Last year I wrote about the release of the iRig PRO. Recently I was lucky enough to add this interface to my personal collection of all-things-cool and I have to say I’m loving it. I would have written about it earlier, but every time I finish playing with the iRig PRO IK Multimedia goes and releases something else of interest to me. Recently they’ve released the AmpliTube Orange suite (for iOS and PC/Mac), a Custom Shop update with all-new ENGL amps and some amazing EQ releases in T-RackS (including the EQ73, EQ81 and Master EQ 432). So I’ve had plenty to keep me busy. I’m hoping IK Multimedia takes a holiday this Easter. Then I can catch up on my Blog! … iRig PRO—now I can mic an amp with iOS!
Into the Blue (fresh new music by Evangelos Koudonas)
Regular visitors to this website know I have issues with colour. As much as possible I try to strip it from my website. I’m not sure if it was intentional or not, but Evangelos Koudonas has released the first album that I’ve decided to write about and included a colour in the album name. Obviously Evangelos couldn’t have known that I’d write this article, but still he has made me say Into the Blue is an outstanding album. Even if it does say blue. … Into the Blue (fresh new music by Evangelos Koudonas)
GuitarCapo+ for iOS—a virtual instrument and a whole lot more
Every now and then I am lucky enough to come across something before it’s officially released. Not in the illegal torrent kind of way either. I’m talking about when a developer lets me know that I may be interested in something guitar related they’ve developed. To be fair, if it is guitar related, I’m interested. I’ll often let developers know this by saying “You had me at guitar”.
What I really look forward to though are those awesome moments when I come across something new (before its official release) that I love. The upcoming version of GuitarCapo+ is one of those somethings. Yes, a change is coming for this app. … GuitarCapo+ for iOS—a virtual instrument and a whole lot more
iRig HD—Crystal clear tones for iOS guitar players
Recently I was lucky enough to win a copy of the iRig HD interface. I’ve been following IK Multimedia around the social networks long enough to know that this interface claimed to be the cleanest connection you’re likely to come across as you connect your guitar to your iOS device. I’m very skeptical normally and this time was no different. I’ve tested a few interfaces (I own several of my own) and for the most part they’re all very similar in the sound quality they provide (which is very good). When I played my guitar through my iPad using the iRig HD though, my skepticism was thrown out the window. Damn … The hype was worth it and it took me a year to realise. … iRig HD—Crystal clear tones for iOS guitar players
Yay! I’ve had a win!
Late last year I entered the StompBox competition with this video entry. Today I discovered I’d won the competition thanks to this handy tweet by the team at 4PocketsAudio. Yay me! I am very keen to get my hands on the Aurora Sound Studio HD app and the iRig HD interface by IK Multimedia. There are other prizes as well and I look forward to working out what I’ll do with those! … Yay! I’ve had a win!
UltraTuner by IKMultimedia
I was recently lucky enough to acquire the new UltraTuner app by IKMultimedia. There are plenty of iOS tuning apps out there, but this app allows you to tune your instrument in a few different ways—that alone is unique. Not only that, but you can adjust the app to suit your instrument and your surroundings. That’s just neat! … UltraTuner by IKMultimedia
Final days for the 4PocketsAudio StompBox competition
The 4PocketsAudio StompBox competition has entered its final days. If you haven’t entered yet, make sure you do so now. There are some awesome prizes on offer and the competition is now even easier to enter. … Final days for the 4PocketsAudio StompBox competition
AmpliToon … My AmpliTube ‘How to’ graphic novel
I love graphic novels. I’ve always found them to be one of the greatest story telling mechanisms available to man. I also happen to love playing guitar through my iPad. I’ve found the iPad to be an incredible tool for people such as me, to improve their skillset and experiment with tone, recording, sharing and constructive criticism on a global scale. All of this got me thinking. What is surely going to be the best way of reminding myself how to use some of my favourite iOS software and possibly help others do the same?
Well, because I’m a giver, I made AmpliToon … An almost graphic novel about IK Multimedia‘s AmpliTube application for the iPad. … AmpliToon … My AmpliTube ‘How to’ graphic novel
Osiris Guitar Journal—Beta release
Anders from Osiris Guitar has released a Beta app for iOS (iPhone and iPad). The Osiris Guitar Journal is a handy little app that makes it easy for guitarists to track their practice schedule complete with graphs and statistics. What’s not to love?! … Osiris Guitar Journal—Beta release
GuitarTone 2—Now with Audiobus support
When I last wrote about GuitarTone by Sonoma Wireworks, they had just released an update that allowed you to create a truly unique tone by using twin amplifier speaker/microphone combinations that generated a true stereo sound. I’d also written about my desire to be able to record the awesome GuitarTone sounds—I didn’t want to write GuitarTone tones—into either StudioTrack or FourTrack. That hasn’t happened yet, but the latest release allows you to connect GuitarTone to Audiobus.
That’ll do! … GuitarTone 2—Now with Audiobus support