Real-time Guitar Effects For iPhone
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Real-time Guitar Effects For iPhone

RiotFX is an inexpensive real-time guitar effects processor for the iPhone and iPad featuring low-latency throughput, amplifier and cabinet simulation and 12 high quality effects… Attach your guitar to your iDevice and Rock. The intuitive interface allows you to easily configure your effects chain.

Real-time guitar effects for iOS devices

Real-time guitar effects for iOS devices

Featured effects:

• Distortion/Fuzz
• Compressor
• Expander
• Delay
• Pitch Shifter
• Reverb
• Chorus
• Flanger
• AutoWah
• Tone
• Noise Filter
• Noise Gate
• Clean, Lead and Metal Amplifier Models
• Three speaker cabinet models

To use RiotFX, you must attach your guitar to your iPhone or iPad using a good quality adapter such as:

• Apogee Jam
• AmpliTube iRig
• Sonoma Wireworks Guitar Jack
• Peavey AmpKit LINK

RiotFX is available for $2.99

AmpKit+ Amp Simulator For iOS
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Ampkit+ Amp Simulator For iOS

AmpKit is a great app for simulating guitar amps, effects and recording app for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch*, now with iPad Retina display graphics and an even greater selection of gear in the Gear Store, including the first full-featured, modern bass amp available on iOS.

To enjoy the best possible tone with AmpKit, use Peavey AmpKit LiNK to connect your guitar or bass to your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch*.

AmpKit offers:
– The largest guitar and bass gear selection of any amp sim app: 36 amp channels, 24 effects, 21 cabinets, and 8 mics.
– A massive collection of presets: 114 in total!
– Five great cost-saving bundles including the new Summer ‘11 Pack with 6 brand-new amps, 6 cabs, and 4 new effect pedals.
– Powerful features including recording session mix down, Audio Copy & Paste, background audio support, and much more.

Premier Guitar: “AmpKit is the most impressive amp modeling software that I’ve encountered for the iPhone.”

CrunchGear: “AmpKit’s guitar tones are great! From crushing distortion to kooky tremolo, there are many tones to choose from and it is easy to navigate through the options with speed and efficiency.”

This AmpKit+ version includes everything in the free version PLUS a huge set of additional gear at less than half their individual prices.

All the gear from the free version: Peavey ValveKing amp (clean and lead channels), 4×12 and 1×12 cabinets, noise gate, overdrive pedal, two mics.

– Peavey 3120 amp with clean, rhythm, and lead channels and 4×12 cabinet.
– Colonel Vintage amp with 4×10 and 1×12 cabinets.
– Vintage Brit amp with matching 2×12 cabinet.
– Additional pedals include distortion, fuzz, compressor, chorus, phaser, flanger, reverb, and 10-band EQ!

An amazing array of additional gear is available for purchase through AmpKit’s in-app Gear Store, for a total of:
– 20 amps with 36 separate amp channels, each modeled after the actual circuitry of amplifiers from leading manufacturers.
– 24 effects pedals, including advanced noise reduction, tremolo, distortion, fuzz, reverb, delay, 10-band EQ, octaver, flanger, phaser, vibrato, chorus, boost, compressor, overdrive, and an all-in-one envelope filter + auto-wah + manual wah with accelerometer tilt support.
– 21 cabinets
– 8 mics
– More gear on the way!

Guitar Effects For iPad

Guitar Effects For iPad

– Support for true high-gain operation.
– Run a dozen or more effects at once.
– Hear the difference dual-stage amp simulation makes
– Amazing flexibility and tone control: place pedals virtually anywhere in the effects chain including after the cabinet and before and after the amp.
– Effects Only Mode allows you to use AmpKit as an effects processor connected into an actual amp.
– Mic positioning control.

– 114 predefined amp / pedal presets.
– Create and save an unlimited number of your own custom setups with Favorites and Locking.
– Share your favorite setups with friends via email.
– QuickJump: jump from one favorite setup or preset to another.

– Advanced recording: AmpKit creates both “dry” and “wet” recordings.
– Ability to “re-amp”: re-record a previous session, applying a new amp and pedals setup.
– Recording session mix down: mix down a wet guitar recording with the backing track it was played with.

– Audio Copy & Paste: copy AmpKit recordings and paste them in other iOS apps.
– Paste audio from other apps into AmpKit, a great solution for multi-track recording.
– Instant access to your complete iPod music library so you can jam along.
– Download AmpKit recordings to your computer, email recordings, or share using SoundCloud.

– Multitasking Support / Background Audio: AmpKit can operate and produce audio when running in the background.

*Except first generation iPod touch

AmpKit+ is available for $9.99

Simple Songwriter Guitarist For iPhone
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Simple Songwriter Guitarist For iPhone

SSW Guitarist is simply the fastest, easiest way to build a song chord progression.

Create a song, learn how to play the chords, then export it. All within minutes on your iPhone or iPod Touch.

★ 18 Responsive fully customizable chord pads.
★ Unique fretboard slider allows you to instantly hear the right chord variation to suit.
★ Instantly add more depth and creativity by using the modifier buttons.
★ Unique strum patterns , customise and create your own.
★ Large inbuilt library of chords to use and learn.
★ Record your song and change the key for a different sound.
★ Record and edit every detail of your chord arrangement, including fret slider and strum pattern.
★ Unique playback including Loop. Improvise in real time by strumming with your finger or playing each note.
★ Export to MIDI, great for producers. Quickly create interesting new sounds with the rhythm of a guitar.
★ Tap Tempo to help you get in time.
★ Export to WAV file.

Simple Songwriter Guitarist is available for $4.99

Guitar Toolkit 2.0 For iPad
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Guitar Toolkit 2.0

GuitarToolkit 2.0 is a huge new release of one of the App Store’s top-rated apps for guitar players. GuitarToolkit 2.0 features an all-new iPad version that is free for existing customers, and GuitarToolkit+, an amazing new in-app purchase that adds interactive Chord Sheets, Custom Instruments, and Advanced Metronome with a powerful drum machine. Advanced Metronome is available now for iPad and coming soon to iPhone and iPod touch.

GuitarToolkit is a collection of essential guitar tools, including an extremely accurate tuner, a precision metronome and a massive library of chords, scales and arpeggios – all on your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch.

GuitarToolkit 2.0 from John Berry on Vimeo.


– Supports 6, 7 and 12-string guitar, 4, 5 and 6-string bass, banjo, mandolin, and ukulele.
– Massive libraries of chords, scales and arpeggios for each instrument and alternate tuning. Display notes and intervals, as well as finger positions for chords.
– Now with support for Scale Boxes at specific fret positions, ideal for scale practice.
– Supports standard and common alternate tunings; you can even create your own custom tunings. All chords, scales, and arpeggios are generated to work in the selected tuning!
– Strum chords and tap notes to hear what they sound like.
– Now with movable capo support that can be used with chords, scales and arpeggios.
– On iPad, jump between scales or arpeggios and matching chords with a single tap.
– Chord, Scale and Arpeggio Finders: Touch notes on the on-screen fretboard and GuitarToolkit can identify matching chords, scales and arpeggios.

– Highly accurate chromatic tuner using the built-in microphone (or the mic headset with earlier iPod touch devices).
– Full-screen mode on iPad and high-contrast mode on iPhone enable easy viewing.

– Precise metronome with a visible flash option, tempo tap pad, 25 sound effects and 22 time signatures. Runs in background while using other GuitarToolkit features or other apps.
GuitarToolkit+ Advanced Metronome
– The GuitarToolkit+ in-app purchase adds Advanced Metronome with a powerful drum machine (available now for iPad, coming soon for iPhone and iPod touch).
– Your custom drum patterns can include up to 32 instrument tracks, with 75 different drum sounds in 9 categories.
– Powerful time signature control with flexible 4, 8 and 16 beat patterns and optional triplet feel.
– 9 great pre-defined drum patterns included.

GuitarToolkit+ Interactive Chord Sheets
– The GuitarToolkit+ in-app purchase adds beautiful, interactive Chord Sheets to easily capture chord progressions and song ideas.
– Dial up a chord from the library of over 2,000,000 chords and add it easily to a Chord Sheet.
– Chord Sheets are interactive. Tap (fast strum) or press (slow strum) chords to hear them play.
– Print chord sheets and email chords sheets as PDFs to friends or students.

GuitarToolkit+ Custom Instruments
– The GuitarToolkit+ in-app purchase also adds Custom Instruments which lets you customize GuitarToolkit for different instruments you own including guitar, bass, banjo, mandolin and ukulele.
– Set up a custom amp tone – choose from over 60 amp & effects configurations tailored for both acoustic and electric guitars. Powered by the AmpKit tone engine.
– Choose from a variety of string & pickup types: Acoustic – Steel String, Acoustic – Nylon String, Electric – Humbucker, Electric – Single Coil, and more.
– Select a unique instrument icon and fretboard texture (e.g., mahogany, ebony, maple).
– Define instrument tuning (e.g., standard, alternate, custom).

Additional Features
– Supports “lefty mode” which adjusts chords, scales and arpeggios to reflect a left-handed instrument.
– Support for portrait and landscape orientations on iPad.
– Adjustable reference pitch – the default is A=440 tuning. Ideal for pro musicians, especially classical musicians.
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What’s New in Version 2.0

– Beautifully implemented iPad interface takes full advantage of the power and larger screen of the iPad to deliver an even more incredible GuitarToolkit experience. Free upgrade for existing GuitarToolkit users.
– The GuitarToolkit+ in-app purchase adds interactive Chord Sheets, Custom Instruments, and Advanced

Get Guitar Toolkit

Rockmate iPad App
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Rockmate iPad App

70% off until May 8th 2012 ONLY $0.99

Rockmate is a breakthrough music creation app. It turns your iPad into a complete music studio easy and super fun to use. You can compose, record and play songs with up to 4 Rock players on one single iPad. Rockmate is easy to play with smart chords progressions, sounds great with separated guitar effects and in-house produced audio samples and is also fully customizable with multiple drums and keyboard styles.

What’s New in Version 1.1

Fingerlab is very proud to announce the new version of Rockmate V1.1 with the addition of new super cool features: microphone, Retina graphics, new sharing options, new drum kits and new keyboard kits, for an even better music experience with your iPad.

Rockmate is ready to rock !
Your guitars are always well tuned, no need to carry your drum kit or to patch your keyboard. A smart metronome and a real-time looper will assist you in composing and recording your songs. Share your songs by email or iTunes sharing folders.

• Realistic retina graphics
• Very High-quality samples
• 12 drum kits
• 16 keyboard kits
• Voice recording
• 4 players on one single iPad
• Realtime looper
• Smart metronome
• Mixer with level and pan controls
• Realtime Fx (distortion, multiFX, powerchord)
• Chords progression customizable
• Create your own chords
• Save your styles (Chords progression, FX, Drum, keyboard style…)
• Export: .wav
• Facebook, Soundcloud, iTunes sharing folder and Email sharing
• AudioCopy
• Airplay

Rockmate is available for $0.99


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