stereo mic/line inputs. When used with the FourTrack and StudioTrack iOS apps, GuitarJack offers stereo recording, simultaneous instrument and voice recording, level control and crosstalk-free input monitoring.
All guitar audio featured in this video was recorded with GuitarJack Model 2, the FourTrack app, and a Taylor SolidBody Standard guitar (shown).
GuitarJack Model 2 is compatible with iPhone 4, iPad 2, iPad, and iPod touch (2nd, 3rd, and 4th gen).
Sonoma Wire Works has introduced the GuitarJack Model 2 audio interface, designed to connect a wide range of instruments, microphones, and other audio hardware to the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch via 1/4 inch instrument and 1/8 inch stereo mic/line inputs.
GuitarJack Model 2 offers stereo recording, simultaneous voice and instrument recording, 60 dB of continuous level control, configurable Pad, Lo-Z and Hi-Z modes, and increased drive for headphones. GuitarJack Model 2 is compatible with iPhone 4, iPad 2, iPad, and iPod touch (2nd, 3rd, and 4th generation).
FourTrack, StudioTrack, TaylorEQ and the new GuitarTone App include the GuitarJack control panel, where users can select an input and set the input/recording level. GuitarJack also provides a input/output solution for third party amp models, tuners and recording apps.
- 1/4 inch (6.5 mm) instrument input – nickel-plated solid brass Switchcraft (10,000 MTBF) jack
- 1/8 inch (3.5 mm) stereo mic/line input – (no phantom power is provided)
- 1/8 inch (3.5 mm) stereo headphone/line output with increased drive for headphones
- Dock connector designed for use without removing most cases
- Sleek and rugged aluminum shell
GuitarJack Software Features: (Control Panel Included in FourTrack, StudioTrack, TaylorEQ and GuitarTone)
- Level Control:
- 60 dB of continuous level control
- Input Modes:
- Instrument (1/4 inch) – mono – Pad, Lo-Z or Hi-Z mode
- Mic/Line (1/8 inch) – mono, dual-mono or stereo – Pad, Normal or Boost mode
- Both inputs – Mic/Line input on left channel and Instrument on right channel
- GuitarTone and TaylorEQ are available for free from the App Store on on iPad, iPhone or iPod touch or at www.itunes.com/appstore/
- Additional Amps and Effects ($19.99 value) enabled in GuitarTone, FourTrack and StudioTrack Apps while GuitarJack is connected
GuitarJack Model 2 is expected to ship in 4-6 weeks and can be ordered now for $149.
This video takes a look at how the new Electro Harmonix 44 Magnum Pedal Power Amplifier can power 2 4×12 guitar cabinets.via easymusiccenter:
This video takes a quick look at the Sonoma Wire Works Guitarjack – a device for connecting your guitar to your iPhone or iPod touch.
Check out this video of the Zoybar TOR – a custom guitar that was ‘printed’ from a computer, using 3D modeling technology.
Here’s how to print your own custom guitar:
- Design an awesome 3D guitar using Blender, an open source 3D modeling application, or customize a 3D model that you find on the Internet
- Print it at an online 3D printing service, like Shapeways
- Put it together and rock
Of course, it would probably help a lot if you know something about 3D modeling software and the capabilities of 3D printers.
The materials for the Tor cost about $175.
At that price, it’s not too hard to imagine printing off your own custom 3D guitar, or sharing models of 3D guitars over the Internet.
Check out the Tor photo and demo and let us know what you think of the possibility that you might ‘print’ your next guitar off of your computer.
The Griffin GuitarConnect Cable turns your iPhone, iPod or iPad into a portable guitar rig/practice room/studio.
Connect the 1/4″ cable to your guitar, bass, or keyboard; then open iShred Live or other instrument effects apps.
- Heavy-duty 1/4″ mono plug connects to your guitar, bass, or keyboard
- 1/8″ (3.5 mm) jack allows you to connect through headphones, amp, or powered speakers
- 6′ total cable length
- Designed and built in conjunction with Frontier Design Group, developers of iShred LIVE, iShred, Guitar, and other apps for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
The Griffin GuitarConnect sells for $29.99.
Kemper Amps has announced the new Kemper Profiling Amplifier – a new amp that ‘learns’ the sound of any amp. The new amp will be unveiled at the NAMM Show 2011 in Los Angeles.
The Kemper Profiling Amplifier is a new concept for guitar amplification in the digital domain. The Kemper Profiling Amplifier “learns” the sonic behavior of any guitar amplifier and offers exactly the tone and feel the player knows from his “real” amp. The times of struggling to “re-find” that magic mic position in front of the speaker are over. Now there will be a profile available of basically any sonic condition the tube amp setup can provide.
That is why the Kemper Profiling Amplifier will come stacked full with profiles of classic tube amps: the british, the californish, the germish … of course including the classic speaker cabinets which are a part of the profiling result.
The Kemper Profiling Amplifier will come as a lunchbox size device ,with all the professional connections for home, studio and on stage use. It is completed with a stomp box section, a master FX section and a set of unique, before impossible parameters for shaping the amp profiles further, from classic architecture to modern. A realistic power amp sagging, which is normally only available at very high volume, is also “a part of the stack”.
The retail price for the Kemper Profiling Amplifier is not decided yet, availability is expected to be in the second quarter of 2011.
Overloud has released TH2, a virtual guitar effect plug-in for Windows and Mac.
Overloud TH2 Features:
- Randall, Brunetti and THD authorized modeling, with models approved by original manufacturers.
- 45 amplifier channels with 125 operating modes.
- 4th generation analog emulation technology.
- 3D, gapless positioning of microphones.
- Advanced cabinet emulations with ReSPiRe 2 technology.
- SLR technology allows morphing between two amplifiers.
- Realistic and easy-to-get rendition of the signal path.
- Easy to build or modify your own signal path.
- Revolutionary GUI, host or MIDI real-time control via Smart Controls.
Overloud TH2 is available now for PC and Mac (standalone / VST / AU / RTAS) for the introductory price of 129 EUR (about $173) instead of the regular price of 219 EUR ($294).