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Mark Wardlaw

A poorly written intro, 5 apps chosen seemingly at random, and 5 descriptions sparsely rewritten from the iTunes descriptions provided by a "writer" who seems to have no musical background whatsoever. What happened, hypebot? Did you lose a bet?


Can you show me one professional guitarist (that's full time) who's using Amplitube instead of the real deal?

By the way, still in the day, producing music takes just as much time and probably more given todays distractions.

And it still takes hundreds of dollars to record. You gotta buy that iPad right?

I agree with the first commentator that some qualification/experience would have been nice as I think the piece comes across like a jingle.


I actually used my phone to play my guitar through on a small gig while I was traveling. It was very convenient, and did the trick, but I would never use it in a truly professional setting. By the way, I've looked and listened to a bunch of apps for guitar, and for me, by far, the best-sounding is JamUp. (unsolicited endorsement!) Amplitube gets a lot of press, but I've never been able to get very many useable sounds out of it.

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These Ipad apps are amazing...its kind of a good inspiration to purchase an Iphone.


Twitter recommended this article to me, congratulations.

Although I'm used to reading articles which don't cause me to have stop and puzzle out the meaning of the words and think about tense and stuff, this is a refreshing change.

How do these apps compare to the expensive old gear then? Have lots of successful music been made this way?

Back in the day I like good journalism.

Ethan Samuel

I am using iVoxel iPad app for quality music producing. ImproVox sounds good.


Those apps are good for beginners to play with, but when it comes to professional use they can't be used. At least some of them are cheap.


If you are interested in GarageBand, I just release the first comprehensive manual "GarageBand for iPad - How it Works", not just a QuickStartGuide. It is self published and available on my website www.DingDingMusic.com/Manuals. It explains Apple's popular music production application "GarageBand for the iPad" with rich illustrations and diagrams that are not found in any other manual. I even cover new concepts like iCloud and iTunes File Sharing in great details and that knowledge is extremely useful for other applications too.


The desktop version gets used in the studio and live all the time ( http://www.amplitube.com ). There are people who gig with AmpliTube on iOS devices too, but really the most popular use by professionals for the iOS versions would be the hotel-room writing session. That's how we started working with Slash (and how many artists contact us - "hey I use AmpliTube on my iPhone to write and warm up..."). Live, we've had our desktop bass models used in front of hundreds of thousands, even counting only Stefan Lessard of Dave Matthews Band alone. In the studio, there's a great many who like to blend amp sim and real tube amps every day.

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