Tagged: guitar

Using an iPad, Tonebridge, Tabs, and iRig Stomp when Playing Your Guitar

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSIf you’ve played guitar, you’ve seen other’s guitar pedal rigs. A big box filled with pedals and power cords so they can get the right sound for a song. But what if you could jam that all into one pedal? What if I said you can with an iPad, two apps, and a single pedal? You can then play your guitar and make it sound as close to the actual artist as possible. My guitar setup Simply put, I have an iPad Pro 10.5 (2017 model). Inside are two apps: Tonebridge, and Tabs. Both of these apps are made by Ultimate Guitar. Tonebridge App A simple app that turns the tone of a song into a simple pedal. Want to play “Stairway to Heaven”? Maybe some “Back in Black”, or “Purple Rain”? Just choose the pedal from the list. Each pedal...

Always Keep Tabs on Your Guitar with TaylorSense Smart Battery

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSAcoustic guitars can be very temperamental. You need to make sure the humidity is right or it will crack. Of course, any bangs to the guitar can also affect the sound. That is why Taylor Guitars created TaylorSense. The TaylorSense Battery Pack turns any Taylor acoustic guitar into a smart guitar. Simply replace the 9-volt battery pack with the TaylorSense. Then download the app (when available) to connect your guitar with the phone. The app will not only monitor your guitar’s vitals, it will also help you tune and even record your guitar tracks. The app will be available for everyone to download, with the recorder and tuner available for all to use. But for those of you who take your acoustic guitar on the road, this app will let you know a lot about your guitar when you are not...

iRig UA for Android versus iRig HD for iOS Video Comparison

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSI remember building my first pedal board out of an old record player. The size was wide enough that I could hinge onto my Peavey Rage amplifier. I had a Wah/Volume, Reverb and Doubler pedals which I affixed to the board and plugged into the power strip. It was crude, but it worked really well. Today, all you need is a smartphone to not only get all those pedals, but a plethora of amps and microphones as well. Digital guitar modeling has majorly progressed in the last 5 years – especially with companies like IK Multimedia who are pushing the boundaries for musicians. A guitar player might just walk in with their ax and a tablet that plugs right into the soundboard. No more amps. No more pedal boards that lie on the ground to get beer spilled on them. The...


Acoustic Stream is a Bluetooth Wireless Guitar and Microphone

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSImagine a device that can send your guitar signal and vocals to the amp, then give you a wireless in-ear. That is what Acoustic Stream is all about. Acoustic or electric guitar – Acoustic stream could be the bluetooth wireless alternative. Backed as a Kickstarter, Acoustic Stream was able to raise the money to continue development to this device. The Bluetooth dongle pairs with an iOS or Android device to turn into a recording unit, tuner, or push the signal to an amplifier. Best part is you don’t need a pickup on the guitar – the Acoustic Stream will become that pickup. I talked with Bob Bean – creator of the device. He has been working on this project and plans to turn this into your 4-in-1 wireless device. That means you will be able to also connect a microphone and...

Raw Talent Guitar Teaches You How to Play Guitar 0

Raw Talent Guitar Teaches You How to Play Guitar

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSMarc Quandagno and Shaun Fischer join Todd on the TPN Live CES coverage. They show us Raw Talent Guitar – a learning system for guitarists. The Raw Talent Guitar system is straightforward – You connect the electric guitar to a USB dongle. You have 15 songs to play over the music. You get music TAB and regular sheet music options. The Clash, Oasis, Boston and more are some of the songs you get with Raw Talent Guitar. You get lessons from teachers, you can also put together a sound for your electric guitar, compressors, gates, reverb and more. This product will be available in a couple weeks. Raw Talent Guitar will cost $199. Todd Cochrane of Geek News Central

Fretlight Guitars – Video Review 1

Fretlight Guitars – Video Review

This week for TVazine, we go through a review that I thought was all but lost. A couple months ago, a hard drive crashed and with it – a few of the video reviews I did early on that were not published yet. However, I do back up systems, and found that this video was saved in a backup I did the month before. It was a copy that I already edited down, so I couldn’t put it into 720 format, but I was able to do a little tweaking on it. I also am playing with some new title intros, so let me know if you like the new intro. In the meantime, we review the Fretlight guitar – a special guitar that connects to the PC via USB, then lights up the fretboard to direct you on how to play certain songs. This guitar is great...

Ramblings – 6-21-09 – Las Vegas 1

Ramblings – 6-21-09 – Las Vegas

Day Off – Sort of A late Ramblings this week as I decided to stay offline last week. It was a long week and I was playing all weekend. It has been a while since I last took more than 24 hours off a computer, so that is a big feat for me. HP Tech Forum I had a fun time talking and working with Andy McCaskey and Kara Karsten with SDRNews. We had such a blast. We also put forward the mobile interview booth rig. We call it the “MacGyver” rig. Nonetheless, it was connected to uStream and we were able to conduct a few interviews for the event. Check out all the info on the Twitter log at #HPTF. Great to meet some new bloggers: Shane Pitman of Neowin, John Obeto of AbsoluteWindows. We had a great week along with Halley, Tom, Calvin and Rebecca from...

Podcast Ep 57 10-29-08 Movin and Shakin 0

Podcast Ep 57 10-29-08 Movin and Shakin

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSHalloween is fast approaching. The office has moved around. Dan Tynan and Technology and Politics. Parts for Dell D600 – Win iTunes GC. Give to the Salvation Army Try GoToMeeting free for 30 days – No CC needed: GoToMeeting.com/techpodcasts. Get IT Certified – Careersaver.com – 10% off with Code “Geek08” 877-654-2265 Hotline – 608-205-4378 – geekazine (at) gmail.com Download the show Subscribe: Zune – iTunes – TechPodcasts – Blubrry

Podcast Ep #55 10-15-08 – Legend on the Internet 0

Podcast Ep #55 10-15-08 – Legend on the Internet

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSiTunes Finally Cleaning House? – Interviews with Jamie Miller and Bryce Whitty: Win $25 Gift certificate – Paythefan – Sponsor for CES – Aunt Passing At the end of the Podcast, we play a special song called “Legend on the Internet”, a song produced by local musicans and friends and written by @Sunspot_Mike of the Local Band: SunSpot Try GoToMeeting free for 30 days – No CC needed: GoToMeeting.com/techpodcasts. Get IT Certified – Careersaver.com – 10% off with Code “Geekazine” 877-654-2265 Give to the Salvation Army

Geekazine Podcast #53-10-01-08- 1 year Anniversary 0

Geekazine Podcast #53-10-01-08- 1 year Anniversary

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSIt’s the Podcasts’ 1 YEAR Anniversary -GeekKon – CES – Interview with Walt Ribeiro – Future Segment – Paythefan – TechPodcast Roundtable Try GoToMeeting free for 30 days – No CC needed: GoToMeeting.com/techpodcasts. Get IT Certified – Careersaver.com – 10% off with Code “Geekazine” 877-654-2265 Nominate Geekazine for a Peoples Choice Podcast Award Give to the Salvation Army

Alternative to Guitar Hero – Frets on Fire 0

Alternative to Guitar Hero – Frets on Fire

Here is an alternative look at a program called “Frets on Fire”. It’s all open source, so you can download it at http://fretsonfire.sourceforge.net/ In this demo we will show you the program, and will also show you how you can create your own songs.

Episode #9 11-28-07 4

Episode #9 11-28-07

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Jeffrey Powers – Author

Jeffrey Powers – Author

  Jeffrey Powers Jeffrey Powers has been in technical roles for over 20 years. Starting on the helpdesk of Windows 95, Jeffrey became an accredited IT administrator. In 2007 he switched roles to Podcasting IT and desktop technologies. Currently, he runs 4 podcasts (Geek Smack! iPad365, Day in Tech History and This Week in Google Glass) as well as being a YouTube partner, Podcast coach (www.howtorecordpodcasts.com) and Glass Explorer. You can find him at www.geekazine.com You Can Be An Author, too! We are always looking for talented writers that want to submit articles for Geekazines’ content. Feel free to contact us and we’ll get the ball rolling.