Archives for June 2012

Amplitube Slash – music app review

If you are a fan of classic rock then the odds are you are also a fan of Slash – all round guitar hero, rock ‘n’ roll survivor and, by all accounts, a genuinely nice guy to boot. And, if you are a guitar wielding, iDevice owner, you can now grab a slice of the Slash’s classic guitar tone with IK Multimedia’s AmpliTube Slash music app. Available in both iPhone/iPod and iPad versions, this is a Slash-themed version of the IKM’s excellent AmpliTube app. The app is equipped with models of all the … [Read more...]

ThumbJam from Sonosaurus – music app review

While every iDevice-owning musician ought to have the Garageband music app installed simply because it is so good, so fun and so cheap, what are the other killer music apps that you really ought to purchase? I listed my top-ten suggestions in a previous post but, of course, new apps are released all the time and, as some point soon, I’ll update my picks to reflect that. However, new apps aside, there are also a bunch of older apps that would make serious ‘must have’ contenders (maybe I need a … [Read more...]

Sonoma Wire Works GuitarJack 2 – News Item

If you haven’t seen it already, Sonoma Wire Works GuitarJack 2 is worth checking out. As shown by the images, this is a very sleek hardware add-on for the iPod, iPhone or iPad that provides a well-specified 1/4 inch instrument input capable of working with both guitar and instrument-level sources. The unit also includes a 1/8th inch stereo output (for headphones or connection to a full monitoring system) and, on the opposite side, a further 1/8th inch stereo mic/line-level input. The hardware … [Read more...]

Touch-screen Revolution – or why music apps will change the way you create music using your project studio DAW

The mobile device has bought the freedom to make music almost anywhere. Whether it’s iOS or Android or smartphone or tablet, music apps can let you indulge your music-making habit - on the bus, on the train or on the beach – the choice is yours. And while, as yet, the software available for musicians on these mobile platforms can not match that available for the desktop/laptop format in terms of the power and total features, they are still pretty amazing – GarageBand, NanoStudio, AmpKit+, djay, … [Read more...]