Sonoma Wire Works has updated their iOS app of guitar tone goodness—cleverly named GuitarTone—to version 3. There are all-new tube models to choose from in their amp offerings that take advantage of improvements available in tone through iOS 10 devices. To celebrate the update, they’re also giving away some free amp and effect add-ons to early adopters. You may also win $300 worth of Sonoma Wire Works goodies. It’s a good day to be a Sonoma Wire Works and GuitarTone 3 fan/user.
For a while now I’ve been lucky enough to have access to the SilQ app that the talented TonApp As created. You may know TonApp As through their handy little Guitar Capo+ app—which is also quite a sexy little app. Perhaps they’re cornering the market on sexy iOS apps. I’m sure that’s a niche market.
Anyhow, I’ve been playing around with SilQ and I have to say … I love it! There are EQ apps and then there’s SilQ—quite simply the best EQ app I’ve come across. I’m rethinking my opinion on EQ effects in a signal chain now—my previous opinion was not very high.
I discover so many cool things on Twitter. SetBoss appears to be another one of those cool things. I saw SetBoss tweeting asking for people who were interested in guitars, iOS and blogging to take a look at their app. I fit all three of those criteria, so I decided to take a look. I’m glad I did. SetBoss is a nifty little app!
It’s been a while since I got stuck into the awesomeness that is iOS guitar playing and recording. Truth be told, it’s been a while since I did anything decent that was guitar related. I perhaps needed something to rekindle my interest. Luckily and coincidentally, IK Multimedia recently released AmpliTube Acoustic and a new interface called iRig Acoustic. The interface I can’t write about—on account of me not having one of them—but AmpliTube Acoustic I can write about—because I do have the free version of that.
So write about it I shall!
Last week at NAMM I was lucky enough to catch Mike Campese perform at the Sonoma Wire Works booth at the 2015 NAMM Show. Mike was showcasing the tones the iOS app GuitarTone is capable of. Even though I’ve used GuitarTone several times in the past—even writing about them a few times over the years—I was blown away by the audio quality. My embedded video is not going to do that audio any justice because I was only using an iPhone to capture video/audio, but trust me … It sounded awesome and was loud enough to ensure the NAMM decibel police were on hand to protect all sensitive ears.
Everybody won on this day.