Incident has introduced the gTar – an iPhone guitar:
Incident began out of a personal need for a guitar that could plug into the computer to compose music digitally. When the first functional prototypes started coming together, we were inspired by innovative musical instruments like the Monome and decided to try adding LEDs to the fretboard. We started to see how fun and easy it was for someone with no musical background to interact with the bright, colorful lights and we knew we had something worth pursuing.
See the kickstarter site for details.
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’.
This is a short intro video for Digitech’s iPB-10 Programmable Pedalboard – an iPad guitar effects pedal.
The Digitech iPB-10 retails for about $500. Continue reading Digitech iPB-10 Programmable Pedalboard (iPad Guitar Effects Pedal)
Multi Eventide stompbox demo jam freakout!
The results of an improvised mess-about tweaking all our in-house Eventide Stompboxes, sometimes all at once. The chain is Suhr Guitar into Eventide ModFactor fed into TimeFactor, then into Pitchfactor, then into a Jet City 50 Watt 2 x 12 Combo amp. Guitar is provided by Source’s resident shredder Ian Iredale, knob twiddling by Alex. You can hopefully get an idea for the sheer range of ideas, sounds and general all round genius these particular pedals provide.
Eventide stompboxes are as much studio effects as they are guitar effects (all are stereo, with selectable Line/Guitar input/output volumes), all sound completely fabulous and are easy to use, but still super super deep.
Mic setup is Shure SM57 on the cone going into a UA 610, RØDE NTG1000 on the rear of the cab, RØDE NTG2 to pick up our voices, all fed into a PreSonus FireStudio Mobile for conversion.
For more info on the Eventide Stompbox range (note the new Space reverb we didn’t have in time for this session!): http://www.eventide.com/AudioDivision/Products/StompBoxes.aspx
To find a dealer in the UK: http://www.sourcedistribution.co.uk/
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This video demonstrates how to make a DIY talk box for bass guitar.
Not the coolest looking effect to use, unless you’re into guys fellating microphones – but it does sound pretty cool.
This video takes a quick look at the Sonoma Wire Works Guitarjack – a device for connecting your guitar to your iPhone or iPod touch.
A lesson on how to play the 12 bar blues shuffle in E on guitar.
Cool!!! Software for guitar players
Record complete songs spontaneously without putting down your guitar. Lay down your riffs and snap them together into a song complete with drums and effects. Riffworks versatile features help guitar players easily capture ideas and record entire songs that include great sounding drums, fabulous tone and polished effects. Guitar players can set the tempo and start recording just by playing their guitar using RiffWorks Junt%u2122 technology. Go to sonomawireworks.com
Guitar Pro 5.1 – Realistic Sound Engine Demo
A Short video demonstrating the Realistic Sound Engine (RSE) in Guitar Pro 5.1. For more information on Guitar Pro software, please visit www.emediamusic.com