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.

Squier Strat Guitar Offers USB & iOS Connectivity

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The new Squier Strat Guitar offers USB & iOS Connectivity.

The Squier by Fender USB Stratocaster electric guitar gives you a huge range of tones and all the features you expect from Fender—plus the convenience of direct connection to your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Mac.

  • Pickup select switch
  • Pickup volume control
  • Pickup tone control
  • Headphone volume control
  • 1/4-inch passive guitar output
  • 1/8-inch (3.5mm) stereo headphone jack
  • Type Mini-B USB connector offering bi-directional audio streaming

The Squier Strat with USB & iOS Connectivity is available exclusively at the Apple Store.

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Shredder iPad Synth for Guitar With Chordmaker

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Yonac Software has released Shredder 1.1, which now has an added ‘Chordmaker’ feature.

With Chordmaker you can create up to 4-interval chords for each note, or choose from 17 built-in chord definitions. You can also transpose on the fly and save progressions to file.

To play chords, you simply pick the root note on your guitar.

You can also use Chordmaker to control other virtual MIDI compatible apps (such as ORGAN+ seen here) by sending out auto-formed chord messages.

Shredder is available in the App Store.

Shredder – New iPad Synth For Guitar

Shredder Guitar Synthesizer

 

Yonac Software has introduced Shredder,  the first professional iPad guitar synthesizer.

Features:

  • Connect your guitar to your iPad through the USB (such as Apogee Jam, Griffin GuitarConnect Pro, Sonoma GuitarJack 2), Jack/Mic (such as iRig), or use the iPad’s built-in microphone
  • Uses real FM/subtractive analog-modeling synthesis
  • Can also be controlled by the onscreen keyboard, or a hardware MIDI controller
  • Comes with three of our signature stomp boxes: Fuzz Goblin, Ghoul Vibrations, and Echo-Plasm
  • Over 100 presets to get you started; save an endless number of user presets

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GuitarTone Turns Your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad Into A Virtual Guitar Amp

Sonoma Wire Works has released GuitarTone, a new software guitar rig for iOS

GuitarTone includes three free amps and three free effects, with additional tones available for $9.99 per 12-pack.

GuitarTone Features:

  • 3 free effects: Phaser, Drive+ and Va-Room
  • 3 free amps: ’60 Slant, Custom and Tweed Blues
  • More amps and effects: 12 more amps and 12 more effects are free while GuitarJack is connected, or $9.99 per 12-pack
  • Each AmpPack includes several amp styles inspired by iconic and boutique gear: See sonomawireworks.com for which amps inspired these tones
  • Each PedalPack includes a variety of effects: Modulators, Wahs, Distortions, Tools and Time Stretchers
  • Every cabinet has four microphone options: Dynamic, Condensor, Ribbon, and Precision mics can be used with any amp
  • Amp and effect presets: Dozens of hand-crafted presets are included, making it easy to find the tone you need
  • Hundreds of amp, cab, pedal, and mic combinations: Arrange, adjust, and save favorites as unique presets
  • Pre and post effects: Drag one or more effects into an effects chain before or after the amp

Add-On Packs:

  • AmpPack 1: 12 amps for $9.99 or free while GuitarJack is connected (55, ’60, Straight, Black Deluxe, Boost 30, Brilliant 15, Brit Blues, Closed Back Slant, Deviator, Nickeltone 84/64, One-off, Pedal Steel and Tweed Twin)
  • AmpPack 2: 12 amps for $9.99 (100 Slant, 100 Straight, San Antone, Classic Blues, Closed Back, Gambler, Meister, Nickeltone 64/84?, Rootbeer 30, Snakeskin, Tweed Deluxe and Tweed Prince)
  • PedalPack 1: 12 effects for $9.99 or free while GuitarJack is connected (12AX7, Autowah, Chorus, Classic Wah, Compressor, Delay, Funk Wah, Reverb, Scoop, Treble +, Uranium Fuzz and Vibrato)
  • PedalPack 2: 12 effects for $9.99 (Bass Autowah, BP Sweep, HP Sweep, LP Sweep, Parametric EQ, Pocketavia, Smooth OD, Warped Flange, Tape Delay, Tremelo, Triode and Chrome Wah)

Requirements:

  • iPhone 4, iPod touch (4th generation)
  • iOS 4.2 or later

GuitarTone is available now in the App Store as a free download.

iRig Review & Amplitube Review

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This video offers a review and demo of IK Multimedia’s iRig and Amplitube.

The iRig cable is an adapter that allows you to connect you guitar to your iOS device like an iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad. The iRig from IKMultimedia.com retails for $40.

IK Multimedia offers two apps that work with the iRig. One is the free version and the other is the full paid version for $19.99.

GuitarJack Review

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This video takes a quick look at the Sonoma Wire Works Guitarjack – a device for connecting your guitar to your iPhone or iPod touch.

GuitarJack iPhone Guitar Interface Works With Most Guitar Apps

Guitarjack iphone guitar interfaceSonoma Wire Works has announced that the GuitarJack – its iPhone guitar interface is officially compatible with a variety of recording apps, guitar tuners, and audio effects apps, even if they do not have a GuitarJack control panel.

We’ve tried GuitarJack with the following third party apps that do not include a GuitarJack Control Panel and they work great. We’re sure GuitarJack works with many more audio apps!

Amps & Cabs by Ground Up Audio
PocketAmp by Checkeffect.net
AmpKit by Agile Partners
Cleartune – Chromatic Tuner by bitcount

The only amp model that we know doesn’t work is AmpliTube, and we communicated with IK the necessary changes they would have to make in AmpliTube to make it work with GuitarJack.

Sonoma is also preparing the GuitarJack Control Panel SDK for third party developers now, so that other developers can explicitly support the GuitarJack.

Have you used the GuitarJack? If so – let us know your experience working with GuitarJack and third party apps.

Featuring AmpliTube Fender For iPhone/iPad + iRig

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IK Multimedia and Fender introduced AmpliTube Fender at the 2011 Winter NAMM show, an iOS app designed to let you “Get that legendary Fender tone on your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad.” AmpliTube Fender app was developed with tone testing from the tone gurus at Fender.

The app offers 5 Fender amp models:

  • the ’65 Deluxe Reverb
  • the Super-Sonic
  • the ’65 Twin Reverb
  • the ’59 Bassman™ LTD and
  • the Pro Junior

6 Fender stompbox models:

  • Tape Delay
  • Compressor
  • the Blender
  • Phaser
  • Overdrive and
  • Noise Filter.

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