iPad StompBox Updated

iPad Stompbox

Developer 4Pockets has released an updated version of StompBox, its digital effects device for the iPad.

New in Stompbox 1.03:

  • PasteBoard Support in 4Track Recorder – We have added multiple option to allow you to copy songs and loops to and from the PasteBoard in various formats.
  • Ability to Import iPod songs into Media Player – Due to popular request you can now import songs from your iPads iTunes music library directly into the Media Player.
  • MIDI Support – This allows you to use remote pedal board to change patches, control Volume and Wah pedals as well as tap tempo etc. This is completely configurable by assigning midi CC’s to StompBox functions. The Learn feature makes configuring the softer very simple.
  • Shop – We have now added a shop for In-App purchases allowing us to expand the program even more.
  • Loop Station – The first In-App purchase is a real cracker, allowing you to sample loops up to 32 seconds in length. The pedal allows unlimited overdubs with features such as reverse and undo, configurable metronome, pasteboard support for transferring your loops to other apps, and saving to file.

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Antares ATG-6, Auto-Tune for Guitar, Has The Power Of 500 Super-Computers

Here’s an overview and demo of Antares ATG-6, aka Auto-Tune For Guitar.

The Antares ATG-6 is a proof of concept at this point, not a shipping product – also known as a $90 guitar with $40,000 of technology in it.

Antares Bringing Auto-Tune To Your Guitar WIth ATG-6

auto-tune your guitarAntares has announced ATG-6, aka Auto-Tune for your guitar.

Here’s what they have to say about it?

In the years since its introduction, Antares Auto-Tune has literally revolutionized the process of vocal production. And now, with our new ATG-6™ guitar technology, we’re doing the same for guitar.

ATG-6 is a DSP-based suite of functions that offer everything you’ve always wanted from a guitar, along with capabilities you never imagined possible. From flawless intonation to astonishing tonal flexibility to alternate tunings that open up entirely new areas of inspiration and creativity, ATG-6 technology seriously expands the flexibility and range of the electric guitar while letting you continue to play your own way.

Using our new Solid-Tune Intonation system, an ATG-6 equipped guitar constantly monitors the precise pitch of each individual string and makes any corrections necessary to ensure that every note of every chord and riff is always in tune, regardless of variables like finger position or pressure or physical limitations of the instrument. As a result, listening to a guitar with Solid-Tune is a revelation, offering a purity of intonation that has simply never before been possible.

Of course, Solid-Tune is smart enough to know when you want to manipulate pitch, so you can play bends and vibrato exactly as you always do. In fact, Solid-Tune Intonation makes it even easier to bend to the right pitch every time.

What do you think of the idea of Auto-Tune for your guitar?


Free Virtual Guitar Amp For Mac, Windows, ampLion

Free Guitar Amp Software

Audiffex has released ampLion Free, a free virtual guitar amp for Windows and Mac.

It’s a “lite” version of ampLion Pro, a commercial virtual guitar amp by the same dev.


  • Precise modelling technology
  • 5 channels covering wide range of genres
  • Two independent speaker positions
  • Adjustable pickup microphone
  • Noise-gate with soft knee
  • Automatic output volume setting
  • Switchable simulation quality
  • Presets storage

Download it at the Audiffex site.

IK Multimedia AmpliTube 3 Custom Shop

IK Multimedia Custom Shop

IK Multimedia has released AmpliTube 3 Custom Shop, version 3.5 of their amp and effects modeling software.

Here’s what they have to say about it:

The Custom Shop is an entirely new tone shopping experience that is like visiting a real guitar store, but one that is open 24/7 right in the comfort of your own studio. The AmpliTube Custom Shop has the widest offering of legendary, officially certified brands and a price model affordable to anyone for building your truly custom tone.

Every new user can start by downloading a FREE, fully functional version of AmpliTube 3 – both a standalone application and plug-in – with a collection of 24 gear models (9 stomp boxes, 4 amplifiers, 5 cabinets, 3 microphones, 2 rack effects and digital tuner) for recording and mixing in their favorite Mac/Win DAW, for playing on stage or practicing at home.

Then with the new Custom Shop feature – directly accessible within AmpliTube using an online connection – over 200 gear models of stomp boxes, amplifiers, cabinets, microphones and rack effects can be browsed, auditioned and purchased à la carte.

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Amplitube Fender Now Available For Your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch

Amplitube Fender

IK Multimedia has announced that AmpliTube Fender (App Store link), a full-featured Fender Tone guitar rig with built-in recording and practicing studio, is now available for iOS.

Use the AmpliTube iRig interface adapter to connect your guitar to your iPhone/iPod touch/iPad and you’re ready to practice, play and record with that Famous Fender tone everywhere you go.

AmpliTube Fender Features:

  • Real time guitar mobile multiFX + recording app
  • Full rig with 3 simultaneous stompboxes + amp with effects + cabinet + mic
  • 6 Fender™ Stomps — Fender™ Phaser, Fender™ Blender™, Fender™ Tape Echo, Overdrive, Compressor (by registering) and Noise Filter
  • 5 Fender™ Amps with matching Cabinets — ’65 Deluxe Reverb™, ’65 Twin Reverb™, ’59 Bassman™ LTD, Super-Sonic™ and Pro Junior™
  • 2 Mic models, dynamic and condenser
  • Single track recorder (with re-amping) expandable to a full 4 track recording studio with master effects through in-app purchase
  • Import and play songs/backing tracks directly from your iPod library on your device, or from your computer
  • Slow down or speed up the tempo (-50% to +200%) of imported songs without affecting their pitch
  • 36 presets can be saved/named/recalled on the fly
  • Includes tuner and metronome
  • Low-latency for real time playing
  • FREE version also available – can be expanded by adding individual gear models through in-app purchase
  • Fender™ models are also available in AmpliTube 2 for iPhone app through direct in-app purchase

IMPORTANT: if you own AmpliTube 2 for iPhone and you want to add all of the components of AmpliTube Fender into it, DO NOT purchase the AmpliTube Fender app. Instead, add the AmpliTube Fender amps and effects all together or single a-la-carte gear directly in AmpliTube 2 through in-app purchase. Continue reading “Amplitube Fender Now Available For Your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch”

Free Guitar Amp Simulator

free guitar amp simulator

Torpedo PI-FREE is a free amp simulator that features 1 model of power amp simulation (EL34 / AB class), 1 speaker cab (based on a Marshall 4×12) and 1 type of microphone (based on a Shure SM57).


  • Power amp simulation (EL34 / AB class)
  • Miking section : cab based on Marshall 4×12. Microphone based on Shure SM57
  • Advanced algorithm based on convolution processing
  • Post FX section to shape your sound, including : lo-cut, 5 band EQ, Exciter and compressor
  • Ultra low latency processing
  • Customize the GUI to show only the tools you use

Available plugin formats :

  • Mac : AU, VST and RTAS
  • Win : VST and RTAS

Download here.

Studio Devil Guitar Amp For iOS

Studio Devil has introduced Guitar Amp, a guitar amplifier emulation app for your iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch.

According to the company, Guitar Amp brings you the tone of vacuum tube amps using Studio Devil’s proprietary vacuum tube modeling technology.

Select from three different amp styles, three different amplifier speaker cabinets, and tweak gain, level, bass, and treble controls just like on real amps

Tones range from classic clean (GREEN amp), to British Crunch (YELLOW amp), and on to Modern Lead (RED amp). Cabinet choices help sculpt your tone with choices from practice amp, to large combo, or half-stack.

Guitar Amp is available to purchase for $4.99 USD.

Requires headphones and / or a guitar input device (such as the iRig, AmpKit, or similar guitar interfaces) to function correctly.

Gibson Firebird X Guitar Gets Its Own App Store

Gibson Firebird X App Store

Here’s something we didn’t see coming.

Gibson has announced an App Store for guitars – if yours happens to be a Gibson Firebird X.

Here’s what they have to say about it:

We are only using about 20% of the power of the Pure-Analog™ Engine. This leaves enormous possibilities for future enhancements without any hardware changes. The entire Firebird X system is designed to a new Gibson standard which will allow other companies to develop hardware and applications that can integrate with any guitar that uses this standard, including the Firebird X.

Gibson will set up an authorized store – very much like the Apple iPhone/iPad environment – where all vendors can sell their applications, which we will verify are compliant with our system. Like Apple, this involves a sophisticated e-commerce site that removes the hassle and overhead for a development company and just generates a pure revenue stream for the developer.

It is our intention to roll this out to hundreds of thousands of guitars in different price points, giving all fans and consumers the ability to take advantage of this new technology. This eco-system, with a well-specified and published Gibson environment, will open up thousands of enhancements for our customers.


Product enhancements, both paid and free, will be very easy to install via a simple firmware update option in our Tone Editor software. The firmware is downloadable, and updates and upgrades take about a minute.

Sound interesting – as long as you don’t have to reboot your guitar during a gig.

What do you think about the idea of loading up apps on your guitar?

via engadget

Free Guitar Effects App For iPad, iPhone, iShred Live

Frontier Design has released an updated to iShred Live – a free guitar effects app for the iPhone and iPad.


iShred LIVE app puts you in control of an amp simulator with variable overdrive, and starts you with three free built-in effects: the HK-2000 digital delay, the Q-36 Space Modulator/Flanger, and Buzz Kill, a noise gate and filter.

In addition to the killer effects, iShred LIVE gives you these essential guitar tools:

  • 48 user-defined presets set up as 8 color-coded banks of 6 nameable buttons
  • metronome with adjustable tempo, tap tempo, and selectable accent
  • chromatic tuner that helps you tune up quickly and accurately
  • looping music player lets you set up loops and play along with the songs in your music library – *great* for practicing favorite parts

To extend the range of tonal possibilities, these additional effects are available as in-app purchases:

  • Hot Fuzz (super fuzz pedal)
  • Sybil (dual chorus)
  • Trembler (variable waveform tremolo)
  • Adrenaline (adjustable treble booster)
  • Kömpressör (compressor pedal)

It’s a free download in the App Store.