iRig HD 2 review – IK Multimedia raise the iOS guitar interface bar

At times, IK Multimedia have had their share of detractors amongst the iOS music making community (most notably for their use of in-app ads but, thankfully, this is criticism they have responded to) but they are certainly a company that has embraced the iOS platform full-on. The R&D costs of developing software for a relatively new platform are considerable yet IKM have produced a number of very creditable music apps, AmpliTube, SampleTank, VocaLive, iGrand and iLectric amongst them. … [Read more...]

Using your iPad for live music performance; a starter kit for the performing iOS guitar (or bass) player

Let's imagine you are interested in the idea of using your iPad for live music performance. As a guitar or bass player, what might that involve? Let's take the term 'performing' here in its broadest sense; any guitar of bass playing musician who wants to use the iPad (or iPhone or iPod Touch) as a sound source. The 'performance' itself might simply be during personal practice or, for the more adventurous, in a live performance in front of paying punters. The first of these is perhaps a less … [Read more...]

iRig HD review

IK Multimedia’s new iRig HD is now available and promises iOS guitarists a step up in audio quality from the original iRig hardware. That original unit has been one of the biggest selling accessories for guitar playing iOS musicians over the last couple of years. I reviewed the original iRig back in April 2012 and it undoubtedly opened a lot of guitarist’s eyes (and ears) to the possibilities offered by their iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad for mobile music making. So, if you own the original iRig … [Read more...]