Guitar Interactive Magazine Issue 12 Featuring Steve Vai! iGuitar Magazine!
Steve Vai talks with Guitar Interactive Magazine at his home studio in L.A to talk about playing, his gear & his brand new album.
Learn how to play like Steve Vai in Guitar Interactive Magazine Issue 12 free guitar lessons to learn Steve Vai style and tricks with Andy James. Featured exclusively in this issue we were loaned the Steve Vai Ibanez EVO - only 100 were made as exact replicas & we have one to talk about in this issue.
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Also featured in Guitar Interactive this Issue - We featured the band The Aristrocrats - headed by the fantastic Guthrie Govan check out the live performances of this super group!!
To celebrate Marshall Amplification 50 Years - we interview Paul Marshall about the companies history & we talk with the man behind the designs of Marshall amps with an exclusive tour around the factory.
Guitar Reviews this month feature;
Review of the Ibanez Jem Evo & JEM 70V
Review of the Duesenburg Fullerton CC
Review of the Fender Excelsior combo
Review of the Godin Session Custom Guitar
Review of the Cornell Valve Pre Amp Pedal
Review of the Hayden HGT A20 Head Review 2 x12 Cab review
IK Multimedia iRig Stomp review
TC Electronic Spark Booster Review
A/DA APP-1 Pre Amp Pedal
Rocktron Boutique Series FX Pedals Review
Faith Eclipse Venus 12 String Review
Review Marshall as50d Soloist
Huss And Dalton acoustic review
Review of the Laney NEXUS Fet & NX410 & NX115
Review of the overwater Tanglewood Standard Bass and plus bass
Review of Elixir Coated & Coated Nickel sbass strings
REVIEWS_iOS DEVICE REVIEW
Following iGuitar’s issue 11 review of IK Multimedia’s AmpliTube Slash app,
Tom Quayle turns his steely gaze on the company’s innovative iRig Stomp.
So, just how much tone can you get from a phone?
If you own an iOS device such as an
iPhone, iPod touch or iPad then this is a
very interesting time to be a guitar player.
With a mass of companies producing apps
for musicians of all types you might be
wondering if there was a way to incorporate
some of these new sounds within your
existing set-up. IK Multimedia has produced
one such solution in the form of their iRig
Stomp - a traditional looking stomp box style
interface that plugs into the microphone
input on your iOS device and can be added
to your pedal board in the usual manner.
The unit features a very solid, yet lightweight,
aluminium body, housing a guitar input
jack, stereo output jacks (or a mono jack
for guitar amp connections), output to your
iOS device (lead included) and a headphone
socket for use on the move. On the front of
the pedal you’ll find an input dial allowing
you to alter the battery powered, active input
signal to match your guitar and a bypass
switch. This is not a true bypass circuit,
so bear in mind that your signal will still
be running through the pedal whilst it is
in bypass mode. IK Multimedia includes
the free version of its AmpliTube iOS amp
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modeller and this can be upgraded to the
full version for a modest price from the app
store. By utilising the microphone input
socket on your iOS device, IK Multimedia
has ensured maximum compatibility with
apps and the active battery powered output
circuitry increases headroom and minimises
the feedback and crosstalk associated with
this kind of interface.
The iRig stomp can be utilised in a number
of different ways and whilst it is designed
for use with IK’s AmpliTube app, it can
be used with others depending on what
you want to achieve. The most obvious use
would be within a pedal board set-up, or
as a standalone pedal, plugging the output
into an existing guitar amp and utilising the
amp models and effects within AmpliTube.
But herein lies the first problem with the
iRig Stomp - and it’s not really the fault
of the device itself but the software it
depends upon. Due to the limitations of
the iOS hardware and the inherent low cost
of the apps, the sounds and software are
underwhelming to say the least. If you’re
running into a guitar amp you need to be
aware that, at present, there is no way of by-