Tronical has announced the highly acclaimed Tronical Tuning Technology to be available for all customers, brands and makes of guitars.
With Tronical Tune everyone has access to this amazing self-tuning system as a retro fit kit for his own instrument. Based on the new Min-E-Tune system known from the latest Gibson models Tronical presents Tronical Tune as a retro fit kit to bring perfect tuning to potentially all guitar players – finally.
Installed within ten minutes and with minimum effort Tronical Tune basically works straight out of the box. No drilling required. The push of one single button gets the guitar in perfect tune within seconds. Additionally the player has immediate access to 12 different alternate tunings plus 6 custom tunings – this opens an infinite array of new creative possibilities.
Tronical Tune features
Multi-string & single-string tuning.
Custom tuning, reference tuning.
12 factory presets & 6 user presets.
String Up and Down, Calibration, and Accurarcy modes.
Interference and battery levels.
The Tronical Tune retro-fit-kit is available at the Tronical-Components online store and at dealers worldwide for 299 EUR/USD.
Roland has announced the CD-2u SD/CD Recorder and SD-2u SD Recorder, two all-in-one portable recording devices. Both units record CD-quality audio to SD/SDHC cards, and include many useful features for music practice and education.
With high-quality SD recording and a host of great features for music practice and study, the SD-2u Recorder is a powerful tool for educators, students, and hobbyists.
The CD-2u offers identical features to the SD-2u, with the addition of CD burning/playback capability. Compact and ready to travel, the CD-2u and SD-2u are ideal for mobile audio recording, learning music and languages, and much more.
Both the CD-2u and SD-2u feature an integrated high-quality stereo microphone, making it easy to capture audio anywhere. Built-in, high-performance stereo speakers provide convenient sound playback of recordings, music, lesson material, and more.
The CD-2u and SD-2u also provide connections to integrate external devices for various applications. Two XLR/TRS combo jacks allow users to connect their own microphones, with phantom power available if needed. There’s also a stereo mini-mic jack with Plug In Power, plus stereo RCA LINE IN jacks for connecting an instrument, music player, or other audio sources.
In addition to SD/SDHC recording, the CD-2u also offers recording direct to CD and CD-RW discs. Standard audio CDs can be played as well. This allows users to easily burn and play audio CDs anywhere without the need to use a computer.
Both recorders are equipped with powerful features for manipulating audio playback, providing useful tools for building music skills, learning languages, transcribing spoken-word audio, and more. Users can independently adjust the speed and pitch with exceptional audio quality, perfect for slowing down passages to learn difficult parts or changing the key of music to match a singer’s vocal range.
An improved Center Cancel function removes vocals and solos from commercial songs, allowing users to create minus-one tracks for practice and karaoke fun. The newly developed Center Focus feature isolates center-located sounds in music tracks to make them easier to hear and learn.
Both recorders also feature practice essentials such as a chromatic tuner and metronome. A wireless remote control is included as well.
The CD-2u and SD-2u can be powered via the included AC adaptor, or with six AA batteries. AC power is required when using the CD-2u’s CD recording and playback functions.
When it comes to Jimi Hendrix tone, we’ve got you covered, whether it’s our new AmpliTube Jimi Hendrix™ apps for iPhone/iPod touch and iPad, or the AmpliTube Jimi Hendrix™ gear collection for Mac/PC, which can run as a standalone program or a DAW plug in.
All our Hendrix products are released in collaboration with ®Authentic Hendrix, and provide guitarists with stunningly accurate Hendrix tone. We even give you presets in the form of a Hendrix discography, so that you can dial up genuine settings from specific songs. Like all of our AmpliTube products, the various forms of AmplTube Jimi Hendrix offer extras such as recording capabilities, speed trainers, metronomes, and more.
AmpliTube Jimi Hendrix features
Real-time guitar mobile multiFX + recording app with Jimi Hendrix tone.
Full rig with 3 (iPhone/iPod) / 4 (iPad) simultaneous stompboxes + amp with effects + cabinet and microphone.
n-Track Software has announced the release of n-Track Tuner for Android devices.
Tune your guitar, bass or other instrument with n-Track Tuner. Just put your Android device next to your instrument and play each string, the tuner will automatically recognize the note you’re playing and tell you whether you need to lower (green bar) or increase (red bar) the string’s pitch.
The spectrum analyzer provides a visual feedback of the notes played by the instrument and shows a small arrow to highlight the harmonic whose pitch the tuner is tracking.
For those who prefer to manually tune their instrument the ‘Diapason’ view lets you play a reference tone, ‘A’ (440 hz) or any other note that you can select dragging the frequency slider.
Already available for iOS, the free Tuner app is now available on Google Play.
Positive Grid has announced the release of a trio of new iOS music-utility apps: Beats Metronome, Jam Player, and AccuTune.
All offer the same high level of sound quality, features, and usability found in the company’s flagship app, JamUp Pro.
“Each of these apps performs a specific function and does it really well,” says product manager Calvin Abel. “We’re confident that musicians will find all three to be essential items for their software toolkits.”
Beats Metronome combines a comprehensive feature set with an elegant user interface. It can be set to a whopping 35 different time signatures, including compound and complex meters. It also sports a handy tap-tempo function—great for figuring out song tempos—and 17 different click sounds. Turning on Flash Mode in the Settings page enables a strobe-like flash on each beat (it can also be set to flash only on the downbeat). This mode can be very useful onstage or in other low-light environments.
Beats Metronome for iPhone and iPad.
A different type of graphic depiction of the beat is provided when the Visual Beats function is turned on and the iOS device is rotated to landscape mode. The display changes to show circles that represent the beats in a measure. As the metronome counts the time, the appropriate circle is highlighted, providing an easy-to-follow visualized version of the tempo.
Jam Player is a simple-to-use, yet enormously powerful app that promises to make learning and practicing songs a lot easier by letting the user seamlessly manipulate the tempo and pitch of a recorded song.
Jam Player – Time and Pitch Audio Player.
The first step is to load a song into the Jam Player from the iOS device’s iTunes library. The Speed control knob can then be used to slow down the tempo of the song without affecting its pitch. For instance, a super-fast guitar solo could be slowed significantly to make it easier to learn, and then sped up periodically as the player becomes more comfortable with it. The Pitch control raises and lowers the pitch but has no impact on the tempo, and it’s a great way for a singer who’s learning a song to change the key of the original track to match his or her vocal range. Using the Speed and Pitch controls in tandem allows for manipulation of both variables. The app’s sophisticated pitch and time algorithms provide stunningly good results, even at extreme settings.
As its name suggests, AccuTune is a super-accurate chromatic tuner. It responds either to notes captured by the iPhone or iPad’s microphone, or through a guitar adapter like Positive Grid’s JamUp Plug.
It provides two different views: the top of the screen is a standard meter display and the bottom a note-wheel. Both offer a great level of detail, making precise tuning easy. Pressing the Setup button brings you to the Settings screen, where you can change the calibration from the default 440 Hz, set transposition, adjust temperament, and more. Most importantly, the AccuTune features a smooth response, making tuning easy.
Beats Metronome and AccuTune list for $4.99 USD each and Jam Player for $9.99 USD. Currently, all three are available for the introductory price of $0.99 USD each.