Play iPad Synths With Your Guitar & Use Audiobus to Record

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This tutorial takes a look at how to play iPad synth apps with your guitar and then record them using AudioBus.

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Is iPhone Guitar Software More Than Just A Toy?

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It would be easy to dismiss iPhone guitar software as just a toy. But in the right hands, as demonstrated here by Alex Hutchings, it can be used very expressively.

Hutchings jams with Geo Synth and a Boss Rc-300 Loop station pedal.

Jimi Hendrix’s Rig Gets Virtualized On The iPad

amplitube-irig-jimi-hendrixIK Multimedia has released AmpliTube Jimi Hendrix  – a new app that offers virtual recreations of the legendary guitar icon’s pedals and amplifiers..

AmpliTube Jimi Hendrix is a mobile guitar effects processor and recording studio app that lets you play, practice and record with Jimi Hendrix’s gear, anytime and everywhere. Use the iRig or iRig STOMP interface to connect your guitar to your iPhone/iPod touch/iPad, and use iRig MIDI to control AmpliTube Jimi Hendrix with your floor controller.

AmpliTube Jimi Hendrix lets you build a flexible guitar signal chain complete with 4 stompbox effects and an amplifier head with cabinet, plus a single-track recorder (expandable to 8 tracks) for capturing your musical ideas quickly and easily.

AmpliTube Jimi Hendrix features models of all the gear used by Hendrix, including amplifiers like the JH GOLD based on the Marshall JTM45 and the JH DUAL based on the Fender Dual Showman.

AmpliTube Jimi Hendrix also features a Song player section that allows you to play along with songs or backing tracks by importing them directly from your device’s iPod library, or from your computer.  The Song section also includes SpeedTrainer, which can slow down or speed up the tempo of audio material without affecting pitch. A digital chromatic tuner and metronome are also included.

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World’s First iPad Guitar – The Mantaray

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World’s First iPAD GUITAR DJ Frame! – MANTARAY – Demo PART 1

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PRESS RELEASE – FRANZ KELLER DESIGNS Worlds First iPad Guitar / DJ Frame – MANTARAY iTAR ! Sturdy hand cut plexiglass body holds iPad, Kaoss Pad and Kaossilator* in fully usable, yet safe and secure position. Great for live performance! Now use BOTH hands to play your iPad music apps (instead of wasting one in merely holding the iPad.) Use ANY iPad music app to it’s fullest potential! Official Franz K Apps, designed for the Mantaray, will be available soon on the App Store. Designed and hand built in the USA, by artists and musicians! $100 plus S&H Official USA / world distributor: NoiseBug.net – Analogue Synths, Botique Guitar effects and More – LA Area Showroom *Future versions will be designed for other useful sets of gear, and feature interchangeable lock plates for different devices.

iPad Guitar – The Hammerhead AxePad

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WORLD’S Second IPAD GUITAR / DJ FRAME! HAMMERHEAD AXEPAD! All is revealed.

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Gotta see it to believe it! NEW Second Edition of my iPad Guitar / DJ Frame “You Will believe in the power of the iPad Guitar…!”

Guitar Rig Pro 5

Native Instruments has introduced Guitar Rig 5 Pro, the next generation of its guitar effects studio.

The new version expands the comprehensive feature set of the software with additional amplifiers and effects, advanced speaker emulation, and various new creative features that make GUITAR RIG even more powerful both for studio production and live performance.

In a further addition to its carefully selected arsenal of authentically modeled guitar amplifiers, GUITAR RIG 5 introduces the new “Van51″ and “HotSolo+” models, adding two distinctive flavors of heavily overdriven amplification for intense solos and heavy riffs. The comprehensive collection of effects in GUITAR RIG is expanded with six new components – including an additional classic compressor model, the versatile “vintage verb” with various plate and spring emulations, a compact studio-grade convolution reverb based on the acclaimed REFLEKTOR, an analog-modeled 8-band filterbank, the new “stereo tune” chorus, and the unique “Resochord” harmonizer.

GUITAR RIG 5 also introduces the ultimate facility for flexible and intricate speaker emulation with its new convolution-based “Control Room Pro” module. From a comprehensive collection of 27 cabinets and 16 microphones, up to eight cabinets can be combined at a time, each with individual mic placement and room sound controls, enabling an unlimited array of guitar tones for sophisticated studio productions.

The new sidechaining function in GUITAR RIG 5 opens up the world of advanced studio-level dynamic processing, and also perfectly complements the new range of GUITAR RIG-based studio processors such as VINTAGE COMPRESSORS and SOLID MIX SERIES. The sidechain can be assigned to any stereo input of the software, and can be utilized for all compressor modules in GUITAR RIG 5 as well as in several of the Modifier modules, allowing for more refined dynamic processing and a wide range of creative techniques.

The performance features of GUITAR RIG 5 are further enhanced through the new “Container”, which allows users to easily create, control and recall encapsulated effect chains. With up to sixteen flexible macro controls, it also provides extremely powerful and intuitive real-time tone shaping both for guitarists and electronic live performers.

GUITAR RIG 5 PRO will be available in September 2011 for a $199 USD / 179 EUR, and will also be included in the new KOMPLETE 8 and KOMPLETE 8 ULTIMATE bundles. The software will also be available in combination with the RIG KONTROL pedalboard controller as GUITAR RIG 5 KONTROL for a suggested retail price of $449 USD / 399 EUR. A software update for owners of previous GUITAR RIG versions will be available for $79 USD / 69 EUR.

Native Instruments Guitar Rig 5 Pro

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Native Instruments Guitar Rig 5 Pro new effects demo

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This demo shows off the 6 new effects units available in Guitar Rig 5, apologies for the Stereo Tune demo I didn’t realise I had my screencast software setup incorrectly but you will get the idea and the audio is fine.

iRig Stomp Now Available

IK Multimedia has announced it is now shipping its iRig Stomp stomp box guitar interface for iOS devices.

Guitar and bass players can now integrate their favorite iOS signal processing apps into their existing live pedalboard setup, for enhanced tone shaping and effects processing using an iPhone/iPod touch or iPad.

iRig Stomp is based on the AmpliTube iRig interface. It  is compatible with any iPhone, iPod touch or iPad guitar amp or instrument app.

Here’s a demo of the iRig Stomp in action:

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Slash On AmpliTube Slash for iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, Mac/PC

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Slash talks about the new AmpliTube Slash app for iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, Mac/PC

Interesting comments from Slash – “My new album, Apocalyptic Love, was entirely written while we were on tour. By using my iPhone along with IK’s AmpliTube and iRig I was able to capture whatever ideas I had swimming in my head, usually around 4am.”

All versions of AmpliTube Slash feature models of the gear used by Slash in the studio and for his live performances.

Additionally AmpliTube Slash provides a fully integrated multi-track recording studio for capturing ideas quickly and easily or producing entire songs and compositions (via in-app purchase on iOS versions). A robust song player section gives users the ability to play along with songs or backing tracks by importing them directly from their device library or computer.

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New Guitar Plugin Turns Hacks into Shredders

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macProVideo.com, an Online Education Site, today introduced a new guitar plugin, Phoenix Pro, that is ‘guaranteed to turn novice guitar players into rockstars’.

In partnership with Phoenix Digital Audio Teknologies of Germany, macProVideo.com’s team of in-house programers have created a revolutionary audio processor that can physically model the sound of top guitar pros like Eddie Van Halen, Jimi Hendrix, or BB King and apply them to any guitar recording, no matter the skill level of the original player.

Phoenix Pro is due for release Spring 2013 (more info in the video above) at around the $129 mark or higher (or perhaps lower).