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.
Antares 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?
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.
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 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.
EASY FIRMWARE UPDATES AND UPGRADES
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?
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: