With all the iPhone apps out there today Amplitube seems to have hit the right note with many. I for one do not have a iPhone. I must be one of the only people that doesn’t have an iPhone, but I don’t need one right now. Of course, there are all these new apps that can do some amazing things and this makes me wonder what I am really missing maybe I should look into getting an iPhone?
The company that brings us Amplitube, this amazing piece of technology, is called IK Multimedia. I don’t know how long they’ve been around, but they surely seem to know how to make someone without any of these things take notice. There appears to be so many Amplitube apps out there that it makes one’s head spin.
The Amplitube app for the iPhone is absolutely wild. It is a fully functional multitrack, mini-studio portable all-in-one App. The creators are making me wonder if using the real things are becoming so un-cool now? Having the ability to select from the pedals, the amps or speakers right at your finger tips is fascinating. I just don’t know how they will sound, but I’m sure I’d be impressed.
Then there is the recording capability with this app. You can record in no time, having 4 track to record on, do some subtle re-mixing of your tracks with great effects that they provide and then export the file anywhere. Holy crap, how much easier can recording get! I only had a cassette recorder to capture my musical ideas when I was a teen. Now the one thing that I am intrigued with it the Amplitube’s SpeedTrainer.
This part of the app is ideal for figuring out those crazy guitar riffs that you can’t quite get your head around. The software boys and girls gives you the tools to slow down or speed up tune without affecting the pitch! They allow you to upload 50 songs to use when ever you have time to figure them out. Now to put in perspective with the much older technology, I have this old Ibanez Rockmen. It’s a cassette player that you can plug your guitar into and play along with your favorite tune. The Rockman permitted you to slow the song down but the trade off was that the pitch(tuning) of the guitar was altered.
So do you have an iPhone with this or a similar App on it? Tell us what you think about it, and would you recommend it to others and why.
Keep on Jammin’ (even the technically challenged)