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.

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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Shredder for iPhone Guitar Synth (Sneak Preview)

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Here’s a sneak preview of Yonac Software‘s just announced Shredder for iPhone.

Shredder is an app that lets you use your iPhone (or iPad) as a guitar synthesizer.

Here’s the official description:

SHREDDER for iPhone – Synth for Guitar:

Raspy synth swells? Gotcha covered. Bass-doubled riffs? Yup. Strings ‘n Things for beefing up the mix? Ditto. No special synth pickup needed.

SHREDDER is a synthesizer controlled by your guitar. Pop it on, plug in your guitar, hit the “Guitar Synth” button and start jamming. SHREDDER comes with a true analog synth engine including dual oscillators, 3 types of filter, a dedicated FM envelope as well as other goodies like dual LFOs, a virtual pedalboard and more. Chose among 100+ built-in presets, or create and save endless ones of your own.

SHREDDER comes with a dedicated guitar mix fader to mix in your guitar, and has attack and decay sensitivity faders to allow you to customize guitar tracking to your playing and input interface, whether its a USB in, a guitar adapter or the plain built-in mic. Headphones are required with use of the built in-mic.

We’ll keep an eye out for this. It’s officially ‘coming soon’.

Griffin Intros GuitarConnect Pro

At the 2012 NAMM Show, IK Multimedia introduced the GuitarConnect Pro – a new adapter that lets you plug your guitar into an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.

Plug your instrument into the 1/4″ jack and you have a digital connection from your instrument into your iOS guitar software.

Features:

  • Plug your guitar or other musical instrument into your iPad, iPhone 4 or iPhone 4S
  • Turn your iPad or iPhone into a compact performance or practice rig
  • Noise-free, all-digital connection from your instrument to GarageBand
  • Dedicated gain control for instrument input
  • GuitarConnect Pro is AppPowered

GuitarConnect Pro is available now for $79.

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.

The Peavey AmpKit LiNK HD Guitar Interface

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Alex Skolnick tries out the Peavey AmpKit Link HD guitar interface at the 2012 NAMM Show.

He plugged a looper between his guitar and AmpKit, and went to work instantly. He starts with a clean jazz sound – but wait a minute and he gets the epic shred on.

Features:

  • The only charging guitar interface: optional AC adapter charges your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch while you play.
  • Stays connected: uses cable with dual locking connectors, rather than relying on friction fit – it just can’t fall out.
  • Input and Output: LiNK HD is not only guitar in, but also headphone and line out.
  • Control at your fingertips: control knobs for guitar input level and headphone output level. No need to launch an app.
  • Mac and PC: LiNK HD works as a guitar interface for your Mac and PC, too. USB cable included.
  • Built solid: sturdy jacks and cable connectors. Rubberized, non-slip coating feels great and reduces sliding.

AmpKit LiNK HD is expected to be available in the second quarter of 2012.

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!

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.

AmpKit 1.2 In Action – Here’s What’s New

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Here’s a quick demo of AmpKit 1.2 for iPad. All the audio you hear was produced by AmpKit 1.2 and AmpKit LiNK.

AmpKit 1.2 is a big release, featuring tone and simulation improvements – including: dual-stage amp simulation, convolution-based cabinet simulation, adaptive input compensation, an upgraded Noise Gate, and solo and mix output shaping

New gear includes:

  • Budda Superdrive 30 Series II.
  • Fargen Olde 800, Super Collider and Hot Mod Baby Blues amps.
  • Rocktron Zombie Rectified Distortion and Cottonmouth Fuzz effects.
  • Sonic Edge J&J Overdrive and Tumbleweed Clean Boost & Compression effects.
  • Two great new models of classic high-gain amps, the Sultan Rack 88 and the Uber Xtreme 101.

via agilepartners

iRiffPort Guitar Jack For iPhone, iPad

iRiffPort guitar iphone jack

iRiffPort is a new guitar jack for the iPhone and iPad.

Features:

  • Turns your iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch into a practice guitar amplifier and effects processor
  • Designed for electric guitar and bass
  • Integrated 6 foot cable with instant setup
  • Digital Audio IO with Low Noise Guitar Preamp
  • Core Audio complaint; works with virtually all audio Apps

Pricing and availability are to be announced.