Here’s what’s new in OMGuitar 2.0:
- Retina interface (horizontal-oriented)
- External Remote support (like in Futulele) using the free Amidio Remote app for iPhone
- MIDI In/Out/Record
- Individual string buttons can be hidden
- Advanced File Manager
OMGuitar is available for $4.99 in the App Store.
Alex Glowaski created the Stylotar - a Stylophone + electric guitar hybrid that is finger-licking nasty.
“My favorite aspect of this misbegotten thing is that it?s an electronic instrument that must be wet to play,” notes Glowaski. “The conductivity isn?t great, so unless you?re a really sweaty person by nature, you need a little help to make the connection between the back strip and the thumbtacks.”
Here’s the video demo of the Stylotar in action: Continue reading
Paul Vo, the inventor of the technology behind the Moog Guitar and Moog Lap Steel instruments has for some years been experimenting with a new method of sound design: acoustic synthesis. Unlike traditional methods of analog and digital sound generation, acoustic synthesis creates new sounds and methods of musical expression by controlling the vibrations of actual physical objects.
Now Vo is preparing to put his concept into production, in the form of the Vo-96 Acoustic Synthesizer. The Vo-96 Acoustic Synthesizer is a device that attaches to a standard acoustic guitar that augments and controls the vibration of guitar strings, dramatically expanding the sonic capabilities of the standard acoustic guitar.
Vo’s earlier designs were produced by Moog Music. With the first ‘acoustic synthesizer’, though, Vo is going a different route, funding production through a Kickstarter campaign. Continue reading
Developer Patrick Madden contacted us to let us know that he’s updated Live Guitar – a universal iOS app that provides a guitar-style interface. It’s designed to make selecting chords quick and easy, with enough space to either play the guitar finger-style, pick, or strum.
Velocity sensitivity is emulated by adjusting volume based on where a string is touched; this allows for more expression and more natural sound.
The new version works with Audiobus, and also has full MIDI out support, so that you can drive other synths (and multiple synths at the same time, with each channel being transposed if you like). Because most guitar based songs revolve around a few chords, you can load in sets of chords on a song-by-song basis, and these chord sets can be imported and exported using Twitter.
Madden, the software developer at Secret Base Design, is also the developer of Audio MIDI Connect and MIDI Control. Continue reading