StompBox Free Multi FX App for iPad Released

StompBox Free FX App for iPad

StompBox Free FX App for iPad

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.

StompBox Free Guitar Effect Rack for iPad

StompBox Free Guitar Effect Rack for iPad


Features

    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
    Apple Inter App Audio and AudioBus Comaptible
    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.

If you have any questions or issues you can contact us on http://www.4pockets.com/support/

StompBox Free on App Store

StompBox FX App Supports Apple Inter App Audio

StompBox Multi FX App for the iPad now supports Apple’s Inter-App Audio. Making it an excellent general purpose audio processing tool for all musicians, not just guitarists.

StompBox turns your iPad into a flexible Multi FX Processor which comes with 16 effects plus a 4 Track Recorder and Media Player.

StompBox Inter App Audio

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.

Features

    Guitar and Bass Multi FX Processor
    16 Unique Effects available
    7 Types of Distortion
    Chain upto 12 Simultaneous Effects
    AudioBus and Apple Inter App Audio Compatible.
    Media Player with Time Stretching
    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.

StompBox for iPad Video Competition

StompBox Guitar Effect App for the iPad

StompBox Guitar Effect App for the iPad Video Competition


Showcase your skills using a Guitar, iPad and 4PocketsAudio’s StompBox Guitar Effects App and win some great prizes in our biggest ever competition.

The rules of the competition are simple, create a video 1 – 2 minutes long of you rocking out with your guitar. It can be your own composition, with a backing track, improvising or playing a popular riff. You must be able to clearly see StompBox on your iPad while you are playing. Upload your video to YouTube then complete the entry form found at www.4pocketsaudio.com/stompboxcomp

There are some great prizes on offer:

1st Prize
$150 iTunes Gift Card
Free Copy of Meteor, Synergy and Aurora HD
iRig HD Courtesy of IK Multimedia

3 Runners up Prizes
$50 iTunes Gift Card
Free Copy of Meteor Multitrack Recorder, Synergy Studio and
Aurora Sound Studio HD

Full information on the competition can be found at www.4pocketsaudio.com/stompboxcomp

StompBox turns your iPad into a fully fledged digital effects unit, complete with chromatic guitar tuner, metronome and loop recording tools. It was featured by Apple in the 2011/2012 “Love” iPad TV Commercials.

Apple Love iPad TV Commercial Featuring StompBox

Apple Love iPad TV Commercial Featuring StompBox

High-def jams on your iPhone, iPad or Mac
The pioneers in mobile music making now bring you the new iRig HD – the next generation of the immensely popular AmpliTube iRig interface. iRig HD is the first high-quality 24-bit audio interface that fits in your pocket and connects directly to your Lightning, 30-pin and USB devices – so no matter which iPhone, iPod touch, iPad or Mac you have, you’ll rock out in seconds.

iRig HD 1st Prize in StompBox competition

iRig HD 1st Prize in StompBox competition

4PocketsAudio Interview with Guilherme Freitas, Brazilian Guitarist Singer and Composer

Guilherme Freitas is an established Bassist/Guitarist/Singer and Composer from Brazil. He is best known for his bands Gugles and Pajama Flowers, he currently plays with Bandabala,. The Band has just re-recorded their favourite Pajama Flowers hits completely on the iPad.

Q.1 Gui who were your musically influences?
I’ve heard a lot of music in my life but if I have to mention what I most heard would be Caetano Veloso, Chico Buarque, Beto Guedes, Brazilian pop rock( Legiao Urbana, Lulu Santos) Beatles, AC/DC, Stones, Nirvana, Beach Boys, Genesis plus many other artists ,

Q2. You’re a multi-talented Guitarist/Singer/Composer, is there a particular aspect you prefer?
I started getting interested in music as a acoustic guitarist at 14, but at 18 I had to learn to play bass because I joined a band that needed a bass player, I continued to play bass for many years, and went back to playing guitar 7 years ago. Right now I’m in love with guitar.

Q3. Why did you decide to Re-Record the tracks on the iPad?
The first reason was that at the time of the band in ’95, we did not record the job decently, just made records on cassette tapes. Another reason was also that the band no longer exists and some former members no longer work as musicians, so there was no possibility would be all together again, each took different paths in life. The band was independent at the time and had no access to good studios.

I always liked those songs and felt sorry for not having done a good recording of them. When I bought the iPad 2 years ago, I noticed that when recording electric guitar I got an excellent result, and it reminded me of the work of Pajama’s, I had to ask for help to remember the lyrics and started to record a couple of tracks before I knew it I was recording 14 songs.

Q4. How did you find the process of recording everything on the iPad?
I’ve always been interested in using portable recorders, I already had several studios port (tascam, yamaha), drum machines, sequencers. When I saw the iPad I started doing small tests in Garageband was impressed and so I bought the IPad.

I used the Apogee Jam, and soon I learned how it worked and I realized I was getting better guitar sounds than in several professional studios I’ve ever had recorded in. Soon I noticed that the GarageBand would not be enough and that I needed a more professional app and found Meteor, then yes I was really excited to do all the work.

I started the searching process for drum loops and how we had done the arrangements back in 95. I actually recorded all the basic instrumental in Meteor and vocals in Garage Band, because I had to use many tracks, as I did many backing vocals.

The instruments I used were

Electric guitars (Gibson Sg, Prs Custom 22, Fender Plus and Suhr S3) I used a 60 amp trademark of Tech 21, miked by the senheiser 609 in direct apogee jam.

Effects on guitar I used eletronics TC Nova system, Fulltone OCD, and Suhr Riot. ,

The acoustic guitars (Yamaha) I always recorded 2 tracks, 1 miked by MIC and another running straight at Jam.

The bass (Tagima and precision and music man) I ran for a pre AMT eletronics and ran straight into Jam.

The keyboards and the strings I got everything in Garage Band.

For a long time I was in doubt if I would record the vocals on the iPad or in a studio outside, but then found the apogee MIC and recorded in my home. At the end of the process I had a problem, I would not be able to mix work on the iPad because I used more than 12 channels, and used 2 different apps to record

So I pulled all the wavs separately into the Meteor where they were mastered, mixed and everything. Throughout this process, Paul from 4pockets helped me a lot by email. Thanks Paul.

Q5. What aspects of Meteor Multitrack Recorder made it your iPad DAW of choice?
I found the meteor very professional, with 12 tracks and effects, it felt really like recording in professional studio, also the excellent technical support from 4Pockets provide customers

Q6. We were impressed with the harmonization of the vocals and guitars, how did you achieve this?
I always enjoyed doing many backing vocals, something like Beatles, Beach Boys, and Queen, and in fact, in this work, I really did million of vocals. As I was doing at home, it had no cost, and I could take as much time as I wanted so I could do many experiments.

I recorded the harmonization’s and sometimes sang 2 to 3 times each harmonization to get that wall of sound, like Queen and Beatles on the songs Right on, Sun is on the way. The verse of In the Evening and chorus of I’m Addicted, was sung by the musician and song writer Toninho Mattos.

I did not know if it would be successful but I tried lol. I do not use auto tune any part of the songs.

In eletric guitars, the process was similar. I played the same riff over and over again to give those aspect of the wall of sound too. But I played really again, because if you just duplicate the track you do not get the same result, only increases the volume.

Q7. Brazilian musicians seemed to have taken the iPad to the heart of their music creation, why do you think this is?
I think the whole world is using IPad to record, but maybe it’s a success in Brazil because a good studio here is very expensive and one of medium size sometimes you do not get good results.

Q8. When will we see the Gui Freitas or the Pajama Flowers on the iTunes Store?
Actually I do not know how iTunes works for independent band, I need to tell you how this really works, in Brazil, the people still do not have much in the habit of using iTunes, the people still downloads the net. But I think it would be great if I could put my songs out, but at the same time, because the band to be independent, I do not know if people would know that the band is available on iTunes, I will get better informed and see. When I recorded this work I was not really planning on selling it, it was just to record it and show it to friends, but would not be so bad if I could make some money with it.

Q9. What’s does 2013 hold for you, can you tell us what are you plans are?
I am a professional musician in Brazil for 22 years, now I play in a band called Bandabala . This band plays Brazilian rhythms and it works here. My plans are to disseminate these Pajama Flowers songs and continue working hard.

You can find out more about Gui on his Facebook Page and on his twitter @guifreitas5

We would like to thank Gui for taking part in the interview, particularly since English is not his first language. I have promised him that I will learn more Portuguese than how to order a beer.

Keep an eye out for other tracks from Gui and the Pajama Flowers, I think 2013 is promising to be an exciting year for him.

4PocketsAudio Interview of the Month – Brazilian Guitarist Marcos Kleine

Marcos Kleine Welcome to the 4Pocketsaudio Interview for September, we are very pleased to be joined by Marcos Kleine an internationally recognised Guitarist, Award Winning Film Composer and Music Producer.

Marcos has been a member of a number the highly successful bands including Vega, heavy metal band Exhort and more recently Ultraje a Rigor.

As a producer Marcos is working with acclaimed Brazilian acts such as journalist turned singer Celso Cardoso.

Marcos is also known in Brazil for his passion for SE Palmeiras soccer club, he is also a favourite of their fans for his live guitar version of the clubs anthem.

I would like to thank Marcos for taking the time to do the interview, as my Portuguese consisted of being able to order a large beer Marcos kindly agreed to do the interview in English, so thanks to Marcos on both counts.

So on with the interview.

Q. You are a talented musician on several instruments so what made you focus on the Guitar.

A. When I was 10 years old I had an affair with drums, but at that time I lived in an apartment and I would never have money to buy a set. So I played drums everywhere, pillows, sofas, it was fun and my first experience playing in a real drums was at 14 years old.

But on the 10 of march of 1985 a guitar came in my hand, just for holding the guitar my mind blows up and I got crazy. I also can play Keyboards and Bass, but the guitar really got me

Q. Who are your guitar hero’s and inspirations.

A. My first “guru” was Randy Rhoads. I tried to play all the solos from the Ozzy Osbourne songs.

I am also huge fan of Jeff Beck, Stevie Ray, Brian Setzer, Robben Ford, David Gilmour, Jimmy Page and of course Jimmy Hendrix.

Q. You seem to be incredibly busy how do you find the time to perform with Ultraje a Rigor, produce and your film work.

A. Wake up early, optimize my time and discipline. At the moment all my focus is on Ultraje a Rigor, but I still have some little time to do productions, soundtracks etc..

Q. There are a number of videos of you using an iPad in gigs, do you see a trend of more musicians using iPads.

A. I love to use iPad in rehearsals, it’s amazing. I never imagined in my life be able to use this kind of equipment. I lived in a time that was difficult to get a good guitar, amps and stomps. Especially in Brazil were we pay 3x more for anything that comes from abroad.

I think the iPad is something that will change the way we play and practice our instruments. I can see as the iPad becomes more a more established piece of equipment for musicians that we will put on gigs with 3k of equipment instead of a truck full of amps and pedals.

Q. As a regular user of StompBox for the iPad, how do you find using the iPad instead of traditional effects units.

A. For big shows, live performances I prefer to use my stomps, but I used Stompbox on TV shows, rehearsals, workshops. It’s friendly and the sound is magical. I love it! Who knows soon it goes with me on stage

Q. A lot of guitarists have names for their guitars, Brian May has Red Special, do you have names for your guitars?

A. Yes, my white one is called ANE, from “ANEMIA”, I think I don’t need to explain why heheh.

The purple one is called “Hematoma”. Well, I think the names fits well

Q. I know you are a big fan of Star Trek and have done guitar versions of the Star Trek themes and composed tracks for the spoof cartoon Sev Trek so what message would you send to JJ Abrahams to persuade him to let you to do a track for the next movie.

A. Ok, I will be honest!
Give me a chance J.J. I didn’t like Michael Giacchino score for the last Star Trek movie. I can do better (or not)”. You have nothing to loose, trying me is for free…

Check this out…

Q. What’s next for Marcos Kleine?

A. I never know what is coming next, but I hope I can have health and strength to keep working, I love music and to play guitar. This is my life since I was 15!

I am also thinking about recording 6 more instrumental songs to release an instrumental album.

Ultraje is in a great place at the moment, we are the band of the late show Agora é Tarde and this is a great experience.

Soon I will be working on a soundtrack for a movie and a new cartoon project. But the details are secret for now hehehe..

Q. The 2016 Olympics will be held in Rio, knowing your love of sport how much would it mean to you to play at the 2016 Olympic Opening Ceremony”.

A. I would be honoured if I am asked, but I think it will be easier for Brazil to beat China or USA in the medal table than someone on the Olympic committee invite me to play. All the indications are that Samba will be the soundtrack of the Olympics, but I would it would be a great honour to play at my home Olympics.

More information on Marcos can be found on his website: Marcos Kleine

StompBox is featured in Apples “Love iPad” TV Commercial

Further information on StompBox Guitar Effect App can be found on 4Pocketsaudio.com

Marcos Kleine puts StompBox Guitar Effects App for iPad from 4Pocketsaudio through its paced

StompBox Guitar Effect App for iPad on Sale

StompBox Guitar Effects App for iPad

StompBox Guitar Effects App for iPad

StompBox Guitar Effect App for iPad that featured in Apple’s “Love iPad’2 TV Commercial has been reduced from $19.99 to $9.99.

StompBox turns your iPad into a fully fledged digital effects unit, complete with chromatic guitar tuner, metronome and loop recording tools. StompBox allows you to build a rack of effects in any order and then save your settings as patches that can be recalled at the press of a button.

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! StompBox uses stereo routing between effects, which results in a very professional sounding experience.

Marcos Kleine puts StompBox to the Test

New Gothic Assassins Movie Sound Track Composed with Ipad and iPhone

The new Milos Twilight movie Gothic Assassins due for release shortly has a soundtrack entirely composed on Apple iPad’s and iPhones. Whilst many might have branded Milos as mad when they first heard his concept for creating his soundtrack check out some of these tracks to see just what he has accomplished.

Milos used a range of apps including Meteor Multitrack Recorder, Aurora Sound Studio HD and StompBox.

Other tracks from the movie can be found in our Sound Cloud Library