Turn your iPhone/iPod touch into the ultimate mobile guitar and bass multi-effect processor and mobile recording studio! Use the AmpliTube iRig interface adapter to connect your guitar to your iPhone/iPod touch/iPad and you are ready to rock!
Play, practice and record anytime, anywhere with world-class guitar and bass tones right in the palm of your hand. AmpliTube for iPhone gives you incredibly realistic tones and effects, plus full multitrack recording capabilities in a convenient mobile app, all from the leaders in analog gear modeling software for professional recording studios.
A Guitar Rig — Always in Your Pocket
With AmpliTube for iPhone, you have an entire guitar/bass rig at your fingertips. Just like a traditional live setup, you get 3 stompbox effects running into an amp-head with effects plus cabinet and a microphone. Choose from 11 built-in stompbox effects (delay, fuzz, overdrive, wah, envelope filter, chorus, flanger, phaser, octave, noise filter + distortion once registered), 5 amps (clean, crunch, lead, metal, bass) with full controls, 5 speaker cabinets and 2 microphones (dynamic and condenser). Plus you can expand your rig a-la-carte with more effects like compressor, reverb, parametric EQ, graphic EQ and limiter (available as in-app purchase) also suitable for other types of instruments and vocals. You can also save and name up to 36 “full rig” tone presets and recall them on the fly.
A Recording Studio — Always in Your Pocket
Capture your ideas quickly by recording your performances with the built-in recorder featuring re-amping capabilities, then share your track by exporting high quality audio files or MP3s. Re-amping is the ability to change the sound and tone of your original recording by applying a different set of effects settings. You can record your track, then go back and completely change the sound of it without having to re-record it. Plus you can expand the included recorder to a full-fledged professional multitrack studio by adding the 4 track recorder plus master effects section with reverb, equalizer and compressor (available as in-app purchase), to record your band, or produce full songs and compositions directly in AmpliTube. You have full control of volume, pan, apply fx, send fx, plus the ability to import audio directly into each track. Bounce feature lets you bounce all tracks to one freeing up track space to record additional material, giving you unlimited recording ability.
A Learning Tool — Always in Your Pocket
Now you can play along with songs or backing tracks by importing them directly from your iPod library in your device or from your computer. AmpliTube iPhone also features our popular SpeedTrainer learning/practice feature which allows you to slow down or speed up the tempo of audio material (1/2 speed, or 2x speed) without affecting the pitch. A digital chromatic tuner and metronome are also included making AmpliTube a perfect practice/learning tool.
This version appears to be aimed to the iPhone/iTouch. While it can be installed on the iPad, you must blow the screen up with 2X mode and that makes it a bit too fuzzy (pun intended) for my taste. Hopefully an iPad upgrade is just around the corner.
Guitar Master Class is “Cutting Edge” guitar education.
If you have visited their site you already know what I mean. If not, and you are looking for quality online guitar lessons – check it out now!
Guitar MasterClass - GMC
GMC is a online guitar lesson site with video instruction tools, a knowledge base with articles about guitar players and bands, gear reviews, theory lessons, a workshop, a chat room and a message forum.
There are over 2,300+ lessons in variety of genres and skill levels online today that can be played through GMC’s innovative and interactive video player. Regardless of your playing ability, you are sure to find instructional material to improve your skills.
Consider it your online guitar instruction university!
Instructors from all over the world have posted lesson material that cover Jazz, Country, Blues, Classical, Funk, Rock, Metal and more. Users can communicate directly with the instructors and other subscribers to receive personal feedback on their progress.
GuitarMasterClass.net is a superb choice for beginner, intermediate and advanced players. The site incorporates an outstanding user experience through the use of professional video presentation. You will also find text descriptions, tab, practice tracks and even downloadable files that work with products like Guitar Pro 6 (Windows/Mac/Linux) and TabToolkit (iPhone/iTouch/iPad).
GMC is a member based (subscription) service that provides multiple membership options ranging from 1 month to 12 months.
The long-awaited autobiography of the guitarist, songwriter, singer, and founding member of the Rolling Stones, Keith Richards.
LIFE - Keith Richards
Keith Richards created the songs that roused the world, and he lived the original rock and roll life with The Rolling Stones.
Now, at last, the man himself tells his story of life in the crossfire hurricane.
Listening obsessively to Chuck Berry and Muddy Waters records, learning guitar and forming a band with Mick Jagger and Brian Jones.
The Rolling Stones’s first fame and the notorious drug busts that led to his enduring image as an outlaw folk hero. Creating immortal riffs like the ones in “Jumping Jack Flash” and “Honky Tonk Women.” His relationship with Anita Pallenberg and the death of Brian Jones. Tax exile in France, wildfire tours of the U.S., isolation and addiction. Falling in love with Patti Hansen. Estrangement from Jagger and subsequent reconciliation. Marriage, family, solo albums and Xpensive Winos, and the road that goes on forever…and forever.
With his trademark disarming honesty, Keith Richard brings us the story of a life we have all longed to know more of, unfettered, fearless, and true.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Keith Richards was born in London in 1943. He is a Rock and Roll guitarist, vocalist, songwriter, and cofounder of the Rolling Stones, he has also released solo albums with his band, The X-Pensive Winos. He lives in Connecticut with his wife, Patti Hansen.
A few days ago I TWEETED this: “I’m trying to justify a new guitar purchase to my wife… What would you do…Buy a new Les Paul Standard or 3 shares of Google stock…”
I know it sounds silly, but it’s actually an interesting question. When we buy stock in a public company, we buy with the expectation that the stock will increase in value over time. Do we have the same expectation when we buy a guitar?
In this video, Premier Guitar’s Brett Petrusek is on location at the Arlington Guitar Show and Auction, talking to vintage dealers about the state of the vintage market.
Is it a bad time for buyers? Dealers? What’s selling? Are guitars really a good investment?
The dealers themselves address these questions in this video.
Canadian blues guitarist extraordinaire JW-Jones released his sixth album this past August, Midnight Memphis Sun, on his label debut for Ruf Records.
This release has a strong emphasis toward traditional blues. It was mostly recorded in Sun Studio in Memphis, TN. Veterans Charlie Musselwhite and Hubert Sumlin guest on three tracks each.
JW-Jones has been proclaimed as “one of the country’s top blues guitar stars,” by Canada’s Globe and Mail newspaper; and his guitar prowess has already been recognized by a number of celebrated fans in the U.S.
JW-Jones has performed at festivals across the U.S., Canada and Europe with guest Charlie Baty and was included on Guitar World magazine’s CD, Guitar Masters, Volume 2, which placed him in the company of B.B. King, Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck and Carlos Santana.
“Jones’ style is a fluid amalgam of T-Bone Walker’s big, bright chords, Johnny `Guitar’ Watson’s slashing leads, and Gatemouth Brown’s jazzy sting.” — Blues Revue
[Listen to a sample of "Born Operator" from the new CD]