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.
Apps are becoming a major part of music’s future. It started with iPhone and iPad app developers creating abbreviated versions of the same software musicians used on computers. Now developers find themselves converting some of the more creative,original apps into software for laptops and towers. Accessing the best of both worlds—powerful computer software and cutting edge apps—requires combining laptop and tablet into a seamless music production/performance rig. The iConnectAUDIO4+ has arrived just in time to facilitate this ambition
Summer NAMM starts Thursday. Next week Guitar Moderne will be bringing you a full report on all the new products of interest to modern guitarists. In the meantime, the Artiphon is something we missed last winter but will make a point to see this week.
Now available at the iTunes app store, a granular processing app from Mayank Sanganeria and Kurt James Werner. They made them change the name from Toe Jam because they didn’t want them to encourage people to step on their iPads. Do so at your own risk.