Sonoma Wire Works has updated their iOS app of guitar tone goodness—cleverly named GuitarTone—to version 3. There are all-new tube models to choose from in their amp offerings that take advantage of improvements available in tone through iOS 10 devices. To celebrate the update, they’re also giving away some free amp and effect add-ons to early adopters. You may also win $300 worth of Sonoma Wire Works goodies. It’s a good day to be a Sonoma Wire Works and GuitarTone 3 fan/user. … Sonoma Wire Works updates Guitartone and you benefit from it
I discover so many cool things on Twitter. SetBoss appears to be another one of those cool things. I saw SetBoss tweeting asking for people who were interested in guitars, iOS and blogging to take a look at their app. I fit all three of those criteria, so I decided to take a look. I’m glad I did. SetBoss is a nifty little app!
… SetBoss—an awesome band rehearsal app for iOS
Back in 2011 when I decided to shift the focus of my website to my guitar fascination (prior to 2011 I used this site for my graphic design fascination), I had a small obsession with the wonders of iOS. Today I still do. I’m not currently writing about it as much, but I realised today that last year—2014—I continued to use iOS for my social media usage and monitoring, content discovery, video editing, guitar recording, photography and a whole lot more. So as I look back on the year that was, I thought I’d use iOS to put together a homage to my version of 2014.
It’s a 15 second video. It’s going to take me longer than that to explain how it was created though. … 2014 … Instagram style
I’ve written about GuitarCapo+ before and it sure has advanced since then. Now it’s not only an amazing virtual instrument, but it’s a priceless educational tool for guitarists both young and old. I’m also pleased to say that the developer of this app is welcoming of constructive criticism. As a fan of the app it’s encouraging to see your suggestions are listened to and implemented (if sensible).
I have some crazy ideas from time to time. … GuitarCapo+ video review (of sorts)
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
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
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!
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
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
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?