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iShred LIVE app and StompBox turn any iOS device into portable effects board!

iShred LIVE app and StompBox turn any iOS device into portable effects board!

Lebanon, NH -- July 25, 2011 -- Frontier Design Group, maker of musically inspiring apps, is excited to announce that iShred LIVE is compatible with recently released StompBox from Griffin Technology Inc. 

iShred LIVE is a mobile app with amp modeling and stomp box effects for guitar, bass, and other instruments. Based on the popular virtual guitar app from Frontier Design Group, iShred LIVE gives musicians of all skill levels the ability to play a real instrument through their iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. 


Glissando -- new app lets you control music with gestures

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Gestures are the big thing these days, with Apple's new operating system for the Mac relying heavily on them. Glissando ($0.99) is a new app that lets you control music playback with gestures. The app emphasizes simplicity with a set of intuitive gestures that allows you to play and pause, skip tracks, fast forward, rewind, and more — without glancing at the screen. For example, you can toggle pause and playback by simply tapping anywhere on the screen. Or swipe to the left or right to listen to the next or previous track.



New Sonos Play:3 Wireless Speaker - Review Coming!

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I have done a number of reviews (simply search our site for "Sonos) on the Sonos S5 wireless music system, and am also a proud owner.  I really can't rave enough about the product. It's simply the best portable home music experience I have encountered. One minor complaint I have is that the S5 is a bit bulky. Now Sonos has released a smaller speaker model dubbed the Play:3. It has all the wireless good stuff inside that the S5 has, but in a compact footprint. I'll be reviewing one soon to see how the sound stacks up, but in the meantime, you can check out the press release and some YouTube action on the Play...



What I played this week - Bonjiovi DPS!

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iLounge recently reviewed the Bonjiovi DPS app, and gave it a positive review (B-), so figured I would check it out (esp. being free). I agree that the app improves iOS sound quality, at least coming out of my iPad (due to Digital Power Station's real-time audio re-mastering), but maybe not enough really to make me give up the built-in player apps. In other "what I played" news, Paper Racer and Jet Car Stunts are still my picks for casual game time. Read on for my review of the free DPS app.



Spotify - First Look

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What is Spotify? Here is the description from the App Store:

Stream millions of tracks from thousands of albums and artists to your iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. Take your existing Spotify playlists with you on the go - listen to them during your commute, in the gym or on a flight. With ‘Offline mode’ you can listen even when no connection is available. Wirelessly sync your local files to your phone to merge your catalogue with ours, no cables required! Download and get started directly from your mobile.



SoundPrism 2.0 released with new features and sounds!

Reviewed this great music app a month or so ago, and now Audanika has given SoundPrism a new interface, a bunch of great sound patches and more. Read on for full V2.0 release info...



Professional Beatboxer Dub FX Uses Acclaimed New Live Looper iPhone App To Perform Track in Single Take

Professional Beatboxer Dub FX Uses Acclaimed New Live Looper iPhone App To Perform Track in Single Take

 

Version 2 of the sophisticated iPhone live looping app Loopy launched mid last month to community acclaim. Professional beatboxer and looper Dub FX published a YouTube video on Sunday demonstrating the app’s capabilities by producing an entire song live, in a single take. Loopy combines power with simplicity, and sports a sleek, tactile interface that lets anyone create music by layering looped recordings of singing, beatboxing, or playing an instrument.


Rhythm Guitar for iPad Introduction

Rhythm Guitar for iPad Introduction

RHYTHM GUITAR - CONCERT EVERYWHERE 

Rhythm Guitar is a must have Ipad's app for everyone who loves music and guitar. Suitable for people who love to sing a song while playing guitar, or even Professional Guitarists who want to find a new experience of playing guitar. 

Rhythm Guitar is a very fun, interesting, easy and convenient app. All we need to do is pressing a key button (or two buttons) of the intended chord and playing the guitar by strumming, plucking or even chunking its strings. We can also play music for the background. So download and try, then you will never stop playing it. 

Features: 
- Realistic guitar sounds (distortion – enable). 


Trip to Hong Kong: Survey of iPhone scene in the East

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I recently took a vacation in Hong Kong with my family and I was pretty excited to check out the iPhone scene over there. There were several Chinese-language magazines that covered only iPhone and iPad related stuff, but what caught my eye was this magazine called ‘iPhone’. I bought the magazine and snapped a photo of the cover here.

If you were wondering, like me, how the lady sitting on the sports car could be related to the iPhone scene, I can tell you: “Plenty!”.



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