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The massive-noggined boffins at TC Electronics have just released an incremental version of PolyTune for iPhone.
You’ve probably all read about the PolyTune tuner pedal – the world’s first polyphonic tuner. Strum all strings together and the clever gubbins in the pedal shows the tuning situation of each of your six stings. You can easily tell if one or more strings is out of tune.
Not content with hammering all that cleverness into a stompbox, TC also ported it to the iPhone. And now, that app is at a 1.1 release. It’s …
This is cool.
Peterson Tuners are (or at least, should be) ubiquitous in the world of professional guitar techs and luthiers. A Peterson strobe tuner – or, more recently, their Virtual Strobe – is the top of the heap when it comes to tuning accuracy. Most tuners that are available to the man (or lady) on the street are reasonably accurate. The emphasis must be on reasonably though. A strobe-type tuner allows you to ‘see’ finer increments of tuning than most LED or needle tuners can realistically display. This is the …
OK, there’s no doubting that this is an interesting idea. Not just an amp in your pocket, it’s potentially a whole slew of amps, speaker cabs, microphones and stompboxes in your pocket.
That’s either a big pocket or AmpliTube’s clever new interface/app combo for iPhone.
The iRig is an external interface that plugs into the headphone socket of your iPhone. It allows you to plug in a standard ¼ inch guitar lead and has a pass-through for your actual headphones.
You make noise on your guitar or bass, it gets processed in the …
Interesting one this.
Remember a while back, TC Electronics released their – rather clever – PolyTune Pedal that allowed you to see the tuning of all six of your guitar’s strings at once. Picking one string at a time is so last year.
Well, now TC are porting their cleverness to the iPhone (and iPod Touch if you’ve got a mic thing attached).
It’s early days yet, but the PolyTune App sounds pretty interesting. In fact, the days are so early that TC are looking for beta testers for the app.
Want to be …
If you’re thinking of getting into recording your own music and are considering either, Record – the new recording application from Propellerhead – or a line 6 USB audio interface, you might want to read on.
For the month of December, if you purchase Propellerhead’s Record application, you can get a free Line 6 POD Studio GX (pictured left).
Propellerhead are the people responsible for the incredibly awesome Reason. If you’ve used that, you’ll have a good idea how the new, audio recording, application looks and feels. Record provides unlimited audio tracks …
Until November 29th, Line 6 are offering a complete set of their amp and effect tones for the POD, Pod Studio, TonePort or GuitarPort as a single download. Basically, thats all model packs in one bundle.
Line 6 call this the Ultimate Model Pack Bundle and it includes:
Power Pack – 20 vintage and modern amp tones and 26 effects.
Collector Classics – 18 amp models based on boutique combos and rare vintage heads
Metal Shop – 18 high-gain metal monster amps.
FX Junkie – 35 effects including synths, filters, delays, choruses, etc.
Bass Expansion – …
If you are involved in recording music, even in your bedroom, you either are, or you should be, aware of IK Multimedia’s T-RackS mastering suite. It’s a suite of software that provides a number of tools to polish and fine-tune your masters.
If you’re based in the UK, you might want to have a go at signing up for their T-RackS Masterclass. Run by engineer and producer, Ben Fenner (whose credits include Radiohead, The Feeling, Brian Eno and more), the class will demonstrate T-Racks 3 Deluxe.
Ben will talk you through how …
I mean really free. Not a ‘might win if you enter this competition’ free. Not ‘buy all this other stuff and then get this’ free. Really free.
All you need to do for this free lunch is to signup for TC Electronic mailing list (which, if you’re picky about such things, you can unsubscribe from anytime you want).
The M30 Reverb is a plug-in, available in VST and AU formats, that normally retails for $79. It takes the Hall reverb algorithm from TC’s M40 and makes it available on its own. It’s …
Year-end periods are often great times for good deals. IK Multimedia already have a couple of great offers and now they’re adding more.
Until the end of the year, you can get some of their software plugin bundles for half-price. Fifty percent off. Not to be sneezed at.
Their Total Guitar & Bass Gear Bundle includes Amplitube, Ampeg SVX, and the Jimi Hendris, Metal and X-GEAR versions of Amplitube. That’s five plugins and more than 150 gear models that you can use live or in the studio.
The offer also applies to their …
iPhone guitar apps seem to be evolving into more and more complex utilities. We’ve considered just a few of the guitar-related apps before and now we’re looking at Guitarist and Bassist from MooCow Music.
“Never be without your guitar again”, say MooCow Music. It’s a slogan we here at Guitarless can get behind.
MooCow have released Guitarist and Bassist – instrument simulators for your iPhone.
The Guitarist app presents us with something new. While we’ve seen virtual fretboards with strings that can be plucked or sounded before, MooCow go further. Their basic ‘manual-fret’ …