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Positive Grid Releases Bundle

Posted by Mikers On November - 24 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

BIASPositive Grid (www.positivegrid.com) is proud to release its most successful guitar and audio post production apps – JamUp Pro, BIAS, and Final Touch – all bundled up together as the “Guitar Production Bundle for iPad”, offering the ultimate solution for mobile recording guitarists and bassists. Users can now create and design their own dream amp with BIAS, add stunning vintage and modern effects with JamUp, and professionally polish their final mixes with Final Touch, all right in their iPad at a greatly reduced price.

JamUp

JamUp Pro is a complete powerhouse multi-effects processor for guitar and bass. It offers over 100 amps and effects, GarageBand integration, looper, iTunes player with tempo/pitch control, built-in tuner and metronome, live-view, preset manager, MIDI support, and more.

BIAS

BIAS is an amp designer, modeler and processor that includes 36 of the most sought-after vintage and modern amps in rock ‘n’ roll history as a starting point for user customization. Users can modify these amps and virtually build their custom amps by swapping out the tubes, preamp, transformer, tone stacks, cab and mic to create their own distinctive signature sound. Users can also upload their amp creations to ToneCloud, BIAS’ own amp-sharing platform, to share their custom presets with other users.

Final Touch

Final Touch combines seven essential mastering tools into one integrated system: Pre and Post Linear Phase EQ modules, a Dynamics module with a highly flexible stereo/mid-side multiband compressor/limiter, Stereo Imaging, Reverb, and a Maximizer with Comprehensive Dithering and noise-shaping options. The final mix can be exported and shared via email, Dropbox, iTunes and SoundCloud.

The Guitar Production Bundle for iPad retails for $29.99 and is immediately available for download at the iTunes App Store. The app bundle requires an iPad 4 or newer to operate.

Introduction to BIAS (should anyone still need it :)

Guitar Effects

Posted by Mikers On October - 28 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

screen568x568 (1)Guitar Effects transforms your iPhone or iPod touch into a powerful guitar amp & effects studio! Just attach your electric guitar using an interface or a headphones. Guitar Effects is a new effect guitar app and guitar interface for iPhone and iPod Touch.
Guitar Effects app works with the Flanger Plug and most other iOS guitar adaptors. The Flanger Plug is an ultra-portable guitar interface for iOS device, with the Flanger Plug, you can connect your guitar with iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch, and enjoy all the jamming features with your headphone, audio interface or PA system.
Guitar Effects is a digital guitar effect unit for your acoustic and electric guitar.

The concept is simple: While you play your guitar, the microphone of the headset of your iPhone or iPod Touch picks up the sound of your guitar. Guitar Effects applies the distortion effect in real time to the input signal and outputs the result directly over the earphones. As a consequence, your acoustic guitar will sound to you just like an electric guitar that is plugged into an amplifier with a distortion effect unit.

Also, you can play your songs with a great collection of battery and bass samplers.

What you get:

– 5 Effects: Distortion, Chorus, Compressor, Echo and Flanger
– the intensity of the effect can be adjusted continuously
– super low latency between 12 and 23 milliseconds
– high quality audio output at 44.1 KHz
– a great collection of battery and bass samplers
– a Tuner
– and a Metronome

REQUIREMENTS:
– iPhone with any kind of earphones
– iPod Touch 2nd generation with a headset that has an integrated MICROPHONE
The headset’s microphone is essential, because the iPod itself does not have a microphone. We recommend the Apple Stereo Headset with integrated microphone. This headset is not the one shipped with the iPod, it has to be bought additionally.
– iPod Touch 1st generation is NOT supported.
– ready for iPhone 5, 6 and 6 Plus.
– iOS 7 and 8 compatible.

Guitar Effects (AppStore Link) Guitar Effects
Developer: Ricardo Castellanos Herreros
Rated: 4+
Price: $0.99 Download Here

Pearl Guitar Pro

Posted by Mikers On October - 1 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

screen480x480 (16)The premiere 6-string acoustic steel guitar simulator, Pearl Guitar delivers absolutely stunning sound – the most realistic, lush, organic and warm tone you will hear in the mobile digital domain. In addition, Pear Guitar features Retina graphics, smooth animations and stylish parallax effects animating the strings!

Pearl Guitar is a carefully tuned virtual representation of the legendary vintage 1979 Martin & Co dreadnaught, one of the best acoustic guitars in the world. An optimized 76-Mb sound database is further processed by CascadeEQ synthesis, producing pristine clear stereo audio with a nasty bite of accidental roars, movement hums, string noises and guitar body resonances.

The strumming feels natural; the smooth, dynamic sound varies as you adjust your playing speed. After just a little training, the performance is hardly distinguished from a real guitar. There is also a metronome and a conga drum machine which provide rhythm assistance.

Pearl Guitar offers a novel way to play impressive solo passages – SoloBoard, a button matrix that represents the notes within the detected scale. You can bend the strings and slide between frets, discovering new melodies and progressions.

Record your singing along with the guitar by connecting a headset (like EarPods) or just headphones. Overdub several takes if needed. The minimalistic interface provides instant access to the recording and metronome features. A “Smart Follow” option highlights the next correct chord in the sequence of the song.

This version offers Audiobus, File Manager, and the Chords menu, as well as the ability to make your own songs using the built-in 1000+ chord database (with variations), or your own custom created chords. Songs can be exchanged with the community over Internet.

Premium Mode brings:

+ A virtual 1979 Martin acoustic steel guitar
+ Unprecedented sound realism
+ True stereo output
+ CascadeEQ synthesis – lush and warm sound
+ Guitar body hits and hums, string noises
+ Variable strumming speed
+ Conga Drum Machine
+ Up to 16 chords per song
+ “Smart Follow” highlights the next chord
+ “SoloBoard” – unique solo interface
+ Record to .WAV with a single tap
+ Record singing using a headset or mic
+ iTunes File Sharing support
+ 16 most popular chords
+ Chord Menu (edit songs, chords and sequences, exchange with the community over internet)
+ 1000+ chord database with variations and custom chords
+ File Manager with sharing options (Dropbox, Audiocopy, Email)
+ MIDI record (along with .WAV), virtual and hardware in/out
+ Audiobus functionality.

Pearl Guitar Pro (AppStore Link) Pearl Guitar Pro
Developer: WL Online Marketing LLC
Rated: 4+
Price: $5.99 Download Here

iTrack Pocket

Posted by Mikers On September - 30 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

From the masterminds at Focusrite comes this natty little gadget designed to take the hassle out of video recording yourself performing live, and getting decent sound in the process!

 

9999-16068-2iTrack Pocket is a portable, high quality stereo microphone and guitar input that lets you create and share exceptional videos using your iPhone.

Designed for singer-songwriters who want their YouTube videos to sound as great as they look, it lets you easily apply mastering effects and share directly to YouTube with outstanding quality your subscribers will love.

Key Features

Built for YouTube Performers

Simply connect your iPhone, choose some effects, press record and edit in seconds. Your finished performance will be automatically mastered and uploaded to YouTube with outstanding quality.

Instant HD Recording

Look and sound amazing on YouTube, by recording your performance in HD video with high quality stereo audio.

Designed for Singer-Songwriters

The stereo microphone captures clear, detailed recordings of your performance: vocals, guitar, piano or any other instrument.

Great Guitar Sound

The dedicated guitar input and included amp simulation makes it easy to record amazing sounding guitar at the touch of a button.

Take It Anywhere

Fits in your pocket, powered by your iPhone and designed to sound great in any situation, so you can use it wherever you take your phone.

Officially for iPhone

Approved by Apple, so you can connect to any lightning compatible iPhone with the Lightning cable included. Officially supports iPhone 5, iPhone 5C, iPhone 5S.

Grab more details here – http://global.focusrite.com/ios-audio-interfaces/itrack-pocket#key-features

 

ToneStack GO

Posted by Mikers On September - 15 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

screen480x480 (1)ToneStack GO is the ultimate in signal processing: with the largest variety of amps & FX, the latest advancements in modeling technology, and an unbelievably powerful yet simple interface – it simply shreds all the other guys. 

Right away, enjoy a classic amp & cab, and 7 meticulously designed FX. Expand to a total of 24 amps & cabs, and 71 FX – the largest collection on iOS. 

Thanks to ToneStack GO’s state-of-the-art “Virtual Circuit” technology, each ToneStack GO unit is the digital mirror image of a real analog topology. Unlike other FX apps that try to copycat with EQing and other gimmicks, ToneStack GO recreates the intricate designs of the real thing. The result is a warm, responsive tone with the natural behavior you find in analog units. 

Amazing Selection of Pro Amps & FX 

ToneStack GO offers a huge range of amps, cabs & FX: sizzling tube amps, iconic stompboxes, pro-grade rack units, and high-end reverbs make ToneStack GO the most complete plugin suite on the iOS. 

ToneStack GO also brings many powerful guitar FX to the iOS for the first time: polyphonic octaver, harmonizer, realistic spring reverbs, virtual-reel tape delays are just a few examples.

The Most Versatile Signal Chain on iOS 

Why be limited with just 4 or 8 FX that other guys max you out at? ToneStack GO lets you run a whopping 64 amps & effects simultaneously* so you can let your imagination run wild. 

For even more power, ToneStack GO includes a unique ABY unit not found in other FX apps. Split your signal anywhere: run dual amp setups, switch or blend FX chains, or multiplex your signal via frequency splitting – countless permutations, all up to you. 

You can match any amp with any cab (all cabs have 3 mics with distance & position settings); you can insert any unit anywhere – even between amps and cabs like a true FX loop. Managing your signal chain is as easy as dragging and dropping an icon! 

All the Pro Features of iOS 

Enjoy the full power of the platform’s top MIDI and Preset systems. MIDI learn is super-intuitive thanks to ToneStack GO’s interface: all the amp & FX controls are MIDI-programmable. Effortlessly create UNLIMITED banks and presets – share them at the touch of a button. ToneStack GO is an Inter-App Audio effect, and works in any Audiobus slot. 

Highlights 

• “Virtual Circuit” amp & FX modeling technology 
• Units modeled after real-life topologies 
• ABY: split signal anywhere, use dual amp setups, blend, pan or switch FX chains & more 
• Complete collection: 24 amps & cabs, 71 FX, with stompboxes & rack-units and more! 
• 64 simultaneous amps & FX* 
• Independent amps & cabs 
• 3 mics per cab w/ distance & position setting 
• 8-Track recorder w/ 2 tracks free 
• Tapedeck w/ punch looping, sample-accurate rec, pitch/time manipulation, FX send & more
• Tuner w/ permanent & fullscreen modes 
• Metronome, tap tempo, settable time signature 
• BPM sync mods & LFOs 
• onSTAGE mode w/ quick preset load & FX toggle 
• Unlimited banks & presets; easy preset sharing & more 
• Extremely powerful MIDI: control any amp or FX parameter 
• Easy MIDI Learn 
• MIDI prog changes + bank & preset up/down 
• Audiobus: input, FX, output, state-saving 
• Inter-App Audio FX 
• Audio copy/paste, email, WiFi, iTunes sharing 
• And a lot more! 

ToneStack GO (AppStore Link) ToneStack GO
Developer: Yonac Inc.
Rated: 4+
Price: Free Download Here

VITALtuner

Posted by Mikers On September - 15 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

screen480x480Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned pro, VITALtuner™ is simply the best way to tune your instrument. Why? Keep reading and we promise to not disappoint.

• Limited time Offer – 20% off! Download now and get all features for one low price with absolutely no hidden in-app purchases.
• Brought to you by Otreus, the makers of acclaimed hit app StudioMini®.

COMPLETE TUNING SOLUTION
• Just bought your first mandolin and don’t have the slightest idea how to tune it?
• About to go onstage and perform Beethoven’s Violin Concerto?
• Want to down-tune your guitar and play along with Jimi?
• In the studio and the producer is asking for an alternate banjo tuning?
• Interested in exploring an obscure temperament for your harpsichord?

With VITALtuner the above scenarios are covered with ease. And there is so much more you can do.

MOBILE TUNING DONE RIGHT
VITALtuner was designed from inception for unsurpassed professional quality tuning accuracy that you can use seamlessly in any musical setting. A truly universal tuner for all instruments with a custom tuning engine designed from the ground up to cover a massive range of pitches. From a low C extension on a double bass to a high C on a piccolo, you’re covered.

TUNING MODES – LIKE 4 TUNERS IN 1
4 unique modes custom designed to cover any musical settings you may find yourself in, regardless of your skill level.
• Advanced Mode. Unmatched tuning accuracy with a virtual needle that has been perfected for fluid movement and intuitive tuning. 
• Easy Mode. Great for beginners, it offers extra help tuning. Virtual LEDs provide steadier movement for effortless and quick tuning.
• Stage Mode. Same feel and accuracy as Advanced Mode, but designed to be viewed from a distance. Always clearly visible, on a music stand or across the stage.
• Stage-Bright Mode. Designed for outdoor use when direct sunlight makes screens hard to see.

FEATURE HIGHLIGHTS
• Temperaments & ‘Sweeter’ Tunings. 100 thoroughly researched historical and contemporary temperaments, along with ‘Sweeter’ tunings refined for specific instruments. Create and save custom temperaments.
• Tunings. 130 standard and alternate tunings spanning 40 instruments included. Target Pitches display guides you to your notes.
• Concert A Calibration. Set concert pitch with 3 decimal point accuracy (e.g. A4=441.234)
• Pitches. Play highly accurate tuning reference pitches using familiar keyboard layout. A4 & Temperament settings adjust pitches accordingly.
• Concert Pitch Notation. See detected pitch displayed in standard music notation.
• Decibel Meter & Peak Meter.
• Custom high precision tuning engine available only with VITALtuner. Accuracy and pitch detection on par with piano technician tuners worth thousands for dollars.

VITALtuner is a Universal app supporting all iPhone, iPad, iPad mini & iPod touch devices on iOS 7 and higher.

VITALtuner™ (AppStore Link) VITALtuner™
Developer: Otreus Inc.
Rated: 4+
Price: $4.99 Download Here

ConoTune

Posted by Mikers On September - 15 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

about-mock (1)ConoTune is a tuner application. You can check whether your instrument’s pitch is correct or incorrect with this application. In addition you can see wave line of your instrument’s sound.

——- Functions ——-


- Tuner
With tuner function, you can check whether your instrument’s pitch is correct or incorrect.
Well designed analog interface is available.

- Metronome
You can use metronome with tuner function.

- Wave View
You can see wave line of your instrument’s sound, also the spectrum of sound.

- Landscape View
Landscape view is supported. With landscape view, you can use Tuner easier on your music stand.

ConoTune (AppStore Link) ConoTune
Developer: conol, Inc.
Rated: 4+
Price: Free Download Here

BIAS gets Expansion Packs

Posted by Mikers On July - 9 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

Insane Power AmpPositive Grid (www.positivegrid.com) expands the popular custom amp modeler with three new dedicated expansion packs: Glassy, Crunch, and Insane. Guitarists and bassists will now be able to add further customization to their BIAS preamp, power amp, and cabinet modules by tone styles: from glassy clean tone, to classic british crunch, to insanely saturated distortion.

BIAS includes 36 of the most sought-after vintage and modern amps in rock ‘n’ roll history as a starting point for user customization. Now, along with the new Glassy, Crunch, and Insane packs, BIAS also includes a new easy-to-use 8-band EQ with the purchase of any pack, as well as a new BIAS store and better JamUp integration –another Positive Grid app consisting of several multi effect stompboxes-. As always, user can share it with other musicians on Positive Grid’s proprietary social network, ToneCloud.

Reaction From The Pros

Major recording and performing artists test drive BIAS with overall positive feedback about it’s endless amp customization capabilities.

“BIAS is an amazing amp creation app; being able to extensively modify any head ‘virtually’ and achieve these kinds of tones is incredible! Who would have ever thought you could turn your iPad into a monster guitar amp!” – Glen Drover, legendary former guitarist for Megadeth, King Diamond, and Testament.

“BIAS is the best option in quick studio and on tour recordings. It’s the best virtual amp you’ll find anywhere in this world and dimension.” – Charlie Parra, YouTube sensation with over 50 million views.

“BIAS is the best amp modeling app I have ever played. It’s really musical and I feel like I’m playing with a real tube amp.” – Jack Thammarat, fusion guitar virtuoso and 2009 Guitar Idol winner.

BIAS retails for $19.99; new Glassy, Crunch, and Insane Packs retail for $9.99 each. All are immediately available for download at the iTunes App Store. The app requires an iPad 2 or newer to operate.

For more details, visit www.postivegrid.com or follow the company via Twitter (@PositiveGrid) or Facebook (www.facebook.com/positivegrid).

Related videos

BIAS – Glassy Expansion Pack – http://youtu.be/dTX3NNrX9Xg

BIAS – Crunch Expansion Pack – http://youtu.be/_QPMX-O0Ysg

BIAS – Insane Expansion Pack – http://youtu.be/68-koaki2DE

BIAS - Guitar Amp Designer and Modeler (AppStore Link) BIAS - Guitar Amp Designer and Modeler
Developer: Positive Grid Inc
Rated: 4+
Price: $4.99 Download Here

BIAS - Guitar Amp Designer and Modeler for iPhone (AppStore Link) BIAS - Guitar Amp Designer and Modeler for iPhone
Developer: Positive Grid Inc
Rated: 4+
Price: $4.99 Download Here

StompBox Band

Posted by Mikers On June - 29 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

StompBox Band – Dual Effect Racks for your iPad, specifically designed for Bands on a Budget and Guitarists who require a dual rack setup. 

You can use StompBox Band Edition to provide two separate effect racks for different band members and output either a mix or separate outputs to your amps. 

You can even pass a single guitar through both effect chains and morph between the two depending on how loud you play! 

Band Edition also has a built in Chord Explorer and Song Mode, allowing you to save commonly used patches and chords to song files. Use the Chord Explorer to audition your patches whilst making modifications. 

screen480x480 (1)StompBox Band supports AudioBus and Apple’s Inter-App Audio making it an excellent general purpose audio processing tool for all musicians, not just guitarists. 

Simply listen through a pair of headphones, or attach external amplification to truly experience the program in all its glory! 

StompBox and StompBox Free Owners can quickly and easily share their In-Apps Purchases with StompBox Band, no need to buy them twice. 

Features 
Guitar and Bass Multi FX Processor 
Process 2 Effect Racks at the same time 
Dual Channel Mode (Dynamic Switching) 
18 Unique Effects available 
Chain upto 12 Simultaneous Effects 
Media Player with Time Stretching 
4 Track Loop Recorder (In-App Purchase) 
Metronome/Chromatic Tuner 
Supports Audio Multi-Channel Interfaces 
Save 12 banks of 6 patches 
Virtual Foot Controller 
Virtual Whammy Pedal 
Tap Tempo 
Compatible with range of hardware interfaces 
3 Unique Skins 
Programmable MIDI Control 
Chord Explorer 
Song Mode 

StompBox Band (AppStore Link) StompBox Band
Developer: Limelight Software
Rated: 4+
Price: $21.99 Download Here

AmpliTube Orange

Posted by Mikers On April - 25 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

screen480x480 (5)Turn your iPad® into the ultimate mobile Orange guitar/bass multi-FX processor and recording studio! Use the iRig HD, iRig or iRig STOMP interface to connect your guitar to your iPad, and use iRig MIDI to control AmpliTube with your floor controller. 

AmpliTube Orange was developed with careful guidance from the tone gurus at Orange to ensure the authenticity of the sound. Derived from the award-winning desktop recording studio version, AmpliTube Orange for iPad lets you choose from 6 Orange amp models and 3 stompbox models. 

AmpliTube Orange for iPad is now Audiobus compatible, meaning it can be opened inside the Audiobus app (a 3rd-party app that requires a separate purchase) and connected to other compatible apps, opening up many more creative options. 

The built-in Speed Trainer is a robust practice tool that lets you import audio and change tempo without affecting pitch. Load songs, backing tracks or loops from the Music library on your device, or from a computer, and play along. Slow down material (-50%) to learn complex riffs, or speed up material (+200%) to enhance your playing skills.

As a multi-FX processor for guitar, bass or any instrument, you can build your Orange rig with 4 simultaneous stompbox effects that go into an amp head, speaker cabinet and mic. Each element has full and separate controls for ultimate ‘tweak-ability’. 

AmpliTube Orange is also a recording and production studio with a built-in single-track recorder with re-amping ability, which you can expand to a full-featured 8-track recorder with master section via in-app purchase. The new AutoFreeze feature lets you add separate effects chains to each track and tweak them later, if desired. A new 2-measure preroll feature makes it much easier to come in on time when recording.

Capture ideas quickly and share your work by exporting high-quality audio files or M4As. Record your band or produce full songs directly in AmpliTube Orange.

AmpliTube Orange for iPad features:

- Real-time guitar and bass mobile + recording app
- Full rig with 4 simultaneous stompboxes + amp with effects + cabinet + mic
- Inter-App Audio support (available on iOS 7 only)
- Audiobus compatible: works in any of the 3 Audiobus “slots”
- 4 stompbox models — Highway Drive, The Shaker, Echo Trip (by registering), and Noise filter
- 6 Orange amps with matching Cabinets — OR50™, Rockerverb 50™, Thunderverb 200™, Tiny Terror™, AD 30™, AD 200 Bass MK3™
- Dynamic + condenser mic models
- Ultra-realistic tones derived from the AmpliTube Orange™ Mac/PC software
- Single track recorder (with re-amping and preroll) expandable to 8-track studio with master effects through in-app purchase
- AutoFreeze allows for separate, tweakable effects per track on the multitrack recorder 
- Import songs/backing tracks directly from your Music library on your device or from your computer
- Export via E-mail, SoundCloud, FTP or File Sharing
- NO VOICE feature removes the lead vocal or guitar solo from imported songs
- Change the tempo (-50% to +200%) of imported songs without affecting their pitch
- Digital audio in/out 
- MIDI controllable 
- Powerful preset system
- Includes tuner and metronome
- Low-latency for real time playing
- Can be incorporated into AmpliTube 3 for iPad app via in-app purchase

More details at – www.amplitube.com/orangeipad

AmpliTube Orange for iPad (AppStore Link) AmpliTube Orange for iPad
Developer: IK Multimedia US, LLC
Rated: 4+
Price: $6.99 Download Here
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