Knox Chandler uses his iOS based rig profiled here, live with Miss Kenichi.
IK Multimedia has been concentrating heavily on the iOS market in recent years and the increasing use of iOS devices by musicians seems to testify to their prescience. Their latest effort, iRing ww.ikmultimedia.com/products/iring/, takes the Hot Hand concept, originated by Source Audio, to iPhones and iPads.
Eventide’s audio effects have been long been considered objects of desire by musicians, engineers, and producers. Going back to their first harmonizer, these units have been employed on dozens of classic recordings, as well as live—by the lucky few who could afford them. Their stompbox series, though still not cheap, made these effects accessible to a much wider range of sonic explorers. Avant-guitarists like Noveller, Eivind Aarset, and Stian Westerhus soon began exploring the tonal possibilities of the self-explanatory Pitch-, Mod-, and TimeFactor pedals, as well as the reverb-centric Space stomp. For me, the problem remained that, while each pedal has numerous incredible sounds, there are way more than I would be likely to use. To assemble the particular effects I want would require purchasing the entire set, an outlay of $2000—the same price that puts even their budget rack unit, the Eclipse, out of my range. Enter the H9…. There are plenty of great demos on YouTube, but here is one that concentrates on using the iOS control for experimental sounds. Continue reading
AmpliTube remains my favorite amp and effect modeling software. I even wrote a book about it. They have offered an iOS version for a while now, along with iRig, an elegant mobile guitar interface. This month sees the release of new versions of both: iRig HD and AmpliTube 3.0, featuring AmpliTube Studio.