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’.
Yonac Software has introduced Shredder, the first professional iPad guitar synthesizer.
- 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
Continue reading “Shredder – New iPad Synth For Guitar”
Effects guru Bill Ruppert takes a look at creating ‘spooky’ sounds for Halloween, using just a guitar and Electro Harmonix effects pedals.
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.
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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Tutorial on programming the Roland GR-55 to duplicate the distinctive sounds of the Roland GR-300, as heard on the vintage Pat Metheny/Lyle Mays tune, Are You Going With Me?
Includes tips on using the control assignment page.
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.
Roland has released the GR-55 Guitar Synthesizer, the company’s latest guitar synth. Combining PCM synthesis with digital instrument modeling from the VG-99 V-Guitar System, the GR-55 represents Roland’s latest advances in guitar synthesis. Here’s a demo of the Roland GR-55 guitar synth in action:
Roland has released the GR-55 Guitar Synthesizer, the company’s latest guitar synth.
Combining PCM synthesis with digital instrument modeling from the VG-99 V-Guitar System, the GR-55 represents Roland’s latest advances in guitar synthesis.
Here’s a demo of the Roland GR-55 guitar synth in action: Continue reading “Roland GR-55 Guitar Synthesizer Now Available”
Electro-Harmonix’s Bill Ruppert offers his take on recreating classic Moog synthesizers sounds with a guitar and some effects pedals.
This is the latest in Ruppert’s great series, EHX Effectology, in which Ruppert tries to “create a remarkable collection of impossible sounds using just a regular guitar and EHX effect pedals.”
No keyboards, samplers or midi pickups were used.
In this episode I show how to turn a regular guitar into a Moog synthesizer!
There is a demonstration of the famous recording Switched-on Bach and Emerson Lake and Palmer’s classic synthesizer solo from the song ‘Lucky Man”.
Both records featured the epic original Moog modular synthesizer.
Midi Guitar Jam (with Native Instruments FM8 and Ableton Live)
I recently got Native Instruments FM8 software synth and I’ve been getting some good sounds for Midi Guitar with it. Using Ableton Live 6 I am able to load (and arm for recording) six instances of FM8. That way I can play the synth in a natural guitar-like manner. What I mean is that I can bend one string, sending a pitchbend message for one string (one midi channel) without that message bending the pitch of what’s happening on all the other strings. It seems to work rather well. I thought that it might be of interest to other midi guitarists.