Posted on October 4, 2011 by Joe Stachowiak
Back in the day, if you were a keen guitarist the chances are you would learn your trade by buying a record containing some riffs by your favourite player, sticking it on a rickety turntable and then use your hand to slow the record down so that you could hear the riff in super slow mo! Why does this help? Listening to riffs at full speed can often seem like a bit of a blur for the amateur guitarist… trust me, I’ve only recently started making the effort to learn how to play my guitar ‘properly’ so I am a good person to talk to about this! What was that note there? How many times are they strumming that chord? What just happened? Why am I playing a guitar? Who am I? I’m lost!
Posted on September 27, 2011 by Joe Stachowiak
Posted on July 25, 2011 by Joe Stachowiak
First IK Multimedia allowed you to hook up your guitar with your phone...
... then they made it possible to connect a microphone...
... now they have given you the tools to plug in a MIDI device!
iRig MIDI is an extremely portable Core MIDI interface for iOS, which alows you to connect any MIDI compatible device to your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad.
So, now it is possible to hook up a hardware synthesiser, a MIDI controller/keyboard, a drum machine, drum pads, pedal boards, etc, etc, etc. and have them control the included SampleTank app, or any other MIDI compatible application such as Garageband. Or, you can do the whole thing in reverse and use your application to control external MIDI equipment, such as a synth/sound module, a DAW or lighting systems!
Posted on July 19, 2011 by Joe Stachowiak
The Tascam DP-004 is a highly popular product that has received huge praise from users all over the world. I thought that I would do a bit of digging around to discover why this miniature box has become such a hit…
Posted on May 20, 2011 by Joe Stachowiak
There are plenty of digital handheld recorders out there, but none is as classy or as easy to use as the Olympus LS-5. We take a closer look/listen…
Olympus’s new LS-5 linear PCM digital recorder delivers what musicians, journalists and podcasters have been waiting for: superb-quality recording on the move at an extremely competitive price. We take a closer look…