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’.

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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Creating ‘Dr. Frankenstein’s Laboratory’ Using Effects Pedals

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Effects guru Bill Ruppert takes a look at creating ‘spooky’ sounds for Halloween, using just a guitar and Electro Harmonix effects pedals.

The Electro Harmonix Ravish Sitar Pedal

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Effects guru Bill Ruppert, as part of his excellent EHX Effectology series, takes a look at the Ravish Sitar pedal.

No keyboards, samplers or midi pickups were used.

Setting specifics are available in the EHX forum.

Paranormal Guitar Effects (Electro-Harmonix Effectology)

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The latest episode of Bill Ruppert’s excellent Electro-Harmonix Effectology series, Paranormal Guitar, takes a look at creating ‘impossible effects’, using just a standard guitar and EHX pedals.

Settings for each of the sounds is available at the EXH forum.

Misa Kitara Guitar Synth Jam Session

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This is a guitar synth jam on the Misa Kitara:

Check out Yoshiaki kicking in with Kitara, which was delivered to him only 2 weeks ago for beta testing. We like. :)

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Multi Eventide stompbox demo jam freakout!

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Multi Eventide stompbox demo jam freakout!

via SourceDistributionTV:

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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Electro-Harmonix Effectology – Use Your Guitar As A String Synthesizer

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The latest episode of Bill Ruppert’s Electro-Harmonix Effectology series looks at how to turn you guitar into a string synth and tin whistle using effects pedals.

See the EHX site for pedal settings.

New App, Monolith, Turns Your Guitar Into A Moog Synthesizer

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This is a preview of Sentient FX’s upcoming Monolith – an application that turns your guitar into a Moog synthesizer.

Here’s what they have to say about Monolith:

Our guitar synthesisers do not use MIDI to achieve their tones. We feel that the MIDI protocol is too crude to deliver the full range of guitar players’ nuances, rendering performances sterile and lacklustre. Pitch informaion is derived directly using “Literal Nuance Interpretation” which values “feel” above all else.

Somebody once said of conventional MIDI guitars, “it feels like the guitar is playing you, not you playing the guitar”. We aim to put you back in control..

You can use palm muting, harmonics, ebows, sustainiacs and whammy bars with this technology. You don’t have to close old doors to open new ones here.

Monolith is expected for release in Spring 2011.

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