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Peavey’s AmpKit LiNK, a portable electric guitar interface for the iPhone

Peavey Electronics and leading iPhone applications developer Agile Partners have joined forces to launch AmpKit, an unparalleled guitar amp and effects iPhone application, and AmpKit LiNK, a high fidelity audio interface for the iPhone, iPod touch* and iPad.

The AmpKit experience begins with the free AmpKit app (or it’s feature packed paid version AmpKit+) from the iTunes App Store. The application itself is very sleek, the primary interface is a virtual view of the amp head/cabinet, microphone and effects that you currently have set, giving you a good overview of all your settings. The interface also provides a number of preset configurations, a metronome and tuner, and an interface for recording clips and transferring them wirelessly to your PC or Mac. The second piece of the AmpKit experience is the AmpKit LiNK device. Just plug the device into the headphone jack on your iPhone and then plug in your guitar (via standard guitar cable) and a set of headphones into the AmpKit LiNK. Next, select one of the presets from the AmpKit app and you’re ready to go.

Which brings me to the final point on this device, with a price point of $39.99 for the hardware, the AmpKit LiNK is an affordable tool for any guitarist with an iPhone. New amps, effects and microphones can be purchased from within the AmpKit app for $4.99, $2.99 and $0.99 respectively which may seem a bit pricey when compared to other downloadable media. However, considering the costs of their real world counterparts and the quality of the sounds they produce, these prices are a bargain.

Peavey via OhGizmo

Guitar Sidekick – a new accessories for musicians

Castiv Media is proud to announce the Guitar Sidekick, a guitar mounted holding system designed for Iphones/Ipods.  It enables the musician to easily use any of the music/guitar apps available on iTunes, such as: video lessons, lyrics teleprompter, audio recorder, metronome, tabs display, and instrument tuner.

The best thing about this accessory, the Guitar Sidekick is compatible with any guitar, and it does not affect playing or tuning.

The Guitar Sidekick is positioned between the nut and the machine heads (tuners) of the guitar by clipping it around the strings as you can see in the picture. The grip can freely rotate and position the iPhone in either portrait or landscape mode.

The Guitar Sidekick from Castiv might help sooth those stage jitters, especially since this device will connect to the neck of your guitar. Boasting an adjustable mechanism that will accommodate just about any smartphone like iPhone, iPod touch, iPod nano, BlackBerry Storm, BlackBerry, Android, PSP, Zune, iTab, and more.

Guitar Sidekick for the iPhone, iPod touch, and other devices is available for $29.99 (USD). MP4 Tabs Lite is a free application.

For more info about the Guitar sidekick visit the castiv media site.

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