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You want to play air guitar? Go on then!

I posted the video earlier, now here are all the details:

Finally, a REAL air guitar!

You can actually play real air guitar without having to hold a phone, touch the screen or shake a device. All you do is:

  • Set your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch in front of you-
  • Start pickin’ ‘n’ strummin’ in the air–
  • ROCK OUT!

Thanks to the magic of GhostGuitar’s Augmented Self Reality, you don’t need anything but your hands (or teeth, or air-violin-bow) and a determination to rock the world. You can even pick GhostGuitar’s strings individually.

GhostGuitar comes with four venerable guitars built in: choose Acoustic for some nice campfire strumming, Clean for the shimmering rhythms, Crunch for those classic rock power chords, or Sleek for a fatter, sonic lashing. Sculpt your own sound on top by using the virtual stompboxes in the GhostGuitar pedalboard. Evoke the late Invasion-era shimmering distortion via Fuzz Goblin, mellow it out with the analog-modeled chorus/vibrato of Ghoul Vibrations, and repeat it with the tape-delay inspired Echo-Plasm delay/reverb pedal.

GhostGuitar comes with many chord progressions that you can set to any key, and even down- or up-tune. If that’s not enough (never is…), you can create and save ANY number of your own progressions –no matter how weird– thanks to GhostGuitar’s extensive chord library. There’s no reason for you to not play *that* song.

You say you need a band? You’ll love “GhostBand”! Just hit the button for drums and bass to come in and accompany you. GhostBand will automatically recognize your chord changes and follow suit, just like a good band should. Much more timely and better smelling than the real thing. You can set tempo and choose among more than a dozen patterns, and individually adjust mix for bass and drums.

And how about vocals? For those of us who are vocally inclined, GhostBand also gives you a “GhostMic”: turn it on and sing along with your guitar pickin’. Beef up your vocals using the dedicated FX: dial in some delay, jack up the gain, warble and marble with some chorus.

And where can this all go? Into a video (or an audio file), you say? We say “yes!”. Record yourself playing or singing, or jamming to the GhostBand all together or separately. Save it as a movie or a song…up to you. If satisfied, share it on YouTube for kicks, or email it, download it via wi-fi, put some cheese on it and call it an omelette.

  • 44.1k Pro-quality audio
  • Touch free “air” guitar playing
  • Groundbreaking Realtime Mobile Machine Vision (REMMVi) technology, invented and developed here in Yonac Labs (patent(s) pending)
  • Uses front camera to pick up your fret and strum hands
  • Intelligent backing band via GhostBand
  • Simultaneous vocal recording via mic
  • Record (any combo of guitar, backing band, vocals) to audio or video
  • Four different guitars to choose from
  • GhostGuitar pedalboard with carefully engineered virtual stompboxes
  • Enough chord patterns to play most songs, ENDLESS patterns you can create for yourself
  • extensive chord library
  • Assign any chord in the library to any fret, in any key
  • individually pickable strings
  • Hammer on, auto-mute, alternate pick or down pick guitar control modes
  • Vocal FX rack
  • Probably a lot more you’ll have to discover on your own

NOTE: GhostGuitar needs a front-facing camera to work its magic

The app is priced at $1.99

GhostGuitar - Yonac Inc.

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Tablet comparison chart

Makes for some interesting reading.

Via Gizmodo

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Congratulations to Audanika’s Gabriel and his wife Judith

You read all about the new organic hardware from Audanika at their blog, and congratulations from Palm Sounds.

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Happy Birthday miniSynth from Yonac

Happy Birthday to Yonac’s miniSynth app. 3 years is a ripe old age for an iPhone app, and I can remember when this one came out! In fact I can remember playing with it on the train on the way to work on my 1st iPod Touch.

miniSynth - Yonac Inc.

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bleepbox asks if anyone has used the rtpMIDI (windows NetworkMIDI driver)

If you have then join the thread over at the forum.

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Kindle Fire specs emerge

Thanks to the anon commenter who added these specs for the Fire:

  • TI OMAP 4 dual-core
  • [ CPU Instruction Set: ARMv7 ]
  • 512MB RAM

From that it looks like it could be a really good device, but no sync cable it seems though, and nothing in the UK as yet. Time will tell if this device can be a cheap but useful device for Android music.

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HHH asks if the Kindle Fire is good for Filmmakers

And the short answer is, ‘no’, not yet, but maybe in time, we’ll see.

Read the whole piece at HHH.

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Arduino to iPhone Galvanic Skin Sensor

One of the more esoteric Arduino experiments I’ve seen, but definitely very intriguing indeed.

Via Arduino blog.

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PowerFX DJ Samplr iPhone App

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Music Studio 2.0 full details of new features

Here’s the full details of what’s coming in Music Studio 2.0:

Audio tracks

  • Microphone recording
  • AudioCopy & AudioPaste
  • iPod library or wav/mp3/AAC/ogg file import
  • Waveform and audio-region editing

Major new features

  • 35 new instruments: 24 synths, 9 orchestral and 2 drum kits • Drum pads, chord pads and chord programming
  • Pitch wheel, filter wheel
  • File sharing via email and SoundCloud
  • New look & feel

Hardware support

  • iRig, iRig Mic, Ampkit Link, Apogee Jam, Alesis IO Dock, iConnectMIDI and Line 6 MIDI Mobilizer II • Keyboard split point setting
  • MIDI Thru
  • CoreMIDI compatibility improved

Many new small features

  • Volume gradient in the piano roll editor
  • Attack offset time configurable for every instrument
  • Keyboard sustain button
  • Export to compressed format (AAC)
  • Export every track into a separate file
  • Import songs and midi files (iPad only)
  • Performance improvements and small enhancements in all areas

Music Studio - Alexander Gross

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