Not just a superb guitar player and mainstay of John Scofield’s Uberjam band, Avi Bortnik is an app developer. His metronome app, Time Guru, is designed to improve your time by gradually removing the crutch of its own beats, while his delay app, Echo Pitch, offers some new twists on an old theme. Voxbeat allows you to create drum patterns using your voice and phone. Check them out. Sorry this took so long Avi.
Every now and again it seems best to record a video interview with a musician who has something to demonstrate that might be lost in print. A video interview appeared a good idea with Avi Bortnick because, aside from being devilishly handsome (sorry about failing to notice we were cutting off the top of your head Avi), it let him show Guitar Moderne readers some of the laptop techniques and plugins he has been employing in the second guitar chair in John Scofield’s Überjam band. We also covered a wide range of other topics including the cool apps he has developed: Time Guru, and Voxbeat. Be sure to check out the videos below for demonstrations of his rhythm guitar genius and laptop effects in action, as well more info on his gear.