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Ampkit

Posted by dazz26 On August - 29 - 2010 ADD COMMENTS

Ampkit the new guitar amp and stompbox simulator has finally ben released.

A joint venture between Peavey and Agile Partners, Ampkit looks very promising indeed.

Agile Partners and Peavey Electronics are proud to announce AmpKit, the ultimate iPhone amp and pedal studio with extensive recording and re-amping capabilities, and AmpKit LiNK, a high fidelity electric guitar interface.

AmpKit is available in two versions:

AmpKit is a free app, available on the iTunes App Store, that comes with a Peavey ValveKing amp (clean and very-high-gain lead channels), two ValveKing cabinets (4×12 and 1×12), two pedals (Noise Gate, Elevenizer overdrive pedal), two mics (Workhorse 57 dynamic mic, Germann 87 condenser mic), and a built-in Noise & Feedback Filter.

AmpKit+ is a paid app ($19.99 in the US App Store) that includes everything in the free version PLUS the following additional gear at less than half their individual prices: Peavey 3120 amp with clean, rhythm, and ultra-high-gain lead channels and matching 4×12 cabinet; Colonel Vintage amp paired with matching 4×10 and 1×12 cabinets; Vintage Brit amp with matching 2×12 cabinet; and distortion, fuzz, compressor, chorus, phaser, flanger, reverb, and 10-band EQ pedals!

In both AmpKit and AmpKit+, an amazing array of additional gear modeled after real-world equipment is available for purchase through an in-app Gear Store. AmpKit has more than twice the number of components of other apps, with more gear coming!

Features:

  • Over 60 predefined amp and pedal setups
  • Easily create and save an unlimited number of custom setups, with a dozen or more active pedals in each setup
  • Record as you play: AmpKit creates both “dry” (guitar signal before effects are applied) and “wet” (guitar signal with effects applied) recordings
  • Ability to “reamp”: re-record a previous session, applying a new amp and pedal setup
  • Realistic simulations of high-gain amps (e.g., Peavey ValveKing and 6505+) that you can listen to with headphones (be sure to use AmpKit LiNK which has special crosstalk / feedback reduction circuitry)
  • Mic positioning control
  • Ultra-low latency (i.e., not even noticeable)
  • The same high-precision tuner and metronome technology used in GuitarToolkit
  • Upload dry recordings for reamping, or your favorite songs and backing tracks to play along with
  • Download AmpKit recordings to your computer, email recordings, or share using SoundCloud

More info and video here

Glocken Jr.

Posted by dazz26 On August - 29 - 2010 ADD COMMENTS

Glocken Jr. is a beautiful little app for iphone and ipod touch.

As the name suggests, it’s a glockenspiel.

It has a simple, clean interface. The sounds I’m guessing are sampled from a real glockenspiel because it sounds fantastic.

There are a few traditional songs built in to the app to listen to, and be guided through to learn yourself.

This app is not new. I came across it while listening to Falling for a Square.

FFAS (Jason Sposa) makes soft electronic music with iphone apps and uses the Glocken Jr. beautifully.

I highly recommend checking him out.  fallingforasquare

I really like it. You might too.

Grab Glocken Jr. now –

iJbass

Posted by dazz26 On August - 23 - 2010 ADD COMMENTS

There’s a new Bass guitar app on the block. iJBass.

Here’s what developers Sardine Studios have to say.

Early 70’s J-bass in your pocket!
iJBass is a bass app which reproduces vintage J-bass’s look & feel. Playability panel makes this nice looking bass accommodate realtime playing by placing your favorite intervals as buttons.

For best results we recommend playing iJbass through external outputs.

Features :
– Authentic vintage bass look & feel
– Hi-quality sound samples from original 1971 J-bass
– Fully configurable playability panel supports diverse playing style with 6 factory presets and 3 user presets
– Muting is easily controllable to play your own groove
– Scrolling fretboard, by dragging screen or tilting device
– Floating bar makes open string accessible at any time.
– Vibration or trill by shaking device
– Left-handed mode

Grab iJBass now –

Soundprism

Posted by dazz26 On August - 23 - 2010 ADD COMMENTS

Soundprism from Audanika is a is a brand new music composition tool for the ipad.

It’s a gorgeous looking app with a unique interface, that breaks away from the traditional keyboard layout making it easy for anyone to write beautiful music.

Grab Soundprism now –

New iPad synth in the works

Posted by dazz26 On August - 7 - 2010 ADD COMMENTS

Just saw this over at Matrixsynth. Looks awesome!

Noise Machine

Posted by dazz26 On August - 7 - 2010 ADD COMMENTS

Another great little noise app is Noise Machine. It’s not free, but it is cheap and a lot of fun.

Originally for iphone and ipod touch, there’s now an ipad version as well.

An experiment in touch based controls of pitch and volume for multiple tones resulted in an app that’s fun to interact with, and produces a wide range of different sounds and textures.

Drag some dots into the work area and carefully position for controllable out of phasing, or shake the device to randomize the whole mess.

Use touch to position up to 40 tones in the work space
Slider controls for motion setup
Pause so you can grab the fast moving ones
Save/load your compositions (can they be called that?)
Auto save/load of active composition when exiting/starting app
Shake device to randomize all active tones
Individual tone randomization option
Help screen

Version 1.2 has features and bugfixes:

Global volume multiplier control added
Global Pitch multiplier control added
Cleaner audio
– random partial beats removed
– Audio pops when saving/loading/resetting removed
Beat tempo controls now have a ‘synch’ button: in 1.1 the different beats could get out of synch as each note as it’s own beat counter, this keeps them all using a global beat counter. An option since out of synch beats can be quite interesting.
Dragging a note doesn’t stop the notes beats.
Reset now resets the local beat tempo multiplier
Reset resets the global beat tempo
Shake now randomises beats for the active notes
Save and Load UI reduced to make way for more UI – you now pick the save/load slot first, then pick the operation (save or load). Saved patterns are unaffected.
Slider pips would load slightly offset from expected positions.

Grab Noise Machine now –

Noise anyone? Anyone for noise?

Posted by dazz26 On August - 7 - 2010 ADD COMMENTS

There’s nothing like some random relentless noise to get you in the mood.

Cats, loved ones and old people love it!

Trust me, break out one of these beauties at a party and watch the dance floor fill.

And best of all they’re free, so download  and have a play!

First up, iGendyn.

Grab iGendyn now –

Next, TOPLAPapp.

Grab TOPLAPapp now –

Finally, h.fbk.

Grab H.fbk now –

GuitarConnect and iShred LIVE

Posted by dazz26 On August - 3 - 2010 ADD COMMENTS

Well, things are getting really interesting for guitarists.

What with a bunch of new amp simulators hitting the iphone/ipad platforms.

And just as new are the cables being released to connect your guitar to your device.

Griffin Technology have announced GuitarConnect, along with there own amp sim app.

Griffin Technology Inc., maker of ingenious ways to power, play, protect, and connect, and Frontier Design Group, maker of musically inspiring apps, has announced availability of Griffin’s GuitarConnect Cable and Frontier’s iShred LIVE in the UK. With this combination of cable and app, your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad becomes a mobile guitar workstation that is both fun and useful to musicians of all skill levels.

Griffin’s new GuitarConnect cable turns iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad into the most portable gig and practice rig imaginable. The 1/4″ cable connects easily into guitars, basses, or other instruments, and a stereo 1/8″ mini-plug connects directly to iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad for use with audio applications such as iShred LIVE. The 6 foot GuitarConnect cable also provides a stereo 1/8″ mini-jack to connect headphones or audio cable for connection to a home stereo, amp, mixer, or other audio source. Intuitive layout means no clutter and no unnecessary weight or stress on the cables; just comfortable, great sounding music with GuitarConnect and iShred LIVE.

iShred LIVE is a mobile app with amp modelling and stomp box effects for guitar, bass, and other instruments. Based on the popular virtual guitar app from Frontier Design Group, iShred LIVE gives musicians of all skill levels the ability to play a real instrument through their iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. The app opens to reveal a sight familiar to most musicians: an amp and pedal board with life-like effects pedals. The built-in amp simulator features clean and overdrive settings for added tonal colour. Each pedal features fully adjustable controls for accurate reproductions of classic guitar tones. Just tap the controls and iShred LIVE zooms in on the effect for easy manipulation. The first three effects are included for free with download of iShred LIVE:

•         HK-2000 Digital Delay (with tap tempo)

•         Q-36 Space Modulator / Flanger

•         Buzz Kill (noise gate)

Players looking for added tonal flexibility can download these additional effects through in-app purchase:

•         Hot Fuzz (super fuzz pedal)

•         Sybil (dual chorus)

•         Trembler (variable waveform tremolo)

•         Adrenaline (adjustable treble booster)

•         Kömpressör (compressor pedal)

In addition to effects, iShred LIVE features a number of essential guitar tools. Favourite sounds can be saved in one of 48 user-programmable presets, organized as 8 colour-coded banks for easy organization. A chromatic tuner allows quick and accurate tuning; the adjustable metronome includes tap tempo and selectable accent sounds. The app also features a looping audio player, giving users the ability to play along with any song in their device’s music library.

For more info go here:

http://www.griffintechnology.com/products/guitar-connect

http://www.frontierdesign.com/iShredLIVE/

Grab iShred LIVE now –

Improvox

Posted by dazz26 On July - 26 - 2010 ADD COMMENTS

If you’re looking for an app for manipulating the voice. Cast your eyes on Improvox.

Improvox is a realtime harmony and effects generator which gets wacky real quick.

It sounds pretty amazing. If you’ve ever heard Hide and Seek by Imogen Heap, You’ll know what i mean.

By the way, go look up Hide and Seek by Imogen Heap. She’s amazing.

it’s best if you hear what this app can do.

Check the vid.

Grab improvox now –

Makeshift cable for guitar fx apps

Posted by dazz26 On July - 18 - 2010 4 COMMENTS

We found this video on a guy using a video cable to connect his guitar to an fx app.

There are a few purpose built cables about to hit the market so it was interesting to see that you may not need to buy one.

Some people have had issues getting a video cable to work. If you’ve tried, let us know if it’s worked or not.

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