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  • Hotone’s New XTOMP mini: 140 Classic, Vintage & Modern Effects for Guitar, Bass & More

    Hotone’s New XTOMP mini: 140 Classic, Vintage & Modern Effects for Guitar, Bass & More

    Hotone Audio’s XTOMP mini pedal is the lean, mean core of Hotone’s flagship XTOMP Bluetooth Modeling Effects Pedal. With a smaller, more pedalboard-friendly footprint than its big brother, this solid aluminum stompbox can be transformed into over 140 different classic, vintage and modern effects for guitar, bass and more. The XTOMP mini uses a mobile... »

  • “Learn to Play the UBass” eBook Now Available

    “Learn to Play the UBass” eBook Now Available

    If you’ve been reading No Treble for a while, you’ve probably seen Magnus Sjöquist grooving hard on the Kala UBass. Now Sjöquist is sharing his bass playing knowledge in a new eBook entitled Learn to Play the UBass. Available for iOS, the book is highly interactive with picture galleries, multi-angle videos, and lesson quizzes. The... »

  • New App Trains Your Ears For EQ’ing

    New App Trains Your Ears For EQ’ing

    Anyone who has played a concert can tell you that EQ’ing is an important skill. If you’re looking to hone your ear to perfect that skill, you may want to check out a new app called hearEQ. The ear training app helps musicians and sound engineers with custom EQ training exercises that your tracks from... »

  • App Makes Transcribing Easier

    App Makes Transcribing Easier

    If you’re in the market for an app to help you transcribe the songs you want to learn, Transcribe+ aims to help. The app, designed for iPhone and iPad, allows you to import a song from your music library, change the speed and key, create loops, see the music’s waveform and even take notes. A... »

  • ShowOne App Aims to Simplify Using Backing Tracks On Stage

    ShowOne App Aims to Simplify Using Backing Tracks On Stage

    An iOS app can now meet the needs of musicians who use backing tracks during live performances. ShowOne (formerly called SideStage) has a variety of features, including automatic click tracks; the ability to edit tempo, pitch, and voice counts from within the app; compatibility with Apogee Duet and Native Instruments Traktor Audio 2; fast import... »

  • Create Beats on the Fly with VoxBeat App

    Create Beats on the Fly with VoxBeat App

    If you’re looking for a quick, easy way to record the beats for your compositions, Avi Bortnick’s VoxBeat app might be something to look into. The app features drum and audio tracks, and you can create beats with a tap of the finger or through beatboxing the sounds you want to hear. Bortnick is also... »

  • BandLab App Aims to Make Music Creation Easier

    BandLab App Aims to Make Music Creation Easier

    A new free app called BandLab promises to allow musicians to collaborate and create music in the cloud. The recently launched app lets musicians capture, store and recall song ideas and synchronize all the info to all cloud-linked devices. In addition, you can work on multi-track projects with others using the app’s built-in mix editor.... »

  • Bassist Co-authors Book on Recording with iPads and iPhones

    Bassist Co-authors Book on Recording with iPads and iPhones

    The co-author of , Ryan C. Williams, is back with another book for musicians. This time out, he has co-authored a book in the “For Dummies” series — iPad and iPhone for Musicians for Dummies. Written by Williams and Mike Levine, U.S. editor for Audiofanzine, the book covers a wide range of topics, including invaluable... »

  • IK Multimedia Introduces iRig 2 Mobile Interface for iOS and Android

    IK Multimedia Introduces iRig 2 Mobile Interface for iOS and Android

    IK Multimedia has revamped their popular mobile instrument interface with the iRig 2. The new version adds several new features including a versatile gain control, a 1/4-inch amplifier output, and Android compatibility. The iRig 2 has a 1/4-inch input that can handle guitar, bass or other line level instruments. Its variable gain thumbwheel lets you... »

  • New iOS App Dissects Polyrhythms

    New iOS App Dissects Polyrhythms

    If you’re crazy about figuring out new rhythms, you may want to check out a new app called . Created in part by bassist Kenneth Dahl Knudsen, the app helps you “study and practice various polyrhythms in a wide range of time signatures.” It has a loop that can be set for up to 16... »