15 Must-Have iPad Music Apps for the Professional Musician

This guest post is by Chris Taylor (@miccontrolchris) of MicControl, a music blogging community that bridges the gap between musicians and music bloggers. The holiday season is officially over and one gadget that seemed to be on top of the world's holiday list was the iPad. Rightfully so; after the operating system update in November [...]

By | January 13th, 2011|Gig Bag, iThing, music industry, Tech|

Holiday Gift Guide for Musicians and Music Lovers #1

Check the How-to-Buy guides if you're interested in gifting drums, keyboards, a guitar or bass. #1: Gifts Under $100 What can you get for less than $30?  How about a professional musical instrument that is played by the likes of Bob Dylan and John Popper? There are thousands of harmonicas out there, some cheap, some [...]

By | November 20th, 2010|Bass, Gig Bag, Guitar, Songs, Tech|

Filtatron Brings Moog to iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad (or does it?)

Moog goes mobile on iTunes this Monday, October 18, 2010.  Whether that's a good or bad thing depends on how you feel about this phrase: "...digitally modelled to approximate the warmth and character of our famous analog hardware."  Hmmmm. From the Filtatron Page: The Filtatron is much more than your average sound app. It’s a [...]

By | October 16th, 2010|iThing, Tech|

Why You Hate Your iPod

The Paradox of Choice and Learning to Savor Your Music I’ve had a nagging feeling that the thousands of songs spread among my multiple iThings and iTunes libraries are beginning to taunt me.  Since I’m old enough to have actually worked in a record store, I can remember the excitement when new releases arrived each [...]

By | August 5th, 2010|Gig Bag, iThing, music industry, Tech|

AmpliTube for iPad Now Available

Tune In > Plug In > Rock Out! The iRig and iPhone/iPod/iPad version of AmpliTube have been available for a few weeks now, but IK Multimedia just introduced a new version dedicated to the iPad. There are 2 iPad editions available: AmpliTube Free: 3 effects, 1 amp+cabinet, 2 mics; expandable with downloadable gear a-la-carte; and [...]

By | July 25th, 2010|Bass, Guitar, iThing, Tech|

Free Friday: iPad Edition

The "Mozart of Madras" Shows Off His Mad Bebot Skillz Slumdog Millionaire composer A. R. Rahman stops by MTV Iggy, whips out one of his eight iPads, and improvises a quick compostion on what he calls a “polyphonic theremin.” The Bebot Robot Synth brings 4-finger multitouch polyphony, multiple synthesis modes, and user-definable presets and scales [...]

By | April 29th, 2010|free friday, Gig Bag, iThing, Tech|