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.
Electro-Harmonix NYC Headquarters Tour
http://www.premierguitar.com PG’s Rebecca Dirks is on location in New York, New York, where she visits the Electro-Harmonix NYC headquarters and gets led on a tour by the company’s Founder and CEO Mike Matthews.
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These are the first to parts of a new video series, Slash In The Studio, that takes a look at Slash working on his latest album.
Slash opened up his recording studio, allowing unprecedented access into the mind and music of one of our guitar legends.
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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.
- 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.
Mike Matthews – the founder of Electro Harmonix – talks at the 2012 NAMM Show about a new pedal soon to be released…….The Superego.
At the 2012 NAMM Show, Roland and Fender announced the GC-1 GK-Ready Stratocaster guitar as one of the V-Guitar series, am electric guitar that can be directly connected to the GR-55 Guitar Synthesizer and VG-99 V-Guitar System.
Combining an authentic Stratocaster guitar and a special Roland divided pickup with a 13-pin output; the GK-Ready Stratocaster GC-1 can be used with both standard guitar equipment and Roland V-Guitar category products like the GR-55 and VG-99.
To harness this power, Roland developed the GK Divided Pickup, a special pickup that allows each of a guitar’s strings to be processed independently. Connecting a GK-Ready guitar to the GR Guitar Synthesizer or V-Guitar System opens up a world of options, including instant alternate tunings, transforming the guitar sound into another instrument entirely, and more.
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At the 2012 NAMM Show, Roland and Fender announced the VG Stratocaster G-5, an electronic guitar that fuses traditional design with digital music technology.
Combining Roland’s COSM modelling with Fender’s classic Stratocaster guitar, the VG Stratocaster G-5 gives players instant alternate tunings, a wide selection of electric, acoustic and 12-string guitar models and more.
The 20 sounds onboard the VG Stratocaster G-5 include Fender Stratocaster, Telecaster, humbucking, 12-string, acoustic models, and ‘cutting-edge’ sounds plus five alternate tunings. Continue reading “Roland Intros G-5 VG Stratocaster V-Guitar”
Producer/Engineer Joe Barresi (Tool, Melvins, Queens of the Stone Age, Pennywise, Bad Religion, Chevelle, etc) demonstrates how to mic a 4×12 cabinet and how he gets his guitar sound.
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!