Amplitube Rocks!! (video from Derek Buddemeyer)

4Pockets release StompBox FREE

StompBox free turns your iPad into a flexible Multi FX Processor which comes with 3 free effects; Delay, Reverb, Chorus and a further 16 Effects to choose from in the Online store.

StompBox Free supports AudioBus and Apple’s Inter-App Audio making an excellent general purpose audio processing tool for all musicians, not just guitarists.

With StompBox you get the best of both worlds, a rack of professional sounding stereo effects (with far more control than simple foot pedals) and a foot controller to access a tuner and all your patches.

Simply listen through a pair of headphones, or attach to an external amplifier or hifi to truly experience the program in all its glory!

Once you have built up a library of patches, you can use the virtual foot controller to quickly and easily move between patches. The Virtual Foot controller gives instant access to all patch parameters and amp settings, with the ability to enable and disable individual effects at the touch of a button. If you want to modify an effect parameter, simply scroll the effect rack into view and make your changes.

The great range of In-App options include:

Media Player – Load your favorite MP3s and play along, you can even slow down the music without effecting pitch so you can play along at your own pace.

4 Track Recorder – Record your own backing track.

Loop Station – Record your own loops.


  • Guitar and Bass Multi FX Processor
  • 16 Unique Effects available in In-App Store
  • 7 Types of Distortion via Distortion In-App
  • Chain upto 12 Simultaneous Effects
  • Media Player with Time Stretching (In-App Purchase)
  • 4 Track Loop Recorder (In-App Purchase)
  • Metronome/Chromatic Tuner
  • Stereo Routing
  • Save 12 banks of 6 patches
  • Virtual Foot Controller
  • Virtual Whammy Pedal
  • Tap Tempo
  • Compatible with range of hardware interfaces
  • 3 Unique Skins
  • Great value for money Full Unlock In-App

Many guitar apps use a form of Amp Modelling which in most cases is just fancy form of EQ. This is great for electric guitars, but not so good for accoustic. StompBox allows various amp EQ’s both via the PreAmp and additional effects, but the important thing for accoutic guitar users is that these EQ’s can be completely bypassed. This is where StompBox really shines, giving a faithful reproduction of accoustic instruments. This also means StompBox can be used on keyboards too.

Key Player: Learn how to play notes on the keyboard (little bits video)

Nanoloop for Android gets the big update … iOS is coming

Here’s what’s new in the latest version of Nanoloop:

  • per-step control for all parameters
  • variable pattern length
  • 8 channels
  • 6 seconds sample length (mono)
  • fine-tune samples
  • filter resonance
  • more “gain” range
  • soft clipping
  • adjustable font/icon size
  • new layout

The interface has been simplified, there are no more triple-taps, double taps are not needed either, except for panning.

In most cases, a long press on an icon reveals info and/or a menu.

You can find it on the play store.

Back in 2007: Larva Labs apps for T-Mobile Sidekick

I can only barely remember the platform let alone these apps, but they were quite unique back then and looked pretty amazing. I never got to try them and I don’t know what happened to Larva Labs. Here’s the original post which had some pictures of the apps too.

Want to find all the apps on sale?

A list of all of them (and of course that doesn’t mean that they’re still on sale when you click the link) can be found here. I thought it might be useful. It’s just using the label as a search, but it might be handy.

DMT 159: Spotify, Goldieblox,, Soundrop, The Echo Nest, Rdio & CMT

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